Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Amy's 4 star ARC Review of Rock's Redemption (Insurgents MC #8) by Chiah Wilder
Rock is the ripped, handsome Sergeant-At-Arms for the Insurgents MC. Being one of the club’s officers, women clamor to share his bed. The biker’s more than willing to oblige as long it’s a short-time hookup; long-term relationship is not part of his vocabulary. He’s only been in love once—a long time ago—and the end result was shattering. He learned his lesson: keep his heart encased in steel.
The tragic night that sent him to prison is over even though it still simmers inside him. But once he joined the Insurgents MC, he vowed to leave the past darkness and disappointments back in Louisiana. He’s embraced his new life of brotherhood, booze, easy women, and Harleys. It suits him just fine. Some things are best left alone, especially a pretty brunette who destroyed his heart.
Easy sex has become his mantra.
Until his past crashes into his life….
Clotille Boucher is the wealthy, spoiled girl who’d stolen Rock’s heart many years ago. From a young age, family loyalty was drilled into her, so when darkness engulfed her and Rock, fleeing seemed to be the only way out for her. Deciding to make a new life for herself, she didn’t count on having to pay for the sins of her brother.
Just when her life doesn’t seem like it could get worse, a face from her past gives her a glimmer of hope. Shamed that Rock has to see how far she’s fallen, she pretends her life is exactly what she wants, but his penetrating stare tells her he’s not buying her act. Fearful that the secrets of the past will catch up with her and Rock, her inclination is to do what she does best—run away. Only problem is, Rock’s not letting her slip away so easily this time.
Can two damaged people learn to trust one another again? Will Rock be able to reconcile the demons that have plagued him since that tragic night? Does Clotille offer him redemption or destruction?
As Rock and Clotille maneuver the treacherous waters of their past and present, someone is lurking behind the shadows to make sure the truth never comes out.
The Insurgents MC series are standalone romance novels. This is Rock and Clotille’s love story. This book contains violence, sexual assault (not graphic), strong language, and steamy/graphic sexual scenes. It describes the life and actions of an outlaw motorcycle club. If any of these issues offend you, please do not read the book. HEA. No cliffhangers! The book is intended for readers over the age of 18
So I love this series by Chiah and Rock is no exception.
The Sergeant At Arms is a hard man. His past drives his future. You get a great look into that past at the beginning of the story. Its not an easy past for that matter .. either of the characters. However, the night that changed his life is forever is burned into Rock's memories. Never again. The Insurgents MC keeps him in check and keeps his anger and feelings in check. Loss is what he believes love leads to. Loving his new life within the MC the women are easy and there are zero strings attached. If a woman wants to try to stick her claws into him he never touches her again. There is no one that can open up his stone cold heart … except for Clotille … why the hell is she here. His past was supposed to stay there. Seeing her again it feels like the wounds and the things that have tormented him are not the past but have morphed into the present.
Clotille knows Rock doesn’t know what she did for him. There were too many secrets and too many things that threatened them. Loyalty to her family was her number one priority. It's all she was taught from day one. Her brother has forced her to where she is now. Rock gets to see her broken and at the bottom. Scared and alone she is running towards something. She won't involve him and she wont let her heart suffer another time.
This is a well written release for Insurgent fans. I really love getting back with old friends and also meeting new ones. What a dang roller coaster these two are on. You talk about deception .. yup.
I love this MC family and look forward to reading more. Each book is considered a standalone but you all know I love reading them all as they do fit together when characters appear from previous books. I will say the dialect at the beginning of the book is a little tough to get through but there is a list of verbiage. Hang in there and push through it – you will enjoy the pages that come.
Thank you Chiah for the ARC! Review to post to Ramblings Form Beneath the Sheets.