Holding Out by Lila Rose
Series: Hawks Motorcycle Club #1
Genres: Biker Romance
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Zara Edgingway is a twenty-six-year-old secretary. She has a daughter that apparently knows-it-all and a best friend that could possibly have the mouth of Satan, but she's been with her through hell and back. Then there's the hunk'a'licious biker neighbour finally showing interest in her.
If only she isn't about to face her next obstacle in life, the one she ran from six years ago: her ex husband.
Talon Marcus is the president of the Hawks Motorcycle Club. For two years he's had his eye on the quiet, reclusive, yet sassy, neighbour Zara. Finally, he has the chance to claim her as his woman. Just when her past catches up with her, she'll need, not only his protection, but the help from his biker brothers.
I’m quickly becoming obsessed with Biker Romances and show wish I could meet an alpha male that may or may not be a part of a MC. Fingers crossed. A girl can wish right? He doesn’t even have to be part of an MC, but he has to at least be an alpha male.
“Two years, I’ve waited for you to come to me. I’ve been waiting and watching, Zara. I know you; I know when you’re angry, when you’re sad, upset, worried, happy, horny, and fuckin’ lyin’. Tell me the truth. Why did you leave him?”
In Holding out the first book to the Hawks MC we meet Zara, who has escaped her abusive husband. She does this with the help of her best friend Deanna. She finally is living in her own house with her daughter right across the street from a motorcycle club compound. For the past few years she has secretly had her eye on Talon, the president of the club since she went over to the compound to demand they turn their music down.
“One fuckin’ time we’ll get to finish this. And honestly, I don’t want people around; because if your pussy is as demanding as your mouth, I won’t want to leave, or anyone to interrupt.”
After exchanging a few neighborly words one day, Zara finds herself claimed by the brooding biker and thrust into a family that is all about protecting their own in order to keep her and the ones she loves safe from her crazy ex.
“Don’t ever fuckin’ hide your body from me again. I love every inch; and eventually, I will have tasted every inch going back for more and more until I die.”
This story pretty much never slowed down from the moment I opened the book and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s full of great laughing moments, sadness, stubbornness, ton of alpha men, loud mouth best friends, great comebacks, and cute, lovably kids. I usually don’t read a lot of books with kids in them (weird I know, I’m not even sure why this is, but I try to stay clear of them), but this one was just so terrible real and sweet that it didn’t bother me. It may just have been because Zara’s daughter Maya was just so darn cute and super smart. I digress. The story is filled with lots of action, a bit of violence (which is expected from a biker romance), lots of sex, swoon worthy moments and make you wanna ugly cry moments. A little bit something for everyone.
“Only if it’s quick. ‘Cause the more you talk whispery, the more my dick gets hard; and I can’t fuck ya with a house full.”
I loved the protectiveness and possessiveness that Talon has over Zara and her daughter. He immediately after claiming her as his, was there for her daughter in so many ways and there for Zara even when she just wanted to pack up to leave. His brothers were the same way. She was automatically family and their sister as soon as she was claimed by Talon. I loved that Zara said exactly what was on her mind even when it was meant to be an inner thought. She also always gave Talon shit and Talon would let her and let everyone know she was the only one that could do so and get away with it.
“Kitten, you keep being cute-like, I’m gonna have to take you. I’ve only got so much fuckin’ restraint. Ask your question and let’s get some shut-eye.”
Don’t let me forget the secondary characters that I absolutely adore: Deanna, Julian and Mattie! Ugh! Man this book wouldn’t be as fun as it is without the three of them teamed up with Zara. It’s just like the perfect orgy of humor when the four of them are together especially Zara, Deanna, and Julian! I hope to see them in the upcoming stories of the Hawk MC series.
“Everyone has had shit in their lives Talon. What makes a person is if they can climb out of it before it hurts more people, and I believe you have. You’ve also succeeded at it.”
The only thing I didn’t feel was real was how quickly Talon and Zara fell for each other. I mean Zara fought it hard, but I still felt it almost came out of left field in away, but it worked really well with the story and it did makes sense only because the author made it seem as though they had been beating around the bush for years, but at the same time there was no dating involved at all. Lol! Still loved it though. Every minute.
HAWKS MOTORCYCLE CLUB SERIES!
Climbing Out Bk 2: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | B&N | Kobo | iTunes
Finding Out Bk 2.5: Amazon |Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | B&N | Kobo | iTunes
Black Out Bk 3: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU | B&N | Kobo | iTunes
About the Author
Be sure to keep an eye out for more from the Hawks Motorcycle Club series, coming soon!
Lila also has her first YA novel Senseless Attraction out now.