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(Knights Rebels MC #2)

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Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness that he doesn't ever want to let go of.

Until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered.

She was only in it for the chase, for the thrill of capturing the unattainable.
But what happens when her world shatters around her, spiral
Kindle Edition, 375 pages
Published November 29th 2014
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
DNF @ 38%

Sadly the plot had two things I don't like....


...okay make that three. It also had the dreaded (view spoiler) plot line. Which in turn led to all of the secrets and drama.

WARNING: Plot spoiler ahead....

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Incandescent REVIEW HERE

Wow, totally blown away here.

From the moment Holly and Sy met in Incandescent I was screaming inside.

They had such an intense attraction that sizzled underneath. Sy's animosity and ambivalent attitude just made me want to peel back his layers. I wanted to see the man beneath the inked fortress he’s e
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MY RATING ☆☆☆☆☆ Affliction (Knights Rebels MC, #2) by River Savage


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I LOVED LOVED LOVED this WAY more than book 1!! This just made me feel, the emotional turmoil of losing a loved one, the battle of guilt, trying to move on with life, just so beautifully written, LOVED every moment of reading this and I freaking can not wait for the next book in this series!!

You really a
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
2 don't let the pretty pic fool you STARS

“She thinks no one can see it; see the hurt she hides behind, but to me it stands out, screaming for someone to take it all.
If only I weren't so fucked up, maybe I could help her.”

That's pretty much the books in two sentences.

The second instalment in the Knights Rebels MC series tells the story of Sy and Holly. Both characters were introduced in Incandescent. Holly is Kadence's best friend and Sy is part of Nix's MC. After really loving the f
aksana  -  4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42 -
dnf @ 70%


I simply couldn't bring myself to care about the characters. I dont know if it's because of me or because of the writing.

This book deals with some serious topics namely (view spoiler) but the writing was not good enough to deliver those emotions to me IMO.

And I just want to add that this whole
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.5 Stars***

After the events of the first book, I was really curious how the author was going to figure everything out between Holly and Sy....and I have to say, she did a good job!

First off, let me just say that Sy's past broke my freaking heart! Any time I saw those damn italics appear on page, I had to brace myself for some serious heart squeezing emotion.

The beginning of Sy and Holly's relationship was intense and dysfunctional. It was spurred on by pure lust and attraction. A lot of th
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3.75-4 Stars

I liked this one a lot better than the first one, although I find myself not having all that much to say about it at the moment. But that's what happens when you read 4 books in one day and get 1 hour of sleep.

Perhaps I might try to write a proper review on this later...but I doubt it.
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Y'all know I have love/hate relationship with MC books.

Well this one was great!!

It was alpha, gritty, and super sexy without the guy being a dick.

The perfect kind of MC book in my opinion!

I'm a bit worried about the next book but fingers crossed Ms. Savage continues to write "Polly Friendly" MC books!
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: safe-for-me, series
I know this book is generally highly rated and I recognize the quality of the work. However it was just too much sadness and despair for me to really enjoy in this genre. I liked the characters and admired them for trying to survive the tragedies in their lives, but there was so much sadness. Sy was such an asshole to her in he prior book I jut did not see it as a foundation for any friendship/relationship. I know he was dependable to her during her troubles, but I had a hard time letting go of ...more
This book leaves me torn. When I read Incandescent, I loved Sy. He was quiet and moody and mysterious. I even liked Holly. She was fun and a great friend to Kadence. But there was something different in this book. I'm not sure exactly what changed with Holly, but she felt off to me. Her fun personalty came off as annoying sass that was trying too hard. So it was really hard to connect with her in the beginning. And I really didn't like her for Sy.

It wasn't until the overlapping events from the
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

Most of the times in a series, the first book is amazing and the second is just a rewrite! This is not the case with this series! The story of Sy and Holly is beautiful!!!! Really beautiful! The writing is amazing and the plot moves again fast. The book is written again from a double POV (Holly's and Sy's) and POV is changed with every chapter (like in the previous book) but the author had another ace in her sleeve for this book. The book doesn't start where the previous book stopped but
Aug 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Smoking Hot Stars!!
I loved Holly and Sy in Incandescent. I was so excited that book 2 was going to be about them.
Holly with her smart ass mouth and don't give a shit attitude. She was awesome! She had me laughing calling Sy sunshine! Imagine a big bad ass biker tatted all over with a nickname sunshine. Haha! He defiantly was not a ball of sunshine. lol Sy was a whole lot broken. His flash backs made me teary eyed. Sy was perfectly fine living his life alone. He couldn't come to terms with his
This was a good love story centered around two people who struggle through some very heavy emotional issues to find true love and happiness. The story actually dealt more with their own personal struggles and the negative impact of being afraid to share and face the terrible losses in your life. Sy is one hot, moody, unhappy man who expects full disclosure from Holly but fails to completely put all of his cards down until the last part of the book. But I think he is one of the most sensitive her ...more
First off, I have been in a constant state of readiness ever since I read Incandescent and was introduced to Sy and Holly. I do love me some Kadence and Nix, but I really enjoyed Sy and Holly. If ever there was a couple that deserved to be together – it’s them. If ever there were two individuals, who based upon their past experiences, could help the other out – it’s them. From book one in the Knights Rebel series you are introduced to Sy’s character quiet, sullen, brooding and you are introduced ...more
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4 Sexy Sy Stars!

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Wow! This was a great book! I really liked it!!! Sy is sexy, tortured, and alpha! Found another new author to stalk.
Nov 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Copy kindly received from Ms. Savage in exchange for an honest review and blog tour...been waiting for this one!! Thank you..

FUCKING LOVED IT!! Full review to follow...

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Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS!!!! Enough said.
Sweet Daisey
Affliction was awesome. I love a good MC biker book and this was one of the best. Holly and Sy's story was a heartbreakingly touching emotional roller coaster. Sy was a rough, sexy alpha biker with a tragic past and a broken heart. Holly was a fun loving party girl until her life is shattered in an act of violence. Their chemistry was amazing and story really draws you in as Sy and Holly try to help each other heal from their emotional and physical wounds. I definitely recommend this book and lo ...more
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Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this one so much!! While reading the first one I looked forward to Sy and Holly's story! And hot damn it was a hot and fantastic read!

It had dark and heartbreaking moments but also lot's of joyful moments! First when I started it I suspected a different start so it did manage to surprise me.

Holly is a fun and sassy woman who isn't afraid to tell her how she sees it and when she doesn't agree.

Sy is a bossy alpha male who likes to tell his woman what to do and what he wants and expects
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: those in need of a quick biker fix and can forgive shortcomings. LOL
2.5 stars, same rating as the first, unfortunately
This starts off with a very devastated biker...and me, the reader, mad at women who deceive men in really raw ways. This trope is sooo done sometimes. Overcooked or unfinished.

But anyway, I kept reading and when the hurt and afflicted biker, Sy, tries and fails to fight his combustible attraction to a woman who is apparently "his type" (banging body and long blonde hair, like his ex, his kryptonite), the heat is ON.

Of course these two torch the
ok those two books i read were so good ! i can't wait to see the other 2 alpha biker hot dudes !!!! ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall it was a great MC read!
Definitely better than the first one!!
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Romance
Series : - 2nd in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - yes
Rating - 4 stars


Another great addition to the series.

Not as light-hearted as book 1 in my opinion.

The first 25% or so touches on the timeline and events from book 1 - I would say it is necessary to
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We met Holly in Incandescent as the totally cool BFF of Kadence. And then something awful happened to her at the end of the first book.

In the second book we get to find out how she and Sy got together. And we get to know what makes Sy Tick.

This story had me in tears in the first chapter and reading Sy's story was heartbreaking.

“I’m not letting you get lost again. I’m not letting you become me.”

He had so much patience with Holly, trying to get her to be the girl she was before the tragedy stru
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Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Five SuperSy Stars!!!" <3 ...more
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I've been wanting to start this series since forever!!! I kept hearing about the books but I never had the chance to sit down and read them. Affliction has got to be one of the best biker reads I've ever had the pleasure of reading.
The book is raw, emotional and it doesn't sugar-coat life's blows.
We meet Sy who is a member of the Knights Rebels MC. He is quiet, gruff and his eyes speak of danger and raw pain.
When Holly gets caught up in his world, their fates become entwined. Holly is deeply
*3.5 Afflicted Stars*

I'm sad to say that I have mixed feelings for Affliction. I absolutely loved Incandescent and after reading that, I had a new favorite author. River Savage did an outstanding job her first time out and I knew she would be an author to keep my eye on. And I did! When I saw there was a second book in the Knights Rebels MC series I was ecstatic. I loved the glimpses we got of Sy and Holly in the first book so when I realized the second one was gonna be about them, I was instant
Tara OG
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Going into this book I will admit I was nervous. You see, Nix is on my all-time book boyfriend list and there is always that fear that the next book won’t live up to the first. Fortunately for me Ms. Savage and her ability to not only write, but write about hot Alpha males and kickass women should make me realize that once a kickass author always a kickass author. Let’s be honest- broody, asshole, grunting men are my only requirements in books and she delivers tenfold. I’m almost certain this au ...more
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Having read and loved Incandescent, I couldn't wait to read Affliction, the second book in the Knight's Rebels MC series. Affliction was a but of a surprise, having a much more emotional story than the first book in the series. This book can absolutely be read as a standalone, although the characters are first introduced in Book One and some of the plot might be a little spoiler-ish.

Sy is angry, gruff, and hard-edged, having suffered a very, very painful loss several years before. He spends the
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River Savage is the Author of the Knights Rebels MC Series. She released her debut novel, Incandescent, in August 2014.

An avid reader of romance and erotic novels, her love for books and reading fueled her passion for writing. Reading no longer sated her addiction, so she started writing in secret. She never imagined that her dream of publishing a novel would ever be achievable.
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