Owned by the Bastard

The Soldiers of Wrath MC, #1

It seems books have to be gritty and edgy to capture the reader in today's jaded age. I must say it's working for me. I read a wide variety of books, and this book seems to be the new genre that is catching my eye. It's different in that the people aren't suburban Americans. I don't know what to expect from a Motorcycle Club president. And that is the draw.

The hero basically takes the heroine as payment for her father's drug debt. Not exactly romantic. And the courtship is really a capture and discipline dance. Again, not fertile ground for true love to flourish. But against all odds it does. Not the love that most of middle America lives but passionate and to the death love. And I do mean to the death. This is a violent tale not intended for young readers or those who have an aversion to violence and politically incorrect behavior. I don't know what it says about me that I did like it. Maybe I'm just honest.

Demon was an alpha through and through. He'd have to be to lead a crew of such volatile men. But he knows one wrong move can result in his presidency being challenged. He is constantly weighing his actions with how others will interpret them. Guess most don't anticipate so many political maneuverings in what a lot of people consider riffraff. In my opinion MCs are one of the last bastion of morals and honor in modern society. In the book they do questionable things to make money, but have admirable qualities and standards they uphold even under questionable circumstances. And their justice tends to be permanent.

Deanna is a woman who does the right thing even though it eventually lands her in an untenable situation. And worse, she’s attracted to the man she has been bartered to. This is not medieval times, but the way the Soldiers of Wrath MC operate it might as well be. There were some seriously distasteful sections in the book, but overall it was a book I thoroughly enjoyed and will be looking forward to more.

Book Blurb for Owned by the Bastard

Demon, the President of The Soldiers of Wrath MC, is a vicious bastard, a heartless killer, and has no regrets about any of the violent things he does in life. It is how he survives, and how he keeps his club and his men safe.

Deanna Monte has stayed in the life of her drug addicted, low-life father since her mother passed away. She may hate her dad, but after her mother's dying wish for Deanna to not give up on him, she knows she can't walk away.

When Deanna is given to Demon as payment for her father's debt, she fights with everything inside of her and refuses to submit. But she's never met a man like Demon, a cruel man that is big and powerful and can take her life as easily as he breathes. She shouldn't want him the way she does, not after he takes her away from her life, refusing to let her go, and tells her that she is his now.

But she does, and that frightens her most of all.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2015 4.50