A few weeks ago I posted my review for this disgustingly awesome book called Bender. Unfortunately for you guys, it wasn’t available yet. Well, today is your lucky day! Bender released today! YAAAAAY! Can you tell I’m excited? I am!
I’ve read most, if not all, of M. Stratton’s books, and Bender is my favorite so far. Since we are doing our 28 days of reviews, I am re-posting my review of Bender. Don’t feel cheated though, I promise I will make it up to you later in the month! So please, take a minute, check out the blurb if you like, or take a peek at my review. Then click any one of my Amazon links and one click your heart out!
Nothing says “I love you” like a psychotic killer sort of stalking a pretty little bookstore owner and a former bad boy trying to clean up the neighborhood and protecting said bookstore owner in the process.
So pick yourself up a little early Valentine and get Bender today! Or tomorrow if you MUST wait!
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Also by this author: Caught in the Storm, After the Storm, Caught in the Storm
Since high school everyone thought Jake Bender would end up behind bars; after all, he comes from a long line of bad boys. He spent years away from the place he called home. When he finally comes back, everyone thinks he's just a punk kid all grown up who’s now running a dive bar called The Night Club. What they don't know is he heads up a special task force, which cleans up neighborhoods and makes them safe again.
Stormy Ryan has always felt more comfortable with her books than with people. She loves to spend her days within the pages of her books. When her second-hand bookstore is robbed for the third time in as many months, her employees quit leaving her to run the shop on her own. With the pressure of having to deal with her shop and people, not to mention the declining neighborhood, she is at the end of her rope.
When closing up her shop late one night, she is held up and the neighborhood bad boy saves her, putting both of them at the forefront of a psychotic’s obsession.
Being bad has never looked so good.
Here is a re-post of my review of
Bender by M. Stratton!
Holy shit. This book will make you throw up in your mouth. Like seriously. I think my brain has left the building. Its soooo good. And sooooo bad at the same time! There are things I will never be able to look at the same way again. But please, don’t take any of this as a negative. It’s kind of the best reasons TO read this book. At least it is if you are as mental as I am!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, no one, and I mean NO ONE does crazy like M. Stratton does crazy. Bender is a book that will make you double-check those shadows and definitely pay attention to your surroundings when you are walking alone. M. Stratton’s monsters are usually the ones that you never suspect. The guy next door. The random dude in the grocery store. Everyman. In Bender, it’s a much more in your face obvious monster. The crazy bastard Nutter, lives up to his name. He is a serious nut job. But I do have to give him some credit, he is a creative nut job.
Bender is a super hot guy that grew up in the neighborhood. He was always knows as a bad boy around town. He has come back to do one last job of cleaning up his hometown and getting rid of the jerks that have over taken it. In the meantime, he meets Stormy and things progress from there.
Bender is essentially a thriller, with mild romance. It tells the story of a guy who really just wants to clean up his neighborhood, but is going to have a hell of a time doing it. The female lead, Stormy, made me a little crazy at times. It’s like she just wouldn’t listen. She wasn’t grasping the concept that her life was in danger. When she’s not wrapped up in a book, she is pretty cool, but unfortunately she spends too much time in her books to be safe.
I like the small tie in with Stratton’s Storm Series and the protectiveness of the characters from that book towards Stormy. There are little bits throughout the book that, if you are a fan of Stratton’s, you will pick up on. One of the things I love about Stratton’s books is how her sense of humor shines through her stories. She’s quite entertaining in that sense.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thrilling book with some crazy ass characters. Please note that there is some extreme violence, so if you are not into that kind of thing, you might want to skip this one.