Title: Devil’s Honor
Author: Megan Crane
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Number of pages: 201
POV: 3rd person
Series: The Devil Keeper’s
Devil’s Honor – Book 1
Devil’s Mark – Book 2 (expected publication date: January 3rd, 2017)
Devil’s Own – Book 3 (expected publication date: May 16th, 2017)
Where you can find this book: Amazon
Merritt Broussard grew up knowing she had two choices if she stayed in Lagrange: run with the outlaws or get left in their dust. So she got the hell out, leaving behind a bad-boy biker and scorching memories of their summer fling. Now Merritt’s back, with trouble on her tail, and the sergeant-at-arms of the Devil’s Keepers is the one person she can still trust. But Greeley isn’t the boy she remembers. He’s harder now, more dangerous—and even more alluring.
Joseph “Greeley” Shaw loves two things: his bike and his club. At eighteen, he escaped a rough life, found the Devil’s Keepers on the wrong side of a bad weekend, and never looked back. Greeley swore to live and die by their code: Devil’s Keepers first, Devil’s Keepers forever. No one comes between him and his brothers—except for the tantalizing woman who touched his soul. Greeley’s the kind of man who honors his commitments . . . and Merritt is one promise he’s determined to keep.
Merritt Broussard had vowed that she would never, ever return to Lagrange, La after finally escaping it when she was 18 and went away to college to be a lawyer. She was briefly tempted when she was 22, about to go to law school and came home on break. What, or should I say, who tempted her? A biker named Greeley who was a member of the Devil’s Keepers….the local biker club that ran Lagrange. She was hellbent on getting out of Lagrange and getting away from her swamp rat roots and she left….breaking Greeley’s heart (even though he wouldn’t admit it).
Fast forward, 5 years later, and Merritt is returning to the one place she vowed she would never go back to. Lagrange. She didn’t even return there when her father died, that’s how much she hated her hometown. The only reason she is returned is that she has an abusive ex-boyfriend and her hometown is the last place that he would look
But Greeley is in Lagrange and Merritt knew that it would be a matter of time before he showed up. The last time she saw him he warned her about coming back and here she is, 5 years later, back in town.
Greeley is at the club’s clubhouse when Pony, another brother, tells him that Merritt is back in Lagrange and staying at her father’s house. He leaves the clubhouse and heads there and has a confrontation with Merritt that almost ends with sex. Almost because right as he was sliding home, the phone rings and he has to go back to the clubhouse.
Merritt and Greeley do hook up and oh boy is it hot. The pages literally burned when they had sex. And, of course, they do it bareback. If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how I feel about that. Like I have said in previous blogs, I really should start a movement: Safe Sex For Fictional People (SSFFP)….lmao. I am making myself laugh over here and my 3-year-old is just looking at me like I have 5 heads.
Anyways, back to the review.
The plotline with Merritt’s abusive boyfriend was really kind of anticlimactic and kind of let down. After what Merritt told Lanie, her best friend, I really thought that Antony would be more of a badass. Instead, when he did make an appearance, he came across as flat. I really don’t know how to describe it. I also was expecting Greeley to kill him and was a little put off that he got away with just a beating (hey, I’m bloodthirsty sometimes).
The end of the book was pretty good. All the storylines got wrapped up and there is a HEA for Merritt and Greeley. I am pretty excited to read the other 2 books in this series once they come out and I do hope that the author doesn’t stop with just 2. There are a few characters that I would like to read their stories (Pony and Lanie are a couple).
How many stars will I give Devil’s Honor: 3
Why: Great sex and a pretty good sub-storyline that fell flat when it was wrapped up. That is the only reason why I am rating it a 3. I loved everything else.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes but with a warning about the explicit sex scenes.
Age range: Adult
Why: Very explicit sex scenes, language, and some violence. Merritt’s telling of her emotional/psychological abuse by Antony can be triggers also.
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**