Free Ride (Shadow Keepers MC, #1) by M.N. Forgy
on November 15, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, MC, Romance
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I’m crazy, deranged, and psychotic. I’m out of my mind and my life isn’t even mine half the time. Having Dissociative Identity Disorder, it’s an accurate assumption.
Born an MC brat, my only dream is to wear the colors of my father’s club, The Shadow Keepers. To feel the weight of the warm leather press across my back, and to be a part of something with purpose.
It wasn’t until the last drop of blood dripped from my fingertips and the gun smoke faded into the night sky that I realized what was really important to me.
In a blink of an eye, I lost it all. I lost him.
There’s no such thing as a Free Ride in life, and our story is an example of that.
“Find something you love, and let it kill you.”
Free Ride is hands down my favorite book by M.N. Forgy. From the moment I started reading, I was captured into Harley’s world, which is somewhat dark and sometimes scary. First and foremost, I want to applaud Forgy for tackling a mental illness topic and bringing it some light and attention. I don’t think I give anything away when I mention that in her author note, Forgy talks about how she made some different decisions through the process and one of those was to make a change to not hide the fact that Harley is suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. Kudos to you, M.N. I love the way that Harley not only doesn’t hide it but she embraces it the best way she can.
Now that I got that out of the way, let’s talk about Harley. She’s had a very rough start to life and even though she eventually ended up as the Princess of the Shadow Keeper MC, she continues to lead a difficult life. As mentioned, she is diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder so we get to witness the struggle that Harley has. How she blacks out when another personality comes to the front and how she has to live with that when she comes back to consciousness. I think Harley is strong, fierce and beautifully flawed. I fell for her as much as Benji did.
And then there is Benji. *SIGH* He stole my heart and melted it from the start. The second we met him, I knew his connection with Harley was going to be epic. I can’t tell you how many times I swooned and held my chest when Benji would talk about Harley. He loves her unconditionally and to watch him love every single piece of her and use it to help her and to grow their connection was just truly beautiful.
“She’s a curse and a blessing. Wild but caged inside of her own mind.”
Free Ride is heartbreaking and uplifting, binded by epic love. There are twists in here that you won’t see coming and you’ll constantly wonder what is going to happen next. But one thing you can always count on is Benji’s love for Harley. I seriously can’t express to you how much I loved this book and I really do think this is the best thing Forgy has written to date. You do not want to miss out on it.