Title: BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW
Series: Savage Outlaw MC #1
Author: Emily Minton
Publish Date: 11.16.14
Publisher: Emily Minton
Category /Genre: Adult, MC Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Emily Minton (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by: The Hype PR
Date completed: 12.03.14
Goodreads link: BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW
Description from the publisher:
After the last fourteen years of surviving as a walking, talking, living doll, Laura feels dead inside.
She has sacrificed everything for her family, marrying a man she could never love. Her husband doesn’t beat her, doesn’t berate her. He transforms her, forcing her to live as a stand-in for his long dead wife. She stays silent as piece after piece of herself disappears, willing to do anything to protect the people she loves.
When his demands go too far, she finally tells her brother the ugly truth.
Wanting to protect her without putting the rest of their family at risk, he sends her to the one place he knows she’ll be safe. He places her into the hands of his best friend, Vice President of the Savage Outlaws MC.
Once again, she is transformed into someone new; Shay.
Bowie has spent many nights dreaming about his best friend’s little sister. The reality is so much sweeter than his dreams. He wants to be more for Shay, needs to protect her, but he’s not sure if he knows how.
Can an Outlaw show her how beautiful life should be?
She lived for eighteen years as Laura, loved by her parents and her older brother. She lived for fourteen years as Gwendolyn, the replicated doll of Marcus’ first wife. Now she is Shay. Her brother has helped her to escape Marcus and has her hiding with Bowie and the Savage Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Laura’s brother, Jeremy (aka Lock), had been Army buddies with Bowie, and Shooter. Bowie remembers the pictures Lock had shared of his little sister back home, a girl he had fantasized about. One look and real life seems better than fantasy. Bowie wants… no,… needs to protect Shay. Can he show her that an alpha, dominant man doesn’t have to be domineering and controlling?
First, my apologies – I was supposed to have this posted several days ago, but I lost my calendar.
I absolutely love Laura/Shay. In fact, I loved all of the characters. Even the “villains” were made to be lovingly hated… even when you just hate them. There is a beautifully twisting plot that captured my heart and my imagination. When I stopped to think about it, even the good guys were bad guys! Yikes!! I thought this was an excellently written story and is a terrific MC romance for someone new to the genre.
Laura is a good girl, a devoted daughter and sister, and she’s in over her head with her husband. One thing to remember when reading this - not all abuse is physical. Marcus is beyond scary abusive. From the first day that Laura meets him, she knows that she doesn’t like him. She doesn’t want anything to do with him, but he wants her. I’ll let you find out how she ended up married to him and grow to despise him as much as he deserves.
As Shay, she is finally learning who she is. I can tell you from experience, that first time that you make a decision that isn’t based on “what would he tell me to do,” is a milestone! The first thing she learns is that she is not weak. She is confident despite the abuse that she has endured.
I could tell you so much more, but I want you to get this book, read it, and enjoy it as much as I did!
I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I hope it’s not a long wait!
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused
The Savage Outlaws MC series:
- Beautiful Outlaw
- (not yet titled)
Other Books from Emily Minton:
- Whiskey Lullaby
Renegade Sons MC Series:
1. Renegade Lady
2. Renegade Reject
I push Shay in front of my body. She tries to pull away, but I tighten my grip and lean down to whisper in her ear. “Don’t move.”
My voice has her shaking; her fear is so strong that I swear I can taste it, but this shit has to be done. Putting my hand under her chin and lifting her eyes to the crowd. I run my other hand up to cup her breast, making sure the boys get my point, as I start to talk. “Take a good look, brothers. This here is mine. If I even hear of one of you laying a finger on her, I will fuckin’ kill you.”
A few hoots and hollers fill the room, but I ignore them. I look around, just to be sure everyone understands. “I claim her as my property. She’s my Old Lady. Stay the fuck away from her.”
With that, I lower my hand from her face and place it on her arm. I pull her along as I make my way to my room. As soon as I step inside, I slam the door. Looking down at her, I lay out the rules. “Never fight me in front of those boys, and I mean fuckin’ ever. If you don’t like what I do, tell me when we’re alone. Throw all the sass you want behind closed doors, but never show anything but complete respect in front of them.”
Her face is hard. Instead of the tears I expected to see, her eyes are burning with anger. “So, I can say whatever I want right now?”
Her voice comes out in a hiss, as she crosses her arms. Every inch of her is vibrating with fury, and she looks hot as hell. I nod, trying not to crack a smile. “Yeah, any fuckin’ thing you want.”
She lifts a hand, point a finger at my chest. “Next time you decide to treat me like a piece of meat, give me a little warning. Tell me you’re about to parade me in front of a bunch of bikers and let them look their fill. Don’t scare the hell out of me like that.”
“Is that all?” I ask, still working to keep my laughter in check.
She moves forward, her finger now poking me. “I’ll treat you with respect, but you are going to do the same for me. I’ll play your little lap dog in front of your friends, but you better not do something like that to me ever again. If you do, I’ll be out of here and back at Nina’s before you can even blink an eye.”
The humor of the moment dies a fast death, and I reach down and grab her. Walking her back to the bed, I push her down and climb over her. As I cage her body below mine, I start to speak. “Never fuckin’ threaten me again. You’re not going to Nina’s or any damn where else. You’re mine, and you better never forget it.”
USA Today Best Selling Author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue! Emily loves to read, and this love of the written word led to her writing career.
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