Series: Iron Outlaws MC #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: New Jersey
From USA Today best selling author Scarlett Cole, writing as S. Cole, comes an elecrtrifying MC, friends to enemies to lovers romance.
GwenThe boy I once loved is now the fearless Vice President of the Iron Outlaws MC.And he hates me.Because of something that happened years ago. It's not my fault his father ended up inside for life because of that night. But that doesn't stop him holding me captive until I tell him what happened. Except I can't. Because not knowing is why I'm back here in this cesspit.
ClutchThe girl I once loved is now the enemy of my club.Even though she's also the sister of my best friend and our club's new president.I don't care that trouble brings her to my door looking for help. She doesn't deserve our protection. Until she tells me a secret that stands everything we know about the club on end. Sins well hidden killed what chance of happiness we once had. But now, they're going to kill her.
The Sins We Hide by S. Cole is a new series and a new pen name for one of my favorite authors, Scarlett Cole. This is a contemporary romance about an MC club.
Gwen and Uther are twins who were separated by their parents. Each thought the other parent had done horrible things. But, when both parents die, Gwen knows she has to get help from Uther because someone is trying hard to kill her. That also means she has to face her childhood crush/first love, Landon.
Iron Outlaws MC is not filled with choirboys and saints. They do illegal stuff and they aren’t planning to change that. Murder, sex, and general mayhem is standard fair here. Gwen’s mother spoke freely about how awful the club was and that they would kill her if she ever returned. Uther and the rest of the club know it was Gwen’s mother who turned them in to the feds years ago, resulting the the death of a club member, and the imprisonment of many others. So, Uther and Gwen have some stuff to work out. Landon doesn’t want to like Gwen, but remembers how close they were and he slowly realizes he doesn’t want to be without her.
The second chance romance between Landon and Gwen was really well done. There are so many secrets and lies they grew up believing, building trust is difficult. Add in the drama from a couple of the club girls and the unknown person determined to kill Gwen and you have a relationship that is going to be hard won. I loved the suspense as well! Overall, The Sins We Hide was just a total hit for me. My only issue was the portrayal of the catty OW drama, but I feel that often with MC reads. I am so excited for the next book because you get a taste of the characters in this book and I am curious!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: brother’s best friend, second chance, MC
- Triggers: View Spoiler »murder, violence, kidnapping « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler