Anguish by Bella Jewel
Series: Jokers' Wrath MC #3
Published by Self-published on October 28th 2014
Genres: Biker / MC
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There are a lot of things in this world that are easy to escape from. Having a son you didn't ask for isn't one of them.
Mack is a nomad. He likes his own space and he struggles with emotion. His past is grey and his future looks about the same. That is until his ex-girlfriend dies and his son is handed over to him. A two month old baby he didn't know existed. Until now.
His world comes crashing down around him.
Desperate, he hires a nanny.
Jaylah has gotten herself into some serious trouble, so when she sees the job opening for a nanny pop up, she jumps on it. Of course she's not a nanny, but she figures she can pull it off. I mean, how hard can it be?
She's thrown into a world of diapers, hourly feedings and a whole lot of laundry. She's also introduced to the most rugged, gorgeous man she's ever had the pleasure of meeting.
The best part, he's the baby's father.
The worst part, he's a biker.
Their sexual tension is huge, but he's a hard nut to crack. She'll get in, though. She makes it her mission to break through the wall Mack has built so high around himself.
Her world is about to spiral out of control, and she's taking Mack along for the ride.
Well I had just dealt with the kind of week every Mum dreads and as my world started to find it’s balance, I was ready to pick up a book again. Anguish was just the fix I needed. From the first few chapters, I knew that I was going to enjoy reading this book. It had some key players, a wounded warrior, a sassy h (well to start off with) and some good secondary characters. Even the “WTF? You have got to be joking moments” were more of a “really?” rather than an “I can’t read on” scenario.
Jaylah has gotten herself in a massive financial mess. She decides to pick up a job as a Nanny and bluffs the ‘interview’ having absolutely no experience. Then to top it off and to her surprise Mack, the father of the baby is a member of the local biker club. He’s hot, she’s hot and the baby is irresistible!
Mack is coping the only way he knows how by keeping it all in and not sharing with anyone. He is determined that his shit remains his business. And in-between pushing each other’s buttons, Jaylah is slowly becoming more and more a part of baby and Mack’s world. This is what struck me as a bonus within the story. Two people with little idea as to what they were doing, only driven by good intentions and somehow managing to pull the whole parenting task off…well eventually!
Together they have some strong moments but other parts it felt like they were both speaking in a feminine voice. Not constantly but enough to throw me when it happened
What I loved:
- Family time, as unconventional as it was
- The slow burn
What I struggled with:
- Strip Poker on a girls night in? Really?
- Jaylah’s mother – that was a tad weird, taken that that was acknowledged within the story.
Thank you to Bella for breaking my book drought. I’ll be looking out for the next book in this series!
Lily’s Rating: 3.5 Stars
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