Karina’s young, so the ending could be considered a Happy For Now.
Let me start out by saying this is a
well told story with a bunch of ways it could get #twitchy and it almost never does. Phoenyx Slaughter has skills. I’ve been hooked to this story from the moment I read the first word. However, this last installment didn’t go so well for me. Nothing actually happened of purpose. There has to be a reason for the story. Even with installments, there has to be a purpose for the installment. I couldn’t find one with Entwined. Everything that happened of any consequence you should have already known was going to happen if you paid attention to Asunder and Disconnect. This felt more like I was reading a moment in time…
The bomb that Logan dropped on Karina at the end of Disconnect didn’t really explode, it just sorta kept ticking …. Did the ticking get a little louder? Yes, but not with any purpose. Nothing really escalated. Don’t get me wrong, I have
confidence that what lies ahead for the Iron Bulls MC family is going to get uuuuuuugly! But it didn’t happen here, in this installment, and I really wish it had, because it would have added purpose and meaning…
Dante and Karina are still absolute perfection for me
. I just can’t get enough of Dante. He continues to surprise me with his rough and raw exterior which is in total contrast to his nurturing charming inside. And Karina continues to amaze me with her young softness, strength, perseverance and growth. Her love for Dante is unstoppable and it shows in everything she does. And the same goes for Dante. There’s no doubt in my mind that Dante and Karina have an established HFN relationship with a soon to be HEA, MC style 😉 But their relationship could evolve into something much greater, if Phoenyx allows it 😉 She’s already laid the grown work for it … let’s see where she goes with it. I’m pretty sure anyone who knows me or follows my reviews knows where I’d like her to lead their relationship, but it’s not my story to tell…so we shall see 🙂
Lastly *sigh* I must once again bring up the daddy issue … because it’s there and it just won’t go away lol In my opinion, there’s a time and a place for terms of endearment. And also, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. Terms of endearment, in order to work, have to be a part of a couple’s every day language towards one another. The term of endearment daddy is a little different because it’s mostly used in a sexual form. But the rules still apply. If you’re going to use it, then use it and use it properly…the term can turn icky reeeeal fast ….
(view spoiler)[There’s a point in the story where Karina leaves school early to go shopping and when Dante asks her about it, he doesn’t like the way she’s answering so he decides to get the correct answers from her by doing a little spanking. Nothing wrong with a little spanking among adults 😉 but then Karina yells “Daddy! It hurts”. I’m not gonna lie, I almost stopped reading. That was WAY too close to an actual daddy spanking his daughter for misbehaving and I couldn’t put that picture in my head. Clearly I continued to read LOL I am a die hard fan-girl, after all!
Now let me tell you about a second instance…. So Karina is wearing the special outfit Dante asks her to wear and of course it gets him all hot and bothered so the sexy sexy is happening and …
Dante: Are you my girl?
Dante: You gonna let me do what I want?
Karine: Yes, daddy.
Now THAT’S a perfectly legit answer from Karina in THAT moment.
So my point is this …. It seems from the beginning of this journey that the term daddy has been used on and off throughout the story line but there have been times where it most definitely did not fit and there are other times where it felt right. On a personal level, because of the age difference between Dante and Karina, I would have preferred it not used at all in the story. But again, not my story to tell 🙂 (hide spoiler)]
I’d like to leave future readers with some parting wisdom about this story as a whole … it IS a great story that does take you on some twists and turns and WILL melt the panties right off of you! If you’re an MC reader and want a story with grit and heart, love and family, growth and maturity, truth and consequences, well written and well developed with a hell of a story-line … you just found it!
I’m looking forward to a lot more from the Iron Bulls MC and the ticking bomb that is Karina’s world!
ARC was provided by the author for review