My name is Sawyer Crown, I own Bloodlines Tattoo Parlor, despise drama, and have a penchant for broken women. It’s a habit I intend to kick.
Our arrangement had been simple. Clara and I slept together if and when we wanted too. We were always best friends first. We raised Allie together with love. Four years into it did people assume we were married- yes. Did people assume I was Allie’s father- sure. Did I love every second of that- most definitely.
Then my world exploded. Clara left me. Moved on. I’m supposed to too. I just haven’t figured the moving on part out quite yet. The heart wants what it wants right? Or maybe the mind want what it wants for the heart. All of those scenarios are bullsh*t though. Clara went for the gold. She carved out the happiness she needed, wanted.
Now it’s my turn.
Everything seemed to be going great until a crazy one night stand that changed my world. How could anyone ever be prepared for Pepper Philips?
So here it goes….did I think Mags/Pepper deserved an HEA? If you read Objectives and know everything that woman went through, you would pray she did. Someone send her a Hero.
“How will I ever be good enough for you?”
What I liked about the story?
I thought I wanted Mags to find a man who was going to dominate her. Someone to help her forget everything she endured. I was wrong. She didn’t need to forget, she needed to accept it all and let people in. She needed to be helped. You lose love once especially tragically, there’s no way you want to let it back in. So what did Pepper do? Push Sawyer away. Thanks to Clara, who I hated probably for the first 20 chapters, made it clear to him that he gave her what she wanted. A way out. He needs to make it clear to her He Wants Her!
“You fall in love, sometimes fall out, but you always fall in love again someday. You’re robbing yourself of that chance.”
Readers, this man fought for her. I felt it all over my bones how he bent over backwards for her. Mr. Bad Ass MC/Tattoo Artist…but that’s all a shell. He’s softer than a babies butt inside and wait until you read how he got his MC nickname. Priceless.
You know that moment in a book when everything is going alright and you’re waiting for something to happen because it’s too good to be true, and you know it’s going to turn everything into shit? Yeah that happens. The past comes back like a lightning bolt at Pepper. I was anticipating that scene. It needed to happen in my opinion. Didn’t think poor Sawyer would actually get to live it. It’s also a time where he unfortunately learns all the truth behind Pepper’s past. Mags past. No Bueno. She always warned him that she wasn’t any good and she would somehow mess his life up like everyone else in her life. Now is the time where Sawyer needs to show her she can get everything she ever wanted before it was all stripped from her.
“You’re trying to save me, but please, stop. You’ll never save me from myself or the conflict that courses through me. The guilt.”
Were you waiting for my BUT? What I didn’t enjoy?
There was a big past with Ezra and it was handled too quickly for me. I get that this is Pepper’s healing story, but her past was too big to let it go so easily. If he was going to come after her I needed to know why and how he was going to do it. Mind you I said: “Fuck Yeah” after Pepper handled it he way she did. But I would’ve like to see the psycho furious side of Ezra. Also what about Carmine. The goon. He was picked up and that’s all. Come on, Sawyer could’ve at least beaten his ass. Maybe even Greta, Hoot or Bentley. I was lacking a little of that action.
Do I recommend the book?
Oh my god yes and especially if you’re following the series. Some of these characters play such important parts and have blended very well showing up in the other books. Like Allie. That kid is Amazing. I wonder if she’ll continue to crush on the President’s kid. Pepper might have to teach Sawyer to shoot. No cliffy, yes to an HEA and a Heroine worth cheering for. Oh and the Epilogue…BEAUTIFUL❤️
*An arc was received by the author in return for an honest opinion.*
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MEET THE AUTHOR
I have a weird addiction to goat cheese and chocolate martinis, not together though.
I adore my dog. He is the most awesome snuggledoo in the history of dogs.
I hate dirty dishes.
I like sarcasm and funny people.
I should probably be running right now… because of the goat cheese….and stuff.
I’ve been told I’m the mistress of Snark. I like that.