Morrison “Shadow” Griggs, VP of the Cerberus MC, is a force to be reckoned with. Women fall at his feet, willing to do almost anything for a night with him.
Misty Bowen is the exception. She’s young and impressionable, but with her religious upbringing, she’s able to resist Shadow’s advances… for a while at least.
Never one to look back on past conquests, Shadow is surprised that he’s intrigued by Misty, which only grows more when she seems to be done with him without a word.
Being ghosted by a twenty-one-year-old is not the norm where he’s concerned, and the rejection doesn’t sit right with him.
Life goes on, however, until Misty shows up on the doorstep of the Cerberus MC clubhouse with a surprise that rocks his entire world off of its axis.
With only the clothes on her back and the consequences of her lies and deceit, Misty needs help now more than she ever has. Alone in the world and desperate for help, she turns to the one man she thought she’d never see again.
Shadow would never turn his back on a woman in need, but his inability to forgive has always been his main character flaw. Unintended circumstances have cast Misty into his life, but will he have the ability to keep his distance when her situation necessitates a closeness he’s never dreamed of having with a woman?
This is the 3rd book in the Cerberus MC series. If you haven’t read the other books (I had not before reading this one) the book itself will fine, although there are several hints to events from previous books.
Shadow has never had trouble finding female companionship. On a previous mission, he meets Misty who is unlike those simple conquests. Although still not relationship-minded, Shadow keeps coming back to Misty. Unfortunately, in their times together, there are some things that have been kept hidden.
This was a pretty solid story. I was disappointed that I hadn’t read the previous works, because I felt as if I were a bit of an outsider. That said, I did enjoy the story. There was a lot that was kept a secret, a lot left unsaid, and a good deal of pride. The situation Misty finds herself in is intensified of her own choices. I don’t say this as a way to blame her, because I can absolutely empathize with her path, but she could’ve cleared a lot of her issues up at the beginning.
Shadow seems like a mostly decent guy. Faced with the situation presented to him, he reacts in a plausible way. He also has several doubts, can’t identify what’s going on with his own feelings, and makes some poor choices at the start. He is frustrating, but no more than I think any person would be caught in his predicament.
There were a few parts of the story that didn’t flow so well for me. Overall it made sense and never caused me to really question the events, but I felt there could have been more. Being this is a series, some of these lesser explained areas may be a major part of a book in the series future, but for this story I found myself left questioning at several points.
If you’re a fan of the series, this book continues the story well. It also seems that there are a few surprises left for the future of the club members!