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Malia (Black Sentinels MC Series #3)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  27 reviews
She was beautiful.
He was my best friend.
I loved her, but he took her away from me, so I left and never looked back.
I thought I understood brotherhood, but then I joined the Black Sentinels and they showed me what real loyalty was. Not like Dean, my childhood best friend. He and I made a pact about Malia, the beautiful girl who moved in next door, but they betrayed me and c
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Nikki Ashton
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have loved each one of Victoria's Black Sentinels book, but Malia is most definitely my favourite and that could be down to Wave. Victoria has written a hot, sexy and troubled man who doesn't want his past to affect his future and he certainly has the brooding intensity of a true leading man. Wave and Malia have amazing chemistry and are written with so much sensitivity you can't help but fall in love with both of them and hope they get their happy ever after. As usual with this series there i ...more
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc
I just knew I wouldn't be able to put this book down, Victoria Johns has blown me away again!

Teenage best friends, a love triangle with no cheating, a second chance romance and to top it off my favorite MC family, oh my, addictive so bloody addictive. Box's ticked, ticked and ticked

What a gripping read, I just love the progression in this story, teenage close friends and neighbors Dean, Reef and Malia, surfers, lovers of the sea and the freedom of being on the water.
Both boys have the hots for M
Roxs Reads
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Victoria Johns is a new to me author and I chose to read Malia specifically because I want to experience some MC stories. Malia turned out to be an easy read with leading characters who had sizzling and undeniable chemistry, an intriguing storyline, and the hotness of a good boy turned bad@ss biker who will protect his woman at all costs.

In the beginning I questioned whether it was an MC story, but as it turns out, the author was setting the stage for the future, creating the connection that wou
Kari Hansen
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
From the moment that Malia moved into the neighborhood with her mother she became immediate friends with two of her neighbors Reef and Dean. Reef and Dean have been friends since they were children and since they are both attracted to Malia an agreement is made that neither will become more than friends with Malia however Reef honored the pact while Dean broke the pact which resulted in devastation for all.

A decade later Malia needs protection from the man she chose and that means going to the m
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Malia, Dean and Reef were friends until love for her tore the friendship apart. Malia chose to be with Dean and Reef (Wave) left with a broken heart. Now we are at years later, Malia and Wave meet up again. Wave is with the Black Sentinels MC and not as open to giving Malia another chance at his heart. Malia realizes the mistakes she's made and wants another chance with Wave. This is a good story with plenty of background so you won't feel confused by not reading the other two books.

Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm loving the Black Sentinels series and I enjoyed this second chance book about Wave and Malia. Although some parts of the story felt repetitive and rushed I still enjoyed their story
Lynn Newman
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this series gets better and better. Malia is an amazing read. It’s not always an easy read, but by goodness is worth the emotions.
Reef and Dean are childhood besties with their lives planned out. Malia comes into their lives and the 2 boys make a pact that neither of them want to stick to. Fast forward and for the three of them, life has taken a different path.
Mali’s introduces you to members of Black Sentinels that I can’t wait to read more about. ( P.S - MAC!!!! Just saying]
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What another fantastic read by Victoria Johns set in the world of The Black Sentinels MC club.
The book starts off with a background on how the main characters meet and how life changes for them both making them the way they are now.
Childhood besties Dean Reef and Malia are never separated...until feelings start to change for 2 of them making dynamics start to change.
Absolutely loved Reef/Wave from the start of the story.. I wont deny that i wanted to shake Malia a time or two but she just wan
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book seriously takes you on quite a journey! A journey that spans a decade from being high school teens into adulthood. It’s crazy how much the characters changed in that time. And how the loyalty of 3 best friends Reef, Dean and Malia, is shattered and changes their lives forever.

In the beginning there were times when Dean made me cringe and feel like there was something not quite right about him, like him and Malia shouldn’t be together. It’s only years later when, in a sick twist t
Gwen Shafer
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this writer and the first in this series. I was blown away. I absolutely loved this book. It has a great storyline, amazing plot and amazing characters. Hold on because Victoria takes you on quite the ride. I loved it also because it is a second chance romance book which is one of my favorite to read.
Reef and Dean were best friends for most of their lives. They lived next door to each other pretty much and their families were each others families. One of th
Kendra Myers
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'll start out by saying that I didn't read the first two books in the series. However the book is written in a way that I don't feel I was missing out or confused.

There's a very long back story to start this book out. In order to completely understand Malia's and Wave's relationship you really have to go back to where they started 10 years prior, as neighbors in high school. After moving from Hawaii to California with her newly divorced mother, Malia didn't expect to basically be left on her o
Kathy Wideman
This is the third book in this series. However, they can be read as standalone books. I haven’t read the first two books and didn’t feel lost or confused at all. This is the first book by Victoria I have read and totally enjoyed it. It took me a bit to get into at first but once I was, I was totally hooked. This book focuses on two best friends and the girl that came between them. Malia choose one friend and hurt the other with that choice. Now its ten years later and Malia is learning that she ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love MC books so when I saw this one I figured I would give it a try. Malia is the first book by Victoria Johns that I have read and I am definitely going to check out the other books in her Black Sentinel series. I liked her writing style, her character development and this storyline!
I often don’t read the description of a story just before I read it so then I have no idea what book is about and this story is one of those. I like going in with fresh mind, unbiased opinion and unlimited expec
Mary Dean
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much! It hooked me right away with the beach and surfing upbringing Reef, Dean & Malia had. I am a California girl and could totally relate. This story starts out with Reef and Dean, the best of friends, basically brothers. Malia moves onto their block. She's the new surfer girl from Hawaii. The boys instantly love her and they become fast friends. Reef and Dean make a pact that they won't try to date her and ruin the friendship. Well it turns out that Reef is more dedicated ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Malia started out with a bang, though it's a backstory that was 10 years in the past. Normally, I don't always enjoy that per se, but when it comes to Malia, it's needed, as Reef, aka Wave, & Malia's story story started out as a trio of friends, which ended up as a intense love triangle. However, it's not one that I saw coming, as our heroine wants Reef, but ends up with the third, Dean, and it sends all of them on a dark path which ultimately leads to destruction, and no one was left unscathed. ...more
Sarah Dale
This was the first book I have read from this author and after meeting her earlier this year I was excited to read a book from hers and she didn't disappoint me with this one.

I will be honest the first part of the book did have me wondering if it was an MC book BUT as the story goes on you can see how vital it is for you understanding the main characters, their dynamics and their history. Reef, Malia and Dean were childhood friends that had their bond, their dynamics smashed by lies and betrayal
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
I've never had the pleasure of reading anything by Victoria before and I am glad that I gave this one a chance. I was confused at first about how it was an MC book but in order to truly get their past Victoria shows us their past and how they've come to where they are in life. I really enjoyed how this book was a book that if you've read the others you get to catch up with previous characters and if you are like me and you haven't read the others you don't feel lost one bit.

My heart shattered f
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
Malia is the third book in the Black Sentinels MC series but can be read as a standalone without issue. This was the first book for me by Victoria Johns but seeing as I'm ridiculously addicted to MC novels, I thought I had an idea of what to expect, I was wrong.

Initially I was a tad put off by the length of the backstory because here I was expecting an MC book but was embroiled in a coming of age story...but in the end, it's important to understand how the three people in the story developed th
Lesley Robson
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This tasty second chance story follows Wave (reef) and his childhood friend Malia. We get their backstory which deals with lost love, loss , betrayal and friendship. Fast forward 10 years and we find Wave all grown up and a member of the MC and Malia is in a world of trouble and the only person she runs to is the 1st and only person she knows and trusts to be able to help. We find out some pretty disturbing things along the way and even though Malia burned him all those years ago Wave realises h ...more
Trinity Lecroy
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved the connection that Malia and Wave had. I enjoyed watching them grow apart only to be thrown back together by fate. I will say there were some points where I was slightly confused on Malia's personality. One minute, she seems like this strong independent woman who doesn't need any man to tell her how to live her life. Another, she is having trouble being that woman. I understand there are multiple sides to woman, but it was slightly confusing. The book overall was great. I loved the begi ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story pulls at your heartstrings in a good way. In the beginning I was a little put off at the length of the backstory but this author had to do it because depth she writes all of her characters. We need to see the dynamics between Reef, Malia and Dean. Reef and Malia split up and when they are finally starting to find their way back to each other secrets and lies threaten to tear them apart again. The story spans over a decade and parts of their history are dark and twisted. Will they be ...more
Kelly Kemmerly
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ever have one of those slow burning bites of something spicy that takes its time heating up your tongue and lingering long into the evening?
Malia is just like that!
At first you aren't sure if its hot enough, but then you dive in for a second bite, a third even, and bam! Heat slammed your taste buds with a blast of flavor you just need more of, now. Malia, Reef, and Dean are that trio of unexpected friendship all mixed up in secret promises, stolen touches, and unforgettable chemistry. What you
michelle Shelly
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, I really enjoyed this.

This is my first read by the author and im so happy I took a chance on her. This was written very well, the first part of the book did seem kinda long when I was reading it but it really had to be. Once I read the whole thing I realized that without the detail of the first part you would totally miss out.

Reef and Malia are such wonderful characters. Their story is heartbreaking, exciting and dark. I didn’t read the other books in this series but I definitely am going b
Kaye Springett
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series it’s written from the women’s point of view in an MC club
They have some dark topics which keep the books gritty which I love can’t wait for more from The Black Sentinels
Beyond The Covers Blog
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kate
This was a good book filled with some pretty powerful messages. I went through so many different emotions when I was reading. I laughed and loved but also got angry and cried. Above all, I felt a strength that comes from deep inside. Victoria did a really good job writing this story, it’s one you should check out and soon. 
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reef/Wave was hurt by his best friend and the girl they both fell for when they were teenagers.
Now years later Malia needs Wave because her man his former best friend is abusing her , now can Wave let the past go and help the one who has his heart still?
Helen Stothard
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Loved being back in the world of this MC, and especially enjoyed the build up to this story. Whilst a certain element of the tale was predictable there’s so much I never saw coming, in a good way.

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