All Hell Breaks Loose by Author Sharon Hannaford was nothing short of amazing! Being that this is the second book, you can really see that Sharon has evolved as a writer. Picking up right where book number one (A Cat’s Chance in Hell)) left off, this story is full of excitement and of course romance. This time around Gabi is faced with an enemy that no one ever suspected and she is forced follow the laws of her kind even when someone on the inside is against them all. Gabi is left to make one difficult decision after another and somehow stop the unpunishable while risking everything to do it.
Sharon did a fantastic job of further developing the relationship between Gabi and Julius. They have grown to show true trust and support for each other and you just can’t get better than that. For those who aren’t into having naughty in your books this series is great as the scenes really don’t go too far, in my opinion they could have gone further as any excuse to have more steamy time with Julius is just fine with me.
Once again a large cast of fantastic characters have been woven into the storyline and each one leaves you wanting more of them, including a small squadron of adorable animals that are much more than pets. Of course I cannot forget Kyle, he seemed to get a bit more time in this book and I loved every second of it. I was very happy to see that the book is ended with an opening for book three and I can’t wait to read it.
In the City, the Werewolves are restless.
Gabi is striving to get back to life as usual. Dealing with the aftermath of being kidnapped and tortured by Dantè, wrapping her head around being a Dhampir, and trying to figure out Julius’s unexpected attitude as he withdraws from her and becomes cool and distant. As if that isn’t enough to cope with, she receives the disturbing news that someone she cares about has been dragged unwillingly into her world after a brutal and calculated Werewolf attack.
As rogue Werewolves run rampant through the City, it becomes clear there will be no gentle reintroduction to Gabi’s duties as Hunter for the Societas Malus Venatori. Once again the Vampires join forces with the SMV to contain the threat, but the odds seem stacked against them and the casualties keep mounting. Tensions run high as the perpetrators manage to stay one step ahead of the Hunters and the senseless violence continues. No one suspects betrayal from within, until Gabi’s pets unmask a traitor. But the traitor isn’t the real threat and the war has only just begun.
This time their nemesis isn’t playing by any rules and no one is safe in this deadly, new game. Not even the Master Vampire of the City. As the undeniable chemistry between Gabi and Julius reignites, they realise the danger isn’t only to the human population of the City, but threatens to overwhelm them all. What they finally uncover brings Gabi into very real conflict with the SMV Council and leaves her questioning her life-long allegiances.
Not all monsters come in obvious monster packages and sometimes what you’re fighting to protect is what you should be fighting against.
Not everyone will walk away from this fight intact.
Strap in, hang on and grab a breath while you can. All hell is about to break loose!