Series: No Prisoners MC #5
Author: Lilly Atlas
Genre: MC Romance
At the height of power, one ruthless misstep crumbles Snake’s kingdom in an instant. Beaten within inches of his life, betrayed by his own club, and left for dead, he has nothing remaining to focus on but healing and revenge.
Physical Therapist, Amanda, thinks she’s seen it all. Then, she meets Nick, a broken man who has sustained the most severe beating she’s ever encountered. Surly, brooding, and angry, he should be a nightmare patient. But under the rough exterior lies a man determined to overcome his devastating injuries, a quality Amanda can’t help but be drawn to. Plus, he’s ridiculously attractive, to the point she finds she can’t stay away.
Women like Amanda—kind, sweet, intelligent, independent, respectable—don’t exist in Snake’s world. When she offers him a place to live after his hospital stay, he can’t turn her down. The more time they spend together, the more torn he becomes between two realities: a gruesome MC world full of lies, betrayal, and hatred, or a life with Amanda that promises healing and peace.
As Snake helps Amanda through some troubling times, passion flares. For once, he actually cares about a woman and it’s enough to make him question everything. After leading a life as a dedicated outlaw, is it too late to change? And if not, is he willing to leave his vendetta behind?
Snake is probably one of the most unlikable characters I’ve ever read in previous books, so when I heard there was going to be a book about him I thought “How the heck am I going to like a book about this snake?” Pun intended. He’s not a good guy that you bring home to mom. He’s a murderer, a crook, a drug dealer, an MC President and an all-around bad guy. He has no empathy for others, so how are you going to make this guy a love interest and someone we’re going to root for?
You almost kill him, beat him half to death and shoot him a couple of times by the same people that he’s trusted his whole life…then you throw him down a ravine. Good job!! Seriously, I did and I didn’t see that coming. What I was thinking was, “he’ll probably lose his memory and become good for a while.” Did that happen? Nope. He was still the same guy on the inside. This wasn’t a story of someone who forgets who he is at his core, but of someone who changes who he is at his heart from falling in love with a woman who he sees is hurting by the choices he’s made. It’s because of his decisions and the effects he sees that those decisions have on Amanda that he changes who he is. He doesn’t want her to think less of him and he wants to live up to what she wants him to be. The saying “the love of a good woman” really is true in this case. I found myself, not only enjoying Nick (Snake) but rooting for him and that is not easy. He did have feelings. He did have regrets. There were things that he wished for. The scene with Jester and Striker was heartfelt and I was in tears. I’d have to say this was probably my favorite of all the books. It’s probably because we always love a good bad-to-good guy book, but maybe I just love redemption and what it means when that happens.
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect anyone else's.
Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author, proud Navy wife, and mother of two spunky girls. By day she works as a physical therapist for a hospital in Virginia. Lilly is an avid romance reader, and expects her Kindle to beg for mercy every time she downloads a new eBook. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened yet, and she can often be found absorbed in a good book.