Book Review – Climbing Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club #2) by Lila Rose

Deanna Drake has a past she longs to forget, but won’t ever be able to. She’s always been the tough one. No one, but her best friend Zara has ever been able to penetrate her cold, hard, shell.
Until Griz
Griz— a.k.a Grady Daniels, Hawks Motorcycle Club second in command, also has a past that he wishes he could undo…all except one part.
It’s her past that brings them together. Only will it be forever?


Climbing Out is book 2 in the   series and gives us the story of Deanna and Griz. If you read Holding Out, which you should, you fell in love with Deanna’s snarky attitude and potty mouth. She was a HOOT and I loved her. The sexual tension between her and Griz was off the charts and I knew once those 2 got over whatever obstacle’s they needed to work and finally came to terms with their feelings it was going to be hot……and boy was it hot.

Griz is your typical badass biker man who is manly from head to toe and has a very alpha personality.   He isn’t perfect and doesn’t claim to be. He knows he fucks up but when it comes to the people he cares about he will do whatever is needed to fix it. He is hard and strong and crazy good in the bedroom but deep down has a soft heart when directed at certain people in his life.

Deanna is hard and independent, never wanting to rely on anyone but herself. Even with her loud dirty potty mouth and I’m a bitch attitude deep down she yearns for something more. She has this standoffish exterior but secretly craves the love and support that family gives her. Hiding from her past that she knows will ultimately reach her she lives watching over her shoulder never knowing when the demons will make their appearance. There was always something about Griz that pulled her towards him but she knew she had to fight her hardest to stay away so she couldn’t be hurt again.

Griz and Deanna is a very hot couple because Deanna for one doesn’t take his shit. She will take it and dish it out as fast as she receives it. She has a hard exterior but there is something about Griz that breaks her apart and makes her a softy. Finally after giving into all the sexual looks and urges of desire they explode and it’s fucking hot. Lila Rose did an amazing job and taking all the sexual tension we had to endure during Holding Out and making it explode in Climbing Out.

Their relationship was not an easy one because they butted heads more time than not but that’s what made this read so entertaining because you never knew what was going to happen and who in the end would win the fight. They fought hard against each other but made up and there make up sessions were orgasm inducing.

When the demons from Deanna’s past finally catch up to her, she has no choice but to face head on. When her past threatens to end her life once and for all and will stop at nothing to make sure she is gone and buried it’s up to her hard exterior to resurface to survive it.   Griz will never let anyone hurts what’s his but sometimes some people are too late. Will Deanna survive her past? Will Griz be able to save the woman he can’t breathe without before she is taken away from him all too soon? Or will Deanna’s past finally win and finish the job that was started years ago?

Lila Rose what can I say – I loved it! I was craving Deanna and Griz right after I finished Holding Out and I was so excited to finally get them. Their relationship went a little bit the way I thought but there were times that shocks and surprised me. The fighting, which I knew was bound to happen, was worth it because that was them and the make up, made up for all of it. Great job Lila, can’t wait to see what’s next in store for us.


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