Withstanding Me by Crystal Spears

Withstanding Me (Breakneck, #2)

       

Grade-B
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-No Kink
Series- Breakneck #2
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
264 pages

I had to read some other reviews to see if people felt the same way I did about this book. I found out several people did feel the same way I did. There’s plenty of chaos here, violence, steamy sex scenes and filthy mouths.

ZZ aka Zig Zag aka Mason is another member of the Breakneck MC. He lives that lifestyle to the fullest. He takes care of his family despite his daughter’s attempts to constantly test his patience and sanity. He balances this well enough but his focus is distracted because of Storm. Storm is a former sex slave that the MC rescued. She works for the Prez’s wife and is enrolled in school for a business degree.

ZZ wants to take her to bed so bad but she rejects him at every turn. You see, she wants more. More than he is willing to offer her right now. She tells him he’s gonna fall in love one day and it’s gonna be with her. He insists that he has no desire to be a one woman man. She tries to date and he blows a gasket. He even runs her date off. You have all the elements of a Crystal Spears’ book but it felt kind of scaled down. It wasn’t as emotionally engaging as Seize me. It was emotional but not as much. It wrapped up some ends and opened more story arcs for this continuing series. I’m very invested in what goes on from here on out but I want the same intensity as Seize Me.

I hope that in the next book there is some of that but am scared because of Shadow being a sadist. That is one of my very least favorite story lines but I’m gonna trust her not to disappoint. Spears writes really badass heroines so Tatiana is going to be fun to read about and I await a release date.

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Six Brothers by Lili St. Germaine

Six Brothers (Gypsy Brothers, #2)

          

Grade-B
Hotness Level-Inferno?
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Gypsy Brothers #2
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
100 pages

Oh, man! Why did I devour this so quickly?

Book two starts with the funeral of the eldest son, Chad. Dornan is miserable and devastated over the death of his son. He’s ready to go to war with whoever supplied Chad with the drugs that killed him. As Juliette/Sammi consoles him during his grief, she smiles on the inside. She’s giddy with happiness. It’s still very difficult to put my finger on what draws me to this series. I’m a romance reader and this isn’t really as romance. I mean I see one continue to develop between her and Jase but how screwed up will they both be by the end of all this?

My heart breaks with the flashbacks of first loves, horrific loss and this woman’s emotional and physical descent into the bowels of Hell. Seeing Dornan become more and more poised on the edge of lunacy is so extremely frightening. This book does some explaining as to the why of his obsession with Juliette/Sammi which was very helpful. As she sets her sights on Maxi, the next son in line she’s gonna kill, your heart pounds and your pulse races. Can she pull it off? And what will she have to sacrifice of herself to do it? How far in the quest of revenge will she go?

I was reading a great historical book when I found out this was available and I immediately put the other book on hold and started this one. I figured that since historical romances are a balm to my soul, I’d probably need it after this book. I finished this book with a heavy heart and a small sense of satisfaction for her character. I can’t wait for March 10th!

Two down, five to go.

Reaper’s Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Reaper's Legacy (Reapers MC, #2)
Grade-B
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Reaper’s MC #2
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
368 pages

When she dug her fingers into his shoulders on the side of the road as she gave birth to his nephew, their connection was set in stone.

Ruger(MC name)is a Reaper. Patched in and dedicated. Sophie is a single mother and broke. Ruger’s step-brother is her baby daddy and a total deadbeat. Oh, and an abuser. Ruger has tried to be a part of his nephew’s life and a semi positive role model to him. But his treatment of Sophie leaves a lot to be desired. He seems to look right through her.

Sophie loves her son, Noah more than anything. Sacrifices everything for him. Her parents disowned her after she refused to abort him, so she’s all alone. After a near tragic occurence, she moves into Ruger’s basement. The sparks between them crackle but their differences are huge. He’s all club and she doesn’t want anything to do with the club lifestyle.

When these two finally act on their attraction, fireworks happen. I loved watching these two come together figuratively and literally. Joanna Wylde has done it again. Totally engrossing storyline. I devoured it quickly. I love reading about this MC and it’s members. Good characters and smokin’ hot sex. Ready for the next one.