Jointly Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
✯✯✯✯✯ ‘we can’t get enough’ stars!
“You love me, you hate me, make up your damn mind, wife. I’m getting whiplash.”
Melody and Liam are baaaack and they’re back with a vengeance!!! You know when you love the first book in a series? When it knocks you on your arse with how much you enjoyed it? Then you wait patiently for the next book excited but worrying if it will live up to your expectations? Well, we were like that with The Untouchables. We wondered if the momentum, excitement, high energy, passion, mayhem and sheer craziness could be matched in this next instalment and we’re giddy with excitement because it ABSOLUTELY DID!! And then some!!!! We bloody LOVED The Untouchables and this series is heading towards being one of our all-time favourites! We can’t even describe how much we love EVERYTHING about this series!!
“Rule number six: Sometimes in order to win, you have to lose.”
JJ McAvoy delivered! Boy did she deliver! We sometimes find the second book in a trilogy becomes a somewhat filler story but not in this case. Wow! We were exhausted by the end and left gagging for American Savages!! Our hearts and stomachs were left hanging and we’re ticking off the days for the final instalment. We NEED it now!!
‘We were business people who sometimes had to bash a few heads in to make sure things go done.’
There was action aplenty, heat in abundance, thrills, spills, chills, suspense, mayhem, destruction, betrayal, lust, love, violence, high energy, excitement, passion, humour and emotion. Yep, everything we’ve come to love about this series was all there in The Untouchables, what a ride it was.
‘He made me feel safe when I never realized I needed to.’
The author has a way of cleverly weaving all the characters voices throughout her story and by hearing their thought processes she allows us a behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring amidst the chaos around us thus adding multiple layers to the story in the most flawless of ways.
“She makes everyone into a monster so she can feel better about herself.”
JJ McAvoy delivers her story in such a way we felt as though we were watching a movie unfold before our eyes as we switched from scene to scene so seamlessly. JJ barely gives us time to catch our breaths before she has us gasping at the next unfolding surprise and shock.
“And when I hurt, somebody else gotta feel my hurt. It’s what makes my world go ‘round.”
In The Untouchables, Mel and Liam are adjusting to married life in their own unique way and trying not to kill everyone around them. They have family issues to deal with, drugs to move, and ghosts from the past emerging – all while deaths, revenge and duplicity surround them. Well it’s all in a day’s work for the warring Callahan’s and we inhaled every heart stopping moment!
‘She was more than the gun in her hands, and the blood under her heels, and I wanted to know more’
We really felt the growth in Mel and Liam’s relationship in this instalment and it’s building at a pace that allows us to truly experience the shift in their feelings. Liam…..oh that man! So full of commanding strength yet with an endearing vulnerability and wow does he love his woman or what? Mel and Liam may be ruthless; they may be cold blooded killers, drug dealers and run a murderous villainous empire but there is no denying the love between these two. We felt every heartbeat and racing pulse.
‘The problem with loving someone that much was the fact it hurt ten times more to lose them. Great love only equalled great pain.’
We ate this book up! This book CONSUMED us both from the first to the last page! We haven’t been this entertained and excited in quite some time and we couldn’t move, couldn’t think, couldn’t do anything until we’d finished this book so we could discuss it over the phone! To say we’re hungrily awaiting the final instalment is an understatement. WE CAN’T WAIT for more in this murderous, intriguing thrilling journey where love, passion and loyalty lies at the very heart.
**Reviewed from an ARC copy provided by the author for an honest review**
THE RUTHLESS PEOPLE SERIES READING ORDER
The Ruthless People Series is available to purchase below
Ruthless People Book One (Currently Free) : Amazon us | Amazon uk | Our review
The Untouchables Book Two : Amazon us || Amazon uk || Our review
American Savages Book Three : Amazon us || Amazon uk || Our review
A Bloody Kingdom Book Four : Amazon us || Amazon uk