Title: Dirty Mother
Series: Uncertain Saint’s MC #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2016
Cover Model: Robert Simmons
The thing about hitting rock bottom…
Ridley doesn’t think he has anything left to lose, not after the life he’s lived. Then he meets her, Freya Capone, the nurse who saves his life when the last thing he wants is to be saved.
One look at her, and he’s transfixed.
He doesn’t know what drives him to run by her house that night. Intuition. Sixth sense. Whatever it is, his gut screams at him to go, so he goes.
And thank God he does.
There isn’t any farther you can fall…
Freya hits bottom after her brother’s death. Her rock. Her best friend. Her everything. Gone.
She always knew it was a possibility that he might get hurt while on shift, but she never entertains the thought of him dying. Not until it’s too late.
She literally has nothing else to lose. Until she meets him. Ridley Walker. A biker with The Uncertain Saints MC and a local sheriff’s deputy.
The man responsible for taking away her best friend.
But at least you have a solid foundation to build upon…
The last thing Freya wants is to fall in love with the man responsible for her brother’s death. She doesn’t want to care that he is nearly killed. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him.
Ridley Walker lost the love of his life five years ago, and ever since that day, he’s been drifting through life, plotting revenge against the gang who destroyed everything he loved and taking care of his sister, refusing to allow anyone else into his heart who would have the power to destroy him if he got in too deep. But when fate and loss puts Freya Capone in his path, Ridley finds himself no longer wanting to be alone, and despite his mixed signals and his need to pull back from his feelings for Freya, Ridley realizes that if he still has the power to claim a woman who makes him feel even more than his deceased wife then he can give her himself and not fear the outcome but embrace it fully.
Ridley and Freya’s story is a bit different from the other couples’ stories in Lani Lynn Vale’s Uncertain Saint’s MC series because while there’s still danger and suspense, the plot focuses more on healing Ridley and Freya and allowing them to find a way to move on despite the heartache and painful memories that surround them. Freya is nothing like Ridley’s wife, Aerie, which is exactly why they fit together so well and give one another a new outlook on life and everything that it can be even while they continue to grieve for those they lost.
Ridley proves himself to Freya even though he has a few missteps along the way, and the fact that Freya is so accepting of Ridley’s mistakes and embraces the world in which he lives regardless of the danger it poses illustrates Freya’s strength and her determination to live life to the fullest.
Ridley is definitely an alpha male, but it’s not as in your face as Vale’s other heroes, which makes sense given Freya’s demeanor, how they meet, and the way they get to know one another as the story progresses. I love that readers get to see Apple and Kitt’s relationship from Ridley’s eyes in Dirty Mother. Kitt is a huge part of Ridley’s life and his bond and need to protect her keeps him going even when he doesn’t want to, which is clearly illustrated throughout the story.
Because Lani Lynn Vale has multiple series whose characters live close to one another, readers get to catch up with their favorite characters and then witness just how connected they all are when it comes to helping other people.
Wolf’s up next in the Uncertain Saint’s MC series, and I can’t wait to see what Vale has in store for him. I’m sure whatever happens will rock him to his core and expose what makes him who he is as a man and as a protector.
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