Wednesday, November 19

Review: Rev by JC Emery

Title: Rev
By: JC Emery
Series: Bayonet Scars #3
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
BookWhisperer Rating:

Everyone belongs somewhere. Even the misfits.

With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.

Rev is a more disturbing story than the previous two novels included in the Bayonet Scars series. At the end of Thrash (Book 2) Grady was very much the villian. His persistent agitation of the crews actions in regards to their women had left a very disappointed opinion of his character. When I discovered that book three would be his story I anticipated one of the two experiences. Either I would not enjoy this story as immensely as the previous books, or I would have to experience a story that would alter my opinions. Lucky for me, the later is exactly what I found in my experience with Rev. Grady is a very loyal and devoted man; which would explain the reasons for his difficult and nonsupporting views in the past, as well as, the level of intensity with this book. It was an absolute pleasure to learn more about his character, and have my opinions altered in such a drastic manner. Holly is definitely his match, and the friction that these characters generate make for a highly compelling read. This series is pack full of strong resilient women, and I almost think that Holly takes the cake on those qualities. This woman was far more fierce than any we have seen, and I was fascinated by her drive from the start. The way she takes Grady on is exhilarating; almost like baiting a lion. These are definitely two characters that love and hate equally and wholly. Their raw intensity is powerful drug that will fuel readers addiction. On a much darker note, Rev takes this series to a whole new level with the severity of the story line. Mindy and Holly are truly survivors, and the disturbing events of this story only prove to exaggerate the already barbaric nature to these books. This dive into the abyss proved a success for JC Emery. This is a wonderful talented author that is not afraid of a challenge. The ruthless and uncanny ability to create the most enticing story out of this wild and violent lifestyle is a show of brilliance.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~

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