The Stone Series Book Three
By: Renee Harless
Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance
This book was given to me for an honest review for Julies Book Review at: juliesbookreview.blogspot.com
As in the first two books, the heroine and hero are Mallory Winston and Alex Stone. Mallory and Alex are still coming to terms with what happened in Shattered and Unhinged. Now, the newlyweds have another issue, someone is out to destroy them as a couple, and they don’t care how they do it. Mallory and Alex must deal with a very public shaming. Someone leaked sex pictures of them practicing their D/s relationship to the tabloids. When that doesn’t have the effect the person wants, he takes it to the next level.
It has been a joy to watch Alex grow. He’s learned that the sun does not rise and set on him, but on Mallory, his ‘beautiful’. He still has that hair-trigger temper, but has learned to control it, for the most part. I would love to tell you about the changes in their relationship and Mallory’s professional life, but that would spoil all the fun. I will tell you that you will never figure out who is harassing them, which I thoroughly enjoy. I can’t stand figuring out “who done it” early on in a book. It makes for a boring read and I want to be surprised.
The author brings back all the secondary characters, we know and love, from both Shattered and Unhinged. As usual, the author does a great job of weaving them into the story to add depth and conflict.
Last, but certainly not least, the sex scenes are as hot and steamy, but more to do with love, than just BDSM. Which is the way it should be considering how their relationship had progressed.
Strengthened by their experiences, Mallory and Alex’s relationship grows and their love blossoms. They cling to each other, realizing from past mistakes, they are stronger together than apart. After all the stalkers, kidnapping, and attempted murders, The Stones finally get their happiest ever after, possible.
4.5 stars! Thank you, Ms. Harless, for writing Mallory and Alex’s story and ending it so well. This book was a great way to end the trilogy... Happily ever after with an unexpected surprise.
Kasey Belle (aka Anna)