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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  28 reviews
There’s been one truth in my life—one thing that I’ve always known. My body is not my own. I’m a bargaining chip, used by my family’s business to seal a deal or impress a client. I’ve never had a real family, no mother to wipe my tears. Sure, I have a sperm donor, but he’s only seen me a handful of times and not a single time was he fatherly. One day, he shows up
Published November 1st 2018
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Abby McCarthy
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Explosive is an emotionally charged thrilling ride! I can't wait for you to dive in and enjoy the journey that Ace and Alex take!! ...more
Krissy loves to read
Explosive this was!!!! Abby makes me a lover of the M.C each and every time! I can’t help but not love all the characters she creates, if I could just jump into their world! The loyalty and love they have for each other is uncanny, no matter how long you’ve know them, family is family and they will die to protect it!
Since I first opened this book I was on the edge of my seat, legs bouncing anticipating the worse! With my fast heartbeats, thank god we get some breathing moments to recover here a
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has me reeling!!! It has taken me on a rollercoaster ride almost from the beginning and feeling everything all at once for these characters. It has wrecked me COMPLETELY! If you thought that Gunner and Charlie's journey was tragic and heartbreaking then Ace and Alejandra's journey will certainly turn you on end.
Alejandra has been used as a bargaining chip her whole life. She's never known freedom and that's the one thing she craves.
Ace, former military, POW, tortured soul in his own
Shelly Wygant
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for one **** of a ride. Alex is a strong character that is haunted. It was an emotional wringer to see her evolve and find herself after she is saved. I loved that she did the right thing. Ace is also haunted by his past but was such a rock for Alex. He never pushed her. "I want you , and I think I've made that perfectly clear, but I don't just want your body. I want it all." This quote broke me. There feelings were a slow burn that was explosive.

But lets not put aside the angst of th
Wendy Livingstone
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in this phenomenal series and is Ace and Alejandra’s story. Wow, if I thought I was on tenterhooks with the 1st novel, it is nothing like the intensity of this story. Both characters are haunted by their pasts and the attraction between them is amazing. This is a well written story which is intense, raw, gritty, heart-wrenching, and an action packed, steamy story. I was totally captivated throughout this riveting tale, and I cannot wait to read more of this gifted authors’ w ...more
Tawni Steiger
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Ace and Alex's story is passionate and heart breaking all in one, I literally just wanted to hug both characters as I was reading this book. What Alex has to face is heart breaking, and how Ace fights for her makes me believe in true love. Amazing story and I can't wait to read more of this series! ...more
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I. Can't. Stop. Reading. This. I love Abby's writing and couldn't wait to continue reading this series. Loved Ace & Alejandra's story. Action, adventure, intense, steamy and beautiful. Looking forward to the next book. ...more
Marie Reads
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't even know how to explain how much I loved this book it was such a Amazing story!!! Alejandra and Ace I loved their story and am so glad I read this book it gave me all the feels. I really love how this book grabbed my attention from the beginning to end. I couldn't put it down highly recommend this book its a 5 Star for me. Abby u have definitely gained another reader loved every minute of this book. ...more
Kim  Brewing
Mar 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A heck of a ride. Liked both Ace and Alex. Looking forward to reading Shane's story ...more
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What did I just read?? Whew, I should have known from the first book of this series that I would need some tissues handy but obviously I didn't learn my lesson the first time! This is one of those books that you're like just one more chapter... ok just one more chapter, and then the next thing you know it's 2 in the morning and you really only have a few chapters left and you're already invested so you just have to finish it!

"With Alex, it was like I learned of her, saw her haunted eyes, then
Amy Mccann
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it

Trying to save someones loved one is never easy and it's even harder when said loved one is breathlessly beautiful but when Alejandra has been used by her family and is an empty shell of a women she doesn't trust easy but there's something about Ace that gives her a reason to trust him.

Ace is the best in the business he has no problem killing men that deserve it and he's vowed to deliver Alejandra to the brother she's never met but it's just not that simp
Cheryl Wilkins
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well Abby did it again and so worth the wait. This girl knows how to put you on the edge. Make you not want to put her books down. I love reading about Gunner and Mouse from Cut Wide Open but Ace and Alex are beyond exciting. Ace is my hero. Alex is such a strong woman just like Mouse(Charlie). What these women went through. But what their men went through to get them away from monster's even monsters who end up being your family. From the person who should give their life to protect you. The hu ...more
Neshaisabookworm’s Book Review
4 ⭐️’s

I was lucky enough to get an eARC of this book before it’s release. The following is my honest review!

This was my first Abby McCarthy novel. I enjoyed reading this book! The action, the characters, the plot, were all so interesting.

It’s a slow burn and a tease but when it finally happens oh man is it good!!!
You’ll want a man like Ace to come to your rescue!

I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the ending felt a little rushed and abrupt. I wish it had been a smoother transition and that it w
Heather  The Hatters
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one. Alejandra is a beautiful young lady who has always been used like a bargaining chip. All she wants is to be able to live her life free from all the shit. Ace is the man who is going to show her what freedom truly means. These 2 kindred souls both believe they are broken beyond repair. What will happen when the two of them realize that what each of them needs to survive is the other This story is action packed and so intense you will be sitting ...more
Staci Blandin
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic it was emotional and gut wrenching in some spots but so freaking good. The characters are well developed and you really feel for them. I'm super excited to see where the series goes from here. ...more
Oh my goodness!!! This book was even better than the first one and that one was excellent. Alex had to endure so much from her grandfather and her father. She found out she had a brother (Gunner from book one). He was so good to her. Then there was Ace, my gollie me, he was such a gentleman towards Alex. I just loved him.

Cannot wait for book three from this series, hope it's Shane's (President of the club) book.
Kit Vogler
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad to have another Abby McCarthy read to dive into! I stumbled on her work several years ago by happenstance, and I haven't turned back. Explosive is another amazing addition to books that I will read, re-read, and re-re-read! <3 ...more
Becky Wise
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hang onto your seats and enjoy the ride that is Explosive. I could not get enough of this book. Alex is such a strong women and a survivor through everything that she is put through her whole life. I love her fire and she only seems to become stronger as Explosive goes on. Ace he just has this way about him that you will just love. I love how he risked his life to save Alex for his fellow brother in the Bleeding Scars. He is just so gentle with Alex when he meets her and that right there makes m ...more
Anne Sherman
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Like Ace and Alex. Will read next book book. I did find myself skipping here and there but I would recommend this series of like dark MC reads
Annemarie C
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book I could not put this book down. It kept me on my toes and it was a bumpy ride but oh so good. I can not wait for more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Wow...this book is action-packed and an exhilarating read!

Ace and Alejandra (Alex's) story has been a long time coming! I am so exciting it's finally here.  Abby McCarthy has given her all with this book.  

From the first page to the last - this book had me on the edge of my seat. Ace is Gunner's (from Cut Wide Open) right-hand man and Alex is Gunner's sister.  And at the end of Cut Wide Open, we learned of Alex's existence. Gunner NEEDS to get his sister back and Ace is just the man to do it
Dawn Nicole Costiera
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Explosive by Abby McCarthy was an action packed delicious read!

Full review to follow!!
Sharon Moehlmann
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Ace & Alejandra’s story. We learned in book 1 she is Gunner’s sister. She needs to be rescued. The MC doesn’t realize that they are being set up in doing this rescue. Ace falls hard for her & will attempt everything to rescue her even when they learn she was part of the set up originally. When she tells them she doesn’t want to do her part but just be free, she is kidnapped by someone else who was part of her messed up world. Will they rescue her in time again? And if they do will she st ...more
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Explosive by Abby McCarthy is the second book in her Bleeding Scars MC series. It has been a little while in between book 1 & 2 but the way this second inter-connected standalone is told allows you to recall the events of book one without having to rehash everything. This story of Aces & Alex (Alejandra) is a beautiful and tragic story. Ace's instant awareness and understanding of Alex and all she has been through and the bond they formed during her rescue. Gunner's need to protect his sis ...more
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TITLE: Explosive
AUTHOR: Abby McCarthy
SERIES: The Bleeding Scars MC #2
RELEASE DATE: 13 March 2020


I just don't think I was the target audience for this one. Its a good story. Keeps you flipping through the pages, well written, characters developed really well. Its just not my jam.

Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
The second book in the bleeding scar MC book series was sadly a cheep copy of the first book when it comes to the storyline, just slightly changed. The characters were not really interesting for me and it was all pretty predictable.
I skipped a lot to get to the end.
Mar 17, 2020 marked it as dnf

I read the first book back when it came out and i remember enjoying it but I didn’t like the writing style with this one at all.
s a gilbert
Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A hard hitting story of survivors with scars and their journey to love.
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Abby McCarthy is an Ohio born reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. She loves to write and read romance because isn't th ...more

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