Saturday, August 2, 2014

Review of Saving Dallas Forever by Kim Jones

Synopsis:Dallas Knox finally has it all-a man who loves her unconditionally, a relationship with her new found sister and an MC family who has proven their loyalty time and again. Things are looking up for the CEO who was once a lonely woman filled with bitterness and resentment. The MC life has taught her what it means to be a part of something special. They have broken down her walls and filled her heart with empathy and compassion, resulting in Dallas becoming a person she can be proud of. But, when Luke is called to join forces with the Devil’s Renegades Lake Charles Chapter against another MC, Dallas will have to start all over-building relationships with a whole new group of ol’ ladies whose trust she has to earn. Not only is Dallas battling relationships inside the club, but ghosts of her past have come back to haunt her. Will the life she has chosen be enough to keep the demons at bay? Or is the desire for forever too far out of reach?

4 Stars!

Review:  I wanted to give this final book more credit, but it let me down a little. This series has been great, and, in many ways, it is definitely a very gritty MC series, but there are so many pieces that are trying to fit together that it seems too much. Dallas has been returned to LLC after being released from Charlie, once she made the "ultimate sacrifice". That, in itself, began to feel really unrealistic to me because, aside from a few bad dreams, she did not seem to respond appropriately AT ALL to the situation. She also reaches out to Charlie at one point, which seemed really far-fetched to me. 

A lot of the interaction between her and LLC, her and the other bikers, her and the other ol' ladies, and other people still felt realistic, but I guess I felt that she was acting completely different from when we were first introduced to Dallas in the first book. She is this completely competent and well respected business woman by day and a swearing, spanking accepting woman by night or weekend - literally over night! I know that some people develop different roles in their life over the course of time, and they do almost have different roles, depending on who they are with - but Dallas's just felt really quick and unauthentic. 

That is not to say, however, that this book is lacking in pace, drama, thrills, high speeds or sexy times! It definitely has that, and many people may be able to look beyond some of the quick changes in Dallas's character or her responses to major and traumatic life events - I just struggle with that. I will say, however, that I wouldn't mind having an LLC on my side!


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