Review: Discovering Me by Crystal Spears (Breakneck #4)
Reviewed by Sheena
Favorite Quote: “Braxx walks towards me and leans on the bar. “Scared yet?”
Could he be any more of an asshole?
“No, but maybe you should get yourself a breathmint.”
“I like her,” Sniper joked from the couch.
“Little lady, I believe you’re probably right. Smoked a fat joint outside before coming in here.” Braxxon moves closer to her. “Are my eyes tweaked too?”
Breakneck Motorcycle Novel survival kit:
-Sharp Objects (Yes, you will want to stab something- in a totally angsty way)
Discovering Me is the fourth installment in the BreakNeck MC Romance series by Crystal Spears and dammit- it stole my breath and gave me life. From the start the reader’s eyes are opened to a very unique and strong as oak friendship between club rescue-e Piper and BreakNeck biker Sniper. I adored their friendship. I understood the push and pull they had toward one another. The deep and cutting need and desire to become more, mean more than the next intake of oxygen to one another was the theme and they certainly delivered as a couple. Best Friends in love, but neither willing to damage their bond on the whim that something substantial could work between them. If it were any more poetic, they’d be star-crossed.
There was maybe one too many scenes where Piper was completely unreasonable and while I love my Alpha bikers, rough and tough and unapologetic in their epic charismatic – douchery (trust me, it totally works *wink*)- but when my hero is apologizing and well and truly humbled, I need the heroine to get thee fuck on board and accept the mans apology!
Then the unimaginable happens. Piper is kidnapped by a new and dangerous enemy (the Mexican Cartel) and Sniper’s world grinds to a halt. He can barely think straight and neither could I. Luckily I was reading this novel on my e-reader as my pages would have surely been reduced to shreds finer than those produced by an industrial strength paper shredder. I could not believe how cavalier the clubs reaction was to Piper’s abduction, especially given that they had only not too long ago rescued Piper from her past life as a human trafficking victim. Like seriously! I could have knocked all of their teeth out, like fine whatever, lock the first lady ,Winter away and keep things quiet to stave off her panic and a possible miscarriage, but get your ass in gear and rescue our girl! *Deep heaving breaths* Like dudes, get the lead out! Along with Piper, supremely unlucky, newcomer Jinx (who I loved!!!) was also abducted and abused and beaten at the hands of the cartel.
Annnnd Sniper is ready to paint the town blood red.
Did I mention that Jinx was a red-headed beauty who Pyro seemed to come alive around Jinx…Yeah. Ish gets extremely critical!
No one but no one can write biker violence and assault like Spears. Dare I say she holds the crown for this particular talent. It was raw and gritty and you involuntarily transport yourself into these women and into that damp, cold basement. You feel the bite of the steel ankle cuffs and you can hear the sound of the chains dragging along the floor as they desperately fight to survive.
It is most certainly not for the faint of heart, but it is authentic and bold and I would not have it any other way.
“You’re my one and only. The only man I have ever allowed to have me.” She sighs. “Do you get that? The only man allowed. I want you, and only you, we just need to be careful, all right? Please, for me?
Me, be careful, after thinking I lost her and now knowing that I fucking love her? She wants me to be careful? And I’m in it for her? No pressure there at fucking all. None. Fuck! I wanted to throw her against a wall and pound us through the sheetrock. How the fuck is that in any way careful?
No baby, I’ll hurt you…
I initially had a problem with how things resolved so quickly, but then I realized that it was necessary. Piper was a complex character who had been to hell and back twice, lived to tell the tale and is now grasping onto her life and future with all ten fingers and toes. I get it. I respect it. Only when you have danced with the devil and have the singes to prove it, can you view life as Piper does, each moment barely a given and there is absolutely no promise of a tomorrow. Piper knows how to survive. Been there, done that. Now she wants to live and the first step for her- is a step towards Sniper who she knows inside and out and who she loves without condition.
This novel packed a punch. Sexy and steam and a lot of tragedy and perseverance in-between. Discovering Me felt a little shorter and quicker paced than the last novels and with the glimpses of Shadow and Tea and a flash of what could be for Pyro, I can not wait for the next installment. There was also a great reveal that I thought deserved a little more attention, if for no other reason that it was a huge WTF- But I thought you were -!?? kind of moment. I hope Spears develops the events surrounding this ghost of a characters arrival.
Though it is number four in the series, I found that it could stands alone, but….who wants to just read one :-)