Series: Fallen Aces MC #4
Author: Max Henry
Genre: MC Romance Suspense
How much suffering can a man withstand before he finally breaks? A question I used to ask myself often. Now I know the answer.
As president of the Fallen Aces MC Fort Worth chapter, I’m looked to for guidance in times of crisis. I’m expected to set personal grievances aside and lead by example. Yet how can I do that when those grievances robbed me of my family, my life? My reason to be at the head of the table?
My father: murdered. My baby sister: killed the same day. And my other sister? A mystery. I’m drowning in my desolation and yet nobody seems to care. Or maybe it’s the fact I won’t let them close enough to help? Either way, my losses are my own, and I’ll deal with them the only way I know how—by punishing myself.
I’ve got it all figured out, at least, I thought I did. Until one woman, a traveller passing by, unravels the master plan. I see it in her eyes, the same distance, the same feeling that she doesn’t belong—that her time here is wasted.
One woman who mirrors me in every way, and suddenly I find a reason to hold off the reaper a little longer. A reason to stay at the head of the table. A reason to show those who’ve hurt me that, although they brought the beast to its knees, I won’t lay down to die without a fight.
“The author has written an amazing story with so many twists and turns, suspense, and mystery that it keeps you intrigued and on the edge of your seat.” - My Timeout Book Blog
“It is packed with action, suspense and romance. The writing style is smooth and flows nicely between each POV.” - United Indie Book Blog
“Another gripping addition to this series. Be prepared for and intense ride. A definite recommend.” - Reader Review
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3.5 Stars from Tiffany!
No Connection, My Fault
Right off the bat I'll say that it's my fault taking this book for review without reading the whole series. I did read the first book, however didn't realize this was technically the fourth. While it says it can be read as a standalone, I felt I missed out on a lot of little details that would make me understand/sympathize with Hooch a bit more, instead of thinking he was a big baby.
Hooch and Dagne (I constantly stumbled over this name and was glad when Hooch started calling her Dee) both have a heap of problems. He's still dealing with the death of his dad and sister, while she's been on the run from a terrible past. They seem to meet at the perfect time for each other, however nothing about this "relationship" is perfect. Or even close to it.
Hooch was a hard man to like. He was very woe is me and not the prez of a MC that I am use to reading about. He came across very weak and it wasn't a surprise there was something bad going on right under his nose the whole time.
Dagne just needed a place to clean up and be on her way, however the club took a shine to her and her to it. It was almost the family and/or acceptance she's been looking for all these years. Tired of running, she decides to give the club a whirl and is instantly sorry for it.
While I appreciated the action and the mystery surrounding the story of Hooch and Dagne, these characters had zero chemistry. It was almost as if she wanted a relationship with the club more so than him. There was a lot of ground to cover getting these two together and when they finally were, no fireworks whatsoever.
The book is well written from dual points of view and for me, the second and third in the series needed to be read to appreciate Existential.
Max is the author of dark, and highly emotional romance. Her Butcher Boys series is centered around a group of ex-street kids who have teamed up with an indebted motorcycle club to take down a notorious drug lord. And her new series, the Fallen Aces MC, is a spin-off from this dark and dangerous world. Her writing has been described as 'gripping', and 'addictive', taking you on an 'emotional roller coaster ride'. Originally born and bred in New Zealand, Max now resides with her family in beautiful and sunny Queensland, Australia. Life with two young children can be hectic at times, and although she may not write as often as she would like, Max wouldn't change a thing. When she's not engrossed in her dark and twisted fictional worlds, she can be found enjoying the outdoors while 4wd-ing with her family.