Beyond the Horizon by Anne Malcom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Copy received from author in exchange or an honest review
Genre: – Cont. Romance
Series: – 4th in the series.
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes
Rating – 4.5 rounded up to 5
I love this series, I think it is not only one of my favourite MC series, but one of my favourite series of all time.
And it gets better with each book.
And it is, in many ways a “typical” mc romance, you know, dodgy dealings, rough and tough alpha men, skirting the line of what is legal (or just straight hopping over that line) etc.
But it is so much more, especially the last couple of books, and even though I enjoyed the first two in the series, I feel the last couple have reached new heights.
The author is not afraid to deal with tough subjects, attempted suicides, characters dying that you may have fallen in love with and half expected to get his own book (no worries she does not mess with a HEA) , grief, drink issues etc.
All done in such a way that it adds an emotional depth to the series that can be missing from other MC romances. This is not an MC series, where the drama comes from it being an MC series, yes there is drama and ongoing issues that the guys are having, but there is more to it that cause the emotion and the pain to jump off the page. These are people with painful issues that they have to deal with, they just happen to be in an MC and trying to deal with all that drama too.
I have often felt while reading MC books, they are almost akin to a fantasy series, they are so far removed from my own reality, and the characters can come across as a bit one dimensional and almost like a caricature of a member of a MC, making it hard at times to connect to the hero or heroine.
But here, I feel like I can connect to the characters more. I mean, yes there is the odd kidnapping or other drama, but it is in experiencing along with the main character the pain they are dealing with that you can truly feel for them.
And it is no different here, the heroine has just lost her Mom and watching her struggle to deal with it, or not deal with it at times was heartbreaking. Lily was a great character, on top of her grief, she suffers from Anxiety and has allowed this to colour her life since she was a child, and led her to having serious self doubt.
And Asher, when you realise how long he had waited and loved Lily, you could not help but fall in love a little with him. And when he decided that he was not going to wait for her any longer and not allow her to push him away, it was great.
It was so close to a five, and maybe this is just me being a bit picky, but I actually noticed the lack of this. The characters state the MC is their family, but I sort of miss the family. Yes, we had some Cade and Brock, less of Gwen and a lot less of Ames, some Bull, no Mia, and what happened to the biker in book 1 and 2, that the girls called Dwayne? And where did Gage come from, he appeared in book 3, so is he Dwayne? There was some Steg, no Evie at all in the last 2 books, and no mention any more of the couple who was mentioned in book 1, Ranger and Lizzie? I know, especially as a series goes on, it is hard to mention everyone, but they are meant to be family, and it is like some of the secondary characters that make up this family have disappeared. And for picky old me, I notice that lack sometimes.
Lots of Lucky though! I love him, hope he he is next. I am gearing myself up for his story after the events of this book.
But a great 4.5 stars.
Amazon UK Link – Beyond the Horizon (The Sons of Templar MC Book 4)
Amazon US Link – https://amzn.com/B01EDDUAAO
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