I see her. I see her clearer than anyone ever has—even her best friend.
There are secrets in those beautiful, brown eyes. Secrets that have broken her.
She reminds me of someone else. Someone I loved. Someone I was unable to save.
I won’t fail with her.
I want to claim her as my own and take away the ghosts that leave her haunted.
Little girl lost…
The woman I once was is gone. All that remained of her, were broken pieces lying ravaged and scattered by a storm.
I tried to piece her back together, to sift through the wreckage and re-create her.
It was impossible. She was too damaged. She died.
From her ashes I arose.
Untouchable, unfeeling, unworthy--the new me is not quite, right.
I don’t even like me. Why would he?
One man destroyed me. Why would I ever claim another?
Two damaged souls—
One trying to re-live the past, one trying to forget it.
Can they heal each other?
Overall Rating: 5 Rockin’ ★★★★★
Jordan Marie has done it again! Claiming Crusher is a phenomenal five star read! The buildup is steady and the ending will blow your socks off. Sit back with a nice glass of wine, box of tissues and enter the world of the Savage Brothers MC. There are multiple storylines running parallel throughout and the growth of each character attests to the brilliance of this author. In Loving Nicole we were left hanging, full of questions about Dani and Crusher’s relationship. Many disliked Nicole’s haughty best friend, especially after the shooting incident. Her character was portrayed as a party girl, stripper looking for her next fix, but as we read we learn that there is so much more to this intricately complex character. Her background was a mystery, and little did we know of the absolute horror that the young Melinda suffered at the hands of her abusive husband. Questions are answered about why she is running, who she is, and what she wantsaa from her new life. Attraction and desire between the hero and heroine and their battle between good and evil dominants this book. You will not want to miss the happily ever after ending, Crusher and Dani are given.
Crusher is the VP of the Savage Brothers MC, and a playboy. He carries a burden from his younger years of a love tragically lost. When he first meets the red lipped, feisty beauty, he is drawn to her lost soul. Time and time again, he tries to break through the barriers she has erected, only to be turned away. He hurts deeply for her and loves even deeper. You will laugh, cry and hurt alongside him as he forges the impossible by claiming a woman that has no desire to ever be claimed again.
Melinda aka Dani aka Hellcat is a strong courageous woman that fought for freedom from the dark oppression and gloom of a marriage arranged by her father to a monster named Michael. In the previous books, I had strong feelings of dislike towards Dani because of the drama her actions caused to unfold between Dragon and Nicole. You will not feel this way any longer. Jordan Marie humanizes Dani to a point you literally will feel like you are crawling inside the character’s mind and soul.
This book delves into domestic violence at an extreme level. The horrific punishments dealt out by Michael and his henchman Donald, are graphic and yet the story being told about Dani would be incomplete without them. The ending is comical, therapeutic and gory all at the same time. I look forward to the next book in this series. Each one continues to shine a light on the club, but also on the women that are opening up the readers understanding and perception of the Savage Brothers MC.