The Nomads are alpha males that will take you on the ride of your life.
I found my deliverance in the form of a bottle of whiskey and a woman named Hope.
Hope was the opposite of everything I stood for and believed in; she was innocent and pure and beautiful in a way that was soul deep, yet I couldn’t help falling for her. We only had one night—just mere moments in a lifetime really, but it was enough to change me forever.
Maria tasted like venom and looked like sin. She was beautiful and poisonous. She was dangerous—way more than I knew at the time, and she never pretended to be anything but my worst nightmare.
I never stood a chance.
Whiskey was bad for me, but in the end, Maria was probably worse.
I was young, too young to have seen the things I had. On the run from my past. Chasing my nightmares away with sex and booze and praying to any god that might be listening to finish me off sooner rather than later.
The day our worlds collided was the day that everything came apart. Our lives were set on a path that none of us could change.
Maria was my Demon.
And whiskey was my escape.
But Hope? She was my redemption
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Crank isn’t a book I would have normally picked up to read just because. I’m not a fan of romance or lovey-dovey stuff in general. I chose to read it because the characters in the series have made appearances in another series I’ve read and I wanted to know more of their backstories. I’m glad I took a chance with this book.
I’ve read all 3 books in the series at this point in time and of the 3, I think this one has the least amount of sex. Which is probably why it’s my favorite.
The main character, Dillon, has had a tough time in life. Mom was an addict, stepdad was a piece of crap, and he’s headed down a dark path. When he comes across the Devil’s Highwaymen he may be getting a new chance at life.
This book was both exciting and heartbreaking. Dillon is such a tortured soul and has never had the chance to learn what family is truly about. You can tell he has a good heart but has been hurt by everyone he’s cared about.
I loved seeing Dillon grow as a person and learn what the club has to offer him. He needs stability in his life. Riley has a way of making you fall in love with her characters and you want things to go well for them. But when things don’t go as well as you would like, it’s like learning something bad happened to an old friend. You feel for them and want to fix things for them, even though you know they aren’t real.
This is really a good series if you like motorcycle club style books. The later books have A LOT more sex and romance in them. So if you’re into sexy time in your books, this may be a series for you.