Thunder (Hell’s Handlers MC #10) by Lilly Atlas
Makenna has a past she’d rather bury deep in her mind. Unfortunately, as the sole guardian for her five siblings, forgetting where they came from isn’t possible. All she can hope for is to provide her loved ones the kind of untroubled childhood she’d always dreamed of and keep them far away from where she grew up. Friendships and relationships, especially the romantic variety, don’t rank on her priority list. That is until she’s introduced to a hot biker whose playful personality and mesmerizing smile would make any woman perk up and take notice, even one with more responsibilities than sense.
Thunder has seen it all, done it all, and has no interest in the high maintenance, in-your-face, party girls. Give him a no-frills woman, like the diner’s adorable new waitress, who doesn’t play games rather than a scantily clad bimbo who manipulates men for sport. Makenna is precisely the kind of fun he needs to celebrate patching with the Hell’s Handlers MC. Only he quickly discovers Makenna is a package deal with more baggage than a carefree guy like him can handle.
With each passing day, Thunder finds himself increasingly drawn to Makenna despite her mountain of responsibilities and his distrust of relationships. Even crazier is how some of her siblings are working their way under his skin and into his heart, as is Makenna.
Just as Thunder starts thinking about dates and promises, the CDMC roars back into his life. They’re responsible for his beloved club brother’s death, and he wants nothing more than to make them suffer.
When the threats start coming, and Makenna finds herself caught in the crossfire, Thunder will discover exactly the kind of man he is, and how far he’s willing to go to keep Makenna and her siblings in his life.
Get ready to party! Thunder’s story is a mix of crazy circumstances, happening parties, and heated chemistry. It’s definitely one that yanks on the emotions, and leaves you wondering “what could possibly happen next?!?”
Thunder is like no other biker I’ve ever read about. He’s wild, crazy, and doesn’t really care what anyone else thinks about his lifestyle. He does what he wants, and that is all that matters. He is loyal to his brothers, his club, and himself. He isn’t looking for more, but sees what his brother’s have, and knows something is missing.
Makenna has had a life that is so horrific, no one would believe her if she told them. She’s worked hard to get herself and her family away from it, but the past has a way of finding you when you least expect it, so she is always looking over her shoulder. The Hell’s Handlers MC shows her that family is what you make of it, and what family is really supposed to be like. I loved watching her really open up, and find who she really is inside. Beautiful!
Out of all of the Hell’s Handlers MC books, this one confounds me the most. On the one hand, it really was a great book, one that I enjoyed reading. On the other, Thunder left me with mixed feelings. He isn’t usually the type of guy I enjoy reading about. He gave me such conflicted feelings, like he was trying to hide who he really is behind the party guy persona he tries to give off. Or maybe I’m just trying to think into it too hard?!? In either case, it is a story I think I’m gonna have to read again, just because it was so much…..everything!