by Janine Infante Bosco
Publication Date: February 25, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, MC, Romantic Suspense
A man who can’t visualize his future will always revert to his past.
To where he came from and all the ways he failed.
The murder and mayhem that changed his life and darkened his soul.
The legacy of who he is will burn through his veins and ominously guide him to hell.
A place where he pays not only for his sins but the sins of his father as well.
A hustler by nature, a loner by choice, I am the spawn of Satan.
I am Lincoln Brandt and I am the son of Cain.
Reckless and rebellious, I’ve spent most of my life running away from one mistake only to chase another.
At the end of my rope with nowhere left to turn, I’m about to make the biggest one of all.
Face to face with the bastard who broke me, I lay it all on the line for him.
My heart and my life.
Heaven is overrated and the ride to Hell doesn’t have to be lonely.
The stakes are high.
The risk great.
It’s do or die.
Together we’ll ride.
Forever we’ll burn.
Linc POV – (Morning after Coney Island)
In case she figured I wasn’t already suffering from a pounding headache, Kelly stormed into my room the following morning and shouted for me to wake up. There was no use in telling her I was already up and just resting my eyes, she was determined to fuck with me. Shielding my eyes from the light with my hand, I peeked at her as she pulled the sheet from my body.
“Get up, we need to—Jesus Christ, you’re naked!” she exclaims, tossing the sheet back over my body like it’s a flaming torpedo.
I would laugh if my face didn’t hurt.
“You’re surprised?” I growl instead.
“Stop talking,” she insists, lifting a hand to her head. “I’m getting a visual of my uncle helping you undress. Why am I getting a visual of that?”
“Fuck if I know,” I hiss, closing my eyes. “If you’re worried about him seeing me naked, it’s a little too late. In case you haven’t figured it out he’s been helping me out since I can’t do shit for myself. Maybe you want to take over from now on. I’m sure he’s tired of looking at my junk.”
“Fat chance lover boy,” she fires back.
The silence that follows cause me to open one eye. In deep thought, she chews on her lower lip and stares at the sheet covering me.
“You’re debating it,” I accuse.
Snapping out of it, her eyes slice up to mine.
“Yesterday was a mistake,” she blurts.
“Yeah, we probably shouldn’t have hit up the liquor store on the way home.”
“That’s not what I’m talking about and you know it,” she accuses, planting her hands on her hips. “You and I can’t do this.”
“It’s too early for this shit,” I grunt. Pulling the pillow from behind my head, I place it over my face and ignore her.
Or, at least I try to ignore her.
She snatches the pillow from my face and tosses it across the room.
“I don’t want to take any more trips down memory lane, Linc. I don’t want to drink with you. Hell, I don’t want to speak to you let alone sit on your lap. I don’t want your hands anywhere near me either. I don’t want any of it.”
Narrowing my eyes, I push myself up and all the blood rushes to my head.
“Fuck,” I sneer. Rubbing my temples, I try to place the last time I felt this hungover. Not that it matters because the anger coiling inside me trumps any hangover.
“I can’t afford any more mistakes in my life,” she continues.
Softening the tone of her voice, her words can be construed as a desperate plea and force me to drop my hands from my head and really study her. Just as suspected, her eyes are pleading with mine—for what, I’m not sure.
“If I had somewhere else to go right now, I wouldn’t be here and as soon as I figure out where I’m headed, I’ll be gone. In the meantime, I’m begging you to respect me enough to leave me alone.”
“Whoa,” I interrupt. “Where is this coming from? We had a few drinks, Pinky. It’s not like we fucked one another’s brains out,” I argue, omitting the fact I jerked off to the memory of the bathroom blowjob. It was the first time since I woke up from the coma that my libido showed any sign of life and there was no fucking way I was ignoring it. Fuck that, I’m not ashamed to admit I rejoiced at the sight of my hard on or that I thanked God when I came.
“It’s easier to be the one who walks away,” she whispers. “It’s easier to get over it, to forget it and not to get wrapped up in it again.”
“Is that what you think? That it was easy for me.”
“I don’t want to do this,” she says, clenching her teeth.
“Too fucking bad,” I shout.
“No! You don’t get to decide this time. I want you to look in the other direction when you see me. Don’t talk to me. Don’t smile at me. Pretend I don’t exist. It shouldn’t be that hard for you,” she sneers.
“You are scared,” I comment.
“Terrified,” she whispers. “Now, leave me alone, Linc and I swear I will do my part to leave you be too.”
“And, if I don’t?” I challenge.
She swallows before drawing in a deep breath and diverting her eyes to my legs.
“You’re not really in a position to argue,” she taunts.
It’s a low blow, one I probably deserve but knowing that doesn’t lessen the sting. The way I see it, I have two options. One, I fight and prove her wrong. I take back what’s mine and right our past. Two, I leave her alone like she wants. It’s the logical solution and the safest one for her. Not to mention, time isn’t exactly on my side. I’ve got to bust my ass to get out of this chair and finagle my way into Yankovich’s operation. There isn’t time to fix shit between Kelly and me. Besides, she’s not planning on staying so what good is making things right. She’ll leave and they’ll only fall to shit anyway.
I could make her stay.
Dismissing the thought as quickly as it enters, I turn my gaze back to her.
“You’re right,” I tell her. “No good will come getting mixed up with each other. It’s better to leave things the way we did.”
“The way you did,” she retorts. “This was your doing,” she continues, pointing a finger. “Take responsibility for your actions.”
“Right,” I mutter, clenching my jaw. “I walked so, let’s chalk yesterday up to me wanting to be reminiscent of the guy I used to be. A moment of weakness for a man who has had his entire world ripped from under him. Surely you can give a handicapped man a pardon, can’t you?” I seethe. The color drains from her face and I swear her eyes fill with tears. Ignoring her reaction, I give her what she wants and point a finger toward the door.
“Don’t let it hit you on the way out, Pinky.”
Tucking the fallen strands of hair behind her ears, she squares her shoulders back and gives me a curt nod. Giving her a turn, I watch silently as she turns her back to me and walks out of the room. The door slams behind her and I tell myself she’s saving our song from another tragic chord by leaving the chorus stuck on repeat.
“Loner” is the fourth and final book in the Nomad series by Janine Infante Bosco, one of the most amazing MC romance series I’ve ever read read: exciting, emotionally engaging, intense and this time there were also twists and turns I’d never expected.
The different books of the series can also be read as standalone, but in doing so you would lose the overall vision, which for good and evil links the four protagonists of the novels, the nomads and lonely bikers, and the Satan’s Knights, a Moto Club that has suffered several deadly attacks, in a war with no holds barred with the mob and enemies of the past who are trying to destroy the men of Jack Parrish, the President of the Satans.
“Loner” is also the story of Linc and Kelly, a rose born in the desert, a bond born between violence and hatred, which has to deal with the terrible past of both of them and the scars they carry, which inevitably lead them to make mistakes.
We had already met Linc in the previous books, he was one of the four nomads recruited by Wolf trying to save the Satans. We had left him in a hospital bed, seriously injured, paralyzed, after the explosion of a bomb that had risked to annihilate the Satan’s Knights.
Thanks to the flashbacks of his past, we discover what led him to join Wolf and his MC. Being a biker, being part of an MC was far from Linc’s teenage dreams, but maybe his destiny was inevitably linked to the Satans, something that has to do with his DNA, with the father he never known and his real identity. But what has brought Wolf into Linc’s life is a real nightmare from which he could never be awaken, a threat with whom he must learn to live together. Then he meets Kelly, Wolf’s niece, who, on the contrary, has grown up breathing the air of MC lifestyle and slowly she introduces him into this reality.
Linc sees in Kelly the reflection of himself, between them the sparks fly from the very beginning, they don’t need words to understand each other and together they’re whole, they love without reserve, becoming even more vulnerable than they want to admit. The ghosts of Linc’s past, however, push him to try to protect Kelly in the wrong way, moving away from her, choosing to carry out what looks like a suicide mission, and he almost succeeds in the intent.
After years their paths cross again and the spark is still present, even though he is in a wheelchair and she no longer wants to risk a heartbreak because of him.
Anger, pain, complicity, passion, friendship … Among them there are too many outstanding things … beautiful and painful memories, emotions and feelings that awaken when they are close. Their relationship is a breath-taking beauty, the way they manage to change each other’s lives for the better even just by being close, rediscovering they still have something worth living and fighting for, but once again what revolves around them, the violence and the reality of their lives, puts everything at risk.
Linc and Kelly are two amazing characters and I really enjoyed to read the story through both their POVs.
I never thought I would find a Linc so open and honest in showing his feelings for Kelly in front of everyone, it’s the thing that surprised me the most and I loved him fot that.
I really lover Kelly because she’s a fighter, for her desire to go on, even after Linc’s disappearance from her life. She doesn’t show pity for him, to be moved by Linc’s condition and she’s tough while she stands against him, speaking her mind.
In their story the presence of the other members of the Satans is strong, especially Jack Parrish whom I adore for his charisma, he is a wonderful character, the true beating heart of the Satans.
“Loner” is the perfect conclusion for this series, reading it was a real rollercoaster, there were difficult times, which broke my heart, but because of them I loved even more these nomads and the Satans. If you love MC romance novels, the Nomad series is a must-read!
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ABOUT JANINE INFANTE BOSCO
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.
She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Un uomo che non riesce a vedere il suo futuro tornerà sempre al suo passato.
Da dove è venuto e tutti i modi in cui ha fallito.
L’omicidio e il caos che hanno cambiato la sua vita e hanno oscurato la sua anima.
Il lascito di quello che è brucerà nelle sue vene, guidandolo minacciosamente verso l’inferno.
Un luogo dove pagherà non solo per i suoi peccati ma anche per i peccati di suo padre.
Uno giocatore d’azzardo per natura, un solitario per scelta, io sono la stirpe di Satana.
Io sono Lincoln Brandt e sono figlio di Cain.
Spregiudicata e ribelle, ho passato la maggior parte della mia vita a scappare da un errore solo per inseguirne un altro.
Alla fine della corda, senza nessun altro posto dove andare, sto per commettere quello più grande di tutti.
A faccia a faccia con il bastardo che mi ha fatto a pezzi, avevo messo in gioco tutto per lui.
Il mio cuore e la mia vita
Il paradiso è sopravvalutato e il viaggio verso l’inferno non deve essere solitario.
La posta in gioco è alta.
Il rischio è grande.
È fare o morire.
Insieme intraprenderemo il viaggio.
“Loner” è il quarto e ultimo libro della serie Nomad di Janine Infante Bosco, una delle serie MC romance più belle che abbia letto: appassionante, emotivamente coinvolgente, intensa e anche questa volta non sono mancati dei colpi di scena che non mi sarei mai aspettata.
I diversi libri della serie possono essere letti anche singolarmente come autoconclusivi, ma nel farlo si perderebbe la visione d’insieme, che nel bene e nel male lega tra loro i quattro protagonisti dei romanzi, dei biker nomadi e solitari, e i Satan’s Knights, un Moto Club che ha subito diversi attacchi mortali, in una guerra senza esclusioni di colpi tra mafia e nemici dl passato che stanno tentando di distruggere gli uomini di Jack Parrish, il presidente dei Satan.
“Loner” è anche la storia di Linc e Kelly, una rosa nata nel deserto, un legame nato tra violenza e odio, che deve fare i conti con il duro passato di entrambi e le cicatrici che si portano dietro, che inevitabilmente li portano a compiere degli errori.
Linc lo avevamo già incontrato nei libri precedenti, era uno dei quattro nomadi reclutati da Wolf per tentare di salvare i Satan. Lo avevamo lasciato in un letto di ospedale, gravemente ferito, paralizzato, dopo l’esplosione di una bomba che aveva rischiato di annientare i Satan’s Knights.
Grazie a dei flashback del suo passato, scopriamo cosa lo ha portato ad unirsi a Wolf e al suo MC. Essere un biker, far parte di un MC era ben lontano dai sogni da adolescente di Linc, ma forse il suo destino era inevitabilmente legato a quello dei Satan, qualcosa che ha a che fare con il suo DNA, con il padre di cui non ha mai conosciuto la reale identità. Quello che però ha fatto entrare Wolf nella vita di Linc è invece un vero e proprio incubo da cui il ragazzo non si potrà mai risvegliare, una minaccia con la quale dovrà imparare a convivere. Poi incontra Kelly, nipote di Wolf, che al contrario di lui è cresciuta respirando l’aria della vita del MC dei Satan e pian piano lo introduce in questa realtà.
Linc vede in Kelly il riflesso di se stesso, tra loro scatta subito la scintilla, non hanno bisogno di parole per capirsi e insieme si completano, si amano senza riserve, diventando ancora più vulnerabili di quanto non vogliano ammettere. I fantasmi del passato di Linc però lo spingono a cercare di proteggere Kelly nel modo sbagliato, allontanandosi da lei scegliendo di portare a termine quella che sembra una missione suicida, e quasi riesce nell’intento.
Dopo anni i loro destini si incrociano di nuovo e la scintilla è ancora presente, nonostante lui sia su una sedia a rotelle e lei non voglia più rischiare di soffrire per colpa sua.
Rabbia, dolore, complicità, passione, amicizia… Tra loro ci sono troppe cose in sospeso… splendidi e dolorosi ricordi, emozioni e sentimenti che si risvegliano quando stanno vicini. Il loro rapporto è di una bellezza da mozzare il fiato, il modo in cui riescono a trasformare l’uno la vita dell’altro anche solo stando vicini, riscoprendo di avere ancora qualcosa per cui vale la pena vivere e lottare, ma ancora una volta quello che ruota intorno a loro, la violenza e la realtà delle loro vite, mette a rischio tutto.
Linc e Kelly sono due protagonisti straordinari e mi è piaciuto molto poter leggere la storia attraverso il punto di vista di entrambi.
Non avrei mai pensato di trovare un Linc così aperto e onesto nel mostrare i suoi sentimenti per Kelly di fronte a tutti, è la cosa che mi ha sorpreso e mi è piaciuta di più di lui.
Kelly mi è piaciuto moltissimo per il suo spirito battagliero, per il suo desiderio di andare avanti per la sua strada sempre e comunque, anche dopo la sparizione di Linc dalla sua vita. Non si lascia impietosire dalle condizioni di Linc e lo affronta in modo diretto e tosto.
Nella loro storia si fa sentire molto la presenza degli altri componenti del gruppo dei Satan, soprattutto Jack Parrish che adoro per il suo carisma, è un personaggio splendido, il vero cuore pulsante dei Satan.
“Loner” è la conclusione perfetta per questa serie, che è stata un vero e proprio viaggio sulle montagne russe, durante il quale ci sono stati momenti difficili, che mi hanno spezzato il cuore, ma che poi mi hanno fatto amare ancora di più i protagonisti di queste storie. Se amate i libri MC romance la serie Nomad è assolutamente da leggere!
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