on December 8th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Thia is prim and proper.
Bear is leather and lawless.
It will never work between them.
It's a lie they almost believe...
It is necessary to first read King and Tyrant to fully enjoy Lawless.
Lawless is the third book in the King series and although I think that you could read this story as a stand-alone, you should read the other books in the series King (it’s amazing) and Tyrant, because it will give you a background into the main characters of this story.
This is Bear’s story. He is King’s best friend and next in line to take over the Beach Bastards Motorcycle Club from his father. But after being betrayed by the “family” he thought he could trust the most, he leaves the MC and heads out on his own. The only problem is that no one leaves the MC, you are a member for life; so he might just have a group of angry bikers after him.
As a 10-year old child Thia was put into a compromising situation and was given a promise of protection from Bear. She held onto this promise for years and when she goes to cash it in, she is put into more danger by the Beach Bastards who are gunning for revenge toward Bear. That is all I am going to give you regarding the story-line, because there are spoilers that I want to avoid giving away!
“I want you so much that my version of gentle might still be really fucking hard.”
I was excited to read this book, because I really liked Bear in both King and Tyrant and then also because of the cover. Yes, I am a cover whore and this cover is HOT! T.M. Frazier nailed the cover model and who I saw as Bear in my head! I liked catching up with King and Ray (Doe) months after the end of Tyrant took place and seeing what was going on with their lives. I liked the Alpha-demanding version of Bear for sure, but there were also some things that didn’t work for me.
Just like with King and Tyrant, I felt like the female main character was way too young. I think the story could have been told the same way (or better) with Thia being well into her 20’s, instead of barely 18. I also felt like the connection between Bear and Thia was rushed, especially with how naive and innocent Thia was compared to Bear and considering the traumatic events that she went through. Also, I felt like there were some very obvious similarities to story-lines and things that happened to the characters in this book, that were too much like things that had happened in King and Tyrant.
I will warn you that this book ends in a pretty BIG cliffhanger! I am not really a fan of reading cliffy’s, unless I have the next book on hand- I am way to impatient to wait for the next book. Thankfully the wait isn’t too long for Soulless, the finale to Bear and Thia’s love story, and it will be out in February.