Hostage by Jamie Begley
Series: Predators MC #3
Also in this series: Riot
Published by Young Ink Press on May 23, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC, Contemporary Romance
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The Enforcer’s Oath: Protect the club at all costs.
Jackal made an enemy out of Penni when he kidnapped her years ago. He let her go, never imagining she would take a piece of his soul with her. Now protecting Penni against a former brother will force him to place the club against her once again.
She may be the Hostage, but he’s the one held captive by the lust she refuses to admit binds them together.
She thinks The Last Riders and another man will be all the protection she needs to end the tug of war between them. However, he’s never lost a battle, especially against a tiny blonde with an attitude, begging him to teach her that her place is under him.
To end the battle, he’s going to have to reclaim the piece of soul she stole from him or claim a part of her soul as prisoner.
When a predator takes you hostage, you’re his forever.
*WARNING* This work of fiction is intended for mature audiences only. All sexually active characters portrayed in this ebook are eighteen years of age or older. Please do not buy if strong sexual situations, multiple partners, violence, drugs, child abuse, domestic discipline, and explicit language offends you.
I was sooo looking forward to Hostage. I’ve been intrigued by Jackal since we met him way back when and I thought Penni might just be a good match for him. He’s the epitome of a biker alphahole and he would need someone strong willed to stand up to him. Being Shade’s sister made Penni familiar with the biker lifestyle and what would be expected of her. He had also provided her with the tools she needed to be able to take care of herself. I could not download this puppy fast enough.
With lots and lots of danger, action, biker politics, and plenty of the grit we expect from Jamie Begley I ended up reading it straight through in one sitting. The book started off with Penni in a pretty precarious situation. Even knowing she couldn’t be killed off, I was on the edge of my seat thinking of all the worst case scenarios and how Shade would kill everyone if Penni ended up dead. When Jackal showed up on the scene, I actually let out a sigh of relief, and then laughingly reminded myself it’s a freaking book.
I went through a lot of up and down emotions with Hostage. There were a few things I adored about this book like the interactions between the Last Riders and the Predators but there were a lot of things that drove me crazy like the complete character turnarounds some of my favorites had. No one did as I expected and this was not good.
Penni was a huge disappointment. There is being strong-willed and smart, and then there is being a spoiled rotten brat. Guess where she squarely landed at? She shot past capable of taking care of herself straight to an over-confident straight up witch who tried to kick and scream her way through everything. I get that Jackal was quite the jackass, but she acted like a complete and total crazy twit long after she had a reason to. I just wanted to drop kick her. Jackal went the other route, from being tough as nails to putting up with Penni’s craziness long after any normal person would. He needed one of the Predator’s to get him in a headlock and explain to him that he was being a pushover. Ugh.
Of course, I didn’t get the Predators decision to not alert Shade of the situation. This seemed stupid to the nth degree to me, and again completely out of character for the MC. No one wants to bring the wrath of the Last Riders on them and Shade is the scariest of all and they know it. Even if it turned out well, The Last Riders would be pissed and expecting a pound of flesh and Shade would be about 10 degrees past that.
Even weirder was the situation with a certain little traitor and how that was handled on every freaking level, both catching them and how they dealt with them. I literally wanted to throw my iPad at that point. I’m surprised the neighbors didn’t hear me screaming “Are you kidding me with this crap?” I’m shaking my head while writing this, and I waited over a week to write my actual review.
So how do I rate a book that I read in one sitting that I liked but was also left me feeling disappointed and out of sorts plus put my iPad in danger of having a very short life?
Spice’s Rating: 3.5 Disappointed but…I Still Couldn’t Put It Down Stars
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