The only thing more dangerous than the Anathema MC is the club’s president.
For twenty-one years, Rose Darnell’s family dedicated their lives to the Anathema MC. For twenty-one years, she’s searched for a way out.
Bound to a world of bloodied knuckles and drug money, Rose believes her musical talent will rescue her from an abusive father and overbearing brothers. A chance audition and promising gig would free Rose from the outlaw 1%, but her brothers won’t let her escape the club’s shadow.
A rival chapter threatens Rose, and only Anathema’s president, Thorne Radek, can protect her.
A traitor lurks within Anathema’s brotherhood, and Thorne will burn the world to scorch the rat. When an innocent diva with baby-bunny eyes and dark secrets needs his help, Thorne offers his protection and is rewarded with the ultimate bait. He may be the only man to distract Rose from her music, but helping him find the traitor will damn more than the club.
It will tear her family apart.
Kindle Edition, 381 pages
Published November 28th 2014 by Tika Lake Publishing
***I received a free copy from Tika Lake Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review***
Rose was born and raised in the MC lifestyle but has done all she can to stay away from it all and live a ‘normal’ life, even if it’s a struggle. Thorne is the Anathema President and is trying to keep what’s left of his club together after a coup and a bloody territory war ripped it apart but is being thwarted by a traitor in their midst Due to some bad decisions Rose finds herself on Thorne’s radar, under his protection and the bait in luring the rat out.
I didn’t think I would like this one, and up until about the 40% mark it was a little shaky, but I found myself enjoying where the story was going and how things were playing out when it came to hunting down the traitor. My issue with the beginning part wasn’t the flow, or even the somewhat choppy writing, it was Rose. Throughout the mass majority of the book she keeps saying that she wants nothing to do with Anathema. That she wants to leave it all behind and have a ‘normal’ life and after figuring out the abuse she went through, I don’t blame her one bit. I’d have found any way to escape too, BUT she doesn’t. She had ample opportunity to before we meet her. Her mother OD’d when she was young, her father is in prison and she is estranged from her brothers, but she stays in the city that Anathema calls home. You can say money is an issue, but again. If you want out, you find a way. And when she finally decides it’s too late. Also, for someone that was raised in the MC she just came off as extremely naive about what was really going on and the danger she was in based on her last name even if she wasn’t apart of Anathema.
Outside of Rose, I actually liked Thorne. He was a bastard most of the time to Rose, but he is the Prez. His only concern is the health and welfare of the club and to do whatever it takes to ensure it. But he did care about her. He may have been crude about it, he may not have made huge overtures to her, but it was all in the little things he did. The things that he didn’t have to do and the lines he didn’t cross. The one person I really liked was Lyn. The woman is ballsy and one of the bright spots in the book for me. Brew, Keep, Gold, Scotch and Luke I enjoyed as well and wouldn’t mind to learn more about them.
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