Washed in Blood
Author: Ashley Lane
Genre: MC Romance
Series: Heaven's Guardians MC #1
Series: Heaven's Guardians MC #1
Blinded by anger, the man who had sworn to protect me,
shot me in a fit of rage when I was only sixteen years old.
He thought he killed me.
But my job wasn’t finished yet.
My days are spent as President of the Heaven’s Guardians MC.
Nights are spent searching for the scum of the earth.
Rapists, Murderers, Pedophiles.
They all answer to me.
I thought I’d seen it all.
Thought my heart couldn’t be any darker.
Thought I knew exactly how far I was willing to go.
Then a battered and broken woman was found behind our clubhouse,
and I realized, I’ve never had a clue about the monster that lurks within.
They may call me Priest,
but I’d sell my soul to the devil before I let anything take her away from me.
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5 amazing stars for this debut novel by Ashley Lane. This book just blew me away. I was sucked right in from the beginning and then decided that sleep was optional because I could not put it down until the very end. I wasn’t sure what to expect because this isn’t your typical MC romance. Washed In Blood has a unique storyline with beautifully broken and complex characters, action, and suspense.
Priest/Kingston was murdered at 16 years-old while defending an innocent, but it wasn’t his time as according to the angel Azreal, he still had a purpose. (I know that sounds like a paranormal premise, but it isn’t). Twenty years later, he is the president of a vigilante-type MC club. I absolutely adored Priest. He is strong, intelligent, and loves fiercely. He has a great sense of loyalty towards his fellow MC brothers and has dedicated his life towards serving justice against those who prey on others. When he encounters Willow, he feels a sense of calm when near her, but he also feels deep-seated protectiveness towards her. I loved how caring and loving he was towards her.
Willow is a heroine who’s story is sure to pull at your heartstrings. She is young - only 20 years-old and has already led a long and difficult life. Even having endured so much in her short life, she never stops fighting. She is a survivor and continues to persevere even when it seems like she will never be able to stop running. Trust is hard to come by, but she starts to feel safe with Priest.
I loved watching Priest and Willow’s relationship develop. The author did a great job in making the reader feel that undeniable connection between them. There are moments of tenderness between them as well as some pretty hot scenes. The secondary characters are also well developed. I enjoyed learning about the dark pasts of each of the MC members and I am really hoping that the author gives each of them their own book as I am curious about their stories.
Washed In Blood is not for the faint of heart. It is a book full of action and suspense. It is fast-paced and will leave you flipping the pages to find out what happens, but also dreading the moment the book ends because it is that good. There are scenes of violence and abuse (not between the hero and heroine). This is the debut novel by this author and I am thoroughly impressed with her style and quality of writing as well as the intricate plot. I loved the characters and how this book is not your typical MC romance. I received Washed In Blood for free and I am definitely looking forward to more of this author’s works.
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