Lawson (Cerberus MC 2.0, #1) by Marie James
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
An excellent reason to add Cerberus MC 1.0 to my TBR!
Lawson was my first Marie James read. She's been on my radar for a while, but it's hard to jump in mid-series when you don't have time to catch up. When I saw that Lawson was the first book in a new series, I was excited to finally see what all the fuss was about. Now I know. This new series is the 2nd generation, but I got to meet some of the parents and it only reinforced my determination to go back and read the first generation series from the beginning. I really liked the characters and became intrigued to learn more of their stories too.
Lawson has lived a hard life. He's got a jaded view of the world, expecting the worst because that's what he's used to. When he shows up at the Cerberus MC clubhouse, he's not expecting much. He just wants to let off some steam and tell the man he just learned was his father what he thinks of him. Imagine his surprise when it's obvious that his father had no idea he existed. And what's even more surprising is that he's happy to learn of his existence. Now, what's he supposed to do with all that anger he has built up? Who's to blame for the hell he's suffered? He can't rewind his life and make different choices. Will he be able to make peace with his past?
Delilah caught his attention on the very first day he stepped foot into the clubhouse. He had no idea who she was or what she was doing there, but he wanted her. She deserved better than his angry and abrasive behavior, but that's what she got. He was used to fighting for everything. He was even fighting his own feelings. She was off-limits, but that wouldn't stop him. Would she be worth risking his newfound family?
Broken bad boys are my weakness. Apparently, Delilah and I have that in common. Lawson was a jerk to her, using his filthy mouth to tell her what he was going to do to her, and making her want it. She was the daughter of one of the club members, protected. She saw what went on at their parties, but she didn't participate. She was innocent, but curious after Lawson started making her feel things she hadn't experienced before.
The attraction between Lawson and Delilah is intense. But with Lawson's painful past and an unknown future, he knew he wasn't what she needed. He knew he should stay away from her. But he was used to taking what he wanted.
And he wanted her.
Would he do what he wanted, or what was best for her?
Let's just say that Lawson isn't finished making bad choices. That he will have more regrets to make peace with. But none of that changes his feelings for Delilah or his desire to be what she deserves.
I got really attached to these characters and invested in their story. And then the author teased me with a glimpse of what is coming next. To say I'm excited for the next installment in this series is an understatement. The line forms here...