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Lay It Down

(The Bastards MC #1-2)

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The Bastards MC Series Boxed contains the first two books in the series - Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey

Josephine Walker:
My carefully constructed, picture perfect life is crumbling around me. For the first time in fifteen years, I don't know who I want to be.

I need to find me.

I'm done playing it safe, done caring what others think. I want wild and crazy. And, as
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Paperback, 566 pages
Published April 7th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Heroesinbooks
1 Not For Me Stars

Just my opinion but I did not enjoy this book. I didn’t like either main character and I thought Jo and Matty had a very odd relationship. It felt like they both were emotionally cheating on their partners , although Jo was separated at the start of the story.
I ended up speed reading. It was very violent in places too which I thought was a bit too graphic for my taste. I read to escape and this book did not meet my expectations.

Lots of glowing reviews so please don’t be put
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Melissa Mendoza
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Lay it Down
Author:Carina Adams
Series:Bastard MC Series, Box Set
Publisher:
Reviewer:Melissa
Release Date:April 7, 2016
Genre(s):MC Romance
Page Count:566
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

The Bastards MC Series Boxed contains the first two books in the series - Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey

Josephine Walker:
My carefully constructed, picture perfect life is crumbling around me. For the first time in fifteen years, I don't know who I want to be.

I need to find me.

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Tanya
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I am so glad I read both of these books together in a boxed set. Jo and Matty wow, I mean wow! They have a chemistry that bounces off the pages. They are both a little to stubborn for their own good, and a few things they do seem a little young for them, but I think loving the other makes them not so smart at times. I want to see so much more from them, and from this series. I really would like to read Rockers story. One thing that majorly stuck out with these stories for me, and I don't know if ...more
Amy
Apr 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Lay It Down
Carina Adams
3.5 stars

This is a box set of both stories centered around Matty and Jo; The Bastards MC. Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey.

Josephine Walker and Matty Murphy were best friends. Their lives were never intertwined romantically but that’s all about to change. In the first book we follow the two through their friendship. You don’t learn much about the MC in Always Been Mine as its centered more on the direct relationship between our two lead characters and the forces in
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Heather Pollock
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Hmmm

The start of this book was extremely slow. Plus I just wasn't into it. I kept feeling that I missing something. So I wish I could give it a better rating. But I just cant.





I received an ARC for an honest review.
Michelle Austin
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Lay It Down
Author: Carina Adams
Series:Bastard MC Series, Box Set
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewer:M. Austin
Release Date:4-7-16
Genre(s):MC Romance
Page Count:566
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

The Bastards MC Series Boxed contains the first two books in the series - Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey

Josephine Walker:
My carefully constructed, picture perfect life is crumbling around me. For the first time in fifteen years, I don't
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Sharon Sommer
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Started slow but really picked up and enjoyed..
Kathryn Linke
The Lay It Down box set contains two books - Always Be Mine & Honey Whiskey.
I love an MC series, this was slightly different to your normal MC. The first book Always Be Mine, gives a background story to the friendship of Joey and Matty. I thoroughly enjoyed this story although the focus was not on the MC club, it was more in the background. This book has a love triangle, which is not the sort of story I tend to read usually. I'm so glad I read this book though. Carina has a way of making
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Shay
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey follows Matty and Jo through a wild ride from us getting to know them as best friends with significant others to becoming lovers. Here is the thing, she thought she knew him. He has secrets and he is afraid that she will leave him if she knows them but she really does know the real Matty. Things happen which cause them to split but you can't stay away from your soul mate. This is an MC book, more apparent in HW but still an mc nonetheless. At times I was stuck ...more
Nikki Anderson
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Lay it down is a boxed set consisting of 2 books in the series*
So, I seriously couldn't put this book down. I'm so tired from barely sleeping the past couple of nights and still having to get up and go to work. It was totally worth it though. Matty and Josephine have a beautiful story that is ugly at some times. I felt so much for Matty and couldn't imagine how it would feel to be in love with my married best friend. I loved this book and really hope there are more books to come with the
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *

Two for one, this is amazing box set.
In Always Be Mine we get to see the story of Joey and Matty friendship and you feel apart of thier story even the twist and turns.

Honey Whiskey
Matty has regrets but none as big as losing Joey, Being in the MC requires commitments and Matt is proud of his MC but he not risking losing Joey again and he will prove himself to her.
Angela
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not your typical Biker Romance! I loved this book for all it was. The typical and not typical...Joes and Matty were some of my favorite characters ever. Such a fantastic read!
Nikki
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Why did this have to end?
I've been fully invested in all the books regarding those amazing Ba%^rd MC guys in the last 2 days and I am now lost it's over... I could read about those guys all day long!!!
So this time is mostly the story of Matt and Jo.. god I wanted to bang their heads together at some points Haha so much back and forth.. so much chemistry.. so much looking after each other without actually admitting their full thoughts and feelings.. so much angst!!!
These guys are just so
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M Robo
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's hard to review this book. I almost stopped reading it cos where was the mc in it? Not in this book. Then there was jo n matty, both of them so goddamn annoying! Yeah I so would have had a problem with their friendship too. If my hubby has a friend like her we'd be divorced simple. I found this book frustrating and at times just wanted to quit but I kept on cos I'd read the synopsis of book two n wanted to read that. No is frankly pathetic and behaves like a teenager. Didn't like her at all. ...more
April
Sep 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The low score for this book isn't because of the storyline. I liked the book and thought the author had a great story to tell. However, to get through this story, you almost need to be a teacher reading a student's essay. There were so many grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes that I kept getting so frustrated trying to interpret what the author was trying to say. Bored was spelled board. Several times quotation marks were in the wrong spot so it was hard to see where the conversation ...more
Linda Newbern
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All
This is a two book boxed set. Wow, what a roller coaster ride! I found it hard to put down Jo and Matt's beautiful love story. The beginning was a little slow, but did lay the groundwork for the rest of the books. I truly did not want the books to end because I was enjoying them so much. Poor Matty with his secrets that he thought Jo would leave him over, and Jo with her body self-esteem and body issues. I really felt so much hurt for each of them. I envied Jo the love she felt from Rocker, Hawk ...more
Terra Drynan-Werder
OMFG!!!!! What an amazing set of books. I had read Unfinished Business last year, but never went back and read this and i'm kicking myself that I waited so long. It was wonderful, frustrating, happy, sad, devastating and swoony sometimes all at the same time. Carina's writing is amazing and I felt like I was right there with the characters as things played out. For me this book is all about family and what you will do to protect it. I sure hope there is more Bastards MC Books in our future.
Angeetucker2icloud.Com
I read over half way through this book to realize I had read it before. Didn't make and impact the first time nor the second. I was drawn to this book because it said Bastards "MC" I wanted and MC book but this book really wasn't. An MC was involved but it wasn't a biker book. Slow read, a little boring.
Lisa Pearcy
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Bastards

I've read this book numerous times and I fall in love with the characters every time. This is such and encouraging love story. Matty and Jo are the perfect couple. Skating around each other for years to finally realize they are in love with each other. Its such a great story and I can't wait for the next installment.
Anne Sherman
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read, long at times
Andrea Minier
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Loved Marty and Joes story. Can’t wait to read more. Rocket’s story should be interesting. This is a great series
Amanda Burton
Mar 05, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
dNF. I became bored and could not finish it.
annette kraft
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Action packed, strong read, but sexy too!

Matty has always loved his best friend Jo, but she's married to Will. When Will cheats, all bets are off. This book is a romance, with a touch of thriller and a big helping of bad boy. Couldn't put it down until it was finished.
Becky Cassell
Oct 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book is fantastic!! I would highly recommend this book!! This is one of those books that you truly hate for it to end. The characters are so well formed they feel like real people and you're sad to say goodbye when you have finished the book!! Carina Adams is a truly gifted author and I will definitely be reading her other books and all future works!!
Jean Smith
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not your normal brand of MC.

When I first started reading Laying It Down I was forty-two pages into the book and asking… Where are the bikers and MC? To top it all off the two main characters were both in relationships with other people. Jo, the heroine was married and Matty was very much engaged. I have to tell you I was really questioning where this story was going. Like the typical romance reader, I didn’t really want to read about a heroine or hero that was a cheater. Thank goodness I stuck
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Casey
Find this review and more at Ramblings From This Chick

I will admit that I didn't even read the blurb when I first saw Lay It Down from Carina Adams! I am a huge fan of hers and have enjoyed everything I have read from her, so this was a no brainer from me. After I started reading though I quickly realized that Lay It Down is actually a box set of books 1 and 2 in Carina's Bastards MC series. Lay It Down contains the novels, Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey. I had previously read these books
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Lay It Down is a boxed set containing 2 of the Bastards MC books. I will say book 1 is more of an intro to the characters and how they all fit together. It gives us the base story for Matty and Joes but we do not get much of the MC. Matty and Joes story is that of best friends turned lovers , which of course is a fave of mine !! Book 2 gets into the MC side and the twists and turns start coming on and you see a whole new side of both Mateo and Joey !! I enjoyed both stories and I would love to ...more
LeighAnne
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg!!

I've been looking for a good book.. I'm getting tired of the short books. But this book was awesome!! There were parts that dragged, but it was worth it. I can't wait to see what the next book will be..
April Symes
This was a complex series and at times hard to complete. I enjoyed the cast of characters and Lay It Down is a box set full of MC cast of characters- it has the books-- Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey.

Always Be Mine- Josephine and Matty (Jo and Matt) are best friends and have been there for each other. When Jo and her husband end up separating , Matt is there for his friend. That is when Jo sees that, during the time she has Matt have been spending together, she and Matt should have been
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Sharon
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lay It Down by Carina Adams

Designation: Books 1 and 2 of the Bastards MC Series

This book is actually Always Been Mine and Honey Whiskey which are books 1 and 2 in the Bastards MC.

This one started slow for me. For the first 25% of the book you don’t actually know that it is an MC book. Josephine Walker and Matty Murphy are co-workers and have been best friends for years.

Jo is married to Will, but he isn’t faithful and so she has moved to a hotel for the summer to find herself.

Matty isn’t really
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Other books in the series

The Bastards MC (3 books)
  • Always Been Mine (The Bastards MC, #1)
  • Honey Whiskey (The Bastards MC, #2)
  • Unfinished Business (Bastards MC: Book 1)