Gunny Review

Posted July 1, 2015 by Rory in Blog Tour, New Release, Review / 0 Comments

Gunny ReviewGunny by MariaLisa deMora
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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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 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?

Also by this author: Bear, Jase, Gunny, Mica, Slate

Miranda’s Review

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!


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About MariaLisa deMora

Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.” She still reads voraciously, and always has a few books going in paperback, hardback, on devices, on napkins!

Oatmeal is her comfort food. She hates gardening but loves flowers; not cut arrangements, but in the wild, outside. She has a deep and abiding respect for our military. Her dad was career Air Force, and flew during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. Parades make her cry. Walking Dead is about the only TV she watches anymore, don’t bother her on Walking Dead night, when she’s been known to shout, “Go Team Darryl!” Yes, she’s still sad about Firefly.

She’s a hockey fan, like … a serious hockey fan. She’s loyal to the Edmonton Oilers, but asks that we don’t judge her about that. She also likes the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators. The local ECHL team, the Fort Wayne Komets, are a fav of hers, and she has season tickets. She’ll also generally try to hit the road games within a hundred-mile radius.

She’s a wanna-be hiker, working on a “bucket list” of hikes like Knobstone (completed in four days mid-April 2014 – whoooo!), sectioning parts of the AT (51 miles in Georgia in early-May 2014), and now and then looking west towards PCT.

She embraces her inner geek; MariaLisa has been working in the tech field for a couple decades. A sometime PC gamer, she still plays EverQuest after all these years. She says, “What can I say, I’m loyal (see above, I’m an Oilers fan LOL). Yes, I’ve heard of WoW, and have a coupla toons there, too.”

On music, she says, “I love music of nearly any kind—jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap, gangstergrass, hip hop—you name the type, I probably listen to it. I can often be seen dancing through the house in the early mornings. But what I really, REALLY love is live music. My favorite way to experience live music is seeing bands in small, dive bars [read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection of premium tequila, then that’s a definite plus!”

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