Review: The Cut (Kings of Bedlam, #1) by Carol Lynne

January 18, 2016 Review 1

Review: The Cut (Kings of Bedlam, #1) by Carol Lynne

Guilt kept him away from Santana for years, but once he has her, he’ll let no one stand in his way from keeping her.

As the only child of an abusive biker and an alcoholic mother, Santana Rogers had one hero she could turn to in her life. Stake Wills, a member of the Kings of Bedlam Motorcycle Club, was her father’s best friend, her savior and her lifelong crush. When her father is sent to prison, the club and her only friends turn their backs on her, leaving her to deal with the fall-out of her father’s crime on her own.

Santana is proud of the way she’s persevered through the hard and lonely years. When Stake reappears in her life after the County Sheriff attacks her, she isn’t sure she’s willing to let him back into her life and her heart. And if she does, she’s not sure she’ll survive having her heart broken again when he inevitably leaves.

It just about killed Stake to walk out of Santana’s life, but after his best friend’s death, he’s forced to choose between the motorcycle club and keeping an eye on Santana. The club is the only family he’s ever known, and a blackmail threat by Santana’s mother threatens to destroy it all. He realizes that he made a mistake, but that won’t stop him from trying to prove to Santana that he’s still the man she needs him to be.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene of attempted rape and references to child abuse and incest.

Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released elsewhere. It has been re-edited for re-release with Totally Bound Publishing.

Title: The Cut
Author: Carol Lynne
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Ghosts of Alcatraz, Alrick, Unconventional In Atlanta , Alrik
Series: Kings of Bedlam
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: January 19, 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance, Motorcycle Theme, Romance
Pages: 198
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Bailey Bradford

Living the Motorcycle Club life is all about brotherhood, loyalty, and family. Oh, and you cannot forget the drama. One day, you are enjoying a BBQ with your family; the next you are shunned from the compound. Santana can attest to this when her world falls apart once her father goes to prison. The only life she has ever known is ripped away from her, along with her knight on shining chrome, Stake.

I have read my fair share of MC romances and I have to admit that some fall short whether it’s in the romance part or in the parts of the MC life. Some find it hard to have the right combination of romance and a touch of the darkness that surrounds the club. It is often decided to either go dark or keep it to light; not many have the ability for a happy medium. Carol Lynne did a great job with The Cut.

Although, I sometimes have problems with big age differences especially if one party saw the younger one grow up. With this novel it wasn’t too bad because Santana was much more mature than other kids that ran around the compound. I loved how even though so many people put down Santana and believed she was trash because of her parents, she had an unbreakable spirit. Stake was a hard character to love because he was always on the fence with his loyalty and his need for his lil bug. I was happy when he got his act together by realizing Santana was his future and his loyalty should lie with her.

There was a perfect dose of heat, sweetness, and drama to make a great story. All the characters were enjoyable to read. Mmmm Tiny. I hope Miss Lynne decides to write his story. I also cannot wait to read about Rain and Gypsy. There were also jerk characters that balanced out the good like Gordon, Robbie and even Cecil. Overall, it was a great start to a for sure interesting series. So looking forward to the next novel.

I was given a copy of this book as a gift from The JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.

 

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