Series: The Last Riders #10
Published by Young Ink Press on January 25, 2018
Source: Kindle Unlimited Subscription
Also by this author: Standing His Ground: Greer, Stalked, T.A., Shade's Fall, Shade, Lucky's Choice, Winter's Touch, Sex Piston, Fat Louis, Crazy B!tch
Revenge is a seven-letter word that isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a word for those who have been wronged.
Jo Turner has been waiting five, long years to finally turn revenge into vengeance. Using Rider, the pretty-faced manwhore, is simply the price she is willing to pay to satiate her desire for revenge. Little does she know, she makes herself a target from the one thing Rider has sworn to give his life to protect—The Last Riders.
When you wake the soldier, be prepared for the consequences.
Rider is going to teach her a hard lesson: revenge is a double-edged sword … and it always cuts both ways.
Rider’s Revenge by Jamie Begley was a story I wasn’t too keen on based on the fact that it featured the pairing between Rider and Jo. I liked Jo’s character when I read about her in the previous stories by Begley, but I didn’t think that neither Rider nor her would make a compatible, or authentic couple. As always, Begley proved me wrong and once again allowed me to see past the facade that both of these character put forth to the person they truly were.
Seeing as I’m not always able to afford to purchase Jamie Begley’s latest stories when she releases them, I’m glad that both Sarah Brianne (her daughter) and herself decided to place their titles on Kindle Unlimited. I’ve always refrained from borrowing their titles from other readers because I’ve always wanted to own each book that they’ve released, but since I have Kindle Unlimited I figured I better take advantage of this blessing before.
Ever since Killyama connected with Train and was able to see past Rider’s charming and juvenile act, I knew that I would enjoy reading about the woman that would humble him. I guess I didn’t want it to be Jo because of the hard road she’s faced and was still having to endure, but after reading about their interactions in Rider’s Revenge I have to say that I couldn’t have envisioned a better woman for him.
As a member of Jamie Begley’s Facebook group, I’d read many posts and comments where the presence of the single members were starting to irritate a few readers. Knowing my background and my level of tolerance for certain things I thought that their presence would irk me as well, but I find that their semi-antagonistic presence adds an element to the story that the villain and mystery didn’t. Having the single members, both male and female, act as a conscious and unconscious opposition for both the hero and heroine added a level of authenticity to the story. Their reactions and responses to the reality that the original club members were entering monogamous relationships and weren’t looking to still have ‘fun,’ made the story more realistic and the characters easier to understand.
I do have to say that the endings, or epilogues, with the glimpses into the future for these couples and their offspring makes me a bawling mess every time. This series and those who have are interlocked with it have been with me for almost half a decade. The Last Rider series is probably the only romance series that has lasted when others have faded away to thrift stores. I don’t know what I’ll do if this series and it’s other branches end, or the author goes on to writer heaven. I feel like these characters are my friends and family because their stories and lives have affected me in ways that I probably will never experience in real life.
Rider’s Revenge wasn’t drama filled as previous stories in this series have been, and it focused more on the relationship between Rider and Jo. The attention to detail that Begley is known for was appreciated with this installment because there was a lot about these characters and Gavin that needed the page time that was given to them. I loved that things were solidified and made known before I clicked to the last page, and it also feels like a chapter for this series has closed. With that said I’m unsure to what will come next for these characters and their friends in the Biker Bitches, Destructors MC, The VIP Room, and Porter Brothers Trilogy series but I bet you, I’ll be there to read it.