Gods & Monsters (Scorpio Stinger MC, #3)
by Jani Kay
Book 3 in the Scorpion Stinger MC series. Although each book in this series focuses on a specific couple, the storyline is continuous and each couples story arc weaves throughout each book. For this reason, it is important to read these books in the order in which they were written to understand both the characters background and the story arc as a whole.
So we have finally come to Cobra and Mia's story. As I've already said, unlike other series', Jani Kay has cleverly interwoven each characters story into all the books. What that has done for me personally, is to ensure I am already sucked in and invested in the cast as a whole. It also means that as a reader you slip back into the world she has created easily. This book in particular is the one I've been waiting for. I assume at this point that you have read the previous books. If you haven't, then you may want to stop reading this review now.
Cobra and Mia's love has never been in question. Their lives of late however, have been filled with drama. We met Mia very early on in this series; when she was hiding out, under the protection of Ryder as Cobra recovered from near fatal gunshot wounds. Cobra is the MC's president and he is tough. He takes no prisoners and in return he is loyal. He holds his club and family close and his world revolves around Mia and his children.
So at the end of book 2, Jamie, their son, had been abducted. Demon, Cobra's twin, had mysteriously returned from the dead and taken Jamie, leading Mia to reveal that he had brutally raped her and that Jamie may well be the result of that attack. It meant I started this book not only broken-hearted for Cobra and Mia, but eager to learn more about them, their history, and that of Demon's - the identical twin that Cobra unapologetically despises. This book travels in both the past and present. It is an epic love story between 2 people destined to be together. They will face obstacles, both inside and outside the club. If they thought the pathway to now was hard, that has nothing on how they are dealing with the lingering effects that demon has had on their relationship.
This is a love story based on a instant, innocent attraction. A story of taking a chance on love, following your heart and holding onto that love even when guilt and hatred threaten it. It also tackles sibling rivalry and how jealousy can break the bonds between innocents, leading to obsession and hatred. It is a story that spans many years and it - for me - is the best book in the series so far!
Jani Kay has a really clever way of writing a complicated story, without weighing it down with too many words. I love the way that each book, although focused on a particular couple, interweaves every characters story and moves onto the next book seamlessly. It means that each book gets to the nitty gritty. It isn't padded out with unnecessary plot, resulting in a fast paced and gripping read. Having said that, Jani has really focused her attention on Cobra and Mia in this book. I thought that this was essential at this point in the series, and it has started to tie the plot together as a whole. But will they get their HEA? You best get 1-clicking to find out!
I now look forward to book 4, which will be Harrison's book - now that is an interesting character. Jani Kay has set the bar high with this book. Gods and Monsters will be a hard book to follow, but man, I can't friggin wait - Bring it on!!
Emma - 4.5 Crowns
I never look in a mirror. I don’t need to. If I want to see what I look like, I just look at my twin. Daemon and I are identical in every way — from the outside. That’s where it ends.
Born five minutes after me, my brother hates that he came second. It irks him that I breathed life into my lungs first. Ever since he’s been trying to steal everything I have. Everything I love.
To own it first.
Until the day I, Cobra Malone, become president of the Scorpio Stinger MC. I throw him out like the garbage he is. Rotten filth won’t be able to taunt me any longer.
How wrong I am.
Evil knows no barriers. It stops at nothing. It won’t rest until it gets what it wants. And he wants what is mine. MINE. He wants my woman. My air. My reason for living.
I’ll die before I let him take Mia from me.
Will this be a battle to the end? Till the last man is left standing?
When two wills this strong clash, there will be chaos . . . and blood.
Who will win? The God or The Monster?