Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Outlaw Review!

When outlaw biker, Cole Austin sees a young woman handcuffed and being dragged across the yard of the Dead Souls Motorcycle Club's remote clubhouse, he's stunned by the realization of just how dark his world has become. This scene is even more than his twisted soul can stomach. Compelled to intercede and save her, he has no idea his whole world is about to change. He believes he's doing the right thing until a secret she's hiding makes him question if saving her may be the biggest mistake of his life. The two strike a deal, a deal they may both come to regret. Can his soul be saved? Is there anything he won't do for her? Are there some things he just can't? And are there some things she can never forgive?

I have to be honest, this one took me a bit to get into.  I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either.  Had the end of the story been as fleshed out as the very beginning, I might have.  Let me explain.

Cole sees Angel being pulled by a member of another MC and realizes she is being forced against her will to be there.  He steps in and helps her get away.  Angel is young and scared and now basically given to another MC member without really knowing what is going to happen to her.  The reason this took such a weird turn for me, is that she goes from being scared and trying to kill Cole, to falling in love with him right away and even telling him about something that could get his MC into a lot of trouble.

Then we see as Cole and Angel become super close and ends up getting sent away by Mack, the MC's President.  Flash forward three years and we find out she has twins, one is very sick, and she is coming back to find Cole.  It just felt like this story was sort of all over the place.  Sick kids in a book freak me out, it makes me uncomfortable and if I wanted to feel that way I wouldn't be reading as a hobby.  I don't mind dark stories, in fact I enjoy them.  Sick kids just aren't my thing.

Cole helps and the kid gets better.  Yay!.  But with all the deception Cole has built he risks losing the new family he has found.  There for me are a lot of very clean and easy breaks in this book.  No one holds a grudge against a man who got a young girl pregnant and sent her away?  Her aunt Natalie is a saint.  His divorce to someone as clingy as his wife was too clean, no way in hell that would happen.  Ever.  And generally I felt like if this book was a little longer and a little more flushed out, I would have loved it.  Even with the sick kid angle.

I give this 3 lipsticks.  I wanted to love it, I just couldn't.  See how erratically this review is written?  Yeah...the book is written the same way....


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