“Do you get what you deserve?”
Under his hands or on the back of his bike–the freedom I feel with Noah is an illusion.
“No, baby. You get what you take and you keep what you can hold.”
BREAK ME IN is part 2 of a 5 part serial by Shari Slade. These edgy, suspenseful, erotic little niblets are an action packed surprise that gives readers a decadent taste of the dark side of Motorcycle Clubs and the bikers who give their undying loyalty to this brotherhood. The serial focuses on Noah, an enforcer with the Devil’s Host MC, and Star, a waitress whose cousin is in deep debt with the MC. In Ride Me Hard (part 1-review here) Noah is sent to collect payment for the debt Star’s cousin owes the club. Unable to locate Harry, Noah takes Star instead. A connection forms between Noah and Star though the connection is littered with lust and fear as Star is unsure in what manner Noah and the club will be extracting her cousin’s debt.
“It’s not too late to strip you naked again and throw you over my shoulder. Get your sweet ass on this bike.”
Star is caught between a rock and a hard place. Possible childhood abuse and common sense makes her fear Noah and what they are riding into but there is a small part of her that she keeps buried that wants him in all his untamed and wild ways. She craves pain and the chaos though she will never admit that. She is originally thought to be a victim but we soon learn she is very smart and street savvy. She offers herself to Noah; appealing to his baser nature in order to survive what is coming.
“I had wanted Noah to hurt me anyway, to fuck me up and push pause on all my failed plans. The kind of hurts I’d imagined seemed almost sweet now: teeth, nails, the bruising force of his cock, a dirty mouth to flail me open. All my dirty secrets exposed and examined […] it’s only pain.”
Better the devil you know is an old saying that basically means it’s better to deal with what you know, even if it is bad for you, rather than what you don’t; which could be worse and in biker romances, this is a saying that is tested time and time again. The heroines are often placed in precarious situations, often through no fault of their own. They are forced to accept the punishments due family members or significant others who use them as pawns in their power games. Luckily for us (and the heroines) the anti hero who originally gets them through deceptive means often will see something in this woman who starts their long thought dead heart. These women become their saving grace and they vow to save the heroine return-even from themselves.
“No one hurts what is mine. Not even you.”
But pride, honor, and commitment will tear at the hero as he is caught between his old loyalty to his brothers and his new loyalty for the woman he is slowly coming to claim as his own.The push and pull of these conflicting loyalties will often result in a climatic event that will be the beginning or the end or the end of the beginning. Only time will tell if this couple can survive what they have been forced to endure.
“I told you to run, Star.”
Does the eventual taming of the anti hero a plus for you or do you prefer your men to stay bad to the bone till the very end?