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This series grabbed a hold of me and will not let go. I’m on the edge of my seat with every book, and I absolutely love it. The characters have come such a huge way from the first in the series, and I feel so proud of them all. The cliffhanger alone is making the short wait until the fourth book feel like an eternity.
I knew from how the second book ended that there was drama waiting in The Bold and the Dominant, and I was both excited and dreading it. Hammer, Raine and Liam were finally finding their ways and seemed to be happy. But none of that, because apparently Liam’s ex-wife was in Hammer’s club. With a baby. That she promises is Liam’s. Distraught, Liam knows he needs to fix this, to find out the truth, and he knows he needs to be honest with Raine. Because from the beginning, these three characters have been struggling with trust. They’ve all face the downside to lying, to not being honest, and they’ve finally made strides to fixing that. But Hammer is worried about getting Raine concerned when it could all blow over. And in a way, I can understand that. Liam’s ex is unhinged and has proven she’s not one to be honest in the past. Is a little white lie, just for a little while, to keep Raine from getting hurt all that bad? Liam thinks so, and I again, I completely understand his reasoning.
It was such a struggle to see these characters fight to be happy, to find their way with one another. I want to just lock them all in a room and let them be for a couple weeks. Just until all the drama settles down and they’re a solid force. But they’re not, at least not yet. There’s still unstable ground that all three of them have to tip toe on, and in the end, just proves to bring them closer together.
But of course, once one hurdle is jumped over, there’s always a dozen more waiting. After it felt like the baby situation was handled, that the three of them could finally just breathe, Raine is kidnapped by her terrifying father. The ordeal I foresee is going to haunt Raine, and I wouldn’t expect anything less than Hammer and Liam being right there with her to help get her through it.
Then again, that shocking ending does leave some questions to be wondered. Was the pregnancy test Raine took wrong? Could the baby actually be Liam’s? And how will the two take it? Will there be that jealousy? Will they be able to accept a child who is fathered by the other?
I’m more than excited to find out.
My Rating: 4.5/5
Goodreads Rating: 4.34/5
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