Book Title: Perfect Rage (Unyielding, #3)
Author: Nashoda Rose
Release Date: July 26th
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Consumed by perfect rage.
I was fighting who I’d become and what I’d done.
There was nothing I cared about except her.
She was mine.
But I’d forgotten her—my shutterbug.
And I lost her.
I’d do anything to possess her again.
Anything to keep her safe.
Protect her against my biggest opponent.
Full-length novel: 93,000 words
Must be read in order:
Perfect Chaos (Unyielding, #1)
Perfect Ruin (Unyielding, #2)
Perfect Rage (Unyielding, #3)
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Book Enthusiast Promotions
Genre: Adult Dark Romance
Part 3 in an ongoing seies
My Perfect Rage Review . . .
It has felt like for ever that I've been waiting for Connor's story, and what a story it was. Perfect Rage is the third book within this series and it can't nor should it be read as a standalone. To truly find the break down of Connor all the books have to be read in order.
From the last two books we knew that Connor was broken but in Perfect Rage we get to see how truly broken he is and all that happened before he lived in his own personal hell. The before was us getting to truly fall in love with the before Connor. The man who had a hidden smirk and mischievous eyes but also a super loyal and protective heart. What first started as attraction turns into a deep forever love.
The moment Connor O'Neill meets Alina Diaz his world changed. At first for the better but then it turned for the worst.
"Need to run faster than bullets, shutterbug."
It didn't take long for these two to fall for each other but they were worlds apart. For Connor, it was him being in the Military which is stressful enough, but then you add the nightmare that Alina is running from and you know nothing good can come out of that. However, for a brief moment in time they are able to carve out something beautiful and everlasting.
"I've been with a lot of chicks, Alina. I'm not proud of it, but I don't regret it either. It means I also know when something is fuckin' special. And that was something fuckin' special. Not sure what to do with that."
However, not all beautiful things are meant to last. And sometimes to protect the ones we love, we have to sacrifice the most in order to save them.
In my world, it's not if you love something set it free. It's if you love something, don't let Carlos Moreno know. Carlos Moreno could never know I love Connor O'Neill.
The book starts in the past where we get to see Connor and Alina fall in love, and then ends up present day with a very broken damaged Connor, who's trying to survive after been held captive for years physically and mentally.
"You love a man who's dead. That's not me now, Alina." "Maybe not. But whoever you've become, you're still the man I love. You're still him and remembering what you've done is killing you. But you know why it is? Because you still have the good parts. If you didn't care, none of the stuff you did while drugged would matter to you."
Often with the romance genre we fall in love with the almost unrepairable man, but poor Connor takes the cake with his inner demons. Even though, Connor is wading in a pool full of nightmares, the one thing keeping his head out of water, is his love for Alina.
"I can't ever lose you again,"
"I'm here, Connor," I whispered. "I'm right here."
The unfortunate part is that Connor is now in a constant battle between whom he was and who he is now and everything he lost in between.
"I'll try to get un-lost."
Connor is in a constant struggle but he's trying to come to grips with his new reality in order to keep Alina near by.
"Babe, I can't promise I'm always going to be here in the morning or hold you when you go to sleep. Fuck, I want to and I'm trying, but even if I need to leave, I swear I'll always come back. . . ."
Gah, this story broke my heart, with how Connor had to struggle with his demons that were weighing him down from any true happiness. Thankfully Alina was able to fight enough for the both of them.
"I don't want perfect or the same. I just want us and whoever we are now,"
The more we watch Connor struggle the more my heart got heavy. You felt his pain and his struggles.
"What I feel for her is limitless. There is no end to the love I have for her."
I can't even imagine what it would be like to have to battle what Connor had to go through, but if you want something you have to fight to achieve it, and what a fight it was for poor Connor.
"Risk losing, Connor. Risk losing everything. Because it it's limitless like you say, then isn't it worth the risk?"
I always love Nashoda's stories and she has given us another heartbreaking beautiful dark and raw love story.
"I don't want it. I want him. Just him."
I absolutely love this series and the Tear Asunder series which is where this series evolved from. I loved this story and the trials and tribulations that Connor and Alina had to go through to get even a slice of happiness. There is so much more potential for this series and I can't wait for more from this series and anything by Nashoda Rose.
"It's not easy to give up on someone you love. But that's not what this is, Alina. This is being able to accept his choice. I don't know if it's the right or wrong one and I won't judge him for it. I didn't go through what he did."
5 Heartbreaking, dark, raw and beautiful thumbs up!
Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.
When she isn't writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.