Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sheri's Review of Nasty Bastard by Emily Minton & Shelley Springfield ~ RELEASE BLITZ ~

Title: Nasty Bastard
Series: Grim Bastards MC
Authors: Emily Minton & Shelley Springfield
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2016
Cover Artist: Cover Me Darling

She's the daughter of a club traitor, trying to start over.  Daughter of the man that betrayed the Grim Bastards, Gidget Etheridge doesn’t want anything to do with the club. She grew up being ignored by her father, but found solace in the arms of the boy she loved. Everything changed the day he turned his back on her. When she and her son are rescued by Smoke, she has to decide if the boy who broke her heart is worth a second chance. He's a bastard, living life by his own rules. Vice President Smoke Roundtree grew up knowing he would be a Grim Bastard, just like his father and grandfather. When he became a prospect, he made a choice between the club and the girl he loved. Even all these years later, he still wonders if he made the right decision. When he saves Gidget and her son, he finally has a chance to fix the mistakes of his past. Can a bastard heal the heart he shattered thirteen years ago?

We are just stepping into the yard when my phone rings. I pick up my phone and see Smoke’s name on the screen. My anger at Round’s confession comes back full force as I put it to my ear. 

“Hello,” I say, unable to hide my fury. 

“What the hell is going on, Gidget? What’s the matter? Are you and Parker okay?” he asks, his voice hard.

He throws the questions at me so quick, it almost makes my head spin. “Nothing’s wrong. Why do you ask?”

“Don’t fucking lie to me, Gidget. Hack just called and said Dad was walking you and Parker out of the clubhouse.”

My anger retreats when I realize he was worried about us. Richard never worried about us, never even asked how our day went. Smoke, on the other hand, is checking in from the road. As irritating as it is, it’s always sweet as hell. 

Pulling in a deep breath, I explain what we’re doing. He asks a million questions, making sure Parker and I have everything we need. Each thing he says has my heart warming toward him. I have to remind myself that he’s the one who broke it all those years ago. Still, watching my son play with Round, I realize he did me a favor. Maybe I’ll do him a favor and forgive him when he gets back, but not before we have a long talk. 

“Fine, don’t stay out there too long. I’ll give you ten minutes to get your ass back in bed. If not, I’ll be calling my dad to make sure you get there,” he’s warns, ending our conversation without even a goodbye. 

Before I even put it away, it’s ringing again. I see Smoke’s name again and bring it back to my ear. “Hello.”

“Tell Dad there’re some balls around back in the shed. He can pull them out for Parker.” With that, he hangs up, not bothering to say goodbye again. 

For some reason, my lips are tipping up as I slide my phone into my pocket.

I have previously read and reviewed the first couple of books in the series but I have been patiently waiting on Smoke's story for a long time.

Nasty Bastard is the forth book  in the Grim Bastard MC Series and by far the best one yet.Growing up as children of club brothers, Layton aka Smoke and Gidget were brought up in the club. Both children of members, they new the ins and out of the club. There close friendship soon turned into something serious and by the time Gidget was finishing high school, they were set to marry. But just like every fairy tale, there is always a evil witch, in form of Gidget's aunt, who was forcing her to go away to college. With heavy pressure  from his father, Layton decides to force her to go. However they way he did it would leave poor Gidget hating him....

Fast forward years later, Gidget comes home to claim the house of her deceased father's house (we find out more information about his death in the previous book), but she is not alone. While off at college Gidget married and had a child, but when her divorce forced them out of her home, she reluctantly went back to the one place she dreaded. 

Smoke, now VP of the Grim Bastards, soon finds out that they only girl he loved is back in town and will stop at nothing to make her his. Even if that is basically kidnapping her and forcing her to see just how much he regrets his past actions. Will he be able to break through to Gidget and get her to accept him in her life? Will Gidget forgive Smoke once she finds out the real reason why he let her go?

Throw in a crazy club whore, lots of violence and plenty of raw sexual situations and you have the makings of a drool-worthy book. Smoke is they quintessential alpha biker who not only knows what he wants but will stop at nothing to make his wrongs right. Gidget is also equally as strong and gives Smoke just what he deserves.

Side note:
I love how Smoke only allows Gidget to call him Layton. It just does something to my heart when he gives her that little piece of him that no one gets. 

By far my favorite book of the series but I think I said that for the last book as well, lol. 



USA Today Bestselling author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children. Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but she intends to read every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more are floating around in her head. She hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.

Shelley was born and raised in Kentucky and doesn't see herself leaving the bluegrass state anytime soon. Shelley and her husband have been together for sixteen years, and they share three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.Although Grim Bastards is her first published novel, she has been a fan of romance reads for many, many years. Shelley loves all sorts of genres of romance but Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Comedy are her all-time favorites.


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