Painless (Steel Demons MC Book 4)

Love is never painless.
Especially when you love dangerous men.

My heart wants the most dangerous one of all–the golden man with the beautiful smile. Gunner strikes enemies as ruthlessly as his falcon, but when it comes to us, he keeps me tortured and begging for a swift end.

He crushed me once, then kissed hope back into me. His indecision will be the slow, painful death of me. I’m done waiting. I’ll make him put me out of my misery, or pull the trigger myself.

If dealing with him wasn’t enough pain, I’m also getting my Steel Demons tattoo from Shadow.

The scarred, quiet man has been coming around to me slowly. My new cat companion is obsessed with him. If my time with the Steel Demons has taught me anything, it’s to trust the instincts of our animal guardians.

They’re intelligent. Sometimes, they even talk to us.

I don’t expect my first tattoo to be painless. But can I heal my artist from the pain he keeps locked inside?

Reviews

Becky Snaith
5.0 out of 5 stars Make sure you give yourself time, you won't want to put this one down!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2020
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In this entry we find Mari and her guys adjusting to a change in their dynamic. Readers and fans girls are all sighing or maybe shouting "Finally!" 3 down 1 to go! Shadow is starting to come out of his shell and it makes me so happy, he's the hero all of us love to read, strong, silent, sexy and mysterious! There is laughter, sadness, smexy times, and new allies. General Tash is still moving in and Crystal Ash is torturing us with the knowledge that something truly awful is to come. Of course even knowing that I will be waiting not so patiently for what's to come for the Steel Demons. The writing is awesome like always. Each character has their own clear voice with distinct personalities and no one gets lost in the crowd. I'm hoping next book will see Shadow front and center getting everything he needs and deserves through Mari's love. Also I think Shadow's needs his pet to show up, something sleek and scary but still beautiful, like a jaguar or wolf, not quite tame but still fiercely protective of those they love, just like Shadow. 5 Stars!
Lolly
5.0 out of 5 stars #imahoforshadow
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2020
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This book seems like it’s the final step toward the cliff’s edge of change, like the next book will have a lot of shake ups, and I really like it...while also being SO nervous.

I’m afraid to spoil anything in trying to explain myself so I’ll just talk about my favorite demon instead. Shadow!! ❤ He really shows a lot of personal growth in this book. He’s starting to interact more easily and get comfortable around others, particularly Mari. We also get to see him start to experience things that are completely normal to most people, and it’s just...adorable! I want to cuddle him up in my love so badly every time he is confronted with regular human compassion and is f*^king baffled.

I’m really looking forward to the next book and I can’t thank Crystal Ash enough for her intense release pace. I know that can’t be easy on her, and I am very appreciative of the short wait between my Steel Demon fixes.
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