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The ghosts of Donovan "Blade" Brookes' life are closing in on him. Hardened by an abusive childhood and haunted by the murder of his fiancé, Blade struggles against the dark forces threatening to consume him. When he helps Layla Reed in her hour of need, he has no idea she will be the light to his darkness. As they spend more time together, he is powerless to fight hisThe ghosts of Donovan "Blade" Brookes' life are closing in on him.Hardened by an abusive childhood and haunted by the murder of his fiancé, Blade struggles against the dark forces threatening to consume him. When he helps Layla Reed in her hour of need, he has no idea she will be the light to his darkness. As they spend more time together, he is powerless to fight his desire for her.Powerless to fight his need for her.However, as his feelings deepen, he pushes her away, reluctant to drag her into his world. With enemies coming at him from all directions, Storm MC needing his help to fight off a rival, and his father still causing him grief, Blade needs the love of a good woman now more than ever. Can Layla push Blade to the edge and get him to admit to both of them what he wants? Or will the darkness pull him under once and for all?Book 5 in the Bestselling Storm MC Series from USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine.Slay by Nina Levine was absolute PERFECTION!!! This book was my favorite of the series. I could not put this book down. Loved every aspect of this book. It had suspense, romance, and of course downright raw, rough, and sexy scenes. ~ Four Chicks Flipping Pages BlogThis was an incredible read, Nina slays you with her words ~ Christina G, Amazon ReviewerThis is one series I don't want to see the end of. ~ Shawna T, Amazon Reviewer Storm MC Series Series Reading OrderThis series is best read in orderBook 1 - Storm (FREE)Book 2 - FierceBook 3 - BlazeBook 4 - ReviveBook 5 - SlayStorm MC Novella - Sassy Christmas (FREE)Book 6 - IllusiveBook 7 - CommandGENRE: Erotic Romance, Motorcycle Romance...

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slay Reviews

  • Amanda
    2019-04-03 23:53

    3 'thank fuck' stars I really like #2 with Scott's story and love #3 with Nash's story. So it pains me that I ended up not really liking Blade's story as much as I'm supposed to. Blade's character was pretty hyped up since #1. He was the badass character that swoop in to save the day at all the crucial moments, which I'm not quite happy with because I felt that he stole the limelight away from the other heroes. Back to Slay, we have Blade aka Donovan who was a gang leader and half brother to Scott and Madison. Three years ago, his fiance, Ashley was raped and murdered. To this day, he was still haunted by her memories. The heroine, Layla is the owner of a bar that Blade had been frequenting for a year. Layla was depicted as this ball buster, a woman who is independent and able to take care of herself and others. She took it upon herself to save her cousin sister and took absolute care of her.This book had all the recipes and words that should make this work for me. The tortured hero who think he can't find another woman who can accept his darkness and a gung ho heroine who is able to look past his scarred soul.However, I just seems to have problem over problem with the way this book was delivered. 1. Blade killed people for Godsake. His is a badass motherfucker. So for everyone around him keep complimenting how he is a 'good man' just seems off. I just wish he is bad all the way and people should acknowledge that.2. Layla is a selfless person. I get that. But I don't need everyone around her keep complimenting how she is a good person'. You see the pattern there? What's up with all these compliment throwing around. 3. Layla was portrayed as this totally understanding woman and I was cheering for her. But all of a sudden, there is a scene that she turned into a pouting teenager and give Blade the silent treatment just because he was busy to fuck her make me felt a whiplash of personality contradiction. 3. Merrick is Blade's right hand man. For him to keep dishing out relationship advise to Blade is plain weird. What's up with all these hard man talking about feelings.4. The relationship between Blade and Layla is so intense from the beginning. Every time when they are alone, all they want to do is rip each other clothes off. The sex is intense and amazing, but it was getting old after a few times. It turned repetitive and I started to skim.5. Too many 'thank fuck' in both Blade and Layla POV. I was surprised that they both cursed the same way in their mind. There is just something about overused words that annoyed me.

  • Jen
    2019-04-11 23:54

    I'm scared to jinx myself when I say this but...I sure have read some awesome books lately! Nina Levine outdid herself with this fourth installment of the Storm MC series! This one is called "Slay" and it is about Blade aka Donovan Brookes. I think this description states it best when describing Donovan: "He was danger in all its glory, and yet he was safety and shelter at the same time." It really does depict exactly who Donovan is, and what really impressed me about him was that even though he was a very broken man because of the tragedies of his past; he was well aware that he needed to move on in life and fix himself. His dilemma was that he just didn't know how. He was drowning in all of this pain and anger and just couldn't seem to get over it or through it. That is, until Layla Reed comes into the picture!Layla is partial owner to a bar that Blade has been visiting for the past year. He hasn't noticed her until one day when she is threatened and he steps in to save the day. Once Layla is on Blade's radar, he can't get her out of his head. He loves how she thinks of others before herself, and how she is the kind of woman that gets things done. Bottom line, Layla and Donovan together are:"Passion and rage all rolled into one. Kindred spirits."When Donovan realizes that she will accept him just the way he is; which includes his major darkness within, he knows he has to figure out a way to get his shit together. I loved when Layla told him:"Donovan,sometimes you have to shatter to find strength, and sometimes you have to let someone in to help you put the pieces back together."These two as a couple are just perfect in my opinion. They fit so well together, and when they got together in the bedroom these two rocked the house! Their sex was nothing short of primal, animalistic,passionate, and violent all mixed together! Half the time, I was left speechless after one of their sex scenes!! I kid you was INTENSE! I loved every single word!!!This is a MC series that I feel has been left under the radar a bit, and I'm not sure why. Truthfully, it just seems to get better and better. This one is hands down my favorite, and I have no worries that the next in the series will be awesome as well. I do feel that the reader benefits most by reading the series from the beginning. Mainly because there is an ongoing story line, and the characters show up in future books as well. I do love when that happens because then you feel like you have become a part of their little world! Plus, you get the updates on past couples etc..Book five is coming out at the end of March, and I suggest if you are looking for a rough tough MC series...look no further! Give this one a try, as I do believe it is one of the better ones out there! Thanks again Ms. Levine for another entertaining and sexy read!♥

  • Melissa ***BITCH, I'M READING!***
    2019-03-31 00:25

    I LOVE all these guys!! can't wait for the next one! griff's book!

  • Bj
    2019-03-27 18:52

    Slay, like the other books in the Storm MC series, is on the relatively light side of the gritty/dark spectrum as compared to other MC romances. I think this a great starter series for anyone who wants to try a MC romance, but is looking for something with more of a similar feel to a mainstream contemporary suspense romance or who likes their MC romances more on the lighter side of the violence/erotic scale. All that said, the romance and passion between the hero and heroine is well done and I especially loved the hero's alpha protective nature towards the heroine.For those of you who are wondering whether this book can be read as a standalone, please note that while the romance between the main couple in this story can be read as a standalone, there is some continuation of club business and family relationships, as well as, continuing involvement of prior couple relationships. Therefore to appreciate the full effect, this series is best read in order.Donovan "Blade" Brooks, the bastard son of the Storm MC President, knows what its like to be abused and neglected. While his father refused to completely abandon him and his mother, he stuck around long enough to abuse and traumatize them when his mood called for it. Otherwise he was generally nonexistent from the lives.Blade has been planning his revenge on his father for a long time, a plan which his half-brother, the VP of the Storm MC has been in on. As if that weren't bad enough, Blade has also not completely recovered from the loss of his fiance, who was brutally raped and murdered by gang related members. In fact, he still is routinely plagued by horrible nightmares relating to her, and has been unable to move on emotionally to form any form of commitment with any other woman since her. Needless to say, Blade is a man plagued by multiple dark demons.Then Blade meets Layla Reed. Layla has had her fair share of troubles too. Chief of which is the debt that her business partner, the co-owner of her bar, has saddled her with. When an unsavory character comes demanding payment, she counts her lucky stars that Blade just happens to be sitting at the bar and makes it clear that he has her back. When his altruistic measure, however, leads to feelings that go far beyond friendship, Blade must face his demons and decide whether he will allow Layla to usher him into the light, and allow him to feel once again, or whether he will nip his relationship with Layla in the bud before it has a chance to develop into something more that potentially may drag her into his darkness.I found Slay to be a truly enjoyable read. I loved watching Blade's character develop as he became enveloped by Layla's goodness and love. There were also some steamy scenes that definitely amped up the heat level of this read, as well as, a decent amount of suspense surrounding the club business to keep me on my toes. All in all, this is a solid contemporary romance suspense series, and I look forward to reading more of Nina Levine's Storm MC series in the future!Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-16 22:51

    ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review[image error]Ummm...I think Nina Levine already knows my love for Donovan aka Blade. If she didn’t figured it out already with the messages I have been exchanging with her. She does NOW!! Nina Levine has managed to turn me into a BIG BIG Blade fan!! Right off the first page, I already loved this tatted up bad boy who has a heart of gold. It’s official Donovan Brookes is hands down my favorite!! <3 All I can say is that I have been #SlayedByBlade! Slay is the 4th book of the Storm Mc Series and focuses on Blade aka Donovan Brookes. We all know from the previous books of the series that Blade is the other child of Marcus Cole. Blade didn’t have the best childhood since he had an absent father who was downright abusive to his mother. He watched as his father belittle, torment, and abuse his mother physically and emotionally. He was aware that his father had another family. In all sense, Blade hated his father to the core. The only good thing that came about his father was his half siblings, Scott and Madison. With these two siblings, he found friendship, loyalty, and family.Since Blade didn’t have the best childhood growing up, he fell into hard times and met a group of bad people. Blade soon found himself immersed into a world of crime, drugs, and death. But when Blade met Ashley, he was willing to change but that came crumbling down when she was murdered. Soon Blade found himself surrounded by death, revenge and demons. Blade became lost in his world of darkness. His heart had no room to love any other woman because he lost the only woman who had the key to his heart. Layla Reed is one kick ass heroine. She is sweet, gentle, caring but one fiery woman who takes no bullshit. She is the girl who you would want to have your back because this girl has no problem busting your balls. Literally! Layla also has a heart of gold. She will help anyone who needs help. When Layla is confronted by a group of hooligans coming to collect a debt her business partner had accumulated, a stranger comes to the rescue and it so happens to be Blade.Blade has been coming to Layla’s bar for years minding his own business. But on this rare day, he came to her rescue. Soon Blade found himself wanting to protect Layla Reed. As the two begin to spend some time together, a fiery connection soon begins to heat up. One touch. One kiss. And one night of passion was all it took for these two become inseparable. Literally, these two were heating up the pages of my kindle. As couple, Blade and Layla complimented each other well. They balanced each other and were a perfect fit. Layla accepted Donovan as he is. She didn’t want to change. She never saw his flaws but only saw his beautiful heart and soul. These two had no problems in the bedroom because the chemistry was sizzling. So can Layla Reed be the woman to unlock the key to Donovan Brooke’s heart? Can Blade’s heart beat once again or will his demons destroy his chance at love? Will there be light and love for Blade and Layla?Slay by Nina Levine was absolute PERFECTION!!! This book was my favorite of the series. I could not put this book down. Loved every aspect of this book. It had suspense, romance, and of course downright raw, rough, and sexy scenes. Slay had everything you would want in a MC Romance book. You want hot bikers. Check. You want a bad ass hero. Check. You want a heroine that you loved. Check. You want a book that has depth and substance. BIG FAT CHECKMARK. Slay by Nina Levine is a book to experience and fall in love with. The characters and story line are so raw and gritty that you don’t know what to expect. So if you are looking for a hot and sexy MC book that is raw and gritty then I highly suggest you read Slay and the Storm Series. Ms. Levine won’t disappoint you because her writing and storytelling will hook you from the start. Trust me when I say she will have you falling head over heels in love with Donovan. Nina Levine[image error]

  • JudyB
    2019-04-08 23:44

    Book 4 in the Storm MC series and set in Australia. Although the book could be read as a stand alone, a lot of the actions are based on characters and things that happened in the previous 3 books. The H, Blade, is not actually a member of the Storm MC but is the illegitimate son of the dastardly MC President Marcus. He suffered abuse, both emotional and physical, from his father and shows the long term psychological damage of that abuse. The h, Layla, is a strong woman who has lived through a lot in her life. This book is more about the love story between two damaged souls than the actual MC activities. It's about a strong woman and an alpha male who slowly learns it is Layla's love that will eliminate the demons in his mind from the horrible situations he has experienced in his life. It's also about the developing relationships between Blade and his half sister/brother. If you like a strong alpha male who shows a softer side and would lay down his life for the women he loves (h, mother, sister) this is a book for you.

  • Honey Warren
    2019-04-17 20:52

    "I''m not just any woman, Donovan. I'm your woman, and I don't desert the ones I care about in their hour of need."Blade and Layla!! Loved them!!! She rocked the female lead character! I knew I was going to like her from her first introduction. Blade, bless his heart!! He had all the qualities I love in my "book boyfriends". He is a man of few words, tatted up, fierce protector, hot lover, calls his woman baby, has a dark side that comes out sometimes and OHHHH it's exciting=) I love the Storm MC series!!Hello cover model Scott King!!

  • Nina Levine
    2019-03-27 22:35

    SLAY IS OUT NOW!AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | AMAZON CA | AMAZON AUS | B&N | KOBO | iBOOKS | GOOGLE PLAYTEASER FROM SLAYI stood and watched as he stalked into my lounge room with a look of fury on his face. He stopped a little over two feet from me, his eyes boring into mine. “I’ve been calling you.”“I know.”“Why didn’t you answer?”“I didn’t want to.”He exhaled sharply. “F**king hell,” he muttered, pushing his fingers through his hair.“I’m mad at you,” I blurted out, stating the fucking obvious.“I can see that,” he said in a tight voice.“I want you to leave.”“No.”“Yes, please go. I need to think.”He came toward me with that intense look of his I knew well. Before I could stop him, he slid his hand around my waist and yanked me the rest of the way to him. Bending his face to mine, he growled, “No, you don’t need to think. You need to feel.”His spare hand pressed against my stomach and then slid down into the shorts I was wearing. I sucked in a breath when his hand slipped inside my panties and he held my pussy in his hand and gripped tight. He moved so he could whisper in my ear, “Feel that, baby. Feel my f**king need for you.” - Slay by Nina Levine

  • Lu Bielefeld **
    2019-04-03 00:43

    UPDATE: Re-read 2017“Donovan, sometimes you have to shatter to find strength, and sometimes you have to let someone in to help you put the pieces back together.”"The pain of Ashley’s loss was never far away and I felt it as keenly these days as I did three years ago, but my work helped give my mind a break from it. And that was all I could ask for because I knew I’d never get over not having her in my life."-----------------==>2014:Adorei a história e o personagem é maravilhoso!Estou louca pelo próximo livro da série.Altamente recomendado!-------------I loved the story and the hero is wonderful!I can't wait for the next book in the series.Highly recommended!!!

  • Judith
    2019-04-18 21:53

    Have absolutely loved this series so far but this one just didn't do it for meHave liked Blade in previous books but for some reason I didn't warm to him in this, wasn't really feeling the chemistry between him and Layla and ( my God ) I even skipped most of the SEX scenes !!!Don't know why but it just didn't captivate me like the previous books did.

  • Shay
    2019-04-02 18:31

    I just finished Slay and I loved it! Im all about bikers and the grittier the better! This is apart of the Storm series and even though it could be read as a stand alone, I recommend reading it in order to get a full understanding of this MC club. Storm is first which gives you J and Madison. Fierce is next which is Scott and Harlow and then they all lead into Blaze (novella) and then youll end up with Revive which is Nash and Velvet. Just to kind of get an understanding, Madison and Scott are bother and sister. Scott is VP to the Storm MC club. Marcus their dad is a real douche canoe and he is President of Storm. Most of the brothers (J, Scott, Nash plus others) want Marcus out. He is dealing in crap that they do not want apart of. What you ending up finding out is that Marcus is a womanizing abuser and Blade is one of his sons from a previous relationship. He tries to help Scott(step brother)with his business but he does run his own show. This is his story on why he acts the way that he does. Just so you know with all the crap he has to deal with, he has been going to a seedy bar that Layla runs. He has been going their for awhile and one night she needs help with an over rowdy customer. He protects her even though should could have handled it but it starts a friendship between them. They both want each other and do act on it however how will Layla re-act when she finds out the Blade is not who she might think he is? Will she be surprised or will she be able to accept him for who he is, balls and all! Youll just have to read and see.I really enjoyed the story line, I like where it is going. I thought that it flowed really well and love that it has kept up with the story line from previous books. I like how we get interaction from all the characters plus new ones! You know Im a biker girl so I am all for reading a biker story, but Nina has a way that keeps me riveted and I just do not want to let it go! It was a quick and sexy read and what you would expect in a biker story. Dirty and gritty.Blade is one fine man. He is sexy and moody and we finally find out why he acts the way that he does. I felt bad for him. No kid should have to go through what he saw. He is such a strong man and I have nothing but love for him. Layla was a kick ass girl. Seriously. She is a bad ass that gives as good as she gets. She has experienced some things too and to be honest, that made them a good set up for me. They both were broken in their own way and needed each other to heal. One thing that is for certain, they chemistry was HOT! It just scorched the pages and made me envious! Seriously, HOT!Im addicted to the Storm MC club and I cannot wait to see what happens. Story 5Sex 5Overall 5Reviewed by Beggin (Shay) from Mommys a Book Whore

  • V
    2019-04-01 00:55

    Sigh. Another book I was looking forward to but didn’t quite work out for me. Why? The writing was noticeably different from the other three books, which I enjoyed. Either that or the incessant use of the same language was something that I missed the first three times. This time however, the constant use of the same cuss word just grated on my nerves. Let me be clear….cussing doesn’t bother me, especially when used correctly. But all the characters in this book only seemed to have the word ”Fu*k” in their vocabulary. And it wasn’t used in a funny way either…No, it was more like ”Fu*k me” “Fu#k!” “What the fu*k?” “Fu#k” “Fu*k” “Fuuuuu*k”To prove my point, I searched the word and it came up 500 times! In the end, I felt more likeAside from that, the storyline was ok I guess. The hero, Blade had too many pity parties for himself and I expected more from him. The heroine started off all ’I don’t need your help’ to calling Blade whenever the shit hit the fan.2.5-3 stars.

  • Rose
    2019-04-12 01:42

    Oh my, Nina Levine, you just keep getting better!!!! I have most definitely found myself a new book boyfriend!!! To me the perfect embodiment of an Alpha male is one who is very protective of his woman without smothering her, thinks she's the sexiest woman on earth & is not afraid to let her know that, & most of all, can show & TELL his feelings without looking like a wuss. Blade (Donavan) Brookes is all those things. He knows he's broken & isn't afraid to let Layla see that. And when she tries to hold things in, he encourages her to let them out & to FEEL. And OMG, Layla is fantastic!!!! Such a perfect combination of tough as nails & sweet. She is exactly what Blade needs in his life. She does not judge him in any way, simply accepts him in all his complexity.I've really been a little on the fence about Blade so far in this series. I have loved the way he was with Madison but he's always seemed kind of cold otherwise. And so much anger (not that he doesn't have plenty of reasons to be angry) but this book has brought me around & he is by far my new favorite!!!! Anyone following the Storm MC series really MUST read this book. And if you haven't met them yet, you really should, especially since the first book in the series, Storm (Storm MC) is free!!!

  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    2019-04-16 17:25

    Diamonds are made under pressure...I feel like I've been waiting forever for this book to finally be released. I couldn't wait to get my hands on Blade's story. I was drawn to him the second he appeared in the Storm MC Series. I knew he had a very painful past and some demons at his door and I couldn't wait to find out what they were. I also couldn't wait to meet the awesome woman that would be strong enough to deal with his darkness and love him unconditionally. And as always I knew there would be bloodshed and club business to keep me entertained. I have become very attached to the Storm "family", the brothers and their women are bada$$ on the outside and loving on the inside. They would do anything for each other and they know how to have fun. I would so love to be included on 'Girls Night' with Madison, Harlow, Velvet, Layla, and Jessie, what a blast that would be. But I must confess, it's those dirty-talkin' cavemen that keep me coming back for more, I can't get enough of them. Blade with his sexy 'arm porn', disturbing behavior, and inappropriate everything will have your kindle bursting into flames so have your fire extinguisher nearby when you start reading this awesome book (wink-wink).

  • Ani'sReviews
    2019-04-12 22:27

    ARC for an honest review.This book......Ever since I met Blade I wanted to get to know him a lot better. He was the one who got my attention from the start and I just couldn't wait for his book to come out. Now that I have read it I have to say Nina didn't disappoint this time either. She made Blade som lovable everyone could fall in love with him. He's that kind of guy we all want. Protective, sweet, hot, someone who can look into your soul and make you spill all the shit that's eating at you, because you know he'll be there later to pick up the pieces. So if you didn't noticed before I absolutely adored Slay and I just can't even imagine what is ahead for Storm. And no. I'm not changing my mind over Nash. Blade is delicious and hot and *sigh* but Nash is deep and wouldn't let go. Happy reading ladies!

  • The BookWhisperer
    2019-04-08 22:37

    My Oh My!!! When I read this summary for the first time I was on the edge of my seat. I absolutely could not wait for my chance to read about Blade. He has been a bit of an enigma with his deeply loyal dark and mysterious personality. A character with this passion hiding deeply in the shadows was guaranteed to rock any readers world. Donovan did not disappoint in offering a note worthy story. Layla is the perfect cohort for such a strong lead. Her take no prisoners, and cut straight to the bone kind of personality was the absolutely perfect combination of fire and gasoline. They are dangerous only if you get in the way! This would have to be by far one of my favorites to the series. There is not much more to add without given some of the spoilers away, so I can't let you know much more about the amazing continuation to the story line. It was well worth the wait for learning about the dark and brooding Blade. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer Jax~

  • Kim
    2019-03-28 22:35

    I was so excited for this book and feel disappointed. It felt rushed and a lot of talk used in previous books and I have struggled to read this book. The previous I couldn't put down. I had a fantasy spot for Blade and thought he was darker and heavier and found his character in the book too light and soft. I felt Layla was too easy as well and I didn't feel the drive of romance like I have in the other Storm books. I also found I skipped most of the love making scenes as they didn't grab me like say J and Maddison or Scott and Harlow.In saying it was rushed the Marcus scene was predictable and I was glad Griff was revealed as I had gathered it was Scott behind it as it was well written in previous book.I do feel bad writing this as so many great positive responses though I have to be honest. I haven't given up on Nina and look forward to Griff's book.

  • Rebecca
    2019-04-05 01:43

    Nina Levine's Storm MC series is a set of seriously addicting books. As each biker's story is told, readers move through club business as well and watch the ins and outs of how business is run and what happens when enemies are out to get them and the payback they provide, even to the ones within their own circle. This time around in Slay, readers step outside the biker realm and get to know Donovan "Blade" Brookes, the man whose been quite the enigma since we were first introduced to him.Being Marcus Cole's "other" son hasn't been easy on Blade, and he has the physical and mental scars to prove it. Without a father figure around, Blade did what he needed to do to help provide for himself and his mom, which lead him down a dark and dangerous path, one where there was no turning back from, especially when he lost the love of his life. Since losing Ashley, Blade's world has gone dark, and he finds comfort in the darkness. By not allowing anyone in, he can be at one with the monster within and not have to worry about tainting or losing anyone else. But if Layla Reed has anything to say about, she'll help Donovan slay his demons and find a way to help him carry his burdens and let a little of the light in.As soon as Nina Levine introduced Blade into the storyline of the Storm MC series, I needed to know his story. I wanted to know what the darkness was that surrounded him and why he couldn't let it go, and Nina definitely shows readers the past that weighs him down and its debilitating effect on him, but she also shows Blade's other side - the side that wants to protect those he loves and find a way for them to be happy. Blade has a lot of anger inside and once it's lit, it's hard to shut down - that trait makes him extremely dangerous and deadly for that matter, but it also makes him someone you want in your corner. He's not a man of many words, but when he does say something, it's the truth, and his words usually lay out everything anyone needs to understand in order to make the best decision. Blade may be a bad man and have a laundry list of illegal and deadly deeds, but he's also a man that will put himself on the line for the people who matter most.Nina Levine knows how to write kickass heroines. Layla is a great addition to Madison, Harlow, and Velvet. She's an independent, sassy woman who doesn't take shit from anyone. Her past is nothing like Blade's, but that's why they work because she's the light to his darkness, and she accepts every single part of him - scars and all. She gives Blade the peace that he needs even when he tries to push her away, which is exactly what Blade needs in order to let go of the past and try to move forward. She's a selfless woman who deserves the love of a man willing to give her everything, and she just might have found that man in Donovan.Slay is a great addition to Levine's Storm MC series. It's a bit darker than the rest, but that's to be expected with the kind of past Blade has. The biker storyline gets a huge push forward in this story, so it will be interesting to see what the repercussions of events in this book mean for the future of the motorcycle club.With steam, angst, danger, and sass, Blade and Layla's story is a must read.A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.4 poison apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)

  • Heather andrews
    2019-04-16 21:51

    Blade or Donovan as his woman likes to call him has manners which in this world, is s*** it's hard to find ladies, "he gave me a nod. "Yeah, thanks." Well at least he knew how to be polite even if he didn't speak much. It had become so hard to find men with manners these days." Obviously our boy has a decent body all of our Storm men do, "good," he murmured, and began to walk away from me. I let my gaze drop to his a**. He had a great a** and the jeans he wore hugged him, accentuating it." When in the bedroom with Blade you have to remember he calls the shots, actually I think all of the men call the shots in this series, but Blade is just more dominant, "I'm gonna place you on the bed, and then I'm going to eff you, but not with my c***. You get to choose, my tongue or my fingers." I think I need to mention again that he calls the shots in the bedroom, "we need to get one thing straight," he growled, tightening his hold on my neck. "When I'm in the middle of effing you with my mouth, you don't interrupt. You can have my c***, but it'll be when I decide it's time. Do you understand?" There was one scene I love and smiled from ear to ear it wasn't a bedroom scene but an after-the-next-morning-scene: I grinned and laid a palm to his face. "That was happiness. And pure effing amazement that I finally found a man who knows how to use kitchen utensils."He returned my grin, and eff me, there need to be more of that s*** in my life. Smiles from Donovan are my world. "I'm domesticated, baby. My mother taught me well," he said.Sometimes Layla likes to get her man worked up but it may not be at the best of times, "depends on how you look at it. I'm sitting here with a effing hard-on at eleven thirty in the morning and no way for it to be taken care of. Doesn't sound effing lucky to me." Blade is the ultimate alpha male and he has manners and class and tons of hotness, "I stood roughly and pulled her to me. "Baby, if I wanted to eff you in public, there'd be nothing you could do to stop me," I growled before I crushed my lips to hers in a rough kiss." And I kind of lie there were two scenes in this book that made me grin from ear to ear:"You stealing from my bar, baby?" I asked. "Cause if you are, I'll have to think of ways to punish you."His nostrils flared and his breathing picked up. His face was a wild mask of desire as he growled. "If anyone's doing the punishing, it'll be me sweetheart." I do believe this is the longest review I have ever written for Nina up to date but hell ladies it was Blade and let's face it the boy needed more attention than the others.

  • Danielle
    2019-03-21 20:43

    Oh boy. This is one of the reviews I hate to write. I love Nina, I love Storm. I don't love Slay.The characters were good, the plot was good. The execution was, well, rushed. Pieces of puzzles were found and placed quickly and sometimes without a solid explanation. The two main characters connection was lacking. Too many of the events were convenient. Like, super freaking convenient. Over all, the book was OTT.And never did I think I would say this... there's too much sex. Ok, not really too much, but there is so much, I never feel like I believe the H/h's connection. The sex was hot, as usual, but, I dunno, I kept thinking, "ok, they're having sex again. Can I get some dialogue?" Even though I was disappointed with Slay, I am definitely reading the next in the Storm series. Not every book can resonate with every reader. This one did not click with me. However, Nina is extremely talented and my belief in her writing is not diminished. I was given an ecopy in exchange for am honest review.

  • Cristina
    2019-03-25 00:49

    5 Big stars for my favorite Storm book so far...[image error]If you aspect a biker book than you will be disappointed but if you like a strong alpha man ("the arm porn dude" :P )and a strong woman that can kick any man's ass then you are about to read the right book...This book can be read as a stand alone but I recommend that you read them in order because a big part of the action is tied to the rest of the novels in the Storm series.Enjoy!

  • ⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
    2019-03-31 20:52

    Well now I have finished SLAY I can honestly say that Nina has delivered a 5* series!!! This was Blades story and I found him the hottest so far and again I thought there was the right mix of club business and love business ;). I am so looking forward to Grif's story though as he has intrigued me the whole series.k

  • Clare
    2019-04-07 20:41

    Amazing out of all of these books this one was the most emotional for me to get through, I really love Nina's writing she has a way of getting you to feel what her characters are feeling. I can't wait to read Giff's book.

  • Luzie
    2019-04-03 19:26

    4/5 stars

  • Sheila'S Book Corner
    2019-03-29 00:54

    This book ****Sigh**** Loved every second of it....IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS PLEASE DONT READ THIS REVIEW.....Nina Levine gave me all my answers in this Book. I could just hug her with how happy she made me with story. I had really high hopes for this book and all was met. I spent times till 3am reading and yes that makes me very very sleep deprived since it's the second time I did it this week and both times it was for Storm Series....So this book is about Blade as we know he is kind of the Dark Horse but he has so much we know is behind that Cold Ice Facade but we get to see what makes him tick and what makes him Blade. This book gives us an In Depth look at him and his past. Damn this man was given the shittest hand ever but this man took in all the crap that was dealt to him and he Fucking came out on top. Yes Blade Is a Badass MoFo and he never needs his Father's MC to back him up. He has risen to the top by himself and that for me is something absolutely awe inspiring....He is not part of the MC and doesn't want any part of it. He loves his family and would kill for the ppl that try to hurt them. He is has so many Demons to battle it's a real wonder that this man is standing tall. But then again that shouldn't surprise anyone he exudes power and strength. Until someone someone can see past all the wall he has up. Layla also fighting her own demons and taking on others battles has also seen Blade for who and what he really is. She just like him has the biggest heart and loves ferociously. She to willing to kill anyone that wants hurt the ppl she loves. These two kindred Souls are really meant for each otherI loved watching them get what they wanted no matter what they went after it. I loved seeing them fight for each other and battle each others demons. It was astounding seeing them using love and patience to repair the damage their families inflicted on each other. It was perfect watching them even be so free when being intimate. These two in every level are made for each other. There is no doubt about that. Alot of secrets are brought to light. Alot of wrongs seem to be getting sorted and most importantly Women or anyone affected by Marcus can now breath easy. This book was really just so Beautiful. It is always something so special and Magical when we see to souls meant for each other find, repair and help each other move on. Grab this book ladies and be prepared to be shocked. I can't wait for Griff's book....Enjoy!!!!!!

  • Alice Smith
    2019-03-25 20:25

    “SLAY” BY NINA LEVINE- YOU WILL BE SLAYED BY BLADE!!! HOLY HOTNESS!!!I was gifted a copy of this book by author Nina Levine for being a member of her street team. Nina Levine’s books are consistently among my favorites because they always promise passion, action, dirty talking, and spunk. Slay definitely does not disappoint.Slay is book 4 in the Storm MC Series. It is the story of Donovan “Blade” Brookes. To say that Blade grew up in a dysfunctional family is to put it mildly. Blade grew up knowing that his father was married to a woman other than his mother. A woman with whom he played father to her children, while continuing to keep Blade’s mother on the side, and ignore Blade’s existence, except when physically or verbally abusing him. Blade grew up with the anger of this maltreatment grinding in his soul, and creating rage inside him to get things done, sometimes unspeakable things.Layla Reed’s childhood may have looked idyllic in comparisons to Blades. On the outside, she came from a very wealthy family. It appeared to the outside that she had all she could want from life. The only family member that seemed to care was a cousin, Annie. When Layla found out that Annie was being abused by that family who were supposed to protect her, Layla walked away, learning not only how to take care of herself, but also took on care of her cousin.For fans of the Storm MC Series, this book delivers all of the plot twists, steaming hot sex scenes, and action that are expected from these books. It is a fast paced fun read, that you are going to love. I highly recommend this book and series!

  • Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
    2019-04-18 01:38

    hmmm, I've really enjoyed this series so far. I loved Layla and Blade. Especially Blade. He ranks right up top with my love for J. However, this book left me wanting a little bit more. I guess I kept expecting something to happen. And yes, something major did, but I guess the way Blade was so overprotective of Layla, and how it seemed danger was sort of lurking around every corner for her, I thought the end might be a little more climatic. The "situation" that went down with Marcus and Blade I suppose should have been the huge climax of the story, but I still ending up thinking more was about to go down and it didn't. I guess I just feel like not everything was resolved?!?!?! I don't know, I'm not sure, it's probably just me. I guess I just wanted more since I loved Blade so much. The ONLY thing about Layla, was in the beginning she was so strong and independent, I guess I was a little disappointed in her she sort of acted a little immature about Blade having to leave when they had plans. I get it, when you want it you want it, and she even admitted to herself she didn't like the way she was behaving, I guess I just expected a little more out of her seeing how awesome she was in the beginning. Either way, I still loved the story, and can't wait for more from the series. I hope we get a little more from Blade and Layla, like I saw Scott and Harlow are getting another full book too. Hell, As much as I love Madison and J I hope they get another novella at least. lOL, Yes, I'm needy and always want more, lol. This is really a great series though and I can't wait for more!! :)

  • Neringa Neringiukas
    2019-04-14 17:42

    Just ended reading. And...I just don't know what to say. It was bloody breathtaking. Nina once again showed what an incredible author she is.Blade was so heartbreaking amazing. So much darknes hunting him. This savage torment...It just tore my heart and I wanted to hug him everytime.Blade needed someone special so much to help him to soothe his soul. Im so glad he got that from Layla. She really turned up to be a extraordinary person. So much fire so much fight. But also so much sweetness, gentleness, affection and loyalty. When Layla "saw" the reall Donovan and not just Blade, he show to the world, she takes him the way he is. With all his flaws and darkness in him. She always there for him when Donovan needs it. When he lost himself in the dark pit, she's beside him. Holding him until he can stand up and be that strong man she knows he is. To be the man she loves.Their devotion for each other is so beautiful. It warms your heart. It makes you wish to have THAT in your life.In this story we also see how goe's for Storm guys. And let me tell you theres no sunshine shining. What's going to happen further in their path's I can't wait to find out.Scott and Harlow are on painful point in their life. My heart breaks for them. I hope their overcome it together.Griff...Well I can only say "I f*cking knew it!"Marcus...I don't wanna even talk about that a*shat.I thought its not posible for Nina's book's to get better. And I was so wrong about that. They getting better and better. You so need to read this and enjoy the range of emotion Nina inserted here.

  • Jackie's Book Review
    2019-04-03 17:38

    Slay is Book 4 in the Storm MC series. This can be read as a standalone but there are other characters in this book that are intertwine in this book from the previous books. I recommend to read the prior books first because they are all good."Blade" who is son of the Storm MC President has had a rough life. While not being wanted by his father, he father still would not abandon him only to abused him. For Blade revenge is what is his plan. Revenge against his father for years. Blade's half-brother is the VP of the Storm MC and has been in on it to boot. On top of plotting the revenge he is dealing with the loss of his finance who was murder by gang related members.Now Blade must face the darkest demons that he carries to complete his mission of revenge while being plagued by the nightmares that still haunt him. For this alone my heart just fell for him.Enter Layla Reed. Layla for her part has her on issues that she is dealing with. Layla's partner who was co-owner of the bar she had has left her in debt and now Layla has to figure out what to do. When trouble comes a knocking at Layla's bar it is Blade who is the patron sitting there and well you get where I'm going with this I hope!The story is whether Layla can make Blade forget his horrible past and be able to move out of the darkness that he has lived or will he make Layla a part of it. The biggest question of the story is will he be able Slay the Dragons away from his heart and let the goodness of Layla overcome them.

  • Donna
    2019-03-23 21:39

    I have to be honest and say that I read book #1 and then book #4. I didn’t want to read them that way, but it was out of my control. I suggest you NOT do that. There were some things I wish I didn’t know already and some things that I didn’t understand. Regardless, because this is how I read the series thus far, I can say that I noticed a big difference in the authors writing. Book 1 was good, but it didn’t grab me and hold on, this book did. I ABSOLUTLY LOVE Blade! Nina Levine painted a wonderful picture of his darkness and his struggle with that darkness, I felt it! And OMG was this book SO MUCH HOTTER!! Wowza Blade a badass dominant man, mmm mmm mmm. It was strange to be reading a Motorcycle Club book where the main male character drives a Jaguar and not a Harley.Layla is a kickass, strong, independent woman who you don’t want to mess with. She comes from a well to do family, but turns her back on them when dirty secrets are revealed. After that, life takes some bad turns for her, but she doesn’t let it get her down, she fights back and takes life on head first. Things aren’t easy, but she doesn’t let that get to her. She doesn’t need Blade to save her, which I love, but his influences make her life easier finally. These two are a force to be reckoned with. They bring beauty into each other’s lives when there had never been any. I give this book 4.5 stars and 4 hands down the pants. Lordy, lordy Blade (fanning self)!