Thursday, May 4, 2017

Review: Drifter by Janine Infante Bosco

I’m a drifter.
A man born to ride through this world alone.
There used to be a time when I thought I was the rescuing type. I enlisted in the Marines and made it my duty—I was going to save lives.
I was going to be a true American hero.
But God had another plan.
Or maybe Satan did.
For everything I touch finds mortality.
I’m no hero.
I’m nothing.
I’m a veteran biker, a former nomad who survived war only to live in hell.
Now I ride with the Satan’s Knights of Brooklyn and I’m drifting into a different kind of chaos.
The kind that revolves around a pretty girl with intoxicating green eyes.
A girl who has the power to turn me inside out.
A girl who doesn’t need anyone to rescue her because she’s her own savior.
Until she’s not.
But a man plagued by war and the devil inside him can never be her hero.

Gina Spinelli
Strong. Independent. Fierce.
They are the three things I strived to be.
But sometimes being successful can be lonely.
Sometimes a girl just wants to be a girl and have someone take care of her.
Maybe even love her.
Sometimes the strong become vulnerable.
Or worse, the victor becomes the victim.
Sometimes we lose control or in my case it’s stripped from you.
Defeated. Broken. Haunted.
They are the three things I have become.
In my darkest hour I admit defeat.
In my darkest hour I need one person.
I need him.


I love Janine and it's not because we have the same name, are both from the north (It might be both those things but I'll never really tell) and she's just so darn good at what she writes. I absolutely loved her book Drifter. I didn't read it because I had to review it, I didn't get asked to read it...I just did it for pleasure. PURE PLEASURE!!! Can I tell you that it was better than chocolate? It was. It was better than having a man around but then again book boyfriends usually are. Stryker is one of those characters that grips you from the first page and doesn't let go. He just has so many demons he's fighting and he's doing it on his own. He doesn't want to hurt anyone and I dang near cried when he went through all the things he did (I'm not giving you any spoilers - read it yo self!!) So, everyone is fawning over the cover of this book and that's great because as a person Matthew is awesome but and here's my but...JANINE IS AN AWESOME WRITER!!! Don't forget that. You might buy the book for the cover because let's be honest, some people do but she's got some writing chops. I met her at a signing and she's just as real as she writes on paper. My final thoughts on this book are this...if you aren't 18 - you've been warned that this isn't for the faint of heart. There are topics in this book that are potential triggers for someone that is young but also for those that have been assaulted. I'm throwing that out there because it can cause you to have flashbacks. PTSD is real, it attacks a staggering number of people. This author did an awesome job portraying that. She is now amongst my top 5 authors that I will buy NO matter what and that's saying something. I don't take reviews lightly. If I don't like your book, I either don't review or if I'm asked to, I give a true rating. However, this was my unicorn....

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