Published by Independently Published on November 29, 2014
Genres: Motorcycle Club Romance
Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness that he doesn't ever want to let go of.
Until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered.
She was only in it for the chase, for the thrill of capturing the unattainable.
But what happens when her world shatters around her, spiraling her into the darkness beside him?
Can his affliction be her resurrection?
Or will two lost souls living in the depths of deception let it destroy them?
If you are looking for a murder and mayhem MC romance, then you maybe disappointed in Affliction: Knight Rebels MC #2, as this MC romance has heart; and the Alpha Bikers are faithful, and the girls are feisty. I picked this book up after reading River Savage’s Incandescent (Knights Rebels MC, #1) which I bought a couple of weeks ago when it was on sale. I just started to read the genre this year, and there is a wide variety in the Motorcycle Club genre of books, from dark, dirty, erotic and everything in-between. I have to say that River’s take on the genre is part romance, part thriller and part character study into the lives of the Knight Rebels MC. Savage writes three-dimensional characters that are alpha males, but with real life concerns and flaws. The ladies they fall for are fresh and feisty, and fleshed out, never being a caricature of what a biker babe should be.
The bad boys of Knight Rebels are not so bad anymore, their club is clean, but they are still motorcycle riders and live in the brotherhood, but the days of drugs, death and mayhem are behind the club, as dealings on the wrong side of the law has cost the club and their families far too much. Now don’t get me wrong these men aren’t choir boys, but they are stand up guys with their own set of morals. They have built legitimate businesses in their community and have made sure that their community is insulated from death, drugs and mayhem. Or so they think……
The first twenty percent of Affliction coincidences with parts of the previous book Incandescent, but the book is written from the characters of Holly and Sy’s point of view. Holly is the best friend of Kandance from book one and Sy is a patched member in the club. Holly is fiery and bubbly, where Sy is solemn. In the case of Sy, still waters really do run deep. He is a man a few words. Holly is a woman of a lot of words. These two clash in such a good way, and the relationship is not without bumps, or should I say ravines along the way. Holly, because of the events that took place in book one, is still trying to recover from her ordeal. My heart bleed for Holly and everything she had to deal with. No I am not going to spoil the plot for you. Sy not only has to deal with the events of Incandescent but also his past, a past that has emotionally crippled the man, and how it has shaped who he has become. The guy has the weight of the world on his shoulders, and him being solemn is only a facade of the pain he lives with.
The book also has some thrilling/dangerous moments when the club is involved with helping battered woman escape their abusive spouses, who just don’t want to give them up their punching bags. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and hell pays the club a visit. I really did enjoy this book and will be reading more of Savage’s books.