Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.
Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.
Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants.
I have been a fan of Joanna Wylde ever since Reapers stand and having gone back and read the first two I was hooked little monkey.
We meet puck a little in reapers stand and get a glimpse at the then prospect and in jail. Now after serving his time he is out and a full member of the Silver Bastards, which is not a bunch of old bastard men, contrary to what I might have thought. On the night of his release Puck meets Becca, a shy girl whom he wanted to have a good time with but something seemed off about the whole thing. Oh, they have a good time, great in fact, but then afterwards, shit got real in a effed up way which made Puck make a decision that changed Becca’s life forever.
Five years later and Becca has grown into a very independent person, living on her own, going to school and holding down a job, yet she never got Puck Redhouse out of her head the man who saved her life and terrified her all on the same night, and continues to terrify her. Over years Puck has kinda been lurking in the background, making his presence known but not bothersome and for Becca its nice knowing that he is still looking out for her should she ever need it. Not that she will, Becca is a little of a firecracker.
I thought this story would be a disaster,especially with how it started, which I have to say Joanna did a very good job at telling that story without giving too much away up front and not having this reader feel gross until after it was over and then it was like ahhh, damn. Puck and Becca have some serious issues to work out and people and obstacles to overcome, themselves included, and at times I wondered if their story would ever be fixed!
I think this is the first book in a while that I felt closer to the male character than the female(what the does that say about me)? Puck is so in your face, as I’m sure all bikers are, that you appreciate him for telling you like it is, even if it is in an asshole kinda way. I also loved the set up for hopefully Mel and Painters story and man if I thought this one was volatile I don’t think I will be able to handle theirs!
I LOVED EVERY MINUTE of this book, the writing and the plot and the side characters were all written in a way that was meant to captivate you, which it did! I thought I had initially started on it when I got it that night just to read the first few pages, but I was hooked after the first few sentences and read more than half the book in the first night! I wanted to savour this book but it was just so good I couldn’t stop reading!