Series: Soldiers of Darkness MC #1
Author: Michelle Betham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch
Wrong place, wrong time. We’re all familiar with that old adage. But when it happens – when you actually ARE in the wrong place, at the wrong time, the consequences can be devastating. Heartbreaking. Life-changing.
I was in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
It was the day my world changed forever.
And nobody paid the price.
I’m about to change that…
‘Broken’ – Soldiers of Darkness Book #1…
Mack Slayer – President of the Soldiers of Darkness MC. Hot, handsome and dangerous, his only interest is the club and the life it’s given him.
Izzi Michaels – A woman who never wanted to be who she became. Until she was given no choice…
The second he lays eyes on her, Mack Slayer wants Izzi. But he has no idea of the secrets this stranger is keeping, or the reason why she rocked up in his bar that night. But her appearance was no coincidence. She meant to find him. She went there, on purpose, to seek him out. And when Mack finds out why, he knows he should just walk away. She doesn’t belong in his world. She put herself there for a reason, and what she wants him to do, it could put not only her but the Soldiers of Darkness themselves at risk. So he knows he should just walk away. He should tell her he can’t help her; he won’t help her.
But when she threatens to go it alone, without his help, he knows he can’t let her do that. He can’t let her put herself in that kind of danger. He can’t ignore her, she made sure of that. But he should have walked away, because her arrival kick-starts a chain of events that even he can’t stop; events that push Izzi deeper into a world she never wanted to be a part of, until she had to be; events that push Mack into undergoing actions he would never have undertaken before she walked into his life and messed with his head. Events that unearth dangerous secrets and dark truths. Events that could change everything, and everyone…
This book had a decent premise but I despised the two main characters. The heroine comes off as a slut and the hero was just gross. I wanted to like it. I love outlaw MC romance. I love it with an unhealthy passion. This one just never clicked for me.
The heroine’s family is killed in a biker war a year before the story gets going. They were innocents in the wrong place at the wrong time. Izzi, the heroine, vows revenge against the MC responsible. She just has to figure out which MC it is. Mack, the President of the Soldiers of Darkness MC, sees a beautiful girl in a bar and becomes a smitten kitten. He’s drawn to her and her being aloof, almost to the point of being rude. Mack loves his MC and takes the responsibility of their safety seriously. His lust for Izzi is a weakness and therefore dangerous.
I understood Izzi’s need for revenge. I even understood her methods to get it. That part I liked. It reminded me of Lili St. Germaine’s Gypsy Brothers MC series, which I loved. I think what turned me off the most about the book was the opening sex scene. It was almost vomit inducing for me. He fists her. I don’t read that shit. Then Izzi’s has sex with someone else after becoming Mack’s old lady. It’s okay though because that’s the man that taught her to fuck. What?! What kind of shit is that? No, No, No.