Monday, July 31, 2017

REVIEW - Havoc (Moonshine Taskforce #3) - Laramie Briscoe

TITLE - Havoc (Moonshine Task Force #3)

AUTHOR - Laramie Briscoe


Releases August 18th


When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime…..

Holden “Havoc” Thompson

My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.

The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again – let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness.

I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my protection.

Leighton Strather

My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama, we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve ruined.

My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get.

It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me.

I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust, hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.


Havoc is book three in the Moonshine Taskforce series. This is the book I was most excited about because of the storyline. Each book in the series is about a different couple, but I would suggest you read them in order to get the full effect of the larger plot going on throughout the whole series.  This story has a little bit of everything. There is mystery, romance, heat, devastation, and redemption. 

Havoc follows the leader of the taskforce as he makes an important life changing decision to protect someone he cares about. He takes in a girl who he might care more about than he lets on to others. If you have read the other books, then you know who this girl is, who she needs protecting from, and why she needs to be protected. I think her direct involvement and the drastic measure Holden takes is what drew me to this book. You find out about this measure really quickly in the book, but I don’t want to give anything away so that is all I will say for now.

The characters in this book have a lot to work through. Holden is an older man who is responsible for a lot of people in this life. He also has feelings he is unsure how to really handle. Above all, he feels guilt for the drastic measure he has taken. Leighton has guilt of her own from her past. She has a lot of baggage she has to work through and overcome to be able to fully move on with her life. Both of these characters go on a journey with each other trying to find themselves and what to expect from their future.

 The heat in this book is sizzling. These characters are both very passionate people who care deeply about each other. There is also a history between the two of them. This also leads to more tension between the characters due to the history. The author did not skimp on the heat in this book!
The writing style of this author is amazing. I love how she wrote a whole series with a main plot, but each individual book is actually quite different than the others. I think that is really makes her books seem new and exciting. I also loved the time jump she included in this book. I really like the way this author writes overall. 

In conclusion, I loved this book and the others in the series. After having such anticipation for this book before reading it, I can say it did not disappoint. This is my favorite book in the entire series. I cannot wait to read the next story that I am sure she is busy writing. I would recommend this book and series to others.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Character: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

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