With each Death Dwellers book, Ms. Kelly is growing her characters and the MC world she has created. This MC world is in NO way pretty. This MC series is raw, gritty, utterly ugly at times, and just getting better and better with each book. ~ Piper, Guilty Pleasures
Matthew “Val” Taylor, the Road Captain in the club, was introduced to sex at an early age. Saved from the streets by the club’s Enforcer and President years ago, Val now lives for women and the open road. Until the night the only woman he’s ever loved is almost killed. Val determines to change his ways and be the man Zoann Donovan should have and the father their son deserves.
Zoann has loved Val for a long time. Violence and bitter betrayal forces her to ignore her feelings and distance herself not only from the sexy RC, but her beloved brother, too. Until she discovers the truth. Can Zoann ever be forgiven for all the pain she’s caused? Will Val overcome his own demons and have a future with her and their son? Who will survive in an MC filled with lust and revenge, love and hate?
Warning: This is a tale of rape, murders, deception, heartache, lies, and infidelity. The road to redemption is a tumultuous struggle where only the strong survive and justice is served…Outlaw-style.
Review copy provided for an honest review
All I can say to start this review off is…WOW. When DiDi asked if I want to be the one to review the newest Death Dwellers installment Misbehavior, I said NO WAY! But, I gave in because I could not wait to get my hands on this book. I love this series! I have so loved seeing Ms. Kelly’s growth as an author from Misled to this book. We all know that MC romances are nothing new these days. Seems like I am seeing a new MC romance being recommended all the time now. Some are good, some are outstanding, and some are abso-F$CKING-lutely good. For me, Ms. Kelly’s Death Dwellers series falls into the last MC category. With each Death Dwellers book, Ms. Kelly is growing her characters and the MC world she has created. This MC world is in NO way pretty. This MC series is raw, gritty, utterly ugly at times, and just getting better and better with each book. Let me say up front that the ugly in this book is very ugly! There are things that happen that may be hard for some readers to handle. Ms. Kelly has put a warning in the beginning of the book for readers.
With Misbehavior we are finally getting Matthew “Valentine” Taylor and Zoann Donavan’s story. I have loved Val since Misled. I have had mixed, mostly hate for Zoann. I did not think that I could ever like Zoann, or want her to be with Val. Ms. Kelly managed to turn me around and by the end I did like Val and Zoann as a couple. I still don’t have the greatest love for Zoann, but with this story I understand her better. I now get where she is coming from when she acts the way she does. Val and Zoann go through a lot in this story. Some of the time I thought they were not going to end up together. As a couple they make each other better. Val wants to be a better man for Zoann and his son.
There is so much going in the story that is a little hard for me to write a review, because I do not want to give away what is going on the Dwellers world. For me it would ruin the story.
I will say that book is an emotional roller coaster! Val is a HOT mess most of the book, Zoann is a complete bitch and Outlaw is a BIG A$$hole. SO many times I wanted to reach through my kindle and punch him in the balls and say grow up and stop acting like a damn toddler! I get that he and Megan are going through a rough time right now. You can feel the emotions leap off the page with Outlaw and Megan, but I still wanted him to grow up and stop being an a$$.
I have to mention Kendall. I am probably one of the few readers who actually likes Kendall. Kendall is still Kendall, but in my opinion she is getting better. She is getting help and wants to change. I know a lot of readers don’t like Kendall, in fact, I feel like a lot of people hate her. She has been through so much and NO one gives her credit for the changes she is trying to make. Change takes time. Everyone needs to give her time and stop continuing to bash her for everything she says and does. There are several things that happen with Kendall, Zoann and Meggie that pissed me off for the way Kendall is treated. For me Kendall is growing and that is all you can ask for. These boys and women need to give Kendall credit where credit is due.
I do have to say that I did get very frustrated with the boys and their Meggie is the best thing since sliced bread attitudes. I am not feeling the love for these boys I have had in the other books. But, a book that can take you from the highest high to the lowest low is a book worth reading in my opinion. Stories that make you feel something for those hours that you are reading is the best feeling. I may not have my complete love for some of these boys anymore, but it will not stop me from continuing to read this series. My guess is that Ms. Kelly will have my feelings changing again and again through each new book.
Up next is Misguided which will be Lucas “Mortician” Banks and Bailey’s story. To say I am looking forward to this story is an understatement. Bring on the ugly Ms. Kelly, because we know Mort and Bailey’s story will not be pretty, but I bet it will be another awesome read!