Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola
Series: Unacceptables MC #2
Publication Date: March 12, 2016
It’s finally my time.
Everyone has their damn breaking point, why did the president of my MC’s daughter have to be mine? She was everything I wanted, and nothing I could have. Being a prospect was hard enough. Living with my father that I had only known for a few years wasn’t making life any easier. And there I was, ready to jeopardize it all for love. I went to Vilas to figure out where I came from, little did I know that I wasn’t just going to be passing through. This life was pumping through my veins, I just didn’t know it until I walked into the Unacceptable’s bar for the first time.
Raine Hellock was my kryptonite and come hell or high water, I was going to figure out how to make her mine.
Unspeakable picks up years after Unacceptable and Raine is all grown up. I enjoyed how strong, feisty, and incredibly stubborn she was, an obvious reflection of her parents. Her fire made me grin and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the grief she gave her parents. I adored getting to see Crickett and Abel well into their happily ever after and settled into their life with the Unacceptables MC. Determined to keep Raine from falling for an Unacceptables brother, Abel finds himself helpless to stop the developing relationship between Ryder and Raine, especially when they have such a solid friendship to build on. I’ll admit that the forbidden nature of their relationship gave them that extra spark and even their failed attempts at sneaking around were amusing. The less than warm and fuzzy feelings between Abel and Ryder added a tension to the story that definitely kept me intrigued. Unspeakable delved deeper into the inner workings of the MC, exposing some of the less than pleasant tasks and highlighting the more dangerous risks required of the brothers. I loved this aspect of the story – getting into the raw and gritty side of MC life and adding another dimension to Unspeakable.
“You’re my always, Ryder. You have my heart.”
While I liked both Raine and Ryder and enjoyed diving into their already established relationship, I definitely would have liked to explore these characters a bit more. I was curious as to how their friendship had grown over the years and what the tipping point was that had them seeing each other in a new light, especially considering Ryder’s role as a prospect and Abel’s rule that Raine was off limits. I wanted to understand what made them decide that the risk was worth it and see some growth from the characters. I did find myself falling in love with Ryder as I read. He was absolutely committed to proving his worth and fighting for Raine even though the consequences could destroy the only sense of family he had left in his life. Kristen Hope Mazzola also delivered plenty of steamy moments that balanced the emotional aspect of Ryder and Raine’s relationship, including plenty of delicious teasing and adorable flirtations. Kristen always introduces her secondary characters in a way that leaves me curious about them and Unspeakable was no exception. I found myself intrigued by some of the peripheral personalities and I hope we’ll be hearing their stories in the future. Unspeakable is a quick, one-sitting read that will make your heart race and leave a grin on your face.
I’m not one to drool over every single motorcycle romance that releases, but I definitely find myself intrigued by Kristen Hope Mazzola’s. There is some quality I can’t pinpoint about the Unacceptables that had me coming back for book two, and wanting more from a book three. Unspeakable is the story of Raine and Ryder, two characters who I wasn’t sure about initially, but ultimately ending up burrowing their way into my heart.
“I had no idea what was going on with my club, I wasn’t allowed to be with my girl, and my life just felt completely out of whack.”
Mazzola’s way of introducing these two as a couple was interesting and honestly kind of fun. However, I will say that I was left curious as to how that initial spark exploded into a firework, especially given the personalities of these two characters. With the dynamic of who they are, and who Raine’s father is, we still got to see a little glimpse of them fighting for their relationship, so I did appreciate that aspect. Raine was spunky and independent, but also extremely loyal to her family. She was such a kindred spirit. I also really fell for Ryder because of how hard he fought to prove his worth. He wasn’t just prospecting into a club; he was fighting for the girl he wanted and I admired his tenacity. I did feel like there was more of a storyline in this book than in the first. There was a little more drama, tidbit more action, and I enjoyed feeling pulled more into the MC setting. I’m not sure if there will be a third book in the series, but I’ll definitely be clicking if there is. These novellas are the perfect afternoon reads to make your heart race and swoon!
“Anything you need, Abel, I’m your man.”
He flicked his cigarette butt onto the ground and stomped out the ember with his steel toed boot. “That’s what I am scared of.”
“You can trust me.”
He dug his hands deep into his pockets. “I know that, son, and that is what scares me the most. My fucking baby girl is going to go through what her mother, Crickett, and my mother went through, that never-ending fear of whether or not their man will make it home at the end of the day.”
“I’m not going to let her down.” I gritted my teeth. There was no fucking way I would put Raine through the pain of losing me.
“You can’t fucking promise that, Ryder. No outlaw can. Our women fight alongside us every goddamned day and there is no way to ease their minds. That’s a burden we all must carry.”
“Until my last breath, I am going to fight for her.”
Abel grabbed my shoulder. “I know. Now let’s go catch a fucking bad guy.”
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Don’t miss the first Unacceptables MC romance:
Unacceptable (Unacceptables MC #1)
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I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.
A portion of all my profits are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.