Anguish by Bella Jewel
Series: Jokers' Wrath MC, #3
Genres: Biker Romance
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There are a lot of things in this world that are easy to escape from. Having a son you didn't ask for isn't one of them.
Mack is a nomad. He likes his own space and he struggles with emotion. His past is grey and his future looks about the same. That is until his ex-girlfriend dies and his son is handed over to him. A two month old baby he didn't know existed. Until now.
His world comes crashing down around him.
Desperate, he hires a nanny.
Jaylah has gotten herself into some serious trouble, so when she sees the job opening for a nanny pop up, she jumps on it. Of course she's not a nanny, but she figures she can pull it off. I mean, how hard can it be?
She's thrown into a world of diapers, hourly feedings and a whole lot of laundry. She's also introduced to the most rugged, gorgeous man she's ever had the pleasure of meeting.
The best part, he's the baby's father.
The worst part, he's a biker.
Their sexual tension is huge, but he's a hard nut to crack. She'll get in, though. She makes it her mission to break through the wall Mack has built so high around himself.
Her world is about to spiral out of control, and she's taking Mack along for the ride.
Anguish is the third book in the Jokers’ Wrath MC series. In Anguish we get to find out more about the sexy, but emotionless nomad Mack, Maddox’s brother from another mother. We were first introduced to Mack in Melancholy and found out that him and Santana had a close bond and that she was the only person that could give him hell and the only person besides Maddox that he show affection to. We just learn small bits and pieces about Mack and then at the end of the book we find out that someone that he cared very much about and hated at the same time died and left him with a son to take care of…Diesel. This is a new journey for Mack that he doesn’t want anything to do with. Which brings us to Anguish.
“He’s got these chocolate eyes and dark hair that, I won’t lie, makes me want to punch him. It’s that beautiful.”
Jaylah is a young woman that gets herself in a very dangerous situation when she tries to save some she loves only to find out that he didn’t care much about her. This leaves her owing money to a very dangerous, well no drug lord. In order to come up with the rest of the money she owes in she responds to a “nanny” Ad in the paper even though she has no nanny experience whatsoever. The person hiring for the job is our very own Mack. Immediately, Jaylah and Mack get off on the wrong foot because he has this very cold demeanor toward her and his baby who he never calls by name. Jaylah starts doing the best she can to take care of Diesel while slowly meeting the rest of the Jokers’ Wrath and making friends with Santana and Ash. Sooner or later we find out a more in depth story about Mack’s past and why he is the way he is and why there is someone from his past that is after him for revenge of what happened to someone they both cared about. Meanwhile, Mack finds out about Jaylah’s troubles and him and the club step in to make it right so she will be safe. Only both of these incidents do not turn out nicely and people get hurt.
“It’s her fuckin’ body. She looks the way a woman should look. Curvy, full ass, full breasts, an abundance of thick hair…Fuck. Fine. God help me, I want to fuck my nanny.”
Although Anguish is not my favorite book of the series, I still enjoyed the read. There were just a few things that just didn’t hit it for me. Like the connection between Mack and Jaylah for me was a little off or it just wasn’t how I thought it might be in the beginning stages. I don’t want to give anything a way, but it started of interesting and weird at the same time. This could totally be because how closed off Mack was in the story and that could very well be my whole reasoning for not liking this story as much. I mean he was very closed off. But what is good is the things we find out about him and why he never shows emotion or why it is very uncomfortable to me. I can’t really relate to that because I’m a very emotional and affectionate person. So that could totally be it. I just feel also that some of the situations in the book need a bit more. I don’t know. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something in the story didn’t have me giving this book 5 stars and I’m still finding it hard as to whether to give it 3.5 or 4 stars. I’m going to go with 4 because it still had a lot of the elements from the first two books that I loved. Plus with it being a Motorcycle Club it still had my favorite characters in it: Ash, Beau, Santana, Maddox and more.
“She comes outta this, honey,” he murmurs into my ear, “I’ll owe you for the rest of my life. If she doesn’t, I’ll still owe you. Brave, beautiful girl. Thank you.”
You know it cold be the way that Mack talked. I don’t know. Moving on. I still really love the way that Bella Jewel hashes out a story and builds up the chemistry between her main characters. I love how each book just continues from the next and still involves some of the problems and situations from the past, but doesn’t make it as prominent as the main characters the story is to focus on. The interactions between all the characters main are not are hilarious and this book had me constantly laughing and just in shock of some of the actions that took place. I mean jaw dropping, what in the world! I wish things like that would happen in real life. I may make it my mission to find a MC just so I can see if all the guys are really that good-looking or is this just in books. Fingers crossed.
“She was beautiful. You’re stunning. I like stunning. Stunning makes me want to kiss every inch of you.”
If you are on the same schedule as I am with reading this series you will be happy to know that it’s not over. There will be another book involving a more in depth story about two more characters coming in 2015. You know this girl right here can’t even contain the excitement or my patience.