Series: No Prisoners MC Novella
Author: Lilly Atlas
Genre: MC Romance
After ten years away, Marcie is finally venturing back to where she grew up. She isn’t in town for twenty-four hours, when she crosses paths with Hook and Striker, the two boys who kept her safe and happy as a young girl. Only they aren’t boys anymore. They are fully grown, muscular, and alpha men. Members of the No Prisoners’ motorcycle Club. All through her teenage years, Marcie’s heart belonged to Hook. Not that he ever seemed to notice. And it appears that as an adult, not much has changed with regards to her feelings toward the sexy biker. But a bossy, alpha man is not what independent Marcie is looking for.The moment Hook lays eyes on Marcie, it’s as though the last ten years apart never existed. He wanted her back when she was off limits, and it doesn’t take long before he realizes he still wants her. Marcie’s changed, though. She’s no longer a frightened teenager in need of a safe haven. Now she’s a beautiful, confident, and a bit too independent woman. Will Hook be able to convince Marcie a life with him wouldn’t stifle her independence? Their relationship is tested when Marcie clings to her hard-won life and when an aspect of that life threatens not only their future together but their safety as well.
This is a quick, easy read with a little angst and action and plenty of sweet and sexy.
What I Loved: the writing was well done and while this wasn't a gritty MC story, it was very enjoyable. Being a prequel, I felt like I wasn't missing anything since I've only read book 3 of the series previous to this one. It definitely has me wanting to read the first 2 books in the series now that I've been introduced to the great characters that are part of the series.
I loved Hook, he was sweet and funny and, of course, had that strong Alpha personality that the men in these books generally possess. I only wish I could've gotten more of him and his backstory. He's kind of relegated to being a side character and I think he should be much more than that.
I adored Striker and after reading this, I can't wait to read his story. I have a feeling I'm going to love the VP of the No Prisoners MC.
What I Liked: Marcie was okay but again we didn't get enough of her background. Yes, her childhood and teen years with her mother are touched on but I wanted more. I also would like to get more of her adult life. I don't feel like I really know her.
What I Didn't Like: the cliché of ex-boyfriend turned evil and crazy. Honestly, I found the confrontation between Tanner, Marcie and the club a bit ludicrous. I won't give spoilers but I have a hard time buying the whole thing, but whatever, I still was entertained.
Overall, I would recommend Hook. If you're a fan of the series or are just looking for a quick, fun and easy read, Hook is a good choice.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***
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Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author, proud Navy wife, and mother of two spunky girls. By day she works as a physical therapist for a hospital in Virginia. Lilly is an avid romance reader, and expects her Kindle to beg for mercy every time she downloads a new eBook. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened yet, and she can often be found absorbed in a good book.