Thursday, May 18, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Trigger by JL Drake ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Release Blitz ~ Trigger by JL Drake ~ (Review + Giveaway)
Title: Trigger
Series: Devil's Reach Book 1
Author: JL Drake
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Designed

Between the Bookends 5 stars - “It was fantastically well written. The plot was intricate, and the pace was fast moving. There was angst. There was drama.”
Kitty Kats Crazy About Books 5 Stars - “It was dark and gritty enough that ticked all my boxes when it comes to this genre..This was a first time read for me by this author and *f#ck me side ways* it won't be the last, I can not believe I've not come across this author before. If you're into MC reads then I highly highly recommend this one!!.”
Philly Book Blogs 5 stars - “This is a biker story at its best!! I loved, loved this book! Once I started it, I could not stop! I need the next one ASAP!”

I was raised by the Devil himself.
Formed into a man that was unreachable.
I went from the boy with bruises to the man with a trigger.

Killing is the only thing the calms the itch.
The demons inside were a constant battle.
…until she changed everything.

When you spend most of your time
in the dark, is it smart to step into the light?

5 Stars! 

Other than the ending which is my nemesis, the detestable cliffhanger, this is a must-read book for fans of dark, gritty Motorcycle Club Romance.

What I Loved: I love nothing more than a woman who stands up to the man in her life and doesn't just sit around taking his BS. Tess is a strong-willed woman with a lot of secrets and a lot of heart. She's loyal and easygoing, smart and brave (although in some ways reckless). She just accepts Trigger for who he is even if it means she sees a lot more violence than she ever dreamed. She also accepts the club for what they are, a family and in return, the men accept her as well.

Trigger was quite fantastic, really. He's hard and cold yet you can tell he cares about his club and his brothers. He wants to protect Tess and get close to her but at the same time, he knows he's no good for her. He's damaged in a way that most can't imagine and he doesn't want to destroy someone who he lets get close to him. It makes him literally and figuratively untouchable. However, he's pretty much blind to how he is with Tess even as everyone else sees it.

The club brothers, I loved them all. I was suffering from preconceived notions of who I thought the men would be but I found myself loving them all. It will break my heart to find out that any of the men I liked are actually the "bad guy". I'm hoping we have lots of books ahead of us with all of their stories.

What I Liked: This wasn't a cheesy story or just about the sex. There is a lot going on here and I was sucked into their world. We have a few things we need to figure out and they are not obvious or easy to see.

What I Didn't Like: I've said it before and I'll say it again, I HATE CLIFFHANGERS! This book was too darn good to leave me hanging like it did and I'm so anxious to know what's going on that I might actually explode. That pisses me off to no end. I really wish authors wouldn't do this type of thing. If there is too much to put into one book then stop the book at a more satisfying spot. I need a sense of closure even if it's temporary and I know there is more to come.

I also have to admit that while I loved this book and the characters, this story is very violent in a way I'm not as familiar with in MC Romance. Trigger is a borderline Psychopath or Sociopath. Now I say borderline because I don't think the man is inherently evil, he's the product of a completely despicable and abhorrent monster who contributed his sperm to create him. Trigger's father is definitely a Psychopath. Having said that though, some of the violence and graphic descriptions of how Trigger felt during these violent acts really seemed too much.

Overall, I am a huge fan of this book and totally recommend it. Let me just say that you need top prepare yourselves for that cliffhanger, though.

***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.***

Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 
When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 
An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 
She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.


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