Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 8, 2021
Source: Kindle Unlimited
I started this spin-off series with the second book. Easily, I picked up on things and quickly returned to this book to make sure I was caught up. There are many series in this author’s work, but I started with the North Carolina branch. Maverick and Holly get a second chance, but it isn’t easy, nor exactly ethical if you have any morals. To that, I still enjoyed their story. The club isn’t all above board, but they try to make a go in a few areas that have them grabbing my heart.
Maverick and Holly have lived a life and then some. At a young age, they fell in love, but Maverick wouldn’t take Holly until she was of legal age. He was born into Satan’s Knight MC due to his father being the president. It was in his blood and his destiny to also become president. He loves deeply, and Holly is in his blood. Through some years, he begins to put the club before his wife. That’s not to say he didn’t love her, love his children, or even ignore them. Holly serves Maverick with divorce papers. His response was to sleep with a porn star and get caught. That’s probably what I disliked about him. He didn’t fight but gave in and showed his wife she wasn’t worth the effort.
Fast forward to eight years later. Holly has remarried and has a son with her husband, Colt. Colt met her at a gas station as she was having a meltdown about her finalized divorce to Maverick. Colt instantly fell in love. Holly also fell in love, but her love for Maverick was still in her heart. Maverick, for his part, has accepted Holly loves another man, had his child (which he sees as an extension of Holly, not a betrayal), and co-parents his two children with them.
The story only gives one section to Colt’s voice in the storytelling. He is a good man that loves his wife, but also a man who feels jealousy. His quick snap judgment puts him in a bad light and spot with everyone in the story. Unfortunately, his ticket gets punched and dies, causing all kinds of problems, misery, and guilt.
To say Holly was cheating on her husband is wrong, but you also can’t say she stopped loving Maverick. She loved Colt, just not with the intensity she held a flame for Maverick. They never once broke her marriage vows to Colt, but all bets are off once he is out of the picture.
The MC is fighting with a Cartel. A member is a traitor. Men are desperate, making bad decisions. Some men are desperate, making decisions with their dicks. Men are making decisions because of love. I am just not going to say who decided which course.
Things go bad, blood is shed, but also love is refound in this second chance romance. It’s is pretty quick, and I can’t say it was always the right way, but it is the way these lovers meant for each other. Maverick stepped up when Colt wasn’t willing or able to be there for a child that wasn’t even his. In the end, I was happy with the way Maverick took care of everything.
This wasn’t an easy story at times to understand as it is a spin-off series. I just took those parts and said it was something I wasn’t meant to understand and focused on the love story and what was happening now.
The secondary characters round out the story. Lefty is an old club member who gives out great advice and is great with the kids. Ghost is dealing with the death of his daughter and gets his love story next. Shady is Maverick’s younger brother, who also loves Holly. Will he find love? And a pet peeve… smoking! I am so not a smoker friend.
Technically, no cheating was involved. Love of the heart just doesn’t disappear one day. Hurt hangs on, but can it go away and still have love behind it? That is what this story is all about. A second chance when there shouldn’t have been one. Guilt over that second chance and the realization life is short.
About the book
Greed. Power. Sin.
It all comes with the gavel.
Blurs the lines between church and state.
But the Knightdale Charter of the Satan’s Knights MC is my life.
And I’d do anything for this club.
Like letting the best woman I ever had slip through my fingertips.
A sinfully beautiful spitfire, she’s my better half in every way.
My twin flame. My everything.
My biggest regret.
But there’s no making things right between us.
Because I’m the reason she’s alone yet again.
And if our past wasn’t enough to put out the fire in her soul, my crimes certainly will be.
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