New Release & My Review- Rough & Raw by Hayley Faiman

Title: Rough & Raw
Series: Notorious Devils MC #2
Author: Hayley Faiman
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 2016

Brentlee Johnson-Corbin has always followed her mother’s rules, even when it meant marrying a man she knew wasn’t her happily-ever-after.Bates “Sniper” Lukin, a retired marine, now rides with the Notorious Devils—his street name earned in the deserts of hell.

When the most precious part of Brentlee’s world is threatened by the man who was meant to love them, she escapes to the only safe place she knows. But when she seeks the shelter of her sister, Kentlee, and her husband, Fury, her past steps in—and he’s determined to protect Brentlee and her daughter as his own.

Their story is one of love discarded, but Sniper won’t waste this opportunity to right the wrongs of his past.

Life has been cruel to them both, and Brentlee is certain that the love they lost is gone forever; but under his protective wing, she can’t deny that this rough and raw man might be just the hope she needs.


Rough and Raw, this is absolutely the perfect title for this book.  It was filled with raw emotion from the prologue.  As a matter of fact, I think this is the first prologue that has brought me to tears.   Both Brent and Bates’ emotions were raw and exposed from the start.  From the day Bates Lukin left his one and only love, Brentlee Johnson and told her she had his heart, but needed to move on and live her life, to the day years later when she came to The Notorious Devil’s MC seeking protection from her abusive husband emotions were all over the place in this second novel in the Notorious Devils MC Series.  My heart broke for these two on several occasions.

Brentlee used to be a sassy girl with a quick wit and always said what was on her mind.  That is until she married the worst mistake of her life and lived several years being broken down by the man she vowed to spend the rest of her life with.  When she came to the MC seeking protection in the form of her sister’s husband, the president of the club, the last person she expected to see was Bates Lukin.   From the moment Bates saw Brentlee in the club, he vowed he would do whatever it took to get his “tigresta” back.

I fell in love with Bates in Rough and Rowdy, book 1 in the Notorious Devil’s MC Series.  He was a good guy who took care of others.  In Raw I got to see more layers of this man, and I loved every layer exposed.  Bates is protective and passionate.  He has a “don’t mess with me” side as well as a sweet side he reserves only for Brentlee.  Even when he was at his worst, I still loved the damaged man who just wanted the love of a good woman.  He didn’t feel like he was good enough for someone as sweet as Brentlee, but he wanted her just the same.

Rough and Raw is filled with panty melting sexy-time, times that will melt your heart and frustrating times that have you yelling out loud.  If any two people deserve a HEA it is Bates and Brent, and their HEA is definitely one to remember.

Rough and Raw is another 5 star read from Hayley Faiman.

 “I LOVE your writing and book two is even better than the first.” – Rambling from Beneath the Sheets

“Rough and Raw, this is absolutely the perfect title for this book. It was filled with raw emotion from the prologue.” – Reader Review

“If you like your heroes rough, and your journey to an HEA raw, then this is definitely a book for you!” – Author R.C Martin

32 years young… born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.



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