Review ~ Warlord by Lana Grayson

Title: Warlord
Author: Lana Grayson
Series: Anathema #1
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Published: November 28th 2014

The only thing more dangerous than the Anathema MC is the club’s president.


For twenty-one years, Rose Darnell’s family dedicated their lives to the Anathema MC. For twenty-one years, she’s searched for a way out.

Bound to a world of bloodied knuckles and drug money, Rose believes her musical talent will rescue her from an abusive father and overbearing brothers. A chance audition and promising gig would free Rose from the outlaw 1%, but her brothers won’t let her escape the club’s shadow.

A rival chapter threatens Rose, and only Anathema’s president, Thorne Radek, can protect her.


A traitor lurks within Anathema’s brotherhood, and Thorne will burn the world to scorch the rat. When an innocent diva with baby-bunny eyes and dark secrets needs his help, Thorne offers his protection and is rewarded with the ultimate bait. He may be the only man to distract Rose from her music, but helping him find the traitor will damn more than the club.

It will tear her family apart.
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I haven’t read a lot of MC books, but I just loved the sound of this one! I hosted it as part of its release tour and in the end I decided to read it, because I was pretty curious about it. I really did enjoy Warlord, it seemed pretty realistic and I was on edge while reading it!

Rose has grown up in the shadows of the Anathema MC. Her father and brother’s are part of the club and in the end, her mother died because of it. Since her father went to jail, she has put as much distance as she can between herself, her brother’s and the club. When she approaches her bothers for help, it sets off a chain of events that throws her right where she doesn’t want to be… under the watchful eye of Thorne, the Anathema’s president.

Rose had her secrets which weren’t revealed immediately, but the little clues dropped along the way had me guessing what they were. I could understand why she wanted to keep her distance, and the reluctance she had to trust her brothers. I really liked Thorne though, he is a very strong character and will do anything in his power to protect those he considers family. He is ruthless, to the point and drop dead sexy!! I just loved reading his pov to see him struggle with his feelings for Rose.

The rivalry in the town is exciting! The club has been at war and split in two. I liked seeing both sides of the clubs and the evil that a few of them portrayed. I enjoyed the MC aspect of the story, detailing the dangers of being in this world. Warlord was a terrific start to a new MC series and I am looking forward to coming back to this world in the next book.

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I quite liked this one, too! Surprising, considering I don't read too many of these stories. :)

  2. I haven't read many MC stories yet, but this one looks good, thanks for sharing :) And that cover is yummy !

  3. The premise seems interesting, I like the title - lovely review!

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  4. I'd totally take a peek inside his covers :D I've not read her yet but I do enjoy MC reads. Might have to go at this one :D

  5. This is a new type of read for me, and I am really enjoying it!

  6. It was a good one! I am liking this world more and more!!

  7. Thanks! It was a bit of an intense read!!

  8. I hope you do, I liked it, and I'm looking forward to reading more!

  9. I'm glad I already own this one, Naomi. You know I love a story that keeps me thinking...trying to puzzle things out. Warlord sounds great.

  10. It was great, I liked it, you will too!


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