Beautiful Outlaw by Emily Minton: Release Day Blitz, Review, and Giveaway

Beautiful Outlaw by Emily Minton: Release Day Blitz, Review, and GiveawayBeautiful Outlaw by Emily Minton
on November 16th, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

After the last fourteen years of surviving as a walking, talking, living doll, Laura feels dead inside.

She has sacrificed everything for her family, marrying a man she could never love. Her husband doesn’t beat her, doesn’t berate her. He transforms her, forcing her to live as a stand-in for his long dead wife. She stays silent as piece after piece of herself disappears, willing to do anything to protect the people she loves.

When his demands go too far, she finally tells her brother the ugly truth.

Wanting to protect her without putting the rest of their family at risk, he sends her to the one place he knows she’ll be safe. He places her into the hands of his best friend, Vice President of the Savage Outlaws MC.

Once again, she is transformed into someone new; Shay.

Bowie has spent many nights dreaming about his best friend’s little sister. The reality is so much sweeter than his dreams. He wants to be more for Shay, needs to protect her, but he’s not sure if he knows how.

Can an Outlaw show her how beautiful life should be?



Stacia says…

Everyone probably knows by now that I am a huge MC book fan. Honestly, I am just overall intrigued by the whole club and family dynamic. Secretly, probably in another life, I want to be a biker’s old lady and want a big, sexy, tattooed biker all for myself!

Ten years ago Laura was forced to marry Marcus, a mad man 27-years older than her, to save her family. She doesn’t love him, she doesn’t even like him; she doesn’t want to be with him, but she wants her family safe from Marcus’ temper and all of his crazy threats.  Finally she is able to tell her brother the truth behind her marriage and ask for help.

After helping Laura fake her own death and getting her a new identity (Shay Johnson), Jeremy turns to the one person he can trust to hide his sister and keep her safe. Bowie, who is now a member of Savage Outlaw MC, was in basic training and then later in the same unit as Jeremy, when they both served in the Army.

“This is the kind of woman I wouldn’t be able to get enough of, the kind I can see wearing my patch.”

Bowie doesn’t know what he is getting himself into, but he will do another to help his brother out. Not to mention, after hearing stories and seeing pictures of Jeremy’s little sister, he has always wanted her. After bringing her to his house, he pretty much drops Shay at his mom’s house and is gone for about four months on MC business. While I appreciate that the story itself didn’t drag out with every detail, I kind of would have liked these early details of their story. I wanted to see Shay’s transformation back into her former self, I wanted to read about the guys that were interested in her from the club, and I wanted to feel the connection she had with Bowie’s family. Not to mention the connection between Shay and Bowie- I felt like their whole story/relationship was in fast forward mode and it took away from the overall chemistry between them.

“Her eyes flutter open and she whispers, “I love you.” Bringing my lips to her, I whisper the words back, words I’ve never said to a woman before.”

This book keeps you on your toes, with all of the backhanded deals and corruption within the MC and with other MC’s. But, I found some of the business to be a little confusing. It wasn’t that I didn’t understand the inner workings of a MC- I just felt like the author didn’t really give enough back stories on the members and the club itself, so when members or other surrounding or rival clubs were mentioned I felt lost. This is the first book in the Savage Outlaws MC series; the next book will be out Bowie’s brother Tin-Man.

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Excerpt

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I push Shay in front of my body. She tries to pull away, but I tighten my grip and lean down to whisper in her ear.  “Don’t move.”

My voice has her shaking; her fear is so strong that I swear I can taste it, but this shit has to be done.  Putting my hand under her chin and lifting her eyes to the crowd.  I run my other hand up to cup her breast, making sure the boys get my point, as I start to talk.  “Take a good look, brothers.  This here is mine.  If I even hear of one of you laying a finger on her, I will fuckin’ kill you.”

A few hoots and hollers fill the room, but I ignore them. I look around, just to be sure everyone understands.  “I claim her as my property.  She’s my Old Lady. Stay the fuck away from her.”

With that, I lower my hand from her face and place it on her arm.  I pull her along as I make my way to my room.  As soon as I step inside, I slam the door.  Looking down at her, I lay out the rules.  “Never fight me in front of those boys, and I mean fuckin’ ever.  If you don’t like what I do, tell me when we’re alone.  Throw all the sass you want behind closed doors, but never show anything but complete respect in front of them.”

Her face is hard.  Instead of the tears I expected to see, her eyes are burning with anger.  “So, I can say whatever I want right now?”

Her voice comes out in a hiss, as she crosses her arms.  Every inch of her is vibrating with fury, and she looks hot as hell.  I nod, trying not to crack a smile.   “Yeah, any fuckin’ thing you want.”

She lifts a hand, point a finger at my chest.  “Next time you decide to treat me like a piece of meat, give me a little warning.  Tell me you’re about to parade me in front of a bunch of bikers and let them look their fill.  Don’t scare the hell out of me like that.”

“Is that all?” I ask, still working to keep my laughter in check.

She moves forward, her finger now poking me.  “I’ll treat you with respect, but you are going to do the same for me.  I’ll play your little lap dog in front of your friends, but you better not do something like that to me ever again.  If you do, I’ll be out of here and back at Nina’s before you can even blink an eye.”

The humor of the moment dies a fast death, and I reach down and grab her.  Walking her back to the bed, I push her down and climb over her.  As I cage her body below mine, I start to speak.  “Never fuckin’ threaten me again.  You’re not going to Nina’s or any damn where else.  You’re mine, and you better never forget it.”

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About Emily Minton

USA Today Best Selling Author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! Emily loves to read, and this love of the written word led to her writing career.