Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Review: Rough Justice by Sarah Castille

Title:  Rough Justice
Author:  Sarah Castille
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  February 3, 2015
Series Info:  Book 1 in the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series
Cover Artist:  N/A
Who/What/Why/Where/How:  Read an exclusive excerpt of Beyond the Cut (book 2 in the series) over at Heroes and Heartbreakers and decided I definitely needed to give this series a try.
Where to Buy:  Amazon


Raised in a motorcycle gang, tough, beautiful Arianne Hunter has always dreamed of a normal life. But no sooner does she escape her father’s domineering grasp than she wakes up to find herself in a rival gang’s clubhouse—at the mercy of the dangerously sexy Jagger Knight.


The alpha leader of the notorious Sinner’s Tribe, Jagger Knight is all muscle, all biker, and all man. But somewhere inside this hard tattooed outlaw, Arianne senses a kindred spirit—and she can’t ignore their tempestuous attraction. Can she beat him at his own game in a revved-up blaze of glory? Or will their passion spark a war that’s the end of the road for them both? 
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I have to start this review by giving a shout out to Heroes and Heartbreakers.  I'm not sure I would've picked up this series had it not been for their Beyond the Cut: Exclusive Excerpt post.  Dawn and Cade more than piqued my interest and since your girl can't read a series out of order I decided to 1-click Rough Justice and give it a go.  This was my first Sarah Castille book and I'm happy to report that it definitely won't be my last.

So here's the deal.  I really liked the main characters.  Jagger is a broody, stubborn, authoritative pain in the ass alpha.  He's also protective, loyal, sexy as sin and sweet in his own caveman kind of way.  Arianne is tough, smart, fierce and has a tremendous set of lady balls.  From the second these two meet it's one hell of a game of tug-o-war.  He's used to people doing what he says and she bows to no one.  As you can imagine, we've got some serious sparks flying.  I liked the supporting characters just as much.  Arianne's bestie Dawn was funny and crazy protective of her.  Jagger's crew is a badass motley crew.  There's definitely something for everyone as far as personalities go.  Watching them all interact with one another was amusing at best and scary at worst.

As far as the story goes, there's all kinds of MC shenanigans going on.  Beef with rival crews, less than legal activity and a whole heap of violence.  There's a lot going on aside from the romance between Jagger and Arianne but not so much that it's hard to follow.  I was just as interested in the storyline as I was in finding out how it would end with Jagger and Arianne.  If that sounds like it's right up your valley I suggest giving Rough Justice a try.  However, if you're not into gritty MC storylines and insta-love (although I'd say that's a bit an overstatement IMO) then this might not be for you.

Favorite Scenes/Lines:

Scene between Arianne and her bestie Dawn:
"And to think I wasted time on a man like Eugene."

"Eugene?"  Arianne tried, but failed to keep a straight face.  "Your dating website disaster?  You texted me from the restaurant for an emergency call thirty seconds after you sat down, and I picked you up ten minutes later.  There wasn't much time wasted that evening."

Dawn shuddered.  "That ten minutes felt like ten years.  He brayed when he laughed.  And his lips peeled back.  Did I tell you he had horse teeth?"

"You Instagrammed his teeth, so everyone knew."

"But it was okay."  Dawn had the good grace to blush.  "He wasn't into social media.  He had no friends, so he couldn't be embarrassed, and I didn't use his real name.  Just his teeth."

"That's right."  Laughter bubbled in her chest.  "You nicknamed him 'the Italian Stallion'."

Banter between Arianne and Jagger:
For an instant she didn't move.  Wanting.  Hoping.  Then she swung her leg over the back of his bike.  "If you're lying to me, Jagger, I'll put a knife through your heart."

"Sweetheart, you already did."

Series Info:
Rough Justice
Beyond the Cut
Sinner's Steel (October 6, 2015)

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