BXTCHES Gotta Warn: First, I need to tell you BXTCHES this. . .apparently the Satan’s Fury MC Series comes after the Devil Chaser’s MC Series (I believe there is a theme here), I did not know this. In fact, I just so happened to stumble upon this series. I was actually looking at book #5, but decided to start at the beginning. Even though the blurb(s) on Amazon do state that each book can be read as a stand alone, I believe that with MC series, it’s important to read the books within the series in order in which they were written. That ends my rant, let’s get going with Maverick.
Maverick will be told through the POV’s of both Henley and Maverick.
We kick this bad boy off with a well. . .bad boy. Maverick finds himself in a very heartbreaking situation. His former girlfriend, Hailey, who due to drugs, was taken far too early and Maverick is left with not only the grief and guilt that her death brings, but in a weird turn of events, he finds out he has a son, John Warren, that Hailey kept from him. Now, there is more to this part of the story that I’m leaving out, this is just the gist of it. As much as Maverick loves his son, he knows that there is no way that he can raise a child in this lifestyle that not only consumes him, but puts lives in danger. Maverick then decides that his love for John Warren is much greater than any selfishness or possessiveness he may have when it comes to his son. . .that’s when he makes the very agonizing decision to allow someone else to raise John Warren. That someone being Hailey’s sister Lily and her man, Goliath.
Henley is just a girl trying to get through college. Nothing too exciting going on in her life, she lives with her sister Cassidy, who is her link to the MC. Cassidy is a bartender at the MC clubhouse. Henley’s very humdrum life gets flipped on it’s head when she witnesses the murder of a club member. Of course it would be too easy, and a bit stale, if Henley was able to get out unrecognized. . .oh no, that BXTCH got noticed, which is how she finds herself under the protection of a very angsty Maverick.
Henley is the perfect yin to Maverick’s yang, they just don’t know it yet. While Henley certainly takes notice of the darkness that seems to constantly consume Maverick, it takes an attempted escape and a road trip for either of them to begin to admit that their yin and yang are actually being pulled together.
With this being a MC book, there is indeed “MC action” within the pages. The member that was murdered, the one that changed Henley’s life, was Skidrow. Skidrow was the Sergeant At Arms for the Satan’s Fury MC, his death left that position open, that would be how Maverick found himself reluctantly agreeing to step in to that role, which is how he also finds himself responsible for Henley’s safety. Since we’re talking about Skidrow, this is probably where I should mention Summer Storm, book #.5 in this series, yes-you read that right, book #.5 OR book #1/2, however you want to interpret it. It’s a novella (only 100 pages), but it is where you meet Skidrow and his old lady, Dallas. I can’t really go into any more detail, because I have yet to read that particular book, which I know kinds goes against what I said above, but in my defense, I was really just looking for book #1 in this series, not #1/2, so this BXTCH was truly clueless.
I’ve said it before and even though I’m sure it’s driving you cray-cray. . .I’m gonna give you my explanation once again. I think it’s so important to take the order in which an author wrote a MC series, serious. I know that they throw down the typical “this can be read as a stand alone” line, but in a MC series, seeds get planted and roots begin to form, to the point that the reader really becomes a part of the MC. Clearly, the subsequent books in this series are going to feature members that we begin to meet in previous books (I have no real ideal if that makes sense). . .okay, let’s give an example. In Maverick, we meet Cotton, Stitch, & Smokey (just to name a few) and while we may just get several glimpses, we begin to see how when all of the members come together, they form their own family. . .albeit a gun-running, crime-committing, somewhat violent one. . .but a family nonetheless. Along with getting to know the MC members, we also meet Cassidy, Henley’s sister and BFF, Skidrow’s old lady, Dallas and their two kiddos, Dusty and Katie. Now, I suspect we really got to know them in Summer Storm and just followed up with them in Maverick, but since I haven’t cracked that story open, I wouldn’t know.
Like I mentioned earlier, before Satan’s Fury MC was the Devil Chaser’s MC series. Once again, I haven’t read that series (I feel like I’m totally letting you BXTCHES down) but if you’re interested in more of Lily and Goliath (Hailey’s sister and the ones that Maverick trusted his son to), their story is told in Ignite (from the Devil Chaser’s MC series). It should also be said that Maverick’s brother, Gavin, has moved to Tennessee to prospect with the Devil Chaser’s and there is some thick shit happening with Maverick and Gavin.
With any great MC, comes pretty rockin’ sex and Maverick delivers. While it may take a bit to get Maverick and Henley between the sheets, the story is not lacking anywhere else, so you’re not missing out. My only “complaint” (and that’s a stretch of a word) is it wasn’t edgy enough. I like my MC fucks to be rough and dirty. It was almost as if they went from sexual tension to making love, skipping all of the “let me throw you up against a shower wall and devour your pussy” kind of sex, but that’s just a BXTCHES opinion, no worries. . .it was all still hot.
Stitch is up next in the Satan’s Fury MC Series and even though they say to never judge a book by its cover. . .this one is pretty fucking tempting. Stay tuned.