BXTCHES Gotta Warn: In my previous reviews with this series, my warning was to read the books in order, even though the claim on Amazon was that the books could be read as stand-alones. My reasoning? Well, there is a plot line threaded within the first three books of this series, so in order to have some understanding of what’s going on, it’s important to go 1, 2, then 3. I would normally issue the same warning with this book, and I still sort of am, the storyline that was weaved through the first three books, already has closure by the time we make it to Clutch. The only pre-requisite understanding you need with Clutch is this. . .in Cotton, Clutch admits that he had fallen in love Cassidy and when he realizes that Cass is in fact in love with Cotton and he stands no chance at love with her, it sends Clutch on the road, a need for him to separate himself from that part of his life, which eventually leads him to Tennessee. I tell you this because if you have an uncontrollable need to take a hop, skip, and a jump over Maverick, Stitch, and Cotton, you won’t be too far out of the loop, now, do I still think you should go in order? Abso-fucking-lutly! This is a fantastic series and one that you would enjoy so much more if you just go in order. There, warning is now over.
Clutch will be told through the POV’s of both Clutch and Olivia.
Clutch starts off a bit brutal, we start with the murder of Olivia’s parents. Olivia is the oldest of three children, her younger brother and sister (Charlie and Hadley) still live at home and are barely able to get out of their house when the intruders change the course of their lives forever. Olivia steps in and takes over the role as guardian, but when the threat follows them, they hightail it out of Boston and into Memphis.
Even though Clutch needed an escape, that didn’t relieve him of any of his duties to the MC, those responsibilities lead him to Memphis to do some work for the Satan’s Fury chapter there and it is there where he where he meets Hazel or Olivia disguised as Hazel considering they are somewhat on the run.
Of course, they are both attracted to one another, but Olivia isn’t impressed by the sexy as fuck biker. She’s even less than thrilled when she finds out that Clutch is living right next door to her and the kiddos. It doesn’t take long for Clutch to worm his way under Olivia’s skin and right through her front door.
Clutch knows pretty early on that Olivia is hiding something and with his interest in her and the kids, he puts Big Mike on the job. Clutch soon finds out some of the truth that Olivia is hiding and soon after, Olivia fills in the rest of the blanks.
I shouldn’t have to tell you that Olivia and Clutch find their way to one another, of course they do. It’s the obstacles they find themselves having to jump over. . .he lives in Washington, she lives in Tennessee. . .he’s a biker, she’s a young woman just trying to raise two kids. . .her parents were murdered, with no lead as to why and she is on the run from the unknown. So, while the previous three books centered around the same MC driven story, Clutch is centered around the murder of Olivia’s parents, so not really MC driven, just a crime that got the MC involved.
In the previous books, we got a round about introduction to the rest of the Satan’s Fury family and we continue to get to know them as each story unfolds. In Clutch, the supporting cast are the ones we meet in Tennessee, as far as the Washington chapter of the MC, we only really hear from Smokey and that’s just via phone, but the introduction to Smokey is important because he is the subject of the next book. It’s not that we don’t revisit the ones that we have already fallen in love with, it’s just that the majority of this book takes place in Tennessee, while the previous books took place in Washington.
I think that there is a lot to love about MC books. There’s the crime driven aspect, which if it’s written well, even if it’s a storyline you don’t really understand all that much, it can truly captivate you. There’s the Alpha male aspect, which again, if it’s really well written, you’ll be adding a new book boyfriend to your list. But, I think that one of the best/favorite things about a MC book. . .is how well they fuck. I know, it’s makes this BXTCH pretty shallow, but I don’t give a fuck. If an author writes the scenes really well, it will activate an imagination that would put the best porn scene to shame. No worries here, Clutch knows how to drive the big dick home.
I don’t really have too many complaints about how Clutch unfolds. I just think I’m a sucker for angsty drama, because if I could wish for anything within these pages it is this. . .we all know how Clutch felt about Cassidy, right? He thought he was for sure in love and even when his grandmother tells him that it wasn’t love, he is still unsure of her wisdom. It is only when he meets Olivia that he realizes that grandma did in fact know her shit. Obviously, Olivia is going to hear from somewhere that Clutch was in love with Cassidy and she does hear it (surely I’m not spoiling this for you), she just doesn’t react the way I wanted her to. You know, the “OMG, there is no way he loves me when he loved her” and then have the obligatory separation until she realizes what a mistake she’s made. Just the typical angsty drama a BXTCH loves.
Smokey is next in the Satan’s Fury lineup and since I have already started and finished that book (in less than a day), I can assure that you will not be disappointed. Stay tuned for that review.