"Finally getting Dive’s story and what a story it is…. Dive’s story is wrapped in an emotional blanket."
Title: Down and Out
Author: Lila Rose
Series: Hawks MC #3: Caroline Springs Charter
Genre: MC Romance
Editor: Hot Tree Editing
Stricken by grief, Kalen “Dive” Brooks drifts away from his MC brethren, only having room in his life for his child. Worried for his son, he’ll do anything necessary to protect him, even if it’s admitting he needs help.
Alone and vulnerable, Philomena “Mena” McAdams has lost it all: her parents, her husband, her job and her home. Living out of her car, she’s learned life isn’t worth regrets. When Mena takes the job of nanny and housekeeper for Dive, she doesn’t know what she’s getting into, but neither does Dive.
Can they learn to love again when things are so down and out?
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Down and Out is Dive a d Mena's story. It doesn't focus on the MC aspect of the series. I focuses on Dive trying to rebuild his life. The author's choice to not really involve the club in this book was a smart one. It gives the reader the chance to truly understand Dive's story without being distracted by the busyness of the biker world.
I had only read the first book in the Carolina Springs Charter prior to reading Down and Out. Did it affect me in reading this book? No. Sure there was some history between Dive and Simone but we get a quick run down of that at the beginning. No plot holes for those just entering this series.
This book is emotional. Dive is a grieving father, enter Mena and her mounting troubles, and it equals a book that will either have you crying or close to it.
The author does bring in the comedy to break up the intenseness of the story. The members of Carolina Springs Charter and the members from the original series all make appearances. Including everyone's favorite, Julian.
Sometimes a spin off series isn't as strong as it's predecessor. In this case the spin off lives up to hype the original series. The author does a fantastic job on creating stories that grab the reader's attention and never let go. I know that when I read one of her books I'm in for a read I'm going to enjoy.
5 out of 5 Stars
The Secret's Out
Caroline Springs, Book 1
Caroline Springs, Book 2
I was born in Brisbane Australia, my step-dad was in the army which caused us to move around a lot. We finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. I am the youngest of four children and I can say that I was spoilt a bit. I drove my mum crazy when I refused to eat meat at a young age.
Now I live with my husband and two children, and I find myself regretting all the troubles I put my parents through because my monsters are just as picky as I was.
I started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC Club series Holding Out. The next to follow was something different, I wrote Senseless Attraction, a YA novel. Soon, I was back to the Hawks series with number two Climbing Out. I have more to write in the series, but there will be also be more novels in the humorous erotica genre, like Left to Chance.