Do you remember the old advertisement for Lay’s potato chips? The tagline was “Nobody can eat just one!” I don’t normally read MC books, but this series combines both the MC with the Dystopian troupe. Once I got started, I had to read them all!Reluctant Retiree
The Collapse changed everything. Good men became killers. Strong women became property. And every day turned into a fight for survival.
I once dreamed of becoming a nurse. That dream went up in flames the same day I graduated nursing school, when women were banned from holding any kind of medical license.
Now as an unlicensed medic, I travel what was once the southwestern United States, trading medical services for food, transportation, and shelter with the hopes of reaching Canada.
Because the United States is no more. And the lawless land that’s replaced it is a deadly place for a woman.
My worst fear comes true when I’m captured by the Steel Demons MC, the most ruthless biker gang in the Southwest. These men thrive on the violence and chaos brought on by the Collapse, and they’re eager to unleash it all on me.
It doesn’t even matter that the President’s dog likes me. I’m as good as dead.
Sons of Anarchy meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this dystopian reverse harem adventure! This wild ride is not for the faint of heart and contains adult themes that may be triggering.
5.0 out of 5 stars Post apocalyptic handmaid's tail 💙👌👌
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~
Fairly fast paced for a UF+RH
Character depth ~ 5/5 The Readers get POV - which I love!
Pacing ~ 5/5
Hero(es) ~ 5/5
Each man has distinct qualities and personalities. They are good men who sometimes have to do anti-moral things in order to survive.
Strong-minded and feisty
However, it is slightly puzzling to me that
3 years after women's rights were taken away, Mariposa still seems quite naive - especially for someone who has been traveling as an unprotected, single woman. No weapons on her?
And her internal thoughts, in the beginning, border on being "high school-ish" when dealing with the men.
But once Mari becomes more acquainted with the men, it's like the author hit her stride and Mari's character becomes the intelligent and strong-willed person she should have been from the beginning.
Emotion felt by reader ~ 5/5
Dark themes (non-con, abuse, torture)
No. The heroes in this book are firmly against non-con. There is a scene where there is miscommunication and misunderstandings, but it's handled really well and it'll make sense how this scene occured. I promise, there's no non-con.
Sensuality, Passionate ~ 5/5
Lots of flirting and sensuality
Se(xxx)y time(s) ~ 4/5
Could have been dirtier...😉
Conclusion ~ 5/5
More like dunn, dunn, DUNN. Leads into the next book without too much of a cliffy
Book Cover ~ 5/5
5.0 out of 5 stars This may be my favorite Crystal Ash book yet...
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2019
I started Lawless late at night, thinking that I'd be able to read a few chapters before I fell asleep. Ha! I could not put my Kindle down and at one point my husband woke up enough to ask if I was going to sleep at all to which I responded, "I'm almost done, just a little bit left..." I finished in the early morning hours and I regret nothing because I think this may be my favorite of Ms. Ash's books!
Mariposa is a strong FMC but she's living in a society that no longer values women so she's also vulnerable and cautious. I really liked that her skills lie in a practical area (medical training) and that she follows a moral code even if others don't necessarily.
The guys each stand out and I'm dying to know more about them as the series progresses. This is a multiple POV book and it's always fun to see inside the guys' heads and what's going on. Here, it definitely helps because post-Collapse, it's not realistic that the guys would immediately open up and spill their life stories/feelings.
As usual for Ms. Ash's books - there's a wonderful balance of action, drama, and steam. I'm so excited to dive more into this series and see what happens in the next book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic start to Steel Demons MC!!!
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2019
I always love Crystal Ash's book. Lawless didn't disappoint me one bit!
Set in a time where the world we know it collapse, no such thing as women's rights and only the strong survives and takes what they want.
Mariposa just graduated from medical school to be a nurse, but with the world the way it is, to be a nurse... there's no such thing. Traveling west Mariposa seeks to find a place where she can be a medic. By a chance meeting, she meets four very hot, sexy and dangerous men. Meet Reaper, Gunner, Jandro and Shadow... the Steel Demons MC. And boy are they hot!
I was taken from the very first chapter. Mariposa is a strong woman, who seeks to find her place in a world that suppresses women. The men of the Steel Demons....they're hot, dangerous and everyone avoids them if they're smart. A definite must read. I love the interaction between them all and dang, I would love to take them all home with me! Even Hades and Horus. I can't wait to read the next book!!