Before picking up Claimed and Addicted I was struggling with the WORST book funk. I had started and stopped about 10 other novels. It was crazy. I was getting frustrated. And then I started reading this--the Outlaws Series-- and I was HOOKED. It's the PERFECT series if you are looking for something EXPLOSIVELY sexy, different, and on the edge of your seat! 

Title: Addicted
Series: The Outlaws Bk #2
Author: Elle Kennedy
Release Date: June 28, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed comes the second enticingly erotic novel set in a world on the brink of chaos.
Lennox used to live in a paradise on earth with his best friend Jamie, in a place where visitors came and went, allowing their desires to run free. But everything changes when a deadly attack forces them to take up with Connor Mackenzie’s band of Outlaws. Lennox knows Jamie is hung up on someone else, but he’s always believed he’s the man for her—and won’t let her go without a fight.
Even though Jamie is well aware that Lennox is one hot specimen of a man, she refuses to let sex ruin the most important relationship in her life. But when the object of her interest spurns her, she indulges in a little pleasure-filled revenge with her very magnetic, very willing best friend. One thrilling night with Lennox is enough to awaken Jamie’s unexpected desires for him. And now that she’s had a taste, she’s not sure she can ever give him up...
Elle Kennedy's Outlaws Series is hands down one of the most addictive, sensual, and thrilling reading experiences I've had to date. It took less than 20% into reading Claimed (Bk #1) to know that I had found a series I would be heavily invested in. Elle's writing style is fierce, and her stories are painted with such vivid clarity, her characters so alive, it's down right intoxicating. To say I loved Addicted would be putting it mildly. It was suberp. 

In Claimed we are introduced to a post apocalyptic world where bandits, Outlaws and Enforcers now roam the streets. The Earth has been destroyed, ravaged by war and bombs, and a Global Council now runs the colonies. In the first book we met Connor and Hudson, along with Kade, Xander, Pike, and Rylan. These are our Outlaws who are being hunted by the Council's ruthless Enforcers, setting up a story line that's both dramatic and utterly addicting. It's also there that we meet Lennox and Jamie, our hero and heroine in Addicted

Now I'll admit, I loved Claimed, but the second book in this series took it to another level. Lennox and Jamie had the sweetest, most compelling romance, leaving me with full body shivers. I couldn't stop myself from falling in love. 

Having known each other all their lives, Jamie and Len are as close as two people can be. Best friends who have survived the absolute worst. It's heart pounding. These two know each other intrinsically. Their bond is firm. Unshakable. They're loyal, fierce, and loving. 

Addicted is a true 'friends to lovers' romance, brimming with unadulterated FEELSSSSSS. My heart raced. I struggled to breathe when these characters were in the same room. 

Explosive. Cataclysmic. Undeniably Sexy. Their connection burned as bright as a summers day. And even when they were just friends, when they had never crossed that line, you could still FEEL their bond in your bones. 

I loved it. I relished the way they respected and ADORED each another. It was transparent. I felt drawn to it. And although there was an attraction there, they both cared too much. Protecting each other, and their friendship, came first. 

Until one night something shifts--the chemistry between them is too intense to deny and OMG, I can't even EXPLAIN it. I ate it up. Ate up their dynamic, their chemistry, like it was the yummiest thing I had ever tasted. Watching these two BURN was euphoric, heady, erotic. I couldn't get enough. I wanted to LIVE their story. 

The sex was OUT OF CONTROL (and that's saying something because Claimed was scorching). Addicted was more, though. More intimate. More intense. More emotional. More compelling. It hit deeper. Harder. Made you cry, smile, swoon. 

Overall, I can't say enough good things! This is a fantastic dystopian series that hits the perfect notes. With twists and turns, drama and sex, emotions and suspense, there's so much to scream, "YES" about! And with things heating up plot wise, with Rylan and Reese on the cusp of something more, I'm dying to get my hands on Ruled (bk#3)

I must say that I highly recommend this series. Each book is about a new couple but these novels have to be read in order. So go do it, you'll love it. It's so good.

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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!







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