Rival clubs, escape and justice … Rough Justice by Sarah Castille #review

Posted February 3, 2015 by Shari in Reviews / 7 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rival clubs, escape and justice … Rough Justice by Sarah Castille #review
Rough Justice

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Series: Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club, #1
Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by St. Martin's Press
Released on February 3, 2015
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Strong heroine meets Alpha MC President. Fireworks from page one, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering if they will give in to love or travel their own paths in the life they have been dealt.

You never really quite know what you are getting into when you pick up a MC Romance. It could be violent or sweet (yeah, I just read a sweet one). It can pull at your heart strings while also making you cringe at the violence. Well, this one slanted to the violent side with rival MCs trying to take over the town they live in. Truces? A thing of the past. Betrayal? Abounds. Love? Doesn’t come easy.

Arianne Hunter has been given a raw deal in life. Daughter to an MC President, sister to a druggie who she is trying to get out of the club and a dead mother who she is sure was killed by her father. When a fateful night of escape comes, Arianne’s brother is gone, but so are the fake IDs they needed to escape. Out to save him from a job he is doing for the club, she inadvertently becomes the one they blame. A dead club member of a rival club, no one else to blame and evidence stacking up she was involved, “Lucy’s” got some explaining to do 🙂

Alpha to the bone, Jagger Knight runs his MC, Sinner’s Tribe with an iron fist. Fair, but also brutal, he takes what he wants and says to Hell with the rest. When a beauty pops up as the bad guy, he can’t really believe it, but he is also attracted to her. But the shit hits the fan when they all find out who she really belongs to.

While there is violence in the story, it is of the milder kind that what I have read in other MCs. These two have the added problem of being from rival MCs with a warrior about to explode. In the end Arianne just wants freedom. Freedom from her father, MCs, the town she lives in and the life she has no choice in. That desire fights with the internal voice that says Jagger is her soulmate. I understood her vulnerability and the need to get out, but at times she held onto her dream for the sake of holding on when something else better might be there for her.

Jagger *sigh* while really rough around the edges is a man with huge amounts of honor. While not everything is wonderful about him, he does support Arianna when no one else will. The balance between getting what he wants and respecting her needs often battles within him. Breaking his heart if she leaves he still gives her the choice when no one else will. He really grabbed my heart, but I wanted to Gibbs smack him a few times. The Sinner’s Tribe are criminals. Not going to lie to you.

While I am not a huge fan of MC romances, mostly because of the criminal aspect, I do find the men to be oh so yummy and the women the fiercest protectors.  There is a wide variety of story lines in MC romances and I would say this had it really violent moments and lightly violent moments, its really cheesy moments and its very loving moments. As far as MC romances, I would say it runs the middle of the road. Not too watered down, but then not over the top.

Rough Justice also splits ways with other MC romances….it’s not in 1st person POV. Seriously that alone made me happier than a boy figuring out he has a penis. I got two sides of the story and then some, but I loved seeing each perspective without all the I, I , I, me, me, me going on.

For a good time, don’t call a number, pick up this book and enjoy a romance that isn’t easy, but has lots of passion.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
6 years ago

I saw this one and wondered about it. It looks like one that I can handle.

Great review and just by what you say about the heroine, fitting tune too.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

It does have some bad moments, but also it was really good. Yep, the tune is about the heroine trying to get away from an abusive life where the second in command keeps trying to rape her. She tries so hard to save her brother who doesn’t want to be saved. Working at a bar and being a mechanic, she really saves up everything she has to get fake IDs and get out of town, but everything goes to shit in her life like it always has, but now she has Jagger to help her pick up the pieces.

Sophia Rose
6 years ago

I think some of the heroines overcoming so much is what I like about biker romances. I like to see someone beat the odds and get their HEA

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
6 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

OH, me too! I was a little turned off with the criminal element of trunking. It just didn’t feel good for the story. Her best friend is up next and she has some experience being an Old Lady, but is divorced. Hoping she gets her HEA.

Lover Of Romance
6 years ago

okay I really like those good mc romances…going to head on over and buying this for my nook. Loved the review. Its true that you never know what your going to get with a mc romance…but this one looks way good and I am always looking to try out new authors.

Red Iza
6 years ago

Looks very good, I’ll check it out once I’ve finished her Legal heat series 🙂 Thanks for sharing !

6 years ago

Lols @ a boy finding a penis…well alright then ;). I was just saying that I need to try more MC romances…may have to check this one out. Great review Shari