Reader by L. Ann Marie
Series: Princes of Prophecy
Also in this series: Prophet, Leader, Enforcer
Published by Self-published on June 21, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
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Darren is the VP of Princes of Prophecy. He’s been deaf his whole life but works around his deafness, using his other senses to keep up with his hearing family, friends, and Brothers. He sees everything. When Mitch Baxter helps him get more acute vibrations he believes he is finally hearing. Life is a little easier. Now Mitch came up with a way to give him the words with his vibrations. Life is looking up.
Eliza was brought up by a drug addicted mother. She was given to her stepbrother for drugs. When her stepfather needed money she was sold to the Outlaw club. Life has not been easy, but once she was away she was determined to make it better for other women that needed help. Eliza is a survivor that understands the meaning of being free.
This is the story of Darren and Eliza.
After the events in the first book in the Princes of Prophecy series, I wasn’t sure about Darren. I guess after being told for so long that Jessie, Darren, and Jess would be together to suddenly being told that Darren and Jess weren’t feeling it, I was just a little thrown. No worries, Darren won me over and I ended up enjoying Reader.
With all the miraculous tech advances that LAM writes into her books, you forget about how much the characters still have to overcome and her characters not only overcome, they freaking excel at anything they set their mind to. Being deaf, Darren especially has things he has to deal with on a daily basis that would drive so many of us crazy. What really won me over was how much he bent over backward to give his Eliza what she needed to overcome her past, even if it went against his extremely alpha instincts. His trust in her and her skills was complete, which was exactly what Eliza needed to thrive.
Eliza was another super strong heroine who had some seriously horrific history. After surviving the outlaws, she pulled herself out of the black hole they had put her in. By the time we meet her, she has trained herself and acquired some kickass skills in order to devote her life to protecting women. I adored the fact she didn’t take shit off of anyone, and I thought it was high time we got another female on high security. I’m sure Sheila was drowning in testosterone.
The threats seemed to be coming from different places, but the Princes are starting to figure out that it may be stemming from one source. It’s going to be interesting seeing how it all plays out. I did like that instead of getting these long, repetitious action scenes like in the MC series, the action was a bit more varied here. I do have to say, the thing with Sheila felt orchestrated and un-needed. I also thought her recovery was kind of just brushed under the carpet.
Each book is getting better and better, but there are still problems that I think others would be bothered by. Still, The Prophecy series may end up being my favorite out of all L. Ann Marie’s books.
Spice’s Rating: 4 Stars.
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