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by Shelly Morgan
Genres: MC Romance
I am so thrilled to be taking part in this tour. There are four different books along with four reviews below. As you can see the rating I gave is 5 stars and that stands for each and every one of the books.
That’s my new saying in life, and trust me, life has handed me lots of lemons.
My name is Danielle DeChenne, and for eighteen years I took every punch “destiny” threw at me. Now I’m no longer a naive girl. Traumatic abuse will do that to you. I was forced to grow up too fast, and the one person I depended on—that gorgeous Marine, Zane—turned his back on me. So now I say screw the lemonade and just give me a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, because I don’t believe in destiny anymore.
There is no pre-destined path set out for each of us. That crap doesn’t exist.
Sometimes bad things happen…it’s just how the world works. It sucks, but you have to pick yourself up and get on with your life. Even if it’s an impossible task.
I’m done sitting around and waiting for my life to change or something good to fall in my lap. It took me awhile to understand, but once I stopped being the doormat for destiny, it was time for me to take control. Now I decide where I go in life and what will happen. It won’t always be pretty, it will sometimes hurt like hell, but I will make sure I live my life to the fullest…
Then the gorgeous Marine from my past returned with a vengeance—except this time, I was ready for him.
It’s time to rewrite destiny.
Where to begin? This book was so emotional for me that I am pretty sure I fell in love with within the first few pages. I couldn’t put it down! Dani has known so much heartache and lost that I couldn’t imagine going through all of that and coming out the other side. She finds a friend in Zane and Zeke when their family move in next door. Things seem good but then there is a tragedy that causes Zane and Dani’s connection to become stronger. Dani finally realizes that she has feeling for Zane beyond friendship but he goes off to college. When tradgey strikes again Zane is right there and get Dani to go to the same college so they can be close to one another. However Zane has secrets that when Dani learns about she leaves. She starts over with a an MC family. When the Mc gets a new member who is sent to Dani’s shop and well you really have to read the book! It is so great!!
After years of neglect from his junkie mother, Toby turned to the one thing that made his fury go away—mixed martial arts. Now, as an adult, he lives and breathes his training club and fighting, inside or outside of the cage. But when a mousy blonde walks into his gym for a self-defense class he’s teaching, that all fades away.
Sara Carmichael was always a doormat—until the day she took her life back.
Struggling to cope with years of physical and emotional abuse from a boyfriend, things take a turn for the worse. Drunk and in rare form, he nearly violates her in unspeakable ways. So she leaves and escapes from New York to California, hoping it’s far enough away that he won’t find her.
Sparks fly in the most uncommon places.
When Sara and Toby meet, they never expected it would be in a sweaty gym. When they are together, Toby feels things he can’t understand. But when Sara’s past clouds their present, will she be strong enough to defend her new life? Or will Toby snap and become the man she’s always feared?
It’s one thing to fight for love, but it’s another when you’re…Fighting Destiny.
After an abusive relationship Sara knows that she never wants another relationship like it. She is completely on her own with no family or friends, has very little, lives in a run down motel, and works as a bar tender in a strip club. She decides that she can learn to defend herself and goes to a gym with a class. That is where she meets Toby, an ex-marine and Forsaken Sinners MC member.
This was an amazing read! It is about so much more than just Sara and Toby’s relationship. There are some intense moments with the club because of things that happen. A lot of relationships are tested in this and the guilt that Sara feels over things that happen really made me feel for her. I cannot say enough for amazing this story is.
A woman usually has a sixth sense about being pregnant. But a tattoo artist who never intended on being a mother—not so much. Instead, she passes out at the gym, and her boyfriend, Zane Hendricks, is the first to find out while she is still unconscious.
To say Zane is over the moon would be an understatement. But Dani’s lonely childhood with an absent mother makes her afraid of becoming a parent herself. What if she sucks at it and her child ends up hating her?
With every fear, there’s hope for a brighter future.
Once Dani gets over the shock, her heart is set on the family she and Zane will build together. But the bliss is short-lived as her pregnancy progresses and Zane’s duties keep him away. Depression sets in, and Dani feels more alone than ever.
It isn’t until an old high school friend drifts into town that Dani has someone to talk to. Jax Reynolds is there on business, looking for a permanent job in security. When Zane catches wind of some guy hanging around his pregnant girlfriend, hospitality flies out the window. But by some miracle, the three become good friends, and Dani finally has the stability she always wanted.
Or so she thought.
When tragedy strikes, every second makes the difference between a bright future or a disastrous fate. And beyond the immediate danger threatening to ruin Dani and Zane’s lives, an even more treacherous secret might be the one thing that can destroy it all forever.
I love that we get to catch up with Dani and Zane in this one. They are in love and of course they have their fights but their passion for one another has not faded in anyway. They have some super hot chemistry together and the scenes will make you blush! However finding out that Dani is pregnant puts a serious strain on their relationship. That was hard for me because I really like them as a couple. What they go through is heartbreaking at times, at least it was for me. This is probably one of the best “catch up with past characters” books I have read. It’s not just a here’s what we’re doing but a an emotional roller-coaster that makes you fall in love with them all over again.
Ever since he can remember, Louie has had a short fuse. People always said he’d amount to nothing. He wasn’t smart enough to get into college. He wasn’t tough enough to be a Marine. No one believed in him.
No one except his father, Mike Creighton…
Louie’s father always taught him to turn the other cheek. He was a true mentor, teaching him how to be a man in a world of cowards. But when his father is murdered the day after scratching a winning lottery ticket, Louie’s inner monster can’t be contained. He becomes determined to track down the suspect at any cost. All along, he struggles to live by his father’s motto—To find out what you live for, you have to discover what you’d die for.
Then he meets Harlow McPherson…
Her entire life has been a battle. Harlow grew up in the system, bouncing from one foster home to the next. Most weren’t that bad, but some were hell.
The only comfort was the fact she wasn’t alone. Her twin brother, Hendrix, was always there—until he took his own life years later, abandoning Harlow in a cruel world. Unable to forgive, it’s Louie who reminds her there’s still hope.
When Louie unleashes his inner monster, and Harlow finally faces her demons, will they lose themselves to the darkness, or risk it all Defying Destiny?
Harlow and Louie couldn’t have been more suited in my opinion. Louie has a temper and that is saying it lightly but he has been the character that I really wanted to know more about. I loved him! He is the perfect man in that when tragedy come he really shows his darker side but there is such a heart deep within him that you can’t wait for him to show it more. Harlow has just come back to town after being gone for two years and just needs to start over. I really loved that this was so mysterious her reason for leaving is and how much it has affected her as person. It was simply wonderfully written. This was my favorite of the series so far and I must say that Shelly Morgan has done a phenomenal job of creating these characters that I can’t seem to get enough of. Each book simply got better and better and each character that you meet you can’t wait for their story or to find out more about them in future books.