Point of Return (Nordic Lords #1)
By Stacey Lynn
Released on April 22, 2014
Olivia Masters grew up familiar with all of them. The daughter of the President of the Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club, Olivia always knew she wanted nothing to do with any of it. Her plans were made to leave the town she grew up in as soon as she and her boyfriend, Daemon Knight, turned eighteen.
But then Olivia was shot. Her mother killed in front of her. Fleeing became her reality.
Forced to return to her hometown of Jasper Bay five years later, events beyond Olivia’s control put her directly back into the life she swore she’d never return to.
Her dad wants her back in the family. Daemon wants her in his bed.
But just as Olivia begins to accept her destiny, history finds a way to repeat itself.
This time, will Olivia be strong enough to fight for the family she once turned her back on? Or will she once again flee from the only life that has ever felt like home?
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Ever since she returned to her hometown, Olivia has been trying to stay away from the world she grew up in. But fate is a wicked bitch and through circumstances she can’t help but be a part of she finds herself face to face with her past. She’s more than determined to keep her distance from Daemon, but after she finds herself in danger Daemon makes it impossible for her to run.
Daemon’s world came crumbling down on the same night he lost his father and his brother. The revenge he sought immediately after those events ended up costing him Olivia, but now that she has returned he’s not giving up until he has her where she belongs–at his side in the Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club.
I really liked the premise of this story and was looking forward to how it would all play out. Thankfully, Stacy Lynn did not disappoint in that regards. The world she created and the conflict that ensued were both intriguing and captivating.
I loved to see the different characters interact and learning their history and how they were all intertwined in some form or another. It laid a great foundation for further books in the series.
I admit that Olivia did not make the greatest impression on me in the beginning. I didn’t appreciated her using people to tamp down her loneliness, nor did I understand why she felt the need to run away in the first place. Yes, she went through a traumatic event but she wasn’t they only one affected that night. Plus, she was raised on that world and she should’ve known how the club and its members worked by then.
In any case, she did start to earn my trust as the story progressed. By the time she relented and accepted that she belonged with her father and Daemon, I had no problem with her.
I do have one complaint and it’s a huge one–lack of connection. I understand that Daemon and Olivia shared a connection when they were just teenagers and that was nice to know, but I would have loved to see how that connection had grown since the day they started interacting again. Sadly, I couldn’t see it. Other that the one event that changed their life, I couldn’t perceive their connection growing or deepening as the story presented itself. They had history, but their bond did not come across clearly to the page–at least not to me.
I do think that this was a great first book in a series. It introduced the key members of the club, which I’m sure they’ll play a bigger part in the stories to come and it laid out a dark and gritty MC world that has me intrigued. I will definitely be on the look out for future installments–especially Ryker’s story and Finn’s too.
All in all, a great start to a series.
*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.
“C’mon, Liv,” I said, walking to her and standing right in between her legs. I looked down at her in amusement. She was almost right where I wanted her. “You’re too jaded for the straight life.”
I nudged the inside of her knee open a little wider with mine. She sat straight up and glared at me, but the heat was missing in her eyes.
“Well, whose fault is that?”
I wanted to ram my head into a wall. I was not having this same conversation again. “Already told you I wouldn’t change a thing about what I did, Liv. You might as well get over it now.”
“What if I can’t?”
I grinned and leaned over her so far she fell straight back onto my bed. Her hair fell from the ugly ass bird’s nest into a pile on my messy sheets. Best sight ever. “Can’t or won’t?”
She smirked and I leaned closer, my lips just inches from hers.
“You will. Because right now, Liv, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. And you’ve always known it. Now, you’re just done fightin’ it. And God, I want you here.”
My lips brushed against hers and she sucked in a quick breath. I wanted to push it but didn’t want to push her away. Not when I finally had her right where I wanted her. My hands on either side of her head, my body leaning over hers. All I’d have to do is crawl onto the bed, bend my knees and I could enter nirvana in seconds. I knew by her pulse and her breathing she was turned on.
She wanted me just as much as I wanted her. I could feel it seeping from her skin directly into mine. I flicked my tongue out, tasting her soft lips and when she moaned, I pressed against her further. My resolve to stay away completely flying out the damn window.
But then she stopped me. I felt her lips curl into a smile against mine, and I opened my eyes, staring directly into hers.
“I pulled a gun on Finn today. And my dad.”
My head dropped to her neck as the laughter poured out of me. She really was coming back. I loved it. Fucking loved her own personal brand of craziness. The girl who wouldn’t kill a spider but had no problems pulling a gun on two men that scared the shit out of almost everyone they met. She had guts. “You’re fuckin’ crazy, princess.”
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