Review: Snatch by Marie James (Cerberus MC #5)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Foreword PR & Marketing in exchange for an honest review.

Snatch is the fifth novel in the MC romance series from Marie James entitled Cerberus MC, and it is, hands down, my favorite among the five currently available books. Unlike the first four novels, this latest addition to the series is an M/M story among two best friends, brothers in arms, and former Marines, twenty-seven-year-old Jaxon Donovan and twenty-six-year-old Robert (whose last name isn't mentioned in the story, better known as Snatch and Itchy, their road names as part of Cerberus. A lot of this story takes place at the same time as other events that happen in the other books, so while I know each novel can more or less be read as a standalone, I'm going to highly recommend that they be read in order simply because you're going to end up wondering what the heck precipitated everything that happening to the other couples you'll come across as Snatch and Itchy's tale plays out.

As a brief backgrounder for those who aren't familiar with the series, Cerberus is a different kind of motorcycle club. It's comprised solely of former servicemen, and if you're used to MCs dealing with things like gunrunning and drug-dealing, well, these brothers don't engage in those things. They go on specialized missions and rescue victims of trafficking. Itchy and Snatch are in the middle of one of those missions when the book begins, but then readers are thrown back two years prior. These two are already best friends and they happen to enjoy sharing women. All it takes is one particular threesome and Itchy doing something that Snatch never expected to spark the change in their friendship. It isn't overly glaring, but there's a shift, one that Snatch may want to ignore, but it's one that Itchy wishes he would acknowledge. How will two men attempt an intimate relationship within the confines of an MC?

As has always been the case with the books in the Cerberus MC series, this fifth book has action and suspense alongside the more romantic and sexual elements of the story. Itchy has been more fluid with his sexuality, so it's Snatch that needs to wrap his head around the idea of being with his best friend in a less than platonic manner while Itchy tries to not wrap his heart too tightly around the fantasy of Snatch being open about what they share. There are moments of frustration on my end, but then that's what tends to happen when I wish one or more characters would get their act together in a story I'm wholly invested in. There are a couple of twists that happen while the story progresses, but goodness me, the one in the end totally caught me off-guard. You'll see why when you get to it (don't jump to the end, people!). Marie James made this M/M fangirl content with Snatch. Five stars! ♥

Release Date: 13 July 2017

Date Read: 13 July 2017

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