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* A review copy was provided by the authors for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Little Red Stars ~
Just like the first book in this series…Filthy Bastard was everything I expected when I read a MC novel. We got grit, raw emotion, tenderness, heartache, romance and a really HOT MC Hero 😉
Filthy Bastard is the second book in Emily Minton and Shelley Springfield’s Grim Bastard MC Series. I knew after reading the first book that these two authors were perfect together and know how to write an amazing book. After reading this book it is just solidified….I love books written by these two authors.
Filthy Bastard is a standalone MC novel. I believe that you don’t have to read the first book to understand this book, but it is my STRONG recommendation that you read these books in order. We have some story overlap in this book, that I think would make more sense after reading Dirty Bastard (Book 1). Plus you meet both Addy and Brew in book 1 and their story is started in that book also. In this book we dive more into who Addy and Brew really are. We get a lot of their back story and we find that they actually have a lot in common. I knew after reading book 1 I was going to love Addy and Brew’s story and I am happy to say I wasn’t disappointed at all!!! I think I actually liked it even more than book 1.
I thought the pace and flow of the story and the authors writing styles was flawless. Everything moved at the right speed and I still can’t tell you which author wrote which part. I loved that this story is told in dual POV. I always think it’s great being in both characters heads. I had a hard time putting this book down once I started the story. The storyline just sucked me in and kept my attention all the way until the end. I even loved the overlap of the first book in this story, because we got to see what was happening between Brew and Addy during those times of Boz and Trix’s story.
In this book we follow the story of Brew and Addy. Brew is the Master at Arms for the Grim Bastard MC club. Addy is the best friend of Trix (from book 1). Addy and Brew meet when Trix is kidnapped and ultimately so is Addy because she was with Trix at the time. Brew is immediately drawn to Addy and swears to protect her at all costs. There were a lot of questions that were raised about Addy and Brew in Dirty Bastard….well all those questions were answered in Filthy Bastard. I love watching these two bond over there bad family life and tragic pasts.
I do want to put a small warning out there about this book. If you are sensitive towards abuse and rape….this might be a book you want to pass on. Nothing is graphically described but some of the scenarios could be uncomfortable for readers to read. There is also some scenes of graphic violence so keep that in mind while deciding on reading this book. I personally don’t like reading about rape in my books, but I will be honest and say that the way this is written, it wasn’t uncomfortable for me to read. It did make my heart break on many occasions, but I was never squeamish while reading this book.
I would for sure recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of the MC Genre. I think this series has everything a MC fan would be looking for in this type of book. I know this is a series I will for sure re read in the future and can’t wait for the remaining books to come out!!!
USA Today Bestselling author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children.
Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but she intends to read every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more are floating around in her head. She hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.
Shelley was born and raised in Kentucky and doesn’t see herself leaving the bluegrass state anytime soon. Shelley and her husband have been together for sixteen years, and they share three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.Although Grim Bastards is her first published novel, she has been a fan of romance reads for many, many years. Shelley loves all sorts of genres of romance but Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Comedy are her all-time favorites.