Book Review – Withstanding Me by Crystal Spears

Posted 09/29/2013 by Juliana in Book, Review /// 1 Comment ///

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review – Withstanding Me by Crystal Spears Title: Withstanding Me
Author: Crystal Spears
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: September 2, 2013
Genres: Erotic Romance
Format: eARC
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While the chaos and bloodshed have slowed for a short period, life is never quiet in the world of Breakneck. The club is taking time to regroup from internal betrayal and the changing of the guard in a rival group.

Zig Zag became a father at the age of thirteen. While raising a child has never been easy, now his eighteen year old daughter Tatiana makes his life downright hard. She has caught the eye of Travis, the new President of the rival MC Gunners, but all she really wants is Shadow, the newest addition to the Breakneck family. When Shadow’s rejection sends Tatiana running from the only family, home, and safety she’s ever known, ZZ is crazy with worry. The distraction caused by Tatiana’s disappearance could prove to be Zig Zag’s downfall.

If that isn’t enough, ZZ finds himself rampantly attracted to the one and only Storm. She’s beautiful, quick and witty. Their friendship is the one thing that keeps him from growing crazy, and Storm stands by ZZ through all the turmoil. Zig Zag is not accustomed to hearing the word no, so Storm’s constant withstanding just draws him in deeper. Their friendship is one thing keeping him from going crazy, until one night…

The club is regrouping and rebuilding from the mayhem known as the Russian Mafia. A hit is ordered on Tatiana, Storm, Winter, and Piper.

Tatiana’s egg donor reveals secrets that a thirteen year old Zig Zag was too young to understand.

Braxxon is out of reach while he helps Greg Cage deal with some dirty business.

Bloodshed… Secrets… Betrayal… Trauma… Welcome back to the Breakneck world.

Withstanding Me is ZZ and Storm’s story. Winter and Braxx in Seize Me made me fall in love with some Crystal Spears and I was so excited to read book 2. Her gritty and raw writing of the biker MC lifestyle leaves me wanting a biker of my very own even though I know its not a pretty life by any means. The fact she was willing to tackle and bring out some of the grittier parts of the life in her book make me respect her as an author all the more. I love Storm and her strength as woman and character in this book. Despite loving ZZ, she sticks to her guns and makes him work for it. Crystal is the best at writing some kick ass females. They are raw, gritty, true to themselves and are not for everyone. They make no apologies for their decisions whether they are good or bad. You have to admire that. You have to respect that. I fucking love it.

“How much longer are gonna keep withstanding me darling?”

 “Just until you fall in love with me”

Poor ZZ the bad ass biker who became a daddy at 13. His daughter,Tatiana, is now 18 and he knows his “brother” Shadow is fighting an attraction to her. Tatiana is not trying as hard to fight it and ZZ, at 31, is too young to be dealing with this already. Yet he says at one point he wouldn’t mind Shadow being with his daughter if it wasn’t for his side lifestyle. That left me saying WTF pretty much through half the book, but I started playing detective (see I am the a smart reader…lol) and made an educated guess to find out why he said some crap like that. WOOT!! WOOT!! I was right! 🙂  ZZ gets a surprise that floors him and through it all Storm is by his side being the woman he needed her to be.

Storm and Winter crack me up in parts of the book. Playing all stealth ninjas and Winter is even more bad ass than ever (I really love that chick). I told a friend I can’t decide if I want to marry Winter(and I am so not into chicks) or be Winter more. One of my favorite moments comes in chapter 28 (keep a lookout for that bitch). I loved how ZZ expresses himself at the beginning of the chapter but the he makes absolutely weak in knees at the end of chapter 32. See…I am telling where to find the good parts…haha.

I love how the book ends and I cannot wait until Shadow and Tatiana get their own story. Keep writing them Crystal so I can keep reading. You have a long time fan in us 🙂

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About Crystal Spears

Crystal resides in Indiana with her family, her dog Dozer and two fancy rats. She enjoys the outdoors and in the summer you will rarely catch her at home. Her other passions aside from writing are singing, dancing and photography. She is a retired blogger and professional book reviewer.
She began writing at an early age, short stories and poems for school. It wasn’t until she was around nineteen did she venture more into the writing world. While writing Talania she discovered the depth she could achieve if she just kept on going. So… she did and now she is developing the beautiful story Underneath the Willow Tree.

One response to “Book Review – Withstanding Me by Crystal Spears

  1. Some fantastic books I read by Bella Jewel & Madeline Sheehan made me smile this week…and laugh & ugly cry too 😉