UnStrapped (Strapped #3) by Nina G. Jones
Released: September 9, 2014
Genre: Dark erotic romance
Reviewed by Sarah
On the Flap
What do you do when the man who you love more than anyone else in the world terrifies you?
This is a question Shyla must confront and it takes her to her breaking point.
The only person who can bring her back is the same person who is capable of destroying her beyond repair.
Shyla has seen a side of Taylor she can never forget. She now understands that not only is he capable of immense tenderness, but ruthless violence. She must decide if she will fully trust Taylor and embrace both his light and darkness, as it is clear both exist equally within him.
Their pasts continue to cast a shadow over their relationship as Shyla attempts to convince Taylor that the only way they can truly embrace the future is to reopen and repair old wounds.
Taylor swears anything he has ever done was to protect Shyla, but Eric’s words haunt her and cast doubts on Taylor’s intentions.
Taylor will do anything for Shyla.
Now she must decide if that is actually good thing.
The Strapped series is a dark erotic trilogy. UnStrapped is the final installment so you will definitely need to read Strapped and Strapped Down first.
This last book really brings the series full circle. The craziness ramps up and the twists just keep on coming. You will also have a better understanding from the last line of book 2 about “he is infected”.
We already know Taylor is a bit of his rocker but it seems to some degree Shyla has joined him. For the most part, she tries to walk a fine line between right and wrong. Also, in the last book we see how she has grown up just a bit. She doesn’t appear to be quite as selfish with her actions especially towards Taylor. In some ways she’s somewhat less impulsive but in other ways she continues not to disappoint by doing whatever she wants.
When the dust of the chaos settles you have Taylor who is unapologetically possessive and dominant and Shyla who will follow him to the ends of the earth. In their world nothing is black and white; it’s all a shade of grey. Their emotions are ruled by trust and passion as they try to emerge from their pasts and find a future. They finally find their own unique version of happily ever after.
While I had a few qualms with the first half of the trilogy, this last half more than made up for it. This last book is my favorite of the three. It’s thrilling and unexpected. The darkness that runs deep isn’t for the faint of heart but the manipulations and twisted love are appropriate and needed to make their relationship work.
I will let the author’s words succinctly describe the entire series. "Oh fuck. This whole thing is a clusterfuck wrapped in what the fuck."
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.