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For Your Sake by Elayne DiSano
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really liked it
Recommended for: readers who enjoy biker stories and those who did not like Sheehan's Undeniable series

4 stars. Review completed March 28, 2014

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The heroine is not a biker babe. She's actually quite a lady...
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Even though Taz is a nosy gossip I already love him. Not sure but he might have been set up already with (view spoiler)

"Your chariot awaits. Keys are inside. Fixed, buffed, polished and shining like a newly, waxed…"
"Shut up," Ben snapped at him.
"What?" Taz feigned ignorance, flashing a devilish smile which made his heavily pierced eyebrows slant up before disappearing.


And Aero…holy crappity crap, that man is sexy as all get out!

"Air Force," MaryLynn hummed. "I'd like to ride his cock pit."
Eva glanced away from the window. "Says the married woman."
"Pfft, details," her friend said with a wave of her hand. "I'm an attorney. I can temporarily divorce myself."
"You're a real estate attorney, Mar."
"Well, you're a fantasy buzz-kill. And, looks like Mr. Air Force has a friend with him…holy shit!"


In 1987 when little Eva was only six years old, her mother left without bothering to explain her actions. Now twenty-six years later, Eva is back in Tippitt, West Virginia after she attended business school in Pennsylvania. She took over a card and gift shop and bought an old Victorian house which is in need of some renovations. One night when Eva (view spoiler) As it later transpired, the mountain of a man is the Mountain Skulls Motorcycle Club's enforcer. And when Ben takes care of (view spoiler) they meet again. Eva can't get the quiet and rock-solid man out of her mind anymore and Ben starts to dig around in her background.

"Could've done it the old fashioned way and ask. Would've been easier."
"Yeah, but not as fun. Plus, you could always lie."
"About what?" I don't know what else you found, but I'm sure it wasn't much."
He nodded. "True. Actually, it was quite dull."
She narrowed her eyes "I prefer…uneventful."


Told in third person POV, I enjoyed For Your Sake very much. Above all, I appreciated that Eva wasn't the expected stereotype of a biker babe. Kudos to Elayne who accomplished to write a very likable and grounded heroine among the shallow pond of hysterical and screeching biker babes. In today's romance books they are few and far between, after all. The only thing that she shared with Eva, heroine of Undeniable, was the first name. This Eva here was mature and intelligent; she wasn't a hysterical bitch who threw a screeching fit over and over again. She dressed tastefully and didn't use filthy language all the time. And to top everything off, she wasn't one of those women who run through men like underwear. Granted, some will say all those attributes will make her look somewhat boring or plain but I didn't mind. If anything, I could relate to her much better than to all those other old ladies I had the pleasure or displeasure of meeting in the past. I also appreciated the fact that Ben didn't really outshine Eva in this story.

That leads me to another satisfying aspect of the story. I really liked the slow-burning romance. The attraction between Ben and Eva was pretty obvious from the get-go, yet they didn't hit the sheets right in the beginning of the story. In fact, the reader has to wait for a long time to actually experience their first real kiss but what do they say? Good things come to those who wait. While the sex was all right it didn't really knock my socks off. However, my favorite part of the entire book was the f@ck-tastic scene at 74 % which could make it easily on my favorites shelf. Whew. No, scratch that. Double whew. Lots of sparks were flying around and the chemistry and tension oozed out of their pores. Ben can go all dominant and pissy on me anytime! Geez, where the heck was my darn fan when I needed one?

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Needless to say that I liked the tortured hero very much. Six foot and six inches tall, ripped and adorned with a goatee and dirty blond long-ish hair are good enough to make me drool. At first sight Ben was pretty scary but when he smiled he was quite the stunner. This gorgeous hunk of a man and ex-con with his quiet and unassuming demeanor who was not afraid to show his vulnerability was a welcome change. It's very rare for him to lose his cool but when he does then you should brace yourself for a shitstorm of emotions. I enjoyed seeing Eva's (uneventful) civil world collide with Ben's outlaw world. Slowly yet steadily their lives entwined with one another and they worked towards their HEA. What I loved very much about For Your Sake was Eva's old Victorian house. I felt like I was face to face with yet another secondary character. All the descriptions of the building, the stained-glass windows and the old clawfoot tub were so heart-warming and felt vivid and blissfully domestic. All the work that Eva and Ben put into that home gave this story an extra shiny touch. I think the author did a fine job at bringing all those details to life. Knowing that Ben had never lived in a house before, I was so glad that Eva could offer him a precious gift. A real home filled with love.

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Major issue
I predict that all "Grammar Nazis" will happily whip out their red pens. Elayne, for your sake send your book to a professional editor/proofreader who will fix that shoddy job. A few examples:

Situation as per March 21, 2014
he fingers ---> her fingers
Eva watched his unfold ---> Eva watched this unfold
palpatations ---> palpitations
No by a long shot ---> not by a long shot
it must have broke his heart ---> it must have broken his heart
had lept forward ---> had leapt forward
Detatched, detatch, detatchment ---> detached, detach, detachment.

There are many more mistakes, so I think the book could benefit from better editing/proofreading.


Overall For Your Sake is a very good book that accomplished to hold my attention from start to finish. I really hope this is going to turn into a series because the potential is there and I'd love to see a couple characters again (Nosy Gossip Taz and Aero need their stories told). This may be only a biker story 'lite' because it's neither hysterically crazy nor overwhelmingly gritty and yet I appreciated the depth of the characters as well as the author's appealing storytelling skills. More please.

For his sake.



Recommended read.


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Reading Progress

March 19, 2014 – Started Reading
March 19, 2014 – Shelved
March 19, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
March 19, 2014 –
0.0% " photo Nick-Youngquest-Paco-Rabanne-I_zpsc01f7cc6.gif\n Back to m/f and bikers… :)"
March 20, 2014 –
30.0% " photo 31b15d70-ec10-4ac4-848f-6f371d04bbd1_zps215358cd.png\n I like it very, very much!!"
March 20, 2014 –
50.0% " photo rs_500x281-130903114927-tumblr_inline_ml46zbWrgs1qz4rgp_zps302694cf.gif\n He didn't give her pause to reply and kissed her again. Hard. With purpose. Drowning the madness of all that happened in what she willingly offered. Good times! <333"
March 21, 2014 –
79.0% " photo 863782_zps9fa827a7.gif\n "You got any idea how fucking good you feel, Eva?" The very best scene so far at 74 %…Holy Hotness Batman…that was fu@@ing hot!! *fans self*"
March 21, 2014 –
100.0% " photo 8713488_zpsbb7f8bf2.gif\n "You plan on doing this again?" (…)"Eva, I plan on f@cking you all over West Virginia." I'd love to read Taz or Aero's story. Pretty please!?"
March 21, 2014 – Finished Reading

Comments (showing 1-50 of 82) (82 new)


message 1: by ♥Rachel♥ (new)

♥Rachel♥ Oh this looks yummy, Baba! :)


Baba  ♥Rachel♥ wrote: "Oh this looks yummy, Baba! :)"

One particular scene comes to my mind…just saying.
Well, I thought the sex wasn't so mind-blowing good except that specific scene. However, what really was a real winner in my opinion are the characters and that…old Victorian house. Man, I love that house. :))


message 3: by Dee (new) - added it

Dee Montoya OMG!! This sounds exhilarating!!


Christie«SHBBblogger» Awesome! You sold me! :)


Baba  Denisse~ is Brock Lucas woman~ wrote: "OMG!! This sounds exhilarating!!"

I enjoyed it, Denisse! It was an entertaining read. :))


Baba  Christie wrote: "Awesome! You sold me! :)"

Hope you enjoy, Christie! :))


Crazy for Books (Stephanie) Wow... this looks HOT! I have got to get and read this one.


Baba  Crazy for Books (Stephanie) wrote: "Wow... this looks HOT! I have got to get and read this one."

I hope you'll like it, Stephanie! *fingers crossed* :))


message 9: by Lisa Jayne (new)

Lisa Jayne Fingers crossed you love it !!


Lucinda - I JUST LOVE TO READ Oeee this sounds good. Just added it to my TBR list. x


Baba  Lisa Jayne wrote: "Fingers crossed you love it !!"

I'm done, Lisa, and I enjoyed it! :))


Baba  Lucinda wrote: "Oeee this sounds good. Just added it to my TBR list. x"

Hope you'll enjoy, Lucinda! :)


message 13: by KatLynne (new)

KatLynne Glad you enjoyed this, Babs! Looking forward to your review and I love those gifs:)


Baba  KatLynne wrote: "Glad you enjoyed this, Babs! Looking forward to your review and I love those gifs:)"

Thank you, KatLynne. *hugs* :)


message 15: by Lisa (new) - added it

Lisa Glad you enjoyed this one, Baba! I will definitely be reading this one. Looking forward to your full review! ;)


Maida»-(¯`v´¯)-» YAY! This looks hot, and fun and I wanna meet Ben, Aero and Taz ASAFP! lol ;p You really have a knack for picking the perfect gifs, Baba! The grammar issue though...*sigh*....why oh why does this happen to all the goos stories!?? Don't get me wrong, I can overlook a few very minor mistakes but mistakes over and over again throughout the book, tends to put a kink in my reading - if that makes any sense. But, I am a sucker for hot, alpha, men and good storytelling and three-dimensional characters, so I'm looking forward to this one. Glad you enjoyed this, Baba! Fabulous pre-review! :)


message 17: by Lu (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love* I loved your review and I'll start reading!


Alexis *Reality Bites* Great review so far Baba!!! I am going to one-click this! I look forward to your full review!:D


message 19: by Kristen (new) - added it

Kristen I'll have to give this book a try. I never read the Undeniable series because of the cheating and because I felt it would be too much for me, but it looks like this one might work. Thanks for the review, hon! ♥♥♥


Steamywindows♥♫ Thank you for the excellent review Baba! Gotta love that first gif, I LOL...


Baba  Lisa wrote: "Glad you enjoyed this one, Baba! I will definitely be reading this one. Looking forward to your full review! ;)"

Thanks, Lisa. I'm pretty sure you'll like it. :))


Baba  MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» wrote: "YAY! This looks hot, and fun and I wanna meet Ben, Aero and Taz ASAFP! lol ;p You really have a knack for picking the perfect gifs, Baba! The grammar issue though...*sigh*....why oh why does this h..."

Thank you, Maida. I really hope it will work out for you! I talked with a friend about that shoddy editing job and we both agree that it kinda affected our enjoyment of the story. Still, it's a very solid and good read and you should definitely give it a shot! Ben, Taz and Aero are very yummy guys and I so liked the heroine. Be forewarned, I'll be stalking you and your updates! Lol :))


Baba  Lu wrote: "I loved your review and I'll start reading!"

Thanks, Lu. Glad you enjoyed it, too! :))


Baba  Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!* wrote: "Great review so far Baba!!! I am going to one-click this! I look forward to your full review!:D"

Thanks, Alexis. Hope you enjoy!! :)))


Baba  Kristen (Peddler of Smut) wrote: "I'll have to give this book a try. I never read the Undeniable series because of the cheating and because I felt it would be too much for me, but it looks like this one might work. Thanks for the r..."

This is very different from the Undeniable series, Kristen. Pretty tame compared to those books. Hope you enjoy, hon!! :)) xoxox


Baba  Steamywindows♥♫ wrote: "Thank you for the excellent review Baba! Gotta love that first gif, I LOL..."

Lol Thanks, Steamy. :))


Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister Great start, Baba! xo


message 28: by Debra (new) - added it

Debra Wonderful review so far, Baba!! Can't wait to read this one :-)


message 29: by Ragus (last edited Mar 24, 2014 03:10PM) (new) - added it

Ragus Love your PRE-review,Baba!!! Normally, sloppy proofreading spoils the whole read for me :-( However, your gifs and summary have me interested ... will give it a try!!!


message 30: by Vallsykes (last edited Mar 24, 2014 03:36PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Vallsykes Baba ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Dean, Tate, Dan, Ty & Hunter wrote: "I loved that old Victorian house. All the beautiful and vivid descriptions of the interior, the stained-glass windows, the old clawfoot tub…blissfully domestic."

Great review, Baba!

The Victorian house element added a great dimension to the story and the couple's romance, I think, so I'm so glad you liked it as well.

As for the editing/mistakes, I skimmed through and caught a couple of the ones you've pointed out, but I also feel that I might have a different copy or something, because I am slightly a grammarian, and I feel a bit off that I didn't catch so many. Haha, now I shall hunt.

Good advice for the author though. As always, an honest point of view, Baba! Thanks for that.


message 31: by Kristen (new) - added it

Kristen Baba ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Dean, Tate, Dan, Ty & Hunter wrote: "Kristen (Peddler of Smut) wrote: "I'll have to give this book a try. I never read the Undeniable series because of the cheating and because I felt it would be too much for me, but it looks like thi..."

Thanks for letting me know this book is tamer than Undeniable, Baba. I'll be giving this one a shot. ((hugs))


Baba  Kristin (KC) wrote: "Great start, Baba! xo"

Thanks, Kris. :) xoxox


Baba  Debra wrote: "Wonderful review so far, Baba!! Can't wait to read this one :-)"

Thanks, Debra. Hope you enjoy! :))


Baba  Ragus wrote: "Love your PRE-review,Baba!!! Normally, sloppy proofreading spoils the whole read for me :-( However, your gifs and summary have me interested ... will give it a try!!!"

Thank you, Ragus. Maybe there will be an option to buy an edited version? I hope so. :))
Fingers crossed that you'll like it!


message 35: by Baba (last edited Mar 25, 2014 11:31AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Baba  Vallsykes wrote: "Baba ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Dean, Tate, Dan, Ty & Hunter wrote: "I loved that old Victorian house. All the beautiful and vivid descriptions of the interior, the stained-glass windows, the old clawfoot..."

Thanks, Vall. I'm happy that you liked that house too!
I thought all the details were wonderfully done. :)
Happy hunting, then! Lol
I was honestly a little bit surprised that you hadn't criticized it openly in your review because you're good at this kind of stuff (I mean spotting mistakes). Well, that's interesting what you said about having a different copy...


Baba  Kristen (Peddler of Smut) wrote: "Baba ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Dean, Tate, Dan, Ty & Hunter wrote: "Kristen (Peddler of Smut) wrote: "I'll have to give this book a try. I never read the Undeniable series because of the cheating and bec..."

You're welcome, Kristen. Hope you'll like it! :) xoxox


message 37: by Paula (new)

Paula This sounds really good. I'm always up for a good biker book. Great review, Baba. :)


Baba  Paula - Romantic Book Affairs wrote: "This sounds really good. I'm always up for a good biker book. Great review, Baba. :)"

Thank you, Paula. It was surprisingly good. :))


message 39: by Joy (new)

Joy Glad you liked this. Will download tonight


Julia Great review! You are right on all counts. I did like that Eva had a brain...so nice for a change.


Baba  Joy wrote: "Glad you liked this. Will download tonight"

Hope you enjoy! :)


Baba  Julia wrote: "Great review! You are right on all counts. I did like that Eva had a brain...so nice for a change."

Thanks, Julia. A heroine with a brain…you are right it's a nice change. :))


message 43: by Patrycja (new)

Patrycja Great review!


Baba  Patrycja wrote: "Great review!"

Thanks, Patrycja. :))


Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️ Fabulous review Baba!!


Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs OMG Baba I likey, I think I need me - some M/F action!!
Love that 2nd Gif!!


Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤  Wow amazing review hon <3 I must read it!!It sounds interesting!!


message 48: by Mysza (new)

Mysza I love your review Baba, this one sounds good!


Baba  Shannon wrote: "Fabulous review Baba!!"

Thanks, Shannon. I saw that you added it. Looking forward to reading what you'll think about it. Also, I think you should check out Move the Sun. I decided to read the entire series because the first book was so good! :)) xxx


Baba  Lisa wrote: "OMG Baba I likey, I think I need me - some M/F action!!
Love that 2nd Gif!!"


Lol Thanks, Lisa lovely. I hope you'll like the sample! I think I enjoyed Move the Sun a bit more (it was hotter). But both books are worth reading. :)) xxx


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