Unleashed: An Ogg’s Point Novel by L.A. Fiore & Anthony Dwayne
Series: Ogg's Point
Authors: L.A. Fiore & Anthony Dwayne
Genres: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2018
The quaint town of Ogg’s Point rests on the rocky coasts of Maine.
Native Rutledge Raines left home with no plans of returning, but years later he is drawn back to sell his late grandmother’s house.
He never imagined the mundane task would drop the annoying but sexy Peyton Morgan into his life.
Being home forces him to remember why he left in the first place because even small towns have secrets lurking in the shadows.
When those demons are unleashed, Rut, Peyton and Ogg’s Point will never be the same.
Unleashed: An Ogg's Point Novel by L.A. Fiore & Anthony Dwayne
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Even whatever haunted him had helped forge the man he was, a man I thought was perfectly imperfect."
I was excited to get at taste of the writing duo of L.A. Fiore and Anthony Dwayne. I've been a longtime fan of Fiore, but this is my first taste of Dwayne. Honestly, now that I've finished reading it, I still have no idea who contributed what. Their collaboration was seamless.
When I first met Peyton I underestimated her strength. When life threw her a curve ball she flipped her sassy switch on and made me proud. And once the story evolved I realized that her intuition and thoughtful responses where exactly what was needed to soothe the beast.
Rutledge is an alpha asshole who purposely pushes Peyton's buttons. He's been dealing with demons for so long that he rarely bothers to use the manners his grandma taught him. Can I just say, I adore him? He's bossy and foul-mouthed and arrogant and sexy and so damn broken. He can have any woman he wants, but he doesn't need more than a quick release, and then it's bye-bye baby. He doesn't do relationships and he doesn't apologize.
Their first meeting in person was memorable. They were both lust-struck. But that didn't stop the barbs from flying. "My guess, she might be a little peeved, but that was okay with me, because I liked a pissed off Peyton." I liked it too. They were gasoline on a fire and I was tempted to grab a pot holder for my Kindle, just in case, worried the heat would be too much for me.
What I loved most about this story is when Rutledge talks. It cracked me up when Peyton told him, "Seriously, Hallmark is missing out." He's got his own caveman lingo that gets his point across with as few words and many fucks as possible. I couldn't stop smiling and swooning over him...sigh. ❤️
As Fiore is famous for, there is no absence of suspense and surprises. I always enjoy trying to figure out what's coming, I'm afraid to blink or I might miss something. There are some amazing support characters that I'm excited to see again in future Ogg's Point stories. I'm worried that Rut is so damned good that anyone else will pale by comparison. This dynamic duo has their work cut out for them. The line forms here...
LA Fiore is a hybrid author of thirteen novels. She believes in a happily ever after, but she likes to make her readers work for it. When she's not writing, she can usually be found in the garden or hanging on the deck with her family and friends. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids and their four fur babies.
Anthony started writing years ago as a hobby, but it quickly turned into a passion. He first began publishing under the name, Kane Caldwell, but has since changed the name he will continue publishing under. He is the epitome of a country boy with jeans, t-shirt, hat (No, not a cowboy hat. Lol), scruffy face, and work boots on, driving his truck and definitely not a guy you'd picture writing romance. Anthony works in the construction business where he runs his own crew. He has two awesome boys, and an amazing woman that keeps him on the edge. Anthony resides in the south where the weather is warm but most times sweltering hot. During down time, he loves to be surrounded by family, friends, great food, or engrossed in a good book. And of course, putting his imagination to work, where reality and fantasy collide.