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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

REVIEW - Jigsaw (Hell's Handlers #3) by Lilly Atlas

"She was always intrigued when clients added to previous ink. Usually meant something deeply personal. Remembering an event despite the passage of time. Keeping a memory alive. Often painful memories. What did this guy have churning around his head that he'd expressed on his body? Whatever it was, she had the feeling those memories were responsible for the solemn personality he wore like a shield"


Jigsaw, volume #3 of the Hell Handlers MC series and the story of Jigsaw and Iz is a well-written romance story, even if it is, in my opinion, a soft MC story.

Yes, I think that Mrs. Atlas wanted to play safe and actually write a romance story situated in an MC world and not actually an MC romance story. What I want to say is that all the aspects (as for example brotherhood, the specific women’s status, the violence etc) are present but somehow they are on the second or even third plan. The presence of the easy available women (or their almost total absence), the dangers that threaten the club or directly the potential, but reluctant, lovers, all have a steering role, determining the way in which the protagonists will play farther.

With a very “readable” and pleasant style, the author offered us a romantic story in which the focus is on the emotional struggle of the main characters. They have to accept not only the possibility of having a real, long-term relationship but more important to have a relationship that goes against of all they think they want. Their past, essentially dramatic in a way or another, shaped them as the human and social beings they are, but also it keeps them away from a possible HEA.

With some drama of their own and/or of the rest of the characters, with some violence and scenes that will touch the reader, but also with some laughter or at least large smiles, with some proves that a woman remains a woman even when she can fight a man and a man that proves he’s an actual male to accept a such a woman J, the pages will fly without notice.

In the end, Jigsaw is a story that both MC romance readers and “classical” romance readers could enjoy.


Release Date: November 6th, 2018

After being disappointed by her family one too many times, Izzy’s convinced the only person she needs is herself. Seeking a life with fewer relationships, she leaves the bustle of the city and moves to small-town Tennessee. Her plans for quiet and solitude don’t last long after she’s adopted by both the men and women of the Hell’s Handlers Motorcycle Club.

Once upon a time, Lincoln had a picture-perfect life. Sweet, loving wife, beautiful daughter, enviable career. But one fated night, it’s all wiped out, leaving him scarred both mentally and physically. Now known as Jigsaw, he’s a force to be reckoned with, and a valuable asset to the Hell’s Handlers MC. He’s also done. Done with love, done with dreams, done with women…unless it’s to work off some tension.

Despite their resolve to avoid entanglements, chemistry blazes between Jig and Izzy and becomes harder to resist with each encounter. When the club’s enemies set their sights on Izzy, the Handlers pull her even further into the fold. Everything Izzy believes about families is challenged as Jig and his club prove they can be counted on again and again.

Fighting side by side with a fearless woman, even one as smokin’ as Izzy, isn’t something Jig wants, but it might be exactly what he needs. If club business doesn’t destroy them, do Jig and Izzy stand a chance of letting their pasts go and finding happiness?

book #1 is free for a limited time
About the author:
Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author, proud Navy wife, and mother of two spunky girls. By day she works as a physical therapist for a hospital in Virginia. Lilly is an avid romance reader, and expects her Kindle to beg for mercy every time she downloads a new eBook. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened yet, and she can often be found absorbed in a good book.

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