Daws is a Devil Crusader, born and raised a bad boy. He’s sick of superficial, meaningless relationships. Fate throws him a curve-ball when Aubrey begins working for his dad’s motorcycle shop. Aubrey is damaged and scarred. She’s running from a past that has the ability to destroy her. It’s not just herself that she needs to protect. She’s fighting to save her sister. She needs to keep the monster away and she’ll do everything in her power to keep her sister safe. She wasn’t expecting to meet Daws, the man who would change their lives. Dangerous, strong and completely hers, her heart never had a chance. Is Daws capable of protecting her from the monster who haunts her? The monster who will stop at nothing to get to her? He wants her back, that much is clear. She just hopes that when the time comes, she’s strong enough to save them all…. **Please note this is the second book in the Wrecked Series. It can be read as a stand alone and it is not necessary to have read Wreck You, however reading Wreck You first may give you some background to Daws. This book is intended for mature audiences as it has graphic scenes involving sex and child abuse. The use of the F bomb is frequently thrown around so if that offends you, I wouldn't recommend reading this.
Aubrey is running away from the monster in her life. She doesn't leave alone, she takes with her a teenager called Ari and makes her pass as her daughter. Thanks to a nice Italian grandmother she has a second chance to start over. When she's offered shelter, she can't say no. However, she doesn't want to feel like a burden so finding a job is her priority. When a job at the auto shop is available she takes it without a second thought. Here she meets Daws, a biker who contrary to his appearance, is gentle with her but she's scared of wanting him....
“Don’t you see? I have to fight you. I’ll fight you ‘cause I’m used. I’ll fight you ‘cause I’m broken. I’ll fight you ‘cause I’m scared. I’m so damn scared that whatever this is between us is too damn big.”
Dawson "Daws" Matthews is part of the Devil Crusader MC. He is powerful and strong. He's also done with casual relationships. He wants more. When he meets Aubrey, he can't stay away. She is different and he knows she's damaged but Daws can be a patient man when it is necessary....
“You are a mosaic of beautifully broken pieces put together. Don’t you fucking get that? When I see you, I don't see whatever it is that’s happened to you. I see a survivor, a protector and a fighter. You got a battle to be fought, I’m fighting it with you. No more running from this. No more fighting me.”
I liked the story. Daws become someone you can like after he meets Aubrey. He's patient and careful with her. He handles her with kids gloves. He never pressure her and he was there for her anxiety attacks. He also can be funny.
“Us bikers use this thing on our phones called a weather app.”
I didn't read the first book in the series. I don't think it's necessary but I do thing it can give a better insight in Daws thoughts about his romantic life.
I think a certain Italian guy needs a story too.
“My name is Maura McCafferty. I take men who love me and I destroy them. If there was a scarlet letter I could wear to keep the men at bay, it would be a W. I would wear it proudly, to let them know I am a wrecker. If you love me, I will wreck you.”Raised within the Devil’s Crusader’s, Maura has been exposed to many of life’s uglies and sheltered from any real relationships. She has all but given up on the idea of love. Until she meets Corbin Marx, a sexy beast of a Marine who refuses to back down from any challenge. He is the type of man Maura has craved, the type who might just be strong enough… This journey will be brutal, littered with violence, deceit and heartache. Maura must learn to navigate through the bumpy roads that life has paved and hope that at the end she will find her happiness. Warning: Due to Violence, language, drug use and sexual content this book is not suited for anyone under 17. If those things offend you, this might too.
About the Author
Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue my dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn't that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn't that what life is about? The human connection?
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