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(Rapid City Stories #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  2,248 ratings  ·  277 reviews
Erotic Romance: Graphic violence, sex, and language.

Jack "Preacher" Prior is at a crossroads -- literally. Left for dead in the Badlands, he's managed to survive. He's stolen a truck, but where can he go? Body broken, mind reeling from betrayal from his own MC brothers, he knows he won't last a day back in Rapid City in his current condition.

Two roads stretch out in front
Paperback, 406 pages
Published November 27th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 1st 2015)
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Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
4.5 Stars

I originally read Shooter (HERE is my review for that one if you are interested) - another book by this author that apparently has Preacher as a background character - a while back; however, I have NO recollection of said "cameo" and no real recollection of that book in general. In fact, according to GR, I finished that thing in January of 2014.

Which might have well been the English Regency period as long ago as that feels.

Actual depiction of me reading that book:


Obviously, my highlig
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“You make me want a life I can’t have. A life I don’t deserve.”

If Nicholas Sparks wrote a motorcycle porno the end result might be something a bit like Preacher. I know I know I know . . .

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I should not have enjoyed this . . . but I did. Sorry not sorry. It was just so different from the other MC books I’ve been gorging myself on recently. Mainly because it had a little something you may have heard of called a plot. Also because Spri
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The other books I read by this author were just okay for me but this book was really good. The hero was not a good man but we see him change over the story to a person who is a better person. He is still not necessarily a good person but he is the right person for the heroine. The story really sucked me in, I liked both the leads. The heroine was a strong, likable person who started her own horse therapy business. The hero found a reason to live when he found the heroine and her way of life, it ...more
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Wow. What can I say? This book was beyond my expectations and was definitely a story outside of the norm for the biker genre. I loved it. I felt like the author was a great story teller who held me captivated from page one and through to the end. The flow and pace of the story never let me down.

Jack is the President of his motorcycle club. Until one night, when he's betrayed and left for dead. Some how, he manages to beat the odds and finds himself at a run down ranch. Erin lives on he
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Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay. When you first start Preacher you are going to think that this man is one irredeemable dickhead and you are going to want to DNF this book. Push on. Why, you ask? Because Jack “Preacher” Prior is the elusive unicorn of the man world. So rare you will probably never meet one in your lifetime. I’m talking about the kind who starts out as the worst type of man you can find, a waste of air really, who then changes completely because of the love of a good woman.

I cannot begin to tell you how mu
Can I give this book more than 5 stars? I really want to write one of my very long reviews that spoils the story and tells you exactly why this is one of the best romances this year, but I don't want to take away any of the goodness that I experienced reading this book without reading any spoilers. It's not your usual biker/MC romance that is all about the club, brotherhood, club whores, etc. It's about a man denied love his whole life and who finds a good woman. Along the way he realizes he rea ...more
Beanbag Love
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an offshoot of West's "Burnout" series. I gave that bundle 3 stars overall with the last book garnering 4 stars. As I said in that review, I think her writing has gained maturity over time and this book shows it as it hit the spot on multiple levels.

I wasn't sure I wanted to read this one because Jack Prior AKA Preacher is a cold blooded killer. He's the president of a "one percenter" outlaw MC and we see him in his murderous glory in the very first book of the Burnout series ("Shooter"
Well! What a surprise this was. I read Shooter way back when then didn’t continue with the series because I was totally put off Tex’s book. After finishing Preacher I’m thinking I need to revisit the Burnout series, sans Tex – I can’t go there.

I went into Preacher expecting an MC book, and whilst it started out that way the story wasn’t about the MC. Instead I got a fabulous story of growth and redemption. Jack “Preacher” Prior is the epitome of a violent, self-absorbed, harsh 1%’er who was dri
Rachel the Book Harlot
Dec 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rachel the Book Harlot by: Jill
Such a pretty cover...

Review to come...
4.5 stars!
It’s an excellent read! ❤

I’m not in the mood to write a review, but I read this book because of Bev’s review here.

However this scene probably will give you little bit glimpse of Jack’s character and sweet Erin by her side 😘

Without thinking, Jack slid his hand over Erin’s belly, imagining he could feel something there.

“And the baby?” Erin asked. “What about Astrid? If it’s a girl.”

Jack winced. “What? Ass-turd?”

She pushed back from him, eyes flashing.
“That’s not what I said!”

He held up
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it

I have a huge list of books waiting to be read but as soon as I found this one it went straight to the top of my list.
It's an interesting read it starts with Jack 'Preacher' Prior the president of the Badlands Buzzards MC and while he likes the position and being in charge he's become jaded and dulled by the life he leads, too many drugs booze and easy women.
I wasn't sure just how much I was going to like Jack, actually that's not true as he was at the beginning I didn't really like him at all b
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Solid 4.5 Stars

It took me awhile to get through this one. Not because it was boring or too long, but because I committed the ultimate Reader's Sin... I rushed into reading this book, knowing full well that I wasn't in the mood for an MC read. Thus, me stopping and starting this read, moving to older books I was in the mood to re-read etc.., while placing this one aside time and time again.

But FINALLY! I got myself back on track and came back to Jack "Preacher" Prior & Erin and fell utterly
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4 Preacher Loving Stars!!

Jack "Preacher" Prior is the President of the Badlands Buzzards MC who was betrayed by his MC brothers and left for dead. Jack's journey back to the living is intense, heartbreaking and yet heartwarming at the same time.

Erin Walker is the owner of a small rehab horse ranch, she loves what she does but it seems nothing is going well for her, however she determined to make her rehab ranch a success!! Then her world tilts with a betrayal and a mysterio
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-5-stars, freebies
4.5 stars

I picked up Preacher a few years ago for free and like so many before and after, it was forgotten and lost in my Kindle Library graveyard. That was until my GR friend read it and loved it that I decided to give it a try. Preacher was my first read from this author but definitely not my last, I loved it from beginning to end. Jack 'Preacher' Prior is not a good man, he has lived a violent life and has lost himself along the way. This is how he is betrayed not once but twice and it was a
Jacqueline J
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Feb 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: FSB. They can use it for torture.
Recommended to Anuradha by: BookBub
DNF at 47%

This must probably be the first book that I've left unfinished in my life. I have severe OCPD, I can't leave anything incomplete, let alone books. But this was terrible, and I may have reached my limits with this. That said, I know it isn't fair to rate a book that I haven't finished, but I think the very fact that I DNFed it is enough to prove that it's a shit book. It was too rapey, and I couldn't even bring myself to feel all pissy about it, because the sex scenes were laughable at
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure if I would rate this one a 3 1/2 or a 4, I liked this book and wanted to keep reading overtime I put this book down but it had a few things that just rubbed me wrong. But after saying that I think I am just so busy in RL that I am almost burnt out and so everything right now is just mm because this has the many things in a book that I would love. I really liked the characters(even that dad) and of course all the animals. This book is almost the opposite side of a MC book and it was ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. A former biker president out for revenge ends up at a horse ranch in the middle of nowhere and falls for the owner. I liked how most of the book was them out at the ranch getting to know each other. I liked how he changed to be a better man for her.

It reminded me a lot of this author's book, Shooter, and was a great read. The funny parts with Julio the chicken made me laugh too.

I recommend this as a good "biker light" book.
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biker

Holy shit! Chickens could fly?!

Jack “Preacher” Prior, a stereotype biker, hard drinker, drug-user, and likes to bang lots of women focusing only on his needs and couldn't care less if the women got off. It was all about him, being king of his world. He managed to unravel a conspiracy amongst his subjects that would have resulted in his assassination. Feeling all invincible he didn’t realized that he did not got all the plotters and that another attempt was coming his way. The conspirators, on th
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I'm surprised this is considered erotic romance

Setting / Time / Genre: Current, Dakotas

Length: 400 plus pages of a surprisingly good story.

Series: Since it says #1, I am taking that as a yes.

Sexy times: Yes. Plenty. Some graphically described but again, as I said above, surprisingly not in the erotica vein. Perhaps I just don't know what erotica is. Color me confused.

Plan on reading more by the author: Yep.

Synopsis in one sentence or slightly more: So there's this guy who is the Pres of an
Wow!! The book was really really good!! Preacher's growth and redemption is just beautiful to read. He may not be a good man at the start but he worked his way to become a better man.

No cheating
The writing was tight
The drama made sense

I loved everything about this book!!
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Dahlia West is another first time author for me and I love her writing style!

This wasn't your run of the mill MC romance. The hero is dark and reminded me a little of Anne Stuarts male leads. Loved the heroine as well.

Keeper Shelf.
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
This was just okay for me, it was not an MC book even though the H used to be a president of one. I did not hate it but did not really like it either.
Colleen Marie
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once in awhile a person decides to read a book that then throws them for a loop in terms of feeling like they've missed something that was staring them in the face but didn't stop long enough to look around. I do believe DAHLIA WEST is what I missed.

This book was everything I look for in reading entertainment. It starts out with giving us a complete picture of Jack "Preacher" Prior; MC President and definitely a criminal. He's mean, self-absorbed, and headed for self-destruction. A series of ev
3-3.5 stars

This was a good story. I liked Erin but Jack was...well, he's an asshole a good portion of the time (at least at first). This is the first story I've read by this author and based on this story I may try more of her work in the future.

Erin is a ranch owner and is starting her own business rehabilitating horses that have been injured/abused. Erin is the daughter of a famous rodeo star but she tries to get out from under her father's reputation, especially since they don't have the best
I really enjoyed this story! Jack (Preacher) was a total asshole in the beginning. Yikes he was bad! drunk, druggie, whoring....a real prince! But that all ended when he met Erin.

Erin was tough, determined, smart and caring. Loved their story. The animals added so much depth to the story. And loads of humor!!! I can't tell you how many times I laughed at his war with the rooster. And the horses was so awesome....The animals might have been the best part.

The biggest issue I had was it was slow a
Meg Weglarz
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook-a
Preacher is the most enigmatic character in West's Burnout and Stark Ink series and like many readers, I've been looking forward to reading his story. It was well worth the wait; this is a terrific book and one I'm ready to dive right back into rereading not an hour after finishing it for the first time.I am, once again, wildly impressed with Dahlia West's plot development and the ability to plumb the depths of a character as they grow without changing them in the most important, essential sense ...more
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: freebie, a2z2016, ebook
This isn't usually my type of book but overall I enjoyed it. There were some minor plot holes and I didn't really care for "the event" at the beginning of the book and how that was just glossed over (even when Erin brought it up towards the end of the book with her father). And the fact that Erin didn't even know Jack's last name for over a year but had no problem sleeping with him. But I enjoyed Jack's POV (especially dealing with Julio the psycho chicken) and the story was well paced and the l ...more
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