This life isn’t one that I chose for myself.
Years spent as a daughter in the Dominion MC left me washed up and struggling to breathe. Life was never flowers and sunshine. It was gravel and dust, the trails of dirt left behind when the brothers tore out, floating up from the ground to hover in front of an angry, red sun.
I could never have imagined that a life sitting at rock bottom could get any worse, but it did.
Life is funny like that.
Just when you think things can’t get any more bleak, a shade is drawn leaving you staggering and blind – lost in a world of heartache and sorrow.
I met J.D. Brooks on the road and he swept me off my feet. Literally. But not in the way you might think.
He was both an angel and a demon.
He was the most vicious storm that ever darkened my life.
He was also my salvation.
Stripped from the hands that always held me back, I was released into a nightmare that would threaten everything I thought I knew about the crap hand I’d been dealt.
I thought I could never hate a man more than the one who stole me from the life I’d known.
And in our time together, he would teach me one important lesson:
That in the end, it doesn’t matter how our paths intersect, because when it comes down to the basic truth of our lives...
...we’re all stuck traveling down hard roads.
Review by Brittany
Holly has grown up immersed deep within the Dominion motorcycle club. She was born and raised by bikers; it’s all she’s ever known. She knows that they will always look out for her, no matter what. It didn’t help that she was the daughter of the President of the club.
When Holly is kidnapped by a rival gang, she doesn’t expect her life to take the turn that it does. She doesn’t expect to meet a man, JD, and fall for him. And she doesn’t expect for him to leave her, allowing her to be raped, beaten, and in a first row seat to the killing and torturing of three men.
It was JD’s decision to leave Holly in the hands of a revered drug lord that led to the events that followed. Holly went through things that no one should ever go through, and when she was taken, AGAIN, she had to go through even more of it. Little did she know that she had worked her way into the heart of JD and after doing what he needed to do, he was out to save her.
The world of MCs is a brutal one. They kill and they torture, smiling and laughing all while they do it. Can JD survive on this journey to save the woman that may have finally claimed his heart?
I really have no words for this. Her Master’s Courtesan is my top read of the year, and my favorite Lily White book, but this book, Hard Roads, is a close second. It has everything I need in a dark book. Lily White is the one to turn to if you’re looking for a dark erotic romance that will take your breath away.
Here’s why this is so good. It’s brutal. It’s gruesome, man is it gruesome. Reader discretion is advised here. If you’re squeamish either avoid this book or skip over those parts… It’s dark, it has everything I need. The pain, the emotion, the anguish, the taboo subjects. It just grabs you and sucks you in. You can’t help but be fascinated by the horrible things that happen to these characters.
I know it sounds bad, but I absolutely love it. I love the strength these characters possess, the fight they have to make it through. I mean, if the main character was weak, that wouldn’t be a good story. I love the relationship that buds between these two, only to be ripped apart and destroyed but bad men. I cannot praise this book enough. Lily White has done it again!
As I said, this is a dark erotic romance. And it discusses things that some people would not enjoy. As defined by the dictionary:
Having very little or no light
Radiating, admitting, or reflecting little light
So now that you have added a new word to your vocabulary, please keep this in mind. I do not want you to go in, read it and hate it because you didn’t like the subject matter. I don’t want you to leave a bad review because someone didn’t warn you. I did. I warned you.
Five, six, seven, WAIT ONE THOUSAND stars for Lily White and Hard Roads. I don’t really like MC books that much, but man, I love this one.