Review: HWY 550 by Freya Barker
Y'all I have been DYING for Luna's story ever since I finished Cabin 12 (Book 2 in this incredible series). And HWY 550 did NOT disappoint. This story literally has everything you could ever want - suspense, bikers, good guys, bad guys disguised as good guys and HEAT. SO MUCH HEAT!
Story Line: So, we met Luna in the previous Rock Point book as the gorgeous special agent. We caught enough of a glimpse of her in Cabin 12 that I knew I would be chomping at the bit until I got my hands on her story. She's spunky, tough as nails, but also has the sweetest side to her. I love that contrast so much. Then there's Ouray. He's an MC president whose path crosses Luna's when an investigation needs some slick undercover help. Insert Luna AND Ouray. You can make your assumptions about what they need to do, but what I didn't see coming was how much FIRE burns between these two. I mean, their chemistry is off the charts hot. Now, before I go into too much detail about that, I will tell you a few more details about the story line. You will fall head over heals for this motorcycle club. Not everyone, if you know what I mean, but the majority of these guys are big ol' teddy bears and I love it. Plus there's Momma and Cody... and yes, my heart wants to explode.
Interaction: Ouray is pure alpha. I mean, he's an MC president for crying out loud. So I was super skeptical about how well he would click with Luna. Especially considering how "will take charge" her attitude is. But holy moly, they clicked into place like two long lost puzzle pieces. Ouray allows Luna to be her independent self, yet still has his hand on her shoulder in case she would ever need him. There's a scene where they are sparing to teach moves and what not, and it ended up being one of my favorite scenes of Freya's. There's a blind fold, and things whispered in her ear... yeah. It was hot and totally wicked.
Laundry: I never know what to expect with Freya's books when it comes to laundry. That's not a bad thing, so don't go saying I'm talking ill of our queen. I'm just saying sometimes her books have some sinful laundry in them. And sometimes they have a deliciously slow burn. What category did HWY 550 fall into? Well it's not a slow burn, that's for darn sure. And Luna and Ouray don't hold back, at all. This book may just be the book to finally cut the cord and let the hubs get a motorcycle. Because these two just solidified that biker laundry is a class all of its own.
Depth: These Rock Point books do not disappoint when it comes to depth. There is so much more to their story lines than two people falling hard for each other. Luna and Ouray are up to their eyeballs in this investigation and undercover business. There's two characters in particular that throw a MASSIVE wrench in the story that I swear to God, I never saw coming. No joke, I stopped reading and silently applauded Freya for throwing me so far off the scent with this one. And the epilogue? It could not be more perfect. It was the perfect ending to the perfect book. And I would by lying if I said I didn't shed a few tears for this amazing happily ever after.