Beautiful Outlaw by Emily Minton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
After ten years of surviving as a walking, talking, living doll, Laura feels dead inside.
has sacrificed everything for her family, marrying a man she could
never love. Her husband doesn’t beat her, doesn’t berate her. He
transforms her, forcing her to live as a stand-in for his long dead
wife. She stays silent as piece after piece of herself disappears,
willing to do anything to protect the people she loves.
When his demands go too far, she finally tells her brother the ugly truth.
to protect her without putting the rest of their family at risk, he
sends her to the one place he knows she’ll be safe. He places her into
the hands of his best friend, Vice President of the Savage Outlaws MC.
Once again, she is transformed into someone new; Shay.
has spent many nights dreaming about his best friend’s little sister.
The reality is so much sweeter than his dreams. He wants to be more for
Shay, needs to protect her, but he’s not sure if he knows how.
Can an Outlaw show her how beautiful life should be?
Wow. Such a great story. To me, this story felt so different then the same old nitty gritty sex filled MC books I keep running across. I've been on an MC kick for two years straight, looking for a gem in these rough stories. Let me tell you- this one finally meets everything I was looking for.
-Stupid club whore trying to cause problems
-Issues with other clubs
-A bad President
-A rough hero who tried to be more of a good man for the heroine but still was rough, gruff, full of sex, but still a good brother and protector.
-A heroine who learns to come into her own after her crazy previous life.
-Club brothers that I would love to know more about.
-Unfortunately- not what I want to read about, so I skipped as much as I could- there was spousal rape in the prologue.
Laura, aka: Shay, is in hiding from her seriously whacked out crazy husband. She takes years to do so, but she finally reaches out to her brother, Jeremy, for help.
Jeremy served in the military with Bowie- so he turns to him to be the help he needs for Shay.
Bowie has always had a thing for Shay, but he only knew her then as Laura and she was much younger. Jeremy used to talk about her on their deployments. He had grand dreams of hooking Shay to his star after he got out of the military, too bad she was already taken. Now he has a second chance to make her his. So, can he take this broken woman, who looks nothing like her old photos, and make her his old lady for once and all?
Bowie had a lot on his plate. The clubs president is making bad choices, placing him and the club in danger a lot with certain kinds of runs. He needs to take this guy out. He also has a club whore who claims to be his old lady, and now he has to hide and protect Shay. There's only so much one can handle. But handle it like a champ he does- eventually.
What I liked:
1. Story flow- quick & easy
2. I couldn't put this story down
3. A lot of the secondary characters
5. Some humor
6. This story read so different then the average biker book
7. So much going on but never once was it overwhelming- it just flowed really good together
8. The last few lines of the books literally gave me a chill up my whole body- what the hell!? Please hurry up with the next book for that moment!!!
This book left open story lines for: Rollo, Tag, Lock and Tin-Man. I seriously have to know more about the that surprise secret towards the end in regards to Tin-Man.