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Tattered on My Sleeve by Autumn Jones Lake – REVIEW

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Tattered on My Sleeve by Autumn Jones Lake – REVIEW

*Although this is the fourth book in the Lost Kings MC series, Wrath and Trinity’s story can be read first.

Book Blurb

Trinity Hurst.

That girl fucking owned me the minute I laid eyes on her. At twenty-one years old she already had a cold, calculating wall around her. The walls she built up around herself were designed to keep guys like me away. Underneath her tough girl exterior lay something sweet and vulnerable that I very much wanted to explore.

I had her first.

I fell in love with her.

Then we fucked everything up.

Wrath.

His name should have been lust. Pure, soul-shattering lust was the deadly sin I felt when I looked up—way up—into his ocean blue eyes. I should despise bikers. I should most definitely steer clear of this one, with his thick, muscled arms, and low sensual voice. My normally impeccable self-preservation instinct vanished the minute he walked in the door. Like everything else in my life, I fucked it up. And he’s never going to forgive me.

Old Habits Die Hard.

Wrath and Trinity met when the Lost Kings MC was on shaky ground. After three perfect nights together, Wrath knew she was it for him. But Trinty’s dark past was about to catch up to her and the Lost Kings MC was her only hope for protection. One misunderstanding led to a chain of mistakes that pushed them apart for years. When long-buried secrets are finally revealed, Wrath will stop at nothing to break their bad habits and make Trinity understand—she belongs to him. 

Author’s note: There is no actual cheating in Tattered on My Sleeve.

My Review

Do you know what, it’s about damn time someone wrote a book about a heroine who is as ‘slutty’ as her male counterpart. Tattered on my Sleeve is basically a second chance romance between Sergeant-at- Arms, Wyatt ‘Wrath’ Ramsey, and club Mama, Trinity Hirst.
Trinity grew up in the MC life and has literally seen it all, she’s experienced things that would break most people and have leave a long lasting psychological effect. However, she is a very strong woman, and when the President of The Lost Kings MC offers her shelter and protection she is so grateful that she ends up making the club her life. She takes pride in looking after the compound and all of the brothers, and although she is never obliged to, she does indulge in recreational sex, and why the hell not!
There is one problem though, and that comes in the form of the blond haired and beautiful, underground fighter, and Sergeant-at- Arms, -Wrath.
In a case of bad timing, they meet the week before Trinity’s past catches up with her, and they have beautiful 3 days together before Wrath has to go on a run. Trinity feels strangely safe with this big bad biker and he is drawn to her sweet and fearless charm.

“She glared up at me with bold eyes.
Her fearlessness was the biggest turn-on.”

The shit hits the fan and a man from her past spots her which causes her to seek help from Wrath’s president at The Lost Kings. On his return, Wrath begs her to not move into the clubhouse, but she has no choice.
Wrath assumes that she is offering herself up to his brothers, so refuses to listen to her explanation and for eight years they torture each other by going with other people and their relationship becomes a destructive one.

I’m too fucked up.
Too damaged to ever be anything more than I am now.
A club whore.”

When Wrath finally comes to his senses, he realises that he needs to claim this beautiful and kind hearted woman.
Autumn Jones Lake is a new author to me, I have not read the first 3 books in this series which follow the President’s journey to find love. This was not an easy read, it was such a detailed story, spanning 8 years and the character development and story progression was phenomenal.
Wyatt was your typical biker, he had his share of club sluts and was absolutely awful to Trinity at times, but I can forgive my fictitious bikers because as much as Wyatt was lashing out in anger, deep down he was a passionate and loyal man who had a delicious alpha possessive vibe going on for his girl.

“Holy fuck.
We’re so goddamn dysfunctional and twisted. I don’t know if I can ever fix us.
But I want to try.”

My heart broke for poor Trinity, she was trying to make the best of her life after a horrific start and I could absolutely forgive her for using sex as both a weapon and a crutch. Since her daddy died when she was a child she hadn’t received or given love and truly believed that her only value was for sex, I found it so sad.
I loved how everybody loved and appreciated her and that it was Wrath who finally made her see and believe that just because she had sex with a lot of the men in the brotherhood, that she was a woman with compassion, a talent for art, and many other attributes that made her, her. She was worth everything.
The writing was flawless, and I think if it wasn’t as long as it was (sorry, I’m not a fan of mega long books) then I would have rate slightly higher. I am looking forward to future books in this series which will concentrate on new characters but also catch up with the previous ones.
This is a standalone biker romance, told in dual POV, past and present.
ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

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Excerpt

Besides his job as enforcer for the Lost Kings MC, Wrath owns a gym. One of the ways he tries to reconcile with Trinity is by asking her to help him prepare for a fight. This is from one of the times they’re working together.


My attention is finally drawn to the papers Trinity has in her hands. “What’s that?”

“Oh, it’s nothing. I didn’t realize Jake was already… You asked me to put some stuff together… So never mind.”

She folds the papers in half before I snatch them out of her hands.

“Ow! Thanks for the paper cuts, asshat.”

Jake chuckles and grabs her hands to look them over. I can’t wait to get in the ring with him later and kick his ass while Trinity watches.

I’m impressed with what she printed out. I knew she’d be good at this. She’s got a week’s worth of circuit training exercises broken into different ones on each day. Each circuit includes a balance of strength and endurance exercises. I glare at Jake, and he takes the hint to get lost.

“You’ve done your homework,” I say, handing the papers back to Trin.

The corner of her mouth twitches down in disappointment. “You don’t think it’s any—”

“Is that what I said?” I hate snapping at her, but sometimes it’s the only way to get through her self-doubt.

“No.”

“Where’d you find some of these?”

“Are they too advanced for you?”

I tilt my head and stare at her. “Seriously?” She chuckles. “Good, then call me when you’re going to try the Front Lever. It looks sexy.” She spins away and heads back to the office.

Author Bio


As an only child, Autumn kept herself entertained by making up all sorts of stories. For a long time, life and school dimmed her enthusiasm for creative writing. But as soon as she rediscovered her love of storytelling, she put her fingers to the keyboard and hasn’t looked back.

Autumn lives in Upstate New York with her husband and their three rescue dogs. She is actively involved with several dog rescue groups and her local RWA chapter.

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