Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.
As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She’s not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke’s bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can’t let go of—no matter how many times she tries to run.
Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she’s already got her hands full and isn’t looking for anymore complications. But Duke’s just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn't have, and then lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he’s more determined than ever to break down Nic’s walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he’s got a bad track record and she’s got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn’t easy when he’s not sure what he’s even changing for.
The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It’s a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone’s not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic’s relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.
Love is never more precious than when it’s new.
*ARC provided for an honest review*
I absolutely loved the characters in this book! Duke is my perfect kind of hero, he's strong, alpha, screwed up, loving and sometimes a total ass! But that's how I like my boys! And Nic is an awesome heroine. She's a lost girl to the club (club whore) but she knows who and what she is. She's not blind to her status in the club and she doesn't seem to regret a single thing about it, and when she needs to she can be one STRONG bitch. She avoids Duke like the plague because of feelings that she's kept secret since high school but she just can't keep away from him.
To tell you the truth, I was a bit worried to read Thrash after Ride. While I really enjoyed Ride, I was left with a feeling of confusion with the ending. It just didn't give me enough to make me feel like the story was complete. It didn't end in a cliffhanger, but it didn't feel wrapped up like I would have liked. One of the best parts of Thrash was that you finally see what Ryan was going through in Ride through Dukes POV. You see the way the club reacted to Alex and how that affected Ryan's attitude and actions. I really wish it had been written into the first book but I was thankful to get it in Thrash.
The relationship between Duke and Nic is great, there is lots of Angst, hot sex and turmoil. The reason I gave the book 4 stars is I really wanted the characters to stop fighting each other so often, mostly Nic. I wanted to slap her on multiple occasions to just get her to see what was right in front of her.
All in all I really, really liked the book. For an MC book it was written very close to true MC lifestyle and no points of the book strayed too far from that. The guys are hot and the sex is even hotter! I can easily recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy MC books and I highly recommend it to anyone that read Ride, even if you didn't love the first book I have a feeling that this book will make you fall in love with Ryan as well as Duke.
About The Author
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.
JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.