Release Date: September 15, 2021
From internationally bestselling author K.A. Tucker comes the thrilling conclusion to the dark and sexy Dirty Empire series.
Mercy Wheeler and Gabriel Easton’s sordid tale ends in Fallen Empire as Gabriel must save Mercy and escape his father’s grip once and for all.
Unfortunately, Fallen Empire pales in comparison to its predecessors. The novel wraps up too quickly and too efficiently and there is no smut.
Fallen Empire immediately picks up after the events of Dirty Empire. Mercy has been kidnapped and Gabriel and Caleb are at their father’s beck and call.
Fallen Empire is only 238 pages, so it’s no surprise that the story was wrapped up too quickly. A new character was introduced that solved all their problems in a couple chapters so that Mercy and Gabriel could walk blissfully into the sunset. All of Gabriel and Caleb’s plans and work from the previous novels essentially amounted to nothing as this new character conveniently fixed everything.
Tucker knows how to write smut and lust fueled characters. Unfortunately, the smut and our loveable lust driven Gabriel were missing from Fallen Empire. The chemistry between Mercy and Gabriel was non-existent. Mercy even commented numerous times how the lust filled looks she used to get from Gabriel weren’t there. There was a moment where Tucker could have redeemed the lack of chemistry between the two, but instead the moment faded to black. The scene was setting up to be reminiscent of a certain cave scene in The Wolf Hotel series, but Tucker chose to fade to black.
Overall, Fallen Empire was a disappointing conclusion that lacked the tension, lust, and chemistry of its predecessors.
Have you read Fallen Empire? What did you think?