Thursday, March 26, 2015

Blog Tour: American Savages by J.J. McAvoy

American Savages by J.J. McAvoy 
Publication Date: March 19, 2015 

Tour: American Savages by J.J. McAvoy

The final book in the Ruthless People series is here...
“Villains by Choice." Betrayed. Melody is nowhere to be found, Liam is in jail, and the Callahan family is cracking, just as Avian Doers, the FBI Director and puppet master behind their downfall, planned. But just because they’re down doesn't mean they’re out. To fight back, Liam and Melody will have to put everything on the line. The kid gloves are coming off, and no one is getting out alive. Nothing will compare to the reign of terror that is about to envelope the entire country. First they were Ruthless, now they are pure Savages. The end is here, and no one is safe…

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4.5 Star Review by Lisa Kane

American Savages begins approximately 5 months after The Untouchables ends. Liam has been transferred from jail to jail. Of course he rules the actions of the prisoners at each place he is incarcerated. His trial is about to begin for his wife, Melody's murder. No one has seen or heard from Mel in all that time. Liam believes she will come back in time for the trial, but he is furious that he has been away from their son, Ethan all this time. He blames her disappearance for that. The family's business is taking a hit and Liam's patience (never his strong suit to begin with) is in short supply. 

During his trial all are shocked at the unexpected appearance of the murder victim. Both vow to bring havoc and rein  hell on all those who did their best to destroy both Mel and Liam. Liam, while relieved to see Mel, is in no mood to hear her explanations. After what she has endured over the last 5 months, she is none to happy either to put up with Liam's temper. 

There is chaos and intrigue all around them. Avian Doers, the head of the FBI is still working to bring them down. This guy, who has a familial connection to Mel,  is the devil incarnate. He will use anyone and stop at nothing to get what he wants. Mel and Liam's"puppet" President Coleman,  causes them all kinds of headaches and there is a traitor in their midst. Is it someone in the family or someone else close to them? 

He laughed and that grin of his drove me mad. "Who needs family when you have the world? You're so weak, so reckless. Avila spoke of you as if you were a force to be reckoned with, but I know now she was as foolish as she was insane. Family means nothing. Look around this room, all of them, each and every last one of them holds me in the highest regard. When I die, it will not be at your tiny hands. The world will mourn my passing. People will come from all over to speak of me in ways no family ever could. Unlike you and your mutt of a husband, I rule without getting my hands dirty."

Terror and lightning may surround the Callahan family, but thank the gods that there is still plenty of time for steamy sex and Liam is going to make sure that Mel feels the brunt of this temper over her disappearance. His alpha need to control takes their chemistry to new heights! 

"Ah..." My mouth dropped open and I tried not to moan any louder, as I gripped onto the ties around my hands. I felt the sting of his slap on my ass, and the ripple effect it had through my body. 

American Savages just may be the winner in the trilogy for the dead body count. Although each of the books hasn't lacked  ruthless behavior, this one seems to have more gore and guts. And it works. Maybe I am just anesthetized by all the violence in the first two, but it barely fazed me this time around. It's just the price you pay to be a part of their world. 

There were several stomach plummeting moments. One in particular near the end of the book had me holding my breath and chanting, "no way is this going to happen." And that, my folks is what sets this mob series apart from the others. The ability that even the third book still can shock me at the twists and turns. It's as if JJ McAvoy knows the complicated inner workings of the mob. The complexities of the events in this installment are more intricate than in the other two together. And that epilogue! I read it three times just savoring its deliciousness! Oh how I will miss the Callahans and all their delicious badness! 

"And how my father wanted me to marry you," he added. "I keep thinking about how much I fought him on it. How much I didn't want to be with you. And yet, fast forward a few years and here I am, unable to imagine a world where you're not in it."

About J.J. McAvoy

65497_1541399449440285_8932564999068005789_nJ. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.” She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

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