This fast-paced story was just what I needed
Lucky Sorin, raised on the streets and in foster care, got a chance at training and a good job through a mentor from the Albany Police Dep. Now she is a Street Crime Detective and her mentor is her boss, and together with the team they hunt the Rat Lords, a dangerous outlaw motorcycle club in town. After blowing a mission, she leaves the police rather than accepting a demotion. As the badass pool table player she is, she infiltrates the gang at their clubhouse and tries to take them down on her own. If only that would work out!
Lucky doesn’t always live up to her name, playing a very dangerous game, she’s cocky as hell and her pool game is world-class, but with her smart mouth, she quickly makes more enemies than she’d like. Add in her protective instincts and she slowly reaches her limits. I loved Lucky from the beginning, she has her heart in the right place and fights for what is important to her, without regard for her own safety. Luckily, she gets help from an unexpected side (I’m deliberately not saying more here so as not to give anything away). The only chance to smoke out the whole rat hole and preferably to survive herself is if they team up. But trust is a tricky thing when you don’t know each other.
I was captivated by the first lines and almost couldn’t put the book down. The plot is exciting with many twists and turns and picks up speed from page to page. The two MCs have to sort of meander through a snake pit of outlaws and dirty cops, not knowing who they can trust, not even if they can trust each other. Both women are tough as nails, maybe a little bit exaggerated at times, but it’s fun to follow them, especially from the comfort of your couch. It’s a painful and tough experience for the two ladies with a lot of danger, angst, and shootings.
In my opinion, the story could have been a bit longer with a little bit more background information about the two MCs. We learn quite a bit about Lucky but we know almost nothing about the second main character. In any case, I wouldn’t mind accompanying the two women on new adventures.
Undercover, drug lords, crime, dirty cops, violence, and a little bit of romance. Two badass women walking and riding a dangerous line to bring the Rat Lords down. 4.5 stars
ARC was provided by Bella Books to LezReviewBooks.com in exchange for an honest review.