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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,679 ratings  ·  142 reviews
Johnnie 'John-boy' Donovan is the new VP of the Death Dwellers MC. While the club president, his cousin Christopher 'Outlaw' Caldwell, is on his honeymoon, Johnnie is left in charge. With Outlaw's return just a week away, he just wants things to run smoothly and without a hitch. But trouble is brewing for the Death Dwellers and an evil from his past may be back to haunt hi ...more
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published April 5th 2014 by Kathryn Kelly
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May 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, arc, 2, biker-mc
2.5 misunderstood stars

Misunderstood is a book that I wanted to loved but sadly barely liked. Just to be clear it has nothing to do with the writer's style or talent, it was the female leads in this book that ruined it for me. Kendall is one you would expect to be strong based on her description but her actions were the total opposite, making her weak. Don't get me started on Meggie, because she was just a bitch that EVERYONE catered too, oh my god. I wanted to smack the females for being them

**Note to readers who plan on reading this in the future: I HIGHLY SUGGEST that you read MISLEAD before embarking on this novel since Johnnie is first introduced there.**

Misunderstood was a solid read but did struggle with issues with cohesiveness and disheveling all over the place.

Those of you who have followed Outlaw and Meggie’s story from Misled to Misappropriate know about Johnnie and his not so subtle attraction for Meggie.

But, as we all know, she’s off limits and is in love wi
I'm sorry to say that this story just didn't do anything for me. I was looking forward to Johnnies story but I just didn't feel the connection between Kendall and him. It felt flat and that he just settled for her. **SPOILER**

Because she became pregnant. He didn't love her. He still loved Meg and Kendall just appeared weak. I know things were tough but she was so needy and her life couldn't possibly be right without Johnnie in it.

Yeah, this story just left me flat.
Alpha Possessive Heroes

Ugh.. where to start? I didn't really feel the connection between Johnnie and Kendall. He was still pinning for Meg! I was waiting.. maybe half way of the story he could redeem himself but was so disappointed because by the end of the book he was still hung up on her! I'm all into love triangle stories but this one didn't sit well on me. Johnnie and Kendall together? I didn't believe it. He spent the whole time in love with Megan then few pages he's not anymore? Really?

Kendall was unlikeable he
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: didi-reviews
DiDi's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 Stars

WHOA!!! I am still reeling over Misunderstood. I was excited yet hesitant to start it because I was suffering a atruegemawardmajor book hangover from JR Ward's THE KING and I was scared that would impact my being able to stay focused on Misunderstood. Happily it didn't, from page one of Misunderstood I was hooked!

How do I even review Misunderstood without spoilers? I can't. What I can say is that fans of the Death Dwellers series have
I really did know better, BUT it helps my reading challenge!

con: This series will more than likely continue.
pro: I will not continue it, however. ;)

To each his own.

Happy Reading.

Jeannie Zelos
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Misunderstood, Death Dwellers' MC; Book 2, Kathryn Kelly

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I love good contemporary romance, and have read some cracking biker books, so asked for this. Still, having read it I wondered if I was going to be alone in really not enjoying it....and it seems this is a Marmite series, one you either love or hate. Maybe hate is too strong, but certainly dislike.
So what went wrong for me? Well, Kendall – an attorney so supposedly an intelligent
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
OMG! Misunderstood is amazing! Sleep was lost over this book because I could not put it down. I was hooked from page one. Like I have mentioned this book is not for the faint of heart but if you love biker books than this is a must read series!! It is full of everything you expect from a MC book, action, violence and tons of hot bad boy bikers. With every book in this series I fall more in love with the characters. I also develop more of a hatred for Big Joe a.k.a Megan’s dad. I really hope he i ...more
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-reviewed

I am loving this series more and more. I have got to be honest though. This book has a lot going for it with the story but I am already getting a bad feeling of disgust and dislike for Kendall. John Boy's new love interest we met in the last book trying to seduce Outlaw "Christopher". Without throwing out spoilers left and right I do realize that Kendall has been through a lot of horror and heartbreak but it seems that no matter what has happened her mind is 99.9% on sex. She says she's not a wh
The second book in the Death Dwellers series by Kathryn Kelly. Kendall Miller's sister was kidnapped and Kendall is forced to comply with her ex-boyfriend's demands. Kendall was sent to seduce Outlaw at a party and failed. She ended up in his cousin, Johnnie's bed instead. Johnnie is acting Prez of the Death Dwellers while Outlaw is on his honeymoon but there are forces that want to destroy them all.

I grabbed Misled and read it first when I knew I was going to read this but there is another boo
Tammy Santiago
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
omg Johnnie how I love you.I never knew you were so complicated.
I received an arc of this book and even though I loved the first two, this book to me was even better.
The story was riveting and I found myself ignoring everyone and everything around me until I finished.I would laugh then scream then be like really I mean just really.
I loved the chance to see how the whole gang was doing and even though we lose a couple in this one I feel it didnt alter the story at all.and yes Outlaw is still a c
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent addition to this fabulous series! Not for the faint of heart, this book is full of sex,death and rowdy bikers! This book was full of twist and turns and had we on the edge of my seat. Johnnie is left in charge of the club while Christopher (Outlaw) is away on his honeymoon and all hell breaks loose, old enemies return and nothing was as it seems! Kendall's sister is taken and in order to get her back she is suppose to get close to Christopher but gets on Johnnie's radar! What h ...more
Tracy Beaton
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Johnnie Johnnie Johnnie......oh how I loved Johnnie.....another great read from this MC series. I'm loving these boys and can not wait for the next chapter in the Death Dwellers'

I received a copy of this book late last night and once I opened it, I could not put it down. Such an amazing read, well done Kathryn Kelly you have done it again, don't know why you were sweating over this So any MC lovers out there you need to get this book.
Gi's Spot Reviews
Dec 06, 2015 marked it as can-never-read
Shelves: baby-drama
And door number two...has a twist...Emotional cheating... ( settling for girl who got pregnant while hung up on someone else). Isn't that refreshing...
Self note:
Rachel T
Combined review with books 1.5 and 2 for The Reading Cafe 24 May 14

5 out of 5 for this reader folks!

OK! Harder book review to write, simply because this is one of the grittiest motorcycle club (MC) series I have ever read. I do have to write a small disclaimer here as this is certainly the farthest from PG reading one can get. If you are squimish and/or sensitive (keep reading to find out what there is to be s
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Just got done reading the entire series that's in the collected box set. This one is gritty and gory and Outlaw is the ultimate MC alpha with his dirty dirty mouth and his penchant for shooting people in the middle of their foreheads. Meggie is 15 years younger than him, but they connect on more than one level. The other MC guys are shaped well here, and I liked all of their individual stories, but I hate, hate, hate Kendall. :) Worth the wait to read the entire series right in a row. ...more
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
MISUNDERSTOOD, the third book in the Death Dwellers MC Series, is the darkest MC romance yet. A thrilling, gut-wrenching story with a focus on conquering the past to make way for the future, Misled and Misappropriate (the first and second books in the Death Dwellers MC Series) should definitely be read first. Additionally, I will warn you, the path to resolution and absolution in this story is not an easy one. With a style closer to a psychological thriller than a romance, this story is deeper, ...more
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Misunderstood by Kathryn Kelly

This is book two in the series and although I didn't read book one, I was able to catch up quickly.

John is VP for the Death Dwellers MC and he's in charge while the club's President is on his honeymoon. This story must take place either right where book one left off or shortly thereafter. John's dealing with a beautiful redhead who tried to seduce his Prez before he left on his honeymoon. He dealt with her by taking her to his room and having sex with her. He's also
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Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well, we got a little break from the darkness reading Misappropriate, book 1.5 in the Death Dwellers MC series, but Kathryn Kelly really throws us right back in with this one. A lot of heartbreaking things happen in Misunderstood.

I didn't love this book as much as I loved the first two books but it did have a HEA, hot sex, and funny moments. I loved that about it. I'm really glad there's another book for this couple. I was a little unsatisfied with the ending and I'm looking forward to seeing J
Apr 26, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a tough book for me to rate. I loved John Boy and enjoyed every part that didn't involve Kendall. I just hated her. I wish Spoon, Grandda, anyone, someone took her out. I understand she went through some ugly stuff, she falls apart and becomes a self centered invalid. These men need strong women and Kendall wasn't strong. Was there anytime she truly thought of anyone but herself. Did she at anytime step out of her own self pity to fight for her sister, Johnny or his club? She drinks and ...more
Simona Misevska
3 stars
I expect to be 5 star book for me but it was not that great like the first 2 books.

Where to start??ok first from the worst - 3 POV personally for me i hate 3 POV,i can t connect with the characters and it must be written really to hook me and to continue reading,first 2 books were this not so much.Half the book i didn't understand from which POV is,it was
literally mess and i don t like when authors try to give us story from other couple in this case it's Motorcian and Baily,they will ha
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was ok

I've struggled a bit with the previous two books and didn't intend to read this one but the lure of Johnnie and Mortician was just too great to resist. I read a little way in and thought 'what the hell' so then I checked the reviews and finding them all good I went back to reading but I just don't get it, it didn't work at all for me Kendal, I'm struggling for words to describe her, we're supposed to believe she's a lawyer....really she comes across as a complete idiot and annoyed
Third book in the series for me. Enjoyed books 1 and 2 very much. I became very invested in the characters from the first two books. Overall Misunderstood was a good read for me. I liked reading more about Chris, Megan, Johnnie, Mortician and all of the other characters. I did not like Kendall and never connected to her. I enjoyed reading more about all of the other characters especially Christopher/Outlaw and the background history of the club. The relationship between Johnnie/Kendall will be c ...more
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biker-goodies


it was good that it didn't end with all hearts and flowers and ,, I love you,, here and there, because if the timeline of the majority of the book was 5 days...

I feel for Kendall and Johnnie but, damn I wanted to slap them both so fucking much if wasn't even funny... well I hope we goona see more of them in the next book because their are still quite new and et the beginning so I'm hoping it would be good to see small novella for them or part of the other stories


can not wa
Theresa Collopy
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an arc for an honest review & I have to say: I love this series. If you haven't read the other books in the Death Dwellers MC series yet stop right now and go read the other 2 ~ I love all the characters in these books and the fact that each character is reoccurring in each book so it is an actual story not just about sex and relationships between the characters only (although this book is full of super hot down dirty & steamy sex) You get the entire gang. This is Johnny' ...more
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc
Oi ... I think they need to just off a lot of family members this is getting crazy they keep showing up and causing problems ... lol fantastic series but all the big bads have been family members sigh kind of reminds me of my own family actually .... hahaha oi I just love MC based book they are so much fun to read
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
More please

I went into this story missing some of the between the first and this book. Soon was lost abit. It didn't take away from the rest of the story.
Lynn Reynolds
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 4.5 Stars

This was the hardest book to listen to so far in this Death Dwellers series. One reason is the voice actor. Mr. Valor does a great job in bringing the harsh reality of Kendall's world to life. There is no way that you won't feel something for this latest book. It's a story that is the most violent and our narrator makes you sit up and pay attention. You can almost feel her pain.

One good thing is that since this is Johnnie's story, the swearing isn't as bad as the previous book.
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I started this series with high expectations as Misled had quite a lot of glowing reviews and left me grasping for more. Whilst beginning Misunderstood I had some trepidation's, as it’s reviews and feedback was not so positive. Misunderstood is surprisingly enjoyable, with Johnnie revealing a lot of his and Christopher's past and leaving you with more of an understanding of their family life. Whilst Kendall initially appeals to me, I didn't think her character would after the bachelor party lap ...more
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Here we have Johnnie’s story. Outlaw and Meggie are off on their honeymoon, and as the VP Johnnie has been left in charge of the club. It’s gone really well, no problems, and they only have 5 days to go until Outlaw and Megs get home. Of course though how boring would this story be if that was it, just general day to day life in an MC clubhouse.

Kendall is in trouble. Her ex, Spoon, part of the Torpedo’s MC has taken her sixteen year old sister to force Kendall into getting info on the Death Dwe
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Kathryn Kelly is living her dream and writing books. She's always been an avid reader and still devours books in her spare time. She also enjoys football, socializing, music, eating, and jokes. In her head, she's the ultimate biker babe. In reality, she's an ordinary girl-next-door and a native New Orleanian. Since the release of Misled in December 2013, she’s been living her dream of writing book ...more

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