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Book Review-Beyond The Cut

Beyond the Cut - Sarah Castille

I received this ARC in return of a honest review, thanks to Netgalley.

Summary 

Dawn, is the mother of two twins girls, and when she left her ex husband and divorced him, he was able to get her kids from her and she only gets to see them once a week, and only if she gives up a large amount of funds every week. So she works three jobs trying to pay off her ex’s sister, and trying to find a way through the system to get her kids lawfully back. But one day while spying on her kids at school, she runs into Cade. Cade is a man she had two incredible nights of sex with, and even though it was over a year ago, she still remembers it. But her daughters are her top priority and she vowed she would never get involved with another biker again. But her ex Jimmy, is out for revenge, and Cade is determined to protect Dawn…no matter the cost even if it means giving up his brothers, his club…his family.

The Hero 

Cade went from having nothing to everything from the moment he joined the Sinners. The Sinners….his brothers are everything to Cade. Cade is man that loves his women, he refuses to stick with one however, he loves the variety and can’t get enough of them…until Dawn. Dawn makes him want more than just a one night stand. And it still bothers him that she left him not the other way around. Cade is a hero that is sex on wheels…fiery hot and passionate and loves everything sex, dangerous and has a bit of a temper when riled, but is huge on defending women and children. He is a charmer and and a rogue of the highest order…but he also is loyal and dedicated to those he calls family.

The Heroine 

Dawn came from the streets and had nothing, until she met Jimmy who brought her to his club and made her his “old lady”, but after seven years of abuse, and the moment she realized her daughters were in danger of his fists and rages, she left him. But that cost her the only two people who she has ever loved…her twin girls. She was framed in the court, and had her girls taken away from her, and now is working herself to death, trying to see them every week and get the case re looked at. She will fight with her dying breath to reclaim her daughters, and to clear her name. She wants to fight and get back what was taken from her. Dawn at first I felt a kinship toward her, the author does a great job in portraying her character and emotions real well, and you see that even though she wants to fight, she doesn’t know how she can beat a man who has more money and connections than she ever will. But we a change in her from the moment Cade enters her life…her fighting spirit blossoms and returns to her tenfold…and she starts to embrace who she really is.

Plot and Story Line 

Beyond The Cut I wanted to really love, and after having a great time with the previous book “Rough Justice” I was very excited for this one. It seems like I have been waiting for it forever. However I hate to say it but I just “liked it” and didn’t “Love it” like I wanted to. I have read many of Sarah Castille’s books and so I know that this isn’t her way…but this story felt flat to me. Its more along the lines of Erotica than an actual romance novel. Now I don’t mind the sex scenes, but it felt like it was way more sex than plot or development of a relationship. There is a plot, we have the conflict of Jimmy and boy he is one crazy villain. So having that element of danger and suspense is what had me keep going with this one. The writing and style are very Sarah Castille and it was fairly easy to get into the story. My issue of the book was the over done sex. In my mind it was all lust and no love. Most of the book seemed to be just sex scenes and it got annoying after the first little bit, I wanted to see more emotion from the characters…you see emotion just not what I like or even expect from Castille. Pretty much all they do together is have sex…I just didn’t see how they could go from having sex all the time to loving each other. It wasn’t a transition I could see happening.  I will say it was fun seeing the club members again, and I am looking forward to “Sinner’s Steel”.

The Cover

I love it and I don’t. I really like the tats on this…very unique. And i love the blue themed colors, but the guy here has some nice muscles…but looks too “skin and bones” for me…not enough flesh on him. It could be me I suppose…what do you guys think?

Overall View 

Beyond The Cut was a story that is about fighting for those you love, redemption and coming to terms with your identity. Fiercely passionate and fiery hot!! Sizzles and Burns.

Source: http://addictofromance.com/2015/05/21/book-review-beyond-the-cut-by-sarah-castille