Release Blitz for Smiley by LeAnn Ashers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was so excited to start this book! Smiley and Adeline are both characters that were introduced to is in previous books. Smiley is the father of Lane and Shalyn, as well as the retired president of the Grim Sinners MC. Adeline is the mother of Alicia, who is Techy’s wife, from the Devil’s Souls MC. We were given bits and pieces of Adeline’s story in Alicia and Techy’s book, and I knew it was bad, but I could never have imagined how bad!
Adeline has got to be one of the strongest characters I’ve come across in a story in a very long time. The sheer horror that she lived through, the strength that she had to have to not only live through it, but to come out stronger on the other side is nothing short of amazing. And this was all before the story really started! Her absolute joy in the simplest of things brought a smile to my face. We knew from the other books that she and Smiley ended up together, but their story is so much more! Smiley has his own past, one that we really didn’t get much of from the other books. But his personality really stood out, even as a peripheral character.
This story filled in a lot of holes that were left from Alicia and Techy’s story (not that that one felt incomplete, but this one answered questions I didn’t even know I should have asked!) As with the other stories, there was plenty of action, lots of surprises, and enough heat to set a house on fire! While this book could probably be read as a stand alone, there is an ongoing connection between the other series written by this author, and they are best read in order. I’m so glad Adeline finally got her HEA, it is one that she definitely deserved!