Shade is everything Lily doesn't want in a man. He's rude, obnoxious, and definitely not a cowboy. The tattooed enforcer for The Last Riders is a mystery Lily doesn't want to solve. He's too much for her to handle, especially with the nightmares from her past constantly threatening her sanity. Lily is everything Shade wants in a woman. She's sweet, kind, and submissive. When she discovers the truth about The Last Riders, it threatens to tear apart every relationship within the club. Her rebellion causes the predatory instincts to rise in the ex-Navy SEAL sniper. When The Last Riders are threatened by another motorcycle club just as determined to claim Lily, Shade is her only hope of surviving the approaching confrontation. Could their passion be Shade's downfall?
Contains mature themes.
©2014 Jamie Begley (P)2014 Tantor
Shade and Lilly's story is truly heartbreaking and at times difficult to listen to but their inspiring, hopeful and wonderful ending was worth the wait. Such wonderful writing is a pleasure to listen to. Top marks Jamie !
"Gritty, mature romance not for the faint of heart"
This series is not for "normal" romance lovers. These bikers "share" ... are very dominant in sexual activities and expect the women to fall into place. What is appealing is that it does have a story line, a plot and character development. The sex is gritty .... the situations are voyeuristic and there is hot sex, steamy sex, dominant sex, shared sex ..... perhaps sale worthy.
Amazing story. The heroine was a little to girly but still the story was worth the credit.
"SHADE'S LOVE FOR LILLY"
I always listen to my books don't have time to read
I LOVED HOW CASH WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO HELP HER THREW HER PROBLEMS.
I ENJOYED HOW SHE WAS READING I AM LISTENING TO CASH NOW AND I HATE HOW THIS OTHER GIRL IS READING
YES I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK IT IS THE BEST ONE SO FAR
SHE NEEDS TO KEEP WRITING THIS SERIOUS AND KEEPING THEM ALL IN THE UP COMING BOOK.
"My favorite one in the series!"
Wow! Talk about a wave of emotions when listening to a book! This was by far my favorite of the series!!
I was so excited to see this series on audible! I wish Jamie would find a new narrator, tho. Ms. Heart is all-right as a reader, but I think a male voice would fit this series better. Just OK on audio because of narrator, but even better when I first read them on kindle. Shade's story is the best after following he and Lily through the other books and other series' that tie in to this one.
I also very much appreciate that the covers match the book contents.... Shade covered his torso in tattoos - just like the gentleman on the cover!
This by far was the best book in the series. The characters had a lot of substance and character. I loved every minute of it. There was suspense and a little WTF thrown in for good measure. The only thing I did not like about the book was the narrator. She just didn't do it for me. She sounds like a timid mouse. There is no distinction between the male and female voices.
"Do not listen until you read spinoff books"
After I listened to the first 2 books, I looked up the author and found her website showing the book order. To my surprise, there were 3 books I needed to read before listening to book 3 of Last Riders. Since they were not available in Audibles, I downloaded them to my e-reader. I am so glad I did. The character of Lilly is only one of the background characters throughout Last Riders until her love story is covered in Shade's Fall. However, there is a lot to her story that comes out in the other three books that you do not want to miss.
Sex Piston (Biker Bitches, #1)
Teased (The VIP Room, #1)
Tainted (The VIP Room, #2)
I don’t normally discuss the story with spoilers in a review, but felt it necessary in this case.
I was glad to see Lilly find her HEA. While the story was good, it ran a bit slow for me in the middle. I wish the author had made Lilly a little less immature and more sensual in her interactions with Shade. Or at least show her growth to a sexy, provocative woman. Shade was able to use his Dom side to help Lilly a lot with her panic attacks and that was a positive in the story. However, the sex part of the BDSM that Shade enjoyed came off as a bit “pervy” due to Lilly's immature nature. A woman can be innocent and still be a mature adult. A woman can be sexy and still be inexperienced. Lilly knew how to use a pole from a class she took in college, and the Last Riders had one in the workout room. The author could have used it as an opportunity for Lilly to realize her womanly power and use it to her full advantage. Instead, Shade got turned on and Lilly got embarrassed. I also never picked up on Lilly’s physical attraction to Shade until two thirds of the way in. She just always seemed afraid of him. I think the BDSM sex would have come off a lot better had Lilly developed some sophistication with Shade eary on. I understand why the author held all that back due to Lilly’s hidden memories and panic attacks. As a result, her sexy interactions with Shade just did not work until almost after they were married. I had high hopes that this would be the sexiest book of the Last Riders, but, sadly, it is the least sexy due to Lilly’s immature nature throughout.
The Last Riders like kinky sex, like multiple partners and open displays and it may bother some readers. I had no problem with it as the sex was a background to the story and all the couples become monogamous as they fall in love in each story.
Overall, the series has been enjoyable to read. The author has created a whole slew of characters that are around in every book, so it is fun to revisit them. At last count, there were three other MCs throughout these stories. I plan to continue with this series and any spinoffs.
BTW, after this book, you need to read King (The VIP Room #3) before reading Last Riders #5.
"Fun series but this book is meh"
Overall I've enjoyed this series. I even think she could play with females and have some embrace the lifestyle, I'm open. It would be neat to hear a strong female that owns it but also has standards.
This book almost felt....pedophileish. I'm a to each their own person, but the book just felt kinda yucky. I get unhealthy things happening and looking for a strong, protective partner but she's treated like a child. I don't know, it just seems too close to a new abuser with a different face. Don't judge the series by this book is all I would say.
"THIS SERIES JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER"
IT'S BETTER THAN THE OTHER STORIES, SO FAR.
THE FACT THAT UNDERLYING STORIES AND MYSTERIES COME OUT
"My favorite of the bunch"
I like how events and people tied in with her other books (not in audible yet). Lilly could have been annoying but she wasn't. I love Shade and couldn't get enough so I was glad it was longer than her other books. The narrator makes the books more enjoyable than reading, at least for me!
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