Grit by Margaret McHeyzer
Jaeger Dalton wants the land that was promised to him.
Phoenix Ward isn't about to let anyone take Freedom Run away from her.
He’ll protect what’s his.
She’ll protect what’s hers.
Jaeger is an arrogant ass, but he wants nothing more than Phoenix.
Phoenix is stubborn and headstrong, and she wants Jaeger out of her life.
Her father lost the family farm to gambling debts, but Jaeger isn't the only one who has a claim to the property.
Sometimes it’s best to let things go.
But sometimes it’s better to fight until the very end.
Kelly - 3 Crowns
Grit is one crazy hot alpha induced ride. Erotic, edgy, fast-paced with a darker MC theme running throughout - Kelly, Perusing Princesses Blog
So, why the three stars? Well, don't get me wrong, three is still a very respectable rating in my eyes, but I just didn't quite 'get' Jaeger. I appreciate that the one percenter MC's (in fiction) are renowned for being all about the club, the booze and most importantly, the pussy, but the latter is all it seemed to focus on.
Jaeger also had his defining moments, he didn't make excuses for his behaviour, and no one could say he was never honest, but I'm not sure if honesty was always the best policy, here. I did a few eye rolls after expressing for the 100th time that he wanted a good sucking off, therefore it got a little monotonous and stale in the belly. Grit did pick up later on in the book, and the end was pretty riveting. Well, okay, there was nothing pretty about it, but it was a pivotal moment and it certainly ended on a high note.
The neglected teen-turned-underground fighter-turned MC Prez was an exciting notion but it felt a little crammed. Then... comes the 'Master/BDSM/Kidnap/Slavery' theme later on with Cain - MC partner turned enemy. It just seemed 'too much.' I love dark romance and I enjoy a steamy hot erotica, but this was like all my favourite themed stories rolled into one, and it didn't quite work.
Phoenix was a feisty female lead and I liked her in the beginning. Pulling a gun on a notoriously dangerous MC Prez was ballsy, and while the banter was funny at times, it also came across a little whiney and juvenile at others.
This IS NOT a bad story, it is written well, as what we have come to expect from this amazing author, but I guess I didn't connect with this one like I really wanted to. This is deeply erotic with a lot of crass dialogue so go in knowing that and you will probably love it, I guess I just expected something more. Overall the story was good enough to keep me gripped and I read most of it in one evening.
So what is this book really about? Well, in a nutshell, Phoenix (born Dillon) is the only child of a farmer with a gambling addiction. When he dies and leaves the farm as payment, Jaeger is more than happy to collect. The only problem is, the old man promised it to another MC club too. And to top it off... Cain, a drug/sex slave trafficker has got his eye on the ultimate prize... the stunning redhead who calls herself Phoenix. Jaeger is enamoured for the first time with a woman, he has fantasised about her for years after seeing her one night at an underground fight, in his mind he has already claimed her, and no-one takes what is rightfully his...
This story incorporates elements that we love in MC romance, with some strong secondary characters too. I really loved Sarge, albeit he's one crazy SOAB, I feel he has more scope and a wiser personality, so I would like to see the author continue this series with his and Milina's story. <3