Jigsaw (Hell’s Handlers MC #3) by Lilly Atlas
After being disappointed by her family one too many times, Izzy’s convinced the only person she needs is herself. Seeking a life with fewer relationships, she leaves the bustle of the city and moves to small-town Tennessee. Her plans for quiet and solitude don’t last long after she’s adopted by both the men and women of the Hell’s Handlers Motorcycle Club.
Once upon a time, Lincoln had a picture-perfect life. Sweet, loving wife, beautiful daughter, enviable career. But one fated night, it’s all wiped out, leaving him scarred both mentally and physically. Now known as Jigsaw, he’s a force to be reckoned with, and a valuable asset to the Hell’s Handlers MC. He’s also done. Done with love, done with dreams, done with women…unless it’s to work off some tension.
Despite their resolve to avoid entanglements, chemistry blazes between Jig and Izzy and becomes harder to resist with each encounter. When the club’s enemies set their sights on Izzy, the Handlers pull her even further into the fold. Everything Izzy believes about families is challenged as Jig and his club prove they can be counted on again and again.
Fighting side by side with a fearless woman, even one as smokin’ as Izzy, isn’t something Jig wants, but it might be exactly what he needs. If club business doesn’t destroy them, is there a chance Jig and Izzy can let go of their pasts and find happiness?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ll start by saying I’ve read books by this author, but not the other books in this series. This story focuses on Jigsaw and Izzy, and their journey. That being said, there does seem to be parts of the story that were carried over from the other books. However, I had absolutely no trouble following along, so it can totally be read as a stand alone.
Jigsaw is a man that had everything that life had to offer, and lost it in a split second. Finding the Hell’s Handlers MC at his lowest point, his only focus in life is the MC. The horrors of his past keep him from moving forward in life, keep him isolated, even among his MC brothers.
Izzy is a loner. Life has taught her that no one sticks around, no one is going to be there for her. She can only rely on herself, so she has built up walls to keep from getting hurt again. When she moves to make a fresh start, she finds herself immersed in the Hell’s Handlers, unable to keep them out.
This story is about two people who have seen the worst that life has to offer, and even when they try to stay away, they aren’t able to deny the pull to each other. Izzy and Jig have both had a horrible life, and their story is full of hope, family, and redemption. Definitely a must read, and now I’ve gotta go back and read the other books in the series!