As a fan of MC-themed books, and of the first installment in the Devil's Host MC series, I'm thrilled to bring you the next compelling read in this sexy and gritty 5-part series. Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of Break Me In by Shari Slade, along with my impressions of it, and then add it to your bookshelf. In honor of it just being released make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $20 Amazon GC too!
Under his hands or on the back of his bike--the freedom I feel with Noah is an illusion.
"No, baby. You get what you take and you keep what you can hold."
He ties me to him with fear and obligation and lust. Binds us tighter with his twisted sense of honor. I just hope his chains are strong enough to keep me safe.
***BREAK ME IN is Part 2 of 5. The wildly erotic journey continues July 1st with DRIVE ME WILD. These are short, hot reads, sure to leave you panting for more.***
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
The stakes are getting higher and the danger growing ever closer to Star after bad boy biker Noah takes her in payment for another's betrayal. Things aren't that clear-cut though as Star's been looking for an escape from a life becoming more oppressive and Noah's isn't as bad as he first appears. While this installment is a bit darker than the previous we get to see deeper into Star and Noah's souls and to the better lives they're desperate for but doubt they'll ever have. For now they'll take what they can in a story full of game-changers.
Star is a sweet girl caught up in dark and dangerous things beyond her control. She longs for excitement and for someone to care for her and sees those possibilities in Noah. Being with him though means embracing some of the darker things in life which leave her questioning her heart, soul, and beliefs of good and bad. Through it all though I admired her strength and her ability to survive everything happening to her now and in her childhood.
Noah's a very strong-willed man who believes in what his MC once was but is slowly discovering how twisted it's become. He's still extremely loyal to his MC but meeting Star leaves his loyalties divided and committing an act that will change everyone's future. Amongst all the darkness surrounding him in this installment I treasured the quiet times that gave us a glimpse at the man behind the patch. He's a man with wants and dreams that he knows he can never have so he'll hold tight to the one bright spot in his life right now...Star. Readers learn a bit about his family, especially his wayward sister whose disappearance leaves us screaming in frustration for a cliffhanger with huge ramifications.
This story had a faster pace than the previous with a lot more sexual intensity. Noah and Star crackle with electricity whenever they're together with his claim on her more than apparent. The head of the MC, Dev, is a truly vile villain whose nefarious plans leave the club in the middle of a battle for revenge with the body count just starting to add up. Noah's friend Stone leaves a lasting impression with his rough attitude and flashes of true caring and support for his friend and Star and I hope to see more of him. All-in-all this was an exhilarating thrill ride full of twists and turns and intense sensuality that kept me on the edge of my seat. I'm now left counting down the days until the next book in this dark, gritty, and sexy serial.
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
THE PREVIOUS BOOK IN THIS SERIES...
When a big scary biker shows up at Jimmy's Diner fifteen minutes before the end of my shift, covered in tattoos and looking at me like I'm on the menu, I should flip the open sign to closed. But I don't, because I'm too used to doing what I've been told. Too used to working and struggling and surviving to do anything different. A closed sign wouldn't stop him anyway. He's here to collect a debt. And I'm the only one left to pay.
Shari Slade is a snarky optimist. A would-be academic with big dreams and very little means. When she isn’t toiling away in the non-profit sector, she’s writing gritty stories about identity and people who make terrible choices in the name of love (or lust). Somehow, it all works out in the end. If she had a patronus it would be a platypus.
Frequently found in a blanket fort, you can also find her contributing at wonkomance and on facebook, twitter (mostly SFW) or tumblr (mostly NSFW).
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