Cursed by Lexie Davis

Cursed by Lexie Davis
Charming Bastards MC 3
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (98 pgs)
Other: M/F, BDSM, Spanking, Anal play
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Sorrel

Three years ago, Josslyn Maverick left the MC world to raise her son alone and make a decent living as a realtor. The former MC princess knew nothing about the current war going on between the Charming Bastards and her father’s motorcycle club until her son is kidnapped. Needing his father’s help, she steps back into the MC life, ready to do anything necessary to get her son returned safely to her.

Tank was shocked when he found out he had a kid and that the kid had been kidnapped by a rival. It was fine to go after him in a MC war, but there was a standard rule that you didn’t mess with family and live to tell about it. Despite everything, Josslyn coming into his life was exactly what he needed. She was the only woman Tank ever wanted and he’d been stupid to let her walk away.

While they work together to fix the raging issues between his club and her father’s, Tank realizes there’s more to the story than what meets the eye. Can he protect her and the kid they share? Or will he die trying?

She was forced into the MC life as a child. Come war or worse, that won’t be the life for her son.

Josslyn was born into this lifestyle whereas Tank went into this later on his life. They did not hit off when they first met but their attraction towards each other brought them together. It also produced a child he never knew about until someone tried to take him away. First rule of the MC world, don’t mess with family.

Cursed was a rollercoaster of emotion for me. After I read synopsis and when I completely finished reading the book two things stood out. I realized I didn’t understand the title at all. I couldn’t find any relation of the title to the book. Maybe it referred to Josslyn seeing a repeat of history when her child was kidnapped but I couldn’t be sure.

The one other thing I realized was that, when the synopsis said Josslyn steps back into MC Life, I assumed that she was going to actively be part of it, the same way she was in the past. But that was not the case at all. This is a good thing,  a very good thing, by the time the story ended.

I think the one thing I would say to future readers of Charming Bastards is start from the first book. Yes, Cursed can be read as a standalone. However, for me there were situations where I thought I was missing something interesting, or that I was not understanding it as completely as I thought I would.

Cursed is an erotic biker club romance with elements of violence and gratuitous sex that I did not expect. It’s dark and gritty, very realistic for what this world is more likely like than what is often romanticized in books. I began to understand Josslyn’s character a lot more with some of these elements in it.

The author tried to show Josslyn and Tank’s past relationship and as well as their current one. I saw their current relationship develop into something more and I loved it. I was happy to see that this book has not only an HEA but that justice is served on some really bad people. Readers who want the edgier side of this world should give this one a try.

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