#Review “Restrained” by Nicole Dykes

The third novel in The Sterlings series, RESTRAINED, is available now!!

Aundi’s Musings…

5 Acceptance Crowns

Nicole has crafted an utterly addictive and completely immersive series. Every book and every word are handled with such care and precision that you can’t help but become engrossed in the stories. And Hayden and Lola are no different. 

Lola is the oldest sibling of the Sterling clan, and I have wondered about her from the start. She left home early to go to college and make something of herself leaving the others behind and becoming consumed with her future and her plans. I don’t think she really even realized she was doing it until after tragedy struck and even then she left again because everything became too much. I thought maybe she’d be cold and closed off, but the opposite is true. She feels too much and it’s those feelings that lead her to essentially run away from her family. But now that she’s back all she wants is for her family to be happy. And in her control freak way she attempts to make that happen. Not realizing that it isn’t up to her, it’s their lives and their choices. It’s not until she meets Hayden and really allows herself to let go and be free does she see that. 

Hayden wow, let me tell you this man is Alpha possessive hot. He knows what he wants and has a laser focus to achieve that goal. He came from nothing and made himself a King. He too is a control freak and so focused on his plan that he doesn’t have time to have fun and let loose. Not until Lola comes into his life and essentially throws a huge wrench in his plans. The passion and fire that burns from these two lost but lonely souls it enough to set your kindle on fire. They are pure heat and flame igniting every time they are in the same room. And it’s that fire and the connection that you can feel that really brings this story together. Their souls called to each other sensing a kindred spirit in the other. 

I feel like Nicole has lulled us into a false sense of contentment with this story. It was the least angsty of all the books so far, it’s still amazing and oh so hot, but the angst level was not bad in the slightest. And I feel like she did this on purpose because the next book is going to shred us (I got my eyes on you Nicole) LOL. I loved this story I think Hayden and Lola are perfect together their passion and commitment knows no limits and even though they haven’t known each other long, you can feel their bond burn from the pages. .

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy 

Restrained by [Nicole Dykes]

Grief can hold us back. Sorrow can make us stop enjoying our lives for fear of being too happy when what we truly want is never possible.
Lola Sterling has deprived herself of living for a long time. Remaining laser-focused on everyone and trying to fit their pieces back together.
But can someone from the past repair her?
Could he help her heart break free from the painful restraints put there from a devastating loss?
Can the Sterling family ever come back from the tragedy?
Time will only tell.

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Meet Nicole Dykes: 

Nicole Dykes is a wife and professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance. 

She currently has over 20 published books with her Monroe and Adamson series being the most popular. She enjoys cranking up the angst level, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee the fuels her writing.

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Happy reading,


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