A woman broken by her past and wanting to hide from the world finds herself the center of a biker nerd's world in this holiday-fueled romance full of heart and soul. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Wrap Up My Life by Hayley Faiman, along with my impressions of it, then be sure to add this 8th installment in the Nasty Bastards MC series to your bookshelf!
It’s the holidays in East Texas. The A/C is cranked down. The Old Ladies have decorated the clubhouse with care, hoping big bearded men will adorn them with gifts.She never wants to celebrate Christmas again. He wants nothing more than to meet her beneath the mistletoe.Lies don't just hurt the liar. They destroy every life that is somehow touched by that lie. Moxie knows that more than anyone, the man she thought she loved turned out to be a lie.
Bans has always been the nerd. He’s the computer tech for the Nasty Bastards MC, but he sees something in Moxie. What he sees, he likes and wants for himself. He doesn’t just want to fix her. He wants to wrap her up and keep her.
She’s a shell. Broken beyond repair. But when Bans looks at her, she feels something that she hasn’t in far too long. Hope.
He has watched her go through hell. She has put herself through self-sabotage for far too long. The holidays are a time for renewal, rebirth, and leaving the past...in the past. But can she move forward when her entire adult life has been nothing but a lie?
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
Step aside Elf, A Christmas Story, and Miracle on 34th Street! When it comes to feel-good Christmas stories I'll now be reaching for this sweet, sexy, and sentimental book instead of the usual collection of heartwarming movies when I want to make my holidays brighter. Though it's part of a series it stands strongly on its own as it pushes every one of my emotional buttons...making me smile, while causing a few tears and blushes along the way, all while making my heart sing with joy seeing the healing power of love amidst the warmth of holiday togetherness.
Moxie's a heroine who's been put through the wringer courtesy of her deceased husband Smoke and the lies he told his Club as well as her. His lies have left everyone a bit bruised and when readers first see her here she's wallowing in betrayal and anger, swearing off love forever. She's drinking and stripping to numb the pain, but with nightly visits to the strip club from the Nasty Bastard's tech god Bans, things are starting to change for her....but only if she's willing to put her heart on the line ONE LAST TIME. Moxie's a tough and sassy woman, someone who starts off broken and bruised but who ultimately became a kick butt heroine. Her actions at the start were completely understandable though and my heart ached for her with the betrayal she was dealing with. Once Bans offered himself to her though it wasn't long before she started moving on from the past in a sweet and steady journey to HEA.
Bans is the tech guru for the Nasty Bastards MC and has been in the background or on the periphery of the Club's actions until now, when he takes center stage to admit his long-simmering love for her in a sweet and empowering love story. From the moment I first saw Bans I knew I needed to know more about him and this is the perfect story for him as it shows someone who's normally quiet but whose actions speak louder than words. He's a stand-up guy with a big heart who wants to show Moxie her true worth and to be allowed to lavish her with love.
This was a quick read, a slow-burn second chance romance that brings together two wonderful characters in a romance that renewed her faith in love. Bans is a truly delicious hero who made me happy, a powerful man who was quiet and unassuming, a man determined to get his gal. Surrounding him are the other men of the Nasty Bastards MC, as well as their mates, who were a solid support system that helped in the matchmaking of this pair and that gave readers insight into "Where are they now?" too. On a whole this was a decadently delightful romance of second chances, a heartwarming tale with a bit of steam that was the perfect diversion from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and is a book I wholeheartedly recommend!
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
I was born and raised in California. My husband and I met when I was just 16. We were married a few years later, we lived in Oregon while he was in the US Coast Guard.
Texas is now where we call home, where our boots rest, and where we're raising our two little boys and a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.