Also by this author: Razing Grace Part 1 (Devil's Own, #3)
Hellraiser (The Devil's Own #2) by Amo Jones
Published by Indie on June 20, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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They say there are defining points in your life – moments where you f**ked it all up, moments that make you its bitch, moments that shape you into the person you are.
The day I met Braxton Ward was one of my moments.
My name’s Melissa Hart, and I don’t think you’re ready for this story.
I go by a few names: Hella, Brax, 112, or, depending on whether I’ve been balls deep in you or not, C*nt. I don’t push the boundaries because in order to do so, one must have them. I’ve never had them. Being homeless at the not-so-tender age of fifteen morphed me into an emotionless shell, and when The Army recruited me, that shell turned into steel.
They say if fire is hot enough, it can melt steel; the hate that burns between Melissa Hart and me just might be hot enough.
Shit doesn’t come easy for us. Enemies are expanded, secrets are revealed, and lives will be taken. Yeah, I’m Braxton “Hella” Ward, and you bet your f*cking ass that you ain’t ready for this story.
I knew going into this book that Hella was going to be one sick guy and I knew that I would love it. Hellraiser can be read as a stand alone but we do first meet both Hella and Melissa in One Hundred & Thirty-Six Scars.
Hella spent his childhood in and out of faster care and he was always on the run. He had to grow up early and was forced to work the streets in order to survive, leaving him a little bit emotionally cold. Then, he was taken away from the streets and forcefully turned into a killing machine. The only friends he’s ever had were two people who were also forced into this type of lifestyle. At one point, they are able to separate and end up part of The Devil’s Own MC, where Hella is now the VP.
One the outside, Melissa looks like your typical rich girl. She attended college and had both her parents solidly in her life. She currently owns and runs a bakery. Her best friend, Phoebe, has grown up with a MC so she too has lived around bikers for the majority of her life. There’s just something from her past that continues to haunt her and has caused herself to be extremely guarded when it comes to men. She doesn’t think anyone can penetrate that wall. That is until she meets Hella.
“This man was the delicious package that I should stay away from because, no doubt, it has a bomb wrapped up inside it. From a distance he was hot, but up close, he look lethal.”
Their story isn’t pretty. Neither one of them can deny the connection that they have with each other. However, that connection is borderline hate. They love to hate. Which, I personally love those kind of stories. The push and pull with the angst.
“A deep growl escapes Hella and the entire room is deathly silent. I’m teasing the devil and I know it, but the dark place inside me craves it.”
These two are perfect for each other in the most twisted way. I’m always rooting for the bad boy who is just a little fucked up. There’s just something about them that drawls to me. It’s not that I want to change them or fix them. There’s just something about a broken soul that can be slightly mended that gets to me. Like I said in my first statement, Hella is dark and twisted.
“You so much as look at a man too long, I’ll gut him fro the inside out, fuck you in front of his dead corpse, and unload myself all over his lifeless body. Got it?”
Seriously? I must be dark and twisted because I’m loving this shit. Haha.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The only thing that kept me back a little was the fact that I felt like a lot of the story from the first book was being retold in this one and it dragged out a little long. This is perfect for someone who hasn’t read the first one. You won’t miss a thing if you start with Hellraiser. If you are looking for a good MC that has just a little bit more than your biker plot line, then this is for you. I can’t wait for the next book!