Reviewed by JustJen
Title: KAGE Unmasked
Author: Maris Black
Series: KAGE Trilogy #3
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 164 Pages
Publisher: Maris Black Books
Release Date: October 25, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Kage and Jamie have finally come to terms with their feelings for each other, but there is still plenty of drama to work through. Friends and family don’t want to let them be, and now that Kage has his UFC contract, his uncle is worried that the public will find out about his nephew’s boyfriend. Will the drama be too much to handle? Will the stakes be to high?
Discover just how far Kage and Jamie will go for love.
Review: This is the much anticipated continuation and final installment of Kage and Jamie’s story. Wow, what a ride. Not only did this not disappoint, but it was my favorite of the three. I have to say that the smoking hot covers on these stories perfectly depict the image of Kage in my mind.
This picks up where the last one left us hanging with the guys reuniting despite Evil Uncle Santori’s attempts to break them apart. They realize just to what lengths he has gone to do so, blocking their phone numbers from each other, planting incriminating evidence of cheating, etc. Once they get past these realizations, they find themselves in the midst of Jamie’s friends/roommates where they still have the same issue of Jamie believing they need to keep their relationship a secret. Lessons are learned though, especially after what went down previously at Jamie’s parents with trying to hide.
While their feelings/relationship seems to be on the mend, there are still Kage’s dark secrets/dreams that are laying just below the surface. My heart broke for Kage as we finally learned the truth behind his issues and trama. This was finally brought to a head when a kinky sex activity triggered Kage’s PTSD.
There was a lot of resolution in this installment. Some good, some sad, yet necessary for a future to be possible. I loved this rollercoaster ride of a story. Kage is a hardened man, trained from a child to fight and win, with an even more difficult childhood and little in the way of people actually caring about him. It was amazing to watch Jamie break through Kage’s barriers seemingly without even trying. Their relationship was explosive both in bed and out but it was just perfect. They were so right for each other and it showed in so many ways.
Knowing this was the final installment, I wanted to take my time, but it was so difficult, as it had me on the edge of my seat, first with the super hot sex, then with the mystery and excitement of what would happen and how they would make it through to the end. When I got there, I was completely sated, yet still wanted more. This is a fast-paced read, but it is so very well written. The dialog and story just flows. I was definitely not ready to say goodbye to these guys, and the feelings I had when I was finished left no doubt in my mind that this easily deserves 5 stars. This is not a fluffy love story – these guys have some major issues to overcome, but if that type of story interests you, I highly recommend you sit down and gobble this trilogy up.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*