Perfect Rage by Nashoda Rose
Series: Unyielding #3
Also in this series: Perfect Chaos (Unyielding, #1), Perfect Ruin (Unyielding, #2)
Published by Self-published on July 23, 2016
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This is Connor's story.
Unstable. Unpredictable. 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.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I know before even opening a Nashoda Rose book that I’m going to be gutted. After what happened in Perfect Ruin it was obvious that Connor’s story was going to hurt worse than any of them. I put off reading Perfect Rage because I needed to be in the right frame of mind to get through it. I shouldn’t have because as dark and devastating as Connor and Alina’s story is, it was also one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve read in a long time.
Perfect Rage ended up being an entirely different book than I expected. Instead of intrigue, suspense and action, Connor and Alina’s story is one of unshakable love, healing, and of never giving up, no matter how bleak the future looks.
Through flashbacks, we are shown the Connor that was, and also get a front row seat to how Alina and Connor met and ultimately fell in love. While reading this, I knew that at some point all hell would break loose, but when it did I was just as devastated as Alina. We needed to know the before Connor, how honorable and loving he was, but knowing this made his transformation into a mindless killing machine that much more tragic, especially when we find out how he acted towards Alina.
The action in this book comes mainly from Conner’s fight against himself. Not only does he have to come to terms with the things he did while he was drugged, his memory is coming back in bits and pieces and he begins to realize everything he has lost. He wants to be there for Alina, but he can’t guarantee that he won’t hurt her again due to the uncontrollable rage the drugs have left him with.
Alina was amazing to me. Here is a woman who gave up everything to save those she loved but ended up losing them anyway. As if that wasn’t enough, she had to see what was done to Connor. Amazingly she never gave up on him, going so far as to put herself in more danger in her efforts to help him. Connor’s struggles gutted Alina, but also brought out her strength of character. After they were both freed, she never lost hope in him, even when others just wanted to put him down like a deranged dog. This was hard to read but beautiful to behold.
Like Alina, Deck never gave up on him either. Deck did everything possible to find him and get him help. With so much Deck and Kai time, I loved that we got to see them as they settled into their lives with Georgie and London.
This was a different book than I expected, but it was perfect for Connor and Alina. This book was ultimately about using unshakable love to conquer perfect rage. As predicted, I cried ugly tears, but I am so glad I read this book.
Spice’s Rating: 5 Gutted But Happy Stars.
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