by TM Frazier
This is the book three in the King series.
No one calls him by his real name, Abel. Everyone calls him Bear. He’s recently left the motor cycle club that was his birthright, the Beach Bastards. The only problem is, death is the only way out of the Bastards. He’s struggling with his past, running from his former brothers, and doesn’t care about tomorrow.
“I don’t remember the exact moment it happened, maybe after my first kill, maybe on the day I was patched in, but it happened. Motor oil, leather, violence, and a penchant for laying down enemies of the club, replaced the blood in my veins.
I became more biker than man.
And I was proud.“
Cynthia “Thia” Andrews is from the painfully small farm town Jessep, Florida. Heartache is brought to the Andrews Family Farm when Thia’s little brother dies suddenly. The struggle comes to the Andrews Family Farm when the Sunnlandio Corproation cancels the seventeen year contract. Even though Thia helps as best as she can, the families situation deteriorates.
“Before the Sunlandio Corporation cancelled our contract I was seventeen and running the grove full-time, often skipping school to meet with vendors or make sure that orders went out on time. One night during an extremely rare frost I rallied the workers and we spend all night hosing down the oranges so we wouldn’t lose them to the cold.”
Seven years ago, a Bastard threatened Thia, Bear descalated the situation and saved the day. Little did he know he had also set a path that would intertwine his future with Thia’s.
“Something inside me, a final ray of hope, told me that if I could just get to Bear, then it would be okay. He couldn’t make all this go away.
But he could make it okay.”
Frazier has a talent for creating compelling characters, and fascinating stories that pull you in and keep you engrossed. That’s why she is one of my favorite authors. Her stories are so consuming, anytime she releases a book I plan my schedule accordingly. I am also thoroughly aware that anything she writes will leave me with an epic book hangover.
Lawless may be Frazier’s best showing yet. Bear is the sexy, dangerous and tortured hero the likes of Heathcliff or Mr. Darcy. This story has raw and honest examples of coping through the suffering of the human condition. Bear and Thia are completely exposed. The best part is there is more to come.
So would I recommend this book? If we were all gathered together, I would stand up and start a slow clap. I absolutely love this book and cannot recommend it (or the series) more emphatically.
An ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review.