Saturday, July 12, 2014

LAST DAY OF MY LIFE by Lani Lynn Vale

(Freebirds #4)
by Lani Lynn Vale
ARC Review
Release: June 30, 2014

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

She can only remember the last seven years of her life, starting when she woke up in a hospital battered and broken and told she lost her baby. A baby she couldn't even remember being pregnant with. They made up a name for her and she made up a life for herself. Until one day she is approached by an older biker who hands her money, gives her a note and tells her she needs to leave town and find the man whose name is on the paper. 

Jack was devastated when discovering while on tour in Afghanistan, that his brandnew wife, Winter was dead. With his future shattered, he returns stateside and shuts down on life. He simply works and goes home. The only enjoyment he finds is on his bike. But when he hears a woman yell out his childhood name, a name very few people know, his heart starts to pound.

Seven years lost, Winter never forgot the feeling of safety she could feel in a man's arms - the right man. It doesn't take long for memories to seep back into her conscience now that she is found, and with it come some ominous clues to what happened seven years ago. Along with the realization that she is still in danger. But Jack is determined not to lose his wife. Not again.


A great story line! 

I loved the concept of the story even though I would have loved to have seen some of it a little tighter in the wrap up, I recognize that this book is part of a series and therefore some of the background and context would have been part of a previous instalment. 

Winter has been through hell and back, having been raised in a less than stellar family, if you can even call it that. And then to have to go through what she's been through, to come out the other side so strong and resilient is amazing. I think she is better able to adjust than Jack is.

Jack is riddled with guilt. In part survivor's guilt, in part guilt over giving up on her when she was obviously still alive somewhere, and the biggest one of all is guilt over failing to protect her. That last one comes back time and again. What he learns to recognize is that Winter is able to take care of herself, as long as she has him at her back. 

The only minor issue I found with the story is that the reunion seemed a little too pat, a bit too easy. There was little adjustment or validation needed before the marriage was back in 'full swing'. This after seven years of either believing your spouse to be dead, or not knowing you have a spouse at all, seemed a bit out there. 

The cameraderie between the guys at Free and the clandestine work they do to aid battered women, are all components that make this series so very attractive. The women all tend to grow into their own strengths and are very supportive of each other. I love that we get an opportunity to check in with the couples from previous novels from time to time. If you'd like a milder but equally hot MC series, perhaps check this one out!!

✨A compelling, intense and hot-as-hell re-kindling✨

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