SERIES: Storm MC Series #5
AUTHOR: Nina Levine
RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014
BLOOD WILL BE SHED…
The ghosts of Donovan “Blade” Brookes’ life are closing in on him.
Hardened by an abusive childhood and haunted by the murder of his fiancé, Blade struggles against the dark forces threatening to consume him. When he helps Layla Reed in her hour of need, he has no idea she will be the light to his darkness. As they spend more time together, he is powerless to fight his desire for her. Powerless to fight his need for her. However, as his feelings deepen, he pushes her away, reluctant to drag her into his world. With enemies coming at him from all directions, Storm MC needing his help to fight off a rival, and his father still causing him grief, Blade needs the love of a good woman now more than ever. Can Layla push Blade to the edge and get him to admit to both of them what he wants? Or will the darkness pull him under once and for all?
Well it has happened. I’ve been slayed. Nina Levine and Donovan (aka Blade) have ripped my heart to shreds and it’s safe to say that Blade has definitely left his mark. Blade’s story is intense, dark, passionate, and powerful. Nina has written this man’s journey with so much emotion, so much uncertainty, and so much strength that I couldn’t help but fall hard for Blade. Slay is a much needed window into the past for not only Blade, but Marcus as well. Their tense relationship and the truths that have shaken the foundation of the Storm MC are finally given the spotlight they deserve and things for the Storm family will never be the same. Every second of this story tugged on my heart, held me hostage, and kept me happily addicted.
“He was danger in all its glory, and yet he was safety and shelter at the same time. I knew that in my bones. And I knew I wanted it all.”
Since the beginning, Blade has been an enigma. This complicated man has, for the most part, remained a mystery throughout the previous Storm MC books. Despite what is clearly a questionable past and slightly shady business dealings, Blade has managed to prove time and time again how deep his loyalty runs. His relationship with Madison had him fighting his way into my heart and Slay was his victory lap. Nina Levine has unveiled a very complicated man in Blade and his growth throughout this book is nothing short of astounding. Blade really learns to move forward and let go of the past while still protecting the people he cares about and his revelations not only about his childhood, but also about himself, are absolutely stunning.
“Passion and rage all rolled into one. My kindred spirit.”
As always, the relationships Nina Levine has forged and nurtured amongst her characters are breathtaking and truly one-of-a-kind. Madison, J, Scott, Harlow, Nash, and Velvet all make their appearances, demonstrating how solid this family really is. Madison and Blade’s relationship continues to warm my heart and give me hope for Blade’s future, while his growing relationship with Scott feels like a much-needed sigh of relief. When Layla steps onto the scene, she falls into the fray of this crazy crew, flawlessly. Her relationship with Blade can only be described as real, raw, and incredibly beautiful. The chemistry between them is scorching, but the emotional connection Nina has created here is spectacular. Layla and Blade feel perfectly imperfect and one hundred percent genuine.
“He’d broken all of us into pieces. It’s time to put the pieces back together.”
Behind Blade and Layla’s story runs the story of Storm MC. Nina has connected each book in this series to the next with the drama affecting the club and its members, keeping me absolutely hooked on each installment and impatient for the next. Slay has a few surprises in store when it comes to the Storm MC saga and Nina has become an expert at keeping her readers guessing and then hitting us with an unexpected twist. For all of you who are waiting for answers in regards to certain club members, Slay definitely delivers! This story is holding me tight in its fist, unable to stop thinking about where this series is headed and what might be in store for my Storm men. I’ll be over here twitching for the next book in this fabulous series!
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Don’t miss the rest of the Storm MC series:
Storm (Storm MC #1)
Fierce (Storm MC #2)
Blaze (Storm MC #3)
Revive (Storm MC #4)
Sassy Christmas (Storm MC #5.5)
Illusive (Storm MC #6)
Command (Storm MC #7)
Havoc (Storm MC #8)
USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about hot, alpha men and the tough, independent women they love.
When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.