Title : Behold The Stars (Signal Bend #2)
Author : Susan Fanetti
Publication Date : December 7th 2013
Lawrence Ellis, with vast wealth and power, has made it known that he wants control of Signal Bend, Missouri. He is a man who always gets what he wants; there are no limits to the lengths he’ll go, and he has the means to pay all manner of people to do his dirty work for him. The Night Horde MC, led by its President, Isaac Lunden, is wildly outmatched but prepared nonetheless to defend their hometown to the last man, and they are willing to do whatever they must to protect their home. Lilli Accardo, Isaac’s old lady, with her own special skills and resources, stands with them, rebelling against Isaac’s need to shield her.
After toying with them for months, Ellis loses patience for the game and rains down destruction on the Horde, their families, and the town itself. Tested to their very limits, beyond anything they could have imagined, forced to travel dark roads, the citizens of Signal Bend fight a war no one—not even they themselves—thinks they can win.
Challenged constantly from without, beset by their own inner demons, Isaac and Lilli must find the true strength within their bond. Isaac needs to protect what is his; Lilli needs to stand on her own; but they are stronger side by side.
Even in the deepest darkness, love brings hope.
Behold The Stars picks up after where Move The Sun ended. The story focused not only about Lily and Isaac romance but more on the threat from Lawrence Ellis and MC business. Please noted that it highly recommended that you should read the first book.
If the first book is raw, this second installment went beyond. It was gritty of the grittiest, very very real, absolutely gut wrenching and simply epic. Do not expect warm, fuzzy, sweet, and nice romance. A lot of OMG moment, unbelievable act, gruesome scenes, and tragedy (es). Such heinous act being done in this story, by both side, the villain and the hero. Yup, it was about outlaw and biker, and the hero is the president, the writer does not sugar coat the life-much- alas it was real (as far my knowledge of their life).
Speaking of the romance, we see how the H/h building their relationship, growing together, handling their problems and issues because there were always stories behind every HEA. Lilli and Isaac stand still and strong because they were in love and believe with their love. The love scenes are hot and sexy, very satisfying (not repetitive and still make me squirm, LOL).
The characters were develop beautifully. And it was nice getting to know other members, escpecially Show. As this book was the turning point of his story in the third installment.
There were little thing that felt off to me, Isaac characterization. Isaac seem overly change, not as badass as the first, tid a bit sappy few times. I also felt way way off with the club act of seeking retribution toward the traitor. Yes, I know they were an outlaw, dealing with drugs, and not your white collar type. But still it was too far for me (Geez I almost hate Isaac for his decision).
The most devastating and heart wrenching from this book are the tragedies (plural guys). Such abuse and torture were beyond me. Weirdly, I mostly heartbroken that it happen to the girls rather than Lilli, because I knew she could held her own.
Behold The Stars was a very satisfying read and a very memorable one. Mix of emotion roll into one and made me want more of them when I finished the last page. As a book with great storyline, deep characters, and written wonderfully, kudos to Ms. Fanetti.
Link to short story of Isaac and Lily