Craving Molly by Nicole Jacquelyn
Series: The Aces' Sons #2
Also in this series: Craving Trix, Craving Hawk , Craving Lily
on January 28th 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
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Will Hawthorne has been running since the day his baby brother was killed.
He takes the jobs no one else wants, pitches in when he’s needed and never complains, all in an effort to win back the trust of his brothers at the Aces and Eights Motorcycle Club.
Then he catches sight of Molly Duncan across a crowded bar.
He’d grown up with her, known her when she had lopsided pigtails and buck teeth, and had watched uninterested as she’d caught the eye of their high school football star.
She’d also been his nurse on the worst night of his life.
He wants her and he gets her… and it’s better than he could have ever imagined.
But Molly isn’t interested in his life at the MC. She’s got her own life as a nurse and a single mom to her little girl.
As Molly and Will grow closer, Will is pulled in two different directions.
Life with the Aces or life with Molly and her daughter.
When he leaves Molly without a word, his decision is clear.
He knows immediately that it was the wrong one.
Unfortunately for Will, a strong woman like Molly doesn’t forgive easily.
Ok, it’s confession time. I somehow lost track of the Aces’ Son series after reading the first book in the series, Craving Trix. Once I got back into the series I haven’t stopped short of taking notes and jotting down brief thoughts before diving into the next available book. Thankfully this has occurred over the last week or so and each book is still vivid in my mind. It also gives me the opportunity to revisit all the good vibes the story provided.
Molly’s life is centered on her young daughter Rebel. She’s an adorable toddler with additional needs. As such this means Molly doesn’t have much time for herself. A single mother, she is blessed to have her father and good friend Heather to help her continue working to maintain her independence.
Before Will came into Molly’s life she had it good. Her days were filled with either work or home. She loved the structure and simplicity of her life. While it worked well for her it was because she had nothing else to compare it to. Once Will showed her more, it was hard to go back to her life without him. But it’s not that simple as her father bluntly points it out to her.
The reason for her father’s concern is he knows the other side of Will and doesn’t want his daughter caught up in the danger of getting involved with an MC. He’s their lawyer and has good reason for concern. He knows the lifestyle is starkly different from what Molly has experienced. The limited advice he can give her is not enough to keep her away from Will.
Will’s a great guy but he is torn between his loyalty to the club and being there for Molly. It takes guidance and experience to show him how to get the balance right but not before he stuffs up, letting Molly down in the process. I have to give the guy credit for doing his best and not giving up altogether. While it took a lot of effort, he does redeem himself and get it right eventually.
I loved the family aspect to this story, especially reading about Molly and her daughter. While I don’t have any experience with raising an additional needs child, Molly’s love for Rebel tapped into what I consider the universal need to give a child every opportunity to flourish and live life well. I found her interactions to be realistic and they resonated with the anguish I have experienced at times as a mother when you have to place your trust in others.
Craving Molly was exactly the kind of book I was in the mood for when I picked it up. My only clue it was a good pick was I rated the book before it 5 stars. I was tossing up between giving this the same rating because of the book buzz it left me in, but held back for no other reason than going with my first impression. To halt the inner debate brewing within my thoughts, I compromised with settling in between 4 and 5 stars.
4.5 Just what I was craving Stars
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