Saturday, 3 June 2017

⊱✿⊰ ALICIA'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ American Hellhound (Dartmoor, #6) by Lauren Gilley

American Hellhound (Dartmoor, #6) by Lauren Gilley

TITLE: American Hellhound
SERIES: (Dartmoor #6)
AUTHOR: Lauren Gilley
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 25th, 2017

Black dogs. Demons. Hellhounds. Damned souls that haunt crossroads, taking the forms of hulking dogs with glowing red eyes. Legends of the Old World, but just stories meant to scare lonely wanderers. 
Knoxville, Tennessee boasts black dogs of its own: the mother chapter of the Lean Dogs Motorcycle Club. And like all legends, the Lean Dogs draw challengers from every corner of the underworld. War’s brewing in Tennessee, and the Dogs’ first family is about to face its biggest challenge yet: the past. 
Ghost Teague has spent the last twenty-five years transforming a once-rough club into an empire with his queen by his side, the fearless girl who turned his life around when he needed her most. This new threat is a personal one, aimed at him, at Maggie, and it’s calling into question all the decisions they’ve made thus far. With a rival club in town, and an old nemesis preying on their doubts, they’ll have to save the city, the club, and their family. And there’s only one way to do it: together. 
With past and present storylines, the sixth installment of the Dartmoor Series explores the king and queen like never before, an epic tale of rising, and ruling, and leaning on one another. 

5 The Making Of a Queen Stars

P . E . R . F . E . C . T . I . O . N

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I just love how Lauren Gilley immediately pulls me into any book she writes, I have had issues with books written in the third person POV but Lauren does it amazingly giving us not only the story of the main characters but of the whole Dartmoor 'family'.
The first rule of a good ghost story: make sure it’s real.
The second rule of a good ghost story: make sure your leading lady’s smart. And hella ferocious. Not just anyone can put a devil dog on a leash.
So this is Kenny/Ghost president of the lean dogs and his wife Maggie's story. I have been waiting for this one because next to Mercy and Ava, Ghost and Maggie have always intrigued me. Although after reading this book I see now why it was so far into the series before we got their story.

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This is set in the Now & Then and takes us all the way back to the beginning of Maggie and Ghost's story and Ghosts rule as President. I thought it was clever how Lauren was able to transition between the two so effortlessly, I did find myself getting a little upset when I was getting really into their past and it would switch back and visa versa but only because I was so in love with the story.

The way Lauren has put all her characters into every book in this series so I thought I already knew Maggie and Ghost but I really didn't know them well at all. Maggie was the kick ass chick I thought she'd be but there was so much more to her and then there's Ghost. Well he just shocked me with how vulnerable and emotionally weak he was in the beginning. It's amazing how much strength having a strong woman by your side will give you and Maggie is one strong person.
Later, she would look back on this moment and realize that it was the end of Margarete Lowe: Very Nice Girl, and the beginning of Maggie Lowe: Not To Be Fucked With.
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This book could be read as a standalone BUT it would have nowhere near the impact it has after reading the first five books first. I can not say this enough, if you have not read this series I have no idea what you are waiting for just go read it!!!!
“And it ain’t no living creature that’s come for him. No. It’s old Black Shuck. The black dog. The Lean Dog. It’s one or it’s all of ‘em. Don’t matter. They’re all dark creatures. You see, sonny, when you make a deal with the devil, he always collects his price. And when he can’t find you…well…he sends his hounds after you.”
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