Sunday, April 17, 2016

Review - Defying Destiny by Shelly Morgan

Defying Destiny
Forsaken Sinners MC, Book 3
By: Shelly Morgan

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Twenty-six-year-old Louie Creighton knows there is something inside him he can’t control…

Ever since he can remember, Louie has had a short fuse. People always said he’d amount to nothing. He wasn’t smart enough to get into college. He wasn’t tough enough to be a Marine. No one believed in him. 

No one except his father, Mike Creighton…

Louie’s father always taught him to turn the other cheek. He was a true mentor, teaching him how to be a man in a world of cowards. But when his father is murdered the day after scratching a winning lottery ticket, Louie’s inner monster can’t be contained. He becomes determined to track down the suspect at any cost. All along, he struggles to live by his father’s motto—To find out what you live for, you have to discover what you’d die for.

Then he meets Harlow McPherson…

Her entire life has been a battle. Harlow grew up in the system, bouncing from one foster home to the next. Most weren’t that bad, but some were hell.

The only comfort was the fact she wasn’t alone. Her twin brother, Hendrix, was always there—until he took his own life years later, abandoning Harlow in a cruel world. Unable to forgive, it’s Louie who reminds her there’s still hope.

When Louie unleashes his inner monster, and Harlow finally faces her demons, will they lose themselves to the darkness, or risk it all Defying Destiny?


Trailing my hand down his face to his stomach, I hear his sharp intake of breath when I touch below his belly button. Not low enough to hit pay dirt, but enough that he knows where this is leading. My heart rate picks up in anticipation and my hand starts to shake with nerves. I haven’t done this since the first and last time that Louie and I had sex—my first and only time—but I need this. I want this.
“What are you doing?” he says, voice raspy from sleep.
“Tell me to stop if you don’t want this, but I need you, Louie. I need to feel you inside me. I need you to make me feel alive again, like I know only you can do,” I say before finally moving my hand down further, touching his hard cock straining against his jeans.
“Fuck, I need to you too, Low, but are you sure? We can wait. After last night—” he starts to say, but I cut him off by grabbing him firmly in my hand.
“I’m done talking, so if you don’t want this, you better stop me now.” I don’t waste any time grabbing the button on his jeans and lowering his zipper, but he catches my hand before I can get any further.
Nerves jump out at me again and I worry that he’s actually going to tell me no, to stop, but my fears are quickly dashed aside when he pushes me onto my back and takes my lips in a rough kiss.
“Fuck, I’ve missed you,” he says between kisses.
Not giving me any time to reply, he leans back in to drink from my lips. And I mean that almost literally. It’s like he’s trying to devour me, starting with my mouth, but you won’t hear me complaining. I’ve missed him so much these last couple years; I can’t believe I even made it an hour without him to at least talk to, let alone have him kissing me, touching me, loving me. The night we shared before I left town was one of the happiest days of my life, but being in his arms now and with his lips on mine, I know that it will soon be overshadowed by better days and memories.
With my head back in the game, and my body screaming at me to move faster to get him naked and inside of me, I reach down to unbutton his jeans, but am pleasantly surprised when I notice they are already unbuttoned. That’s good, because I really didn’t want to waste time fumbling with his button in my haste to get them off of him. 
Going for his zipper, I start to lower it when Louie lifts his head slightly and stops my movements with his concerned gaze.
“Are you sure about this, Low? I mean, I can wait—fuck, it might kill me—but we don’t have to do this today. You’ve been through hell, I’m sure I don’t even know the half of it, but last night had to have taken a lot out of you too. So if this isn’t something you want right now, I’m okay with it.” 
My heart almost breaks with the compassion and love I hear in his voice. I know he means well, and a part of me loves him even more for thinking of my feelings and what I’ve been through at a time like this, but the rest of me just wants him to fuck me already. 
“Louie, I don’t know how to put this lightly, so I’m just going to come out and say it. I want this. I want you. So will you shut up already and just fuck me?”

Defying Destiny is book three in the Forsaken Sinners MC series and I am hooked on these books!  It’s action packed, full of suspense, and has some hot as hell bikers that will make you drool.

After reading book one and two in this series, I was so glad to get Louie’s story.  He was so mysterious and quite broody and I was dying to know his story. In this book, you get the good, the bad, and the ugly side of him but I loved every part of him. 

Harlow has come back to town after disappearing for two years.  No one knows why she left and after roaming around on her own, she realizes she misses the club.  She needs a place to settle in and make a home for herself.  I must say that I had no idea why she left and I compliment Shelly on making that such a great part of the story.  It wasn’t just a side note.  It played an important part in why she is so guarded now. Harlow has suffered a traumatic loss and you wonder if she will ever be whole again, but Louie is there to put the pieces of her heart back together.

Oh, Louie, how I love you.  Louie has suffered his own hell.  He may have not had the perfect life growing up but he was happy and when he found his life destroyed by tragedy as well, we see Louie’s dark side that no one should ever want to cross.  What a badass he is but we also see he has a heart of gold.

“I’ll do anything to make you happy, to keep you safe, and to give you everything you ever want and deserve.” - Louie

As Harlow is learning to start over, Louie is with her every step of the way and I just adore him for that.  The big bad biker dude with a heart that will make you melt.  You know he’s a dedicated member of the club but to find someone to share his heart with like Blaze and Toby found is what I really loved about this book.  When Harlow finds herself in unexpected danger, Louie’s dark side surfaces and he’s determined to get his woman back.  Louie and Harlow have this intense connection that I love seeing in a couple. They are brought together by tragedy but are both what the other needs to survive and move on. Even though Harlow may seem innocent at times, she really does have that wild side that compliments Louie so well.

This book kept my interest from start to finish, plus getting the other members of the MC is one thing I enjoy and look for in an MC book.  The past characters always make each future book better and that’s what Shelly accomplished with this book.  Louie and Harlow’s relationship may not be hearts and roses, but it’s hot, steamy, and mind-blowing.  If you’re looking for a great MC series that will keep you entertained from beginning to end, I recommend this 5 star book.  Shelly, please don’t make me wait long for the next book because I love these hot, tough as hell bikers and I need Mack’s book ASAP!

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