Losing Hope (Hopeless #2) by Colleen Hoover

Book Description:

Published: July 8, 2013

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

Review –

This is Holder’s story. 

We see a lot of his past – it’s heart breaking and devastating but we live it with him. I went through everything with him. I felt his anger, his loss, his fears. When he fucked up, I cringed. When he was happy, my heart overflowed.

There were scenes that gave me  chills – from head to toe.  There were moments where I just closed my eyes and sat there sobbing, letting the emotions sink in, you know how I love tear-jerkers.

While so much of this book is just completely new, even the scenes that are the same as in Hopeless feel SO special when you read them because 1) they are just awesome scenes to relive period, and 2) the slightly different angle on them gives them just enough of a twist to make you fall in love with them all over again.

This book has it all -pain, devastation, love, loss, hope and closure.

Great series.




What Doesn’t Destroy Us ( The Devil’s Dust #1) by M.N. Forgy

Book Description:

Published:June 26, 2014

When Dani’s sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother’s secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker, Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the Club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?

Shadow has grown up among drug addicts, whores and murderers. The only family he’s ever trusted has been the Devil’s Dust motorcycle club. He will do anything for a brother; even kill. In fact, killing is so easy, he’s made a career of it. His one regret is not being able to kill his own worthless mother. When Dani shows up with her provocative temper and innocent charm, Shadow begins to question his violent lifestyle. But can he trust her with his demons?
Will Dani and Shadow let family ties destroy them?

Review –

I haven’t read very many motor cycle club book, but this one had me hooked from the very beginning.

Dani grew up with a very protective mother and due to circumstances they are forced to seek help from Dani’s father, the President of The Devil’s Dust motor cycle club and she meets Shadow.

Shadow had a very hard childhood and  was adopted into the family of his best friend, Bobby after completing Juvie, and later into the Devil’s Dust MC. He cannot deny the attraction that he feels towards the President’s Daughter, but that could potentially be a death sentence for him because she is clearly hands off. Will he be able to control his desire and stay away from Dani, or is he going to risk it all to be with her.

Well, I won’t give anything away but boys will be boys, and tell them to stay away from a girl is a sure fired way to make him want her more. 

The more Dani is exposed to the motor cycle club members and especially Shadow, she discovers that she  has always had her rebellious tendencies underneath, and that her mother tried to keep her true self from surfacing.

The end of this book is wild and things are going to get bad for Dani because of something her mother does.

Can’t wait to continue this series.