Gypsy’s Lady (Rebel Wayfarers MC, #11.5) by MariaLisa deMora
Gypsy had lost faith in his fellow man and was drifting through life when he found the Rebel Wayfarers MC. Having forever been a stranger to love, he was stunned when it beckoned to him from a darkened room in faraway Oz. The route to hold the woman of his dreams might be turbulent, but now that he’s found her, he’s determined to keep her…no matter the cost.
Douglas Tatum was a decorated police officer and considered himself a community servant loyal to the shield … back before he lost the faith. Betrayed by a man he considered a brother, he cut all ties with his past existence, drifting until he found a home with the Rebel Wayfarers MC, and their president, Mason. With renewed purpose, Gypsy, as he’s now known, threw himself into building a new life, earning his way into a trusted position in the club.
Dispatched overseas to help fulfill a club debt, Gypsy didn't expect to find his destiny under an unfamiliar canopy of stars. It took just a single trembling glance for the dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty to own his heart.
Kelsey had spent months in captivity, serving men’s sadistic whims. Endless days of living moment to moment, in darkness and pain, she had given up hope of escape until Gypsy walked through the door. With one word from him, her heart settled in her chest, and she knew she was safe. From that moment he had taken control, dispatching her enemies and her nightmares, giving her a chance to be fearless for the first time she could remember.
Now fate has thrown them another curve, and they’ll have to partner with an unlikely crew to help save another girl. In the series timeline, this story sits alongside 'Fury' (book #11).
Story in the Rebel Wayfarers MC book series, timeline matches book #11, Fury. Gypsy's Lady #11.5.
*Please note this book is part of the Rebel Wayfarers MC book series, featuring characters from additional books in the series. If the books are read out of order, you’ll twig to spoilers for the other books, so going back to read the skipped titles won’t have the same angsty reveals. I strongly recommend you read them in order. Available now: Mica (book #1), Slate (book #2), Bear (book #3), Jase (book #4), Gunny (book #5), Mason (book #6), Hoss (book #7), Duck (book #8), Watcher (book #9), Bones (book #10), and Fury (book #11). Upcoming titles in the series include: Cassie (book #12).
Gypsy's Lady (Rebel Wayfarers MC, #11.5) by MariaLisa deMora
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"Cops and clubs, we don't mix."
I loved going into this story knowing that the #HotCop would eventually become a #BadassBiker. It just amped up the anticipation for me as I waited for it to happen. And as it is with every addition to the Rebel Wayfarers MC series, a family reunion as I get to catch up with some of my favorite characters. I know I don't have to tell you this if you are already this far into the series, but it still amazes me how the author gives her characters such an audible voice with her powerful words. I shit you not, I can hear them...
Doug, who will later become Gypsy, is one of the good guys. You'd think he would be among many, but unfortunately, that's not the case in a police department with dirty cops. It made it hard to know who to trust and it strained my spidey senses as I struggled to detect the bad guys. What he had hoped to be a brotherhood in blue failed him. I didn't blame him for feeling betrayed and discouraged regarding his career. I just kept thinking in the back of my head that Mason was gonna see his worth and make him learn to trust in brotherhood again, right? Yeah, I admit it, Mason can do no wrong in my eyes, I adore the president of the rebels. I practically had to sit on my hands I was so excited as I waited for all the puzzle pieces to fall into place and for those two characters to finally meet.
And then, when that wish was granted, I was excited for him to meet Kelsey. That's the power of a good book title, cover and synopsis, right? It gives you enough information to intrigue you and to put images and ideas in your head. It keeps you leaning towards those things that you know are coming while continuing to ramp up the suspense with the missing pieces.
As I mentioned previously, the author's gift with words is amazing. She put me inside Gypsy's head and his heart. I saw her through his eyes and the journey she took me on was both heartbreaking and beautiful. If you follow my reviews you already know that I'm addicted to MC Romance. I've read hundreds of them so I have a strong basis for comparison. So, I can tell you with conviction that these rebels have a strong voice and a huge collective heart, their bond of brotherhood is intense and leaves the reader in no doubt that they are a force to be reckoned with. I know before I ever turn the first page that I will get the 'feels because that's something the author excels at, and that's why I'm addicted to her stories. The line forms here...
“Wow! This book is one of the best I have read in a long while. I loved every word!”
– Kat Wes, Goodreads review
“The author's gift with words is amazing. She put me inside Gypsy's head and his heart. I saw her
through his eyes and the journey she took me on was both heartbreaking and beautiful.”
– Rosa, iScream Books Blog
"The way MariaLisa deMora pens her stories, she always manages to provide me so much of the Rebel’s life with each installment to the series. These books are never just about a romance...but a journey. How each brother finds his way to the club and how those events ultimately lead him to his soulmate."
- Naughty Mom Story Time
Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”
A hockey fan, hiker, gamer, and single mom of a special needs son, she embraces her inner geek and has been working in the tech field for a publishing company for a couple decades.
Music is a driving passion, and she says, “I love music of nearly any genre — jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap, hip hop … you name it, I listen to it. I can often be seen dancing through the house in the early mornings. But I really, REALLY love live music. My favorite thing with music is seeing bands in small, dive bars
[read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection of premium tequila, then that’s a plus!”