Title: Hear Me Out
Series: Hawks MC: Caroline Springs Charter #5
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: M/M MC Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Fear keeps the truth away from his brothers. Fear and pain keeps him away from the man he loves.
Hawks MC member Maddox “Beast” Lawson had a difficult time growing up. Tired of being ridiculed because of his effed-up brain-to-mouth connection, it was easier to say nothing at all. Living in silence worked out just fine until that b*tch called Fate took his hearing, not only that, but she also threw him into the arms of the man who refuses to acknowledge that one hot night they shared.
Jay Conger, Knife to his brothers, loves pussy. Licking, fingering, screwing, he’ll take it any way it’s offered. After one surprising night with Beast, to say he’s freaked out is an understatement. Hell, even bananas have taken on a new meaning, and thinking about a certain someone’s body is too much. Unable to think straight, Knife is at an impasse, not only with his traitorous desire but with his heart.
Both lives are going to change. Only will it be for the better?
3.5 Stars from Tiffany!
While I really liked the cover of Hear Me Out, the story was lacking something for me to totally get into it. Separately, I liked Beast and Knife's characters, however together they didn't have a whole lot of chemistry.
It was a shock for a big, strong man like Beast to be weakened by his total hearing loss. He was use to not speaking, but not hearing anything was a totally different ballgame. His friend Mena stepped right up to help the big guy out with sign language, as well as the other brothers in the club.
Once he's more settled with the hearing loss, Beast tries to explore his feelings for Knife. While it didn't seem like a secret Beast was gay, Knife was a different story. I couldn't tell if he wasn't accepting that he was, or knew he was but overcompensating because he was with women still. He had a sexual moment with Beast in the past, however let quite a bit of time go by before acknowledging it or even reciprocating. I was as confused as Knife most of the time.
While I enjoy some heavy angst in my reads, this wasn't it, but just plain wishy washy. Knife not knowing what he wants and letting Beast keep guessing got old. At one point, I wanted Beast to forget about Knife and move on with his other options.
The book is well written and the fifth in a series. It's the only one I've read and again, felt lost when it came to backgrounds and supporting characters. The Hawks MC boys seem interesting, however I won't continue until I've had a chance to start from the beginning.
Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.
Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.
She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal.