Series: Knights Rebels MC #2
Series: Knights Rebels MC #2
Author: River Savage
Release Date: November 30, 2014
Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness that he doesn't ever want to let go of.
Until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered.
She was only in it for the chase, for the thrill of capturing the unattainable.
But what happens when her world shatters around her, spiraling her into the darkness beside him?
Can his affliction be her resurrection?
Or will two lost souls living in the depths of deception let it destroy them?
Bikers are not typically my thing, but after reading the stellar Incandescent, I simply had to read Affliction. I was nervous coming into it, not knowing if I could handle the potential for angst, but in the end... Oh, in the end, it was worth every quickened heartbeat, every chest tightening ache and every bittersweet smile.
Sy has lived in the darkness for years, his mind and soul tainted by his past, and the three words that changed him forever.
Holly is his sunshine; shining brightly on him, chasing him, and teasing him until he can't resist her.
But when tragedy strikes, leaving her broken and scared, Sy must fight to bring Holly out of the dark, back to where she belongs in the sun. Can he do that when unspoken truths threaten to keep them apart?
I knew a little bit about where this story would go, as the beginning overlaps with the events of Incandescent, but learning more about Sy, Holly and their messy-but-moving relationship never felt rehashed. Instead, seeing the big event (and some smaller ones) from book one played out in Sy and Holly's POV was a real treat, and provided an excellent foundation for a story about loss, lies, love and life.
I'll happily admit that my poor heart took a beating reading this book and I don't enjoy that as a rule, but here it worked. It worked because Holly's pain was relatable and real to me. It worked because Sy's crusty exterior was charming, and his sweet side was devastating - in the best way.
It could be said that Affliction was a touch long, but it never really dragged. In fact, I felt there was more that could (and should) have been done with Sy's past; it seemed to be wrapped up too neatly, too easily. And, honestly, the ending left me wondering what really happened to certain threats, giving it a slightly rushed feeling.
I'm not deterred, however. Quite the opposite, in fact. I loved Jesse in this book, and am excited to see his story is next up in the Knights Rebels MC series. I'm hoping that his story includes a sexy nurse - and answers to some unanswered questions. I'll definitely be sticking with this series. Bikers may not be my thing, but the Knights Rebels sure are.
Affliction is the second book in the Knights Rebels MC series, and while it *could* be read standalone, I'd recommend starting with Incandescent.
~ Review by Beth
If you thought Incandescent was great, you're in for a treat. Affliction is sooo much better, and that's saying a lot considering I loved Incandescent.
Sy, this man made me cry and made my heart hurt. He squeezed out all these crazy emotions. His story is heartbreaking but knowing that his future is bright and promising, it makes all the hurt in the past go away. Holly is a fighter. She's a spitfire that loses her shine along the way but with the help of Sy, that brightness returns. I couldn't have picked a better character to be with Sy. These two negatives make a positive. And it's the best damn positive ever.
I can't wait to read Jesse's story. I'm not sure how River can top this story, but I'm anxious to see.
~ Review by Keisha
When we first met both Sy and Holly in Incandescent and were only given a glimpse of what was going on with them, I couldn't wait to find out more! Both Sy and Holly have demons and pasts that they are trying to live with. They have both gone through a lot and need to open up to one another about everything.
Throughout the book they both have their ups and downs with each other. Holly continually tries to push Sy away but he's always there, not giving up. I loved how even with all he had gone through, he could move on from that and live his life again and want to be with Holly. Both Sy and Holly are very strong characters.
I love biker books and this is no exception. I loved Incandescent and River didn't disappoint with this follow-up. And the epilogue was great! Epilogues make me love books so much more. I love HEAs. I can't wait to read what River writes next!
~ Review by Leah
“What the fuck are you doing in my club?” he asks again, moving his body closer.
“Your club?” I ask, raising my brow. “Last time I checked, I came here with my best friend, not to see you, so if you’ll excuse me,” I say, trying to push off the wall, but he steps right in, his knee coming between my legs.
“You gonna fuck him?” he growls, his eyes growing angrier by the second.
“Maybe,” I tell him, knowing he’s talking about Jesse. “I wonder if he will leave me standing naked after a quick fuck up against the wall,” I continue. His hold on me gets tighter. I know I shouldn’t tease him with my words, but he’s seriously delusional if he thinks he has any claim over me.
“I knew you were a tease, but I didn’t know you wanted to be a club whore,” he replies, and I try not to let his words sting.
“Are you done?”
“Are you?” he counters.
“You left me standing there. I didn’t fucking do anything. What are you so angry about?”
“You coming into my club, throwing yourself at one of my brothers.”
“Jeez, get over yourself, Sy. Jesse was just showing me around the place. And if I decide I want to have sex with him, or anyone else for that matter, I’ll do what I want. You don’t fucking own me. You had me, fine, but it was mediocre at best, so keep your hands off me,” I snap, trying to get out of his hold.
“Mediocre?” he repeats back to me. I’m so pissed at his attitude I don’t falter in repeating it.
“Didn’t feel like that when your cunt was gripping my cock like a vice,” he throws back, his words causing my pussy to throb.
“That’s called pelvic floor muscle exercises,” I say, ignoring my body’s response to having him so close.
“Right,” he whispers, leaning further into me, “and what about when I dragged my tongue through that sweet pussy of yours, and lapped up your juices dripping from you?” he questions. It takes everything in me not to respond. “Now that I think about it, when you walked into my shop, all pissed off, you were walking like you had been fucked so hard. Did you feel me for days, sweetheart?” he continues, pushing into me further. “I bet your pussy is aching for me now, isn’t it, Holly?” he asks, his lips so dangerously close to my neck.
Fuck me. Two seconds ago I hated the man, and now I’m trying to squeeze my thighs together to stop the ache coming from my lady parts.
“Too bad you won't find out,” I counter, staying strong. I might want him more than anything, but he is still an ass.
“I don’t even need to touch you to find out. It’s written all over your face, Holly.”
“Whatever, Sy. Let me go.”
“You know I’m right. You’re so fucking turned on right now and so frustrated you’re not going to get any relief,” he teases, telling me what I already know.
“There’s always Jesse,” I threaten, trying to get a reaction from him.
“Like fuck,” he spits out, pushing his hard cock against me. “You’re not gonna let that fucker touch you. Do you understand me? None of my brothers will taste your pussy. Do you hear me?” His hand runs up my leg, running along my short denim skirt and finding the outside of my panties. A small gasp leaves my lips at his feather-light touch. “This sweet pussy belongs to me. I fucking had it first. Now, it’s mine.”
“No, it’s not,” I fight back, but my mind is too busy memorizing each lazy stroke of his finger over my lace panties.
“It will be again,” he warns before taking my mouth hard, suppressing me with his tongue. His fingers pull my panties aside, slipping in and dancing over my aching heat.
“Shit,” I breathe against his lips, forgetting where I am for a moment. Forgetting we can’t stand each other.
“You want relief, Holly?” he asks as my hips start to ride the rhythm of his talented fingers.
“Yes, give it to me, Sy,” I plead, feeling myself build with each flick of his finger.
“Say please,” he demands, slipping his thick finger inside of me.
“Please, Sy,” I cry out as he pumps me harder.
“That’s it, girl. Fuck my finger,” he growls. The heat of his voice causes goose bumps to break out on my skin. A wave of impending bliss washes over me, and then my orgasm hits, hard and fast.
“Sy,” I hiss, but don’t get anything else out as his tongue is dancing with mine again, muffling my shouts of ecstasy. His taste reminds me of beer, mint, and all things Sy. He latches onto my tongue, sucking it hard into his mouth, sending pleasure and pain rolling through my body.
Fuck, this man is dangerous with his bad-boy attitude, his sexy as hell dirty mouth and his ability to take me on the highest of highs in less than a minute. He slows the kiss, lingering for a moment before resting his forehead on mine. This right here is why this man is dangerous: bringing me apart in the middle of the club, and making me forget I hate him. Removing his fingers, he brings them to his mouth and sucks them clean.
USA Today Best Selling Author River Savage is the author of the Knights Rebels MC Series.
An avid reader of romance and erotic novels, her love for books and reading fueled her passion for writing. Reading no longer sated her addiction, so she started writing in secret. She never imagined that her dream of publishing a novel would ever be achievable.
With a soft spot for an alpha male and a snarky sassy woman, Kadence and Nix were born.