Reviewed by Roberta
TITLE: All That Shatters
SERIES: Sons of Outlaws Book 5
AUTHOR: James Cox
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing
LENGTH: 69 Pages
Release Date: May 29th, 2017
Sons of Outlaws, 5
This is the end of the Outlaw MC on Mars.
Elric is the classic good guy, always doing the right thing and always coming in last. An attack from a trusted friend leaves Elric broken, shot and on the verge of death. His biggest regret is not warning his club that a rat is heading toward Earth, about to kill a member of the Outlaw MC.
Max is a simple mechanic with a big problem. He’s afraid of flying so when the ships leave for Earth he stays behind, content to die with the big red planet. But then he finds an injured Outlaw member.
Now it’s a race to get off the dying planet and save the club. Can they return home before all they love is shattered?
Be Warned: m/m sex
This is the final installment in the Sons of Outlaws series and I have to say that I’m sorry that I didn’t get to read the 4th book in the series, however, in this last installment…I feel that I may have missed a bit of the overall arc, but I feel that I didn’t miss that much. I started this book and fell right back into the world building that James has created and I was along for the ride!!
This final installment starts as the people of Mars are leaving and Elric gets hurt trying to protecting President Justice and gets stuck on Mars. When he wakes up, he’s with Max who is all alone. I love that this installment is so much more than the others. This one showed this slow burn, even though sex happens…it’s cute and sweet how he and Max get together.
Max is this guy who just makes me smile. I love how he is afraid of flying and yet, he’s stuck on this ship (against his will) and hurdling towards earth. I love that he and Elric are just so damn cute together. How they seem to just fit and are so darn perfect for each other. Max is a sweet caretaker and someone who is a good man. He is just the perfect fit for Elric.
This book had its action and it was good…as all of James’ books, and yet there was the wonderful banter that is standard in the Sons of Outlaws series. There are sext times as always and yet, it was the relationship that grew between these men that really drew me in. How they were with each other and the way that you felt reading about them…just so damn perfect.
There were some tears in this installment…I had to stop reading for a few moments to get my head right and to try not to breakdown. I love that even though this story had heat, it also had heart and that shows the resilience of the people in the story to survive and move forward even in the face of tragedy.
What a wonderful story to end the series. I’ll miss these guys, but I’m glad that I had the chance to meet them and follow their stories.