Review: Hear Me Out by Lila Rose (Hawks MC: Carolina Springs Chapter #5)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

It's rare that I read a recently released book that's part of an ongoing without having read the previously published ones, but alas, it's been a busier than usual week and any plans I had to catch up on both the original series, Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter, and its spin-off, Hawks MC: Caroline Springs Charter, were for naught. In short, I was left with no other choice but to simply jump in and read Hear Me Out, the sixth and latest addition to the spin-off series. Thankfully, this book does well as a standalone, though I do confess that I was left quite curious about a whole bunch of side characters, who I'm pretty sure already had their stories told, so all the past books are on my TBR list.

Hear Me Out is book number six in the Hawks MC: Caroline Springs Charter series and it's the story of best friends Maddox Lawson and Jay Conger, better known as Beast and Knife. Where one was, the other was bound to be not too far least, that's how things were before that night they shared in Sydney. It was a night that had them crossing a line. It's not as if Beast hasn't had moments of wishful thinking, moments that involved him with his best friend, the same guy he's been in love with for so long. Knife is now keeping his distance from the man he considered his brother and best friend, but when he learns of Beast's condition, will Knife finally listen to his heart?

I quite liked this MC romance! It had that gruffness to it that I've come to expect from MC romances, a rough and tumble feel but with still that dash of sweetness that comes out when it's just the main characters, especially when they're finally on the same playing field. The smattering of violence in the book added that bit of authenticity as well, and I liked that the brotherhood in this particular club never failed to reiterate that they truly were all about being a family. I may have never read Mena McAdams's story, but she was such an important peripheral character, what with her being a strong source of support for Beast and her being a bridge of sorts between him and the club.

All that being said, I seriously wanted to hit Knife more than once in this book. As in, I had this desperate need to hurt him. Repeatedly. I get it. He was confused and needed the distance in order to get his head on straight, but gah! He frustrated the hell out of me, and his treatment of Beast as deplorable. Did he make up for it? Yes, he did, but then it took him quite a while to get there and took advantage of his friendship with Beast when a surprise came along and changed Knife's life. But he won me over in the end because he did prove himself worthy of Beast. Overall, I enjoyed Hear Me Out and it's enticed me to read the series before the next story is released. Four stars. ♥

Date Read: 10 August 2017

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