About the Book
Title: Relentless (Renegades, #4)
Author: Skye Jordan
Release Date: June 22, 2015
Category: Hot Contemporary Romance
Bad boy Troy Jacobs is all about taking risks. As a stunt double for Hollywood’s A-listers, there’s no fall he won’t attempt. With one exception—women. Troy fell hard once, and it nearly broke him. Since then, he’s vowed never to trust like that again and he’s got everything under control. Until the woman who shattered his heart years before shows up on his movie-set.
Country music star Giselle “Ellie” Diamond learned long ago that sometimes love isn’t enough. When love got in the way of her goals, she made the tough choice to let go of happily ever after and chased the glitz and glamour of the stage. It may not be all she expected, but now it’s all she has. And with a worldwide tour on the line, Ellie needs one last gig to rocket her toward stardom: a high-profile role in a blockbuster film.
Passion sparks, and old feelings return. But while Troy and Ellie grow closer their problems from the past simmer in the background. And this time around, there’s more tearing them apart than just one star-studded career.
I have yet to come across a Renegades book that I don’t like and thoroughly enjoy. Skye Jordan writes the Renegades with just enough of everything – hot sex, real feelings and crazy stunts – and finding that delicate balance is something I think readers take for granted sometimes. But SJ manages it every single time.
I loved that Troy and Ellie’s story was different from prior books, in that they already knew each other and had a past together. It added a level of complexity and conflict to their relationship that you wouldn’t get with two strangers meeting each other and falling in love. At times, I felt that their emotional baggage was overwhelming, but in the end, it just made me root for them more.
I really enjoyed the way the Renegades and their ladies came together as a family to support Troy during a crisis. I only wish that I had re-read the earlier books in the series prior to reading Relentless, because I did not remember Troy at all, and I feel like I would have had a better appreciation of him and his relationships with others (specifically Ryker and Lexi) if those books were fresh in my mind.
Still in all, a welcome addition to the Renegades series. Four stars.
About the Author
Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.
And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better.
Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.