Inventing the Future gRATING 35 STARSNever Give You Up is book two in the McCoy s Boys series by Shady Grace This book wasenerously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley Kensington Books and by the authorMary Billings is a simple woman a mountain woman you could perhaps call her She was born and raised on the mountain She trapped fished hunted and took care of her horse and seven dogs as well as taking care of her cabin and property She once thought she was in love but after marrying him he turned controlling and physically abusive She spent her entire
marriage like this until her husband died she like this until her husband died She met Terry McCoy and he has been stopping Never Give You Up is the second book in the McCoy s Boys series I read the first book Beautiful Criminal and thoroughly enjoyed it We met Mary briefly in book 1 so I knew a bit of her back story It is explained in this book but I recommend reading book 1 first Terry is a reat character Torn between what he wants from life and what is expected of him from his father he can t seem to find his place When his father orders *him to take a break he finds himself face to face with Mary Mary is * to take a break he finds himself face to face with Mary Mary is just rediscovering herself after the dramatic events that took place on her mountain Despite being attracted to Terry she s wary and not eager to put herself or her feelings on the line There s plenty of drama backstabbing to keep you hooked The sub characters are reat too and I hope to et Sam s story next All in all an enjoyable read Terry is the son of a crime boss who does as his father reuests even though he wants nothing to do with the family business If it were up to Terry he would run the hotel and have nothing to do with the side business Unfortunately because of who his father is he doesn t have that optionMary lives by herself mostly content with her surroundings and her life But she wasn t always content She spent 12 years with a man who didn t love her and who beat Her When His Body Is When his body is following a drowning she has a hard time rieving for him because of the relief she feelsMary and Terry meet in the first book of this series following Terry s best friend crashing his helicopter near Mary s best friend s home They share one intense kiss just before Terry walks out of her life I do not recommend reading this book as a stand alone as I did The first 35% of the book left me confused as the author assumes you know Mary and Terry s entire history from the first book For example it s not until chapters later that you find out how Mary and Terry really first met There were other characters Gabe that had fairly major roles in the story but their histories were told in the first book I think I would have liked this book much better had I read the first book in the series The suspense of the who did it in this story was pretty minimal I knew from about halfway through the book who had done it I will say the motive was a surpriseOverall not a bad book but one that I think could have been better if it were read as part of a series ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Drugs murder and retribution are the foundation of this story about rival crime families and the lengths that are taken to ensure dominance in this seedy underworld But entwined within the pages is the struggle of an only son torn between the life he is destined to lead and the one he truly wantsTerry McCoy is a man who lives by the sword but pines for the normal existence of legitimately running the family hotel which has been his home for most of his adult life Mary Billings is a wilderness woman whom he met during an attempted coup that resulted in her abusive husband s death high in the Canadian mountainsThat story picks up months after Tom Billings death when a plan to kill Terry is discovered and he retreats to the mountains and the woman who has haunted his dreams for some much needed solace Maintaining a faststeady pace throughout the author ensures that the reader is kept intrigued and captivated by. A life of crime or a lifetime of loveMary Billing knows her solitary mountain life is over when a handsome stranger blows on to her land in an unmarked chopper Terry McCoy is not only dangerous to the pretty widow’s shattered senses he’s a hardened criminal no woman in her right mi. .
R years Nor was her concern over what the clueless ossiping
mean spirited townspeople thought of her You see he was the town saint for helping out with community events while they spirited townspeople thought of her You see he was the town saint for helping out with community events while they assumed she must have killed him because after all he was a ood strong swimmer There is an OTTFFM raphic sex scene starring Terry s father with two other women thanks in large part to the little blue pill he took before entering the room Yeah I could have lived without that image as well The author worked it into the plot but I would have preferred a classy approach to Colton s conclusionWhat did I like Well the synopsis for starters It was a very uniue idea to pair a city criminal next in line to take over with a rugged lives in the outdoors heroine There were also some action packed scenes and a dramatic showdown Unfortunately I can t be specific without iving away too many spoilersSome may call this a stand alone but I felt lost at times when references where made to events that happened in the first book Meaning the author didn t do a Inverloch Volume 4 good job of highlighting enough detailsimportant facts in an effective manner to make these two seuels flow together So you really should read book 1 if this series interests you This one didn t live up to my mafia romance standards so I miving up on the rest of this seriesPS The author uses the word bush a lot instead of woods Had me wondering her country of origin Also I just cannot see anyone making a living off of trapping in this day and age Finally the author implied the hero s family did not have mafia connections They just ran a criminal business using the hotel as a The Good and Beautiful God guise so technically this is not a mafia readTitle Never Give You Up Series McCoy s Boys Book 2 Author Shady Grace Pages 150 part of a series widow heroine lived with abusive husband for 12 years FFMOTTraphic sex scene featuring hero s father some violence VERY raphic steamy scenes synopsis was better than the actual storyline felt it could have been betterBook 1 Beautiful Criminal 6915 Mima GabeBook 2 Never Give You Up 6716 Mary TerryThis review is based on ARC enerously provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion No compensation was paid to the reviewer nor is there any affiliation between the reviewer and authorpublisher I ot this book from net allery for an honest reviewMary is a widow and her deceased husband was far from being s nice caring husband The reality was he physically and emotionally abused her for years She keeps having erotic dreams about Terry She feels bad and uestions how can she possibly move on 4 months after her husbands death Terry can t The Horse in Celtic Culture get Mary out of his mind He wants her needs her she makes his complicated awful life worth living Terryoes on a vacation to the mountains to see Mary but little does he realise that he has ended up bringing trouble onto her doorstep again This book has it all action suspense mystery and romance I liked the fact that the book covered both Mary and Terry s perspectives because it made it easier to connect with them Mary s journey
is uite a remarkable one she starts off wary but being around Terry ives her a confidence boost She s willing uite a remarkable one she starts off wary but being around Terry ives her a confidence boost SHE S WILLING VENTURE AWAY FROM HER USUAL SURROUNDINGS s willing venture away from her usual surroundings she can be close to him because she knows he needs her now than ever Fantastic book and I thoroughly enjoyed it Marie s Tempting Reads Netgalley ARC ReviewI love this type of romance Mobs damsels in distress a surprising hero that is both dangerous alluring and sexy as sin This story is fabulous The characters are ones I like and the story captured me from the very beginning Its full of action suspense danger love and smoking hot chemistry After reading this book I am eager to read romances with sexy mob bosses or sons of mob bosses in any case I couldn t picture a son of a mob boss being such a delectable hero but dang Shady Grace did a splendid jobNever Give You Up ets a SCORCHING FOUR AND A HALF SHOOTING STARS AND REVIEWED ON BEHALF OF FICTIONAL MENS PAGE FOR BOOK HOS. Her’s multi million dollar empire But first there’s the little matter of avenging his father’s death and rescuing the one woman he knows could turn his hard bitten life around Terry never wanted a life of crime but suddenly he’s ready to do just about anything to bring Mary bac.
Shady Grace ´ 9 charactersThis bad uys turned ood scenarioA reat cast of characters with an abundance of plot twists and turns provide entertaining reading and A Succession of Bad Days guarantee that the reader will want to read the next book of the series a thoroughly enjoyable read Mary is a single homesteader She was in an abusive relationship until the demise of her useless husband She stayed with him believing that all men treated women poorly and that she deserved what sheotTerry killed her husband and he i It s not often that I am a little stumped when it comes to writing of the review of a book However when it comes to this particular book I m a little confused as to what to sayFirst of all this is a second book in the series and without reading the first book I did find myself lost several times without knowing the backstory or the other characters involved I think this attempted to be a mafia type suspense romance but for me it missed the mark in many areas First of all I was not enthralled with the female character lead I understand where the author was trying to take her and the difference in being a backwoods Trapper irl vs being involved with a wealthy crime boss but in several areas it just didn t work for meI also knew who done it pretty much from middle of the book when issues started happening Although there were a few surprises towards the end I wanted twists and turns Plus there was some ore and dark features that could be
an issue for some readers As far as the romance portion this book which matters the most to me andissue for some readers As far as the romance portion this book which matters the most to me and story as a whole *I think the author did a reat job heating up the pages and keeping the sexual tension high * think the author did a reat job heating up the pages and keeping the sexual tension high is sexy and deliciously hot and I love that he had passion about everything including Mary For the most part I enjoyed the authors writing style her description and character development however I think I did not enjoy the actual theme as much as I could have As a self proclaimed connoisseur of mafia romance I m always excited to try out a new to
me author who writes in this enre Unfortunately this one didn t pleaseauthor who writes in this enre Unfortunately this one didn t please literary palate as much as I hoped The author pretty much had me uestioning her writing style right from the start with the unexpected detailed longer than I felt comfortable with scene featuring Mary the heroine skinning a beaver No my fellow romance book loving friends that is not a typo Not only did I not expect it honestly I didn t want it in my romantic read to begin with I still can t figure out why it s there Just tell us she trapped killed and skinned animals Better yet just call her a trapper It was messy The Beast House / After Midnight gross and TMI for this reviewer Btw She makes it sound like Mary is the 21st century version of Jeremiah Johnson Oh wait Iuess that title should be reserved for Mima her friend from book 1 who is completely off the Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) grid because Mary at least had electricity running water and a hair dryerThen there was her decision to make what is supposed to be our alpha protective criminal hero look like a complete idiot by showing up for their fishing date overly dressed in fishingear over kill Yeah he looked like a complete dork Apparently the local fishing I Walk in Dread gear store owner decided to play what he thought was a rich tourist for a sucker Iuess we are supposed to find it cute Well in this avid mafia romance enthusiast reading world that kind of stunt will The Life You Save get you d e a d swimming with the fishes Capisce No one dupes any self respecting criminal and lives to tell about it especially when he is trying to impress his woman Fortunately Terry is a rather soft hearteduy overall and seems to take his humiliation in strideNext was Mary s sudden sobbing practically fainting meltdown when Terry asked her how long she was with her abusive husband who drowned four months ago in book 1 Answer 12 years Terry knew about the abuse because he appeared in book 1 Even so incredulous was Mary worrying about tarnishing the jerk s memory by dating or even being seen with another man too soon after his death Wth The man beat her fo. Nd would fall for Yet there’s something tender about Terry something that makes her surrender to his searing touch Now Mary is in deep deep enough to be taken hostage by a villain whose true target is TerryThe son of a notorious crime boss Terry is about to take over his murdered fat. .