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Beyond the Cut (Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club Series #2)

Beyond the Cut (Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club Series #2)

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SHE'S HOLDING ON TIGHT.
As a teen, Dawn ran from a life on the streets straight into the arms of Jimmy "Mad Dog" Sanchez, a biker who promised to be her knight in shining armor. But his love was just another cage. Years later, Dawn's former life still has its hooks in her and she'll do whatever it takes to break free. When Cade "Ryder" O'Connor, a

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SHE'S HOLDING ON TIGHT.
As a teen, Dawn ran from a life on the streets straight into the arms of Jimmy "Mad Dog" Sanchez, a biker who promised to be her knight in shining armor. But his love was just another cage. Years later, Dawn's former life still has its hooks in her and she'll do whatever it takes to break free. When Cade "Ryder" O'Connor, a member of a rival club, makes her an offer, Dawn finds herself in a different, hotter kind of trouble with one irresistible Sinner…

WILL HE GIVE HER THE RIDE OF HER LIFE?
Cade is an outlaw biker with allegiance to one thing and one thing only: The Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club. But when it comes to the stunningly sexy, fiercely independent Dawn Delgado, Cade finds himself…hungrier for more. Trouble is on Dawn's heels and he wants to be the answer to her prayers, whether she wants him to be or not. What can't be denied is the red-hot attraction between them. However, as they fall deeper, the danger rises and Cade may have to sacrifice it all…in Beyond the Cut by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille.

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“Castille takes the MC genre and lights it on fire! I want my very own Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club bad boy!” —Julie Ann Walker, New York Times bestselling author

“A sexy and dangerous ride! If you like your bad boys bad and your heroines kicking butt, Rough Justice will rev your engine. A great start to a new series!” —Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing Between Us

“Raw, rugged and romantic, Rough Justice is so gorgeously written you'll feel the vibration of the motorcycle engines in the pit of your stomach, smell the leather and fall in love with this story!” —Eden Bradley, author of Dangerously Bound

“Fascinating and chilling.” —RT Book Reviews (4 Stars) on Rough Justice

“Castille continues to raise the stakes...giving readers the compelling romance they crave.” —RT Book Reviews on Beyond the Cut

“The storyline is intense and dramatic; the characters engaging and charismatic; the romance encouraging and hot.” —Romance at Random on Beyond the Cut

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250056610
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/02/2015
Series:
Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club Series, #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
213,894
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Beyond The Cut

Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club #2


By Sarah Castille

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2015 Sarah Castille
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4668-6041-4


CHAPTER 1

Fear is the enemy. I will master my fear before it masters me.

SINNER'S TRIBE CREED


Dawn Delgado had to hand it to Kitty's Wig Emporium. They made damn good wigs. Well, except for the ill-fitting tribute to 1980s hair bands perched on her head.

She shoved yet another errant blond curl under the elastic. What the hell was going on? After twelve months of trial and error, Kitty's wigs were usually a perfect fit.

Her phone alarm went off and she yanked the wig down; it would have to do. If Shelly-Ann recognized her, she'd demand more money, but if Dawn didn't make it out the door in the next two minutes she'd miss the three thirty p.m. bell.

Tucking the last stubborn curl behind her ear, she grabbed a pair of sunglasses from the hall closet and raced out the door of her tiny rental bungalow. Spring had come early to Conundrum this year, which in Montana didn't mean soft April showers and lovely May flowers, but freezing rain, the occasional snowstorm, and gusting winds. More than enough incentive to cover the one-mile distance that much faster.

By the time she reached the throng of mums, prams, dogs, and nannies heading toward St. Francis Xavier's Elementary School, she'd given up all hope of the wig staying put. With one hand on her head, she slowed to a walk and then took up her usual position under a huge chestnut tree across the road from the school entrance. Although she was late, the girls would be later, dragging their feet down the school steps, the only unsmiling faces in a sea of cherubic grins.

They hadn't always been unhappy. One year ago, they'd had warm clothes, plenty of food, and a mother's love — things their aunt, Shelly-Ann, couldn't be bothered to give them, no matter how much blackmail money Dawn paid to spend a few extra hours with her girls every week.

Shelly-Ann's blue Volvo stopped in the school pickup zone just as Maia and Tia exited the school, dressed in identical faded pink jackets, worn jeans, and white sneakers. Matching pink headbands decorated with sparkly purple heart stickers adorned their long blond hair.

Although her seven-year-old twins always dressed the same, anyone who knew them could easily tell them apart. Maia, the older by two minutes, was always in the lead, protecting her little sister while at the same time dragging her along as she indulged her insatiable curiosity about the world. By contrast, Tia preferred to stay in the background — watching and assessing before diving in. But then Tia had a good reason for her reluctance to embrace the world: She had borne the brunt of her daddy's rage just before they left him for good. Jimmy hated his daughters, even more than he hated his wife. Dawn had celebrated the day their divorce went through, not realizing what Jimmy had planned for retribution.

The door of the Volvo swung open and Shelly-Ann barked from the front seat, her voice so loud, Dawn could hear her harsh words over the rumble of a motorcycle as the bike filtered through the SUV blockade. A kind, gentle auntie Shelly-Ann was not. But then she was from Jimmy's side of the family, and she had supported him when he took Dawn's daughters away.

The girls flinched as one, and Dawn took an involuntary step forward and away from the shelter of the tree. The wind gusted around her and with a delighted whoosh swept the wig off her head and carried it in a tumble down the street.

In that moment three things happened.

First, a biker pulled his motorcycle over to the curb and shouted her name.

She recognized the rich, deep baritone of Cade "Raider" Tyson's voice before she saw him dismount his Harley, his three-piece Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club patch clearly visible on the back of his cut — the sleeveless leather vest worn by all serious bikers. She heard that voice on street corners, in restaurants, and in bars. She heard it in her dreams and when she waited tables in Banks Bar. That voice had coaxed her deepest, darkest fantasies from her lips and made her believe, after two wild nights, maybe dreams really could come true.

Second, Cade's damn loud voice carried over the after-school chatter and the whistle of the betraying wind; it carried across the street and into the ears of two little girls who only saw their mommy once a week for three hours in the playground while Shelly-Ann had her nails done, and on the rare occasions Dawn had the cash to buy a few extra hours with her daughters.

Third, Maia and Tia spotted Dawn at the same time as Shelly-Ann, who cussed loudly three ways to the Sundays she was forced to bring the girls across the city for their access visit. With a glare for Dawn, she reached across the seat and tried to pull the girls into the car.

But although Shelly-Ann was fast, she wasn't fast enough. By the time her fingers had breached the doorway, Maia and Tia were already halfway across the busy road, their arms outstretched, their twin voices screaming, "Mommy!"

Dawn's blood chilled for many reasons, not the least of which was the fact that she didn't have any extra money to give Shelly-Ann to keep her unauthorized appearance a secret from Jimmy. Also, her daughters were running through school rush-hour traffic heedless of the danger. And to make matters worse, it was Thursday. Payday for Shelly-Ann.

Usually, she would stuff the wig in her bag and meet Shelly-Ann in the parking lot behind the school to pay her for the extra visits Jimmy didn't know about — school plays and concerts, trips to the mall, and hikes in the mountains. This time, however, she didn't have any cash to spare. She'd taken a third job and dropped her college courses to pay a lawyer to help her overturn the court's decision to award custody of the girls to Jimmy — the result of a setup involving a shady private investigator, a Baggie full of crack, a corrupt judge, and a fabricated video of Dawn allegedly buying drugs — and after last month's outrageous legal bill, she had nothing left.

"Stop!" Her scream froze passersby but did nothing to deter her girls, now running hand in hand toward her and into the path of a blue pickup truck racing down the street at twice the school zone speed limit. Dawn's feet kicked into gear, but even as she threw herself forward, in her heart she knew she wouldn't make it in time.

A black blur shot in front of the truck. Cade swept her daughters into his strong arms, and out of harm's way. Moments later her outlaw biker savior deposited the girls on the sidewalk. Seemingly oblivious to their brush with death, Maia and Tia wrapped their skinny arms around her waist and squeezed her so tight she could barely breathe.

"I didn't know you had kids."

Dawn looked up at the man who had at once caused the chaos and saved the day, knowing as she did that she would fall headlong into the intoxicating sea of blue she had been trying to forget for the better part of a year.

"Cade."

"Give it to me, baby. I wanna hear my name on your lips when you come. Scream for me."

"Oh God. Cade!"

He smiled. She melted. As all women melted at the sight of his chiseled jaw and wide cheekbones, his firm chin and dangerously sexy crooked nose — the only imperfection in a face that could have been sculpted from the finest tawny marble. He wore his cut over a long-sleeved black tee, obscenely stretched to highlight the hard planes and angles of his broad chest. Her hands had traced every ridge of those bulging pecs, fingers clawing at his shoulders countless times during the two nights they'd spent together.

"Been a long time." His eyes dropped to Maia and Tia. "You never told me about your girls."

"'Cause they're not her girls anymore." The harsh rasp of Shelly-Ann's voice shattered the moment. "They're Jimmy's girls, and he won't take kindly to a Sinner laying his dirty paws on them or messing with his old lady."

"I haven't been his old lady for three years." Dawn glared at Shelly-Ann, dressed in her uniform of yoga pants and neon-colored sports tank, her red hair swept into a messy haystack on her head to show off her multiple ear piercings. Although Shelly-Ann wasn't part of Jimmy's MC, she knew full well that Dawn had ceased to be an old lady — the biker equivalent of a wife in the civilian world — when she ran away from Jimmy. And he'd lost the title of her old man. At least, that's how it was supposed to work. But of course, outlaw bikers didn't follow the rules, and because she'd made the mistake of also marrying him in a civil ceremony, she had to file for divorce to try to break his hold. And that's when Jimmy got really angry.

"Just wait until Jimmy hears about this." Shelly-Ann smirked. "You've shot yourself in the foot big time. We both know what'll happen if he finds out you saw the girls without asking me first. And if I tell Jimmy you're with a Sinner …"

"I'm not with him. He's just someone I know." But the Sinners were the reason she'd moved to Conundrum with the girls. After a brutal territorial war, Jimmy's MC, the Devil's Brethren, had been kicked out of town on penalty of death, which made it a safe haven for anyone wanting to stay out of the Brethren's reach. At least it was safe until Jimmy found a way around the ban by paying his sister to move to town.

Dawn stepped off the sidewalk, pulling the girls with her, to avoid two women with baby strollers. Her cheeks flushed when their gazes flicked from Cade to her to Shelly-Ann and back to her. After years of trying to put her past behind her, hints of an association with a biker made her feel sick inside. Bikers were bad news. Her little fling with Cade had been an indulgence, a nod to the wild child she kept buried deep inside. Sex and nothing more.

Shelly-Ann waited until the sidewalk was clear again. "Another five hundred a month might keep my mouth shut."

"I don't have another five hundred dollars." Dawn gritted her teeth and handed Shelly-Ann the money she owed her for the week. "I'm already working three jobs. I just sold my car to cover the extras you said you needed last month. You're getting money from Jimmy, too. How much do you need? You're not spending it on the girls."

"Your choice. But you've got a history of making bad choices, so you might want to rethink that attitude. You chose to piss Jimmy off, and look where it got you. No kids. I got my own problems to deal with, and looking after your brats is draining me dry. You know where I'll be on Sunday. And I know where Jimmy will be if you don't show up with the extra cash."

Heart aching, Dawn bent down to hug her girls. She assured them Sunday wasn't too far away, and that one day they would be a family again — a promise she'd been making every week, because she was damn well going to make it happen no matter what it took. No one was going to keep her away from her girls, and especially not Jimmy and his deadbeat sister.

After Shelly-Ann led her sobbing daughters back to the car, Dawn slumped against a streetlamp. Shelly-Ann had been right about one thing. She definitely had made some bad choices in her life, and the worst one was accepting Jimmy's offer to save her from the streets. In her sixteen-year-old naïveté, she had mistaken his interest for kindness and his possessiveness for love.

"You okay?" Cade gently brushed her hair back from her face, and her skin tingled at his touch. Focused on dealing with Shelly-Ann, she'd totally forgotten about him. And Cade wasn't an easy man to forget. Not with those faded jeans, tight in all the right places, those washboard abs, a body that moved with easy grace both in and out of bed …

Take me, baby. Deep inside. I want you to feel what I feel. Like there's nothing in the world but us.

What was supposed to be a one-night stand with Cade just over a year ago had turned into two nights, and in those two nights he had ruined her for other men forever. Too bad he was a biker, the kind of man she'd promised herself she'd never fall for again.

"I'm fine. Sorry you had to hear that."

"My fault. Shoulda been more discreet. Not really one of my strongest traits."

Dawn gave him a dry smile. "As I recall, your strongest traits involve a bed."

She bit her lip as soon as the words left her mouth. What was she thinking? Flirting with him was a one-way street to disaster. And yet her subconscious was in the driver's seat and heading straight for "Route 69."

"Apparently not strong enough, since you dumped me." His blue eyes glittered, and she hit the mental brakes. No need to worry; it seemed she was traveling alone. Served her right. After all, she had walked away. Not him.

A flush stole across her cheeks. "We only slept together twice, so technically I didn't dump you. It was more like a permanent good-bye."

"Never had a woman refuse to see me again." Sardonic amusement laced Cade's tone. "Interesting experience. Not one I'm keen to repeat."

She wrapped her arms around herself to beat back the chill of the wind. "Well, as long as you're wearing that cut, you have nothing to worry about from me. As you can see, my life has already been totally messed up by a biker. I'm not interested in getting involved with another one."

"That why you walked away?" He stroked his thumb over the apple of her cheek, and warmth pooled in the pit of her stomach. "'Cause I'm a biker? We're not all the same."

"You're an outlaw biker, not just a biker. Isn't that what the one-percenter patch on your cut means? Mayhem and violence are how you live 'The Life' and it's a life I never want to be part of again. In simple terms, outlaws are bad and civilians are good."

His face softened. "What about Arianne?"

Damn. Caught out. Her bestie was the daughter of Viper, president of the Sinners' biggest rival MC, the Black Jacks. And although Arianne had spent a lifetime trying to get out of Conundrum and away from her father, she'd fallen in love with the Sinner president, Jagger, and returned to her outlaw biker roots. "I guess there a few exceptions."

The rumble of a motorcycle pulled her attention away from Cade and his gentle touch. Turning, she caught a glimpse of a Harley Classic motorcycle pulling to a stop beside Shelly-Ann's car.

No.

No way.

Dawn sucked in a sharp breath. What was Jimmy doing here? And by here, she didn't just mean in Conundrum or in front of a Sinner who, by all rights, could shoot him dead on sight for daring to enter the town, but here near her girls.

Jimmy hated his children. He blamed them for everything that had gone wrong in their relationship — in other words, Dawn had finally mustered the courage to leave after he took out his anger on Tia. Malicious and bitter, he had waged the custody battle not because he wanted their girls, but simply because he didn't want Dawn to have them.

"Jimmy! Get away from them." Heedless of the danger, she pushed past Cade and stepped into the street. Jimmy's presence here was nothing short of brazen, and tantamount to suicide. But then he'd always been an adrenaline junkie, a quality she'd admired until she discovered he got his kicks by listening to her scream.

Jimmy scowled when he spotted her, and she felt the familiar surge of adrenaline that accompanied the fear of knowing she'd displeased him. Once that scowl would have sent her running in the other direction. But she wasn't going to let him near her children ever again.

And besides, for the first time ever, she had backup. Not that she expected Cade to intervene in what was essentially a marital dispute, but Jimmy was a member of the Devil's Brethren, and he was on Sinner's Tribe territory. There was no way Cade would let that pass.

"What the fuck?" Clearly audible over the dwindling traffic, Cade's angry shout chilled Dawn's blood. She held her breath in anticipation of the moment Jimmy heeded the outraged biker only a few steps behind her and ran for cover.

Unfortunately, Jimmy didn't oblige. Instead he crooked his finger and motioned her forward, sending a shiver down her spine with a simple gesture that carried with it the memory of years of pain.

Dark where Cade was fair, slender where Cade was broad, Jimmy had a lean, wolfish face with razor-sharp cheekbones and a cruel slash of a mouth framed in a prickly goatee. When she first met him she'd thought him darkly handsome, but now, knowing just how vicious and brutal he could be, his cruel features were the stuff of nightmares, not dreams.


(Continues...)

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the dark, gritty biker romance, Rough Justice, Sarah Castille, worked and travelled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them.

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Beyond the Cut 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
As a reader obsessed with MC-themed books, the Sinner's Tribe series has been a compelling and sexy thrill ride thus far and has me looking forward to more from these protective and loyal bad boy bikers. This installment picks up a short time after the previous book ended and puts us right back into the middle of a war between the Sinners and the Black Jacks where the body count keeps mounting, loyalties are put to the test, and danger is around every corner. Into this turf war love might become the biggest casualty though as the ultimate playboy Cade fights to keep the struggling single mother Dawn safe from her cruel ex and her own brutal biker past. Cade's always been seen as a playboy, never content with just one woman after seeing his own mother's devotion to his father lead to her death. He's never wanted to open his heart as love is seen as a weakness in his world but he can't help being drawn to Dawn. After just two nights he knew he had to have more of her, if only he can convince her that not all bikers are bad. Her past ties to the MC world complicates things though as he's forced into choosing between his Club and his newfound love and revenge for all the hurts she's suffered. Cade's torn between wanting to keep Dawn safe and be true to the Club that saved him when he returned home from war emotionally bruised and broken which had me feeling sympathy for him with his divided loyalties. Despite the complications that being with Dawn represents she brings out all the secrets he's kept hidden, he becomes unburdened and carefree in her presence. Being with Dawn's children also brings out a softer side to him that was endearing and had him slowly realizing how special belonging to one person can be. His romantic battle with Dawn was full of sexual tension, emotional intensity, and unexpected twists and turns that proved that bad boy bikers need love too. Dawn's life went downhill the day her parents died. Living on the streets led to choices she's still ashamed to admit to, but her biggest mistake was thinking that Jimmy "Mad Dog" was her savior. Leaving him though has made her life even more miserable as his manipulations led to her daughters being taken from her and given to his sister who's increasing monetary demands lead to more danger for everyone involved. Dawn's heart and soul belongs to her daughters and she's desperate to get them back but Cade is a delectable distraction that culminates in numerous hot and heavy interludes. He soon becomes her only hope in getting her girls back, but is she willing to put her heart on the line for the promise of family she sees in his eyes? Dawn is a strong-willed woman who's very untrusting which left me frustrated as Cade never did anything while committed to Dawn that would cause her to doubt him. After everything's she's been through she swears to never be controlled by anyone again but lets herself be continually manipulated when it comes to her daughters. Considering how strong and sure Cade is I was hoping the woman he fell for would be the same but some of Dawn's actions left me frustrated. I could forgive her though as I enjoyed the softer and more caring side she brought out in Cade. This was an exciting addition to the gritty and pulse-pounding Sinner's Tribe series with more danger heading towards the Club's front door. Love and loyalty are put to the test which led to some hard choices that left everyone a bit bruised and has me counting down the days until Z
skkgagnon More than 1 year ago
I can't even label this book. I want to say raw and gritty but then I think of a scene and I think romantic and sexy. Then another scene pops in my head and I get all soft thinking how sweet and tender this story can be. So I guess it has it all! It is raw and gritty because sweet but sassy Dawn Delgado has been dealt one blow after the other. Her parents died when she was 14 and she was abused by her caretaker, uncle. She runs away only to be rescued by heartless biker, Jimmy “Mad Dog” Sanchez. He promised her a good life but abused her mentally and physically. She finally had the courage to leave him when he started abusing their twin daughters. Jimmy re-payed her for embarrassing him by framing her and having her labeled as an unfit mother, losing her daughters. Now 3 yrs later she is building a new life and working towards clearing her name and getting her daughters back. She is also determined to never be a part of the savage biker life again. One year ago she spent 2 nights with Cade "Ryder" O'Connor, a member of a rival club, but left him both times keeping to the promise she made herself. She never forgot him tho because of the sizzling-hot-sex and because she also felt safe in his arms, something she has never felt before. Charming, handsome, seductive Cade has the reputation of a womanizer, never sleeping with the same woman twice. He has never been left before, so Dawn catches his attention and when he finally finds her, he never wants lose her again. But Jimmy will never let her go and especially to another biker and he is ruthless in his revenge. I find it romantic and sexy because Cade and Dawn are combustible together. They can't get enough of each other and their love scenes are very hot and seductive. Even tho Cade needs to be in charge he loves it when Dawn asserts herself too. Cade sees how intelligent, beautiful and sassy she is and is determined to prove to her that she can trust him to keep her safe. Finally I find it sweet and tender because when Cade meets Dawns daughters, he is genuinely attentive, gentle and caring towards them. I bet he is quite a site at the playground and zoo being a big bad biker with two sweet little girls dressed in pink and purple. I loved the growth of both Cade and Dawn and found them to be authentic and honest. Neither can easily trust and I thought the pace of their relationship was genuine. I loved their banter and the trash talk with all the secondary characters, who added so much fun and suspense. This story had many twists and turns with the club politics but wasn't confusing. The pace was very good and I never wanted to put it down. This is a raw, gritty, sexy, sweet book and I really enjoyed it all. I will definitely watch for the next book in this series! I received this arc in exchange for an honest review.
BuckeyeAngel 8 months ago
Dawn manages to get away from her abusive biker husband. Then Dawn hooks up with Cade for a couple of nights but he is with a rival MC then her husband is in. But dawn walks away as she doesn’t want that lifestyle anymore. especially after leaving Jimmy she had her two daughters taken away and actually has to pay her sister in law to even see her daughters Tia and Maia. Cade choose the MC life to be free. But he does offer Dawn his protection. dawn is trying to make ends meet and working three jobs. But neither Dawn nor Cade can get the other off their mind. I really loved this story and plot. The characters were fantastic especially Dawn and Cade and all the ups and downs they went through. Although I did not like Jimmy at all. I definitely recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This was good, im a huge mc series fan and normally cant put a book down when i start, but this one was just good, not great. I liked cade and dawn but for some reason i just couldnt get as sucked into the story as i normally get. Ive been waiting for zanes book and hoping it doesnt disappoint as he is the one ive been curious about all along,.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Cade, he is a true bad boy dream man. Dawn I could do without. I know there needs to some convict or turmoil, I just wasn't feeling hers. It seems like the herions always fall short in her books. I'm still curiously looking forward to book three, with higher hopes regarding the heroine Jagger and Cade two for two. Zane I already love so, yeah!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story!!
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Both of these books are awesome! Believable characters and storylines. I have read almost all of her books and will keep coming back!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
3.5 out of 5 stars Overall I liked this story. I got a good feel for where it was going to go and was excited to read. I liked both Dawn and Cade. Dawn had great growth throughout and I really enjoyed her coming out of her shell. I loved Cade in alpha male mode, he was sexy and sweet. There were moments though when he seemed very immature to me and I didn't like him as much. Cade and Dawn are super hot together - this book is not lacking in the sexy time department. I liked their connection but didn't always feel it. I did love Cade with Dawns girls, there were some nice, sweet moments there that were really heartfelt. There was a lot going on in the story with Dawn and Cade and within the MC world. I liked all the drama and intensity that was created but sometimes there was so much going on it felt rather chaotic to me. I loved that there were more snippets of Kane in this. I have a million questions about this man. I'm definitely looking forward to his story. That man is mystery and intrigue waiting to happen! Overall I thought the story was good but something was missing for me. I liked it but something held me back from loving it. I thought it flowed nicely for the most part but there were moments when it felt overly faced paced. At certain times I felt like I was being told things as compared to feeling them develop. Definitely a good read, I enjoyed it. :-) Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite book in the Sinners series thus far. A lot of great action and biker suspense. Cade is one of my favorite bikers. Totally badass and domineering....I can't wait for the next book in the series...
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cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Dawn is living a civilian life and trying to get back her twin girls. She was an old lady years ago but is now trying the normal way. Cade is a biker and after two nights with Dawn, wants her more than anything. Her ex is a VP of a rival club and an abusive man. She agrees to be Cade's old lady so the club can protect her but nothing will stop her ex from getting revenge. Cade will protect her and her girls with his life. Extremely hot. Funny. And a sexy biker. 
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This fast paced, emotionally infused novel held me captive from the first page to the last.  Castille returns to the world of the Sinners MC with a vengeance, keeping readers hooked throughout.  The plot encompassed so many different aspects of life.  From abuse to acceptance, life to death, Castille brings it all to play.  The dangerous lives these characters lead is just as apparent and the love between them. Castille makes the world of outlaw MCs understandable to the masses.  She goes well beyond the pop culture surrounding them, getting into what it means to be part of the tribe.  She allows readers to relate to her characters on many levels, while at the same time showing how removed they are from the typical reality of the every day. Dawn and Cade were a fantastic couple to bring this novel to life.  Dawn’s strength, even after everything she’s suffered was inspiring.  She was also able to rise above it and become who she was meant to be, even if it meant going against what others believe.  Cade’s strength and tenderness made him the perfect alpha male.  Seeing his inner struggle really allowed you to see the whole picture.  I also loved the fact that together, they made each other stronger, while still remaining their own person. This is not a book you can read a chapter or two at a time.  Once you start reading, hours will go by before you look up from the pages again.  This was an absolutely unforgettable addition to the Sinner’s Tribe series.  It is a complete story in and of itself, but also leaves me dying to get back into the world & read the next novel in the series (or re-read this one a few dozen times). Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Hot Sexy Bikers! This is a hot steamy biker book; this is the second book in the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series by Sarah Castille. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read this book, you will want to go back and read the first book in the series. Dawn has a long history with bikers, her husband Jimmy was abusive and a member of a motorcycle club. She is still trying to get over her former life. She meets Cade, who is a member of a rival motorcycle club, when he makes her an offer she can’t deny. She is determined to do anything to get her girls back. Cade is an outlaw biker with the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club. When he meets Dawn, he wants to help her. If you are looking for a great MC book with hot romance, suspense, and sexy protective bikers then you need to read this book. I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
This was an awesome biker book! Cade runs with The Sinners. His two night stand with Dawn is one he's never forgotten. So a year later when he sees her outside an elementary school, he decides he's going to keep her till he's tired of her. Short time later he realizes that won't ever happen but now he needs to convince Dawn of this. Dawn was married to a biker, "Mad Dog" Jimmy, who won't let her go. They have twin girls together and although he doesn't care about the girls he doesn't want her to have them either. So he made up information and now his sister has Dawn's girls. Dawn is doing all she can to get her girls back but when Jimmy catches wind that Cade wants her, Dawn finds it harder to get her girls back. This book kept my attention till the very end with Cade's fighting to keep Dawn and Dawn fighting to keep her girls. Can't wait to read more in this series!! *I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
FAB*U*LOUS! I have steered clear of many biker books because I read one that was nearly perfect in tone, style, language, the capturing of emotion, pulling my own heart, etc. The few I tried after were lacking so badly that I stopped even looking at them altogether. I wanted to take a chance on this one because I admire Sarah's writing so much, and I'm thrilled that I did.  Dawn ran away from home as a teen and was "rescued" by an outlaw biker (Jimmy/Mad Dog) who put her through hell. She eventually finds the strength to leave with her children many years later only to find herself in the bed of a rival outlaw biker (Cade) for a night. That was a night that changed both Dawn and Cade in different ways. Fast forward another year until their next encounter - and the time period where most of the story takes place. Dawn's been living a civilian life for three years and just wants to raise her children. Cade thought he knew what he wanted out of life - to be free and enjoy life with his brothers in the MC who were his only true family - until that first night with Dawn...and then the second...both of which she left while he was sleeping. Dawn and Cade had been searching for that connection with others since that day. This book is a great story. It has almost as much to do with the MC and their rival MC's as it does Dawn and Cade. That did not detract from their story, but rather enhanced it. The story flowed very well and I had trouble putting it down to attend other commitments this weekend. There was the right balance of good vs. evil, moral vs immoral AND calculating vs. crazy. The writing was SPOT ON and the feel of the book took you away. I felt for the characters equally happy, sad, hurt, pain - the emotion put into that pages jumped into my heart as I traveled their journey. I haven't read book one of this series, but didn't need to in order to completely enjoy this one. I will, however be going back to read it. Sarah writes fantastic stories with characters who are lifelike. It's easy to both love and hate the same person in different scenarios. It doesn't matter if they're the primary, secondary or background characters. Sarah deems each of them important and it clearly shows in her writing. If you've yet to read anything written by Sarah, what are you waiting for? Click and read...She'll never give you a bubble gum or cookie cutter book. If I was ever in doubt, Beyond The Cut sealed the deal for me. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Dawn has had a hard life, getting caught up with a bad biker named Jimmy as a teenager, after she escapes his evil, he takes her daughters and the only way she can see them is if she pays up. Cade is a biker from a different game and the chemistry between him and Dawn is hot, however she has sworn off bikers. Will he show her not everyone is the same? Great read! The story captured my interest from beginning to end and I became intrigued by the characters, want to know more about them. A Great Read!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 intense and dramatic stars: 3.75 stars----BEYOND THE CUT is the second installment in Sarah Castille’s adult, contemporary Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club erotic, romance series focusing on the men and women of the Sinner’s Tribe MC. This is outlaw biker (and second in command) Cade O’Connor, and waitress Dawn Delgado’s storyline. BEYOND THE CUT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous storyline is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Cade and Dawn), BEYOND THE CUT follows the second chance romance between Cade and former ‘old lady’ to Jimmy ‘Mad Dog’ Sanchez- Dawn Delgado. Mad Dog is looking to take control of the Brethren-a rival MC club- and will do everything he can to make it happen, including destroying what’s left of Dawn’s heart and soul. As a young woman, Dawn was homeless and looking for someone to protect her from the world and all of its’ evil-enter sadistic outlaw biker Mad Dog Sanchez-the man who would take Dawn’s humanity and the children she so dearly loved. As the storyline develops we discover that one year earlier, Dawn and Cade spent two wild nights together but Dawn refused to get involved with another biker or MC club. What ensues is a rekindling of Dawn and Cade’s relationship, and the steps Mad Dog goes to steal back the woman he despises and hates. The relationship between Cade and Dawn is one of second chances. Cade is an alpha male; an outlaw biker whose first allegiance is to the Sinner’s Tribe MC but discovering Dawn was still in town brought back the memories and questions about their short time together. As Cade continues to pursue Dawn, Dawn’s life and those of her children are threatened by Mad Dog and the people hoping to take down the Sinner’s Tribe MC Club. The numerous $ex scenes are erotic, passionate, provocative and intense. Cade is a bit of a man-whore, and in this he knows exactly what he wants and isn’t afraid to let Dawn know. The push and pull of the relationship heightens as local law enforcement (Doug Benson) tries to take Dawn into witness protection for her safety and that of her children. To help protect Dawn from the rival gangs, she must officially become Cade’s old lady. The secondary and supporting characters include many of the Sinner’s Tribe MC members whom we met in ROUGH JUSTICE-book one of the STMC series; Zane, Dax, Gunner, T-Rex, Sinner’s Tribe President Jagger and his old lady Arianne, Banks –our mysterious bar owner whose past life is dangerous and dark, and the new prospect Hacker whose business is all about the computers. We are also introduced to Mad Dog and his group of sadistic bikers whose only care is power and control; and Mad Dog’s sister Shelly-Ann whose own life is tied to her brother’s MC. Viper and the smarmy Bunny return for some familiarity and cohesion. Where the Sinner’s Tribe is all about the Brotherhood and, protecting the women and children, the other MC clubs treat all others with disrespect and hatred. BEYOND THE CUT is a storyline with graphic sex and violence. There are murders, torture, assaults, kidnappings and horrendous threats but the majority of the imagery is behind the scenes and left to the reader’s imagination. We get a third hand accounting of what went down; we are witness to the aftermath on many occasions but that is not to say we are unaware or closed off from the action. There is plenty of action, drama and intense suspense as the storyline unfolds and a war between the rival gangs is building on the horizon. Sarah Castille pulls the reader into the dangerous world of outlaw bikers and the women they love. There is no romanticizing the lifestyle-it is what it is-rough, aggressive, gritty, distressing, abrasive, destructive and oft times fatal. Sarah’s heroes are human, fallible and tragic; her heroines desperate and in need of protection and love. The storyline is intense and dramatic; the characters engaging and charismatic; the romance encouraging and hot.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin Stars Beyond the Cut is an above the bar story for MC Romance readers.  The main characters, Cade and Dawn, are unique.  He loves his brothers, his club and women. She loves her daughters and yearns for the freedom of "club" life.  What happens is unexpected, one night becomes an obsession for our playboy biker and their relationship is packed with angst and drama along with good old fashion romance with a twist. The author does an excellent job describing the one percenter’s lifestyle and at the same time captures the romantic side of the storyline. Cade, our hero, is a dominating, sex on legs war veteran. He is returning stateside with the nightmares and loss of his former unit still haunting him.  His friend, Jagger welcomes him into the Sinner's Tribe MC.  He believes that a relationship requires intimacy and he has no qualm dismissing that from his life until he meets Dawn. Dawn, our heroine, is smart, sexy and savvy.  She's survived life on the streets since she left home at the age sixteen.  When she met Jimmy, she believed her life was turning around, but learned the hard way that he was like everyone else, not to be trusted.  She learned early to count on no one but herself to survive. The battle of dominance in the relationship takes on a new meaning with our couple. The fireworks are entertaining as they develop into a couple.  There is a mixture of brutality and abuse from her ex, and the unknown of her new life that keeps you on the edge.  Although Cade desires Dawn, is he willing to give her what she truly needs? Family, security, and love?  You need to read this book to find the answers for yourself! ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
MS-Bibliophile More than 1 year ago
The mark of a good author is in the art of drawing a reader into the world they've created. An excellent author will suck you into that world and make you want to stay. The authors who bring readers into the world of their creation, get the reader to love that world, make them want to stay and return to the characters as they would old friends, is a master of their craft. Sarah Castille is a master. Prior to Beyond The Cut, I knew nothing of outlaw motorcycle clubs (MC). The closest I'd ever came to being initiated into the life is in watching the occasional History Channel special. I'd never planned on reading anything from this genre. Having thoroughly enjoyed Castille's Redemption series, I needed to get more of her style. Beyond the Cut and the boys of Sinner's Tribe, did not disappoint. I mean how could you possibly go wrong with hot former military alphas with a protective streak. Beyond the Cut is the second installment in the Sinner's Tribe series. Fear not, you can read and enjoy Beond the Cut without having read Rough Justice. Castille drops you into their world and their town, Conundrum, then helps you find your way.  This book follows Cade and Dawn as they find their way through the attraction they've had since having a one night stand. They aren't your typical romance novel hero and heroine. Cade has a reputation for never being a one woman man and Dawn is running from something that she's afraid she'll never be free of. There is TONS of action and steamy sessions strategically placed throughout this book. These characters have heart and it makes you love them in spite or maybe because of all their flaws. But can they figure out that they each have what the other doesn't know they need? I won't give away too much since I'd hate to spoil it for you. This book is scorching. Even though I never thought I'd be a fan of outlaw motorcycle clubs, I am a fan of Sinner's Tribe. I've already ordered the first book and as soon as it's up for preorder, I'll be grabbing the next one. Seriously, read this book. You'll love it!
dee_bookbfreviewsblog More than 1 year ago
I think Sarah has taken the Sinners series and taken it up a notch. I read book one in the series and didn't really like it. Well, I liked it but didn't like it took Arianna and Jagger so long. So I was interested to see how this one would pan out in comparison to the first.  Now let me start with this. I've read Sarah's MMA series, and Sinners book one. I think Sarah has an exceptional writing style. It's so full of angst, drama, it's sexy, emotional, hot. To me, it's really perfect. She pulls me in and gets me addicted to the characters and leaves me sitting on my edge of my seat wondering how the story will turn out.  With this book, immediately I was sucked it. I loved all things Cade. There wasn't a thing that man could do wrong. Sarah wrote one of the best bikers I've read in a long time. He was sexy, alpha, strong, protective, and all around badass. Yet, when it came to Dawn and the girls, he was soft and sweet. The perfect balance. Dawn grew so much in this book. She started as this woman who was scared and scarred and afraid of her ex. But she doesn't stay that way. Cade really is the perfect man for her and she says it perfectly when she says she's exactly where she's meant to be. Cade makes her stronger. He helps her find her inner strength. But also her sass and her self confidence and sexiness. I loved that. Maybe even loved it the most in the book.  But she's also delivered so much drama in the storyline. And talk about a villain. Good god.  Well done sarah. Well freaking done. I'm a sinner addict. I give this book 4.5 stars!
ReesesSH More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness bikers have never been so sexy. I was put off a little bit by the last book, but I HAD to know what happens with Cade and Dawn. It was epic and I so need more of this series. Dawn has lived the old lady life with her former husband Jimmy. After being abused time and time again by the men she’s trusted Dawn doesn’t know how to handle Cade and his MC lifestyle. All Dawn wants are her kids to be home with her, but it’s becoming clear she won’t be able to do that by herself. That’s where Cade comes in. Cade has wanted Dawn since the beginning. Cade is the MC Casanova who has slept with more women than he can count or remember. He wants Dawn though and hasn’t wanted anyone since her. When he finds out what her situation is with Jimmy a rival MC he is all for keeping her safe and by his side. So seriously this story is amazing. I loved the chemistry between Dawn and Cade and just how compatible they were together. The whole story is just amazing and I can’t wait for the next story in this series.  Cade is a total hottie alpha male who doesn’t take crap from anyone and will do whatever whenever for his club. He’s loyal and just a complete sweetie. He was so nice to Dawn and her kids and protected them with his life. It was fantastic. I loved when he would get jealous since then the steam factor would totally ramp up. Dawn is such a strong female character who finds her inner strength so much (love me some character development). Dawn wants her children back and tries to do everything she can to get them back into her life. She works three jobs trying to support the woman who keeps them. She’s a super strong woman and when Cade and her team up amazing things happen. Dawn grew into an even stronger character than before and I just loved it. Seriously loved this story. Great pacing, loads of action sequences, loads of romance and strong characters who take no crap (my kind of book). So if you like strong female characters and biker books I would seriously recommend this book and series to you.