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Outlaw - Nicole James
Outlaw by Nicole James
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Mature Adult
Release Date: April 14th 2013
Print Length: 416 pages
Format: Kindle
Source: Booklending.com
Review Date: May 25th 2013
Cover Rating: 4 stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars
Sensuality Rating: Hot
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I have been on an MC kick lately – reading Unbeautifully and watching Sons of Anarchy (SOA), so when this title came through on my booklending.com account I decided to read it immediately. It was a good book. If I would have had to rate it halfway through I would have rated it 3 or less but the second half of the book had what the first half lacked!

Cole Austin is a biker in his early thirties. If you have watched SOA then he is identical to Jax Teller: Vice President of his club, hot, sexy blond with blue eyes, charming, smokes, drinks, uses women, but also has a big heart. I mean seriously – this character was stolen straight from SOA. He meets Angel and saves her from a sadistic sociopath from another MC, who beat and raped her. Two days later she is sleeping with Cole. Not realistic at all. If someone is brutally raped they are not getting it on two days later. Not even close.

But the saving grace for this novel is the second half, which I cannot go into too deeply because I don’t do spoilers. However, I will say that it turns into an emotional roller coaster. A good one. I cried often. I loved this couple and wanted them to have their HEA—I believed Cole could be saved from his demons. But could Angel forget that Cole has hurt her? She gets frustrating towards the end with her repeated refusals to even consider Cole’s apologies, when she is so obviously in love with him.

So do I recommend you read it? Yes, if you like MC books. It has its frustrating moments, but overall it was a good read. Just do not expect it to live up to Madeline Sheehan’s Undeniable series, because it won’t. But in my opinion, not that many books can compete with them so…

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