Devil May Care (Four Horseman MC, #4)
by Cynthia Rayne
Book 4 in the Four Horseman MC series. Each book can be read as a standalone, however I personally suggest you read the series in order as it will give you more background on the ensemble characters and will enrich your reading experience.
Eddie is the club Matriarch, Queen Bee of the old ladies and mother to 2 of the clubs members. She is also a widow, and has been since losing her husband Joker over 20 years earlier when he was murdered whilst serving 25 years in prison. She has however, remained faithful to him even in death, never feeling ready to move on from the love of her life and the father of her beloved sons.
Captain is the club president. He fell into the position when the club was all but decimated following a RICO investigation in the 90's. He is growing tired of the role and would love time to chill with his brothers and spend more time with his daughter. But above all of that he would love to finally win the heart of the woman that he has loved for most of his life.
When Eddie and Captain finally decide to stop dancing around the attraction that has bubbled between them for years, other obstacles arise that may put a stop to them being anything more than friends.
When secrets are revealed and betrayals exposed, will they come together? Or will they fall apart?
I am seriously loving this series. It is the perfect blend of romance and biker life that keeps me interested. This book in particular was a really great read. I loved that Eddie was in her late 50's (I envisioned a nicer SOA's Gemma) and that captain was in his 40's - usually we read about younger H/h's so that in itself was a nice change. But I also liked the fact that you have a woman so in love with her late husband that she finds it hard to move on, even with an attraction to Captain that has burned for years. On the flip side you have a man that has been utterly in love with a woman that has been forever out of his reach. Her loyalty to a man that Captain despised, makes his devotion to her even more difficult for him to live with.
This book is full of twists and turns and we are introduced to new adversaries. Is it a happy ending? Well whilst the other books were tied up, the bigger story arc in this one will certainly run into coming books. Don't worry though, it doesn't have a cliffhanger; it just leaves you wanting more.
I now look forward to Shep's book. I have to admit that it is a story I have look forward to since book 1. I can't wait to see what will happen when Shep's secrets are finally revealed.
Another great read in a brilliant series. In my opinion, this series goes from strength to strength with every book. Well done Ms Rayne, keep up the good work!
Emma - 4.5 Crowns
Captain, the president of the Four Horsemen MC, has been in love with Eddie Rollins since he first set eyes on her. Unfortunately, she was already married to Joker, a man who didn't deserve her. So, Captain forced himself to move on. But the torch he carries for Eddie still burns hot. Now, that both of them are finally single, he is determined to make her his old lady.
Eddie is the reigning Queen Bee of the club and makes the finest moonshine in all of Texas. So fine, in fact, it has been cutting into the Beauregard's bootlegging business. When the bootleggers come after her, Captain vows to keep her safe. But he can't protect her from discovering the ugly truth about her late husband. And about him.