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Series: Rebel Wayfarers MC #5
Also in this series: Bear, Jase, Mica, Slate, Mason
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction
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Also by this author: Bear, Jase, Gunny, Mica, Slate
Shattered following a devastating betrayal that results in the death of his friends, Lane Robinson finds himself in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a world away from his previous life as a Marine. Robinson is trying to forget the past, but healing from the deadly deceit that cut blood deep is hard, and memories of that treachery taint every interaction in his life. He misses the comradery and bond he had with his brothers in arms, and now can’t help but view everyone around him with mistrust and suspicion.
Robinson meets a member of the Rebel Wayfarers motorcycle club, and with an introduction into the biker’s circle of friends, he finds that elusive sense of home that has been missing from his life for too long. Initiated into the club and now called Gunny, Robinson buries himself in his new life as a Rebel member.
Secure within his newfound family, Gunny fills his days with solitary work and finds he possesses a gift for motorcycle restoration, forming a career out of this exacting passion. Trying to leave behind the man he was before the club, unfortunately his feelings of cynicism aren’t so easy to set aside. Even within the club, surrounded by members he readily calls brother, he grants his trust to only a few. One of those is Davis Mason, national president, and a man he is proud to call friend.
Into this meticulously constructed life dances Sharon Elkins, the one woman who seems to possess the ability to tear down the walls he has spent so long building. She is the first person who sees beyond his surface façade, the first he’s let get close in so long…can he trust the emotions she stirs in his soul?
As she becomes an ever more important part of his world, darkness from their former lives collides in a dangerous cascade of conspiracy and schemes. Can he protect the woman he has come to love, and will they be able to fight their way clear of the chaos that threatens to entrap them?
Gunny is the fifth book in the Rebel Wayfarers MC by MariaLisa deMora and can be read as a stand-alone, but because the series is fabulous you should read them all. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the way that deMora not only steps outside of the box, but made her own freaking box is astounding. This book, more than the others, really showcases how she keeps the MC world more realistic than any of the other books in the genre.
I thought that Jase was going to be my favorite, that I couldn’t love any of the Rebels more than him … but Gunny? Everything about Gunny screams ‘love me’.
“I want to keep you safe, keep you from harm. I want to give you everything you want… any desire…”
Sharon was on the run from her abusive ex-husband and she ended up at Slinky’s dancing at the Rebel’s strip club. When her ex came back with a vengeance the life she was trying to carve out for herself was lost to his fury. When Gunny saw the bruises on her face, something sparked inside him and his every cell throbbed with the need to protect her.
“My life … you are my life, Sharon. My obsession, my love. If anything happened to you, I don’t know what I would do.”
God, Gunny, I can’t even form words to express my thoughts and feelings about this character. Suffering the effects of PTSD from a mission gone wrong while deployed in the sandbox, he is a beast of a man keeping everyone at a distance. Except her. The intensity of his feelings for her scream at you from the pages of the book. In Jase you get a feel for what’s happening between them, but reading it from Sharon and Gunny’s POVs? Intense doesn’t really do it justice. The tenderness Gunny shows to her when she’s hurt and the gentle way he cares for her will melt your heart, I know it did mine.
My gorgeous gentle giant.
Something else that shocked me about this book is how erotic the sex scenes are. I mean holy freaking hotness. I guess I was expecting something different because of Sharon’s past, but it’s hotter than the other books by far. Or maybe it’s just because it’s a bit on the kinkier side of things. Definitely makes a smut loving book whore happy.
Gunny has drama, mystery, romance, and so much emotion that you’ll need a box of tissues. There are so many little touches in this book that connect pieces to the puzzle that have been dropped throughout the series. The intricate way that deMora ties her characters together adds a dynamic to the character development that I’ve never seen in another writing style before. I’m constantly impressed by this author and I’m waiting with bated breath to get Mason’s story. Five shining stars for Rebel Wayfarers MC #5 and five drenched panties for Gunny. An absolute must read!