Rev (A Bayonet Scars Novel #3)
By JC Emery
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.
Mature Content Warning: The Bayonet Scars novels are a dark romance series which features graphic sexual content, violence, and foul language that is intended for a mature audience. Each novel features a different couple, though it’s not recommended that they be read out of order due to the series story arc.
Okay so first I have to admit, I am not sure what made me read this particular book. I’m not sure if it was because I wanted to give this series one more try or if it was because I was so desperate for a Motorcycle Club Romance novel and I am running out of new ones. The first book Ride, the story of Alex and Ryan was definitely not a favorite of mine. I absolutely hated Ryan and almost didn’t finish the story because I just could not see what Alex saw in him. The second book Thrash I did not finish. I could not find a reason to like either main character. It also solidified my hatred for Ryan.
I picked up Rev with apprehension but after reading the first few chapters realized I was actually enjoying it. Thank God! Rev redeemed this series in my eyes, I actually am looking forward to seeing what comes next. I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Grady but was pleasantly surprised. He was coarse, vulgar and insensitive but after a while he grew on me. He was also funny, loyal and determined. I could actually see why a woman like Holly would want to be with him.
As for Holly, I liked her. I thought she was smart, tough and had me laughing out loud throughout the story. She did not put up with Grady’s BS and gave as good as she got. Unlike a lot of female characters in these type of books Holly was not completely naive when it came to the MC and seemed to take the rules of the lifestyle in stride.
I felt the connection between Grady and Holly and enjoyed their story. If the rest of the books in this series are more like this one I will definitely read them. I would love to read more about Grady and Holly, Chey and Jeremy and Ian. I only hope that in future books Ryan either has a very small part or finally redeems himself in some way.