Review: Swallowing Mayhem (Outlaw MC #5) by James COX

What if bad guys ruled the world and the good guys were the outlaws?

This time the MC’s are taking the war to the surface of Mars. No more shadows. No more hiding. The old laws, homosexuality is a death sentence, women are for breeding, and dark skinned men as slaves, are going to be broken. But the Outlaw MC has a rat among them...

Torrin is a prospect. He doesn't have a big problem with the way Mars worked but that’s because he’s not just a prospective member. Torrin is also an undercover peacekeeper. His beliefs are thrown upside down because of one man, Mayhem. The Sergeant at arms and explosive expert managed to break Torrin.
Now, this formerly straight peacekeeper has to deal with the attraction sizzling between them and tell the club about his lies. The truth can hurt but for Torrin it may just get him killed.

And while Torrin sorts out his new feelings for loving another man, the club plans to take this war to the next step.

Cup your junk, things are about to get explosive.

Pay attention to that title. More literal words were never spoken.

This series is so great. It’s fast paced and the characters are memorable. Usually by book 5 in a series I’ve started forgetting the specifics of past MC’s, but not in this one. Their uniqueness in personalities and kinks has them branded in my feverish little brain.

There’s a rat in the clubhouse and while it’s no mystery who it is from the beginning (or the blurb), being inside his head was pretty stressful and his struggle to come to terms with his perceptions of right and wrong was interesting to read. I liked how James brought in the perspective of the soldiers on the other side. Not everyone was born an outlaw, some have to be taught and Torrin was a great example. It felt like Torrin’s character opened the door to the possibility of the MC’s winning the war against Wexmen and converting those on the ‘other side’ who just plain don’t know anything other than what they’d grown up with. I would have loved to have read more conversation between Torrin and Mayhem. Not that anything was left unanswered, I just love reading about when a character has a life changing epiphany.

Mayhem has been a gruff man of few words throughout the series and he stays true to his character that we’ve come to know in preceding books. Even when he and Torrin have their “moments” he’s still more rough than sweet, but that makes all the little sweet bits and grins that come through that much better. Torrin accepts his unexpected attraction to another man pretty much angst free and I was totally fine with that. If it feels right, makes you happy and hits all the tingly spots, go with it my friend.

Torrin doesn’t stay undercover for long, he can’t betray who he’s become because he’s met the Outlaw’s and Mayhem in particular. The Outlaws are obviously not quick to trust, but James wrote some great action sequences that allowed Torrin to prove himself and be the right kind of hero.

A little secret is revealed that has me SO excited for more story on the Prospect. Unrequited love? Yes please! I still have a major crush on Harley and the mentions of Whip and Grim in this one have me really anxious to get their stories.

The final scene was hawt as fuck. Not hot, but HAWT. This is the part where you pay attention to the books title. James writes voyeurism right and the ‘public’ aspect of the sexin’ pushes all the buttons for hawt public sex without crossing the line into discomfort and losing the intimacy these guys have achieved.

I can’t write a COX review without a classic COX quote.

“Mayhem why am I staring at your junk?”

“I wanna see!” Whip stuck his head in the room then whistled.

Mayhem ignored everyone, even the giant cock in the room.

For more information on Swallowing Mayhem check it out on Goodreads.

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