Wednesday, April 2, 2014

REVIEW of The Bare Bones by Layla Wolfe


If you ain’t living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room.

The rose-colored illusion of Madison Shellmound’s girlish crush on biker Ford Illuminati is stomped into smithereens by his crude, perverse father Cropper, Bare Bones club President. Fearing Ford will kill Cropper if he finds out, Madison flees town, becoming an upstanding cardiology nurse.

Madison and Ford have an ill-fated, star-crossed love that will last their lifetimes. Ford is a lifer in a different sort of enterprise, the gritty full-throttle club of guns, blood, and allegiance to his brothers.

Twelve years and several tours of SEAL duty later, Ford is thrust back into Madison’s arms on the worst day of his life. Madison’s prospect brother Speed has screwed up big-time and owes the club his life. She offers herself to Cropper as a sacrificial lamb to save Speed.

But how long until the fiery, full-on outlaw Ford discovers that the woman he loves was treated like a degraded slave by his own father? Well, meet the new boss. He’s not the same as the old boss

Leia's Review: 

I consider myself a very open minded reader. 

I have ready my fair share of whirlwind romances, dark gritty stories and various paranormals. 
But occasionally, I run across a book that’s subject matter even I find…..overly taboo. 
Bearing that in mind, that is why my rating is the way it is. Some readers may not mind the content in this novel, and will no doubt enjoy the story immensely. 

This is the story of Madison and Ford. It isn’t your traditional love story. It is dark and dirty and filled with obstacles. 
Neither Madison or Ford have easy childhoods, they both have a lot to overcome and they do that in their own ways. After any idea of an easy “hearts and flowers romance” is crushed by Ford’s *ahem* scum of the earth father, Cropper – Madison and Ford head in different life directions. 
Then, through a series of…..unexplainable….events, Ford and Madison are brought together again. But through this, emotions are strung high, and allegiances are tested. It’s a rocky road to a happily ever after – will Madison and Ford make it? 

Now, why did I give this book only 3 stars?? – There are some scenes in this book that will no doubt make you cringe. The things that Cropper does are downright disgusting and hard to stomach. And there were times that I thought I might not be able to make it through. So, this story is not for the faint of heart (and obviously I fall into that category this time). Also, there were some editing issues - and if you know me, you know I normally DO NOT point these out - but there were some areas where the story got a little confusing because of the lack of editing. It wasn’t often, but it did happen. 

This story is full of twists and turns and LOTS of drama, and I know that some people out there are going to love the hell out of it, but this one just wasn’t for me. 

*3 Stars*

No comments:

Post a Comment