Review: Rev (Bayonet Scars #3) by J. C. Emery

Rev by J. C. Emery
(Bayonet Scars #3)
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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My Rating: ★★★
Everyone belongs somewhere. Even the misfits.

With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.

 

My Review

Oh dear God, Grady, how much I love thee.

Technically I’m supposed to be writing a review. I’m supposed to either hate this book and dissect it minutely (like I did to Ride) OR I’m supposed to fangirl incoherently (like I did to Thrash) but I’m going to do neither here. Instead, I’m going to give you a list of reasons you should have read Rev like, yesterday.

  • Two words. Sterling.  Grady. This man is nothing short of a SEX GOD and he frikkin’ knows it. But the part that will really appeal to you? His relationship with his daughter. This guy—all big and bad—is an amazing dad. God. He’s so damned good with his daughter that you, dear reader, are going to lose your ovaries due to the unexpected fluff in this book. Also, the stuff he says? Fuckawesome.
  • Two words. Um, again. Holly. Mercer. You remember those teachers in school that personified tough love? They’d push you and threaten you and make you do that thing you don’t want to, all in the name of academics. Yeah. Holly Mercer is that type. She’s smart and sexy and kind. She has a spine and a voice of her own and she’s not afraid to use it.
  • Unfinished Mancuso Mafia Business. Remember Alexandra Mancuso and her escape and the entire thing with her brother Michael? Yeah. There’s more where that came from. It’s unresolved and while there were other elements in this book, the Mancusos are far from finished with the Forsaken MC.
  • Reading any one book of this series is going to force you into Binge Reading this entire series. Been there, done that. You’re going to learn something new about each character, which will make you want to read the book based on that character and if it’s not out yet, it will make you want to cry. Trust me.
  • Grady and Ryan. So I know I’ve mentioned Grady before but these two are very, very volatile with each other. Grady hates Ryan because of Alex (you’ll know why if you read Ride, so fucking read Ride) and Ryan hates Grady because he keeps making unpleasant comments about Alex. So there’s a lot of scenes in this book where the tension between them is REAL and you just feel like they’re gonna shoot each other and finish it up.
  • Mature Adults. Phew. You will not see this type of maturity with neither Ryan-Alex nor Duke-Nic. It’s only Grady and Holly that seem to be real adults, with real adult like mannerisms and adult like problems.
  • The Sex. I’m not going to say it. No, I’m not. There’s very little sex, and in typical JC style, there’s attention to just enough detail BUT I’m not saying anything more. Nope.

There you have it. All the reasons you should read Rev. I still say that my favorite is Thrash, but that’s just me 🙂

Warning: There is a scene in Rev, around the end of the book, which may be for mature audiences. I’m going to keep the author’s confidence and not reveal what the scene is about, but I’d suggest that the scene be read at the reader’s discretion.

 

About The Author

As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, bad-ass bikers, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and her Netflix addiction. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year-round in Northern California and can’t imagine a climate more beautiful. Her dream is to own her own Harley and she feels compelled to tell you that she is Team Peeta all the way.

 

*I was provided a free ecopy of this book in exchange of an honest review. This did not in any way, however, influence the content of this review.*
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