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Review: Book 1 & 2 in The Fallen Men series by Giana Darling

Posted on Oct 15, 2021 by in Giana Darling | 0 comments

LESSONS IN CORRUPTION

(The Fallen Men #1)

Giana Darling

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From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Giana Darling comes a forbidden student/teacher relationship between the son of notorious MC President and his prim and proper teacher…

He was eighteen.
The heir to a notorious, criminal MC.
And my student.

There was no way I could get involved.
No way I could stay involved.
Then, no way I could get out alive.

A MC student/teacher romance with an age gap. A standalone novel in The Fallen Men Series.

HIGH THREE STARS – LOW FOUR STARS

STUDENT, TEACHER, AND MOTORCYCLE CLUB – TABOO!

I was hooked to this series after I read book 2, Welcome to the Dark Side. After reading that book I decided to go back and read the whole series from the start.

The MC lifestyle doesn’t follow social norms. I’m always a little more lenient when things happen in their world than I would be in a normal romance. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room – the student/teacher element.

King is the 18-year-old son of a MC president. He doesn’t look like a high school boy and he doesn’t act like one and that’s due to his family’s lifestyle of being part of mc world.

Cressida is a 26-year-old school teacher. She’s newly out of a marriage her family pushed her into when she was 18 years old. She’s always been straightlaced but deep down has wanted to cut loose.

The age of King really isn’t the issue since he is of legal age but what makes it taboo is the power dynamic. Cressida is King’s high school teacher! King acts older than his age and the way he handles things, at times, it feels like he’s older than Cressida. Which he probably is if we’re basing it off of life experiences. Cressida has lived a pretty sheltered life. Experience wise she is stunted at the age she left her parents to marry which is 18 years old. If you reversed King and Cressida’s ages you’d have a more accurate age for how they handled themselves. Cressida behaved as if she was 18-year-old and King acted as if was 26-year-old. Had Cressida not been the teacher and King the high school student I would have thought the roles were reversed.

There is a taboo scene that happens between Cressida and King while she is teaching class. I was a little surprised by that since it put their relationship in jeopardy of being caught.

I’ve noticed in books that contain alpha males those males sound eerily similar to Kristen Ashley’s alpha males. They all have an essence of caveman speak.

Audiobook source: Audible
Narrator: Savannah Peachwood
Length: 10H 55M

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WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE

(The Fallen Men #2)

Giana Darling

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☆NOW A TOP 40 AMAZON BESTSELLER☆

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Giana Darling comes an age gap, forbidden romance between an ex-con MC President and the daughter of the town’s mayor…

I was a good girl.
I ate my vegetables, volunteered at the local autism centre and sat in the front pew of church every Sunday.
Then, I got cancer.
What the hell kind of reward was that for a boring life well lived?
I was a seventeen-year-old paradigm of virtue and I was tired of it.
So, when I finally ran into the man I’d been writing to since he saved my life as a little girl and he offered to show me the dark side of life before I left it for good, I said yes.
Only, I didn’t know that Zeus Garro was the President of The Fallen MC and when you made a deal with a man who is worse than the devil, there was no going back…

This is Zeus Garro’s story from Lessons In Corruption. A standalone in The Fallen Men Series.

★★★★★

I LOVED IT!!!

WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE – we have cookies and hot bikers!

Seven-year-old Louise first meets Zeus in the church parking lot when gunfire ensues. Zeus saves her life and they share a matching scar where a bullet passes through his body and into her. That moment cemented their future.

Zeus is 19 years old than Louise and was only in her life through letters until she was 17-years old. At that point, he bought a strip joint that she was working in.

Louise comes from wealth and privilege but along with that, she has a family who has no time or interest in her. As an escape from that world, she lives a second life at night. A sort of ‘good angel / bad angel’ type of lifestyle.

I loved being in the mc world where everyday rules don’t apply.

Book 1 – King (Zeus’s son) & Cressida
Book 2 – Zeus & Louise
Book 3 – Harleigh Rose “HR” (Zeus’s daughter) & Danner (police chief’s son)
Book 4 – King & Cressida
Book 5 -Nova & Lila
Book 6 – Priest (enforcer / bad ass) & Bea (Louise’s younger sister)
Book 7 – tbd

Character ages:
Harley Rose (HR) – 17 & Louise – 17
King – 19 & Mute -19 (autistic)
Zeus – 36

description
Audiobook source: Audible
Narrator: Jason Clarke & Desiree Ketchum
Length: 11H 29M

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