- Without Consequence is a gritty, no holds barred contemporary that’s made of brutal honesty and blunt confession. Ayda and Drew are both broken in their own ways but incredibly strong. They don’t back down or take being talked down to. They don’t pretend to be anything they’re not. They know they’re not perfect, they make mistakes, and yeah, sometimes they’re not great people but they’re real and there’s no amount of suffering that can really destroy them because they’re survivors.
- The M/C is like a cult of men just oozing power and sex. The authors captured the hierarchy, the fear, brotherly love and respect that is beneath all the leather and bravado. These guys will live and die for each other and when things get real messy, they break out their fists and guns and make sure everyone knows that they’re not going to take a challenge sitting down.
- The playful, perverse banter between the guys flows seamlessly. It’s colorful, hilarious, and you get a genuine sense of camaraderie and well-defined personality for each character. They’re gruff and dirty, and they take what they want in an aggressive, sexy way, predators who don’t claim to be anything else. At first, the world of the hut is pretty shocking. The sheer amount of sex, partying and violence is like a spectacle of sin but as the story progresses and each member shows his true colors, it’s impossible not to like, if not truly care about these guys.
- Drew’s demons are an all-consuming force that threaten to annihilate and torture him. His regrets are constantly on his mind. His internal dialogue is bleak and in your face. He’s hardest on himself and the way he almost hates himself for his mistakes evokes serious sympathy. Despite his cocky strides, devastating smirks, and volatile mood swings, underneath there’s compassion. He’s an enigma, a devil, and an ass most of the time. He doesn’t make up for it and while the confusion over who he wants to be is there, the rough edges are something he knows and accepts. He’s a lion, built on pride and courage, all muscle and deadly threat but he has enemies and weaknesses, mainly in the form of his mate 😉
- Ayda had to grow up much too fast. She lost everything when he parents died and never got the chance to be a normal 20-something year old girl. Her hopes were dashed her entire life is composed of work and struggle. Ayda is a sassy, sarcastic firecracker of a woman. She lights like a long fuse, slowly but surely mounting to an explosion of anger and claws. She mouths off before she thinks and gets herself into loads of trouble. Yet, you can’t help but be attracted to Ayda’s perseverance, despite her bone weariness she fights on and will do anything for her baby brother. Her heart is golden and it’s only a woman with such ire that can hope to tame the beast that is Drew Tucker.
- Together Drew and Ayda are a hot and heavy powder keg that pushes and pulls. They fight each other, throwing punches and wounding egos. They hurt and scar, cutting emotions to the quick but when they give into temptation…it’s with frantic touches, speed and possession. They claim and mark their territory. It’s animalistic and pretty freaking sexy.
- Drew Tucker is unlikable and downright evil at first. It’s hard to understand him and the way he takes without asking is sickening. The roughness, the way he puts his hands on people with rage, to leave marks was terrifying and frankly, made me a little angry and disgusted with him. I didn’t see how he could be a love interest worth rooting for. Wait for it. He definitely grows on you.
- It’s astounding how easy it is to cover things up and while the M/Cs know the truth, it’s a game of politics and measuring who’s the bigger man. It’s frustrating. Additionally, the catty female drama was a bit much at times. The scenes with Maisy were a little predictable.
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