Severed Angel (Severed MC, #1) by K.T Fisher & Ava Manello
Eve could never have imagined that her trip to Australia, where she is set to be maid of honor for her best friend's wedding, could turn from exciting to deadly so quickly.
Her sheltered and boring vanilla life comes to a screeching halt when she arrives in Australia and witnesses a shocking MC murder putting her life in extreme danger.
The Carnal MC are a dangerous and savage motorcycle gang who want Eve and will stop at nothing to seek their revenge. Just when it seems her nightmare fate is sealed, Eve is rescued by the Severed MC and quickly falls for the club's Vice President Gabe aka "Angel". This could be just the diversion she needs. With her new protectors, Eve faces a whole new life she never could have imagined...
Gabe never wanted an old lady. One look at the beautiful Eve cowering at the hands of the enemy changes all that. Starting a war with the Carnal MC and having Eve in his bed is just the beginning.
When Gabe stakes his claim, he goes all in. War with Carnal MC is just the price of making Eve his, and only his. But love invites blood and tragedy in an MC's life.
Just when it's looking up for his MC and his new woman, a savage attack blows the lid off everything. Revenge possessed and determined can the hot tattooed biker save her from the danger that lies ahead?
Book one of a two part story.
Elizabeth - Review Coming Soon
Emma - 3.5 Crowns
Severed Angel is the story of Eve and the Severed MC.. We meet Eve as she arrives in Australia for her best friend Teresa's wedding to the President of Severed MC. Teresa moved back to Australia 6 years ago, leaving with her father Elvis following the death of her Mother. This is Eve's 1st visit and she is excited to reconnect with both Teresa and Elvis; whom she views as a father due to the lack of one growing up.
Eve has been unable to bring along her daughter Elizabeth, who she has left with her mother (awful mother to Eve growing up, but has stepped up to be a good Grandma to Eve's daughter). Eve is so excited to catch up with her "family" that she doesn't follow Teresa's strict instruction to stay at B&B overnight before then coming to Severed.
Off she goes without a care in the world, until she loses her map and finds herself well and truly lost. Having left a message her phone dies, so she stops at a convenience store hoping to get some directions.. What she witnesses, will change the course of both her holiday and her life... if she manages to stay alive that is!!
I liked this book. Eve was a nice character that is obviously pretty damaged and naïve to the life of a MC. Angel/Gabe is the hero.. I have to say I loved his character... he is the VP of the club and initially saves Eve from meeting a grizzly end at the hands of Satan (more on him in a minute).
Eve hasn't had the best start in life and lacks in my opinion any love. Angel on the other hand, has known love but is unable to get over dreadful memories to give that love to any one anymore and hatred and the need for vengeance as taken control. They have a instant attraction to each other, but Angel defiantly fights the lust he has for Eve to protect her both from himself and his nemesis, Satan.
Ok, Satan.... what a character... I loved him!! He really is the ultimate evil, crazy SOB that you want and need in this type of story, for me he is the star of the book. You then have other characters like Elvis, Teresa, Prez, Dragon and Ink. They were great additions to the story, however some were underdeveloped and could have been used more to add further depth to the story in my opinion.
As I have already said, I did like this book... I just didn't love it!! For me there was something lacking!! I like more grit, angst and emotional/sexual intimacy between my H/h in a MC book and I just didn't get enough of it sadly. The storyline is great and it definatly draws you in but at about 40% it just lost my full attention.. The middle just didn't build for me and I can't put my finger on why. However, come 85% it sucked me back in again and wow what an ending!! Genius!! So having said that, you will guess that being a 2 book series we have a dreaded cliffhanger.. what a cliffy it was though, in all honesty it saved the book for me and now has me really eager to read book 2.
A good but not great MC book, saved by a brilliant ending and perfect baddie... I just hope K.T, makes it a little more gritty, increases the angst factor and creates a story where you are routing more for Angel and Eve.
Kelly - 4 Crowns
A gripping new MC series formulated with the perfect blend of angst, sass and swoon. This is one ride definitely worth taking. - Kelly, Perusing Princesses
This is unlike other Biker books I have read, simply because even though club life is notoriously similar to that of the standard MC uniform, it differs slightly because the Severed MC are not the drug-dealing, gun-running, killing-spree kind, in-fact, they are far from it. These boys know how to party, but they are revered for keeping their business on the right side of the law.
Upon reading this in the early chapters, I was concerned it would make these boys seem lacking in some way, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. This MC put a high price on family values, on respect, and most importantly of all, they will fight to protect what is theirs.
This story follows Eve, a British woman who has recently come out of a failed relationship with ‘douche-bag,’ whom left her and their two year old Daughter, Elizabeth, high and dry.
Eve misses her best-friend Teresa and her Father Elvis since they emigrated back to Australia, to Elvis’ native home after losing his wife. Upon receiving an invitation to Teresa’s wedding to a man named Bill aka ‘Prez’, she is more than happy to leave Britain for a month and embark on the 20-hour flight to get reacquainted with Teresa after six years apart, while leaving her Mother to care for her two year old Daughter back home.
Getting lost in the middle of the night in a strange country wasn’t in the itinerary. Stumbling upon a murder scene in a late night store certainly wasn’t in the travel plans either, but unfortunately, it puts Eve in a precarious situation when ‘Satan,’ the VP of rival club The Carnal MC, fails to clean up the loose ties when Severed MC arrive just in time to save her from his deadly clutches.
To Teresa and her father, Eve is family, therefore Severed MC offer protection in the form of ‘lockdown’ when they hear of the $250,000 bounty on her head. It’s hard being around him though, because the one they call ‘Angel’ looks just like the man who put a gun to her head - being around the VP and identical twin brother is disconcerting, but even more so when she finds she can’t help but lust after the man who has sworn to protect her.
When a club whore becomes collateral damage in the ‘hunt for Eve,’ Gabe/Angel will not let her out of his site and subsequently, out of his bed...
Yes, this is a love story, well... maybe more a insta-lust story, but the workings are all there. This storyline is entertaining with a worthy angst factor, although I prefer a little more grit with my MC boys, I cannot deny that Gabe/Angel is one sexy SOAB!
I liked our two main protagonists, and I connected to a few of the secondary characters, although I would have liked more emphasis on character description for each of the members, I found myself having to make up my own.
Satan is a fabulous villain, he is the angst factor and a part of me loves him, not in the way I connected with Gabe, but in a ‘he scares the shit out of me, but I want more of him,’ kind of way. And I feel my wish may be granted in book two after that stunning cliffhanger ending!
I know many of you hate cliffy’s but it gave this book impact, and I can see why the author/s did it. I’m highly anticipating book two, because I know after that whopper I just have to continue with this two-part series.
Definitely worth a read!