Series: Predators MC #3
Published by Young Ink Press on May 21, 2016
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Also by this author: Standing His Ground: Greer, Rider's Revenge, Stalked, T.A., Shade's Fall, Shade, Lucky's Choice, Winter's Touch, Sex Piston, Fat Louis, Crazy B!tch, Merry Blissmas, Soul of A Man
Also in this series: Stalked
The Enforcer’s Oath: Protect the club at all costs.
Jackal made an enemy out of Penni when he kidnapped her years ago. He let her go, never imagining she would take a piece of his soul with her. Now protecting Penni against a former brother will force him to place the club against her once again.
She may be the Hostage, but he’s the one held captive by the lust she refuses to admit binds them together.
She thinks The Last Riders and another man will be all the protection she needs to end the tug of war between them. However, he’s never lost a battle, especially against a tiny blonde with an attitude, begging him to teach her that her place is under him.
To end the battle, he’s going to have to reclaim the piece of soul she stole from him or claim a part of her soul as prisoner.
When a predator takes you hostage, you’re his forever.
Having read every MC romance story by Jamie Begley I didn’t have to think too hard about picking up Hostage by Jamie Begley when it went live on Amazon, especially since Jackal and Penni’s story has been long awaited. What I didn’t expect, once I finished Hostage, was being unable to know where it fit amongst all the other MC stories Begley has under her belt since they are all intertwined.
Other than Fat Louise (Jane’s story from the Biker Bitches series) I’ve never been this conflicted about a Begley story. Hostage wasn’t as bad as I though Fat Louise was, but I was disappointed in the true colors of Penni’s character.
In the previous books in the Predators MC, The Last Riders, Biker Bitches, and the VIP Rooms series, there wasn’t a lot revealed about the inner workings of Penni’s character, but from the things that I read and understood about her I grew to like. Reading about her in Hostage erased whatever progress I made towards liking her character, and it was just off her character alone that made me so ready to put Hostage down, almost indefinitely.
I felt with all the buildup we received on these two characters in the previous books and in the different series, that Begley told their story in the only way it could’ve happened. Now that I’ve finished, I can’t envision any other way for Penni and Jackal’s story to be told even if I did have the type of imaginative imagination and knew the inner workings of each of these characters as Jamie Begley does.
I had always admired Shade’s (Penni’s brother) strength of will and control. I also admired the lengths he would go for those he loved, but seriously he dropped the ball with Penni. He sheltered her so much that she turned into a brat of epic proportions. The fact that she talked to Jackal the way she did and didn’t think of how demeaning she was irked me something fierce, but let him have called her a bitch and she would go psycho. She also made stupid choices that not only put herself in danger but others as well. Heck she would even go so far as to even threatened everyone who didn’t want to put up with her mouth with the wrath of Shade. What pushed me past the point of caring what happened to her character was when Shade does finally save her from her troubles and she’s all bent out of shape because he didn’t rescue her as she wanted or how she assumed it would happen in her mind. Chick please!! I don’t know if this was Begley’s intentions or not, but in showing how Penni’s differences (mentally) were in any way similar to Shade’s f’d-up-ness to gain understanding for the way she acted, didn’t fly with me. I really didn’t like her character which made me more glad for all that was Jackal’s character.
Jackal, Jackal, Jackal. For some reason I wanted him to be as messed up as Shade so that Shade would have an equal among these alpha’s swimming around Treepoint and Queen City. While Jackal was able to hold his own with Shade the few times they clashed in Hostage, I think he held back for the sake of Penni.
From the beginning of Hostage I was rooting for Jackal to forget about Penni and find someone else, but the penmanship of Jamie Begley made me see that when Jackal finally pulled her head out of her butt no one other than Penni would do.
I wasn’t sure with Merry Blissmas, but I’m sure with Hostage by Jamie Begley; me and Jamie Begley’s writing are now in a love/hate relationship. Now I know when going in on one of Jamie Begley’s books that I might end up hating something about the story; whether it be a main character(s) or the entire storyline. Regardless though, I will always walk away from a Jamie Begley story satisfied and with a sense of contentment with the story given.