BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Since I issued a pretty lengthy warning in my review of Stitch, I’m just gonna give you a quick re-cap. Please read these books in order, there was a pretty significant storyline that occurred in Maverick (book #1), that continued in Stitch (book #2) and still continues in Cotton. So, just make sure to read em’ in order and you should be great. Having said that, I will also give you another reason to start with book #1. We meet Cassidy in Maverick (her sister Henley, is the leading lady in that one), then in Stitch, we start to get a feel of Cassidy and Cotton, it’s in that book where we realize that there is something going on between the two of them. There you go, another reason to enjoy this series in order.
Like the previous books in this series, Cotton will be told through the POV’s of both Cotton and Cassidy.
There is not a lot of backstory where Cassidy is concerned. Like I said, we met Cassidy in Maverick, she was Henley’s connection to the MC. Cassidy is the bartender at the MC, and of course, that is where she first sets her eyes on Cotton. But that is really all we have on her. . .basically her story starts in Maverick. Now, with Cotton, in order to understand his present, you have to understand his past.
Cotton comes from a great family, however, tragedy strikes them when he is just a teenager. . .his father passes. Being the oldest of three boys, the patriarchal responsibilities fall on Cotton’s shoulders. When times begin to get tough, his uncle Sal steps in. His uncle Sal, who happens to be the President of the Satan’s Fury MC. Lots of life changing activities occur before Cotton even graduates from high school. . .but to make a long story short, the most important of those are him being taken under his uncle’s wing, him being mentored by Sal rather than Sal’s own son, Derek. This of course leads to Cotton being chosen as the one to lead the MC after Sal’s death, again, chose over Derek. Don’t worry, this really isn’t a spoiler, we learned in the course of the first two books that Cotton had some serious beef with his cousin, it’s just within the pages of Cotton that we learn the fine details.
That’s where a lot of the drama comes from in this story. It’s still a carryover from the drama that has occurred in both Maverick and Stitch, it just all comes to fruition in Cotton. It’s also not a big chunk of the book like it was previously, here the focus is actually more on the development of the relationship between Cotton and Cassidy, which is all I’m going to say, because it’s a journey worth taking. My only personal desire was wanting it to be a bit more dramatic and heart wrenching, but that’s mainly because I’m a BXTCH and enjoy the suffering before the happiness.
As far as the cast of characters goes in Cotton, we get some updates on our previous couples, well mainly just Henley and Maverick. . .not so much Stitch and Wren. I mean, they are around, but not a lot of “where are they now” reminiscing. I think the most important supporting character in Cotton is actually going to be Clutch. Now, I can’t give you too much, because that would ruin some shit for you, but again the author dangles that proverbial carrot. . .Clutch is our next book.
This BXTCH usually gets a bit hung ho when we get to the good parts and it wasn’t that I was disappointed with what Cotton and Cassidy brought into the bedroom, it just lacked a certain dirty that I crave. I don’t wanna make it sound as if the passion was lacking or that any of it was poorly written. . .that is certainly not the case. It was actually very well told, very descriptive and very passionate, I just needed it to be more dirty “fucking”.
While I loved this book, I think that Stitch is in the lead for me, although I think Clutch is going to give him a run for his money, but we will have to wait and see.