Review: Ruthless (Lawless #1) by Lexi Blake

Loved the twists and turns and all the characters introduced. Ruthless was a great introduction to the Lawless series.




Ruthless (Lawless #1) by Lexi Blake




The first in a sexy contemporary romance series featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence...

Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without...




3.5 out of 5 stars


I liked this, some of it was good, some of it was great. It was the overall storyline that had me turning the page since I was enjoying the twists and turns.


There was an intense start and I was intrigued by what was being laid out. I liked Ellie and Riley a lot and enjoyed their chemistry and liked where everything was going. There was a lot of back and forth in their relationship and I liked the complications presented to them. I enjoyed learning about the Lawless family and the details that were being shared. I thought there family dynamic was great and liked how they all worked together. There was decent character development happening but not overly in depth and I enjoyed the build. That being said, as much as I liked the storyline, I never felt connected to the main characters or fully invested in them, which made it hard to throw myself into the story.


I felt this was a fast paced story and some parts felt rushed to me. It was a good but I felt I was being told not shown the majority of the time and that made it hard to fully connect. I did enjoy the drama. It was a complicated web of deceit with lots of details to keep track of. There was definitely a lot going on.


I thought this was a great start to the series. I liked the intrigue and the overall storyline that was introduced that will carry over into other stories but there were so many things that were glossed over, I just wanted more detail and grit.


Again, it was the storyline that had me turning the page because I wanted answers. Basically I liked it but had some issues. I’m still super curious about what will happen next so I plan on continuing with the series. Really good read!


Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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Satisfaction (Lawless #2)

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