Being the second in the series, I was looking forward to reading Cade’s story. I seem to be addicted to motorcycle club romances at the moment and this one is definitely another terrific read. Dawn is certainly a strong character that has gone through a lot in life, the drama surrounding her was immense and the badass biker, Cade shows his soft sweet side; the sacrifices we should all be willing to make for the ones we love. I did find it a little long and the political drama around the clubs was a little confusing for me. But overall it was a great read and addition to the series.
Dawn Delgado has two beautiful twin girls. Their father decided to be a bastard and took them away, now Dawn’s only goal in life is to get them back and clear her name.
Dawn had met Cade “Ryder” O’Connor when she was helping her best friend, Arianne and they’ve had a couple of very hot and very intense nights together. Both times though, Dawn has snuck out in the middle of the night, determined not to get involved with another biker, since she barely escaped the last one. Although, it seems trouble tracks Dawn everywhere she goes, Jimmy can’t handle that she left him. Her seven years with Jimmy weren’t picnics and roses and she will not go back.
Jimmy “Mad Dog” Sanchez has custody of his daughters, but his sister cares for them. Shelly-Ann is not kind, caring or nurturing at all and seems to have other things on her mind. She is bleeding Dawn dry, using her love for her daughters to demand all the money Dawn has. But why?
Cade is the Sinner’s Tribe treasurer and loyal to a fault. The rules he takes very seriously and when he sees Mad Dog in town when he was banished, Cade takes off in pursuit to hand out due punishment. Will he catch him or is it a trap?
He has never felt so drawn to a woman before and tries to fight their connection, but when trouble hits, Dawn is the only thing he’s really concerned about. There is also a lot of jealousy going on with Cade and a certain police detective, where Cade shows his alpha male tendencies.
Cade is determined to have Dawn, but can he commit when his devotion is to his tribe? Will Dawn accept Cade isn’t like Jimmy and she’s meant to be a biker chick? Will Dawn choose Cade over the civilian police detective? Can Dawn get her name cleared and her girls back?
I loved the dual point of view from both Dawn and Cade and the writing style by Sarah Castille is fabulous. All the characters are strong, showing growth and emotion. Beyond the Cut was full of intrigue, drama, love and spades of action. Will I read Sinner’s Steel and find out what Zane’s problem is with women? OF COURSE, I cannot wait.
3.75 stars----BEYOND THE CUT is the second installment in Sarah Castille’s adult, contemporary Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of the Sinner’s Tribe MC. This is outlaw biker (and second in command) Cade O’Connor, and waitress Dawn Delgado’s storyline. BEYOND THE CUT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous storyline is revealed where necessary.
Told from dual third person perspectives (Cade and Dawn), BEYOND THE CUT follows the second chance romance between Cade and former ‘old lady’ to Jimmy ‘Mad Dog’ Sanchez- Dawn Delgado. Mad Dog is looking to take control of the Brethren-a rival MC club- and will do everything he can to make it happen, including destroying what’s left of Dawn’s heart and soul. As a young woman, Dawn was homeless and looking for someone to protect her from the world and all of its’ evil-enter sadistic outlaw biker Mad Dog Sanchez-the man who would take Dawn’s humanity and the children she so dearly loved. As the storyline develops we discover that one year earlier, Dawn and Cade spent two wild nights together but Dawn refused to get involved with another biker or MC club. What ensues is a rekindling of Dawn and Cade’s relationship, and the steps Mad Dog goes to steal back the woman he despises and hates.
The relationship between Cade and Dawn is one of second chances. Cade is an alpha male; an outlaw biker whose first allegiance is to the Sinner’s Tribe MC but discovering Dawn was still in town brought back the memories and questions about their short time together. As Cade continues to pursue Dawn, Dawn’s life and those of her children are threatened by Mad Dog and the people hoping to take down the Sinner’s Tribe MC Club. The numerous $ex scenes are erotic, passionate, provocative and intense. Cade is a bit of a man-whore, and in this he knows exactly what he wants and isn’t afraid to let Dawn know. The push and pull of the relationship heightens as local law enforcement (Doug Benson) tries to take Dawn into witness protection for her safety and that of her children. To help protect Dawn from the rival gangs, she must officially become Cade’s old lady.
The secondary and supporting characters include many of the Sinner’s Tribe MC members whom we met in ROUGH JUSTICE-book one of the STMC series; Zane, Dax, Gunner, T-Rex, Sinner’s Tribe President Jagger and his old lady Arianne, Banks –our mysterious bar owner whose past life is dangerous and dark, and the new prospect Hacker whose business is all about the computers. We are also introduced to Mad Dog and his group of sadistic bikers whose only care is power and control; and Mad Dog’s sister Shelly-Ann whose own life is tied to her brother’s MC. Viper and the smarmy Bunny return for some familiarity and cohesion. Where the Sinner’s Tribe is all about the Brotherhood and, protecting the women and children, the other MC clubs treat all others with disrespect and hatred.
BEYOND THE CUT is a storyline with graphic sex and violence. There are murders, torture, assaults, kidnappings and horrendous threats but the majority of the imagery is behind the scenes and left to the reader’s imagination. We get a third hand accounting of what went down; we are witness to the aftermath on many occasions but that is not to say we are unaware or closed off from the action. There is plenty of action, drama and intense suspense as the storyline unfolds and a war between the rival gangs is building on the horizon.
Sarah Castille pulls the reader into the dangerous world of outlaw bikers and the women they love. There is no romanticizing the lifestyle-it is what it is-rough, aggressive, gritty, distressing, abrasive, destructive and oft times fatal. Sarah’s heroes are human, fallible and tragic; her heroines desperate and in need of protection and love. The storyline is intense and dramatic; the characters engaging and charismatic; the romance encouraging and hot.
Dawns past catches up to her and the action that builds this story is incredible, there is everything you want. Hot alpha male, Sexy as sin sexy scenes, action packed adventure, and complete sweetness.
I loved how Dawn cured Cade of his man sl@t ways and how Cade gets Dawn out of her self.
They grow together as a couple and connect really well as partners in bed and out.
Dawn and Cade have an amazing chemistry that's sets them apart from the beginning.
The sexy scenes are well written and super spicy.
I really loved how well Cade got along with Dawns girls.
All up an excellent addition to the series my favourite so far and I most definitely will be continuing on with the series.