*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Malachi O’Rourke spends his years as president of the Disciples of the Road cleaning up his father’s mess, grieving a broken heart, and protecting the men under his charge. Sawyer Malone hasn’t had it easy either since joining the Scorpions. While paying back a personal debt for his club seems gratifying on the surface, he ends up sacrificing way more than he bargained for.
When Mal recognizes that Sawyer is struggling, he offers him needed support. Something about the man’s quiet strength stirs deeply inside him. Sawyer knows he shouldn’t rely on the solace Mal provides, but he’s been the only ray of light in an otherwise bleak few months. So after a tender moment passes between the men, they simply chalk it up to their newfound friendship.
Besides, no one will ever measure up to Mal’s former old lady and Sawyer’s just been through his own tragic ordeal. But when they’re thrust together for a weekend event involving both of their clubs, they can no longer deny their attraction. Except time-honored loyalties and hard-fought tradition will not only force them to risk their standing–but also gamble with their hearts.
I wasn’t sure what to think about Sawyer and his story with Mal, short for Malachi, when I read the blurb. There was a tension between both in The Darkes Flame but I admit I was curious if I like Sawyer as a character, knowing what happend in the book.
When I started to read it I was blown away. Mal is showing a different side, one which is already starting to show of in the first book and finally he get his happy end in this book.
And also Sawyer proved me wrong. I admit he was more developed as I imagined and… wow, he really surprised me.
I also loved that loose bonds of the first novel were put together, the whole tension went and it is hot as hell when Sawyer and Mal get together. :3
You really get the feeling that both share a bond and it is sexy, emotional and very satisfiying.
I can really say this book concludes well the events from book one, gives Mal his happy end as well as lead Sawyer rest and put ease on his tortured soul.
A perfect book by Christina Lee, again, I can fully recommend it. 5 out of 5 stars for this.