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Shades (Evil Dead MC #3)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  3,179 Ratings  ·  250 Reviews
Shades hadn’t seen Skylar in years, and now here she was, the love of his life, riding back into his life on the back of a brother’s bike.
For years after Shades had lost Skylar, he’d tried satisfying the emptiness of losing her with booze, pussy and the club. He’d turned his frustration at having to give her up into a determination to climb the ranks of the club, but he h
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published October 27th 2014 (first published 2014)
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Finally I hit a five star read for me after a book slump. I almost want to just go ahead and start reading this book again right now. Yes, to me, it was that good. A believable story of young love gone wrong, coming back together and resurrecting that love into something stronger. I loved the characters in this book and again Ms. James had me LOL with the funny one liners these guys could come up with. The H was strong, loyal and when he did grovel he did it in a rational way that made my heart ...more
Jun 23, 2014 rated it liked it
3/4 Stars

I really enjoyed the previous 2 books but I struggled with this to be honest

Skylar came across more like a 19 year old and not a 29 year old and I wasn't really keen on Shades that much

Story was predictable and what saved it, for me, was that the Author has created some BRILLIANT secondary characters in these bikers so I probably will continue with series if only because I want to read Bloods STORY ( I loved his character !! ) Great line when he said to Skylar ' You couldn't handle me e
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bikers
This book gave me exactly what I wanted from an MC book. My only negative thought: Crash was the 'hero' of book two and had a woman. Why did this book make it seem like he had no one? Like their was a chick but they weren't together and there were issues? It left me confused. Okay one more negative- Why Letty? (Not a happy reader.) Also- I still don't like Cole from book one. I hate everything he did in this story. Okay fine- I have a few more complaints. Why did some people drop off the book pa ...more
Elfina Renee
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Its a good touch and go love story with some elements of MC woven in the storyline. However I felt the writer could have delve deeper into the lifestyle. It lacked realism, and at times felt juvenile in drama, and tame. Skylar's issues and insecurities in the relationship in my opinion were never really addressed and were swept under the rug. Lets just say, oh baby I love you and need you in my life, and how much you mean too me blaugh ....blaugh...and have killer make up sex to make it all bett ...more
Mar 24, 2014 marked it as to-read
It sounded like Shades and Skylar's relationship is going to be intense. And I'll probably love it. I'll miss the guys though since this probably won't be in California...

I really hope we don't have to wait till next year for this... *fingers crossed*
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Another MC story that I probably should have skipped.
Glenna Maynard
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biker, mc, favorites, romance
Another solid read from a superb writer. Highly recommend.
Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
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Looking for an intense Biker book? Looking for a Biker series that is very realistic and portrays the lifestyle with complete honesty? I highly recommend The Outlaw Series featuring The Evil Dead MC by Nicole James. The Outlaw series features members from the various chapters of The Evil Dead MC. The chapters range from the west coast to the deep south. The readers get inside of each of these area chapters and gets a feel for the dynamics that hold the Evil Dead MC together. The dynamic charact
Lu Bielefeld **
Segunda chance recheada de ação e cenas quentes. Não sei porque demorei tanto para ler este livro. Recomendo!
Second chance full of action and hot scenes. I don't know why it took me so long to read this book. Recommend!

"Fucking the blonde earlier tonight hadn’t even worked Skylar out of his head."

“You want that patch, you cut her loose. You hear me? You. Cut. Her. Loose.”

"guess I wasn’t worth it.”

“So the patch was more important to him than I was.”

“The club meant everything to me. That pat
Lisa Cullinan
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc-read, tpam-rec
Nicole does it again

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Another fantastic read from Nicole James, whom I swear, is becoming one of the best MC authors around. In this installment, the story revolves around Skylar and Shades. Long lost lover's that have met up again years later, and not because of a pleasant reunion. Again, we have a badass member of the Evil Dead MC Club helping their damsel in distress. Shades is smokin hot and Skylar is just enough strong/just enough sub
Oct 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Definitely a series I'll continue to follow can't wait for Wolf and Crystal's story!!
Nov 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
Couldn't finish. Too many uses of the exact thoughts and scenes from prior book. How can a different character have the exact same thoughts as another character?????
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This one was just okay, didn't enjoy it as much as Cole and Crash's story. Maybe it's because we are in another associate club of the Evil Dead MC took a while to get to know the characters, however I did like all the secondary characters.

Didn't feel the love between Shades and styler, like the first two books, but it's certainly worth reading if you want to continue with the series.

I will be reading Wolfs and Ghosts books soon.
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read

Good read. Skyler and Shades has an interesting story.

Shades is a great main character. He stayed steady and true throughout the story. You didn't have to learn to like him you just did. He did slip up but it wasn't something unforgivable.

Skyler was ok. She had her ups and downs. She had a great deal happen to her, but she did rise up.

Lots of hot sexy parts.
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: biker-mc, kindle
I think this series is going backwards in ratings. Outlaw had a 4 Star rating; Crash a 3 – 3.5 star; now we come to Shade. I’m seriously contemplating making a category called “Biker Books With Dumbass Heroines”. Shades would fit this category.

There was a lot going on with this book. It kind of reminded me of Outlaw with all sorts of rabbit trails going every which way, but where Outlaw pulled it off, this one fell flat. We had the rival MC after Skylar, the issues another chapter was having, a
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When it’s 4:30AM and I have to force myself to put the book down, it’s a sure sign that I LOVE THE BOOK!

Skylar grew up in the foster care system. Her mom dies when she was three and she never knew who her dad was. Her best friend in high school, Letty, would drag her on one adventure after another. Letty’s brother, Tyler, was a member of the Evil Dead MC and Letty and Skylar spent many summer nights partying with the boys. That’s where Skylar meet Shades.

Ten years ago, Shades was a prospect with
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Yes yes yes. Oh yes I loved this story. I did my usual and jumped right into the middle of a series but damn it's a great read. After reading this I'll definitely be going back and reading the other books in this series.

Shades and Skylar. Having separated years ago on bad terms they are thrown back together unexpectedly when Skylar runs away from big trouble. Shades wants Skylar back and knows he's gonna have to work hard to get her back. Life hasn't been easy for these two so they ain't gonna
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really love this series! Shades was really fun to read. I really love Ghost and I can't wait for his book. To be honest, Blood kind of grew on me too even though he was a huge douche at the beginning.
Lela Manuela
Love, Love love it!!!

Shades was amazing!


Can't wait for Ghost and then Blood to come out!!!

Write Nicole, write!!!!
Joanne Maltas
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
i absolutely love this series ..nicole james well done and cant wait to read wolf!!!!
Misti  Long
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First loves

Shades is moving up in the MC he's young and looking at being NO he lives for the club until the day he sees Skylar again. Skylar walked away from Shades 10 years ago thinking she'd never see him again. Well surprise surprise they do. What happens when first loved get a second chance??? Enough to leave me crying, shaking, at some points screaming, and other times laughing my butt off. ENJOY
Jamie Ellis
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hello love.....

Really, really and I mean really floved this installment. The storyline just flowed....angst, hot AF sex scenes, and again hot alpha biker male and a spitfire female. That is what I want in an MC read and this series has it in spades.
Check out all the hotness and even some laugh out loud moments.
Thanks Jamie Nibarger Ellis
Amy Davies
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Must read

Bloody love this series. Looking forward to reading Wolf's book. Shades keeps you hooked from the start, with his sexy way, dirty mouth and hot body. The way he handles Skyla is sweet, demanding and sexy.
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
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Arlene Adams
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mc-bikers
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Sherry Molock
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gets Better & Better

Wow, what a great story! I think each book gets better! This book focuses on Shade, who is a member of the Evil Dead MC Birmingham chapter. Initially I couldn't figure out why the author would focus on a secondary character from another EDMC chapter, rather than stick with characters from the chapter in the first few books (they're in California), but clearly the author knows what she's doing because this book was fantastic. I loved Shades and Skylar.

I loved the fact tha
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mc
I really liked this one and it is probably my favorite in this series so far. They could get better but after the last one bombed in a big way for me I was thinking I might not like the series after all. But this one was so much better.

It did start a little slow since the first part was a replay of what we already had to read during the past flashback in Crash's book but it picked up pretty quickly. I loved Shades, he was dedicated to his girl, put it all out there, and didn't take her crazy shi
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book. The whole series has been so good and this third novel was the best so far. The first book was Cole and Angel' s story, then we moved on to Crash and Shannon. In this book we move to another Evil Dead chapter ,away from California and across to Alabama to get Shades and Skylar's story. And what a story it is. I liked still hearing a bit about Cole and Crash but I really like the characters in this club chapter especially Ghost. Then there are the guys from New Orleans too. ...more
Michele A.
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Shades finally sees Skylar after almost 10 years of being apart and his old feelings come roaring back. Skylar left town after Shades broke her heart and wasn't too happy to return and find herself in his presence. Shades realizes that he needs to get Skylar back but she isn't so interested in putting her heart out there again. After being brought up in foster care and then having her heart stomped on by Shades, I saw where Skylar was coming from. Skylar ran away from her home and job after find ...more
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