One of my first MC (Motorcycle Club Books) . . .
I've had an idea for a MC book for a while now and I've been debating on whether I should try to write under this genre/trope. Knowing basically nothing about MC's in general, I decided to start reading more books under this genre. I had quite a few books in my TBR that were MC books and I started to read a few of them but none really caught my attention until I opened up Stitch. This is the first book I've read by this author, but I absolutely loved this book! It was so well written, and I loved her writing style. I definitely think I will be reading more books from her in the future. I may even finish this series because I want to know what happens to the other characters. I've also started watching Sons of Anarchy on Hulu in order to prepare myself to possibly write in this genre. (Probably not the best source of information, but it is a start.)
It's hard for an author to take the chance and branch out into different genres because most of the time, our readers identify a specific genre or type of book to our brand and when an author tries to write something else, it's sometimes hard to break out into other genres. I never really felt I was a one genre type of author. I feel like I can write anything as long as I do my research and write a story from the heart. That's why I like L. Wilder's book so much. There was so much heart in this story and I really fell for all her characters. She breathed so much life into them and made them feel real.
When my daughter was 13, she requested postcards for her birthday because she was deep into her cancer treatments and couldn't leave the house. Her request went viral and she received over 7,000 postcards and numerous gifts from around the world, but one experience really changed our whole family. I was contacted by someone who was in a Motorcycle Club out of Texas that happens to be the husband to a fellow author friend of mine. I had never met her or her husband before, but I instantly felt drawn to them, like in my heart I already knew they would be like family to us. Her husband asked if he and some of his brothers could drive up from Texas to deliver postcards to my daughter in person, we said yes and the experience was amazing! Even though the men seemed a bit intimidating arriving on our small street with their bikes, we found out that they were some of the most humble and kindest people we ever had the pleasure of meeting. My kids were instantly enamored by my friend and her husband and has since adopted them as their honorary "Aunt" and "Uncle".
I instantly felt that Stitch's character had a soft side like I did when I met my friend's husband for the first time. I could tell he had a kind soul right off the bat, and knowing their family has been a blessing to us. I thank God everyday for bringing them into our lives and know that even when times are rough and dark there are good people in this world, people that most would be scared of, that have loving hearts filled with good intentions and care about others. The men and women who showed up that day for my daughter made me change my mind about what I thought about bikers, and I soon realized the true meaning behind never judging a book by its cover.
Okay, now that I've gone all sappy and rode down Memory Lane, it's time for the review!
From New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author L Wilder
As the club Enforcer, Stitch is the man chosen to protect the club. There are no limits to his brutality, no lines drawn in the sand. The club is his life, and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep his brothers safe.
He’s a man who keeps to himself, guarding the walls that he secured so long ago. Then, one moment, one chance meeting, changes everything.
Life for Wren and her son, Wyatt, isn’t exactly easy. Yet, Wren faces each day with determination and courage. Wyatt is her joy and motivation; for him, she will find a way to make their lives better, even when obstacles are continually thrown in her path. The last thing she needs is another complication, but what is life without complications?
Stitch appears when they need him the most, protecting them when no one else can. Wren can’t understand it. She should feel threatened by his bulging muscles and menacing tattoos, but she’s somehow able to see past the mysterious biker to the man inside. She is drawn to him for reasons she can’t even begin to comprehend. All she knows is that her body craves his touch.
Can Stitch let his guard down and allow these two strangers into his heart? Can Wren see beyond the scars of her past long enough to let him in, or will her fear drive him away?
** This book is intended for readers 18 years or older due to bad language, violence, and explicit sex scenes. Stitch is a standalone romance, but you may also be interested in reading Maverick: Satan's Fury MC.
I give Stitch five amazing stars!
I really enjoyed reading this book. I picked up a few other MC books to read but couldn't connect with the first few pages. When I picked up this book I instantly felt connected to Stitch's character and the strife he went through as a child. When I met Wyatt and Wren I fell in love with them. As a victim of domestic abuse (first boyfriend when I was fifteen) I totally felt akin to Wren and her fear of her ex-husband. I think that L. Wilder did a great job describing what it's like to be in an abusive relationship and how hard it is to get out of one. I used to be scared all the time that my ex would show up on my doorstep and try to hurt or kill me again. It takes a lot of courage to leave that type of relationship. I also really connected to Wyatt's character because I often think my son might be slightly on the spectrum. As someone who is familiarized with kids who suffer from Asperger's Syndrome (I know a kid with it) I think that L. Wilder did a fantastic job with his character and his catering to his needs.
I also like the action in the story and how Stitch's character could go from cold to hot within seconds, shedding one skin for the other. He was a big ole' softy when it came to Wren and Wyatt but when it came down to club business, he was hard as nails and ready for war.
This book has it all, great deep characters, romance, a heartfelt story, action, and a little bit of drama. I really enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read MC books or just books about opposites attract. I did spot a few minor errors in the book, but nothing too distracting
I give this book FIVE STARS!!!!
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This book fulfilled all two of my challenges
For the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge I picked this book as my book I meant to read in 2019. I have had it on my TBR list for a very long time and I hate that I waited this long to read it.
I also chose it for a book with protagonist that starts with "S" because of his road name being Stitch. (He also has one of my favorite names ever, Griffin (though I like the Gryphon spelling more)
Since this book is not considered a NA book I could not use it for my NA Goodreads challenge.