ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Misjudged’ (A Death Dwellers MC Series – Novella) by Kathryn Kelly.
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Author: Kathryn Kelly
Series: Death Dwellers MC Series (NOVELLA)
Published date: November 10th, 2014 – (Review based on ARC copy – early review)
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The Synopsis for ‘Misjudged’ (A Death Dwellers MC Series Novella):
Have we ever misjudged a situation? Looked at life one way only to realize it’s something else entirely?
Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell is at a crossroads. He worships his old lady, Megan. After almost losing her, he’s realizing marriage is harder than he thought, especially when he’s the president of one of the most notorious MCs around.
Megan Caldwell has been immersed in grief over her lost son, blaming herself for his death. She wants another baby and she wants to be the old lady her husband needs her to be.
Reality has a way of changing perceptions. Both Megan and Christopher will have to find answers to some hard questions. Most important one?
Where do they go from here?
Warning: This story contains a little of Kendall Miller’s backstory and a present-day decision on her part. It isn’t for the faint of heart and isn’t a hearts-and-roses type of romance. It has a little intensity, a smidgeon of fighting, a lot of loving, and approximately 1360 ‘f’ words or variations thereof.
My ‘Blogging Readers Review’ after reading ‘Misjudged’ (A Death Dwellers MC Series – Novella):
***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novels/Novellas of the Death Dwellers MC Series.***
The Death Dwellers MC Series was introduced to me by the wonderful author behind the series, Kathryn Kelly. I have to honestly admit that this has become one of my favorite motorcycle club series of books! I almost didn’t get to check out this little hidden jewel “Novella” before the next book in this series is released in the near future but I’m so glad I got to read it. This novella is written in the three P.O.V.’s(point of views) of Kendall “Red” Miller, Meghan “Meggie” Caldwell, and Christopher “Outlaw” Caldwell.
The beginning of this novella opens with a glimpse into the sad and sucky past of a young Kendall Miller. She has quickly become one of the most annoying, bitchy, and easy to hate characters in this series but the with the life she’s lived through, you can maybe kind-of… sort of find a tiny tinge of sympathy for her. The girl has been through hell since birth it seems and that would mess anyone up mentally and emotionally, causing them to lash out unprovoked most times and to always think she can’t trust anyone. To know that she has struggled to survive through harsh bullying as an adolescent, feeling unloved by her own mother, surviving sexual assault as well as the deaths of he mother and younger sister, you may actually wonder how this woman has even found a way to survive at all. She is a very complex character but she really isn’t a villain as much as she can easily be called one…she is simply a broken-bitchy woman who needs to fix herself in order to keep the man she loves: Johnnie “John-Boy” Donovan.
Johnnie sends Kendall to a place to get some help for her issues but Kendall just sees it as a way for Johnnie to get rid of her…which is far from the truth. That is part of Kendall’s issues, she always expects the worst from others because that is all she’s ever been shown in the past through out her entire life. What will happen next for these two? Can their relationship survive the imperfections and problems that seem to linger? We will have to see.
Meghan “Meggie” is still trying to deal with the loss of her baby boy Patrick. Christopher “Outlaw” almost lost Meggie during the end of that pregnancy because of the trauma she experienced when Meggie tried to help Kendall. Outlaw still hates, loathes, and would love to murder Kendall for putting his Meggie through it all but Johnnie won’t have that happen to the woman he loves. Meggie finds out some unexpected news that sends her to deal with it all; once Christopher “Outlaw” finds out, he wants nothing more than to keep Meggie safe and alive. These two are faced with tough choices and for once, keeping secrets from each other to protect the one they love. Will this cause the strong love they share problems that can put a wedge in their relationship or can they overcome it together?
Then you have Lucas “Mortician” who is trying to find out what is going on with his brother Digger who has been distant from the MC and more involved with a female named Peyton. Mortician is still married to Bailey, the beautiful daughter of the late K.P. and she is also carrying his baby. He’s torn between a bet he made and following his feelings for the woman who confuses his mind and heart. When a surprising betrayal occurs, Mortician will have to do what he has to for the ones he cares about.
For being a novella, this was an entertaining read with all of the awesome Death Dwellers MC characters we’ve all come to know and love (or hate). I highly recommend this novella before Mortician and Bailey’s story comes out next. This novella definitely sets up a few things for not only Mortician and Bailey’s relationship but also for Outlaw and Meggie’s relationship, as well as Johnnie and Kendall’s. If you aren’t familiar with this amazing biker series filled with sexy alpha-males and tough-to-handle or easy-t0-love women, then you are missing out. You should definitely check this one out. It is had as nails, erotic as can be and one of the best MC Series’ around! Check it out.
Reader Warning: This story contains a little of Kendall Miller’s back story and a present-day decision on her part. It isn’t for the faint of heart and isn’t a hearts-and-roses type of romance. It has a little intensity, a smidgeon of fighting, a lot of loving, and approximately 1360 ‘f’ words or variations thereof.
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR SCORE FOR ‘MISJUDGED’ 4 1/2 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined the characters while reading ‘Misjudged’ of the Death Dwellers MC Series:
★★★MEMORABLE QUOTES & LINES FROM ‘MISJUDGED’★★★
Kendall’s thoughts: It was almost September. Almost her 31st birthday. Almost Meggie’s 20th. It was close to eight months since she’d met Johnnie. Close to eight months since Spoon’s assault, her mother committing suicide in front of her, and Spoon holding he captive. It was just over six months since she’d been sent back to Johnnie and her little sister had committed suicide. A little over six months, too, since the disastrous day she’d lost her baby and almost her life.
Christopher “Outlaw’s” thoughts: The only one he’d get in line for was the girl in his arms. She gave him purpose. She made him want to live. Whether he lived his life being a psycho stalker motherfucker wasn’t important. With he, he could reign himself in a little. Without her…
Megan “Meggie’s” thoughts: Sometimes, she’d see a rainbow in the sky, and pretend…Pretend she’d see them and have no more tears. Despite her despair, she’d smile.
Christopher “Outlaw’s” thoughts: Megan always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the bullshit the club had dealt with since Megan and Christopher got together was related to the bullshit Logan had begun so many years ago.
Matthew “Val’s: thoughts: He loved his prickly
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