Sinner's Steel

Sinner's Steel

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by Sarah Castille
     
 

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HE'S HELL ON WHEELS.
Tall, dark, and dangerously handsome, Zane "Tracker" Colter is the strong, silent type of tattooed muscle biker who drives women wild. But as a master of strategy for the outlaw MC club, Sinner's Tribe, he doesn't have time to play around with groupies and biker chicks-especially when he can't stop thinking about Evie, the girl who

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HE'S HELL ON WHEELS.
Tall, dark, and dangerously handsome, Zane "Tracker" Colter is the strong, silent type of tattooed muscle biker who drives women wild. But as a master of strategy for the outlaw MC club, Sinner's Tribe, he doesn't have time to play around with groupies and biker chicks-especially when he can't stop thinking about Evie, the girl who got away...

SHE'S PLAYING WITH FIRE.
Evie's been in love with Zane ever since they were children-until he broke her heart and disappeared. Now he's back in her life, bigger and badder than ever. Zane is stunned by how beautiful and confident Evie's become, using her artistic talent to customize motorcycles. He wants her so bad, he'd ride through fire to win her back. There's one problem: Evie is dating his deadliest rival-the leader of the Black Jacks-and if Evie and Zane hook up, there'll be hell to pay... in Sinner's Steel.

Sarah Castille's Sinner's Tribe series is:

"Raw, rugged, and romantic." -Eden Bradley, New York Times bestselling author
"A sexy and dangerous ride!"-Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/14/2015
Castille emphasizes the darkest aspects of motorcycle gangs in the gritty third Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club contemporary (after Beyond the Cut). As v-p of Sinner’s Tribe, Zane has the back of his best friend, club president Jagger. They grew up together, along with Evie, who always had eyes for Zane. After one night together, Zane had to abandon Evie in order to avoid arrest for a crime he didn’t commit. Nine years later, Zane discovers that Evie didn’t go to college as planned, but instead set up a motorcycle customization shop right in the middle of Sinner’s Tribe’s Montana territory. Evie is reluctant to reconnect with Zane, particularly since his club is at war with a rival club she’s carelessly gotten mixed up with; her first goal is to protect herself and her son from the violence and lawlessness. Castille writes for the reader who doesn’t believe bad boys need redemption and hungers for the story of a couple whose love survives despite dangerous times. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Oct.)
From the Publisher

“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:
9781466860421
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/06/2015
Series:
Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club Series , #3
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
14,316
File size:
1 MB

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Sinner's Steel

Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club #3


By Sarah Castille

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2015 Sarah Castille
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4668-6042-1


CHAPTER 1

Nine Years Ago


"Zane. Stop. Please."

Evie's cry rang out in the forest, the distress in her voice spearing Zane's chest. He ground to a halt, just a few feet short of Stanton Creek, sucking the warm Montana summer air into his lungs. He would do anything for her, even if it meant having his heart broken all over again.

She caught her breath as she came up behind him, her steps barely audible in the soft grass. "What's wrong? Why did you leave?"

For a moment, he couldn't speak. How could he explain the emotions he'd kept bottled up inside for the last nine years, the hopes and dreams that shattered when he saw her in Jagger's arms, the desperate need that would never be fulfilled? He wanted them to be happy, but he couldn't fight the sense of jealousy he felt toward his best friend, and the utter despair at losing Evie before he had a chance to tell her how he felt.

"I'm losing you both." Slowly, he turned to face her.

"You aren't losing me, Zane. You'll never lose me."

Her pale green dress fluttered in the breeze, clinging to her sweet curves. Evie rarely wore dresses, preferring clothes that didn't hamper her ability to run and climb, jump creeks and walk fences. His Evie had a wild streak. But when she'd walked into the graduation party tonight looking like an angel, his breath caught in his throat. So beautiful he ached inside. He'd been desperate to give her the present he had slaved over for the last three months. A good- bye present. A don't-forget-me present. A tiny glimpse into his heart.

If only he hadn't waited.

She stepped out from under a willow tree, its thin leaves already fading to bronze as summer came to a close. The evening sun caught the golden highlights in her long red hair as it spilled over her shoulders. In the nine years he'd known her, he'd only seen it down a few times. Ponytails were more her style. He wanted to run his hands through those silken waves, follow them down the gentle curve of her back, smooth his hands over her perfect ass ...

Jagger's ass now. Jagger's hair to touch. Jagger's girl.

A black hole opened in his chest. Gritting his teeth, he looked away. "I saw you and Jagger together. I'm happy for you. Really —"

"Zane." She took another step forward and he backed up to the creek, his foot skirting the gravel edge. He couldn't be near her simply because he didn't know what he would do if she came too close.

"There's nothing between me and Jagger. We're friends like always. It was a friendly kiss."

"Didn't look friendly to me."

A pained expression crossed her face. "And I put him straight. I love him like a brother. But someone else has my heart."

Hope flared in his chest and he immediately stamped it out. Who was he to hope? How dare he hope! He was nothing and came from nothing. No family, save for a deadbeat drug-dealing father. No money. No future. No friends except for Evie and Jagger, and by next week, they would both be gone — Evie to college and Jagger to the army. And yet his lips still formed the question. "Who?"

"You, silly." She closed the distance between them until she stood only a few inches away. His hands shook with the need to touch her; his body ached with longing. Nineteen years old and he still wanted the girl he'd met when he was ten.

"It's always been you," she said softly. "Ever since the day we first met. But I never thought I'd have to wait until I was seventeen before I could tell you."

She wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him.

So soft. So sweet.

His world shifted, darkness becoming light, despair turning to desire. Although he had dreamed of this moment, wanted her with an intensity that took his breath away, he reigned it all in and brushed his lips over hers, returning her kiss with a gentleness that belied the torrent of emotions flooding through his body.

She sighed into his mouth, and he slid his hands around her, struggling with the need to crush her against him, make them one instead of two. Sensation overwhelmed him: the minty taste of her lips, her scent of jasmine and the warm summer breeze, the softness of her body. His knees trembled and he pulled the present from his pocket, now less of a gesture and more of a distraction to give him a chance to regain some semblance of control.

"Is this for me?" She stroked a finger over the pink tissue paper, now crumpled and torn.

"It's stupid. I'm sure what Jagger got you —"

"Jagger got me Devastation Planet Three," she said. "He has his PlayStation all set up and ready for us to kick some alien butt tonight. So unless you got me the same thing, I'll love it. And even if it is, I'll love it, because it came from you."

She tore off the paper and stared at the photograph in the handmade frame. Jagger's dad had taken the picture of him, Evie, and Jagger on the couch one afternoon as they were celebrating the successful completion of yet another video game. Although both he and Jagger had placed an arm around Evie, sitting between them, she leaned into Zane, her body tucked against him as if that was where she belonged.

Zane had hoped on that picture, dreamed on that picture; it was his most treasured possession. And when he'd made the frame after work, carved it with their names, lacquered and polished it until it shone, he prayed she would understand the message.

"It's beautiful, Zane. I love it. It'll be the first thing I put in my room at college." A tear rolled down her cheek, and Zane caught it on his finger, wishing he could keep it forever — keep her forever.

I love you. The words stuck in his throat, held back by fear, a profound lack of self-worth, and a lifetime of rejection.

Gently, he drew her down to the forest floor. He didn't mean for things to go as far as they did, but he couldn't deny the emotion that spilled from his chest.

And he lost his heart under the setting sun on the last day of summer in Stanton.

CHAPTER 2

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

— SINNER'S TRIBE MOTORCYCLE REPAIR MANUAL


"Axle's gotta die."

Zane "Tracker" Colton drew his weapon from beneath his cut, the leather vest worn by all outlaw bikers, in response to the words uttered from the shadows. His eyes fixed on the lean, dark-haired man across the street, the object of a hunt that had taken far too long and covered too many miles. Zane preferred silence in the moment before an attack — time to reflect and consider the ramifications of his actions — but Jagger had always been a yapper, and as president of the Conundrum Chapter of the Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club (MC), Jagger had the prerogative to yap even if his vice president disagreed.

"You got nothin' to say?" Jagger dismounted his motorcycle and motioned for their biker brothers to do the same. "How long have we been chasing him? How many times did he slip through our fingers? You could show a little excitement that our MC will finally be avenged."

"One year. Three escapes. And yeah, I'm fucking thrilled we're finally gonna off the bastard who hurt your girl," Zane replied. "But I keep it inside."

Once a senior patch member of the Sinner's Tribe MC, Axle had betrayed the club and threatened to kill Jagger's old lady, the biker equivalent of a civilian wife. Even after the Sinners had forcibly removed Axle's Sinner's Tribe tattoo and left him for dead, Axle not only lived to tell the tale, but joined the Black Jacks, the Sinners' biggest rival for outlaw biker dominance in the state of Montana.

"You keep everything inside," Jagger said. "One day it's all gonna become too much and you'll explode. Man like you needs an outlet."

Man like you needs to mind his own business.

If they'd been alone, Zane would have said the words that burned on the tip of his tongue. Friends since they were five years old, he and Jagger were brothers in all but name. But Jagger was president of one of the most powerful outlaw MCs in the state, and any public display of disrespect could erode his power base if it wasn't immediately addressed. And right now, before a hit, the last thing Zane needed was a broken nose.

"Gimme thirty seconds with Axle and I'll dance a fucking jig." Zane nodded toward Big Bill's Custom Motorcycles, Paint, and Artwork shop, still brightly lit and open for business, although the sun had almost set. "He's inside now. Ready to move?"

Jagger signaled to the four Sinner brothers who had accompanied them on their road trip. Axle had too much information on the Sinners to be allowed to run free, especially now that he'd patched over to the Jacks.

Hunting him down hadn't been easy, but Zane, a.k.a. Tracker, hadn't earned his road name by letting weasels like Axle get away. They had followed him all over the state, ending up almost where they started, only one mile outside the border of the town of Conundrum, the base for the Sinner's Tribe.

Zane crossed the street and took up a position to the left of the front door. Jagger joined him on the right. T-Rex, a junior patch member of the MC, blond and built like a linebacker, ran to cover the back door, and the remaining three Sinners took up guard positions in the near-empty parking lot.

"There's a camera above the till and four civilians inside." Gunner, the club's sergeant-at-arms, peered through the window. As the tallest member of the MC, all brawn and bulk, he had the strength and level head to handle the job of keeping order in the club. "Two ladies ... one very, very hot redhead and a tiny blonde with more piercings than I got girls begging for my attention," he murmured. "There's also a geeky guy with glasses, and a big older dude who I'm guessing is Big Bill."

Damn. Zane hoped the girl wasn't too hot. He had a weakness for redheads, and right now, he couldn't afford any distractions. Not that he would do anything about it. He'd tried getting it on with a couple of redheads and every encounter ended in disaster. His mind would fill with visions of Evie — the girl he had loved and lost. And then he would remember their last night together and his gut-wrenching despair when her father, the town sheriff, found them together. And yet that pain was nothing compared to what came after.

He gave himself a mental shake. Memories of Evie were a distraction he couldn't afford. Especially now, at the culmination of their hunt.

"Fuck." Jagger lowered his weapon. "Too many witnesses. We'll have to wait until he's outside."

"We don't have time." Zane pointed to the sea of headlights coming down the mountain pass. "Black Jacks. Same number of bikes we saw at the bar in Columbus last night. We need to get in and out before they arrive."

"You and I'll go in, grab him, and pull him outside," Jagger said. "Gunner can deal with the civilians. T-Rex and the brothers can keep the Jacks distracted if they get here before we're done. Keep your face clear of the camera."

Jagger pulled a ball cap from inside his cut and tugged it low over his face. Zane followed suit, although with his dark hair just brushing his shoulders and his skin deeply tanned, he was more readily identifiable than his clean-cut friends. Sure, the cops would know from the cuts they wore that Axle had been offed by the Sinners — the Sinner patch, a skull with wings and stars, was emblazoned across the back of every cut. But if the authorities couldn't make a positive ID, they'd be less inclined to come banging on the Sinner clubhouse door, especially now that the Sinners had a friend inside the Conundrum sheriff's office.

Jagger pushed open the glass door and Zane followed him inside, skirting the rows of shiny new motorcycles dominating the shop floor and staying out of the direct line of the camera.

"Nobody move." Zane raised his gun to Axle's back and then caught the gaze of the redhead behind the counter.

In that moment, his thoughts crystallized and shattered.

All but one.

Evie.

Except for a new softness in her face, and a rounding of her curves, she looked exactly as she had the night he left Stanton. From her long, thick, red- gold hair, to her perfectly proportioned oval face, and the full sensuous lips he had dreamed about kissing night after night. Her delicate nose turned up slightly at the end, accentuating her softly angled cheekbones, and her lush body was meant to fill a man's palms. Her eyes, now wide with fear and confusion, sparkled with the same emerald green. Her beauty hit him like a fist to the gut, stealing his breath and rendering him incapable of speech.

And unable to pull the trigger.

Unfortunately, Jagger appeared to be having the same reaction. Evie had been his friend, too. The three school friends had bonded over broken families, childhood disasters, and teenage woes until the night Jagger held a good-bye party and Zane ran away.

"Evie." Jagger spoke first, recovering fast as yappers always did, using the nickname he and Zane had given her when they first met on the school playground.

She frowned, little creases forming between her brows. "My name is Evangeline."

Jagger touched his cap as if to remove it, and Zane hissed a warning. "Camera."

Her gaze snapped to him and Zane pulled his hat lower as nine years' worth of longing turned into nine years of pain. After fleeing their hometown of Stanton, Montana, wanted for a murder he didn't commit, he had gone back for Evie — albeit three years later — only to find her with a child and another man: Mark, the two-bit loser who had panted after her in high school. As he watched her with her new family in the school playground, where he'd first fallen in love, bit by bit and day by day, his heart hardened, and he promised himself he would never think of her again.

A promise he had yet to keep.

"It's me." Jagger turned his back to the camera at the till and lifted the visor of his cap.

A tumult of emotions crossed Evie's face, from shock to disbelief, and then her hand flew to her mouth.

"Oh my God. I thought you died in service. I heard about the grenade and the shrapnel —"

"Takes more than a little shrapnel in the heart to kill me." He glanced over at Zane, no doubt puzzled by the fact Zane hadn't spoken up. But Zane simply wasn't ready for this. He didn't deal well with change or surprises. His life had been utterly out of control until he joined the Sinners. Now, control held him together. Control over his world. Control over his life. Control over his emotions. And right now, those emotions were threatening to overwhelm him and distract him from the task at hand.

Zane raised his gun, only to discover that Axle had taken advantage of the distraction to sneak through a sliding metal door at the back of the store.

"Fuck. He's getting away." Zane ran, slamming the door aside as he shouted a warning to T-Rex out back. He chased Axle through a large workshop filled with half-painted motorcycle fairings and gas tanks on stands, partially dismantled bikes, and empty bike lifts. The shop smelled of grease, paint, turpentine and the distinctive scent of fear.

The door at the far end of the workshop thudded closed and Zane's feet pounded on the concrete floor.

"T-Rex!" He yanked the door open and almost tripped over the body on the ground.

Damn.

"You okay, brother?" He knelt beside T-Rex and felt for a pulse. T-Rex groaned and Zane whipped out his phone just as Jagger opened the door behind him.

Jagger caught sight of T-Rex and let loose a volley of curses. "How bad?"

"No bullet or knife wounds," Zane replied. "I think he just took a hard knock to the head. I'll call Shooter and tell him to bring a cage to take him to the clubhouse. Doc Hegel will look after him."

Their new prospect, Shooter, a wannabe Sinner, who had almost finished his pledge year, had already proved to be one of the MC's best drivers and marksmen, albeit a bit of a speed demon with an overly happy trigger finger. As a prospect, he handled all the driving. A full patch brother only rode in an enclosed vehicle if he had a family, and since Zane had just been voted "least likely to ever settle down" there was little chance he'd ever be "caged."

"Where's Axle?" Jagger asked.

"Forest." Zane texted Shooter, and then gestured to the trees behind the shop. "We'll need flashlights. If he makes it to the road, he might hitch a lift and get away."


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the dark, gritty biker romances, Rough Justice and Beyond the Cut, 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.
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 erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them.

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Sinner's Steel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Always like a good story line
Anonymous 10 months ago
This book was good, it had plenty of hotness and suspense . Evie always loved Zane, hey were friends since childhood. Their was a closeness to this MC that I haven't read before. When they find the woman who the fall for they don't mess around with no other woman! Very different from other MC books. Great storyline read this series you'll love it too.
NC_ReaderAN More than 1 year ago
So what is better than a second chance love story? When you can combine it with a sexy alpha male that just so happens to be in a MC. I’ve loved all the books in this series and have not regretted reading one instead of another book. Zane "Tracker" Colter is a man who has always lived by the code: honesty, integrity, and loyalty. After having his life turned upside down and his heart broken he joined the Sinners Tribe MC and now lives and breathes for the code: honesty, integrity, brotherhood and loyalty. He does want and has no time for women outside the bedroom. That all changes when out on a job by chance he runs in to the woman who got away. Evie's been in love with Zane all her life right up until and after the night she finally admitted that he lied and abandoned her. Now ten years later she is living life on her own, doing custom artwork on motorcycles behind the repair shop that she co-owns. Evie has always had a wild side though that just screams to be let out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay. It didn't keep me interested though. I found myself skipping around often.
Bookeroo More than 1 year ago
Now that Zane is back in Evie’s life, he knows he’ll do anything to win her back. There’s only one thing in the way; she’s dating the leader of their top rival motorcycle club. He’ll do anything to keep her safe. He’s always loved her and he’l die trying to win her back. Evie never knew what happened to the boy she’d always loved. Then one day he shows up in her life again and she’s determined not to let him break her heart again. The whole outlaw biker thing was a little intense, but the undeniable love and loyalty skyrocketed me way past that. This was my first MC romance by Sarah Castille, but now I’m hooked. I will most definitely be backtracking and starting with the first book in the series. I’m actually quite impressed with the depth and detail in the story, all while closely holding my interest. I was glued to the book and had the niggling thought in my brain that I wish I’d started with book one in the series (which I most definitely intend to rectify). Zane was a dark, edgy, bad boy hero that any woman would get addicted to. His protective, possessive manner was thrilling to not only Evie, but to every reader too, I’m sure. Ms. Castille has a way with words that keep the reader on an exciting edge, waiting for all that’s yet to come. I loved Sinner’s Steel and that’s all there is to it! I only hated to see it end and I surely can’t wait for more! 5 Stars!
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Rough Justice (Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club, #1) Beyond the Cut (Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club #2) This is Evie and Zane’s story. Evie and Zane grew up together and they were great friends. After one night of passion and threats from her father she has not seen Zane in nine years. Now when she comes across Zane she knows her secrets are going to come out. She finds herself in the middle of a war with two rival MC clubs. She is wanted by the Black Jack’s president and also Zane. Will she get to choose or will the choice be made without her say so. Will Zane and Evie get there second chance? Will they work though the secrets and the past? Can the build a relationship in the club after all is said and done? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book # 3 in the Sinners Tribe Motorcycle Club series. I always remind readers that it is best to read series books in the order intended, for full enjoyment and understanding. This book can be read as a standalone, but I loved all the references to the previous stories. Zane "Tracker" has loved Evangeline "Evie" since they were kids. He had to leave town suddenly about 9 years ago, since everyone thought he killed his father and the sheriff. He just had no idea what he left behind. Evie had been married to an abusive man who she thought would take care of her and her son. Now, since she has escaped his clutches, she is trying to get her life back to balance. She does not want anyone interfering with that plan. Zane comes back into her life with a sudden bang that makes her feel off somehow. She has never forgotten him, nor has she stopped loving him. Now they have so much to talk about and she hopes he can forgive her since she could not find him sooner. Evie shatters every illusion Zane had about the last time he saw her. The new Evie is strong, capable and HOT! He is not sure how to talk to her - much less convince her that staying with him will protect her and her son's life. She is fiercely independent and wants nothing to stand in the way of her new dreams and goals. Zane wants to be the only dream she wants. He remembers every touch, every smell, and she has ruined him for other women. Can he and Evie work things out before it is too late? I loved that they had such chemistry right from the beginning! I could not wait to read this story and I am so glad that I did. All your favorites from the series are present in this book. It has good banter, and amazing sexy times... I even thought some of the scenes with his son stole the show! ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com and its publisher in exchange for an honest review only.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!! This is a great series to read if you like MC books....can't wait for the next book...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great story!! Love Zane & Evie's story! And definitely love this author.
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
Sexy, dangerous and explosive are the best words to describe this fierce new book for Sarah Castille. "Sinner's Steel" is the third installment in Sarah's The Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club and is will leaving your engines revving for the next installment. Zane "Tracker" Colter is known as being the strong and silent type in his club. Zane is known for his tracking skills (hence the name "Tracker") among his club members and is solely focused on bringing in a rival club member. While the women may love him from afar Zane never let's anyone close no matter how hard they may try. Left hurt and heartbroken as a teenager, the only woman Zane will ever love is Evie, the girl who got away. Evie has been in love with Zane since she was eight years old. Her protector, confident and best friend, Zane was always the one until the day he left and broke her heart. Now a single mom and talented painter who specializes in custom paint jobs for motorcyles Evie only care about one person and that is her son Ty. When Evie and Zane are reunited again things explode. While Evie still has feelings for the man who broke her heart she is determined to never let him in again. When Evie's new boyfriend Viper, who just happens to be the leader of the Black Jack's club, finds out Zane has been sniffing around Evie things become dangerous very quick. Viper isn't about to lose Evie to a rival club member especially one of the Sinner's. Zane and Evie's story is a beautiful love story filled with danger, loyalty and eventually forgiveness. Even though this is the third installment of the series it can be read as a standalone book. While I haven't read the other two books from this series I will definitely be going and ordering them today, I cannot recommend this book enough! I received an eARC copy of this book compliments of the publisher for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
gaele More than 1 year ago
The first I have read by this author, I happen to enjoy a solidly honest MC romance: if the characters manage to make me believe in them, and want to know more. And in this first loves reunite story, Zane carried that off nicely. Friends and in love since childhood, Zane and Evie were one another’s first love, and their one night of passion was the last one in many years. Evie promised to wait, and shortly moved on, leaving Zane struggling and wondering just what happened. Believing her faithless and feckless, he’s moved up the ranks to VP of the club, when she walks back into his life. Zane was attractive and believable, he has reasons for his behaviors, and while I never actually felt as if he “wanted” Evie for herself (more later) she was more of a challenge and his memories of who she is seemed to be halted in childhood. Because she – is far less compelling. Evie is, in a nutshell, TSTL (too stupid to live), let alone draw huge amounts of loyalty and regard. There was little in her choices, past or present, that showed any capability of thought beyond her own needs of the moment, and a particular exchange where she wished to use Zane to ‘punish’ her for the death of another was disgusting, I wanted to punish her for sure, but not in the way she thought, almost putting the book in the DNF pile. If it weren’t for some solid writing, secondary characters with heart and depth, and the ever-present question as I wondered if Zane would smarten up and walk away from this woman who is selfishly struggling only to have all of her own needs met, I would have. I didn’t necessarily believe their relationship as a mature and present thing, it was more stuck in the loyalties to the bonds from the past, and if Evie had, for one moment, shown an iota of growth or selflessness, it would have helped me tremendously. If you are a fan of the series, this is most probably a good fit. As an introduction to this author’s writing it was a solid example, showing much promise and I am intrigued enough to read the earlier titles in the series, hoping that the female characters won’t be so flat and unlikable. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGaley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Castille returns to the world of Sinner’s Tribe with the same flair and style we’ve come to love her for, and a level of intensity that makes the novel hard to put down. Her descriptions allow her characters to escape the pages and come to life. The quotes from the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle manual at the beginning of each chapter added extra context and depth to the story for me. I could see the message throughout each chapter in many different ways. Zane is one of the most intense characters that I’ve met. His actions and reactions were so driven that I could feel them reverberating from the pages. I kept reading that Zane won’t show Evie his true self, especially in the bedroom, but we never find out what that ‘true self’ is. It kind of put a hole in Zane’s character for me. Evie’s never ending devotion to those she cares about was so nice to see. Her fear of change and the outlaw life made her very real and realistic. Castille has created a hot and intense novel that is hard to look away from. It was a great look at Zane, drawing readers closer to the MC. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
VeraMachado More than 1 year ago
Sinner's Steel is the third book in the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series. It is Zane and Evie's story. Evie, Zane and Jagger met when they were eight/nine years old and became friends. Through the nine years of their friendship, Zane's feelings for Evie developed to something more, but he always thought he wasn't enough for her. Until one night everything changes. Nine years later, Evie and Zane meet again, and although they are different from who they were before, they still love each other. But they both have secrets they are afraid to reveal. When Evie's world clashes with Zane's world, will they stay together or will their relationship fall apart again? I loved Sinner's Steel! The story is amazing and it captivated me from the first page. It has lots of action, drama, laughter, and steamy scenes that kept me hooked. Sinner's Steel has awesome characters. Zane is the personification of the alpha male biker. He is possessive, protective, fierce and loyal. He has been through a lot and you can't help but fall in love with him. At first I didn't like Evie because she seemed too naive, but in the end she showed her strenght. She had a complicated life but she is a survivor. Once again, Sarah Castille wrote an fantastic book with an amazing story and awesome characters. Sinner's Steel has everything you want in a MC book and more! Can't wait to read more about the Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Zane and Evie have known each other since they were kids and Evie has loved him until he disappeared and broke her heart. Now he is back and the VP of a motorcycle gang and when he finds out Evie is dating the President of a rival gang she ends up in the middle. This is a steamy romance with plenty of drama and filled with hot sexy bikers. Great Read!
TheAvidBookNerd More than 1 year ago
So I got into the “Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club” series back in June. I posted a review of both books in the series and expressed how much I absolutely loved Sarah Castille’s writing. She makes the series real and exciting, without drowning me in drugs, rough sex and useless violence. Today the third installment of the series is out and available for sale! I feel very lucky to have received an early copy from Netgalley. “Sinner’s Steel” is an emotional and fast paced roller coaster destined to make you eager to jump back on. Zane has loved and lost in his past and he refuses to talk about it. Even Jagger, his oldest friend, doesn’t know the name of the woman who left his heart in shreds. Zane, Evie and Jagger were best friends growing up. Zane and Evie loved each other but never moved past their friendship until the night before tragedy drove Zane away. Nine years later Evie is unknowingly involved with the Sinner’s biggest rival, the Black Jacks. When Zane comes storming into the garage where Evie does custom paint jobs on bikes it’s the first time they’ve seen each other since the night Zane took her innocence. The time apart has done nothing to cool the flames between them and Zane is hooked. But Evie has baggage and a past she’s trying to protect from Zane. After he left Evie had his son. She’d waited for him to return but after years went by she’d moved on. Now that Zane is back and fighting to be in her life she has to decide if she’ll share Ty. Evie tries to stay neutral between the two warring clubs, trying to preserve her business, but soon the president of the Black Jacks (who she was semi-dating) forces her hand. Repulsed by his violence, both she and her son end up on the Sinner’s Tribe grounds. Viewing club life from so close causes Evie even more worry and stress. Should she allow her son to be around such influences? But Zane knows he’ll never love anyone like he loves Evie and refuses to lose either her or Ty. If it comes down to it, he’ll leave the Sinner’s. Their time together allows for past hurts and misunderstandings to be aired and solved. Zane does his best to be a father to his son and comes to love him as much as he loves Evie. I have to say that Zane’s interactions with his son were some of the most heartbreaking and beautiful scenes. Zane is so uncomfortable around children but he does his best to understand this little human. Ty loves having Zane for a dad and quickly takes to the MC life. Seeing the two bond does a lot to ease Evie’s worry about bad influences. But Viper won’t go away. He’s determined to have Evie and sets a disastrous plan in motion to make it happen. Blood is shed, brothers are lost and Zane may go away for life. But he won’t leave Evie again. His determination may just be his downfall as the ultimate battle between the Jacks and Sinner’s goes down. I freakin’ LOVED this book!!! God, realistic, developed characters who love deeply and fiercely. Family at it’s worst and best and some of THE best quotes from a hero I’ve ever read. As Connie (Evie’s best friend) said, “The whole possessive caveman thing is very hot.” I don’t know how many times Zane said “mine” but each time he did I shivered. In a good way. ;) I loved how true Evie was to herself. Yes she made mistakes but every human does and that just made me love her more. She didn’t jump feet first into the MC life but approached it cautiously and with a healthy fear of what could happen. Gotta admire a lady with smarts. And Zane…
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is the third books in the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series but you don’t have to read the others before this to understand what’s happening. This is a second chance romance but with so much turmoil, attitude, heat and danger that it is anything but straightforward! Growing up as best friends from childhood, Zane, Jagger and Evie (Evangaline) certainly had history. Jagger is now the leader of the outlawed MC club, Sinner’s Tribe and Zane is his VC. They hadn’t seen Evie to speak to for nine years until they went to get revenge on Axle. Zane and Evie have been in love forever but only acted on that one time, the same night her father was murdered, Zane was the prime suspect and disappeared. That was the night their son, Ty was conceived but Zane doesn’t know about him yet! Nor does he know she’s currently dating Viper - the leader of a rival MC club, Black Jacks. Oh boy, with secrets to be revealed, rivalries to be overcome and outlaws on the rampage this certainly isn’t a gently journey - you’re riding along action packed, rough roads with unexpected obstacles and dangers all the way on this bumpy road to romance! Zane is a strong alpha hero, hot and determined. Evie is the love of his life who married someone else after he disappeared. She now co-owns a garage where she’s using her superb talents to do fantastic artwork customising motorbikes, which brings her into contact with plenty of bikers! Trying to stay out of club disputes, keeping the business running despite the shady dealings of her business partner, keeping her son safe all make her life complicated. This is a real page turner to keep the reader enthralled from the very beginning. If you like your hero tall, dark and dangerous, look no further - he’s definitely the strong one in this story. Evie is somewhat less appealing as a character but still feisty at times. If you like action packed, hot romances involving bikers, this is definitely one for you. Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too for provided an ARC for me to read in exchange for this, my honest review.
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
This second chance romance is engaging, raw, and passionate. The fight for love believed lost is fought while the war between 2 MC for dominance heats to a frenzied pace. Sinners VP, Zane, is surprisingly reunited with the love of his life who he believed betrayed him years earlier by not waiting for him to return. After waiting for 3 long years all alone for Zane to return to her, Evie begrudgingly marries another man looking for help and security. After leaving that abusive marriage, Evie is determined to make a good life for her son, Ty, and herself, but on her own terms. She is living a quiet, normal life but her desire for something wild like she had as a kid growing up with Zane and Jagger occasionally rears it's head. She is introduced to Viper, the president of the Black Jack MC and he is so charming to her that she agrees to go out with him. When Zane accidentally meets her again the chemistry that they had together since they were children cannot be denied. Evie realizes she is still in love with Zane but feels like he might disappear again and doesn't think she could survive that a second time. Zane will do whatever it takes to win her back but still has to forgive himself for leaving 9 years ago because he believed he wasn't good enough for her. Viper isn't about to lose her to a rival MC and he is viscous in his pursuit. The action is non stop but the violence is described later and not too graphically. The tension between Zane and Evie as they try to figure out if they can build a life together is mind-boggling. I was so frustrated with the back and forth, lack of communication, and several decisions/actions by both of them. But their chemistry together was explosive and their 'family time' was so genuine and sweet it made me root for them to work it out. I loved the banter between them and also the trash talk with the brothers was hilarious. The many characters, both supportive and adversarial, added to the intrigue and suspense of the story. This is a raw, gritty, sexy romance that has me excited for more from the Sinners.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
f all authors were half as talented as Sarah, there would never be another bad book put out into the world. Sarah nails another MC book and leaves you wanting (and believing in) a part of that life. The dynamic and differences in the rival MC's that she portrays makes you realize how brutal and callous they can be as well as having a human side. There is a place for everyone in this world and an MC for every type of biker. They do their best not to involve civilians, so Evie's character threw me for a loop at first. Her knowing both the President and the VP of the Sinners since childhood was pivotal and the learning curve for behavior by all 3 was challenging for them and fun to experience for me. Zane's never really had a love interest since leaving Evie when he was 20 and she was about to go off to college. She was the love of his life and no one could compare. (It's beautiful to see that in a hard core biker - much less a male lead.) A chance encounter has Zane hiding in the shadows because he still believes that she is better off without him despite how much he has always loved her. Once they're face to face, the love they have for each other cannot be denied - except the characters themselves are having a difficult time accepting due to the different lifestyles. Throw in a child and the love interest from the President of a rival MC (who is not only crazy but also missing a few morality screws) and you have a book that is nearly impossible to put down. I was rooting for Evie and Zane even through their concerns regarding Ty and the lifestyle that would be best to thrive in for all parties. Evie's a strong female character, and that's such a blessing in today's books. It's great to see her standing up for not only herself and her child but also those she loves and cares about. Even with all her strength, her vulnerabilities shine through when they need to. She's got additional strength and support in her BFF, Connie. If ever there was a situation brewing, I would want these two in my corner. They've also both got a wild side a mile long and it's a pleasure to be a part of their lives through this read. Zane shocks his brothers to speechlessness when it comes to Evie as he's never brought a woman around and doesn't normally partake in the typical party antics. She's not afraid to tell it like it is, but it's done in such a confident and respectful way that there is no way to ignore it. The brothers have to admit that Evie is perfect for Zane. There's a lot of action, and the sex is pretty HOT. This is another page turner, and I was disappointed to see it end because I never want to stop reading what Sarah writes. If Sarah Castille isn't one of your go-to authors, you really don't know what you're been missing and need to check her books out. This is the 3rd book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone. You'll have more background and understanding of a few characters if you start at the beginning though. I highly recommend this book and this author. My only question in the end is T-Rex? I received netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Series! This is a great series; this is the third book in the Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club series by Sarah Castille. Zane Colter is a member of the outlaw MC club the Sinner’s Tribe and is known as Tracker. Evie has been in love with Zane since they were children until he broke her heart when he disappeared. Now he is back in her life but there is a problem with them hooking up, she is now dating Zane’s rival the leader of the Black Jacks MC club. If you are looking for a HOT romance book then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. 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.
MS-Bibliophile More than 1 year ago
Evie and Zane were as close as two people could get growing up. Their relationship shaped them in was that neither are fully able to understand and both are impacted by the loss of the other. Neither has forgotten the other and all partners they’ve had since have failed to live up to the shadow of what they had. When they literally run into each other as adults, do they have what it takes to forgive and move on with the love they share? Will they be able to overcome the threat to their lives? Even though this is in the romance genre and typically “happy ever afters” are a given, these were questions that plagued me while reading. I had an admittedly difficult time getting going with Sinner’s Steel. I’d start and stop, frustrated with the characters that were acting like “real people” would in the larger than life situations. My frustration was not because I didn’t like the writing or didn’t feel connected with the characters- I did!- but perhaps because Zane and Evie’s story was all too real and believable. Sarah Castille’s words leapt off the page and into my imagination and in that way, I WAS Evie, forced to mourn the loss of my true love all the while seeing him daily in the son he didn’t know he fathered. My heart ached with Zane as he wondered if he could ever live up to be the person he thought Evie deserved. Out of all of the Sinner’s books I’ve read, this was the one I most empathized with. I had to give myself a pep talk every time I picked it up because I so wanted Evie and Zane to get their happily ever after. Through all the anxiety, I’m glad I didn’t give up on the book. The writing, as usual with Sarah Castille, was superb. The story-line was fresh (so many authors seem to be duplicating aspects of others’ work and this was totally new). The characters were well constructed and made you root for them. I can assure you that by taking the time to read Sinner’s Steel, you will not be disappointed. So far, this is the third installment in this series. To understand what’s going on in this book, you do not need to have read the other two however I strongly encourage you to at some point. In reading the other books, you will pick up on little nuances in the book that you otherwise might miss as well as some overarching themes. Don’t miss Sinner’s Steel! Buy it today!
matiah More than 1 year ago
love the newest installment in the Sinners Tribe series. O.K. so I may be a little biased here because there isn't a book by Sarah Castille that I haven't liked. Whatever she puts on paper I instantly adore. This book is no exception. Zane is VP in the Sinner's Tribe MC. He's good at his job and has no regrets, except one....Evie. She is the proverbial "one that got away". Having grown up with Evie, Zane has loved her for most of his life. She has always been in the back of his mind, never forgotten. Circumstances beyond his control forced Zane to leave Evie many years ago. But fate brings them together once more. Evie has built a life for herself and her son. She has a successful business and his dating a local biker. That is until Zane walks back in her life. While they both care for each other, is there too much water under the bridge to begin again? I really enjoyed this book. While this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. I haven't read any of the previous books and I was able to follow and keep up with things happening. I highly recommend this book.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
SINNER’S STEEL is the third installment in Sarah Castille’s contemporary adult Sinner’s Tribe Motorcycle Club erotic romance series focusing on the men and women of the Sinner’s Tribe MC. This is Sinner’s Tribe VP Zane Colter, and graphic artist Evie’s storyline. SINNER’S STEEL can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual third person perspectives SINNER’S STEEL focuses on the second chance relationship between Evie and Zane. Evie, Zane and Sinner’s Steel President Jagger Knight were best friends and grew up together in Stanton, Montana but nine years had past since Evie last saw Jagger or Zane when the man that she loved disappeared after a night of passion that ended with threats against Zane by Evie’s father. Fast forward to present day wherein Evie hides a secret that will immediately change Zane’s life. While the Sinner’s Steel MC prepare for a war with the Black Jack MC, Evie will be the number one target of the Black Jack’s president- a man who never takes no for an answer. Evie is a woman whose life has never centered in and around the motorcycle clubs but her current status as a designer in a custom bike shop finds our heroine impossibly and unbelievably naïve to the world of the MC lifestyle. For all intents and purposes, Evie is an innocent who triggers the chaos and mayhem that further ignites a deadly war between rival clubs. The relationship between Evie and Zane is one of second chances; Evie never knew what had happened to Zane nine years earlier and in the ensuing time Evie’s life had changed in more ways than one. Zane and Evie have always loved one another but Zane found himself on the outside looking in when he believed Evie had moved on with someone else. The $ex scenes are numerous, erotic, seductive and hot. Zane and Evie have a sexually aggressive relationship both in and out of the bedroom. SINNER’S TRIBE MC series has a large ensemble cast of characters who all play secondary and supporting roles including Jagger and Arianne (Rough Justice #1), Dawn and Cade (Beyond the Cut #2), as well as all of the members of the Sinner’s Tribe MC. Viper-the Black Jack MC’s president-returns as the requisite evil but his presence, brings with it, death and destruction throughout the story. The violence level increases with each storyline but as per the previous installments most of the traumatic action takes place behind the scenes and the reader is third party to the information and aftermath of any attacks and destruction-but that is not to say that what happens is any less heartbreaking or graphic. The MC lifestyle is dark and dirty; dangerous and deadly; no one is immune to the violence and death. SINNER’S STEEL is an engaging, dramatic and impassioned storyline where the past meets the present; where the dark and dangerous motorcycle clubs control with absolute power and destroy lives for the ultimate in revenge. The premise is heartbreaking and tense; the characters are memorable and sometimes menacing; the romance leads to a happily ever after for now. Sarah Castille’s SINNER’S TRIBE MOTORCYCLE CLUB SERIES is perfect for the reader who doesn’t like graphic MC violence as most of the bloodshed and brute force is behind the scenes or implied.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Of the MC books I have read this one is darker and perhaps more realistic – or more the way I believe such clubs are – than the other books in this genre that I have read. There are rules, there is brotherhood, there is honor amongst club members BUT these are not 9 to 5 go to the office types of guys and that is evident from page one of the book. In some ways this is a second chance at love story with Zane and Evie as the two getting the second chance. Included in the characters list is their best friend from childhood, Jagger. Jagger is the president of the bike club. Evie has a son, has spent nine years away from her friends living a life that was not easy and is now painting motorcycles for a living. Evie has an eight year old son that is a charmer and a fun addition to the book. The other men in the club are presented in a way that I want to get to know them and I have to say that I believe I would like to pick up books one and two, too. This is not a book for people looking for clean language and vanilla sex but it is a good read if you like just the opposite type of story, enjoy MC books and are not afraid of a bit of violence. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press (paperbacks) who provided me the copy of this book through NetGalley.