Release Day Review & Excerpt: Nasty Bastard (Grim Bastards MC #4) by Emily Minton & Shelley Springfield

Welcome to the Release Blitz for Nasty Bastard by Emily Minton & Shelley Springfield hosted by Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Check out my Review for this second chance Biker Romance and a little excerpt to get ya’ll interested in this book! ❤

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She’s the daughter of a club traitor, trying to start over. 
Daughter of the man that betrayed the Grim Bastards, Gidget Etheridge doesn’t want anything to do with the club.
She grew up being ignored by her father, but found solace in the arms of the boy she loved.
Everything changed the day he turned his back on her.
When she and her son are rescued by Smoke, she has to decide if the boy who broke her heart is worth a second chance.
He’s a bastard, living life by his own rules.
Vice President Smoke Roundtree grew up knowing he would be a Grim Bastard, just like his father and grandfather.
When he became a prospect, he made a choice between the club and the girl he loved.
Even all these years later, he still wonders if he made the right decision.
When he saves Gidget and her son, he finally has a chance to fix the mistakes of his past.
Can a bastard heal the heart he shattered thirteen years ago?

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eARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Disclaimer: This the 4th book in Grim Bastards Series but can read as standalone.

Nasty Bastard is a second chance romance with one dirty talking biker and a woman who has not been able to get over him.

Smoke Roundtree is the VP of Grim Bastards, and a man with one single regret – that he let the love of his life go without fighting for her and broke both their hearts in process. Years later, he will screw anything in his path, but his heart will always belong to the one who got away – believing that she is totally lost to him.

Gidget Etheridge grew up with the Grim Bastards MC, but doesn’t want anything to do with that life ever since the one boy she loved with everything in her broke her heart in ways that it never healed. Now a single divorced mother, she still doesn’t want that life, but being back home is the only option she has to make a life for her son, she will take it and have nothing to do with the man who broke her!

But when her father’s past puts in her and her son in the cross hairs, she has no choice but to accept help from a man who wanted nothing to do with her!!

I adore second chance romances – the depth of angst and feelings that a reader can find in such romances are rarely found in any other, and I LOVED Smoke and Gigi together – Smoke understood and definitely repented for his actions years before and it was absolutely clear that now that Gigi and her son are back in his lives, he would die before letting them go.

Gigi on the other hand, is understandably cautious considering the way he had dumped her and now even after knowing his reasons doesn’t mean that she is ready to jump back in his arms, even if the physical connection between them is too strong to resist!

There is a whole lot of twists and turns that are going on in this book, not to mention the previous books (which I still haven’t read really!) and they are absolutely brilliant to read about; not to mention the way Smoke connected with Gigi’s son, but it somehow still felt a bit rushed, the action happens only in like 2-5% of the book, and that somehow seemed a bit less than what should be the norm for a Biker Romance. But I still enjoyed reading this romance, and I will just might pick up rest of the books in this series, for now I am really curious about their HEA’s! 😉

Cheers, PaviMy Rating (1)

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .75 OR ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 

(I am still confused!)

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Excerpt
We are just stepping into the yard when my phone rings. I pick up my phone and see Smoke’s name on the screen. My anger at Round’s confession comes back full force as I put it to my ear. 
“Hello,” I say, unable to hide my fury. 
“What the hell is going on, Gidget? What’s the matter? Are you and Parker okay?” he asks, his voice hard.
He throws the questions at me so quick, it almost makes my head spin. “Nothing’s wrong. Why do you ask?”
“Don’t fucking lie to me, Gidget. Hack just called and said Dad was walking you and Parker out of the clubhouse.”
My anger retreats when I realize he was worried about us. Richard never worried about us, never even asked how our day went. Smoke, on the other hand, is checking in from the road. As irritating as it is, it’s always sweet as hell. 
Pulling in a deep breath, I explain what we’re doing. He asks a million questions, making sure Parker and I have everything we need. Each thing he says has my heart warming toward him. I have to remind myself that he’s the one who broke it all those years ago. Still, watching my son play with Round, I realize he did me a favor. Maybe I’ll do him a favor and forgive him when he gets back, but not before we have a long talk. 
“Fine, don’t stay out there too long. I’ll give you ten minutes to get your ass back in bed. If not, I’ll be calling my dad to make sure you get there,” he’s warns, ending our conversation without even a goodbye. 
Before I even put it away, it’s ringing again. I see Smoke’s name again and bring it back to my ear. “Hello.”
“Tell Dad there’re some balls around back in the shed. He can pull them out for Parker.” With that, he hangs up, not bothering to say goodbye again. 
For some reason, my lips are tipping up as I slide my phone into my pocket.

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About The Author (3)

USA Today Bestselling author, Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children.
Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but she intends to read every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more are floating around in her head. She hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.

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Shelley was born and raised in Kentucky and doesn’t see herself leaving the bluegrass state anytime soon. Shelley and her husband have been together for sixteen years, and they share three beautiful daughters and one handsome son.Although Grim Bastards is her first published novel, she has been a fan of romance reads for many, many years. Shelley loves all sorts of genres of romance but Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Comedy are her all-time favorites.

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