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Beautiful Outlaw (Savage Outlaws MC #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  3,888 Ratings  ·  327 Reviews
After ten years of surviving as a walking, talking, living doll, Laura feels dead inside.

She has sacrificed everything for her family, marrying a man she could never love. Her husband doesn’t beat her, doesn’t berate her. He transforms her, forcing her to live as a stand-in for his long dead wife. She stays silent as piece after piece of herself disappears, willing to do
Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published November 16th 2014 (first published November 15th 2014)
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky, and B*tchy ⚓️ Steamy Reads
DNF @ 28%

I really wanted to like this, but I can't buy into the premise. It just feels silly to me for some reason.

Also, I don't like the time jumps. They make the story feel super choppy, not to mention that Shay's healing and transformation after 10 years of abuse took place off page, in a short period of time, in "four months later" fashion.

I felt cheated.

I also didn't like how the H had NO interest in the h until her appareance did a 180 and then - bam - insta love done poorly.
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
2 stars. DNF @75%.

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You know who you are, you snake. By the way, your name is very apt.
If you decide to delete your posts then it's too late because I already took a couple screenshots. So…to use your words…why don't you crawl back under your rock, XXXXX?

While I was reading Beautiful Outlaw a friend sent me a link to a specific review (said review is not related to Beautiful Outlaw). I'd be lying if I said it didn't affect me. Just once I'll zip it and won't say what I didn't like about the book I
4 Outlaws Stars

Forced to marry at a young age to save her mother, Laura has been pretending to be someone else for years. No literally, her husband forces her to become like his deceased wife, even going as far as to call her by her name. She undergoes multiple surgeries and is forced to dress and act a certain way, to keep her psychotic husband happy. One day he pushes her too far and she finally goes to her brother for help.

Jeremy calls in his best friend and military buddy, Bowie. Bowie is th
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Even bada$$es need to be coddled from time to time...
I found a new author to stalk, yup, Emily Minton...beware. I have my 'biker legs' now and I need more Outlaws MC. I didn't get enough of those bada$$ dirty-talkin' bikers. I have more questions and I can't wait to get the answers...cuz I'm still sitting here shaking my head, thinking WTH just happened? It's five-o'damn-clock in the morning and I've been up all night because I couldn't stop turning the pages on my Kindle. Beautiful Outlaw is ad
Jacqueline's Reads
Nov 25, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Mr. Bowie Stars

Within the first chapter I was hooked with Beautiful Outlaw.

Laura marries a man to save her family. She never realizes the man she married just wanted his dead wife back. Ten years later, Laura is molded into her husband’s dead wife and she can’t take it anymore. Laura asks her brother for help and he brings her to Bowie.

Bowie is VP of a MC.

And thus the story begins…

Laura is now Shay and she is very scared. Bowie comes to pick her up and he has this no-fuss attitude, he’s in a
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Joanna Wylde meets Kristen Ashley.
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Well...can't say I really enjoyed this one, unfortunately :(

Laura has been married to a man she doesn't love for 10 years. She did this to save her family. To be honest, I found the reasoning a bit ridiculous. I think there would have been other options to solve the problem, but since she was only 18 I tried to overlook this stupid mistake. The man she married makes her change herself into the spitting image of his dead wife. If she doesn't comply, there will be consequences. When I say change,
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was so excited to start a new MC series that has a possessive alpha and no cheating. Unfortunately I knew from the prologue that this might not be a good book for me. Laura/Shay's reason behind her loss of innocence and her terrible marriage was absolutely ridiculous. I was honestly annoyed from the beginning. Then we get to Bowie who was a total ass. I didn't like him at all, I hated the way he treated her and had her branded like an animal. I also didn't like they way he kept telling her to ...more
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
“Fuck, baby. Your pussy is amazing."

"Please," She begs, fighting against the grip I have on her and the slow pace I've set.

Giving into her desire, I fill her hot pussy to the root. Being inside her is like nothing I've ever felt before. It's like her pussy was made just for my cock. It's mine and no one, no-fuckin’ one will ever take it from me.

Pulling out to the very tip, I pause a moment before slamming back inside her. "You're mine, baby. This pussy is mine. Say it, Shay."

Her eyes are unf
Married to a man who has molded her to be like his dead wife, Laura has spent the last ten years as a shell of her old self. Knowing that if she doesn't get away, the last shred of who she is will disappear. Reaching out to her brother who she stopped talking to, she reveals the truth about what she did for family. Reacting swiftly, Laura finds herself with a new identity and under the protection of VP of the Outlaws Bowie. Bowie isn't sure about what had Laura running to him, but he plans to ke ...more
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Beautiful Outlaw and I just loved it! Im a biker girl all the way and the grittier the better. This didn't disappoint. Laura married a man to save her family. What she really didn't expect is the become someone else in the process. Marcus demands her to become Gwendolyn, his dead ex-wife. Marcus doesn't physically beat her but he does abuse her mentally which can be just as bad. But she endured to save her family. But after years of the mentally abuse, he finally gives her the ul ...more
Glenna Maynard
Just finished and OMG this is Emily's best work to date and don't get me wrong I love everything I read of hers but this was fantastic! Bowie damn he has a mouth on him and I love it. My full review to come soon.
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2014, mc-romance, 4-stars
4 "Promising Debut to Another MC Series" Stars.

I have to say I'm a total MC romance lover, but what really intrigued me about this read, was the unique set-up for this story. Namely, the heroine's flight from a controlling, psychotic first husband, who was attempting to turn her, one piece at a time, into the splitting image of his dead first wife. In particular, I wanted to see how Emily Minton would weave this auspicious start with the romance, as presumably, a woman fleeing a controlling ex
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Such a great story. To me, this story felt so different then the same old nitty gritty sex filled Mc books I keep running across. I've been on an MC kick for two years straight, looking for a gem in these rough stories. Let me tell you- this one finally meets everything I was looking for.

There was:
Sexy times
Club business
Stupid club whore trying to cause problems
Issues with other clubs
A bad President
A rough hero who tried to be more of a good man for the heroine but still was rou
4.5 Sweet and smoking stars
Great start to a new series. Shay is your sweet heroine who gives up her life for the protection of her family and marries a mad man to save her sick mother. After 10 years of hell, she finally asks her brother to help her escape. He sends her to his long time best friend and fellow soldier, Bowie who is now VP of the Savage Outlaws. Thus begins a love story that is one of the best I have read in the MC/biker genre in a long while. Bowie is surely one of the best heroe

It was cute biker story, nothing too harsh as in other MC stories. It was enjoyable and quick read for me, but unfortunately sometimes it felt she just got trapped from one asshole to another one but in different way. I thought she is gonna toughen up bit more and not be sooooo agreeable to almost everything, well she thew some sass here and there but it just didn't feel right form me. The epilogue got me!!! honestly I'm looking forward to more books but I hope I'm gonna like them bit more
Nov 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s-2014
We're introduced to Laura, a tormented and frightened 28 year old young woman, who has been living a lie for that last ten years. Since the age of 18, Laura was manipulated into marrying a lunatic of a man to ensure the safety of her family. Now ten years later and Laura is nothing more that a walking ghost. The ghost of Gwendolyn. Her husband's first wife. Formerly a blond, blue eyed bombshell, filled with lively energy bursting through her veins, Laura is now a skeletal redhead. A photo shoppe ...more
Jul 11, 2015 rated it liked it

I read the blurb for this book and just knew I had to read it but since I'd forgotten to make a note of the title or author it took me awhile to find it again.
At eighteen years of age Laura marries a man in his forties, a man who calls her Gwendolyn, the name of his first wife and over the next ten miserable years she's moulded into the woman he wants her to be, makeup, clothes, hair, brown contacts to cover her blue eyes and of course the six surgeries, she's little more than a life sized doll
Nov 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Have loved this Author's previous books but really struggled with this...

Thought the characters were not that well developed and the story predictable, the usual MC stuff, hot badass biker, gorgeous, hot ( of course ) girl, crazy ex,bla, bla bla......

What saved it ( I think? ) was the Epilogue , I probably will read more in the series but only if I stumble across them
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This was the first book that I have read by Emily Minton and I can say for a fact that it will not be the last. Beautiful Outlaw is the first book in the Savage MC series and believe me people when I say it will take you on one hell of a ride. At times I was cursing out Bowie, mentally wanting to slap Shay, as well as slapping a couple other people upside the backs of their heads and mumble that they are idiots. The thing is though,
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
3.5 stars

This one was interesting. I liked the story line - it was unique which is always refreshing. There were some things that bothered me - Bowie and Shay's relationship seemed very rushed. I didn't buy that he had a thing for her just because he listened to Locke's stories about her - and given her past, I would have thought there would have been a lot more push back from Shay when he "claimed" her. Then there were some very abrupt chapter endings. They would be in the middle of a situation
Crazii Bitches
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such an awesome MC book!! The bikers were hot and the sex was hotter!! Bowie was a bad boy through and through but he was also thoughtful, loving, loyal, and tatted up!! Shay was a beautiful, independent, loving, caring, but she was still fearful & a little by broken on the inside. The chemistry between Bowie & Shay was undeniable. Bowie was always intrigued by Shay, but once he got to know her he fell head over heels for her. Shay was skeptical of her feelings towards Bowie, she didn't ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
What can I say, Emily Minton brilliant book. Loved it from the first page until the last.

Bowie sometimes freaked me out, but he's a biker what did I

Loved the story and can't wait to read the next one.

Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked it but I couldn't connect to the characters.
Maria "Rosie" Poli
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been turned on to MC books! I was taken in by this story from the moment I started reading. My Kindle went with me everywhere; including into the kitchen while making dinner. I could not put it down!!! There were moments where my heart was racing and I couldn't read fast enough; I was anxious to find out what was going to happen next. Thank you Emily Minton, you have made me an MC reader! I just downloaded your other books. I can’t get enough.

Laura (Gwendolyn) had sacrificed her life to h
2 stars..


I really wanted to love this! But I just couldn't!

I loved how possessive Bowie was, but really, he sounded more like an A$$ rather than an alpha!


Also, apparently Shay was into the 'I'm not a doormat' business.

Unfortunately, she didn't own it.

What she owned was actually being the worst kind of doormat.

I mean, I don't mind reading about doormats.. but this was the worst kind! The whole time, I really wanted to b****-slap him rather than kiss him!


And finally, what was wrong with that
Ashley Lenderman
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
After reading the synopsis of this book I knew I wanted to read it immediately. I was drawn from the start. As I got further through the book I had a hard time with the flow of the story. It was kind of all over the place the first part of the book so I had a hard time connecting with the characters. However I kept reading because I was so intrigued how it all would end.

When Bowie comes in to the picture I must admit I didn’t quite get their attraction to one another at first. I felt Laura would
For a bunch of MC members, they sure talked a whole lot.
In a nutshell this is how everything went down:-
Hero talked on the phone, slammed phone, kissed the girl, whispered dirty things in her ears, talked about bad guy, rode on bikes, met bad guy, talked to bad guy, rode bikes, get lockdown, talked about lockdown, girl got kidnapped, talked about girl got kidnapped, tortured bad guy, bad guy fessed up, talked about who gets to kill bad guy, went to girl's holdup place, talked about who gets to
Lyndi loathes love triangles
I'm a little torn on this one. On one hand, helloooo sexism and mysogistic asshole bikers. On the other hand, the plot was intriguing and intense.

When you pick up a romance novel featuring a motorcycle club, you know you're gonna have to forgive and look past a certain amount of Neanderthal behavior and degradation of women. That's just "how it is" or whatever. This book seemed to take it one step further than I'm used to. I mean, Bowie basically puts Shay on display like a prized cow, cupping a
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