Crazy B!tch by Jamie Begley

Crazy B!tch by Jamie BegleyCrazy B!tch by Jamie Begley
Series: Biker Bitches #5
Published by Young Ink Press on September 12, 2017
Pages: 377 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

My mother used to have a saying for everything.

“You can’t be pretty and lucky.”

She wasn’t pretty or lucky.

“You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince Charming.”

I kissed too many of those. Sorry, but Prince Charming isn’t in Hicktown, Kentucky.

“The good ones go to Heaven; the bad ones go to Hell.”

Guess I’m going to Hell.

“Hell is paved with good intentions.”

Surprisingly, that one is true. Why? Because ...

I intended to stay away from Calder Riggs.

I intended not to fall in love with him.

I intended to find a man who wasn’t a loser or a joker.

Oh well, I’ve never been afraid of Hell, anyway.

That’s why I’m Crazy Bitch!

I really didn’t know what to think of Crazy B!tch by Jamie Begley because Crazy Bitch and T.A. are the most unknown characters out of the Biker Bitches posse. I was intrigued though, because I wanted to see how Begley would spin the romance between Crazy Bitch and Calder.

Even though much wasn’t shared about Crazy Bitch, the few glimpses we received of her characters throughout the stories in the Last Riders and the Biker Bitches series she quickly became a favorite behind Sex Piston and Killyama. Calder on the other hand pretty much had all of his business spread throughout the main two interconnected series because of how much his former drug problem screwed up his life and almost that of his little girl’s. But with Crazy Bitch being the sister of the heart to Sex Piston, and Calder being blood and club brothers with Stud, I had a feeling that Crazy B!tch was going to be drama filled.

It was surprising – although I should’ve sort of expected it because of past stories in the Biker Bitches and Last Rider series – that Lucky played a huge part in Crazy B!tch, especially since I thought he had retired and was enjoying his new lease on life in Treepoint with Willa. It was a good surprise because wherever there is one Last Rider there’s sure to be more, so it was awesome that Begley made the entirety of Crazy B!tch a scavenger hunt-slash-competition between The Destructors, The Blue Horsemen, and the Last Riders, while encapsulating it within a mystery surrounding the Biker Bitches hometown.

The romance between Calder and Crazy Bitch was so well balanced and realistic that I really couldn’t see their dance going any other way since I now know their personalities. Calder was very patient with Crazy Bitch, but he didn’t lose his spine in the midst of winner her, which was another thing about his character I appreciated. Crazy Bitch might’ve been a ball buster to almost every other male but once Calder won her over she was so sweet and loving that you almost think she’s a totally different character except that the way Begley pens her you instinctively know that that’s just who she is; once you’re in you’re in forever.

Another thing I loved was the inclusion or continuation of Gavin’s story. I have a feeling that whenever and however his story gets told I’m going to need tissues and therapy sessions, just like with Shade he has a Navy Seal mixed in with a Marine Corp.-like obstacle course waiting for him.

About Jamie Begley

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

Shade’s Fall by Jamie Begley

Shade’s Fall by Jamie BegleyShade's Fall by Jamie Begley
Series: The Last Riders #4
Published by Young Ink Press on March 19, 2014
Pages: 415 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Shade is everything Lily doesn't want in a man. He's rude, obnoxious and he's definitely not a cowboy. The tattooed enforcer for The Last Riders is a mystery Lily doesn't want to solve. He's too much for her to handle, especially with the nightmares from her past constantly threatening her sanity.

Lily is everything Shade wants in a woman. She's sweet, kind and submissive. When she discovers the truth about The Last Riders, it threatens to tear apart every relationship within the club. Her rebellion causes the predatory instincts to rise in the ex Navy SEAL sniper.

When The Last Riders are threatened by another motorcycle club just as determined to claim Lily, Shade is her only hope of surviving the approaching confrontation. Could their passion be Shade's downfall?

There are a few books that I can 100% claim changed my life, and Shade’s Fall by Jamie Begley has definitely done that. When I was first going through Begley’s Last Rider’s series I knew that Shade’s Fall was going to be special but I didn’t expect to find pieces of myself within the story.

The flow of Shade’s Fall and the depth of the characters Shade and Lily, made it so easy for me to fall into the rabbit hole that was their romance and life. The way Begley penned Shade’s Fall was so intrusive to these two characters that I felt that she was delving into my life as well, so there were a lot of self reflective moments as I was reading, for the first, second, and this third time. Also, while the first three stories in this series gave hints that this series is and will continue to set itself apart from other MC romance stories, Shade’s Fall really manufactured the stamp that sets this series apart from every other.

From Razer’s Ride to Knox’s Stand we were given glimpses of Shade’s obsession with Lily, as well as Lily’s fragility but determination to be able to stand on her own two feet. With these few glimpses the intensity to have their story and to yet give them time to work out every single kink that they may encounter while getting to their happy ever after was ramped up. Begley provided this need in Shade’s Fall and then some.

Shade is a very hard man to love, know, and tolerate but with his being embodying what it means to be a Dominant you can’t help but to take him as he is and to either love him or hate him. For me it was extremely easy to love him, flaws and all, because of the lengths he went to on behalf of his brothers in The Last Riders, his sister, and Lily. By employing the tactics that makes him a necessary tool for the US government Shade starts to wear Lily down but even with all his research and experience he wasn’t prepared for what her background would uncover, nor the trouble that followed her from her past.

Lily is a mystery wrapped in a barbed wired fenced in mystery. Even with 3 books proceeding Shade’s Fall, and a good portion of her background told in Razer’s Ride, none of that will prepare you for the hell she endured before she was dropped off in Treepoint, Kentucky as a child. You almost don’t want to like her character though, because her naivete is sort of off putting until you reach that point of realizing that she’s a walking, talking bleeding heart and her monstrous past made her that way.

Since Shade’s Fall is the fourth story in Begley’s Last Rider’s series, and it also acts as the climax, I feel that by going into any more detail will give something away. I advise that if this story seems interesting to you to dive into it from the very beginning but to also go in with an open mind because this series is wholly unique to the rest of the MC romance genre that has become popular and sort of repetitive.

About Jamie Begley

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

Soul Of A Man by Jamie Begley

Soul Of A Man by Jamie BegleySoul of a Man by Jamie Begley
Series: The Dark Souls #1
Published by Young Ink Press on June 3, 2011
Pages: 149 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
three-half-stars

Cara, a powerful Moirae, finds herself stranded on Earth made human by an enemy of her mother, Fate. Lost and alone, she is forced to accept the reluctant help of Jericho Hawk. Jericho is determined not to become involved with Cara, even as their sexual attraction for each other cannot keep them apart. When Cara's Cousin Grimm appears and proves Cara's crazy stories are actually true, he must overcome the horrors her mother is responsible for to gain an eternity with the woman he has come to love.

I’ve had Soul of a Man by Jamie Begley on my kindle shelves for I don’t know how long. I know it’s not reflected on my blog but I am a HUGE Begley fan, other than the remaining two stories in this particular series I have every book she’s ever written. With me turning to the ending if Soul of Man though I’m really kicking myself in the butt for waiting so long, but who knows I might’ve not appreciated its story if I would’ve dived into it as soon as I bought it way back when.

In my opinion Begley is famous for her MC and rock star series (VIP Room, The Last Riders MC, Biker Bitches, and Predators), so when I found out about her fantasy series I will admit that I was highly skeptical because usually authors, that I have encountered, have a hard time transitioning into new genres. But it was the trust I had in the fact that regardless of whatever Begley has written she’s always remained true to her overall mission/purpose behind each story, to actually tell a freaking great story that will definitely take you through all the emotions. Because of this trust I was able to jump into giving Soul of a Man and give it a try.

The way that Soul of a Man began I had mixed feeling. Begley incorporated a lot of mythology that I felt was hard to follow because I am used to only reading about one mythology at a time but Begley felt the need to combine a host of them (Odin, Thor, Fate, Dracula, etc.). But once I got over the mythological shock I was able to follow the storyline pretty easily, especially when everything was brought down to Earth.

Jericho was a flawed hero, and from the little glimpse we got of his earlier life at the beginning of Soul of a Man to the hardened man we saw at the construction site I was really intrigued to see how Begley would twist his story and what lengths she would go to soften him enough for the sweet heroine that was Cara.

With how much I loved Cara’s character and the overall story of Soul of a Man I will have to say that when the twists came I was sort of disappointed with how quick feelings were proclaimed and words of devotion came between Jericho and Cara. I understood that Jericho had a very crazy childhood and an even crappier adult life, and Cara was very green to anything pertaining to relationships or intimate relationships, but the transition from Jericho acting out of his anger and apathy to being all tender towards Cara got lost in translation. It almost felt like a Begley felt that something needed to happen between these two and just threw this scene in prematurely to get things popping so to speak.

After the climax of a sort took place within Soul of a Man, I will admit that I checked out a little because the disappointment of the quick progression of Cara and Jericho’s relationship was hard to get over. Regardless, the story wrapped up nicely…maybe a little too nicely lol.

About Jamie Begley

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”

Lucky’s Choice by Jamie Begley

Lucky’s Choice by Jamie BegleyLucky's Choice by Jamie Begley
Series: The Last Riders #7
Published by Young Ink Press on July 27, 2015
Pages: 357 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased
five-stars

Life dealt him a dead man’s hand.

Lucky had always led a life of service. Always put his life on the line for someone else, managing to survive by pure luck and skill. After bringing an end to a multi-state drug ring, he was finally able to live the life he had wanted as a Last Rider…

A good man would walk away and not touch the curvy woman who had been tugging on his heartstrings. Lucky wasn’t a good man. Therefore, the bad-ass biker in him had a choice: once again become the man he had pretended to be and stake his claim, or take the devil’s highway.

Some girls had all the luck.

Willa wasn’t one of them. All she wanted to do was give a home to the children she had made orphans. Instead, she found herself needing help from the man who had left the pulpit behind to embrace a life of sin.

Painfully shy and withdrawn she wanted a quiet life, a simple man, and well-behaved children. The last thing she had ever expected was for Lucky to want her size twenty body and show her a passion that would lead her straight to hell.

I knew that as soon as I read the prologue that I was going to need to write a review of Lucky’s Choice. Maybe I should’ve known sooner since I’ve been waiting for Lucky’s book since Razor’s Ride. To be honest the ‘when’ of knowing I would needs to speak about my thoughts on this book, is not so much important as the ‘why.’

What was it about Lucky’s Choice that impacted me so much that I had to put my thoughts on paper and computer screens?

Outside of Shade, Lucky was the most mysterious brother of the Last Riders that I have been chomping at the bit to know more about. Clues were dropped here and there but never so much that we got a look into the inner working of who he was.

Willa on the other hand was practically an open book with her transparency. She wore her heart on her sleeve and I loved her character for it. There was a freshness, purity, in her open honesty. She was better in her ability to commit selfless acts towards others or taking care of others needs before they manifested into a persons life than both Beth and Lily put together. She was so fiercely loyal that it was no shocker the way Shade’s and her relationship blossomed as it did, yes I did say Shade. Outside of the Biker Bitches, Willa was one of my favorite heroines in this world that Jamie Begley has created. The depth to her character shocked me and blew me away at the same time, it also left me on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what she could possibly say or do next.

Out of all the books in this series, The Predators, and the Biker Bitches, I have never, never, wanted to put a book down more than this one, and at only 26% into it! I wanted to jump through my device and ring the hellions that Willa took custody over, Lucky’s, Bliss’, and Jenna’s, neck until they were purple in the face! I wanted to sic Killyama on all of them.Whew! It felt good to get that out as well as calling Lucky a very bad name on Facebook.

After posting that bad word on Facebook I felt bad afterward because if I’d just waited a few chapters I would’ve been ready to declare my love to Lucky. Oh, if I’d just waited I wouldn’t have felt like I betrayed my love for him and the future babies we would have had if Willa wasn’t his soul mate.

Just a word to the wise, if you’re expecting Lucky’s Choice to be like the other Last Riders stories, or even like Shade’s because of the similarity in their lengths, you might end up having reactions such as, ‘what the heck just happened?!’ or ‘what the heck is happening?!’ Basically the same reaction. I will advise you to just go in with your love for Lucky and your understanding that he is human and that there will be mistakes made to guide you through these pages and you should be okay. Maybe by doing this it will save you from possibly throwing your device, yelling at your significant other if they have a penis, or yelling at your reading device.

Lucky’s Choice had all the feel. It was hands down one of the best books I’d read so far in 2015. If you haven’t read anything by this author featuring these men you are missing out on a reading world that will have you coming back for more and spending hours talking to fans of Jamie Begley, about certain scenes, characters, and predictions. These books and this author are a favorite and auto-buy of mine for a reason.

Lucky! I want to eat you up like the marshmallows out of a Lucky Charm’s box. Freaking yum!

About Jamie Begley

“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduated this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing five series of books- The Last Riders, The VIP Room, Predators MC, Biker Bitches, and The Dark Souls.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best.”