I gave this book 3 stars because I finished it, which means I liked it enough to keep reading it (at the first 40% I wasn't sure I'd get that far), but I'm not sure I ever felt invested in the characters. If it makes any sense at all, I felt like I was 'watching' this book like a movie, and not really living in the story. Somehow it all felt a bit distanced.
Part of my early problems with the story involved the flashback style used to show what happened to Lainy 4 years ago with the ex who (as this story starts) has just got out of jail. Now this ex has captured Lainy, and Lainy's finance (Mik) and the biker club are trying to get her back. I was much more interested in the present story about saving Lainy, than in the regular flashbacks to events from earlier years with Brendan, Lainy and Mik.
I admit the violence rocked me early in the story, which is my failing not the author's. There is a clear warning before the story starts about the violence to be expected in the book, and heck - I was a big fan of Sons of Anarchy. I know outlaw bikers aren't angels.
My favourite characters really weren't either of the leads in this. I found Lainy all over the place in what she wants from life, from her family, and from Mik.
I liked Timber and Wendy best, and book 2 is about Timber and the nurse, which will probably give me all the feels from my SOA episodes with Charlie Hunnam (Jax) and Tara... I bought Book 2, but that might have to wait for a while. Right now, I need a break with something a little sweeter.
- Paperback: 424 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub; 2 edition (21 August 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1546300813
- ISBN-13: 978-1546300816
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 712 g
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews