Series: Death Dweller MC #6
Author: Kathryn Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay Book Snitch
Ophelia Donovan wants to move past the loves of her life, two badass bikers in her brother’s MC. When she gave Cash “Ghost” McCall and Louis “Stretch” King, an ultimatum of bringing their relationship out in the open or she’d walk, they chose separation. It crushed Ophelia’s dreams of having a happily-ever-after and family with Ghost and Stretch.
Stretch lives with guilt and pain from the death of his former lover and the injuries he received the same night. For a while, Cash and Stretch worked fine. They’d agreed to choose a woman together to bring into their relationship. Instead, Cash brought Outlaw’s sister in, intending to use her as a shield for Cash’s growing feelings for both Stretch and Fee. The dissolution of their relationship because of Fee’s goading leaves Stretch angry with both of his lovers.
Ghost doesn’t do relationships. He doesn’t have the confidence in himself that he’s equipped for something meaningful. He only knows he loves both Stretch and Ophelia. She wants kids, a house with him and Stretch, and, most of all, an open relationship with them. So open she expects Ghost to go to her brothers—his club’s president—and confess all. Even if he did do commitment, he wouldn’t be alive to see it through. Outlaw would kill Ghost, especially after already warning him away.
Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell knows Ghost is about fun and fucking. He’s in charge of the Bobs, those women trotted out for pleasure at special club occasions. Outlaw’s little sister wants a family and he refuses to allow her to waste her years on a man who’ll walk away in the end. Outlaw’s life has been quiet recently, with every known club threat removed, giving him plenty of time to focus on family.
Thanks to Cash’s outrageous plan to throw Outlaw off, he raises the man’s suspicions instead. A biker from a rival club uses Ophelia to get on Outlaw’s good side, leaving her gravely injured, Outlaw in jail, Stretch admitting how important both she and Cash are to him, and Cash determined to never deny his love again.
It has taken me a while to write my review because, I was and still am in denial. I can’t believe the series is over. I feel like I’ve lost a dear friend. I’m sullen, grouchy and a bit lonely. I love this series. It has captivated me since I opened my first book. Not only did I get to read a great series but I got to get to know Kat Kelly. She’s a wonderful friend and I am so blessed that she reached out to me. So, for my review, I’m going to say goodbye to these characters individually.
Cash McCall, Stretch King and Ophelia Donovan- what a wonderful triad you are. Stretch, you had my heart all the way through your journey. Ophelia, kudos to you for sticking to your guys with these two. Thank you for befriending Kendall, even when she didn’t deserve it. Cash, you were quite possibly the most selfish character of the whole series and almost didn’t deserve these two.
Digger- you had me hating you for a long time. You thoroughly convinced me of your betrayal. I’m glad you ended up being a good guy.
Bunny-I’m glad you got your HEA. You certainly deserved it.
Val- You poor screwed up man. I liked you so much better before you became so stupid.
Zoann- Bless your precious heart. You endured so much in your life. I’m thankful you and Val worked it out.
Mortician- Mort, how I love you! I love your humor, your darkness, your care and keeping of all the women in your life, including your friendship with Red.
Bailey- You are a saint. Mort was an ass to you while he fought his attraction to you. You got the best of both of your parents.
Megan- I adore you. Your love and trust of Christopher is exactly what a wife should have for her husband. The quiet yet firm way you ruled the women. Your patience, sweet lord, your patience.
Christopher- I still hate you! I hate you less now than early on in the series but I still hate you. The only thing positive I can say about you is that you LOVE your wife. When your death comes, I hope Kendall is the one causing it.
Johnnie-I loved you so much in the beginning. Then I lost respect for you when you failed Kendall again and again. I never questioned your love for her, just your defense of her.
Kendall- You were an amazing character. I wanted to hug and comfort you, then you showed your ass again. I wanted to shake you then. Back and forth, back and forth. You had your demons that you constantly battled and you lost more than you won with them. Stay away from Christopher. He’s your Kryptonite. Your attraction to him makes me want to throw up.
Thank you Kat for writing this series and your friendship. Maybe, check in with the Death Dwellers MC sometime? Maybe write about the kids next? What ever you decide, I’ll be there breathless with anticipation.
Book given in exchange for an honest review via the author.