Bear is leather and lawless. Thia is prim and proper. It will never work between them. It's a lie they almost believe.
©2015 T. M. Frazier (P)2016 Tantor
Every reread, every listen on audio, makes it harder to choose which book is my favourite.
Rob Shapiro and Molly Glenmore did an amazing job with Bear and Thia. Not making this a long review - have to go one-click Soulless now. Just make sure you read this series and then listen to them on audiobook. Brilliant.
"A GRIPPING STORY... BUT A CLIFFHANGER ENDING"
This book follows on from King and Tyrant which is where I first met and fell for Bear who is a sexy badass Alpha Biker belonging to his Father's Beach Bastards MC but decisions were made and he chose to walk away from his Father, the Brotherhood and the Club. Bear was fully aware that he'd just become a dead man walking because that's the only way you left the BB MC. At the start of this book he was drowning himself in blow, booze and willing babes because he was a broken, tortured and violated man now just waiting for death to knock on the door but instead his phone rang.... and one phone call changed everything.
Sweet, innocent 17 year old Thia held a promise ring given to her by a handsome Biker when she was just 10 years old and the promise was that if ever she needed a favor in the future then she should come and find him. His name was Bear and for 7 years she kept that ring on a chain around her neck never believing she would ever use it. But, one sad, heartbreaking and bloody day Thia did just that.... she went to find Bear and cash in her favor but at the Beach Bastards MC Bear was gone and all she found was a terrifying nightmare dished out by the evil and sadistic hands of their Prez.... Bear's Father.
This started a chain of events that had Bear and Thia reluctantly thrown together, they initially verbally taunted and sparred with each other as the sexual sparks flew, they were hunted trapped and killed to save one another, they claimed each other in a possessive, sexual and all consuming way, they fell in love and then they were ruthlessly torn apart by one of T M Frazier's torturous twists. And, if that wasn't enough, there was an even bigger shock and twist as she so cruelly leaves the book with a humdinger of a cliffhanger.... and the promise that all Hell is about to break loose.
This isn't a romance, it's a claiming.... but even so it's still a poignant love story between two broken people who are desperately trying to save each other but are sadly failing. It's dark, gritty and raw and there's no flowery pretty words instead the words are tortured, possessive, lewd, crude and intense..... but nevertheless they still say "I love you". This listen is riddled with suspense, tension, danger, sex, passion and the absolute assurance that everything is gearing up to explode in the second part of their love story where Bear will have to fight.... fight to be free, fight his vengeful ruthless Father, fight the BB MC, fight to keep Thia safe and fight for a HEA for them both. Told from both POV's, includes well loved characters from books 1 and 2 and both narrators did a great job.
Worth a credit? T M Frazier certainly knows how to write a tense, addictive and gripping dark love story with twists... and I fear this is just the storm before the tsunami that is about to be unleashed when book 4 in this series is released - and I can't wait. YES it's absolutely creditworthy if you like your Heroes primal and your storyline shades darker than normal. But I only wish I knew beforehand that this was going to end with a cliffhanger because I dread and avoid them at all costs until the full story can be enjoyed all in one go - so now you've been warned.
"I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR"
I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOK!! I LOVE BEAR! Thia is EXACTLY what he needs!! love Love LOVE THIS SERIES!!
The AMAZINGLY talented TM Frazier has once again taken me on an adrenaline filled ride pumped full of action, twists and dark humour!! I inhaled this book within a day and can't wait to start the next one because WARNING! - this does end on a cliffhanger!! I absolutely LOVED this story about Bear and Thia's journey that isn't all sunshine and rainbows and that's what I adore about Ms. Frazier's writing - she doesn't hold back - it's dark, raw, gritty, and oh so nail bitingly good!!!!! The plot is unpredictable; the action is fast paced; the narrative is addictive; the chemistry between Bear and Thia is scorching, animalistic, needy and raw!! Another UNPUTADOWNABLE book!!!!! The narrators with this book and the previous books are OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING!!!!! So much passion and emotion with their narration!!!!
"love, Love, LOVE This Series ~ Can't Get Enough!"
T.M. Frazier builds on the amazing MC world she created in Kings story, and takes the listener on another ride full of danger, betrayal and passion. I really enjoy her writing style, dialogue, suspense, twists and the little humor she weaves in, but what really make these stories awesome are the characters. They are well developed, unique, strong and you can't help but to fall in love with them.
Molly Glenmore and Rob Shapiro performance was Oscar worthy! They really nailed the tone of the story and delivered on all the emotions, steam, and grit. I'm a fan of this duo!
Well worth the time, credit or sale! Highly recommend for any MC fan who loves their stories with a dark edge and even darker characters. Can't want for the next amazing ride.
I wasn't sure I could love another after King, and then here comes Bear trying to give sexy King a run for his money! Gritty, romantic, and raunchy are just a few of the words I'd use to describe this story, and definitely Bear's and Thea's characters. I enjoy the raw & unfiltered way that T.M. Frazier writes. Just like King, Lawless will gut-punch you, and you'll love every minute of it.
"you can judge a book by its cover!"
Ermagherd! the performers in this were amazeballs! I could listen to Rob Shapiro read the phone book. the story was intense and had me gripping my wheel while I was in the road. love it!
This book was definitely different than the first 2 with Knight and Doe. This picks up where Bear leaving and trying to put his life back together from leaving the MC and the torture he went through. when he is called back to handle a situation from long ago.
I don't want to tell the whole story. Bear definitely doesn't beat around the bush with romantic words he speaks his mind on what he wants many times.
The narrators did a great job with this book with dual POVs.
The only thing I know is I can look forward to another T.M. Frazier book to explain what is going to happen with the rest of the story and I can't wait. hopefully that answers all questions.
"Not Too Bad of a Cliff-hanger"
This is such an amazing series and this book is no exception. Book 3 is all about Bear and rounding out his character and all that goes along w.it. After reading all the reviews about it being a cliff-hanger I was leary of listening to this one before the audio copy of book 4 was released. I'm so glad I took the chance because although the story ended at a very pivotal moment I don't feel that it was all that "cliff-hanger-ish". No main characters' lives or relationships were in question, there was no kind of detrimental impact to the 2 main characters. It more or less just leaves you wondering as it would at the end of a chapter, but nothing all that life changing. Definitely worth the credit!
"No Less Than The Best!"
This book -and the entire series- has the best of everything... romance, alpha males, suspense, and strong characters. Its edgy and compelling. The author has a way of slowly unveiling the story while readers just go happily along for the ride. It's actually quite amazing how swept up I got in the story. Well done narration.
I loved King's story, but I flippin LOVE Bear!!! The drama pulled me in immediately. A lot of f-word usage but it brings Bear's character to life, gives a sharp image of his perspective of himself and his life. I love Preppy's cameo appearances, wish he'd come back from the dead.
"What's with the 18 years old girls? "
King and Tryant where both really good. Both story, performance and style. Lawless was disappointing and starting to become predicable. Author clearly has a formula and uses the same structure over and over again. Bad guy who swears a lot seduces innocent little girl. Why do the girls have to be virginal and 18? With King and Rays story you could overlook the age thing but to make Thia 18 years old too is just starting to get creepy.
Loving this series, so well written great storylines and amazing characters. Looking forward to the next instalment. Would highly recommend
I have listened to
King and Tyrant and really enjoyed them but this not so much , I am not sure but there is something missing .....
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