January 4, 2015
Holly watched her parents struggle and even though she loves them she wants something different, outside of the Trojan MC. Duke on the other hand, wants Holly, she belongs to him and they both know it.
I am coming into this review with mixed emotions and I think some of those are because I have been struggling to put my thoughts together when it comes to Control. I like the story line that takes place outside the bedroom and I discovered the first mom that would serve as a great poster child for why some parents need to be licensed to be parents. Matthew is genuinely lucky to have his dad, granted MC life with the choices they make are not exactly a shining example of a good parent but Duke loving his son and being there emotionally and physically are clear signs of a good parent.
I don’t like the Dawg crew, their cowards that abuse women and children, that need to be locked in their kennels, stuffed in their dog house then barricaded in their kennel. The Dawg crew is mentioned several times and when they finally turned up, they just sucked.
I did like Control but I am not sure if I will ever read it again so to error on the side of not ever reading it again, I am only going with a 4-star rating. I can always change it in the future if I do read the story again.
Control has steamy and tasteful bedroom scenes that don’t take up most of the entire book or destroy the whole plot of the story. But then again there is a bedroom scene about every 2 to 3 chapters (Duke is a bit of a horn dog), not a big deal if one is cool with a lot of hot steamy sex fogging up the tablet or burning up the pages of a book.
I usually don’t do this (I prefer sharing a quote or 2) but there is a point to it and needs to be shared. Below is the description of the Trojan MC emblem from Control.
Their insignia was of a horse with two Glocks pointing toward each other.
Now, please, look at the cover, does the Trojan MC emblem on the cover match that description from the book. I know that the publishing company chose the cover design but seems like they didn’t bother reading it or they just totally disregarded AND disrespected the book and the author when designing the emblem and adding it to the cover.
As I was prepping this review, I read the blurb (Which I copied from BookStrand) again then I had to go back to Amazon and Barns & Noble because I just had a WOW moment because both site sensor my reviews for inappropriate language, even if I am sharing quotes, something I no longer do on those book store sites (talk about total violation of freedom of speech/writing). So, imagine my surprise when I spot the word ‘fuck’ in the blurb when Amazon and B&N won’t even publish my review if that word is in there. Don’t get me wrong I totally applaud the author for posting the blurb and thank her for sharing the hypocrisy of both book stores.
Duke has wanted Holly for a long time but she was too young, too innocent, and he was married. Now, she’s older and he has waited long enough. She is going to be his.
Holly grew up in the MC life. Her father was once president of the Trojans MC before he handed the gavel over to Duke. She refuses to become part of the life like her mother has. Being an old lady is the last thing she wants to become.
He has bided his time and now he will not let her go. Holly is his to control, to fuck, to love. He’ll do everything in his power to claim his woman but what will happen when Holly finds out the truth about the club?
When his ex-wife tries to hurt her, Duke will have to make a choice. Can he kill the mother of his child or will he protect the woman who owns his heart?
Be Warned: anal play, public exhibition, spanking
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