Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.
Anthony’s the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.
Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.
Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.
They couldn’t be more wrong.
The Iron Tiara is a spin-off novel from The Minutes Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone, and does not contain a cliffhanger.
When dangerous men look like angels and dark secrets abound…
4,5 “I never saw it coming” stars.
The Iron Tiara crowns Beth Flynn as “Queen of Plot Twists”.
If you follow me you should know by now that I’m a major Beth Flynn’s fan. Her Nine Minutes trilogy really blew me away. If you’ve never read it and are looking for a story happening in the MC world with an extraordinarily solid plot filled with twists you never saw coming JUST READ IT!
I was really excited when I learned Beth was publishing a new book. I already knew it would be about Anthony Bear and Christy a couple we met in her previous trilogy and could not wait to read it.
What can I say now?
-looks are deceiving;
-this is not for the faint of heart as you’ll have very hard scenes;
-you’ll have twists aplenty and the biggest is in the last pages (never saw it coming!);
-this is an unconventional love story;
-if you can’t stand love/lust at first sight don’t read it;
-it was riveting and sometimes I literally forgot to breathe;
–Beth Flynn has earned her place in my Best Authors pantheon with flying colors.
Let’s flesh out these facts now.
√ Looks are deceiving
Anthony Bear has one of the most handsome face and body you could meet. Native American, tall, muscled, long dark hair, high cheeckbones he is described as nearly mesmerizing and… he is a ruthless outlaw. He will kill you in heartbeat, preferably with his machete and really slowly if you infuriated him. He is like one of these panthers: beautiful but deadly.
Christy Chapman is small, blonde with blue eyes and curves in the right places. She has a huge fortune but she is not your traditional uppity heiress. Anthony believed her to be a cold entitled and spoiled brat whereas she is one of the most generous and caring persons I’ve read about. Mind you she’ll even have pity of a deformed goat offering the animal a second chance and a mate! Anyway Anthony will need time for his thick skull to admit he was wrong about Christy!
“For the first time in their very short acquaintance, he saw her as more than a spoiled, rich brat. He saw her as a human being. He saw her as someone who cared beyond her bank balance and her fancy car dealership and family mansion.”
And yet that’s not all what Christy is!
Life has hit her so many time that she’s got now a thick skin and will take some actions I never believed she was capable of. I adored this chick!
√ Not for the fain hearted
As explained with Anthony’s look and behavior this is a MC book with all it entails. Bear is a ruthless boss you won’t want betray. Bear is an outlaw and will never hesitate to torture his enemies. Especially if you hurt HIS woman! So if you can’t stand torture beating or hint at rape scenes don’t read this book. Even if it’s far from a dark romance you still have graphic violence.
√ Plot twists alert!
The Iron Tiara is a romance. It’s Anthony and Christy’s love story albeit unconventional above all else BUT… Beth could not keep it simple. I swear this woman loves surprising her reader! The bigger and most unexpected twist the better. Even when you did not think there was a catch you’ll find one! It makes for a very captivating pace as you fall into the love story get your bearings, become comfortable and then BAM! you fall on your behind knocked out by some twist or dark secret. I literally forgot to breathe some time!
√ Unconventional love story
Not only is it unconventional as Anthony Bear is Native American, born into poverty and an outlaw whereas Christy is a white heiress but the speed of the romance and its violence make it unconventional. No one would have expected these two to fall for each other. Their first encounter was …confrontational and Bear hated Christy. He thought her a snotty chick.
“I’ll make this simple,” he told her, looking down at her with a scowl. “This can go down easy, or it can go down not so easy. It’s your choice, and either way I win. (…) Her eyes widened, and he saw an expression he recognized. She thought he was going to rape her. He almost scoffed out loud. For starters, he wasn’t a rapist. He didn’t have to force himself on women. If anything, he had to swat them off like flies. Second, she was so far from his type, it was laughable. Of course this blonde bimbo would think he wanted to rape her. The only way the stupid savage would ever be able to have a spoiled, entitled white woman like her would be to take her by force. He instantly hated her.”
When he’ll fall for her he will fall fast and hard. Hence my “if you don’t love insta love story stay away” warning.
Huge bonus in my books Anthony is Uber Alpha! Like Grizz did with Kit Bear will protect his woman. He can be the most frightening son of a b@tch he will be so sweet with his Owani. I LOVE when the big bad Alpha becomes a kitten in the hands of his sweetheart 😉
So this is the unexpected, brutal and unconventional love story of an outlaw and an heiress. You’ll forget to breathe like I did due to plot twists and unearthed secrets. You will also swoon witnessing Anthony’s protectiveness towards Christy and cry some learning what happened to her. And you will pray for a second machete just to help Anthony meting out his personal brand of justice.
I can’t wait to read the next book about the kids!!!!
Would I recommend it? Hell yes!
Amazon buy link -> http://amzn.to/2gWeanF
Let’s chat! Have you read it or the Nine Minute Trilogy? What did you think?