Warlord by Lana Grayson

Posted November 9, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 18 Comments

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Warlord by Lana Grayson
Warlord

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Series: Anathema #1
Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Released on November 26, 2014
Pages: 360
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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I actually finished this one to the bitter end and was so totally exhausted I had to take a week off reading. Why? Because their heads were so fucked up they kept going in circles with what they were thinking.

Rose Darnell works as a low-wage waitress who has dreams of singing and playing her guitar. She just needs cash for a new guitar to audition for a gig. Rose is no stranger to the MC life. Her father was a member, a strung out wife on his arm along with two brothers who patched into the MC. Dear ole Daddy is currently serving time, but she doesn’t miss his ass one bit. Growing up in this abusive family, she has dreams of making it big with her music and moving away from town. Rose makes the biggest mistake asking her brothers for the cash which they gladly give to her while also causing violence to break out. Feeling guilty about how her new guitar was obtained, Rose pawns it and opens up a can of worms that lands her in the middle of a turf war between rival MCs.

Thorne has only known the MC most of his life, but now he’s the president of a dying MC. He knows he has a mole in the club and Rose is his ticket to finding out who it is or in actuality, which of her brother’s is the rat. Under the disguise as protection, Thorne installs her in his room and soon to be bed. With dark passions, he uses Rose for his own ends, while also pushing her to think darker thoughts herself. He sees more in Rose than what he first thought and as the rival MC grows closer, he starts to feel more protective of Rose. Truth can hurt more than just the person it was kept from.

I really thought this would be a good story, but after a while Thorne’s thoughts gave me a headache. They went round and round over the same topics over and over and I just got crazier thinking I had read this already. Rose wasn’t much better. I kind of get grumpy when women can’t seem to think because they are so attracted to someone, who really isn’t that good for them.

There are some harsh realities in this story from incest and rape. If you don’t like this (which I don’t) then you want to skip this story.

Overall, I found it way to raw, gritty and boring. The evil is pure evil and the good, well, there wasn’t really much of the good left in these people’s lives. It was dismal and depressing. So in the end, I couldn’t recommend this one to anyone as it wasn’t even something I wished I had read myself. I can’t get back my used up time unfortunately.

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Sophia Rose
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I remember this one and thinking Rose wasn’t that smart when she borrowed the money and that I was impatient for them to just either go for it or break it off, too. I’ve got book two because I was curious about that particular character after the end events of this story. Someday I’ll get to it.
I can tell this was a torturous one for you so I don’t imagine you’ll be moving forward with book two. 😉

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I had book 2 on Kindle Unlimited, but ended up not returning it unread. They just were all kinds of messed up and their narrative in their head drove me crazy.

Blodeuedd
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So so many MC books

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yep and only a few authors can really write it well.

kimbacaffeinate
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Oh..nope, nope, nope. I do not need them running circles in my head..bwahaha. great review

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I wish I could unread it.

Christy LoveOfBooks
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“I kind of get grumpy when women can’t seem to think because they are so attracted to someone”

Yes! This is one of my biggest peeves. It’s like, what are you twelve? That’s too bad this book was such a struggle.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Yep, I believe there is passion, but get a clue that if you are that far gone not to think right, then maybe something is wrong. Why do authors paint us as women who can’t control themselves and think while standing next to a guy they want? We aren’t that bad and can control ourselves even if we are overly attracted to them.

Mary Kirkland
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Probably not the right book for me but thanks for the review.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Nope, I was ready to throw it in the trash.

Lover Of Romance
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This was an okay read, but not the best MC I have read. Its pretty gritty and raw though and can get a bit overboard in certain areas.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Oh yeah, way overboard in certain areas. And she comes across as a woman without a brain cell to rely on.

Sharonda
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ah man, sorry it didn’t work out for you Shari. I cannot stand the back and forth between couples, its so annoying….

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was pretty bad at times. There is a second book on Kindle Unlimited and I saw where a third book is coming. Not going to even try to read them.

Lily B
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oh wow, thats unfortunate it gauge such a reaction out of you, I never read the book, but ouch, sucks when it gives you a headache

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was a lost cause of darkness that neither one really wanted. Their head were in all the wrong places.

Angela Carr
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I can’t do books like these in general. Too much back and forth. I’ll be avoiding this one. thanks.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Sorry I can’t say it was good. Just left me wanting to drop it in the trash.