BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Strangely enough, I just gave this book a re-read because Jaci J has recently released book #6 in this series and I needed to play a quick game of catch up. Truthfully, my re-read game started with book #1, but I knew I had already reviewed the first two books in this series, but didn’t actually think I reviewed this book, which is crazy because I did, but since I don’t really think I gave it the love the book deserved, I have decided to clean up this review a bit. My usual take on any series is that you BXTCHES should really read in the order in which they were written. . .BUT. . .I also feel that I should at least throw you a bone here and there when a book in a series can stand alone. . .AND. . .this one kind of can. . .BUT. . .I also feel that books within a MC series should be read in order, I won’t go into the why, just trust a BXTCH.
The Rage will be told through the POV of both Rampage and Lailah (Lala).
We did get a brief introduction to Lailah in book #2 (Crash and Burn), she is the girl that Lil was tutoring, but there wasn’t too much of a foundation laid for her. Here, we meet her when Lil invites her to a club party and Tank asks Rampage to let Lailah in and keep an eye on her while he and Lil take care of some biz-ness. While he’s not too excited to be it, in the game of babysitter tag, he reluctantly agrees and let’s her in. Well, needless to say he is struck and playing the role of lookout, suddenly doesn’t seem too terrible. During the party, with the drinks and fun flowing, Rampage decides that Lailah is just much of an uppity name and figures Lala fits much better.
While The Rage stays true to it’s hard core MC developments, it’s gonna be Lala that makes up the grit and angst of the storyline. Without spoiling too much. . .Lala comes from a very broken past, one that involves a very abusive ex-boyfriend. An ex that is still pushing his way into her life, physically so, so every opportunity that Lala can spend in the company of the Hell’s Disciples, she takes it. And while Rampage recognizes that something is up, he has seen her bruises, he is also smart enough not to pry too much. That is, until he is forced to insert himself and take on the role of problem solver.
It’s probably not a shock that the relationship between Lala and Rampage does intensify and while they are both developing some sort of feelings for one another, love is an emotion that doesn’t worm its way into Rampage’s heart and while that may become a problem, Lala’s past kinda forces her to take what she if given and try not to push for much more.
That is about all a BXTCH is going to throw at you. The story is going to keep you on your toes and turning the page. Jaci J did a wonderful job of not allowing for the game to be figured out. While some things were easily foreshadowed, the meat and potatoes of the story, definitely dropped the jaw a couple of times.
I have a lot of love for well written MC series and one of the things that I enjoy the most is how each story flows into the next book. I guess what I actually mean is how the cast is never forgotten from book to book. I’m saying this right now, as I’m in the middle of reading The Run (book #3), which takes place within another chapter of the Hell’s Disciples and while I’m have yet to catch up with characters I’ve fallen in love with. . .I’m intrigued enough to see where this Hell’s Disciples chapter is going to take me. But, back to this book. . .while the storyline stays true to the MC heaviness, we still get the comedy and fun from the characters that we fell for in the first place. Jaci J did a great job of developing the personalities for these characters, that are so starkly different from one another, you may find yourself inside your imagination a whole hell of a lot.
Let’s face it, another reason we fall for the Alphaness that’s within the pages of a great MC book, is because they certainly know how to direct the cock and Rampage does not disappoint. You know what? Neither does Lala. The heat between the sheets is equal to a Texas summer. It’ll keep you coming back, you can bet your curled toes on that. Good Lord, I wish I had more adjectives to throw your way, just read and let it take you and your libido where it may.
It’s gettin’ good. . .I can say that for certain. The more invested I get, the better the series is becoming. We get enough of each emotion to keep us on our toes and we get enough of MC badassery to keep us coming back for more. So, until next time. . .and Buck and Lennon.