The Outlaws Book One
Genre: Erotic, Apocalyptic Romance
The bestselling author of the Killer Instincts novels “knows how to write scorching sexual tension”*. Now she really sets it on fire in a new series about men and women living on the edge of violence, sex, and life and death.
After a devastating war decimated most of the world, Hudson Lane has only known the oppressive life under her own father’s tyranny. She finally escapes, branding herself an outlaw and hunted by the Enforcers. Her best chance at survival is Connor Mackenzie, an aggressively sensual fugitive who opens her eyes to the wicked possibilities of a world without rules.
As the leader of a band of outlaw fighters, Connor can’t resist the beautiful stranger who asks for his protection. Despite his reservations, he agrees to introduce her to a whole new way of life. But when Connor discovers Hudson’s connection to the enemies of liberty, he wonders how far he can trust the woman who has abandoned all inhibitions to challenge every forbidden desire.
A wildly sexy, and darker look into a world that’s very different than ours. Ms. Kennedy takes the harshness of a communistic new world and weaves a love story inside of it. A love story of two people on different sides of the line; one out for revenge, and one out for freedom.
Hudson is running for her freedom and away from everything she’s ever known. Outside of the city for the first time, she’s forced to rely on what little training she has to stay alive. Outlaws and bandits are both protecting their own or fighting for what others have in the bleakness that surrounds them. People that have been forced to hide away for just wanting to be free. There she’ll run across Connor with his friends, and having seen their ability to defend, asks for their protection. Hudson was both naive and strong-headed. She’s thrust into something she knows nothing about and yet she continues to adapt and fight for what she believes. She’s a fighter in every sense of the world; she won’t go back to the city, and she won’t take no for an answer from Connor.
Connor has never lived in the city. He’s only known the destruction and death that can be experienced on the outside. He’s lost the things he holds closest to his heart leaving him closed-off, and defensive. Having grown his party to a few men that he protects as they protect him, he’s not willing to chance what they have by adding another member. Especially another member who is as addictive and alluring as Hudson. He doesn’t trust her, can see that she’s not telling them everything, but the effect she has on him is too hard to resist. His heart will break open for this woman, and for the first time he’ll be able to just let go.
CLAIMED is highly erotic. In a take-what-you-can-while-you-can world, Hudson will transform sexually into something that rivals her fierceness for survival. With intricate world-building along with a sexy, sweet love story, Ms. Kennedy creates a fascinating apocalyptic-like story. A well-written romance that features many enjoyable characters (that’ll leave you wanting their books, too), and a great romance between Hudson and Connor. I can’t wait to see where this rag-tag team of misfits will go further into the series.
♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦
A USA Today bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.
Elle currently publishes with Signet Eclipse, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Samhain Publishing and Entangled Brazen. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!