Wish You Were Here: Freaks MC England by Sarah Osborne
Series: Freaks MC England #3
Published by Self-published on May 13, 2018
Genres: Biker / MC
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When Deke suggested they spent the summer in England, Emma envisioned family days at the seaside, and long rides on the back of his Harley through the countryside. There were castles to visit, and pubs in tiny villages to discover. Most of all, she was looking forward to spending quality time with her family. This was their first ever vacation, after all. She should have known better.
It had taken a while for Mouse to embrace the club, but now she had, she was all in. The Freaks were her family now, and she wouldn't have it any other way. She thought Nitro would be happy about that. She should have known better.
Wish You Were Here was a continuation of two of my favourite Freak MC romances, Itinerant Child: Freaks MC England and Sanctuary. Mouse and Emma were drawn into the MC world through love for their partners rather than the lure of the MC lifestyle. Mouse had found her place within the Freaks MC, earning the respect and love from Nitro’s brothers. Emma, though, had kept her distance preferring to catch up with Deke when he was home.
Emma discovers quickly that the family trip to England is not going to be the vacation she had imagined. Deke always had club business to attend to and his absence was wearing thin on his family. Much to the annoyance of Nitro, it was Mouse who Deke aka Samson instantly formed a bond with during the family vacation.
Mouse and Deke were kindred spirits. Both had a yearning to roam, both born with wanderlust. Fate brought them together now, helping each other set down roots to be with the family they loved. Their relationship is platonic but it stirs up a side to Mouse she hadn’t known existed. Her newfound zest for helping Deke was a massive source of frustration for Nitro.
Mouse’s enthusiasm is her redeeming quality but her acting without putting her own safety first makes her her own worst enemy. No one can stop her once she commits to a cause. She has gained respect from the men who appreciated and recognised her ability to hold her own but it drove Nitro mad with worry and he was determined to do everything he could to keep her safe.
I loved how the realities of family life were woven into the story. While the setting was not vastly different to the one I raised my family in, the juggling of responsibilities and the frustration the parents experienced was easily relatable. It was evident early on that both families were drifting apart for entirely different reasons yet both streamed effortlessly into the one story.
There was a strong echo of girl power throughout the writing. From Emma’s young daughter Lottie right through to the Old Ladies. I smirked at the ending, believing the women would get the last word in. They may not have but their message was received loud and clear. I’m keeping my fingers crossed we’ll get to catch up with the Freaks MC again soon. I could see young Aaron and Lottie stirring up the pot again a decade or two down the track. I keep visualising a cheeky postcard being sent to both their families with a Wish You Were Here sign off!
Rating: 4 Freaking Good Stars
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