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Climbing Out

(Hawks Motorcycle Club #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  6,955 ratings  ·  391 reviews
Deanna Drake has a past she longs to forget, but won't ever be able to. She's always been the tough one. No one, but her best friend Zara has ever been able to penetrate her cold, hard, shell.

Until Griz

Griz— a.k.a Grady Daniels, Hawks Motorcycle Club second in command, also has a past that he wishes he could undo...all except one part.

It's her past that brings them togeth
Published May 26th 2014 by Lila Rose
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Ellen  Small
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Firstly let me say GRIZ IS MINE!!!! Honest to god I'm really serious ask lila rose if you don't believe I've staked my claim let's review!!!

Lila Rose is a writing genius, her writing flows like hot fudge, she creates characters it's impossible not to love, she writes lines like...

" I felt my cheeks heat and I knew she'd seen them, because her eyes widened a fraction. “Too late, darlin'. Watching you and your hot body move under my face and fingers had me shoot my load onto the bed lik
This is on the grittier side of spectrum for MC stories.

Griz is the VP of the Hawkes MC. Deanna is the best friend of the club president's old lady. He thinks he is too old for her, even though she has made it clear she doesn't feel the same. She wants him. Once he realizes she is in danger, he knows he can no longer hold back.

Griz is alpha to the max. He has a 2 year old daughter with an ex (they broke up before she knew she was pregnant). He can't stand the child's mother but tries to always
Griz, the VP to Hawks MC, has stayed away from the minx he definitely wants, Deanna Drake. He knows he is too old for her and his personal life is a mess he is trying to straighten before he even contemplates what is going on between them.

Deanna knew Griz was meant to be her man, the burly hottie with the gruff demeanor is perfect in her eyes. No one knows her past, sans her best friend, but when it appears to be knocking on her door Griz steps in. Everything is about to change for Deanna and Gr
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
You know when you have a book on your reader for so long and you can't actually remember why you bought or downloaded it
And then one day you just decide to read it and you think to yourself WTH. Why didn't I read this sooner.
This is what happened to me when I read the first book in this series.
It was such an awesome book that I read it in one night. And for those of you that know me, know that I love me some hot biker alpha male book.
The second book in this series did not disappoint me at all. T
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biker
need this book.....hope it is as funny as the first one

yep as good as the first book.....can not wait for the next one.......I am hoping we get a book about Pick..
this book like the first made me laugh.....loved Deanna and her mouth, she was never too shy to say anything.
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading the first one I had to read this one straight away as I couldn't wait for their story & wasn't disappointed - I can say I am hooked Lila!! ...more
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

“I was Deanna Drake, and I didn’t let anyone tell me what to do.”

Really, really liked it! Loved it!

We met Deanna and Griz in Holding Out, the first book of the series. I, for one, fell for both of them and knew their relationship would be a whirlwind because they are both stubborn. Plus, Deanna has an attitude that few can match and her nickname, ‘Hell Mouth’ kinda says it all. She’s in-your-face, blunt and tells it as she sees it. She cusses but only when the kids aren’t around.

Lady E
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. Hellmouth and Griz didn't disappoint. Deanna Drake is a woman of many secrets all of which are revealed pretty early on. We learn why the hellmouth keeps folks at a distance. Her past is pretty horrific and it explains why she needs Zara's friendship. Grady's secret was unexpected but not totally. Julian remains my favorite character of this series, but I do worry for he and Mattie. Because seriously Pick is unlike ANY biker I've read about up until this point and I look forward to hi ...more
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was one lucky person to get an ARC of this book. I have been impatiently waiting to read it. It didn't disappoint! I loved the story. I love Deanna's foul mouth, Griz's possessiveness and oh how I missed Julian's constant flirting!. The sex scenes were smoking hot but I would of preferred Griz to resist a bit longer and see more sexual tension. Bring on Book 3! ...more
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really enjoying this series, this is Griz & Deanna' book. Written in dual pov, got pulled into the story from the first couple of pages. Good to see how the rest of the characters are doing as well. ...more
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*WARNING* story contains explicit sexual content
This series is kind of like potato chips, betcha can't read just one! The girls are feisty, sarcastic, and kind. Lots of laugh out loud parts. The guys are hunky, caring, protective, and loyal. Great characters. The conflict of the story is difficult to stomach. I think it was very similar to book one though.
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG, I freaking loved this book!! Once I started it I was hooked!! I loved Deanna and Grizzly aka Dee and Grady.

You meet both Dee and Grady in book 1 Holding Out. I knew then that I wanted them together and I couldn't wait for their book. Dee was such a ball buster in Holding Out so it was good to see her be more vulnerable and see a softer side of her in her own book. I just love her.

Grady is the VP of the Hawks MC. Because he is older than Dee he puts off having a relationship with her but h
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
five stars for Deanna and Griz

Deanna is Zara's bestfriend. We meet her in book one of this series. She is vulgar,crazy spirited and very funny! she flirts with Griz openly but he refuses to take someone so much younger than him seriously until Deanna's life is threatened and jumps the gun by moving himself into her house.... just without her permission.
There is something about the close knit friends and family in this series. Its very contagious to the point you want to be apart of it. ultima
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lila was kind enough to give me an ARC ;)

I really like Dee and Grady's story and what happened between them and the way it blossomed. Definitely five stars!!! I couldn't put it down and wanted to keep reading to see what else happened and with little Swan just beautiful. I just loved these two as characters and love there story more then Zara and Talon's.

I do wish there was a bit more resistance between the two but I think the reason why Lila didn't is because they have been fighting demons with
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a pleasant surprise! My first Lila Rose read & I loved it!

Dee was a hoot. She was just crazy! I loved her friendship with Zara & Julian. I want him as my best friend, too. These three were hilarious together.

Grady was what Dee needed. He tried to hold off being with her cause of their age difference but it just couldn't be helped. I loved their banter & their chemistry. Swan was just adorable. Dee was perfect with her.

This book had me in stitches! I was laughing so hard. Good thing I
Caz Malpas

I loved this story, this to me is what a biker book should be, fast paced, sassy, smart mouthed h who is in need of help, nob head, all alpha, I take what's mine hero who turns out not a nob head but a really sweet, sexy biker guy! Will he, won't he save the h?

Loved it!

Next please......
I liked this one a lot more than the first book in the series. I thought that Grady/Griz was hot.
Megan Fall
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bikers-mc
Another fun read in this series. Love all the crazy characters!
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
**Review of the audiobook**

STORY: 3 Stars
OVERALL: 3 Stars

If I had not accidentally started listening to the CAROLINA SPRINGS CHAPTER spin-off, I would not be reading this series. This book is not at all as captivating, believable or entertaining as that one was!!! The only difference between this book and the first one are the names of the characters. Like Zara, Deanna is also hiding from her abusive ex-husband and like Talon, Griz is he
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
i really really enjoyed this book.. I did a thing and got all of the books in this series.. I love Griz and Deanna.. and who can forget lil Miss Swan..
We Met Dee and Griz in Holding out. Dee is the BFF of Zara and Griz (Grady) is the VP of the Hawks MC.
I loved how Griz was reluctant at first to go after what he wanted.. due to the age difference.. BUT once he realized her life was in danger, he vowed to just go for what he wanted because life is to short..
Slowly I am making my way thru this s
2OCC Reviews
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jessica
Another great novel with these characters. I love that we got to see all the characters from the first book and added a few. This one centered around Deanna and Griz. Yes there was an age difference and while at the start it played a big part but that fizzled our. I forgot that he was over 10 years older. They were a great match and I loved seeing him and his brothers working together to protect Deanna. There’s not much more I can say other then that I enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what’s nex ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Really enjoyed Griz and Deanna's story, I look forward to the rest of this series. ...more
Princess J. Antoinette
I must say I'm still captivated by this series... Let's see what else you got going on with Hawks MC Lila... Off to a quick novella and then to book 3!!!

Overall rating:
4* ~ A Good Read
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Climbing Out is book 2 in the series and gives us the story of Deanna and Griz. If you read Holding Out, which you should, you fell in love with Deanna’s snarky attitude and potty mouth. She was a HOOT and I loved her. The sexual tension between her and Griz was off the charts and I knew once those 2 got over whatever obstacle’s they needed to work and finally came to terms with their feelings it was going to be hot……and boy was it hot.

Griz is your typical badass biker man who is manly from head
Margreet Asselbergs
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc-romance
My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️

They call her Hell Mouth and Deanna Drake has earned that moniker, being that she has developed the hardest shell yet to be cracked. All in self-preservation, with a history like hers it isn't a big surprise, and there are few who can make their way under. One would be Zara, the Hawks MC's president's old lady and Deanna's best friend. Another might be Julian, their rather flamboyantly gay, human man radar. But the one who could completely break the shell down, and doesn't
Zulma Garcia
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was really lucky to be gifted this book by the author. Let me start by saying that before I started reading Climbing Out, I re-read Holding Out. I had forgotten how fantastic that book was, and Climbing Out did not disappoint!! Loved that I got to see the whole gang again Talon, Kitten, the kids, bikers and Matt and Julian... who can forget him?! Might be one of my all time favorites. This book is HOT!! Griz finally claims Deanna ! Griz/Grady with that dirty mouth of his is totally equaled by ...more
Desirae (Dee)
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read both books back to back, not that you have to, but it just was helpful to do it that way. They're both standalones so totally not an issue to read them separately. I was totally surprised that the ball busting bitch, Dee, could be so emotional. She so strong and sassy in the books that I was pleasantly surprised to see her sister side. Now Griz. That wasn't a surprise. His character is written so well. He so alpha but soft. Dominant but lovable. And with his daughter. Nothing is sexier th ...more
My Secret Book Spot
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Climbing Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club, #2) by Lila Rose
4 out of 5 stars

In Climbing Out we revisit the Hawks Motorcycle Club and catch up with some old friends. Although this could be read as a stand-alone, I strongly recommend reading Holding Out first.
Climbing Out is Deanna and Griz's story. They had a powerful connection in the first book of this series and now their pasts have caught up to them. Griz has some new responsibility he must shoulder. He has a young daughter most people do not know
Beth Slone
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing I love the story of Deanna and Griz. This was the best love story. Deanna and Griz are a great couple.

The characters that was in book 1 are also in this book and this one was even better than the first book. I really loved reading about Deanna and Griz Story they are amazing as a couple and this was great love story for them in book 1 you see some of it play out for them but this book is all about them and Swan I love her to. Swan is Griz daughter and she sounds so cute. I
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Lila Rose is also known as L. Rose.

Lila Rose has moved about Australia a lot of her life. Currently, she lives in country Victoria Australia with her husband and two children.

Lila is addicted to coffee, chocolate and reading.

She also loves to write humorous romance. For all novels that come from her weird brain, check out her website!

Other books in the series

Hawks Motorcycle Club (4 books)
  • Holding Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club, #1)
  • Black Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club, #3)
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“You look hot yourself, biker-man. So hot, I'm wet already.” He closed his eyes and groaned. “Shit, Dee. I want my fingers in you so much right now, just so I can taste you again.” 5 likes
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