Title: Rough & Raw
Series: Notorious Devils MC #2 Author: Hayley Faiman Genre: MC Romance Release Date: June 2016
Brentlee Johnson-Corbin has always followed her mother's rules, even when it meant marrying a man she knew wasn't her happily-ever-after.
Bates "Sniper" Lukin, a retired marine, now rides with the Notorious Devils—his street name earned in the deserts of hell.
When the most precious part of Brentlee's world is threatened by the man who was meant to love them, she escapes to the only safe place she knows. But when she seeks the shelter of her sister, Kentlee, and her husband, Fury, her past steps in—and he's determined to protect Brentlee and her daughter as his own.
Their story is one of love discarded, but Sniper won't waste this opportunity to right the wrongs of his past.
Life has been cruel to them both, and Brentlee is certain that the love they lost is gone forever; but under his protective wing, she can't deny that this rough and raw man might be just the hope she needs.
If you have not read book #1, DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW. As we know from book #1 Brentlee is in a bad marriage, her husband is a bit of a jerk and that’s putting it nicely.
Brentlee and Bates (AKA Sniper) were in love as teens, until Bates left for basic training, leaving Brentlee broken.
This book takes place 10 years after Bates leaves. Well I think it does, the problem with this book is that in the beginning the author can’t decide on a time frame. One part says eight years, another 5 years, then six years and at one point a decade. I found this very, very confusing. I also find it frustrating when the author can’t stick to a time line. Details, details, details!
That aside, I enjoyed the book. It’s got angst and more than one antagonist, sex, violence and love of course. There were a few times I wanted to smack both Sniper and Brentlee, but I guess that makes for the drama. I give this book 3 stars and I am truly looking forward to the next book in this series, Rough and Rugged Dirty Jonny’s story.
“I LOVE your writing and book two is even better than the first.” - Rambling from Beneath the Sheets
“Rough and Raw, this is absolutely the perfect title for this book. It was filled with raw emotion from the prologue.” - Reader Review
“If you like your heroes rough, and your journey to an HEA raw, then this is definitely a book for you!” - Author R.C Martin
32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.