Title: Otherside of Fear
Author: Ashley Claudy
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
In the ring, Regan has control. Outside the ropes, she fights to survive.
Regan and Gage have fought their entire lives.
For each other.
Given ARC in exchange for an honest review
Dear lord where do I start?
I've decided to start by saying that this is the third book in this series, and I have been hooked since the first. These books need to be read in order.
With that being said... this book was probably the biggest roller coaster of the three for me. There were ups and downs, twists and turns, and things that threw me for a loop every now and again.
The story begins and everything is perfect in Regan and Gage land... for all of about ten seconds. They're soon forced with a sad truth... Gage has to start working for people again. But this time it's going to be legit and okay... or so Regan is being told.
Before long, Regan starts to get tired of the same old routine and starts asking questions that Gage can't answer... or won't. What's Gage really doing for the big guys, why is he doing it, and are they ever going to be happy again?
This was one of the most irritating stories that I've read in a while. This is both a good and bad thing. It irritated me that they went back to old habits and instead of fully standing up for herself and staying strong in decisions they make, Regan gets upset, they fight, they make-up, and shortly it all starts again. I think Regan really needed to stand up for herself and issue an ultimatum early on before things got ridiculous. I did LOVE this book because it's all things Regan and Gage now... not the past when they first met, not the last book, but the super messy, incredibly dangerous, wildly messed up present. I didn't care for Gage being addicted to the drugs... and then staying around them, but I did appreciate the effort he put into staying away from doing them later on.
This story is one about fighting for what you want, and not letting anything or anyone take it from you. They may not have had the perfect ending, but they had the perfect ending for them... well, as perfect as can be expected.
I give this book a solid 4 stars.