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Series: The One-Eyed Jacks MC #1
on June 20, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, MC
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Love not only stings when you lose it, when it’s ripped away, but when it first sinks its teeth into you, it can cut just as raw and sting just as deep.
Unfortunately, I had forgotten that.
I was allegedly South Dakota's most famous Old Lady.
Fifteen years ago I had survived my Old Man’s murder
and swore to myself never again.
Never again surrender my heart.
Never again sacrifice to the Club.
But that all changed in one night.
I came home and crashed into him,
and my past and present blew up in my face.
Both of us lonely, running on empty, and unwilling to admit it.
I feel things I'd forgotten about, want things I had cut out of my insides.
Who holds the keys to betrayal? To suspicion? To trust?
To brotherhood? To family?
To a bleeding heart?
Right now, I just might.
I suppose some of us have to get really dirty before we can become truly clean.
This story is a gritty and emotional journey of Grace “Little Sister” Quillen. Her wild childhood ride with her first love Dig and how fifteen years later she finally comes back to face her demons and find what she never expected to find, an opportunity to find love once again.
I cheered for Grace throughout this book. She was strong and determined. She was not a wishy-washy heroine wringing her hands, not being able to make decisions. She made tough choices and pulled herself up by her boot straps. Grace isn’t a twenty-something girl trying to find her way in a biker club. She is a 40-something with the internal and external scares of a “been there, done that” life. (Not that I do not adore some YA angst) This book is all about her next chapter in her journey, facing the past, trying to find peace, and maybe even a second chance at love. Miller is one bad ass biker… Charming in his own way, but sexy as sin and knows how to please the ladies… He has his own personal demons and makes decisions that made me hate him at points in the book. However, all in all I can imagine his panty dropping smile and all is forgiven. **Sigh**
I loved how the story intertwined her past meeting and falling in love with Dig. The bond written and developed throughout the story was pivotal to truly understand and appreciate the budding romance with Miller aka Lock. There was some serious sex in some unconventional places, but the writing was raw and real. There is danger, violence, and you will a tissue or 10. The secondary characters and camaraderie of the club members were well portrayed. I cannot wait for the next book as I want to read all of their stories. This is only book 1, but does not even a huge cliffhanger.