Thursday, March 31, 2022

Book Release Blitz for A Tormented Man’s Soul by DM Earl (REVIEW)……

The painful past of a man dedicated to his MC comes back to haunt him, and all those around him, in this gripping tale teeming with steaminess and suspense.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of A Tormented Man’s Soul by DM Earl, along with my impressions of it, then add this fifth installment in the Grimm Wolves MC series to your bookshelf!

Feared by most, except his brothers in the club who think they know him, Nicholas “Chains” Bruno has many secrets hidden so deep he is tormented by them. Isolating himself, the solitude and loneliness is weighing him down and Chains doesn’t see a way out of this hell. As the Grimm Wolves MC Enforcer, he needs to keep up the persona that has taken years to cultivate. But deep down in his soul there is only one, no two, things he craves day in and day out and feels he can’t have: the two people who love and accept him for who he truly is. Chains continues to try to fight to mesh his two worlds together, giving in to his ultimate dream—only to push it away when they get too close—hurting the ones who love him the most. He knows once the MC world discovers he is not what he appears, the only thing that has been a constant in his life for years will be in ruins and he’ll lose his brothers, the club, and end up truly alone.
Adding to his torment, an unexpected enemy decides to make a move when the Grimm Wolves MC least expects it. The end result devastates the club because Chains is snatched, and his brothers don’t have a clue who has him or why. Trying to ride on the right side of the law, the club still has many allies on that other side who they reach out to for help. However, that one secret Chains has kept close to his heart is slowly being revealed as mystery items are being delivered to different MC clubs. With his brothers curious and the club fighting to find Chains, two people step up knowing that now is the time to share Chains’ double life with the club. Once they come out to the Grimm Wolves, Chains’ story takes a different path that no one saw coming.
Will the club be able to find Chains? Can he hold on and survive the constant abuse at the hands of unknowns who enjoy making him suffer? Worst of it all, Chains has no idea who they are or what they truly want. As he remembers all the wasted years, and the few and far between moments of true happiness when he let his walls down and just followed his heart, all he can do at this moment is continue to fight to get back to the two who mean the most to him and something he hasn’t done in forever. Pray.



As a fan of MC-themed books I was quickly captivated by this book from the very first page to the last courtesy of the gritty, steamy, and heartbreaking journey of Nicholas (Chains) from his childhood spent in foster care until now.  In a story that flashes back in time to present-day, readers get to see the traumatic experiences of his youth that made him the man he is today and the negative feelings he has about himself because of all he had to do to survive.  Moments of blood and rage are balanced with the moments of the escapism he lets himself have with the only two bright spots of his youth...Jackson and Winnie.  These two shared the nightmares of foster care with Nicholas, gave him a reason to keep living, and throughout the years they've evolved from a trio of friends to a triad.  They're the only thing keeping Chains sane, keeping him from getting lost in the darkness living in him, but his fears of how others would view him have him keeping them his dirty little secret.

Slowly though Chains' past is catching up to him.  When someone from his past starts waging a war of revenge that starts with a revealing of truths to kidnapping him to reap their revenge on in person, things turn particularly dark.  Chains might have always felt unworthy of love but it quickly becomes obvious how many people care about him as every brother in the Grimm Wolves MC, along with Jackson and Winnie, rush to find him before he's completely lost to the darkness.  With Chains' kidnapping the story becomes a dark, raw, and twisting tale that will have readers trying to figure out whodunit while on the edge of their seats fearing for Chains.  Jackson (lawyer to the MC) and Winnie are equally on edge as they try to remember their own past along with what Chains did throughout their time apart from him.  The fear they feel is palpable, as is their love for him and all he did to keep them safe and cared for.  The MC is also desperate to find him while trying to keep their Club safe from this dangerous and twisted enemy.

This was a fast-paced read, one that actually had my heart racing at times.  Chains is a complex character, one who did a lot of unsavory things to survive, but he also has a loving heart hiding behind all that blood and rage.  My heart broke for all that he endured in life and it sometimes made it difficult to read.  Instead of seeing his past as a reason why he's UNdeserving of love and happiness, I’m rooting for him to accept that BECAUSE of his painful past he DESERVES a HEA.  Now he just needs to make it out alive for true healing to begin.  Throughout this story readers get a few erotic interludes as we see the strong bond this triad has, see their love and unwavering support for each other.  Readers also get to see the other brothers in the MC, see their playful interactions, as well as the determined protection they give one another.  The brothers are an engaging group, one who I look forward to seeing more of with the next installment in this series.  On a whole this is a darn near perfect book that I highly recommend and I'm now left breathlessly awaiting what happens next!

My rating for this is an A.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.



D.M. Earl is a U.S.A. Today Bestselling Author who spins stories about real life situations with characters that are authentic, genuine, and sincere. Each of her stories allow the characters to come to life with each turn of the page while they try to find their HEA through much drama and angst. D.M. finds ideas for her next story from within those around her and what she experiences in daily life. Each book has a part of her left behind in it. She lives in Northwest Indiana married to her best friend who was instrumental in the start of her writing career in 2014. When not writing D.M. loves to read, play with her seven fur-babies (yeah crazy) and ride her Harley Dyna Lowrider.
“Enjoy this Ride we call Life.” Remember we only get one chance.

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