RELEASE DATE: 18th August 2016
BLURB: When the collar comes off, all that’s left is a broken man…
Alexander Gentleman has spent fifteen years being beaten into submission and tortured beyond anything a human should survive. He’s fractured around the edges when his brothers finally save him. With the help of “One Nut” Nigel, the collar is removed. He’s starting to remember the faces of those he’s killed and fighting the urge to murder everyone around him. But the one who put that clockwork device on him is still on the loose. With the help of Nigel, he tries to be integrated into a society he no longer understands.
Can he control himself long enough to get his revenge? Will Nigel be his savior or will Alexander embrace his darker side?
One nut Nigel was the nuts but it’s Alexander who stole the show
I knew after reading the first two books that I was going to like this but I wasn’t prepared for how much I LOVED it and I can thank Alexander Gentleman, the youngest brother of the Gentleman Brothers for that (well maybe some credit should be aligned to the author, lol).
The heavy heart I carried after reading the first few pages soon turned to a delighted heart and the smile remained throughly the whole book and having Logan’s sarcastic little quips of humour certainly helped to keep it there.
For me, this story had a different feel to it than the first two, it was somewhat more gentler in the love/sex department, now don’t get me wrong here, there’s very hot steam being produced – James Cox certainly put the steam into Steampunk – and I really liked it and it was so fitting for this storyline.
At a very young age, on a fateful night, Alexander was brutally torn from his brothers and made into a child slave, working in the tunnels (James Cox you broke my heart reading this). When they grew too big to fit into the tunnels (and if they survived this brutal, harsh world), they were taken, collared and turned into mindless, savage Wraths following any order given to them.
Alexander’s brothers never gave up hope and kept looking for him. After many years, they finally find him and remove the controlling collar. But can Alexander be controlled? is he too broken and therefore unable to function in this strange new world he now sees? and there’s Nigel? why does certain parts of Alexander’s body “thicken” when he’s near? For those answers, you will have to read it yourself to find out…….
Over the years that I have read James Cox, I have always admired his imaginative imagination, I would love to know how his mind works when thinking up those outrageous inventions that he seems to conjure up on a regular basis, but I have to give him full credit for having the balls (sorry Nigel, I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings there) in openingly taking his own personal fantasy of a co*k sucking machine and making into a reality! **high five James**
Brilliant, brilliant read, for me the best of the Series and like most of the books that this author writes, if can be read very successfully as a stand alone if you fancy reading this one first.
Five Alexander is not hopeless but hopeful stars from me.