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(The Skulls #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  5,487 ratings  ·  280 reviews
No one messes with The Skulls and gets away with it!

The last thing Angel Marston ever wanted was be at the mercy of The Skulls. They’re the local bikers and the club that helps keep the town safe, but they have their own kind of rules. They party hard and do whatever the hell they want. But her father’s debts to the club mean Angel has no choice.

Lash loves his club, but he
ebook, 170 pages
Published September 25th 2013 by Evernight Publishing
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Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, biker-mc

"Things are going to change for you. You're not always going to like me, and I accept that. I get what I want, and you'll do what I ask, and there's nothing that is going to change who I am. I'll do my best to make you happy, but from this day forward, you'll be my woman, Angel. No one will touch you but me."

For those of us who are addicted to Motorcycle Club romances, bossy bikers, and a good dose of smut, you'll probably understand when I say, I've been going through a little bit of a MC book
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
"He'd been a member of the skulls since he was a prospect"

Yep, and I've been alive since the day I was born!

"In the weeks and month to come he hoped to teach her how to suck him properly, but for now he loved the way she took him into her mouth."

Normally I don't think that one line would have bothered me...but he was changing her...making her into someone else. So thinking about how she needed to be taught to do it properly, during her first ever bj, pissed me off.

52% Angel screamed and cried du
Oct 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Why, oh why? It's always the same heroine. What's wrong with a skinny heroine? It doesn't mean she has to be underweight. Every story = overweight heroine. The heroine is shy because people make fun of her weight. I get it, I do. But why does it has to be for every story? I just don't understand. I even accept the fact that most of her heroines are VIRGINS. I like the sex, I like her alpha males but the female's description always kill me. ...more
This is a book. I read this book.

Definitely didn't live up to the premise/blurb. What started out as edgy with characters who were to be feared yet respected transformed into the tea and crumpets social. Sorry, not a fan.

The good: Fast, sexy read.

The bad: The build up of the characters' relationship didn't add up.

My thoughts:

While I did enjoy this book, I have to point out that I did not get the supposed chemistry between Angel and Lash. I get that there's this whole opposites attract kind of aura but what I do not understand is how they fell in love and how fast it was!

I mean, Angel didn't know much about Lash other than he was ridiculously handsome and the "muscle" of The Skulls MC.

As for Lash, I kind of t
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
So this is another author jumping on the bandwagon of steamy biker club reads that are all the rage at the moment. And because of this we need to weed out the ones that lack the oompf, the wow and the awe factor that comes with reading MC books.

Unfortunately for me this book does lack all the above, don't get me wrong it's ok but that's as far I can go with praise for this book. It's easy to fall into but not a lot actually goes on and there is things that Angel does that has me questioning her
Sheryl C. Nash
*GUILTY SECRET* I really enjoyed this BUT it looks like I am gonna enjoy Tate and Murphy's story (which I HOPE is next), A WHOLE LOT MORE!!!!!! GAWD I hope it comes out soon... ...more
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
I thought I was going to love and rave about this book as it has all my favourite themes : badass biker alpha male, older guy younger woman, virgin heroine... alas this book did not grab me and hold on. Although it did intrigue me that I finished it but something was missing. The story was way too short, it could of had so much potential. There was no "meat" to the story, no angst, no big fight, no action or anything that would give it a wow factor.

This book is not in the same category as Madel
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Compared to the Trojans, The Skulls looks more rough on the edge.

The series is off to a good start. There are already a lot of characters introduced in the series.

I like Lash. I think he is a real charmer. However, Angel's innocence and naivete got pretty annoying real quick. But i do like the two of them together.
Heather andrews
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh Lash, "sh, don't be scared, baby. I'm never gonna hurt you." He's a biker in all sense of the word, "I suggest you get used to my touch, baby. I'm not going anywhere, and you're going to get used to my touch." At least before he starts anything for Angel he lays down the law I guess that's a good trait of course you won't ever see a man bossing my a** around, "things are going to change for you. You're not always going to like me, and I accept that. I get what I want, and you'll do what I ask ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
The h was TSTL. She is an innocent and sheltered virgin who is taken by a biker gang in order to get her father to pay his debt. The H has always had his eye on her and one day decides to lay claim to her. He takes her to her room and immediately starts touching her and saying she will won't return to her old life. The h doesn't question this or fight him. She is completely ok with a complete stranger touching her intimately. I stopped reading pretty quickly. The way men treat women in this book ...more
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was ok

1.5 stars
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Another author that just makes me want to keep reading.

Loved this story about Lash and Angel.

Definitely reading the rest!
Jan 15, 2014 rated it liked it
2 1/2 star rating for this book. I usually love Sam Crescent but this one just wasn't her best and I found myself just wanting to be done with the book so I could start another one. There was a lot left out of this book so I felt like I was just being told something instead of believing it. Lash loved Angel because, he did tons to keep her safe because, he waited for her since because, and on and on. I know that this isn't a long book but Sam Crescents other books that are shorter were easier to ...more
Breezy *Lover of all things Alpha Male*
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Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: con-rom-bad-boys
I wanted a gritty biker romance and I got one. I'm just going to say up front that this won't be for everyone. The hero's alpha jerk qualities aren't loaded down with respect for most of the story. He might love, but it is only on his terms. I was uneasy when he sought to keep her by getting her pregnant and he bull-dozed her at first though mostly so she wasn't grabbed up as a club whore since she was being kept there while her useless dad worked on his debts. The heroine is on the sweet, innoc ...more
Genney Blass
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mc-romance
3.5 stars. Okay Lash and Angel, well, I was not actually happy how the book started but hey I can't judge the beginning chapters. When I continue to read, I just said, Huh, okay, now I get it. Love the names of the MC's and there real names. Nigel and Edward, cute. The story needed a little more "Umph", I mean it was good, but I wanted better. Angel was very naive but wanted happiness and family; Lash wanted Angel, period, no buts about it. Nash needs a story. Even though they were MC's there wa ...more
Sep 26, 2013 rated it did not like it


Fans of the dark and gritty MC books like I am will be greatly disappointed in Lash. The writing felt very amateur and silly. The characters were one dimensional, lacking a sexiness you would expect in the MC world.

Lash and Angel's first sex scene where he takes her virginity, Angel asks him if he should wear a condom. Lash tells her he's clean and he knows she is. She tells him she's not on the pill. His answer is "So?". She says she could get pregnant. His reply, "I don't care." and keeps g
ummm no. such a mess

I'm calling this one a DNF at 40% . Even if able to overlook the multiple and horrendous grammatical errors I can't get past the characters or plot. We have a virgin working in a biker bar and one if the bikers of course is crazy about her. The character depth was non existent. Insta-love to an extreme. It was just bad. Can't even make myself finish this one. And it is WAY over priced at it it's current price of over $4. I wouldn't finish this hot mess if paid.
3.5 Stars

Was this book awesome?......Nope but it was just what I needed. Smut and more smut!! I wasn't bothered by the insta love though I hope the other books are edited better. I will be reading more from this author in the future. ;)
Louise BookbestiesUK
Oct 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: biker

not really sure what my thoughts were on this one.

There wasnt much of a story. It felt a bit like the author had read lots of biker books and watched lots of sons of anarchy and decided to put together a book.

So like I said its very erm.....

2.5 stars
Sep 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book drove me a bit nuts because of the bad editing, the constant contradictions, and the completely predictable plot. Not sure if I'll read the next one. ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it

3.75 Stars.
I liked this book but I will admit that Angel irritated me at times. Her whining about pain was slightly annoying. I liked how after a bit she accepted Lash’s love. I liked Lash’s obsession with Angel. I liked how alpha he was. One of my favourite scenes in the book was the massage scene. I liked watching the chemistry grow between Lash and Angel. I will admit that I would’ve liked a bit more of a spark between them but they made a cute couple overall. I adored Angel’s quick bond wit
Dec 29, 2013 rated it liked it

I love MC books, I also like this authors books so I jumped at the chance to read this. I have to say it wasn't quite up to this authors usual standard IMO. Too much of this story was just so unbelievable. But even if I get past having to suspend belief, I just wasn't feeling the connection between the two leads.

Angel's father owes the Skulls a lot of money, so until he pays up she's been taken as a hostage. Angel has to do menial tasks at the club house, she's a plus size girl and has t
4 Blazing Stars

It would have been 5 stars if it was just a little longer. I'm a little creep out by Lash stalkerish/psycho towards Angel but hell, I like it lol.

Angel 19 years old virgin who has never been kissed before. Angel who has been living with the Skulls for the past year due to her father's debt since he couldn't pay back.

Lash has been in love with Angel since the day he saw her but wait for her to be ready. He was rude, uncivilized and just all together stalkerish. The way he talks
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even though he had slept with more women than he could count, biker Lash wants someone who is pure to begin a future with. His loyalty is his MC The Skulls is unyielding, but he is ready to insert an old lady into his life and he has set his eyes on Angel Marston.

Angel is collateral for her father's debt. She keeps to herself and doesn't realize Lash has claimed her. Young and not necessarily naive, Angel is struggling with the changes now that Lash has made his interest known, she is not sure w
Sep 27, 2013 rated it liked it
I like that Lash knew what he wanted and that he didn't want to scare her off. Angel was innocent but I found her to be too naive. Are there really people like that nowadays? (I'm probably too jaded :P )

I also like that Lash didn't want his old lady to be someone that was passed around by the other members (eewww gross). After Angel turned 18 Lash stopped sleeping around and waited for her (aawwwww). She's 19 and ready for him :)

The rest of the story line was just OK.

There seems to be a lot more
Sep 27, 2013 rated it liked it
LOVED that there was no cheating.
But there was something missing here for me. It didn't really grab me and give me the physical reaction that I get from a really good romance book. :(
There were things that were said/hinted at that were never explained and the story was too short and the book was TOO expensive. I don't think I'll bother with the rest of the series. Can't afford it. :(
Janette Lopez
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thought I would hate this but am pleasantly surprised! I loved this book and will defiantly read the rest f the series!
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Sam Crescent is passionate about fiction. She loves a good erotic romance and so it only made sense for her to spread her wings and start writing. She began writing in 2009 and finally got that first acceptance in 2011 by Total-E-Bound.
She loved creating new characters and delving into the worlds that she creates. When she’s not panicking about a story or arguing with a character, she can be foun

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