It's a steamy read found within the pages of this dark, erotically-charged tale featuring a m/f/m relationship that will keep readers glued to the pages. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Defy by Caitlyn Dare, along with my impressions of this addition to the Red Ridge Sinners MC series, then add it to your bookshelf!
Bestselling author Caitlyn Dare brings you a new, dark M/F/M age gap romance set in the Sinners MC world.Born and raised in the Red Ridge Sinners MC, Kat Walker lives and breathes club life. And has always followed her big brother’s cardinal rule. Don’t get tangled up with a biker.
As Kat discovers though, playing nice doesn’t get you anywhere, and when club member Ryder Montrou offers to provide a distraction from her messy life, it’s impossible to say no.
Ryder understands her. He knows what it’s like to watch somebody you love struggle. And what starts out as a distraction quickly becomes more.
There’s just one problem. Kat has been in love with another man since the first time she laid eyes on him. Styx is everything she’s ever wanted. But his loyalty to her brother means he refuses to touch her.
And even if he would, Stygian Johnson won’t share her.
DEFY is an age gap, M/F/M story set in the Sinners MC world but it can be read as a standalone. If possessive, tattooed, motorcycle-riding alphaholes aren't your thing, you probably won't like this book!
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
Not having read any of the previous books set in this gritty MC world I was worried I'd feel left out, but I quickly found myself immersed in the pain of Kat Walker and the love and healing power of Ryder and Styx. This trio kept my emotions on a rollercoaster ride, taking me from heartbreaking lows to moments that made me blush, along with warming my heart. It's a story that was so much more than I first expected and with each turn of the page it became an unforgettable read full of heart and soul...along with LOTS of steam!
From the outside Kat's a sassy spitfire who seems completely in control, the life of the party with not a care in the world. But beneath the surface is a woman clearly hurting, drowning under the weight of uncertainty while watching her mother fade away from an incurable disease. While everyone around her is finding love and happiness, she's having to watch someone she loves leave her slowly and painfully a little more each day. Kat's inner thoughts and feelings about what's happening broke my heart, had me aching for her, and longing for her to find someone to see past her party girl facade.
Enter the sexy Ryder....bartender at the Club's bar and the perfect listener. He's lived a similar life of pain before leaving it behind for the Club and recognizes what Kat's been trying to hide. He slowly becomes her friend, her support and sounding board, but it's not long before their relationship takes a steamier turn. Ryder tries not to act on his feelings at first, knowing that his friend Styx has loved her for a very long time, but he's not the kind of man to deny himself for long. He was just what Kat needed! Loving, caring, with a sensuality that made me melt...a dirty talker that became the highlight of this story for me.
It's an interesting dichotomy that readers find the moment Styx starts stepping up. Styx has craved Kat for years but held back out of deference to her brother which added to Kat's heartbreak as she wanted Styx just as much. His holding back frustrated me at times, not acting on his feelings until Ryder goaded him made me think a bit less of Styx. Despite my feelings though he was definitely the final piece to this triad as he made groveling sexy. The three of them together were sizzling, emotionally engaging, and watching them grow closer together showed a relationship full of heart and soul.
On a whole I found this a thoughtful story depicting the reality of watching a loved one die. Kat's raw emotions pulled me in and had me rooting for her to find moments of happiness. Ryder is so much more than what he first seems. He's more than just a gritty fun-loving biker, he's a man willing to open his heart and lavish love and support on the woman he's come to love. Styx is a sexy biker who wants to do right by his (ex) best friend but in the process he's hurt the one woman he wants to claim. It takes him a while but he ultimately earns her love in an act that made me smile. From start to finish this wasn't your usual MC romance, it was a more emotional read that put the MC in the background. It was a steamy read full of heartfelt emotions that ended in an immensely satisfying way that has me wholeheartedly recommending it to others!
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Caitlyn Dare is a Top 50 Amazon bestselling author of dark romance.
She writes angsty, gritty stories about alphaholes you’ll love to hate and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.
Her bestselling series include: Savage Falls Sinners MC, a dark high school reverse harem romance; and Rebels at Sterling Prep, a dark bully high school romance.