Author: Scott Hildreth
Release Date: August 17th, 2015
Series: Selected Sinners MC, Book 5
People break promises. It happens every day.
Jack Shephard is tall, muscular, covered in tattoos, and rides in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club. Most people wouldn’t believe a word he said based on his appearance alone.
But they don’t know Jack like I know Jack, and Jack made me a promise.
There’s one small problem. Jack’s been arrested on a murder charge he didn’t commit, and he’s facing life in prison.
But he promised me he’d always come home.
And Jack doesn’t break promises.
EX-CON is a stand-alone, no cheating, no sex outside the relationship, HEA story of love, loss, second chances, and living life outside of the boundaries most citizens live in. It is Book V in the Selected Sinners series of MC Erotic Romance novels, and is able to be enjoyed fully as a stand-alone. To experience the series in full, Making the Cut, Taking the Heat, Otis, HUNG, and EX-CON may, however, all be read (in that order).
This is a difficult review for me to write.
I love the Selected Sinners.
Each and every character is so unique, each have their flaws, each have their hurts, each seeks redemption.
Jackson never had it easy. Losing his parents way to young. The consistent threat of being separated from his sister. The loss of not one but two loves. He's jaded. Naturally. I would be too. But when it comes to the brothers around him, he will stop at nothing to protect them. Even if it means killing.
Meeting Emily was kismet. He met her at a time in his life when he wasn't actively searching for a mate. But she was it, and she was perfect... for him.
Their story was ultimately a beautiful heart felt story until the day he was ripped from her.
Here's my problem....
I feel as though the book ended too soon. As we definitely needed to get Jackson's back story, it was the perfect re-introduction to Big Jack and what brought him to the Sinners. That being said. This is the Sinner's MC. We - as readers - didn't get Jack's current story. We got only his back story. What happens now? Where do they go from here? I feel as though there are too many unanswered questions for Jack & Emily. We can obviously assume that they got back together and lived happily ever after. But really? This is an MC... that's never the case. Where were the trials and tribulations they face in the future? Is this to say there will be another book in the series about our wonderful Jack?
A Personal Note from Scott About Himself and His Personal Journey with this Book
I began riding with my first MC after 20 years of riding alone. Although I didn’t know it at the time, immediately following my introduction to the club, I became the target of an ATF investigation.
The investigation ended when a helicopter, over 30 ATF agents, US Marshalls, and countless other SWAT Team members converged on me one day.
I was indicted on more than two dozen criminal counts, and given the option to plead guilty to one and receive a light sentence (probation). If I fought them, they explained, I would face life in prison.
Well, I’ve never been one to give up easy, so I chose to fight.
And I fought all the way to the US Supreme Court.
The fact I lost my case didn’t really matter to me. Fighting was more important. Standing up when most citizens would sit down had always been my nature.
My time in prison wasn’t easy, but I made it the best I was able. The days drug on forever, at least initially. In time, my mind made sense of it all, and digested it as being a new way of life; my only choice, so to speak.
In EX-CON, Jack’s thoughts, feelings, decisions, and actions were mine. What he felt, thought, and went through in the book is accurate down to the smallest of details.
My experiences in life cause my books to have more ‘feel’ than a conventionally written novel. EX-CON is no exception. It’s gritty, real, and raw as are most of my novels. But one thing it has that no other Scott Hildreth novel shares.
300 pages of compassion.
Enjoy knowing a little more about me. And enjoy EX-CON, which is a reflection of part of my life.
ABOUT SCOTT HILDRETH
Born in San Diego California, Scott now calls Wichita, Kansas home. Residing in Kansas with his wife, Jessica, and five children (and another on the way in November 2015), he somehow finds twelve hours a day to work on his writing.
Addicted to riding his Harley-Davidson, tattoos, and drinking coffee, Scott can generally be found in a tattoo shop, on his Harley, or in a local coffee house when not writing.
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