Rogue by Callie Hart
Series: Dead Man's Ink #2
Also in this series: Rebel, Badlands, Ransom
Published by Self-published on November 15, 2015
Genres: Biker / MC, Suspense
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When people get too close to me, they wind up dead. Blood. Bullet holes. Stab wounds. I’ve kept my identity secret to protect the ones I love, but now the most dangerous man in my world knows exactly who I am… And he’s coming for me.
Héctor Ramirez has brought war to my doorstep, but he won’t win.
I’ll fight to defend the vulnerable.
I’ll kill to protect my club.
But I’ll die to save the woman I love.
A Rebel with a cause!
To be seen as not good enough in someone you detest’s eyes is no great loss. Louis JAMES Aubertin III has his father’s name but this is where their similarities end. His father is a rude, self-obsessed egotistical man with high political aspirations with no respect nor apparent love for his son. James is a returned Marine and known as Rebel, President of the Widow Makers MC. Amongst his brothers and club his well-deserved respect is given without question. The story picks up with James, out of his leathers and suited up in Ralph Lauren to attend a function his father is hosting. It hits the fan when a known enemy of The Widow Makers MC strikes out. With the assistance of his brothers, Rebel maintains his distance, taking time to work out the next move.
Sophia may not have much choice in what is happening in her life but it’s a lot more promising than what it could have been. She’s far from out of trouble and Rebel is doing all he can to keep her safe. With trouble knocking on the MC’s door, Rebel has his hands full juggling the club and doing what’s right by Sophia. Knowing whether to keep her close or not is the question hovering over Rebel and Sophia. Regardless of what is decided, danger looms which ever direction they head.
Rebel is the kind of guy women don’t let go of willingly, so it’s easy to see why. He’s charismatic, talented and at times seemed superhuman. The way he was able to do what he did in the state he was in had me raising my eyebrows. I overlooked it, easily distracted by what he was up to at the time.
A relatively quick read (or it seemed to be) with enough suspense, action and steam to keep me turning pages. There are a few gruesome moments and a cast of determined strong characters to play these moments out. The story focused on Sophie and Rebel rather than club life, although it’s not ignored, just more in the background being told from multiple POVs flowing from one to another smoothly.
What has won me over most so far with this series is Rebel, he is good hearted, loyal and true to his road name. When he is sweet it was in a way that didn’t detract from the strength he demonstrated when he needed to rule or lead his club. Sophia finds herself facing situations far removed from her previous quiet life and reflecting on the stark differences between now and then.
If you’re familiar with the Blood and Roses series, you’ll be aware this is the back story of characters referred to. With that in mind, I would describe this as a ‘to be continued’ ending and these books should be read in order. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the Dead Man’s Ink series.
What I loved:
- The game of trust
- The respect he showed others
- He called it as it was
What I struggled with:
Lily’s rating: 5 Stars
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