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Luke's Cut

(Hell's Eight #8)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  291 ratings  ·  43 reviews
He's the last bachelor standing among the men of Hell's Eight, and he'll settle for nothing less than passion…

Unencumbered by wife or family, Luke Bellen is the obvious member of Hell's Eight to lead a treacherous trek across Comanche territory. But Luke suspects he will never know another minute's peace when photographer Josey Kinder joins the wagon train. Whip-smart Jos
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published November 23rd 2017 by HQN Books
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Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

It was good, but not as good as the first two books.

Luke, the last single man of the Hell's Eight, finally meets his darling, Josie. It was slow in parts and hot in others. Loved seeing some of the gang again, especially Sam & Bella.

Now I know this is the last member of Hell's Eight, but there was a story line started in this book that didn't reach it's conclusion...does that mean there's another book?
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Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Luke’s Cut is the eighth book in the Hell’s Eight series and it is a great addition to the erotic historical romance series. Luke Bellen is the last one who is still single and wonders if he is meant to settle down. He’s seen big changes at Hell’s Eight ranch and can’t put his finger on it but he’s looking for something more. What he can’t figure is why the pretty photographer has caught his eye. Josie Kinder is here to photograph her uncle’s wedding and is so contrary to Luke that every move sh ...more
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This wasn't as bad and as smexed up as some of the the others in the series to me and had a bit more substance and better editing than in the past.
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Luke Bellen is the last bachelor of the infamous and dangerous Hell's Eight and seeing all the happily married couples around him has made him feel restless. Unlike his friends, he doesn't feel ready for settling down on the ranch, but that doesn't mean he doesn't feel a little lonely when he sees the closeness the other couples have. Josey Kinder has spent most her life for apologising for existing and doing her best to become invisible, however, heading into the rough and beautiful terrain of ...more
*****Ok, ok, ok! Was just informed this book is out now, today!!! OMG! Yea! Going to the store to find it tomorrow, ASAP, stat!*****
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Received 4 stars @ RT Book Reviews

Miniseries: Hell's Eight book 8
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reading Luke's Cut makes me want to reread these eight books so much! There are some of the BEST romances I've ever read. If you love a bit of historical, a lot of adventure and a ton of intimacy and banter, you need to read each couple's story of the Hell's Eight series. I loved how Luke's Cut went over the beginnings of Hell's Eight and gave such a great story for Luke! I've been watching for this one to come out! I love Sarah McCarty's writing so much and love her Shadow Wranglers and Promise ...more
Les Romantiques
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Reviewed by Fabiola
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Luke’s Cut is the 8th and last volume in the Hell’s Eight series by Sarah McCarty. It’s a very peculiar series with some very dark volumes and other more light. Strangely (or not lol), my favorites are the lightest ones. Luke’s Cut is indeed the lightest volume and I think she concludes it perfectly.
The Hell’s Eight series is an addictive one I discovered with Sam and Bella’s story in Sam’s Creed, and I
Cindy ~
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
A final return to the Western Frontier with the last man of the Hell's Eight to finally find his woman.

Luke Bellen is feeling a bit nostalgic. Both for times past and a little envy that all of the men he went through hell with as children have all now found their mate and are settling down and starting families.

It's due to this he agrees to accompany the woman that took them in and raised them to the Montoya Ranch to help with the delivering of Sam and Bella first child. As this requires trave
As this one started out Luke was a bit melancholy, it seems like he was being left behind with all of his Hell's Eight mates finding their women. It didn't help that the a friend was getting married to a women he hoped would be his. I think Luke knew this woman wasn't for him, but he wanted what his friends had.

I wasn't sure about Josie at first, but as the book went on I really liked her. Loved how she kept Luke on his toes and he threw Josie off. When Josie could relax she had fun with Luke du
I liked the book but the chacters seemed off. Josey's upbringing didn't match her personality. She is timid and tries not to be noticed but she isn't hurt when Sam's family rejects her present. At the point where Luke turned his back on her, she runs after him, given her up bringing her personality should have prompted her to leave Luke and the family, especially when the family reject her gift. That part just didn't make sense. It almost seems as though a portion of the book was cut out.
Fabiola Chenet
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The sweetest book in the series :-) Fans will be surprised.
I would have loved an epilogue with every one of the Hell's Eight men and their mate, their family and their friends.
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)

3.5 Stars

Luke Bellen is the last bachelor of the infamous and dangerous Hell’s Eight and seeing all the happily married couples around him has made him feel restless. Unlike his friends, he doesn’t feel ready for settling down on the ranch, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel a little lonely when he sees the closeness the other couples have. Josey Kinder has spent most her life for apologising for existing and doing her best to become invisible, however, heading into the rough and beautiful t
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Seems like she ran of of eroticism with this one. No way near as hot and steamy as the others. It was a disappointing ending to a series for me.
May 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I absolutely loved Caine's Reckoning and it's strong successor, Sam's Creed. After that, the books started to go rapidly downhill. They felt formulaic and the larger story that tied them together soon was resolved without involving, in any substantial way, the last 4 men of Hell's Eight. For all intents and purposes, McCarty could have had Hell's Four and then started a different book series for the others. Where the earlier books introduced you to some degree to the next man in line for a book ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it liked it
I had waited for this book so long that of course I was going to be disappointed, but not so much. Luke and Josie the little photographer have chemistry between them, but in a way she too much bipolar to be believable. Anyway it's a good book because we got a glimpse of almost everybody from the Hell's eight and it was a good thing because so much time has passed since the first book. This will always be one of ma favorite western romance series.

Ho aspettato cosí tanto per questo libro, che ovvi
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Big Fan of Sarah McCarty and was wondering if she would get to Luke’s story and was definatly not disappointed with the wait. The strong, sexy men of Hell’s Eight never disappoint and Ms McCarty didn’t either. Loved Luke and Josey’s story and the way she brought in past characters to bring the book all together, not as great as the first two books of Hell’s Eight but was a great read and loved all of them in this series
Luke is not sure he will survive the trek he and the sexy photographer will b
Anna Swedenmom
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A different elemental layer of a book. Spicey, erotic, sweet, sexy, romantic, loving as well as harsh. From each element the story pulls you into a world of hard life that has love in all its forms. The one thing I can say about this author is she does not leave her readers disappointed.. Because the layers of the book totally kept my attention it was difficult for me to decide on a rating. The only fair thing I can do is give it five stars. This is a good read, one I will keep to reread. I so e ...more
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Final edition to Hell's Eight series. Love this series and Luke's Cut did not disappoint. Lots of chemistry between Luke and Josie,adventure,hot alpha male, and what life was like in 1800's for the men and women. Josie is a typical woman of the times born out of wedlock,trying to not bring too much attention to herself but with a taste of adventure. Luke is a typical male,hard,resourceful,big heart,protective of his Hell's Eight family and knows what he wants and he wants Josie. On a trip to esc ...more
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
It took a long time to b published, but the wait was worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed this last Hell Eight chapters. It tied all together. Several surprise, which I wish had not bee glossed over, but it was alright in the long run. If you have the Hell Eight I would recommend that you re-read them first so you have the details down. I did not re-read (too impatient) and I had to interrupt my reading to check some details in the previous books.
Denise Schenk
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
I have read all of the Hell's Eight books. There was a long wait for this book to come out. I had trouble remembering what happened in the other books.

The book can be read without reading the other books. I enjoyed the story of Luke and Josie this book was interesting to read about Josie's choice of a career. Josie also had a hard life coming up just as Luke and the other eight boys.

I love Sarah McCarty's writting and would love to see more books from her.
Cynthia Skeezix
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Luke and Josie...

I have always been a huge fan of Sarah McCarthy and her books. I loved them from book 1 to book 8. I hope more stories about Hell's Eight come out, they're all characters that are endearing to the heart in their own special way. Luke found his happiness just like his fellow Hell's Eight brothers. He found happiness and adventure with a woman who is he equal and other half of his soul.
Judy C
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the final installment of the Hells Eight Series! Luke is the last to find love. I’m a huge fan of this series but I was expecting more considering the other books were so good. I though Luke character was lacking something that the other guys had. Joseph was like able but they didn’t have the chemistry I was hoping for. I’m glad the book was written and we have all of the men’s stories. I was just hoping that after all this time Luke would of wowed me like Sam or Tracker.
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it
First, I'm a huge fan of the Hell's Eight series. Luke's story was a long time coming so I was very excited to start this one. Overall it's a sweet story, but it lacked the intensity of the previous books of the series. There were limited romantic moments and the book just didn't deliver the breathless excitement that I've come to expect from Mrs. McCarty. I was a little disappointed. This one does however check in with lots of characters from previous books.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved it! I have been looking forward to this last book in the series for a long time. I was hooked from the beginning and not disappointed. The push and pull between Luke and Josie was great. There were so many situations that kept me riveted to my seat. I just wanted to hide away so I could stay inside this book till I was done.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
It was great to dive back into a Western setting, I have not read one of those in a while. Josie was a great heroine with a love of photography and a determination to explore and defy the societal standards for women at the time. I'm definitely interested to go back and read the rest of the series (I didn't realize this was the last book!)
It took me a long time in between book 7 and this 8th offering, it was worth the wait for me as the read was not perfect but pretty good nonetheless. Too bad this series is now complete but what a cool spin-off it would be to follow the next generation of Hell's Eight when all the kids grow up that these men father.

One can dream!
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
I just loved this story. It has strong characters 'Luke and Josie. i laughed loud reading the dialogue between the Two heroes and I just loved her sass a,d his sens of humour. I loved how the author described her struggles to try to be transparent and hos it determined hos she react and his loyalty and charm. I began the serie backwardfrom the eighth opus. brillantly written
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, arcs, ebooks, erotica
Luke is the last of the Hell's Eight to be single. Josie is a photographer and attracted to Luke. I liked reading about the other characters as well as Luck and Josie. A fantastic ending to the series.

I received an arc from netgalley and am leaving an honest review.
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