Wait by Susan Fanetti

November 15, 2019 Book Review 0 ★★★½

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Wait: The Brazen Bulls Beginning by Susan Fanetti
Series: Brazen Bulls
Published by Self-published on November 2, 2019
Genres: Historical
Pages: 436
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Oklahoma, 1968.

Brian Delaney is home from war, scarred in body and soul. He’s not the same man he was when he left Oklahoma, and he’s come back to a home he doesn’t quite recognize. He’s struggling to get his life going again.

Maureen Quinn was just a girl when she was ripped from her home in Northern Ireland and dropped into the middle of Oklahoma, a world she didn’t understand, with family she’d never met. Even years later, she doesn’t quite fit. But she has big plans for her life, and the drive to reach them.

One spring day, while Brian’s out riding to clear his head, he stops at a small-town store. The blue-eyed Irish lass behind the counter captures his interest with her beauty and sass.

Mo eyes the scruffy biker buying rubbers and smokes and finds herself intrigued by his husky voice and wry smirk.

And the rest is history.

Their life isn’t easy. Brian’s war isn’t over yet, and Mo’s fight is just beginning.

But their love is forever.

What they have is worth waiting for.

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.

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By LilyWow, what a read! 

The story-telling kept me turning pages despite the challenging content. This is the story of how Mo (Maureen) met D aka Brian Delaney and how the Brazen Bulls MC began, including details of what occurs in the series.

I do feel I should give a trigger warning that some readers may struggle with: View Spoiler » Hearing it first hand from Mo was hard to read. It took me to a dark space yet I loved getting to know Mo. 

I felt each and every struggle Mo and D encountered. The time spent on the impact of soldiers on duty as well as when they returned home unsettled me as I’m not a big fan of war stories. That is too close to reality for me. Raw dialog ensured the impact war had on the people of the day was clear. 

Mo’s strength, determination and humor as well as the story being well paced kept me turning pages. The man she initially met in her uncle’s drugstore was not the dream suitor her family would pick for her. That said, he turned on the charm and manners and they gave him permission to date Mo provided he kept her safe.

 “Okay, Irish. Just hold on and trust me.” She could do that for the rest of her life.

It wasn’t just his charm that won Mo over. Their chemistry sustained D’s gentlemanly patience as he gave Mo time deciding she wanted more with him. He knew that life with him wouldn’t be easy. When they hit the green light on taking their relationship further, they wasted no time in turning the heat up. All that waiting had them taking the best of every free moment they got alone.

Mo and D shared as many similarities as differences. Her nurturing nature kept his demons at bay and centred in her company. They were soulmates. I loved the journey their life took together. Mo’s ability to adapt to her circumstances was not without pain. Between her family, friends and of course D, she always found her way back to living life to the fullest and showering her love on others.

Most of the secondary characters were new to me. They added depth to the story and balanced the hard times. I loved the way they came together to form one big happy extended family that felt similar to the camaraderie within the Brazen Bulls MC. 

 I’m surrounded by women warriors, but you—you’re a queen, Mo.

Their love story started at the end and traveled in a full circle back to where it started. The story didn’t truly grip me until they started dating and then it was a roller-coaster ride of sad and happy times that kept me fixed on the story until the final chapter. Everything was intense, from the dark times to the passionate emotions which drove each and everyone of the characters. A story that is a testament to the power of love.

3.5 Stars

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