Thia is prim and proper.
Bear is leather and lawless.
It will never work between them.
It's a lie they almost believe.
“I’m going to remember this as the worst time in my entire life. The very worst.” She shook her head. “There is nothing I can do to change that. Girls my age are playing sports, going to dances and parties, kissing boys. And that’s never been me. I’ve had a full time job at the grove and a part time job at the Stop-N-Shop. I’ve done nothing over the last few years except work my ass off and watch my family fall apart. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse…now all this.” She waived around to the house and to me and let out an awkward laugh. She took another hit off the bowl, passing it back to me. Her coughing much less than it was on her first try.
“Ti, how old are you?” I asked, clearing my throat as I ventured into territory I knew I shouldn’t. She was a pistol, even if she was a sad one, but there was a wave of innocence about her that had me both feeling bad for her and salivating for a taste of her.
This is for her, not you. I told myself. It was only a partial lie.
“Seventeen,” She said, sniffling. “Eighteen soon.”
“You ever been kissed?” I asked, her eyes met mine. “And not a peck on the cheek or a brief smack of the lips, but a real fucking kiss? One that leaves you without air in you lungs and your thighs pressing together in search of more?” I said, my voice coming out deep and strained. My cock coming alive at the thought of tracing my tongue along her pump lips.
“Why?” She whispered, and as soon as the words left her mouth I knew there would be no coming back from what I was about to do.
I pushed off the fire pit and pulled her up off the chair, pressing her tits into my chest and my straining cock against her stomach. I tipped her chin up and looked into her confused emerald greens. She followed my thumb with her eyes as I traced her bottom lip. There were too many lines marring her face, questioning what it was I was up to. I knew she would try to pull away at any second, try to stop me. But it was too late for that.
I was beyond stopping.
Just one taste.
“Answer the question,” I pressed.
“No,” she said with a slight shake of her head, and before she could try to argue, I leaned down and pressed my lips to hers.
I was already going to hell.
Might as well enjoy the ride there.
This book was so much more amazing than I was expecting! When I heard Bear was getting a story I was super excited but I really didn't know what would come of it and I had a bad feeling I would compare it to King and be disappointed if it wasn't as amaze-balls. What the hell was I thinking, because of course T.M Frazier delivered yet another kick ass story.
Seven years ago Bear gave a ring and a lie to a little girl, thinking that he would never cross paths with her again. But when he's at his lowest point, missing being a part of his club and drinking his problems away, he gets a message. A message delivered by that same girl he met all those years ago.
Thia never forgot the tatted up biker that handed her that ring and gave her a promise, so when she needs help he's the first one she goes to. Only, instead of Bear, she runs into his father, a not so good mad. After already having a shit day it gets even worse when she's taken and used as a message for a man she only met once. When Bear shows up he isn't as she remembers, but now she's stuck with him if she wants to stay alive.
I seriously loved this story and that ending was the worst thing in my life. When I read that last sentence and then realized it was over I literally screamed at my kindle and scared the shit out of my kitten. I had no reason to be nervous about reading this because it was a great, suspenseful, sexy read that I can't wait to get the ending of.
Bear lost his meaning of life when he lost his club and he hasn't yet figured out how to live without being apart of something. Even though the club is who he has to run from, it was his family from birth and he misses that connection. But when Thia comes into his life it gives him more to live for. I loved seeing him as a broken man and then growing into someone whole again. I can't say he's better than King just because I think King will always be my favorite, but he was a really close second.
I liked Thia and how strong and independent she was, despite needing help from Bear. She didn't have the best childhood growing up and had to be mature and adult-like from a young age. I think that's what made me like her, the fact that she wasn't a whiny heroine that complained about her past. She accepted it and did her best to move on from that part of her life. I liked her even more when I saw her with Bear and I loved the two of them together.
I really only had one thing about this book that lowered my rating and it was the drugs. It's just my own personal dislike of drug use in books and nothing against the author or the story. Other than that, I loved every second of Bear and Thia and I hope everyone else will too. Bottom line, this book was fantastic and I will be waiting, not so patiently, for the conclusion.
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review