Series: Cerberus MC #4
Author: Marie James
Genre: Contemporary Romance/MC
Release Date: May 11, 2017
Dominic Anderson knows exactly what he wants in life: simplicity, safety, and solidarity with his brothers. He’s vowed to spend each day living his life exactly how he chooses since the day his wife betrayed him and his four year military career turned into twenty.
Returning home after retirement from the Marines, he’s traded the sand in the Middle East for that of the New Mexico desert, Humvees for a motorcycle, and the comradery of men in uniform for the occasional woman at his feet.
Life was perfect until Makayla “Poison” Evans, Renegade MC Princess, knocked on his door, bruises on her face, neck, and arms, and no money to pay the cab driver. Pink hair, perfect body, and a mouth that Dom yearned to teach a million lessons, Mak asks more from him than he’s conceded to a woman in decades.
She needs his help, his protection, and against his better judgment, she expects him to keep her secrets. Only her secrets are deadly, dangerous, and have the potential to start a war between two MCs.
At what point does safeguarding a woman become a betrayal to the men Dominic calls his family? More importantly, can he get back the sanctity of his home once Makayla is no longer in the picture, or will he be forever tainted by her poison?
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5 Stars from Renee!
I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, anger, sadness, secrets, and heartbreak.
If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first:
Kincaid (Cerberus MC, #1)
Kid (Cerberus MC, #2)
Shadow (Cerberus MC #3)
This is Makayla “Poison” Evans and Dominic’s story. After being betrayed by his wife he now lives his life the way he wants. He had everything he wanted until a knock on his door causes him to change things he thought he knew. She needs help and protection. She knows she can count on Dominic to help her. But her being with him could cause a war. Are they willing to chance the war or will he turn her away from the protection she needs? When secrets are revealed will the war comes to them? Who can they trust?
I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.
I recommend this book.
4 Stars from Tiffany!
That Girl is poison...
Okay, so I may be aging myself with the Bel Biv Devoe reference, however to Dominic, she really was poison to his orderly life until he got to know her better. As the fourth book in the Cerberus series, we get an inside look at Dominic, part-time Mc'er and the Renegade's princess herself, Poison.
While I wasn't privy to Dom or Poison (Makayla) from previous books, Marie James gives enough details as to not feel lost. Dominic is a man on a mission, to protect his heart at all costs. He was burned pretty bad by an ex and vowed to never end up in that situation again. He's a loner, with his younger brother and the MC as his only family.
Dom lived day by day, happy and as content as he could be, until a bruised and beaten Makayla shows up on his door step. Learning from the past, Dom will do what he can to help this damsel in distress, no matter what MC she "belongs" to.
"Trouble started the second you stepped out of the cab and your boots hit my front lawn."
Mak is trying to hold her cards close to the vest as to not get Dom any more involved in her business than she has already. While they knew of each other, they didn't have much interaction, which made for a more interesting story.
Dom is a loner by choice, yet seemed lonely and it was kind of sad. He was too nice of a guy to close his heart off for so many years. It was obvious that he was going to make Mak "his", but knows she's keeping some pretty dark secrets from him.
I liked Dom and Mak, liked them together, however I felt things moved pretty fast with the past this girl has. She is timid one minute and trying to jump his bones the next. Not really an in between. This irritated me at first, but Dom really ends up being a stand up guy and Mak a girl that deserves him.
"...the woman that has stepped into my line of sight is the angel I didn't know I've been waiting for all my life."
The book is well written from dual points of view and deals with some heavy subjects quite well. Marie James went THERE, but it wasn't gratuitous. Read with caution, the situations may be a trigger for some. While I read it as a standalone, I'm sure it's a good addition to the series as a lot goes down between the MC's when it's all said and done.
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Marie James is a full-time working mother of two amazing little boys and wife of almost 13 years. She enjoys reading in her spare time, and diet coke is always near. Central Texas is where Marie calls home and has lived most of her life. With 13 published books under her belt, she has no desire to stop writing anytime soon and has dozens of book ideas to keep her busy.