Saturday, November 8, 2014

Book Review: Perfect Chaos by Nashoda Rose

 Perfect Chaos  (Unyielding #1) by Nashoda Rose
Expected publication: November 24th 2014
Summary (from Goodreads):

I lie to survive.

Have since I was sixteen and my world fell into chaos. But I found a way to endure, or rather it found me. Now I’m a prisoner of my own doing, hiding behind a false mask so no one sees the truth. Not even the man I want but can’t have—Deck. But I messed up and the lies are spilling over, out of control.

Deck is unrelenting and will settle for nothing less than the truth. He demands everything from me—EVERYTHING—even if it rips me apart.


I kill for a living.

Unyielding—It’s how I survive in my line of work. I bend people to my will…except Georgie.
But that ends now.
I've played her game for far too long. Now I think it's time we play mine.

4 Stars
Perfect Chaos is a spin-off series of the Tear Asunder series. When I heard that Deck, Georgie, Kai, and London were all getting a book too, I was ecstatic. So much was going on in the Torn from You (Tear Asunder #1) with these characters, that I knew this new series was going to be an amazing ride.

And Perfect Chaos was just that, intense, dark, romantic and lots of gorgeous, alpha Deck (hello, beautiful cover).

”Don’t let me fall asleep,” I whispered.
“It’s safe to sleep, Georgie. You’re always safe with me.”

Georgie falls into a dark world at the young age of sixteen. She learns to first to endure and then how to survive. As she gets older, she learns to hide her true self behind all of the chaos.

Deck is an ex-military badass who now works for himself. The most Georgie knows about him is that he has an equally badass team, and they use their resources to catch and kill evil people. He is the definitely an alpha male and has no trouble letting Georgie know how things should or should not be.

They have known each other for years, Deck always keeping an annoying close eye on Georgie. And always pulling her out of bars or stepping in when he deems a guy unfit for her. Georgie cannot stand that Deck gets close enough to boss her around, but never wants to cross any relationship lines.

Deck is tired of always having to pull Georgie out of trouble and decides he needs to put an end to the chaos. But as he starts to get to the root of the problems with Georgie, he begins unraveling more than he ever expected. And as her secrets come to the light some of his deeply buried ones begin to follow.

“Shoot anything that moves.”
“What if it’s you?”
“You won’t shoot me.”
“How can you be so sure?”
“You won’t shoot me.”
“But I could if you surprised me and --,”
“Then don’t be surprised.”

Nashoda Rose kept me on my toes with Perfect Chaos and I loved that she did. The plot twists caught me off guard. Every time I thought I had everything figured out, it would flip or thicken. And I was back at square one wondering what exactly was going on. With each twist, the plot darkens a little more. I would not say this is for the faint of heart, just because some serious problems the characters are facing (including references and moments of torture).

Besides intense moments and mega-badass men, this book also had a good amount of emotional and heartbreaking moments, and of course some sexy time. The story is told from Deck and Georgie’s POV, so we get a look into both of their minds and drives along with hints of their secrets.

“Without your colors, I’m just a man living in the dark.”

Perfect Chaos had me quickly turning the pages trying to figure out what was happening. The intensity and emotion made for a compelling read. We get to see some of the characters from Tears Asunder, which was great addition. The book ends on a cliffy though, and I cannot wait to get a hold of book number two.

Thanks to NetGalley and the author for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review. Quotes are taking from the ARC version and are subject to change upon publication.

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