Title: Rough & Ruthless
Series: Notorious Devils MC #4
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 3, 2017 Cover Designed by: Cassy at Pink Ink Designs
Mary-Ann Lukin has never had it easy. Having survived the torments of abuse for far too long, it's a miracle that life somehow managed to leave her with a little bit of hope—hope of a future filled with happiness.
Max "MadDog" Duhart has lived more than one lifetime, earning the respect he's due as the president of the Original Charter of Notorious Devils. Nevertheless, with life still yet to live, he wants more than the regret that's tarnished his past.
Their connection is instant, though they know they shouldn't act on it—not with more than thirty years between them. Not with their families tied together by the club's brotherhood.
Yet, there's something about the sweet, broken woman that whispers of a fresh start for an old man. And while he may be rough and ruthless, she cannot deny the way she feels when she looks into his haunted blue eyes.
Review by: Melanie
Rough and Ruthless takes us to the California, and original, Charter of the Notorious Devils MC. Max/MadDog is Fury’s (Fury is the MC Pres. from book one) dad and the National President. At sixty he’s feeling like maybe he’s getting too old to do all the things the younger brothers in the club are doing; partying, drinking, lots of women. One night though he gets a call from Mary-Anne Lukin (Mary is the sister of Bates/Sniper from book two) asking for his help. Instantly feeling the need to protect Mary, he grabs a few of his brothers and sets off to rescue her.
Mary-Anne is in trouble and needs help, fast. Not only does she not want her brother, Bates, to get in trouble, which he will surely do if she calls him, but with him being based at the Idaho charter of the Notorious Devils, and her being in San Diego, she knows that even if she does call him he won’t get to her in time. So, she calls MadDog; the California president that Bates told her to call in an emergency. This certainly qualifies as that!
The attraction between these two is apparent from the beginning, and despite her being only 27, neither of them really care. This was a really sexy older man romance and I really enjoyed it. While this one was light on the MC action, the sexy times were HOT, there was some drama, some violence and of course some things trying to prevent them from being together. And of course the question of how will Bates react when he finds out MadDog is with his little sister? I’m really enjoying this series and I give Rough & Ruthless 4.5 stars.
32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.