This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by St. Martin's Publishing
Released on June 2, 2015
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
After reading the first book in the series, I found myself on the fence on whether I wanted to continue with this series. Having met Dawn in the first book, I really wanted to know more about this woman who had twin girls, divorced from a rival biker and trying to survive. Boy, she is a fighter stuck in a bad situation that just never gets better.
Dawn and Cade hooked up in the first book for a lusty night of fucking. Yep, that’s what it was, but afterwards they both wanted more knowing they really should just go their own ways. Dawn has the fight of her life on her hands getting custody back from her ex who framed her for a drug deal. Her kids now live with her sister-in-law who is extorting money for Dawn to get extra time with them. Thus, Dawn can’t break out of the bad cycle of working hard and getting no where.
Cade knows his loyalty is to the club so he leaves Dawn alone as much as he can until her ex fucks with him. Now he is trying to control his need for revenge against the rival club, his desire to protect Dawn and following the orders handed down by his club not to retaliate. Fighting all his demons isn’t easy when all he wants to do is tear apart the one who messed with him, claim his woman and remain loyal to his brothers.
Now, I know there are club laws. But they were preached to me at the beginning of each chapter to the point I wanted to if there was in freedom at all within the club. Cade couldn’t protect the woman who he felt was his because of the club. And Dawn didn’t want to be a MC old lady again. Been there. Done that. Escaped. But Cade is different. He never hurts her (at least physically). He’s good with her girls when she can get them. Along with her wild side, these two are really made for each other.
There is a mess of merging clubs, fighting clubs, dissension in the ranks and secret deals. I don’t know if anyone could trust anyone in this story. Back stabbing seemed to be the norm and violence just part of the day. It got old fast.
While I wanted Cade and Dawn to get together and get her girls out from under her ex, I was exhausted at the end of the book by what could and couldn’t be done, that I lost the love of the story. Maybe I am not cut out reading MC romances. Just not into the outlaw life and harming people. The lust was full flamed, the violence while not over the top, was constant and you get to see the entire gang back together to ride again. Just an ok book, nothing I think I would ever re-read again.
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