After the last fourteen years of surviving as a walking, talking, living doll, Laura feels dead inside.
She has sacrificed everything for her family, marrying a man she could never love. Her husband doesn’t beat her, doesn’t berate her. He transforms her, forcing her to live as a stand-in for his long dead wife. She stays silent as piece after piece of herself disappears, willing to do anything to protect the people she loves.
When his demands go too far, she finally tells her brother the ugly truth.
Wanting to protect her without putting the rest of their family at risk, he sends her to the one place he knows she’ll be safe. He places her into the hands of his best friend, Vice President of the Savage Outlaws MC.
Once again, she is transformed into someone new; Shay.
Bowie has spent many nights dreaming about his best friend’s little sister. The reality is so much sweeter than his dreams. He wants to be more for Shay, needs to protect her, but he’s not sure if he knows how.
Can an Outlaw show her how beautiful life should be?
Review By Leeann
OK, this pops into my head when I think of this book.. " You've gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, know when to run"...
Well, Laura certainly knew when to run! She was married to a psychopath for 10 years. He not only bribed her into the marriage he tried to mould her into his dead wife.
Her only hope is her brother who is oblivious as to why she married Marcus in the first place. They are sort of estranged, but once he realized the severity of the situation, he does everything he can to help her.
He sends her to his ex military mate Bowie who is now VP of the Savage Outlaw MC.
It's seems like a bit of an ' out of the frying pan, into the fire ' situation at first. In order to stay hidden from her husband Laura becomes Shay. She has whole new identity.
Bowie perfectly fits the stereotype biker. He is rough and raw. He will do what he can to protect her. Shay struggles With this side of him. Especially when he has to mark her as his property in front of the club. This is a whole new life style for her. But she does as she is told every time. She questions this as she has just spent the last 10 years doing as she was told.
Shay learns very quick though that it's not just Bowie being bossy, she is in real danger and not just from her husband, there are other threats that she is unaware of. Bowie will do anything it takes to protect those he loves.. And he loves Shay.
This book is written really well and if you like the darker side of MC books that include lots of rough sex, violence and killing you will enjoy this book.
There is no sugar coating of the MC life and what goes on behind club doors in this book. It is a work of fiction, but there is probably a bit of truth in it. I think the author Emily Minton has researched her subject really well. It is well dramatised and fill of excitement.
I will say, the cliffhanger at the end is one I certainly didn't see coming! Can't wait to read book 2!!
Review By Fidah
Beautiful Outlaw has a very interesting premise. It’s being told through two perspectives, Laura and Bowie. Laura has been living her life as a replica to a dead person when she decided to marry Marcus. It wasn’t until he pushed her too far that made her resort to hiding. She sought help from her brother, landing herself in the hands of Bowie.
I found the idea to be very unique and interesting, yet at the same time sad and depressing. I felt for Laura, over the things she suffered for her family. I could understand her emotions. However, I felt like it wasn’t carried out well. The beginning felt a little too choppy and it didn’t flow. The chapters didn’t connect well. It got smoother towards the middle of the book.
The relationship is lacking in my opinion. I think the way their relationship began was unrealistic and unlikely. Moreover, Bowie was a little fickle and hesitant in his decisions. He kept changing his mind which frustrated me. It was hard for me to see how these two people could maintain a relationship with their disagreements.
All in all, this was a pretty decent novel. I’ve read multiple books that involves Motorcycle Clubs and I’ve come to realize that maybe, they’re not my cup of tea. Although, Beautiful Outlaw is probably the best I’ve read among the others. If you’re a biker girl or if you love reading these type of books, then you might just love this book.
I push Shay in front of my body. She tries to pull away, but I tighten my grip and lean down to whisper in her ear. “Don’t move.”
My voice has her shaking; her fear is so strong that I swear I can taste it, but this shit has to be done. Putting my hand under her chin and lifting her eyes to the crowd. I run my other hand up to cup her breast, making sure the boys get my point, as I start to talk. “Take a good look, brothers. This here is mine. If I even hear of one of you laying a finger on her, I will fuckin’ kill you.”
A few hoots and hollers fill the room, but I ignore them. I look around, just to be sure everyone understands. “I claim her as my property. She’s my Old Lady. Stay the fuck away from her.”
With that, I lower my hand from her face and place it on her arm. I pull her along as I make my way to my room. As soon as I step inside, I slam the door. Looking down at her, I lay out the rules. “Never fight me in front of those boys, and I mean fuckin’ ever. If you don’t like what I do, tell me when we’re alone. Throw all the sass you want behind closed doors, but never show anything but complete respect in front of them.”
Her face is hard. Instead of the tears I expected to see, her eyes are burning with anger. “So, I can say whatever I want right now?”
Her voice comes out in a hiss, as she crosses her arms. Every inch of her is vibrating with fury, and she looks hot as hell. I nod, trying not to crack a smile. “Yeah, any fuckin’ thing you want.”
She lifts a hand, point a finger at my chest. “Next time you decide to treat me like a piece of meat, give me a little warning. Tell me you’re about to parade me in front of a bunch of bikers and let them look their fill. Don’t scare the hell out of me like that.”
“Is that all?” I ask, still working to keep my laughter in check.
She moves forward, her finger now poking me. “I’ll treat you with respect, but you are going to do the same for me. I’ll play your little lap dog in front of your friends, but you better not do something like that to me ever again. If you do, I’ll be out of here and back at Nina’s before you can even blink an eye.”
The humor of the moment dies a fast death, and I reach down and grab her. Walking her back to the bed, I push her down and climb over her. As I cage her body below mine, I start to speak. “Never fuckin’ threaten me again. You’re not going to Nina’s or any damn where else. You’re mine, and you better never forget it.”
USA Today Best Selling Author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue! Emily loves to read, and this love of the written word led to her writing career.
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