Also in this series: Jester
Series: No Prisoners MC #0.5
Published by Lilly Atlas on April 11 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Noah Michael Levine, Erin DeWard
Length: 3 Hours and 26 Mins
After ten years away, Marcie finally ventures back to where she grew up. She isn’t in town for twenty-four hours when she crosses paths with Hook and Striker, the two boys who kept her safe and happy as a young girl. Only they aren’t boys anymore. They are fully grown, muscular, alpha men. Members of the No Prisoners Motorcycle Club. All through her teenage years, Marcie’s heart belonged to Hook. Not that he ever seemed to notice. And it appears that as an adult, not much has changed with regard to her feelings toward the sexy biker. But a bossy, alpha man is not what independent Marcie is looking for.
The moment Hook lays eyes on Marcie, it’s as though the last ten years apart never existed. Back when she was off limits, he wanted her, and it doesn’t take long before he realizes he still wants her. Marcie’s changed, though. She’s no longer a frightened teenager in need of a haven. Now she’s a beautiful, confident woman, and a bit too independent. Will Hook be able to convince Marcie a life with him wouldn’t stifle her freedom? Their relationship is tested when Marcie clings to her hard-won life and when an aspect of that life threatens not only their future together, but their safety as well.
Hook is the first book in the No Prisoners MC series. This book is a novella that sets off the series at a delightful beginning. Hook is Australian, and his family moved to town and got involved in drugs. But Hook and his best friend Striker and the girl they watched out for grew up together and looked out for each other. But once Hook and Striker turned 18, they became prospects for the local MC “No Prisoners” and they found the family they never had growing up. Marcie grew up with Striker and Hook. Her mother was a prostitute and a drug addict, and Striker took her in and looked out after her like a brother. But his friend, Hook, was no brother to her. And when she returns home after her mothers death to settle her affairs, she finds herself reuinited with the two men she calls family more than anyone else in her life. But her ex boyfriend has gone crazy and rough, and is stalking her while she reconnects with Striker and kindles the passion she feels for Hook.
It would be so easy to fall into him, let him hold her, pleasure her, comfort her. But when it was over, she’d still be alone, and a little weaker for having let him shoulder some of her burdens. Then the next time she needed to be tough and stand on her own, she’d remember what it felt like to have Hook, and it would be just a bit harder to go on alone.
I had a true fun time with this book, and this is a great way to start off the series. Its a sexy and sweet read and has a playful side to the romance which you don’t normally see in a MC romance. Of course you don’t see much of the club in this book, the focus is the romance between Marcie and Hook and also the friendship between Marcie and Striker. There is a downside to the story, which is the heroine. She tends to be a bit too independent that she forgets that living a life is important too. She had to be so independent growing up, and doesn’t want to have to give that up. She does hurt the hero in a way, because all he wants is a partner, but Marcie gets a bit too obsessed with her independence and doesn’t see that its important to let people into your life and you don’t have to sacrifice who you are to do so. Even though I didn’t like how she treated the hero sometimes, I did like seeing her personal growth and realize what she had been missing in her life and how lonely she had been since leaving town. We also have a intensity to the story with Marcie’s ex, who has kinda gotten too bit obsessed with her and I enjoyed seeing how this story played out in the end. Such a easy going, heart warming yet sexy as sin romance to curl your toes.
Striker by Lilly Atlas
Also in this series: Jester
Series: No Prisoners MC #1
Published by Lilly Atlas on August 9 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Clubs
Narrator: Noah Michael Levine
Length: 9 Hours and 14 Mins
Dr. Lila Emerson is finally free of the shadow of her politically connected family, with her new job in a small town Emergency Room. But her new peace is shattered when she encounters the dangerous, but compelling Striker. He's everything she should stay away from, but all she craves. And since he keeps turning up in her ER, he's hard to avoid. As Vice President of No Prisoners outlaw motorcycle club, Striker is no stranger to violence. But when it touches the pretty doctor he wants in his bed, he'll do anything to keep her safe. When Striker and Lila are thrust together, sparks fly and passions ignite. Before long they find themselves entangled in a relationship neither saw coming. The MC can and will eliminate any threat against Lila, but what if they—and the man she's falling for—are the reason she’s in danger?
In the first full length novel of the series “Striker” we have a story that brings together the VP of the No Prisoners MC and a doctor at the local hospital. Striker and Lila, have a connection after Lila treats members of the MC from various injuries. But when her kindness towards the MC gets noticed, her life becomes threatened after saving the life of one of the MC’s prospects. So the MC offers her a deal, they will protect her if she would be willing to treat the men of the MC when needed. Lila finds the members of the MC charming and funny and even though she knows they can be dangerous she never feels in danger around them. But right when the chemistry between Striker and Lila grow, the danger to them does as well and the real enemy is right beneath their notice and they may not survive.
Each of the many sides to this man fascinated her. He was a criminal, a badass biker that intimidated people pretty much for a living, yet he was also a protector, a serious flirt, and now apparently he was angling to be her confidant.
I adored this book so much here, it was my first introduction to this author since I read this book first before Hook. I was charmed by so many of these members….Striker, Hook, Jasper, and many others. I did admire the way that this story played out though, not in the way I was expecting at all. I really had a blast with the surprises that this author lays out for the reader or listener. We have two types of villains, and one villain you don’t really see coming. Striker is such a great hero, he does have honor and loyalty and even though he isn’t “lily white” he has such a good heart and he is devoted to Lily and encouraging her passions and interests. I love that he doesn’t try to control her or contain her dreams….only seeks to be her true partner. The romance between Striker and Lily is HOT but also intensely emotional and we see them for for what they have together and yeah the ending was EPIC!!