I never expected the stranger staring down the barrel of my gun would be the one to save me. He saw through the armor I had encased myself in and silently vowed to set me free. He showed me that I was worthy of love and gave me everything I ever wanted but didn’t think I deserved.
When one of those monsters from my past comes calling, threatening to drag me back into the darkness, secrets are exposed and my world is ripped apart. Will he stand by my side as I embrace my nightmares, or will I be forced to walk away from the only person who’s ever shown me love?
The Death Hounds say when you’re family, you’re family for life, but what happens when family ties threaten to strangle us all?
MY REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Intense, twisted, suspenseful, and heart-breaking. Loved it!
First, I have to say that I loved Foreword in this book with Devlin talking about how intertwined live can be. While it set up the story, it didn’t give anything away, but helped the suspense of the story for me, wondering how this was pertinent to the story.
Hatchet and Hailey have had some twisted and terrible times in their lives, and it seems as though it’s not getting any better, but a chance meeting and both have a future to look forward to and fight for. Hatchet is now a member of the Death Hounds MC, not just the little brother of the President’s wife, or Skid, he has his patch, but he still questions if he earned it or if he has it because of who he is and what he endured. Devlin Callahan is a man that Hatchet has looked up for years and when he visits Hatchet and tells him that he did earn the patch he tries to believe him. However, it’s hard because he still regrets what happened when he and Rose were taken.
Hailey is on her own, but she’s found someone who cares about her and what she’s doing as well as where she is. It’s taken Hailey years to feel as though she’s worth the love and care she receives from Granny. Her childhood was a nightmare and now that she’s an adult, that self-preservation has not left her, but keeps her aware of her surroundings. When her gut tells her that she needs to be careful and protect herself, she listens. When three men show up on her doorstep in a remote location, she’s wary of who they are and what they want with her. When she’s finally convinced to go with them and that she is safe her life will change drastically.
I love the characters of the Death Hounds MC books, and this book was no different. I loved the story and the characters just as much. Hailey’s life will change so much when she accepts the strangers’ help that showed up on her doorstep. She’ll no longer be alone, and she will find someone that can help her heal from her childhood. I give this book a 5-star review and look forward to more from H. J. Marshall.