Amazon Review Tour ~ Rough and Ready (Notorious Devils MC #5) by Hayley Faiman
Title: Rough and Ready
Series: Notorious Devils MC #5
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2017 Cover Designer: Pink Ink Designs
Cleo Hill is a married woman, in love with a man she's never really known—her husband, whom she hasn't seen in eleven years.
Paxton "Torch" Hill is a Notorious Devil, a man who's been wrestling with his personal demons since before he knew the horrors of war.
When a threat against his club means danger could be lurking around his estranged wife's door, Paxton is determined to protect her. Yet, one look at the woman he left behind, and he knows his plans are about to change.
The past is not an easy thing to forget, especially not for a woman scorned. While Cleo isn't the innocent catch he once knew, there's something about that rough and ready man she's not sure she can deny.
After all—they promised each other forever.
*Recommended for readers 18+ due to Language, Sexual Content, and Violence
Tammy Cole - “This was one of the best second chance love story I've ever read. I honestly couldn't stop reading this. I can't wait to read the next book in this series!!” She’s a Lip Biter - “This is the first book by this author that I have read or devoured! It won't be the last by a long shot!” Alpha Book Club - “The author kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Let me tell you, emotional rollercoaster. It was up and down, forward and backward.”
(5 Stars for the writing)
So here we go again. My first book in this series was Rough and Ruthless (book 4) and I was really torn by it because the H pissed me off quite a bit. Still, I enjoyed it and the writing was very well done so I just brushed my agitation for the H aside and went with it, giving it 4 Stars. However, with Rough and Ready I can't do that. I'm sorry, Ms. Faiman, but I'm throwing in the towel. Your brand of Bikers are not for me.
My rating of 3.5 stars is purely based on the writing because I will never say that Hailey Faiman can't write. Nope, she's incredibly talented at storytelling and capturing the essence of her characters. For that alone, she definitely gets 5 Stars from me. But where I couldn't climb on board is the characters.
I don't expect to fall madly in love with every character I read about, I know Bikers can be grade A jerks. However, Torch/Paxton pretty much takes the cake for me. I can not stand him. I may have wanted to throat punch Max in the previous book but I wanted to hammer fist Torch in the throat then Axe-kick him two or three times for good measure. He disgusted me from page 1 and while some may think he redeemed himself a little, I say "too little too late, buddy boy". He needed a blow-up doll, not a wife.
Cleo could have been lovable to me if it weren't for the one humongous flaw she had, giving into Torch. Sorry, honey, but I don't understand the attraction. You can do better and frankly, deserve better. Unfortunately, this seems to be a trend in this series. The men are a-holes and the women put up with them.
So, overall, do I recommend Rough and Ready? No! Having said that, if you're a fan of this series, you probably won't be surprised by Torch and might love the story. Who am I to say you won't. For those who haven't read this particular series yet, be prepared and don't say I didn't warn you.
***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.***
32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.