Title: Black Out
Author: Lila Rose
Series: Hawks MC Series, Book 3
Cover Designer: Louisa at LM Creations
Editor: Hot Tree Editing
At twenty-four, Clarinda James has lived a traumatic life. One of the last images she saw before losing her sight was that of her parents' death. The nightmares of that time still haunt her every night. Taken in at nineteen by her sister, Clary didn’t know there was going to be a price to pay, a price far greater than her blindness. It’s not until Blue walks into her life, she realises it’s possible to experience the joy of warmth. In her darkness, Blue will become her beacon, her guide. Little does she know that she’ll need to count on Blue more than she thought she would.
She has to…if she wants to stay alive.
Blue Skies is on the lookout for a woman. Always there to support his brothers, Talon and Griz, he’s not a stranger to the craziness of love or life. Nor is he a stranger to making it clear that comments surrounding his name are out of bounds. Despite the often effed-up situations his brothers find themselves in as a result of their women, he’s more than happy to settle down when he finds his missing piece.
After three weeks of seeing a gorgeous redhead in a café, he refuses to let the opportunity pass him by. Building a tentative relationship with Clary is no easy task; she’s damaged. It’s not until he discovers the truth behind her darkness that he willing lays claim to her. He is determined to protect her, no matter the cost. She is irrefutably his.
(Hawk's MC #3)
by Lila Rose
Release: December 16th, 2014
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️
Lila Rose has done a wonderful job describing the 'coming alive' of Clary, a young woman who was emotionally traumatized and physically injured by a tragic event at an impressionable age.
Clary lost her sight, her parents and her independence at an age where the world should have opened up for her, but instead it closed itself off. Dependent entirely on her sister she goes through life for the next five years trying hard not to be any more of a burden than she already is. Or rather, made to feel. It is difficult for her to differentiate between what is real and what is perceived, because her world is small and her frame of reference limited to only few.
Blue envious of the peace that has settled over his MC brothers after love has claimed them. It is something he wouldn't mind for himself, but when he approaches the quiet but beautiful woman in the coffeeshop he has spotted for a few weeks now, he's afraid she will bring too many complications with her and walks away. It isn't until a month later that he realized the mistake he made when he found her in his bedroom at the club compound bruised and battered.
With her heightened senses, Clary sought safety with the smell she recognized, the smell that reminded her of the man who had offered her the promise of more. Something she had been to timid to go after. Something she would grab with both hands would it come by again. When what she thought was a safe haven turned out to be a sick form of hell, it was the kindness of virtual strangers, and the protection of what appeared to be dangerous man, that gave her back her life. And her spirit.
I am a SUCKER for stories about people who by all appearances are weak, but who are given an opportunity to assert themselves and end up shining. Stronger, fiercer and bolder than ever before. Clary is one of those people. She comes across as timid and frail at first, but holds a core of strength that becomes more and more obvious as she starts making more choices based on her needs as the story evolves. Blue has a protective streak a mile wide, as any self-respecting alpha male does, but grows wise enough to allow Clary to assert herself and grow into the independent woman she needs to be.
Most of the cast of characters are familiar from the previous books in the Hawks MC series and I so enjoyed the dynamics between them. It is like going home for a family gathering when I pick up one of Lila Rose's books.
✨A raw, powerful, spicy and fierce love story.✨
**Copy provided in return for an honest review**
Other Books in the Series
Hawks MC Series, Book 1
Hawks MC Series, Book 2
I was born in Brisbane, Australia. My step-dad was in the Army, which caused us to move around a lot. We finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. I am the youngest of four children and I can say that I was spoilt a bit. I drove my mum crazy when I refused to eat meat at a young age. Now I live with my husband and two children, and I find myself regretting all the troubles I put my parents through because my monsters are just as picky as I was.
I started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC Club series Holding Out. The next to follow was something different, I wrote Senseless Attraction, a YA novel. Soon I was back to the Hawks series with number two Climbing Out. I have more to write in the series, but there will be also be more novels in the humorous erotica genre, like Left to Chance, which is out now.
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