"They say time heals all wounds, but my time's done run out. I’m no spring chicken, but it’s more than that. I’ve been mad as hell for far too long. It’s made me a different woman, a bitter woman. No, they don’t call me Rage for nothing—I’m a twisting bitch tornado and that’s before you make me mad. When I’m not fuming, I’m secretly festering in suffocating smog of self-loathing. A man did this to me, and now that I’ve finally met another man, one who calms my storm, one I might let break through the thick thorny vines I’ve wrapped around my heart—I fear there’s nothing left of me."
Edie Pearl, better known as RAGE never thought her decision to leave her cheating husband and join the Hell on Heelz would land her as the potential president of the female outlaw motorcycle club when the Banshee is murdered. Rage has spent the last two years mad as hell, nursing her broken heart with booze and fast men. When she's pitted against her fellow heel, Dixie, in a race to track down the Banshee's killer, she meets the man of her dreams. Mud may be the only man to get her motor running, but he's also her sworn enemy. Will Rage do the unthinkable and choose a man over her club?
Mud's been a mess since his twin brother left the Asphalt Gods' MC. He'd hate to have to kill his own kin. When Scar shows Mud mercy by sparing his brother, he thinks everything will finally be back to normal. He's proven wrong. A ride to California is interrupted by the Heelz. After he leaves Scar and catches up to his enemy, he finds a beautiful woman, one he can not resist. Showing her the same mercy puts Mud in even more jeopardy. His heart on the line with his life, which road will he choose?
Violence, murder, rape and kidnapping are all a big part of this book, the rivals taking what they want when they want. Rage meets someone from one of the other gangs during all this, there's a spark but both have their own issues and problems to deal with. Can Rage learn to trust and love again, there is so much to overcome.
I read this not sure if a woman's mc could work in what is traditionally a male orientated world, but by the time I was a few chapters in I forgot all that. There didn't seem to be a great deal of difference, the women and the life are hard. Though I do feel that with the men there is a bit more of a brotherhood, more standing together more support.
Its a great story with all you expect from this type of book, the writing flows through continually apart from early on. That being the moving on from wife/mother to a drinking biker chick who has lost everything. I felt I would have liked to have had a little more of that area and not just jump pretty much straight from one to the other, with only a small amount of reference to what had happened. But that is just my opinion and other than that very minor part it is a very good book and I will certainly be getting others in the series.