Athena’s Raid by Isabel Roth

August 13, 2017 Book Review 0 ★★★½

Athena’s Raid by Isabel Roththree-half-stars
Athena's Raid Series: Perdition MC #2
Also in this series: Never Ever, Ripley's Saint
Published by Self-published on August 16, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
Pages: 188
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He longed for the feeling of the wind on his face, the sound of his Harley roaring in his ears, the smell of the road. But now, all he felt was pain, all he heard was the guy down the hall screaming for help, all he smelled was blood, piss, and the death he was being denied.
Paralyzed from the hips down after being hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, he was stuck in his hospital bed remembering days gone by when he'd had something worth living for. His club. His brothers. Hadn't heard from those bastards for years now, and he wasn't going to call them just to see the pity on their faces when they realized he'd never ride again. The nurse who tormented him brought him a letter, and everything changed.

She'd never thought he would write her back, she'd just sent a letter to a random soldier in the hospital, not knowing how else to give back, and after six months of being pen pals, she'd developed quite a crush on the guy. On Raid. But then after asking to come visit him in the hospital, he vehemently told her no, and hadn't responded to any more letters. It left her wondering if she'd been catfished, left her wondering if the break from reality his letters had given her, the connection she'd thought they had, was nothing but words on a page.
One letter, and everything changed. Who'd have thought?

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


By Spice

Having liked the first book in the series despite its gosh awful editing, I dove right into Athena’s Raid. I’m glad I did because I think I liked this one more than the first one. Alas, it still has the absolutely atrocious editing. Heck, one time the hero’s name wasn’t misspelled it was completely wrong! Fortunately, the story itself was better.

Raid was seriously wounded while fighting overseas. When he was shipped back paralyzed from the waist down he thought he’d been abandoned by his brothers. Broken in body and soul he was contemplating giving up when he was given a letter from a weird chick named Athena. She saved his life that day.

Athena was a hippy chick who’d had a tough life. Even though she was going through her own trials, an overheard conversation prompted her to write to a wounded soldier.

I loved the letters between Athena and Raid. Both were strong characters who’d lived through hardships and they found solace and strength in each other. The chemistry between them was genuine and smoking hot.

I’m growing as fond of the members of the MC as I am as the adorable dogs that come with the heroines. With a crazy stalker on the loose this one had a little more grit than the first which I really liked.

There was a bit of drama caused by a lack of communication I could have done without. And the lack of editing is a problem all on its own. I still greatly enjoyed the story and look forward to seeing what is in store for the Perdition MC next.

3.5 I Just Can’t Bring Myself to Give It a 4 With The Lack Of Editing Stars


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