Title: Rough & Ruthless
Series: Notorious Devils MC #4
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 3, 2017
Cover Designed by: Cassy at Pink Ink Designs
Cover Designed by: Cassy at Pink Ink Designs
Mary-Ann Lukin has never had it easy. Having survived the torments of abuse for far too long, it's a miracle that life somehow managed to leave her with a little bit of hope—hope of a future filled with happiness.
Max "MadDog" Duhart has lived more than one lifetime, earning the respect he's due as the president of the Original Charter of Notorious Devils. Nevertheless, with life still yet to live, he wants more than the regret that's tarnished his past.
Their connection is instant, though they know they shouldn't act on it—not with more than thirty years between them. Not with their families tied together by the club's brotherhood.
Yet, there's something about the sweet, broken woman that whispers of a fresh start for an old man. And while he may be rough and ruthless, she cannot deny the way she feels when she looks into his haunted blue eyes.
Can you say age gap??
Wowza, Hayley Faiman took a chance on MadDog and Mary-Anne and won. With the age gap between these two, things could have gone all kinds of creepy, yet they didn't. She created the sexiest sixty year old I have ever read about. The book cover helps as well. ;)
"No woman has ever made me want to protect her, f#ck her, and fight for her like she does."
Oh MadDog, you big ol' softie. We have met the matriarch of the Notorious Devil's in past books seeing how he's Fury's father. This time around we really see what makes MadDog tick and of course what makes the ol' guy stand at attention. A. Lot. Lots of times. Lots of stamina. Whew!
"We're something, the two of us-something short of a f#cking disaster, but I'm drawn to her like to other woman I have had in my f#ucking life."
Two days. Two days after picking up Mary-Anne MadDog is a goner. She's everything he never realized he wanted or needed in all these years. Mary-Anne makes him feel complete, too bad she comes with tons of emotional baggage and oh yeah, she's Bates Luken's little sister.
"I don't think we're wrong. I think we're two lost people who have finally found what we've been looking for."
While the sex (which there was a LOT of) was instant, the rest was not. Like previous books, there is all kinds of nonsense going on around our new couple. The brothers, the Old Ladies and of course those annoying Club Whores. Not to mention there are loose ends left from the book three that are still untied here in book four. Not only does MadDog have to watch his heart, he's still also watching his back.
I enjoyed the push and pull between MadDog and Mary-Anne. He might be my new favorite biker with the gruff on the outside, yet a big teddy bear on the inside personality. My only complaint would be his dirty talking. Ick. It was too much at times and one point I wanted him to just shut up get on with things.
The book is well written from dual points of view and complements the series nicely. These books can be read as standalones, however are much more fun when read in order. All former couples are present and accounted for and once again, the next book is set up nicely. Such a great series!!
I was pulled right into this story. This story contains heartbreak, pain, secrets, danger, and suspense.
If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first:
Rough and Rowdy (Notorious Devils MC, #1)
Rough and Raw (Notorious Devils MC, #2)
Rough and Rugged (Notorious Devils MC #3)
This is Mary and Max's story. Mary has lead a hard life that included abuse and pain. But in all the pain and torment she has been able to hold on to one thing and that is hope. She has hope for a better brighter future. Max is the president of the original charter of the Notorious Devils and way older then Mary. But you can’t fight love. But with more than thirty years between them would it be wise to even act on the feelings she invokes within him? But when she needs help will he be able to resist her? Will he be able to step up and protect her from what she needs protecting from? Can they really make something they both feel with so much love and passion last?
I loved these characters and the side characters. I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read.
I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
Hayley Faiman blasted into my world this last year and made her mark on my impressionable heart with her twisted stories. While I normal like my books a bit easier and safer, there is something about this chick that pulls me in and keeps me coming back. Whether it's her gripping storylines or the boundaries she pushes, Hayley is a mastermind with words and I always look forward to what she is gonna give me next.
Rough & Ruthless was just that.... an intense, sexy, taboo, rough and ruthless read that had me tied in knots and on the edge of my seat the entire time. I was captivated by this book, from cover to cover, racing through the pages, desperate for answers and that happy ending these two totally deserved.
Gritty. Powerful. Raw. Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Suspenseful.
MadDox and Mary Ann are next on the chopping block in this series and dare I say the best in the Notorious Devils series. These two were magnetic, drawn to each other in an undeniable way. And that holy mother of an age gap? Delicious!
Reeling from book three, we are thrust back into the Notorious Devils MC and as always.... are in for a journey of drama, angst, twists, turns, secrets, suspense, and everything in between. The emotional roller coaster these two took me on will leave me with a wicked hangover and desperately wanting more.
If you like your books dirty, intense, steamy, and crazy angsty, then this author and series is totally for you.
I highly recommend this book.
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.