Blackout: Book One
Leather and Lace Duet #1
By Janine Infante Bosco
Pregnant with our child, Lacey is forced to choose between her mind and the baby we wished for.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
BLACKOUT: BOOK ONE is the beginning of the The Leather and Lace Duet. It is a cliffhanger! If you haven’t yet read anything about the Satan’s Knights MC saga, this is probably a great place to start because although the characters are interconnected, Ms. Bosco does a fabulous job of explaining the storyline.
Lacey Parrish is the princess of the MC. She’s the daughter of the president, Jack “The Bulldog” Parrish and she was raised in the club. In a previous book, Lacey found the love of her life, Blackie. This is the continuation of their romance. They each have demons tearing them apart, Lacey is manic depressive, just like her dad. Blackie is a seasoned biker who is also an addict and an alcoholic. Can their marriage survive the club drama that constantly bombards them?
I’ve read several of the books in the Satan’s Knights MC world and each time I dig in, I have to brace myself because I know that Ms. Bosco will Tear. Me. Up. Her books aren’t easy to read, they’re stained with anguish, violence, sorrow. But I also know that when I come out the other side, I’ll feel cleansed and filled with hope. The choices that Blackie and Lacey face are hard. And yet, Lacey was steadfast in her decision, strong for her unborn child. I admired the hell out of her! Blackie broke my heart repeatedly, I cried real tears for his tumultuous journey. By the end, though, I started to feel a bit of hope for him and I can’t wait for the next book. I need to see Blackie and Lacey find their HEA!!
Need an angsty, sexy read? Pick this one up! Told from dual POVs with a cliffy that will leave you on the edge. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Everything, all the shit with the club, Jack’s failing mind, my addictions, and her fucking illness, it all comes crashing to the surface.
Frustration claws at me as I keep my eyes pinned to her. “All I know is the last thing I want to see is you lose yourself to your maker. I don’t understand why you won’t just talk to the doctor before you make a decision.”
baby, Blackie. It’s not a dream anymore. It’s not a what if—I’m pregnant and I can’t understand how you would risk our child being born with a heart defect.”
There shouldn’t be a choice. We shouldn’t have to choose between Lacey’s mental stability and bringing a healthy baby into the world, but once again life’s got us by the balls. No one gets a say in the cards they’re dealt. You get what you get. You either play your fucking hand or you fold. Some people, go all in.
They risk everything they got and pray they don’t lose. Others, they’re more cautious and maybe that’s because they’ve lost in the past. Maybe, just maybe they want to hang onto what they got and don’t want to press their luck.
“Have you thought about what happens after the baby is born? More specifically, have you taken a fucking second to think about what happens to you?”
loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.