The continuation of Kloe and Anderson/Judd’s story did not disappoint. The twists and turns, the history of both Kloe and Anderson’s pasts are revealed in more detail. The emotions running through me while reading their conclusion were rampant. Anger, shock, hate, love, heartbreak to name but a few. This book was certainly more gruesome than the first, and although I shouldn’t feel this way, I was glad Kloe got some revenge for what occurred in her past. There are also more scenes that will upset and trigger some emotions for some people, so once again, this book will not be for some. My heart constricted at one point in an “oh no” moment, near the end, and I certainly didn’t see that curve ball coming. But I enjoyed the “connecting-dots” that completed the whole sordid, tangled triangle of their connecting paths. Well done, DH Sidebottom…I will certainly be reading more of your books.
This is the continuing and final story of Kloe Grant and Anderson Cain (Judd Asher), who Dawn introduced us to in her first part of the duology, Caged. Once again it is a psychological thriller that will have you glued to every word, from beginning to end.
The story picks up at the exact same place that the original concluded. That is the beauty of Dawn's writing - she does not leave the reader waiting or wanting. As with Caged, Chained was full of twists and turns that you never even dream of conceiving. Dawn's imagination runs rampant in this book. She takes her reader on one hell of a rollercoaster ride - but every twist and turn is worth it.
Both Kloe and Anderson are put through the wringer in this book. Kloe is battling the demons of her past and her present, while trying to withstand Anderson's wrath and revenge for everything that he was put through. people from the past, both known and mysterious invade their lives and add to their turmoil. While Kloe is open and honest with her feelings and emotions, Anderson finds hmself confused by the emotions that Kloe is bringing out in him.
So many secrets are revealed in this conclusion, that your head will be spinning. But that is the magic of this book - you never know what will be on the next page. I loved the first book, but Dawn took the sequel and conclusion to her thriller to a whole new level. I was a piece of sheer brilliance. Mind warping in such a way that you are constantly made to rethink everything that you just read.
I don't know how many times, during my reading, that I wanted to throw my Kindle acroos the room and scream my house down. The story had that much of an emotional effect. Does it have a HEA? That is for me to know and you to definitely find out.
Absolute sheer brilliance Dawn Sidebottom. You have excelled once again. I thought that Caged was brilliant BUT Chained goes so far beyond that. It is absolutely magnificent.
One huge almighty thank you from me.
Definitely 5 stars from this little reader.
Written on behalf of Reading Is Our Satisfaction Blog.
OH MY DAYS!!! What a read this is! This is the second book in the series and it started exactly where Caged finished and let me tell you Caged left me on the edge of my seat needing this book ASAP! So you definitely need to read that first before you jump into this. If you like the darker side to your reads then this Author can do no wrong in my eyes she is amazingly brilliant! D.H writes things I wouldn't even think about, but then I find myself thinking about them all the time and wondering if I'd like to do those things! I know that may sound crazy but this Author has you completely sucked in to the story to the point you feel like you're there feeling everything the characters should feel. Khloe and Anderson - two very damaged souls cross paths in book one and un knowingly have a bigger connection to each other than they thought, which you find out all about it, and of course it's D.H. we are talking about so there isn't any unicorns and fluffiness, there's chains, basements, and darkness and I bloody love it! I really don't want to spoil the story but it's a journey not to be missed. It's a heart achingly, emotionally, gut wrenching story that I will never forget and I will be buying this series in pb for my special collection. Amazing!!
Chained is the second eagerly anticipated and final book in this amazing series, Caged being the first which MUST be read before this one. Dawn has one of those twisted devious evil minds that drag you into the books she writes and overtakes your life in the most delicious of ways and if you thought Caged was like being taken on a roller coaster ride, then Chained is even more twisted, more dark and will take you to the depths of hell !!!!!! I loved Kloe and Anderson in the first book but this takes you even deeper into their twisted little lives and you won't believe what a journey you will go on. It carries on straight from where the last book left off, and the tension, the expectation is almost too much to comprehend. No spoilers here and to be honest this review will not do it justice. I love Dawns books, personally her writing is just genius, what she promises she always delivers and more !!!!!! She leaves her readers open mouthed and stunned !! This book, this series MUST be read and experienced because once you do you will never be the same again. " WELL IF I'M THE LITTLE WOLF, THEN WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU" "IT MAKES ME THE BIG BAD WOLF BABY" Hell yeah - read these books like NOW !!!!!!!!
INTENSE! Irrestibly Harsh! Twisted and Dark! So FRKN GOOD! Chained concludes the story of Anderson and Kloe from where Caged so cruelly left us waiting! DH Sidebottom's terrific detailed writing brings this epic story to life. It is filled with so many cringe worthy moments that I love, it made me wonder what my friends would think of my sanity for loving this series! Oh Well I love it!! Chained is so unpredictable and nothing is as it seems. I'll be honest and say it took ALOT of willpower not to foward to the end of the book just to calm my nerves! Trust me when I tell you this isn't for the faint hearted, your emotions will be all over the place but when you finish reading Chained you will smile for the broken characters that are Anderson and Kloe. Their strength to deal with their demons (however raw and gritty way they handle them) is what makes this amazing story. Another stellar book from DH Sidebottom!!!!!
.5🌟 Chained DH Sidebottom This is a very dark but a very hot, very steamy, very heart wrenching story like DH Sidebottom does best. I cried uncontrollably which to me shows the work of a good author. Judd (Anderson) and Khloe's story picks up where Caged left off. After being captured and held hostage by Anderson and his best friend Robbie khloe just can't understand why? Gradually we begin to find out what the game is and the gruesome way he's gonna play it. My god, Anderson is frickin hot and everyone loves a bad boy but hell! Thats one mother......??? Khloe still tries to get him to open up and let his heart love again because even though she's his hostage she loves him unconditionally. This is book 2 and the last in the series so reading book 1 "Caged" is a must.
I've taken a few days to write this review after losing most of my fingernails and tips throughout this read ......So incredibly dark so freakimg twisted so fantastically written .
Kloe and Anderson's story continues from book 1 "chained" . We get a "deeper" look into the lives of these two wonderfully dark characters . We get to feel the darkness seeping in to their life's consuming their thought's.
Reading this book I felt the goosebumps creeping over me in anticipation of what's to come .....it's really that good !!!
There is absolutely no predictability in this book, the story just grips you and doesn't let go right to the very last word.
I want to tell you what happens I really do . I've written and deleted it time and time again ..... but I don't do spoilers
So grab yourself a crash helmet and brace yourself for the tornado that's about to take you on one hell of a spin .
DH Sidebottom you kick ass !!!! congratulations on another fantastic book !!!
This book was not at all what I expected. I hadn't read any of the reviews, just bought it. Not very often am I blown away from a story, but with this book I was. I LOVED it. These characters will make you sad, cringe, cry and break your heart. And OMG that ending. Thank you for this dark, twisted love story.
Well if i thought i liked Caged, then chained is the icing on the cake! This book is dirty, dark and messes with your head. Just when you think you know whats gonna happen, your hot with something completley different. This book is a great follow up to Caged and i really enjoyed reading it!
If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would so worth it.
WOW WOW Chained, I am speechless, I really am this book was amazing.
I didn’t think Dawn would top Caged I was so so wrong.
This book has totally blown my mind it is one of the most gripping stories, I have read this year, both books are.
“What if I don’t find you again? What if you go up, and I go down? What then? What if…”
It is dark and Twisted so many Twists and Turns in this book, I have whip lash. I don’t think I can write this review to do the book justice it deserves it is just WOW!!!!
Kloe and Anderson’s story is just one that is going to stay with me a long time I really connected with Kloe after book 1 I just wanted Kloe and Anderson to get their HEA I will not say if they did or not but what an ending.
I really didn’t see that coming and the twists I really didn’t have a clue and even what I thought was going to happen and who was doing what I was so surprised with it all.
Normally you can tell what is going to happen in some books but this book I never seen any of it coming I never guessed it had me on my toes from the start it is fast paced my heart was racing in some chapters, it was intense.
This book has taken a place in my heart, this book makes you feel…. you feel for Anderson you feel for Kloe they have both been through so much in their lives do they came out better in the end well you will have to read to find out.!!!!
I really not going to give any spoilers…. But if you love Dawns books and her words and have read Caged them you must read this... Outstanding and thank you Dawn for sharing Kloe and Anderson story with us it is one I will not forget in a hurry.
This book is not for the faint hearted, so prepare for one hell of a crazy ride..
Caged and Chained have topped my Favourite’s reads for 2016 and have topped my all-time Favourite’s from D h Sidebottom