“A story about a man who has loved me from the very beginning, from the first glance. The man who always was and still is my soul mate…”
WOW!! I was completely blown away by this book!! It was a dark, gritty, dangerous, intense, shocking, addictive, raw, and captivating page-turner. A complex, multi-layered story with outstanding writing and unexpected twists and turns!! I could not put it down for even a minute!! If you’re looking for a well-written, intense, and utterly unputdownable book with a completely unique and original plot, and a surprising love story that’ll captivate you from the very first page, then READ THIS!!!
I officially have an EPIC book hangover!! 5 STARS!!
On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.
From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base… And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.
At this point, I was pretty sure I had a idea what direction the story was heading. Then I opened the book and read the prologue. Wait… what??! Did that really just happen?? O.O — At that point, there was no turning back for me. I just had to know this story and see what could possibly have led them to that place. The interesting thing was that I ended up surprised by what I felt — and I loved that! This book made me think I was going to feel one thing, then showed me how I actually felt something entirely different.
I don’t want to say anything about the plot other than what the blurb tells you, because honestly, that’s all you should know. It’s quite a complex storyline with a lot of layers and it’s best to just let them unfold as you read. From beginning to end though, I could not look away even for a minute. It was one jaw-dropping scene after another and I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough.
This is just one of those books that you can’t stop reading.
The writing was absolutely phenomenal. Vivid, evocative, and utterly captivating. This was a full length book (326 pages) but I just flew through it in an afternoon. There was an ease and fluidity to the language that gave the story no stopping points. It was fast-paced but focused on all the right details. I can’t say enough good about this author’s writing style. Honestly, it’s some of the best I’ve read.
Is there a cliffhanger? Will there be a sequel? — First of all, I was completely happy with this ending. It was the ending I wanted. I do not consider this a cliffhanger. This chapter of the story is over. However, there is more to the story to tell… so there will be a sequel coming in Spring 2015. My strong advice though is to read this now and don’t wait. I honestly was left in a good place.
It’s actually very rare for me to read biker books and the simple reason is that there’s a lot about their lifestyle that is just a little too “much” for me to handle reading about. But I loved this book. It was not graphic. Yes, there was all sorts of sex, violence, cold-blooded brutality, but it was not graphic, nor was it over-dramatized. It was not erotic, in fact the sex was all fade-to-black, it was there as a fundamental part of the story but it wasn’t the driving force. The writing just let you know what was happening, and often that would be chilling enough to build a vivid picture in your mind without needing further details.
Addressing the issue of age… Yes, she is underage. She’s about 15-16 at the start. There is no violent rape. Grizz genuinely cares for her. That being said, what happens is still wrong. My guess is that Grizz is about 30(ish) so yep, that’s uncomfortable. But you’ve read the blurb… this isn’t meant to be a fluffy book.
Another thing is don’t go looking for spoilers. I’ve been asked so many questions by readers that start with “Omg, I heard that….*spoiler*…. happens. Does it really??“ and honestly my answer is that you have to just see how it unfolds because what you think its going to be, isn’t what it is. But if I tell you what it is, then that’ll ruin everything. And you guys know that I’ll often do spoiler pages whenever I think it’s best to know stuff in advance but this is a case where I really feel it’s best to just let the story happen.
Lastly, based on what I’ve seen of reader reactions to the prologue, it seems there are two types of reactions. The first kind are the ones who LOVE it and dive right in. To you guys, I say: YAY!! Go for it!!! Enjoy the crazy ride and come tell me what you thought when you’re done!! …. But there’s another group of readers who read the prologue and kinda go WTF and nope right out of the book. To you guys, I’ll say this: Yes, it’s exactly what it looks like… but it’s not at all what you think. There are so many twists and the book reveals the true complexity of the situation. My advice is don’t assume anything before you know the full story because, as you read, your feelings might change… I know mine sure did!
Guys, this is an absolutely fantastic book. One of the best I’ve read. I highly recommend it!!
Rating: 5 STARS!!
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