Quinn II by J.C. Cliff

Book one, Quinn, ended with a not so bad, and might I even say, expected cliffhanger. Lexi ran out on Quinn. Again. And thanks to Kimber, his freaking awesome retired military canine, a Belgian Malinois, Quinn is able to track her down – only to hear earth shattering screams.

I have to say that so far, when looking to give a review now that it’s been a few days since I’ve finished it, it’s… nothing we haven’t read before. It’s all very predictable.

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So… I picked Quinn II right after finishing Quinn (thanks to Sullivan and Partners PR and the publisher) and it picked right up where Lexi is attacked by what I think of as woods pirates. Quinn saves her and we go on with the story. At this point, Quinn has no choice but to reveal all his secrets to Lexi and everything seems nice and dandy. Only they’re ambushed upon leaving the trails on the day they’re to go home.

Everything comes to a head and we discover everything we knew about what Lexi has been through – is wrong.

At this point, for me, the story became a lot more interesting.

Things happen quickly from there and then the angst becomes the main plot. Quinn and Lexi are apart, they each need to figure out how to go on with their lives, and to me it was the best part of the story. I enjoyed how the characters grew, how they developed and realized what they wanted of life. Well…. to a point.

Quinn and Lexi’s story is a page turner. It’s fast paced, and interesting, and it ends very well. It’s romantic at times, sexy as hell almost all the time, but while all around enjoyable, I’d rather it been tighter and less stereotypical. I had issues with the whole male alpha macho attitude, but I also enjoyed the parts where Cliff tames them down, and I enjoyed how strong Lexi became (and she didn’t start too weak).

If I’m rating the two books overall, it’s somewhere closing on 3 stars.

~Eleanor

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** My thanks to Kelsea from Sullivan & Partners PR for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review **
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28159843QUINN IS BACK and pushing the limits on it all — suspense, sex, love, gut-wrenching emotions — with a fiery intense conclusion to his and Lexi’s story. The more Alexis runs, the harder Quinn fights for her.

It’s an undeniable truth; bad things happen to good people, and Lexi is not impervious to the realities of the life she left behind.

Keeping Lexi safe at all cost, Quinn remains unwavering in his duties, constantly putting his life on the line, time and time again.

Two tortured souls are pushed to the edges of their sanity and their love will be put to the test. Tempers flare, emotions burst, and love flickers, but after the ultimate explosion, can forgiveness be found amongst the rubble?

Alexis needs Quinn more than ever…and Quinn must decide if Lexi is truly his fate or if their romance was never meant to survive beyond his mission. One thing is for certain: neither Quinn nor Alexis will be the same after surfacing from the mountain trails. Now that they’ve survived the wild, can they survive each other?
*Join Quinn and Alexis in the final chapter of their happily ever after!
WARNING:
*If there ever was a term for “ravished, consensual violation”, this is it, and only J.C. could pull it off *
**Mature Audiences Only** This book is intended for adults of mature age only (18+). This book contains themes that could be considered offensive. This erotic romance book is full of suspense, mystery, action, and adventure. An edgy, erotic thriller that will have you hanging on to the edges of your e-reader.

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8446330The one thing JC works most hard at is steering clear of the typical romance templates. JC Cliff likes her stories to be unique, one of a kind, and never read before original plots.

JC Cliff is an independent author who enjoys creating page turning novels from the moment they pick up the book until the second they finish. She loves a good book full of mystery, intrigue, scorching hot romance, and all the elements of suspense.

She’s a die hard 80’s rock’n roll fan, and loves a good concert! JC wears many hats. They include being a wife of 24 years, 4 children, a small business owner, writer, reader, and what ever else is required of her. She loves taboo stories with twists and turns, and full of suspense.
She likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include: offshore fishing, learning anything new, sewing, spending time at the beach, or the mountains.

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