Ruled (Outlaws #3) by Elle Kennedy

Ruled (The Outlaws Series) - Elle Kennedy

Despite his magnetic personality, Rylan can’t seem to seduce Reese, the deadly leader of their town of outlaws. Winning her over is a welcome challenge, but her indifference isn’t the only thing standing in his way. If he wants Reese, Rylan must also win over Sloan, her stoic protector...
Sloan has always loved Reese, but their painful past has stolen his chances of a future with her. Rylan’s interest in Reese only intensifies the tension—until Sloan begins to wonder if the reckless man might be the one person who can bridge the distance...
The last time Reese fell for the wrong man, she had no choice but to kill him. Now, she desperately wants to take what both Rylan and Sloan are offering. But if she makes the wrong call again, she risks losing them both.







*Don't read this review if you don't want spoilers*


I struggled to choose between three and four stars but I'm going with three since I wasn't as emotionally inspired by this story as I was with the previous books in this series.

A clash of wills and love intest kind of create an annoying love triangle drama I didn't particularly care for. Especially during the three way while Sloane and Rylan are fighting while Reese is laughing about Sloane mocking Rylan for the way he wants to make love to Reese by emasculating him. It happens through out the book. Reese finds it funny but its not funny at all. None of the sexual challenge/mocking didn't appeal to me at all.

That carried over through a large portion of the book until Rylan and Sloane become involved.

I was glad that Reese showed some minor remorse for being such a twat however it was quickly dismissed which didn't buy me over. I didn't care for how cruel and resentful Sloan was or how selfish Reese was, I didn't care for the fact that Rylan continued to take it. The anger mesh verbal abuse thing didn't feel honest or organic at all.

I didn't care that most of the book is a fight over the threesome incident instead of the backstory or the plot. The love to hate issue got old and it bummed me out.

Reese has some serious damage yet Kennedy barely taps into it and quickly returns to the sexual relationship drama, stack that on the guy on guy dynamic but that goes back to the love to hate thing again until we get two seconds of the action plot that turns that around.

I didn't agree with the x-y-z instant happy ending which didn't really fix any of the issues for me as a fan and reader of this series after everything collides.

The only thing I really felt Rylan and Sloan had in common is that they cared about Reese once she's put at risk and Reese didn't really feel like she cared about anything except herself even though she depended emotionally on both of them which somehow solves the tension and her need to avoid the commitment.

It felt a little too late for me by then.

All that being said Ruled is still written really well I just didn't care for the relationship choice and resolution which is always important to me as a reader.







































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