Reviewed by Amber
SERIES: The Dungeon Black Duology #2
AUTHOR: Kora Knight
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 500 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 30th, 2016
Love unearthed his heart from the cold, hard ground.
Now comes the fight to revive it.
Love. Just when Max Kelley thought he’d eradicated it from his life for good it snuck back in, in the form of his beautiful new sub, Sean. Something that Max is far from happy about. In fact, he fights it tooth and nail. Having his world decimated was hell on earth, an experience he’d go to any lengths to avoid repeating. Problem is, while his head is determined to protect his heart, his heart can’t stop thinking about Sean. Sean, his perfect sub, his perfect match, his perfect everything. Which makes him that much more of a threat. Were Max to claim him and then lose him, the devastation would be far greater than even Kevin’s death. So, in order to ensure his heart and soul stay intact, he must once again eradicate love from his life. Eradicate Sean from his world. But Sean is a scrapper, just like Max, and refuses to give up without a fight. In their final showdown of fiery passion and wills, whose heart will come out in one piece?
Warning: This erotic, gay, BDSM romance contains intensely explicit sexual scenes both inside and out of the dungeon.
** Note from the author: In keeping with the promise I made to my Upending Tad devotees, I’ve included a small side story with Tad and Scott in book 2 where we delve a bit further into the developments of their relationship, and all the wonderful ways they’ve been keeping each other’s hearts pounding. So, be prepared for a few more character point of views! Tad and Scott aren’t going anywhere. XXO
Damn, this book was long. I didn’t realize how long this was at first. Kora Knights writing makes this story not feel as long as it really is. Being 100% invested in these stories and these characters really takes this book to another level. This story beat me down, Max is locked up so tight and his walls are so fortified that I really felt for Sean throughout both books. But no matter how stubborn Max is you can’t help but love him as a character.
Revived takes place not long after book 1 ends. Max, stubborn as ever, continually denies his feelings for Sean but knows he’s getting under his skin. Knowing he should end his sessions with Sean only complicates things more for both men.
Sean puts up and incredible fight for Max. He’s not willing to throw in the towel so he repeatedly gets hurt but always comes back.
We also get little bits and pieces of Scott and Tad in Revived. I didn’t realize how much I needed inside Scott’s head while reading Up-ending Tad but it’s awesome to see how quickly he fell for Tad and the strength of their emotions. I loved Tad’s bravery in owning and living his truth with Scott.
I love these stories and I’m incredibly excited to see what other spinoffs will be coming with these characters. Kai and Beck’s story should be incredible as well because the chemistry between those 2 is off the charts.
Like I’ve become use to with this author she writes incredible characters who have unbelievable connections. This book is so friggin HOT, also. The sex is off the charts, no surprise there.
Overall, it was amazing and I loved seeing Max find his happy and heal. Absolutely recommend to all Kora Knight fans!