Title: Hear Me Out
Series: Hawks MC: Caroline Springs Charter #5
Author: Lila Rose
Genre: M/M MC Romance
Hawks MC member Maddox “Beast” Lawson had a difficult time growing up. Tired of being ridiculed because of his effed-up brain-to-mouth connection, it was easier to say nothing at all. Living in silence worked out just fine until that b*tch called Fate took his hearing, not only that, but she also threw him into the arms of the man who refuses to acknowledge that one hot night they shared.
Jay Conger, Knife to his brothers, loves pussy. Licking, fingering, screwing, he’ll take it any way it’s offered. After one surprising night with Beast, to say he’s freaked out is an understatement. Hell, even bananas have taken on a new meaning, and thinking about a certain someone’s body is too much. Unable to think straight, Knife is at an impasse, not only with his traitorous desire but with his heart.
Both lives are going to change. Only will it be for the better?
Although this is the fifth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. I had not read any of the other books in the series and was able to follow the backstory of the MC
Knife and Beast had been best friends ever since they prospected together for the MC as young men. Fast forward years of drinking and debauchery and picking up loose women, something spectacular happens in a hotel room. Since that night, Knife has ignored and stayed away from Beast, determined never to discuss that night ever again.
Beast has always known he was different but never let it be known of his true feelings. Even though other brothers had taken that leap and he had seen the acceptance, there was little point even pondering that point as the man he wanted clearly indicated he did not want him. But then when something horrific happens to him and Beast feels his life as he knows it is to change forever, maybe it might be the start of something he had yearned for.
I really liked the interaction between Knife and Beast (once Knife gets his head out of his ass) and I could believe the deep connection between them. There wasn’t much MC world so little drama and grit providing another depth to the story which was a shame. I also found the action of Knife’s father a little too unbelievable and had me rolling my eyes. Although to be fair it did bring in a delightfully cute character into the mix.
Overall an enjoyable M/M romance which would have been more if the MC aspect had been more prominent. Four stars.
Lila was born in Brisbane Australia, her step-dad was in the Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young age.
Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.
She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC: Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and paranormal.