Saturday, August 22, 2015

Owned by the Bastard ~ Jenika Snow & Sam Crescent

The Soldiers of Wrath MC #1
Demon, the President of The Soldiers of Wrath MC, is a vicious bastard, a heartless killer, and has no regrets about any of the violent things he does in life. It is how he survives, and how he keeps his club and his men safe.
Deanna Monte has stayed in the life of her drug addicted, low-life father since her mother passed away. She may hate her dad, but after her mother's dying wish for Deanna to not give up on him, she knows she can't walk away.
When Deanna is given to Demon as payment for her father's debt, she fights with everything inside of her and refuses to submit. But she's never met a man like Demon, a cruel man that is big and powerful and can take her life as easily as he breathes. She shouldn't want him the way she does, not after he takes her away from her life, refusing to let her go, and tells her that she is his now.
But she does, and that frightens her most of all.
Warning: This title does contain explicit adult themes.

Determined to fulfill her dying mother's wish, Deanna never gives up on her dead-beat drug addicted father. But she's about to pay a huge price for her unconditional care -- her father offers her as payment to a powerful motorcycle club run by the ruthless Demon. Once Demon sets his eyes on the feisty red-haired daughter there's no going back- this bastard is going to own her.

The beginning of this book REALLY sucked me in- I felt the trepidation and anxiety as Deanna worried over her last few minutes of freedom and felt the hopelessness she felt being a modern woman and being kept captive by one moody alpha male. Demon wasn't really one of my typical swoon-over anti-hero types- no he was very rough around the edges but had a soft spot when it came to Deanna- soft not weak.

However, the rest of the book didn't hold my attention captive like the beginning did- I felt Deanna's character in the beginning morphed too quickly into a submissive character a third of the way through. Honestly? It's like she got the sense knocked out of her - I just couldn't relate.

Toward the end I felt too much happened and was glossed over- a whole chapter devoted to in the bedroom yet two pages of the big climax (the literary kind this time) and then BAMM- the book was over. Overall I liked the story and will probably continue on to the second.
~3.5 stars~


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