Love is a powerful force, but it doesn’t compare to guilt.
And just like most people, my guilt eats me alive.
I went from being an irresponsible kid who didn’t know any better to an irresponsible man who does.
I make no apologies.
Don’t take my carelessness for strength.
My blood is as deadly as the bullet that killed my brother, and once I’m cut, there’s no stopping the river of rage.
My past is dead. I’m not like my MC brothers. Nothing is going to come bite me in the ass.
Or so I thought.
Because life gave me Mary, the little hellraiser who tries to be reckless.
She’s only looking to escape the nightmare of what happened to her in Atlantic City.
She’s a good girl. The kind to wear pearls and fancy cardigans. She doesn’t belong in this life.
Even if I know she belongs with me.
She paints her lips in red lipstick, but I know it’s an effort to hide the pain.
There’s more than the fact we are too different to be together.
Her past isn’t dead.
And mine has come back to life.
* * I HAD BEEN GIVEN AN ADVANCED READERS COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW * *
Knives, one of the Kings that just sat in the background and had a few good one-liners for most of the series until A Ruthless Halloween, and that is when I wanted to know more. I wanted to know why he was the way that he was, plus I wanted to see the kind of woman that he would end up with because she needed to be a wild spitfire.
Boy howdy was she, and her life was hard in a different direction than Knives and I loved how they were so hard and meant to each other before all that chemistry just blew up all over the pages of the book. It may seem like an instant love story but my money is on there was always more that was vrewing beneth the surface that no one really saw because they were always fighting.
I loved Mary and how she is stronger than her past and choose to live after the rescue, but that the same time was reckless and needed that attitude check that she was given at the very start. Mary is strong and devoted and knows right from wrong as well as what needs to be in the grey area. There is so much to her that makes me love her and how good she is for knives, opening up his closed soul and heart.
I love how Knives shows her what her worth is and how amazing she can be if she puts her mind to it. They show eachother that they are not defined by their past, and loss does hurt but you need to grow from that loss and be better because you knew them. This book is an amazing addition and uplifting if you really look.