Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Series: Steel Brothers Saga #9
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This is book 9 in the Steel Brothers Saga. This series must be read in order.
Ryan Steel and Ruby Lee are in love, but before they can move forward with a life together, they’re determined to bring resolution to the many unanswered questions they still face. To complicate matters, new threats arise with the arrival of two startling figures from their pasts.
As they race against time to find answers, unexpected forces pull them apart. Ryan's brothers, Talon and Jonah, rally to help, wanting to end the struggle and finally bring the last perpetrators to justice. But another riddle surfaces, deepening the rift between Ruby and Ryan. Will they salvage their relationship and finally unravel the mysteries surrounding them?
Wow! This is the final book in the Steel Brothers Saga and it took me down a dark and twisted road. Luckily, there was light at the end of the tunnel, but getting there was hard! Just a warning to potential readers of this series, it is DARK. It deals with terrible issues of abuse, rape, and kidnapping. And, while these issues aren’t projected in the story (you aren’t necessarily reading all this brutality, only hearing about it second hand in most cases), it is still hard to read about. So if you don’t like books that deal with these sensitive issues, then this may not be the book for you.
For me, I read the series in its entirety. Some was hard to stomach, but the relationships that brewed after the fact were really nice to read about. I enjoyed getting to know all the Steel brothers (although admittedly, Talon is my favorite) and the women who saved them from themselves. Now, while I am sad to see them go, I am glad to see that each of these strong men got their HEA. It was a tough road getting there, but it was nice to see them all overcome their demons.
If you are new to the series, I will tell you that it is a DARK romantic suspense series. Again, when I say dark I don’t mean that you will have to witness all the brutality that these men suffered in their past, but you WILL hear about it and get glimpses of what happened to them. I won’t tell you WHAT in case you haven’t read it, but it is certainly not topics for those who have weak stomachs.
One of the things that I wished there was more of in this series would be their sisters story. I don’t know if Helen has any plans of writing her one, but it would be really nice to see how she overcomes everything that has happened in her lifetime.
Normally from her I would give readers a brief description of the story, but I honestly don’t want to because I would have to start from the beginning of the series and there is too much to cover. All I can say is that you have to read these books in order to gain an understanding at everything.
OVERALL THOUGHTS OF THE BOOKS
This is a KILLER ending to a series and Helen Hardt did an amazing job at bringing their stories to a close. It may have taken a while to get here, but I think the ride was worth it in the grand scheme of things. Overall, I really enjoyed the series, even the dark aspects because it shows that people can overcome anything if they allow themselves to. So I would definitley recommend all the books to those who can handle the dark elements.