Dex by Jayne Blue
Series: Great Wolves Motorcycle Club #1
Published by Self-published on June 28th 2015
Genres: Biker / MC
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Meet the sexy, dangerous, tortured men of the Great Wolves M.C. and the strong women they love.
Dex - When they locked me away for another man’s crime they called it justice. When they set me free they called that justice too. But their damned justice cost me my freedom, my family, my club, and the only woman I ever wanted ... Ava.
Now I’m back. Only two things have kept me sane all these years. I want to hurt the man responsible for sending me to prison and end his hold over the Great Wolves M.C. forever. And I want the feel of Ava’s body beneath mine again. I need to watch the way she surrenders only to me and makes me whole. It’s selfish of me to think Ava would wait for me.
But, I’m a selfish man and it’s time for me to take back what’s mine.
Ava - At night, sometimes I still dream of what it felt like when Dex touched me. He awakened things in me, made me burn for him like no other man has since. But those are just dreams, aren’t they? The years, distance, and the battles I’ve fought have made me remember Dex as something more than he really was. Except now he’s back, stirring my body and heart even though my head knows better. I can’t let him take me back into his world...the club, the violence, the heartache.
I don’t know if I can survive loving or losing him all over again and we both know there’s only one way this can end.
It’s a good feeling when I dive into a biker book and am pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. There are a lot of less than stellar biker books out there that I end up wading through to find one that makes it all worth it. Dex was one of those good ones that put a smile on my face.
Wrongly imprisoned, he lost everything. He’s out now, completely exonerated, which is something he thought would never happen. Dex had every reason to come out one huge ball of rage and he was definitely angry, but it was a controlled emotion that he kept in check.
The world as he knew it has completely changed, especially the woman he left behind after forcing her away. No matter how much he cared for her, he was bound and determined to do what was best for Ava and if that meant leaving her alone he would. This is the kind of alpha male I can get behind.
Ava was strong, but in moving on she’s faced a few nightmares of her own. She shattered when he forced her away so she made some drastic life choices. A veteran now, she is completely changed from the woman she once was and she’s not sure she wants to go back to him. She’s still in love with Dex, but with everything that’s happened along with all that’s swirling around the club, she’s not sure love is enough.
I loved the feelings that this book explored, especially when it showcased how Dex felt about being out of the loop for so long. All the sorrow and anger at everything he’d missed and all he could have been if he hadn’t been derailed for 13 years. Both Dex and Ava had the world shift on its axis when Dex got sent away, and they still hadn’t found their footing.
The human reactions that Dex and Ava had as they flailed around not sure about each other gave the book a more realistic feel than you get in a lot of biker books. I liked that it acknowledged that even with a healthy dose of love and caring, you still have to make sure a relationship is right before diving back in.
A great story with side characters I want to know more about mean I will be reading on in this series.
What I Loved:
- Ava and Dex
- Sly and his willingness to lay it out how much he missed Dex and needed his guidance.
What I Struggled With:
- Plot holes in how Dex was originally taken down for something he didn’t do.
- The Chris thing seemed contrived.
Spice’s Rating: 4 Biker Happy Place Stars
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