Withstanding Me by Crystal Spears
While the chaos and bloodshed have slowed for a short period, life is never quiet in the world of Breakneck. The club is taking time to regroup from internal betrayal and the changing of the guard in a rival group.
Zig Zag became a father at the age of thirteen. While raising a child has never been easy, now his eighteen year old daughter Tatiana makes his life downright hard. She has caught the eye of Travis, the new President of the rival MC Gunners, but all she really wants is Shadow, the newest addition to the Breakneck family. When Shadow’s rejection sends Tatiana running from the only family, home, and safety she’s ever known, ZZ is crazy with worry. The distraction caused by Tatiana’s disappearance could prove to be Zig Zag’s downfall.
If that isn’t enough, ZZ finds himself rampantly attracted to the one and only Storm. She’s beautiful, quick and witty. Their friendship is the one thing that keeps him from growing crazy, and Storm stands by ZZ through all the turmoil. Zig Zag is not accustomed to hearing the word no, so Storm’s constant withstanding just draws him in deeper. Their friendship is one thing keeping him from going crazy, until one night…
The club is regrouping and rebuilding from the mayhem known as the Russian Mafia. A hit is ordered on Tatiana, Storm, Winter, and Piper.
Tatiana’s egg donor reveals secrets that a thirteen year old Zig Zag was too young to understand.
Braxxon is out of reach while he helps Greg Cage deal with some dirty business.
Bloodshed… Secrets… Betrayal… Trauma… Welcome back to the Breakneck world.
**Quick side-note before I start....pretty sure if my husband whispered, "breakneck" into my ear at any moment, I'd cum immediately and multiple times. In fact, even now....anyway...
Oh Crystal Spears...huge girl crush. HUGE!
I don't usually go for the biker books. Doesn't really turn me on, and frequently the language seems contrived and it doesn't flow. Not these books. They're amazing!!! I LIVE in the club with these people. I feel their pain and triumph and lust. Oooooh do I lust.
So you can read this without having read Seize Me, but why the fuck you wouldn't read that is beyond me. And it gives this story so much more meaning and understanding. Withstanding Me is not quite as raw and gut wrenchingly painful as Seize Me, but I'm okay with that because the story isn't over. This is largely ZZ and Storm's story, but the book has many different POVs from several characters, including Winter and Braxxon so you get to spend time with those fav originals. It wasn't confusing at all and I loved how this was done!
It's about two people finding each other and falling for each other in a shittastic world, fighting for their families, blood or not. There's such a sense of unity and loyalty that manages to be inspirational as the bullets fly.
This book is gripping and orgasm inducing and HOT. The men are dominating but the women are strong and smart and demanding. At the same time there is tenderness and emotions that keep you riding high. Fan-fucking-tastic. Again. 5 stars.
*****Melissa has an ongoing, raging migraine and just couldn't write a review, but despite feeling like a herd of cattle stampeded her head, she still read and LOVED Withstanding Me and gives it an easy 5 stars!*****
Dear Crystal Spears,
I'd like to procreate with you and have mini-biker babies with blonde hair and dark chocolaty brown eyes. I want to name them Mason and Apple! Speaking of, where can we find this juicy red Apple? I need one.
Withstanding Me gives us the perfectly not so perfect angle on what a fucking whirlwind tragedy can conjure up for those strong enough to continue on living and surviving.
Perfect is a word that some idiot made up to describe a fairytale. And me? I don't have time for fuckin fairytales. I don't have time for perfect. I'm not stupid. I won't waste my time, my life on searching for a damn fairytale. Life is way too short for that shit.
ZZ and Storm's story is anything but sweet, safe and loving. It's full of pain and utterly raw emotions coming to the surface. ZZ fights hard to keep his feelings for Storm from overpowering his "manhood", while Storm freely admits to her love for the bad ass road captain. When 'accidents' keep putting those important to ZZ in danger, he slowly looses his battle with only wanting a pussy to keep his dick warm.
Lesson for you, Miss Martini. I want your pussy so I shall have your pussy, and anything or anyone standing in my way will be taken out.
Mother of all that's holy, if these two don't turn you on with each turn paging moment, YOU'RE. NOT. READING. IT. RIGHT.
I fuckin love you, Storm. I fuckin love you hard, baby.
You took me, a man that didn't do love, and you owned me Storm. You fuckin own me!
On that note, I'd like to mention that I've read this book 3 times now and each and every time I rip off my clothes in a frenzy of need. The O's have never been better! 5 Breakneck-ing worthy stars!!!