In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. -Robert Frost
Holy. Batman.... This book was amazing!!! My first night of reading it I only made it to 37%, but the next night, couldn't. put. it. down. It was sexy as hell in some places, amusing, exciting, dangerous, and down right heartbreaking.
My Ripper "Baby, man like me got no business with a girl like you. You're nothin' but f@ckin' beauty and I'm whole lot of f@ckin' ugly who's already halfway to hell."
Ripper and Danny's romance is no where near the perfect romance. Actually Danny even says herself it's "more like a car crash, that leaves no survivors with only bad memories and heartache." From the beginning it is anything but normal. But the pull between them become so strong they can't even think about fighting it.
Everything has beauty. Even the ugly. Especially the ugly.
Because without the ugly, there would be no beauty.
Ripper was...injured, that is a mild definition of it, during the whole Deuce, Eva, Frankie debacle. He is left scared, emotionally and physically, and pretty much angry with the world, especially Eva. Eva and Deuce's story is told so much more in this book and it was heartbreaking, but because of everything that is happening between them Danny's life is started in a downward spiral.
Danny "You may not be beautiful the way you were before, but you're still beautiful. To me."
On her prom night long story short she ends up with Ripper and this is the beginning of everything. Afterward, neither knows what to do about what happened. Ripper knows that when Deuce finds out, he's a dead man. However, neither can stop thinking about the other. They avoid each other for a while but eventually they can't escape each other and they realize they can't stay away from each other. They sneak away here and there, and even spend a week together at Ripper's cabing. But nothing ever stays the same, in one quick moment everything came crashing down.
This book had me hooked. I went through so many emotions. I loved the Deuce and Eva storyline. It actually made me a little sick to my stomach in some parts. Deuce was back with his badass self, sometimes you just want to hate that guy, but in the end, he always seems to pull through. I give it up to Eva, I'm not sure I could be in a relationship with Deuce, but hey that just me and I'm not saying no to every biker in the story, just Deuce, lol. He's a hard one to crack.
Ripper and Danny was like an emotionally roller coaster for me. When things were good, oh my, they were so damn good, but when things went bad, wow, they were gut clenching bad. Some parts were so hard to read, I had tears in my eyes.
I can't wait for the next book. In the end, Tegen was massively being a huge b!tch. I really have no problem with her if the biker life is not for her, but for the way she acted about her mom, grrr, I wanted to choke her. Cage better get on that and put a cork in the attitude before she gets out of line and someone else does. I'm actually really excited about all of the rest of the books. I hope Dorothy turns out okay, but honestly I can't wait for ZZ's story. I know he had a hard time in this one and I hope he ends up finding him an old lady that gives him a HEA. He seemed like a nice dude, I just hope that his hurt doesn't cause him to turn into a jackass.
Whatever your reading, stop and jump into this series. Yes, it's raw, with badass bikers who drink too much, cuss too much, and screw around too much. They are crude, don't take any shit off of anyone, and would rather kill over working things out, but...they are bikers...would you expect any less?? More importantly when they love, they love hard. haha, physically and emotionally, but they will die for what they love.