Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ARC : Beyond Her Words by Bink Cummings

Title: Beyond Her Words
Author: Bink Cummings
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and lady luck tucked into their back pocket. Then there’s people like me, who live to survive. Survive loss. Survive loneliness. Survive the black tar that swallows you whole, stealing everything and anything that could resemble a piece of happiness. They try and fail, try again and fail even harder. Starting life’s never ending cycle of wash, rinse, and repeat. 
That’s me. Or it was. Ten years I wandered through life. Through ten towns. Through ten men. Then, I didn’t anymore. A hellacious storm came and ripped everything away, leaving me stripped bare for the most beautiful man. A man part of the Corrupt Chaos Motorcycle club, who not only saved my life but rescued my soul. Or so it may seem from the outside. On the inside, it’s not that simple. Life never is. 
It’s dirty. 
It’s ugly. 
And it’s painstakingly relentless. 
I’m Magdalene Murdock and this is my story. 
Warning: Contains shameless adult sexual content, an arseload of profanity, and whatever the hell else that makes it unsuitable for folks under the age of 18. 
- Standalone Novel

First off, this book is some heavy stuff. Magdalene is on the run from her lonely, sucky life. The only man she's ever truly loved died days after her grandmother passes away and she has never fully recovered.

My expression throughout the entire book

By the luck of the draw she ends up in a freak storm that introduces her to the Corrupt Chaos Motorcycle Club and Lachlan (Smoke). [There is more to it than that, but that is the abbreviated version] She becomes family to them and the story takes off. 

And here we go
Magdalene can't help but create ties and build relationships with those that have taken her in, given her a job and the sense of belonging [community] that she has always sought. 
I definitely enjoyed this book; most importantly, Magdalene's journey to Lachlan. Even more so, I enjoyed and appreciated Lachlan's journey to Magdalene. Mags is fighting so hard to stay away from Lachlan and to not build something with him, but as the reader you can see how lonely and in need she is. She needs friends. She needs love. She needs positive life experiences [to help deal with the bad times]. She just needs to stop and LIVE. 
I am not new to the writing of this author, but I am new to this type of book.  Almost instantly, I had this sense of disquiet about Lachlan and I was right. No one in this story is perfect, but that is absolutely the truth with Lachlan. He is damaged in his own way, living in his own brand of solitude and Hell. He is a tortured man with serious anger issues, but I rooted for him from the getgo. He needed love and understanding and deserved a happy ending just as much as Magdalene did. These two were a train wreck and I was all aboard.
The one con that I did have was the ending. In my opinion, the author built the tension for Lachlan and Magdalene getting together so well that when they finally did get together it seemed a bit rushed. I felt that I didn't get to experience Lachlan and Magdalene as a couple. I wanted more intimate encounters, more of them post get together...I just wanted more. 
Other than that...

“My kindle went everywhere with me, and I do mean everywhere, so that I could continually stay in the moment and mood that this book induced. But no amount of preparation or comfort food could’ve prepared me for the ending. Bink, I was so ready to virtually fight you if this story had’ve turned out in the direction it looked to be going. #IAintScared” ~☆☆☆☆☆ Review from Literary Treasure Chest
“Overall I think that this is a beautifully written story about two damaged people learning to trust and love again who get their happily ever after!”~ ☆☆☆☆☆ Goodreads Reviewer
“Beyond Her Words is so very different from anything already written before. It will pull you in from the beginning and take you on an emotional rollercoaster until the very last page.”~☆☆☆☆☆ Goodreads Reviewer

Author Bink Cummings was born and raised part of an MC family. Upon the incessant coercion from her sacred sisters, she has begun her newest journey in life--writing. When she's not shacked up in her home, writing at all hours of the night, Bink enjoys riding motorcycles, taking care of her extensive roughneck family, and cooking huge meals. Especially her infamous chocolate chip cookies.

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