Review: Swallowing Mayhem

Swallowing Mayhem (Outlaw MC #5)
Swallowing Mayhem by James   Cox

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


When Mayhem is a big hulk who can tear a person's head off, swallowing him may be easier said than done.  This is the fifth book in Outlaw MC series.  Full disclosure, I didn't read the first 4 books.  The book can be read as a standalone because Mr. Cox does a good job of recapping the situation and building on the relationship between Mayhem and Torrin.

In this world, the underdogs are the good guys in a dystopian world where the worst of humanity comes to fruition.  Women are used for breeding and men of colour are slaves.  This story could have gone in a dark way with heavy emphasis on the sexual abuse and violations of the oppressed.  Instead, Mr. Cox focuses on the rebel forces working to overthrow the evil tyrant. 

This story is short and sweet.  It's action packed filled with testosterone.  The men in here are fighting for their lives.  The characters are memorable only by their call signs.  Their personalities are more or less the same.  Neither Mayhem nor Torrin did much for me.  Mayhem tends to be a man with few words as he grunts out his answers.  Torrin is a boy going through a painful epiphany.  The lack of character engagement for me is fine because I'm more interested in the plot.  I want to know what happens and how these Outlaws will bring down the corrupt government. 

The sex in this book is hawt and dirty.  I liked the men taking each other roughly.  The swinging sex at the end is nicely done.  The reason why I rated this as a 2 for sting is because the BDSM is light in here.  It's a little taste, just to whet the appetite.  For those who enjoy a little rough sex with exhibition, this book will do it for you.  After reading this book, I'm hooked and want to read the next one.  Recommended for m/m readers who enjoy bad boys with an enemy to lover trope.

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