Ghost by Candace Blevins
Series: Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club #8
Also in this series: Duke, Brain, Horse
Published by Self-published on October 14, 2016
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At eight years old, Hailey’s life took a turn for the better when her mom married Darnell, despite the fact she had to put up with his asshole son for a stepbrother. Eight years later — the day after her stepbrother graduated high school — Darnell and his son moved out, and the divorce was final six weeks later. She hasn’t seen either of them since.
Ghost works at the gun store, but one evening the MC is shorthanded and he’s sent to help watch over their stable of working girls. He walks in and smells Hailey, his ex-stepsister, and shortly thereafter drags her out and carries her home.
Brothers and sisters fight. It’s what they do. But when the worst happens, they’re there for each other. They haven’t seen each other in six years, but some things never change.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Ghost was a whirlwind of a book I kept reading into the wee hours of the morning until I finally forced myself to put down my iPad and try to catch some sleep. At times it felt like there was a lot of telling instead of showing, but there was so much happening on the pages for once this didn’t bother me. We get a huge dose of both the MC and the vampires in this one and when everything gets turned upside down even the Concilio turns up for more than their usual cameo.
Ghost has been around for awhile. Quiet would be how I would describe him, always in the background doing what needed to be done. Known for being able to fade into the shadows and not be seen, his skillset has been well appreciated by his MC brothers. One day he walks into the club owned cat house and smells his ex-stepsister and from that moment on his world went crazy.
The good thing was he got his former step-sister back in his life and she was all grown up now. Once a gifted musician, an accident took away her ability to play music, so she changed course. I can’t say I completely understood her reasoning for becoming a prostitute, but I also get that she had a plan and for her this was the best way to implement it. I was impressed with how well Ghost dealt with the fact that Hailey was a hooker when he found her. He didn’t sweep it under the rug, but he didn’t dwell either. It was a struggle for him, but he finally got to the “who am I to judge” point and went on with the important stuff, living life with his woman.
As their relationship slowly went from being ex-step-siblings to a being a couple, they rekindled the strong bond they had when they were young and it became even tighter, just in a different way. Their chemistry was hot, their sexcapades even hotter. Faced with unbelievable pushback from several places, including their families, they worked hard to keep a united front.
A well-meaning attempt to help Hailey ended up starting a chain of events that completely changed both of their lives. The foreshadowing was obvious and had me wondering what the cost would be, and in the end, the results could be considered either a blessing or a curse. I can’t get into too many details or I’d give it all away but let’s just say Ghost wanted to give Hailey her life back, and she ended up getting more than anyone ever could have imagined which upset a whole bunch of apple carts.
A war started brewing between some area gangs and the MC got caught up in it and the cost was dear. My heart hurt for a few of the characters I’m quite fond of. Through all this, the brotherhood held firm, stretching itself thin to be there in whatever way they could for every member who was affected, especially for Ghost and Hailey. As things kept getting crazier and crazier, and even when the Concilio got involved the MC stood firmly behind Ghost, no matter what the potential cost.
I devoured this book and will probably do a re-read fairly soon since there were so many twists and turns. I still think there could have been a little more showing and less telling, but that’s my only real complaint. I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters but this was one ride I had fun on.
Rating: 4.5 Unintended Consequences Stars
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