My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lawless (King #3) by T.M. Frazier ~~~ 5 STARS!!!
I received an ARC from the author for a honest review. I’m terrible with spoilers, but I’m going to try my hardest to be spoiler-free.
This is the 3rd book in the King series. It is recommended to read King and Tyrant before you read Lawless. I would have to agree, but I will say if you choose, you could probably read Lawless independently, however, you’ll definitely lose some depth to the novel if you don’t read King beforehand.
Lawless is Bear’s story. Once upon a time, Thia was a 10 year old watching the Stop-No-Go store when she finds a Beach Bastard robbing her at gunpoint. In comes Bear to stop his Beach Bastard brother from robbing a little girl. He makes a promise to Thia that he owes her a favor if she keeps quite about their little stunt. Thia never forgets Bear. Years later, she finds herself in a predicament and without any family or friends to turn to, she decides to find Bear and take him up on his favor. Little does Thia know that finding Bear will lead them through a wild and dangerous journey where they not only fight for their lives but also their hearts.
Argggh…why do I do this to myself. I usually wait to read books that are part of a series until all books are out because I hate the wait and yet this year I have managed to read so many books with cliffhangers. The wait is killing me especially with this book. I LOVED King and now I LOVE Lawless. There is something special about this group of outlaws that captures my heart. Generally, I don’t find the whole motorcycle gang sexy, but somehow T.M. Frazier manages to make me SWOON over Bear. Bear is a good man, but he is a tortured soul. He has suffered a lot and he doesn’t know how to manage the demons or nightmares he has. He has no idea how to really love and he is lost without the identity of his gang. When he meets Thia, he is instantly drawn to her. He doesn’t understand it, but he has a need to “posses her, own her, CLAIM her.”
Thia and Bear start out rocky, but they are so right for each other.
“We were two tortured souls. But we found each other. We needed each other.” Together, they learn to lean on one another and love each other. They help each other and the sacrifice Bear makes for Thia…let’s just say he learns to love the right way.
“I’m trying to love you.”
Like King, Lawless is violent. T. M. Frazier doesn’t mess around and she doesn’t give us a warm up period. The violence hits you early on. The story starts out with some horrific scenes. It’s a hard read, but I feel these parts weren’t too graphic or drawn out so it’s not as bad as it could be. Thia and Bear endure a lot and it breaks my heart. There is so much going against them…the gang, the law, and their own demons. Can they survive? Will their love be enough? Will they get to be together? I don’t know =(. I need book 2!! I’m praying book 2 gives them a happy ending. They deserve it.
My only complaint is that I really wish Thia was older. Thia turns 18 early on in the story and Bear is 30. Thia is barely out of the child range, but Bear is definitely a full grown man. There was a part of me that was a little put out by this. While age is just a number at a certain point, I would like the heroine to be just a bit older….maybe like 20; I’ll even go for 19 :))
Overall, fantastic read. If you like King and Tyrant, you will like Lawless. CAN’T WAIT FOR SOULLESS 🙂
View all my reviews