BXTCHES Gotta Warn: This is the second book of The Breakneck Series and if you have ever read a MC Series, then you know that mostly each book focuses on a new relationship (I said mostly, not always), but the entire story intertwines in each book. So, in order to read the story in the manner in which the author intended, please read series in order. Now, this BXTCH has warned.
So, I know that I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first book in this series (Seize Me), but after reading Withstanding Me, this series is starting to grow on me. Withstanding Me focuses mostly on the story of ZZ and Storm, while continuing the story of Winter and Braxxon.
ZZ and Storm have a mutual sexual attraction to one another. The issues: ZZ just wants sex and then he wants to be done. Storm, however is interested in a relationship, especially considering her past. She realizes that ZZ is not going to be able to offer her the relationship she not only needs, but deserves. When they both acknowledge this, they decide that a friendship would be best. But’s let’s detour for a second.
One of the things I absolutely loved about this book is, the characters that you came to know in Seize Me, play a part in this book as well, and not just with a line or two. You get to experience the wedding of Braxxon and Winter, and mourn with Pyro while he is working through his emotions following the death of Lana. You also get more backstory on Tatiana and Shadow (who, by the way will be the focus in book #3-YAY!) and we begin to get a peek at Sniper and Piper (which I suspect will be a future book). Another thing to love: the characters are written from not only the POV of Storm and ZZ, but also from the supporting characters. Ms. Spears is very talented at writing from the male perspective.
Now, back to Storm and ZZ. Going into Withstanding Me, there is a lot of stuff happening. It’s very dramatic and there is a lot of violence. However, if you are a fan of MC books, then I assume you are used to this. ZZ goes through a lot of personal drama in this book. He is trying to understand his feeling for Storm, while dealing with and 18 year old daughter who is hell bent at rebelling at every turn. He has to deal with personal loss and shocking revelations regarding his past. Storm is still trying to deal with the issues that brought her to the Breakneck MC in the first place. The thing that I love about Storm is, she knows what she wants and she is not afraid to go for it.
There is not really a cliffhanger in this book, but the story will continue in Shadowing Me. While it is not necessary to read Seize Me prior to reading this book, I highly recommend it. Like with any other series, the story usually continues from book to book, and reading them in order will only enhance the remainder of the series.
I do believe that this series gets better as she writes more of it, which is why I did decide to continue with the series even though the first book was not my fav. I do recommend it and I hope you enjoy it.