Series: No Prisoners MC Novella
Author: Lilly Atlas
Genre: MC Romance
After ten years away, Marcie is finally venturing back to where she grew up. She isn’t in town for twenty-four hours, when she crosses paths with Hook and Striker, the two boys who kept her safe and happy as a young girl. Only they aren’t boys anymore. They are fully grown, muscular, and alpha men. Members of the No Prisoners’ motorcycle Club. All through her teenage years, Marcie’s heart belonged to Hook. Not that he ever seemed to notice. And it appears that as an adult, not much has changed with regards to her feelings toward the sexy biker. But a bossy, alpha man is not what independent Marcie is looking for.
The moment Hook lays eyes on Marcie, it’s as though the last ten years apart never existed. He wanted her back when she was off limits, and it doesn’t take long before he realizes he still wants her. Marcie’s changed, though. She’s no longer a frightened teenager in need of a safe haven. Now she’s a beautiful, confident, and a bit too independent woman. Will Hook be able to convince Marcie a life with him wouldn’t stifle her independence? Their relationship is tested when Marcie clings to her hard-won life and when an aspect of that life threatens not only their future together but their safety as well.
A novella in the No Prisoners MC series, Hook is a quick easy read and tells of Hook’s reunion with a girl from his past.
Hook and Striker are best friends and have been since they were teens. Over ten years ago they became the protectors of a younger girl in their neighbourhood, Marcie. All were from unideal family lives but Marcie who was a good five years younger than her heroes, suffered more so at the hands of her uncaring mother. It is therefore surprising for Marcie to find herself back in her old town to sort out her estranged mother’s funeral. Even more annoying was Tanner, her new boyfriend tagging along with her. The more time they spend together the more bizarre his behaviour and all the more reason Marcie wants to ditch him.
Being back in her home town she runs into Striker and Hook in a bar and it is like they have never been apart with the exception of the chemistry between Hook and herself being revealed. There on the story develops of their instant passion for each other and several hot clinches.
For a novella it had the bare bones of a storyline but it lacked emotional depth and feeling for me. There was a sub story involving Tanner that I couldn’t quite grasp what the intention with that as although it created some tension, it was a bit weird with no reason given for his change of persona.
Overall though a short sharp read with a touch of the MC thrown in. It might have been better as a full length novel and the Tanner parts taken out and the angst and dark provided by a good MC rivalry backstory. Guess it’s good to be a bit off the wall sometimes though. The romance was a bit insta lust too which isn’t always a bad thing. In short though this was a 3.5 star read.
*ARC kindly provided by the author to Foxylutely books in exchange for an honest review
Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author, proud Navy wife, and mother of two spunky girls. By day she works as a physical therapist for a hospital in Virginia. Lilly is an avid romance reader, and expects her Kindle to beg for mercy every time she downloads a new eBook. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened yet, and she can often be found absorbed in a good book.