REVIEW – THE IRON TIARA by Beth Flynn

SYNOPSIS

Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.

Anthony’s the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.

Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.

Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.

They couldn’t be more wrong.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE OWANI STARS*****

{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

She’d invaded his heart, his muscles, his bones. Christy even flowed through his blood, and he knew that any separation from her would be tantamount to having his heart ripped from his chest.

 

 

In THE IRON TIARA, Beth Flynn brings us back to the intense, gritty, and sometimes extremely violent world that the outlaw MCs of Florida live day in and out. Again, she has woven together a plot that will pull you in and you’ll never truly know the full story until she has peeled back each intricate layer through the carefully timed pace of her masterful writing. We go back and forth through time, from 1958 to the early 2000’s and we are reunited with the main characters that we loved in ”NINE MINUTES”. The timelines coincide with the early years of Grizz and Kit’s marriage and throughout the book, their friendship with Anthony and Christy only further endeared them in my heart. It was a real treat to get to spend this extra time with them. But that is not to say that I didn’t grow to love the main characters of this book and I know that readers are going to love Bear and Christy’s story!

 

Anthony Bear did not have an easy life. His parents were far from the best of role models and at the tender age of twelve he became an orphan and for a short time, he lived with his aunt and uncle. He was a really good kid with a tender heart and always looked out for those who were less fortunate than him. This endeared him to his aunt and uncle and it caused animosity from his cousin towards him. Not wanting to create any unnecessary drama for his family, he ends up leaving home and heads towards Florida where his skills as a mechanic and theft of expensive automotive parts land him a job at an auto body shop. As the years pass, he gets involved in many illegal ventures and because of his reputation and domineering presence, he became the Leader of one of Florida’s many outlaw MCs. When he finds out that one of his high profile clients has been consistently failing to pay back a loan to him, he sets out to take something as collateral to ensure that he will be able to collect on that debt. The moment Anthony sees the man’s young and beautiful daughter, Christy Chapman, his plan is set into motion.

 

Anthony and Christy’s romance is not one that starts off as ”love at first sight” and it’s not all ”hearts and flowers” but there are times that their story and Anthony’s love for Christy were beyond heartwarming. At first glance it would appear that these two couldn’t be more opposite and wrong for each other but as the story progresses you realize that they are two pieces of a puzzle that fit so perfectly together. Being a Native American during the 50s-70s, Anthony dealt with a lot of ignorant and racist people. One of his many jobs was working for a Landscaping company and many wealthy white women would lure him into their beds only to later ridicule him whenever he was in their presence in a public setting. This instilled extreme bitterness in him towards privileged white females. The moment he sees Christy getting out of her sports car at her parent’s house, he automatically drew his own conclusions about her. He decides to keep her as a hostage until her father pays back his debt, even though she advises him that there is bad blood between them and that she is far from the best bargaining chip for Anthony to use.

 

It is not until he is glued to the hip with Christy at his secluded cabin that Anthony begins to see there is so much more to her and that he was actually the one who was close minded and only seeing the color of her skin instead of what was in her heart. Once that realization sets in, Anthony starts having to deal with emotions he’s never encountered before. No woman has ever captivated him as much as Christy. He and his close friends would consider it a cold day in hell before a woman could ever steal Anthony’s heart.

 

Chapters that take place in the past are intermittently dispersed throughout this story and they only helped to further intensify and grasp my undivided attention. I grabbed on to every new morsel of information and even then I wasn’t able to predict all the surprises that lay ahead. Truly magnificent story telling!!

 

I loved how the romance builds between Anthony and Christy. Anthony’s devotion for Christy was giving me all the hearts and flowers feelings which would seem odd since the man is capable of truly heinous acts of violence, but often times the anti-hero can prove to be the most swoon worthy!

 

There are several intriguing chapters that revolve around Anthony’s right-hand man, X, and his younger sister, Nisha. I have a feeling based on the attention that was paid to these two and other secondary characters, that this may be just the beginning of another addicting series created by the talented Ms. Flynn!

 

THE IRON TIARA< is currently available!

 

 

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