Past Redemption/Joker

Serpents MC Las Vegas Book 1

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Pub Date 23 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 12 Dec 2022

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Description

As they search for affection~~

Their tumultuous passion~~

Sends two desperate souls on the road to disaster~~

Growing up in poverty and neglect, Joker only hopes to make it to the next day. Abandoned by his mother, and left with Ace, his abusive father, survival challenges him daily.

When Joker patches in to the Raiders MC he vows to make the club his family.

His only commitment.

Until Desiree.

Joker’s world flips sideways when Desiree, a runaway waif stumbles into the clubhouse looking for refuge. Bruised and beaten, clothes way too big for her frail, fragile body, yet she lights up Joker’s dark road letting him see a future he didn’t know exists.

First love is intoxicating and Joker falls hard. He tries to shield Desiree from the violent side of MC life, but when an old grudge surfaces, she becomes a pawn in a dangerous game of greed, and power.

Time is running out~~Or is it already too late.

Past Redemption is a prequel to Beyond Redemption. So many of you asked for a more in-depth account of Joker’s early life, so I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I will warn you, there are triggers of abuse and violence, but there is a definite HFN, plus two complete chapters of Beyond Redemption as a bonus.

As they search for affection~~

Their tumultuous passion~~

Sends two desperate souls on the road to disaster~~

Growing up in poverty and neglect, Joker only hopes to make it to the next day...


Advance Praise

From beginning to end I couldn't put this book down. I've read all the books in this series and loved them all. Grab the tissues cause your going to need them

From beginning to end I couldn't put this book down. I've read all the books in this series and loved them all. Grab the tissues cause your going to need them


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Featured Reviews

Joker is fast paced, thrilling story is so seductive and also quite charming. Fantastic writing! I gladly gave myself to the angst, the suspense and the sensuality of it.

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Well, I devoured this one. It was a quick read and I grew to quickly love some of the characters (Joker, Desiree, Sammy, Shirley, Flash), but I felt like it was a bit too quick.
It had all the classic MC Romance tropes and even a sneaky "who did this too you"
The last third of this book emotionally wrecked me (be sure to check triggers before diving in).

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Past Redemption/Joker by Barbara Nolan.
Serpents MC Las Vegas Book 1.
Growing up in poverty and neglect, Joker only hopes to make it to the next day. Abandoned by his mother, and left with Ace, his abusive father, survival challenges him daily.
When Joker patches in to the Raiders MC he vows to make the club his family.
His only commitment.
Until Desiree.
Joker’s world flips sideways when Desiree, a runaway waif stumbles into the clubhouse looking for refuge. Bruised and beaten, clothes way too big for her frail, fragile body, yet she lights up Joker’s dark road letting him see a future he didn’t know exists.
First love is intoxicating and Joker falls hard. He tries to shield Desiree from the violent side of MC life, but when an old grudge surfaces, she becomes a pawn in a dangerous game of greed, and power.
Time is running out~~Or is it already too late.
Really good read. I liked Desiree. 4*.

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Thank you NetGalley for the eARC. I truly enjoyed this story but i was unhappy that from one chapter to the next, years had passed. I wanted to see the inbetween. It was a surprising ending and i didnt see it coming. But i did like it

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Emotional read.
Growing up in poverty and neglect, Joker only hopes to make it to the next day. Abandoned by his mother, and left with Ace, his abusive father, survival challenges him daily.
When Joker patches in to the Raiders MC he vows to make the club his family.
His only commitment.
Until Desiree.
Joker’s world flips sideways when Desiree, a runaway waif stumbles into the clubhouse looking for refuge. First love is intoxicating and Joker falls hard. He tries to shield Desiree from the violent side of MC life, but when an old grudge surfaces, she becomes a pawn in a dangerous game of greed, and power.
Time is running out~~Or is it already too late?
I would love to read further books. Her writing is fantastic and kept me guessing what would . happen

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This is definitely a book that I enjoyed. I liked the storyline, which had a couple of unexpected turns. There was emotion, adult content and I'm definitely going to read the series if it's accessible via Amazon. A great read which left me wanting more...

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I loved the story, which had a couple of unexpected turns. There was a lot of emotions and lots of spice. I'm definitely going to read the series if it's accessible. What a fun read!

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*WARNING* harsh language, sexual situations, rape and suicide.
I enjoyed this book. I feel sorry for the character "Joker". As a child he had a terrible life. His life starts to get better and tragedy strikes again. This poor guy just can't catch a break and still with abandonment issues with his mother. He has questions that Shirley may be able to answer. If you're looking for a happy ending, this isn't the book for you. Rough characters. Drugs. Bad language. Bad attitudes. Trauma and heartbreak. This biker mc books is pretty emotional and the author does well to make this reader feel them. Well written, but I'm not fond of the cliffhanger ending.

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Quite enjoyed this bad boy meets innocent girl story! Such a gripping sons of anarchy type of storyline!

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This is part of Barbara's Serpents MC Las Vegas series and focuses on Joker’s story before he became a Serpent. It wasn’t an easy read. Here we learn what made Joker who he is and gives the reader his and Desiree’s beginning. what made Joker who he is. It gives us Joker and Desiree’s early journey. Barbara Nolan has delivered a great read that had this reader rooting for them. If you enjoy dark MC books, you won’t regret this one.

Thank you NetGalley, Barbara Nolan and BooksGoSocial for the copy of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Good story!

When Joker's loser father, Ace, gets invited to be apart of an MC Club, he takes his teenage kid with him to live in the club. Joker has never relied on anyone else but himself, his father is an abusive person who only cares about himself. When an another member takes Joker under his wing, teaching him how to restore bikes and cars, he learns to becomes money savy as well.

When Desiree's car breaks down the street from the clubhouse, a runaway 18 year old, the couple fall of in love with each and later have a son. But ten years later, when she becomes a pawn between the Russian Mob and their MC, Joker loses everything. Now he just wants out of the club, to live safely with their son. But he has one last job to do. Is it a setup for failure?

A must read!

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