Title: Affliction (Knights Rebels MC #2)
Author: River Savage
Genre: Biker Romance
Release Date: December1, 2014
Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness that he doesn't ever want to let go of.
Until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered.
She was only in it for the chase, for the thrill of capturing the unattainable.
But what happens when her world shatters around her, spiraling her into the darkness beside him?
Can his affliction be her resurrection?
Or will two lost souls living in the depths of deception let it destroy them?
Affliction is book two in River Savage’s Knights Rebels MC series. I became an instant fan of this author and this series after reading book one, Incandescent. Once again this author has penned another raw and gritty tale. While the first book was more light-hearted and fun, this second installment to the series has more serious undertones as our hero and heroine struggle with being completely enveloped with a darkness that threatens to consumes them.
Sylas Dean (a.k.a. Sy) is no stranger to loss and despair. His past has molded him into the man he has become, a man that lives in a world clouded in obscurity and filled with overwhelming anger and pain. Sy left his old life behind and joined the Knights Rebels MC where he works as a tattoo artist for the club’s shop, Ink Me. He is content with his life. Sy has learned from the cruel lessons that life has taught him. It is simply better to remain detached. No risk. No pain. So why does a sassy blonde, who’s as fiery as they come, have him tempted to risk it all and give in to her light?
We also meet Holly in book one. She is this vivacious spit-fire who gives as good as she gets. Holly meets Sy when her best friend gets involved with the Knights Rebels MC president. The broody and sexy biker has her reeling and very determined to get the man any way he will allow. Holly wears on Sy’s defenses and eventually the pair embark on a journey of simple sexual gratification. Nothing more. Sy is unwilling to go any deeper with Holly and she is unable to stay away from their lust-filled attraction. She is all about the thrill of the chase after. Holly’s world comes crumbling to a tragic halt after one horrific incident. One event is enough to send Holly spiraling into a dark abyss with no hope of ever seeing the light again. As her world shatters around her, Sy steps up and becomes determined to help Holly find her way once again. Darkness has stolen the spirited woman Holly once was and Sy is going to be the one to bring her back. After all, he is all too familiar with the dark place Holly seems to find herself in.
“I’m not letting you get lost again. I’m not letting you become me.”
Holly and Sy definitely have a road rough ahead of them to find a happy forever together. Their fragile relationship is shrouded in secrets, emotional instability and immense pain. Sy may have started out as this tough and gruff biker who believed he only wanted to explore all things physical with Holly; however, when push came to shove he proved just how loyal and determined he could be. He may have been haunted by his own demons on a daily basis, but his patience and care when it came to the woman who managed to capture his heart was heart-warming and beautiful. The tragedy that Holly experienced made her turn into a shell of the woman she once was. It took Sy’s love and understanding for her to finally manage to grab onto something and slowly force her way out of the abysmal void she collapsed into.
All in all, Affliction is a definite must read for lovers of all things biker. I do recommend reading book one first before diving into this one. You get more of a backstory and a better sense of the overall story arc. Further, some of Holly and Sy’s tale does overlap from the first book into this one. This is a truly wonderful tale of love about overcoming tragedy and being able to find hope once again. I am whole-heartedly invested in this series and can’t wait for more!
River Savage is the author of the soon to be released, Knights Rebels MC Series. The first book Incandescent, will be released August 11, 2014.
An avid reader of romance and erotic novels, her love for books and reading fueled her passion for writing. Reading no longer sated her addiction, so she started writing in secret. She never imagined that her dream of publishing a novel would ever be achievable.
With a soft spot for an alpha male and a snarky sassy woman, Kadence and Nix were born.