Bloody…broken…barely surviving…

Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas. 

Bike…babes…and booze…

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested. 

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Sanne / Scandalous Book Blog***

A biker romance with some major twists coming your way. Trust is key in this novel and will cause for a lot of trouble in paradise.

Dani: Young, fierce and strong. A dark past haunts her and puts her on the run.

Hero: VP of an MC, traumatized by his past, bullheaded and doesn’t trust easily.

Although I have read MC romances that drawed me in more, this one has a few amazingly worded quotes and funny moments. 

“You’ve changed me Dani. You’re the tornado ripping apart my life and the clean-up crew that fixes everything. You’re the kind of angel that would even tempt the devil himself. You make me want to be a better man by just being in the same room with me.” - Hero

This quote up above is an excellent example of what I just mentioned. One of Hero’s finer moments. He’ll have more of those but I can tell you there are quite a few occasions where you’ll want to tell him to just man the f*ck up and get over himself. 

“This man has rocked my world far more than he’ll ever know.” - Dani

My sweet, strong woman. My heart hurts for all that she had to endure. What I’m glad for is that she wasn’t just a run of the mill female lead. She totally stood her ground in this MC world. 

“It’s just you and me today. No fucking rules or regulations. No club brothers watching us. Just you and me, Dani and Tyler. A normal couple enjoying a fun-filled day at the most magical place on Earth. I might lose my man card doing this, but f*ck it. I want my girl to be happy.” - Hero

Awwwww. I mean come on? Who wouldn’t be squeeling with joy if their loved one would take them there? 

“He doesn’t care who’s watching us, and honestly, that excites me a little bit. It’s so forbidden, but it’s a sinful pleasure I think I’d like to try someday.” - Dani

Our naughty vixen comes out to play. And one thing his novel certainly doesn’t have lack of is schmexy time! Lot’s and lot’s of it. 

“You are my slice of Heaven, Dani. I always thought I was destined for Hell, but you’re pouring light back into my dark soul. You’re my fallen angel.” - Hero

Again an example of a beautiful quote. I’d they this goes both ways for them. Hero is just as much her redemption and saving grace.

“I may be a Heaven’s Reject, but my angel was Heaven sent.” - Hero

Aha! The moment where the title comes into play. Love when that finally makes sense. 

Overall I found this an MC novel with its own twists and turns and some excellent dialogues. That last sentence, brilliant! So funny. 

Why not five Scandalous Kisses? It just missed that little bit of extra boom to make it wow for me. Again, I’m a notorious tough cookie so that might be just me! ;-) 

Cold. All I can feel is a deep chill blanketing my body. My eyes open to complete darkness as a voice calls to me. Its muffled tones send shivers down my spine with every garbled word. A sense of familiarity floats around me as its words become clearer.
“Run, Dani,” it pleas from beyond the black veil shrouding the room. “Escape while you can,” it continues. Panic courses through my veins. Where in the hell am I? Why can’t I see anything? The pleas go unanswered as my voice fails to render sound.

“Help!” I scream internally, “Please, fucking help me!”

The voice’s call fades with each word. “You need to get the hell out of here, Dani. You need to move. Find a wall and escape,” I coach to myself. A cold chill of air sweeps into the darkness encompassing me as I try to feel the place around me. My fingers plunge into a dense, sticky liquid as I crawl forward causing my body to slide with each movement. A hard surface is finally inching its way under my fingers.

Crawling upwards, I splay my hands against the cool wall. “You’re on your feet, Dani. The hardest part is over now. Time to find a door or a light switch, something to get us out of here,” my internal coach continues.

Keeping close to the wall, I finally find a switch. Flicking it upwards, the light shines brilliantly. As my eyes adjust to the light, my hands come into my vision. A scream barrels out of my throat when I see the sticky, red blood covering my hands and clothes. My heart races as I frantically wipe the blood away. Blood begins to pool at my feet, inching toward me. Rushing away from the blood, I fall backward into a solid, but warm obstacle. Before I can turn around, hands grasp my arms as a person’s hot breath trails down my neck.

“Hello, Dani,” a different voice whispers in my ear. “Welcome to Hell. You’re mine now,” the voice crackles as my body is pulled into black oblivion. 

Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog. She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Never intending to ever write her own book, the idea behind the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking about her father who’d recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought about before. She’s excited to see where this wild ride takes her. 


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