Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review Tour ~ Rough & Raw by Hayley Faiman

Title: Rough & Raw
Series: Notorious Devils MC #2 
Author: Hayley Faiman 
Genre: MC Romance 
Release Date: June 2016 


Brentlee Johnson-Corbin has always followed her mother's rules, even when it meant marrying a man she knew wasn't her happily-ever-after.

Bates "Sniper" Lukin, a retired marine, now rides with the Notorious Devils—his street name earned in the deserts of hell.
When the most precious part of Brentlee's world is threatened by the man who was meant to love them, she escapes to the only safe place she knows. But when she seeks the shelter of her sister, Kentlee, and her husband, Fury, her past steps in—and he's determined to protect Brentlee and her daughter as his own.
Their story is one of love discarded, but Sniper won't waste this opportunity to right the wrongs of his past.
Life has been cruel to them both, and Brentlee is certain that the love they lost is gone forever; but under his protective wing, she can't deny that this rough and raw man might be just the hope she needs.

 “I LOVE your writing and book two is even better than the first.” - Rambling from Beneath the Sheets
“Rough and Raw, this is absolutely the perfect title for this book. It was filled with raw emotion from the prologue.” - Reader Review
“If you like your heroes rough, and your journey to an HEA raw, then this is definitely a book for you!” - Author R.C Martin


5 stars

Hayley Faiman has done it again with this raw, gritty, emotional brilliant story!

Brentlee has always been the good daughter, even marrying a man she knew wasn't the one for her. Suffering in silence from an abusive marriage, Brentlee lives her days in terror until one day her husband crosses the line with the one thing she loves most.

Fleeing, she runs to the only person who can help, her sister Kentlee an old lady of the Notorious Devils. But she didn't count on Bates "Sniper" Lukin, a shadow from her past to step in for protection for her and her daughter.

Hayley Faiman is a genius at writing intricate characters that push your emotional boundaries even as you want to slap them upside the head! Sniper is such a character. Here is another man thinking he knows what is best for the woman in his life without consulting her. I could maybe see it when they first fell in love because Brentlee was so young but that one act changed so much in her life. It seemed apparently that was still the case with Sniper, who wanted to protect and claim Brentlee but with little regard to her input. I knew there had to be something redeeming about him. Then you would catch glimpses of vulnerability, softness, and strength that made you see the heart of Sniper.

I think Brentlee is one of my favorite heroines because she is not perfect and doesn't try to claim she ever was. I think she ran to her abusive marriage to get out of the control her parents welded. Sadly she exchange one prison for an even more destructive one. But it was the snide remarks and innuendos she received about her time after Sniper left her that had me seeing red. I wanted her to let that middle finger fly instead of being ashamed and apologizing. Such are the double standards. But this woman got out of a very bad situation and was taking care of herself and her daughter, she can do no wrong in my book!

If Hayley Faiman is a genius with complex characters then she is the master of writing hot, dirty, raunchy sexual scenes that leave you panting, squirming and wet! Sniper might have been a jerk at times but that hot alpha male could get kinky!

I am loving the Notorious Devil series and I can't wait to read about Dirty Johnny!

~Nikki

32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.
 
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