Review Blitz: Making the Cut

Title: Making the Cut
Author: Scott Hildreth (SD Hildreth)
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Series: Selected Sinners MC Book 1
Genre: Contemporary, motorcycle club


*WARNING* Depicts an Outlaw Motorcycle Club, criminal activity, graphic sex, and violence, but has HEA, no cheating, and NO sex outside the relationship. 

Avery, a Criminal Justice major in college, yearns for a bad-boy. An alpha male. An unattainable guilty pleasure. The unicorn of men.

When the Selected Sinners Motorcycle Club rides into Avery’s bar one night, her heart stops, and her mind goes to work. She's immediately attracted to the baddest man in the group, Axton. She wants him at any cost. 

Axton isn’t only a bad boy, he's the President of The Selected Sinners Motorcycle Club, a 1%er Outlaw Motorcycle Club. At the onset of a gun deal with a notorious Mexican prison gang, there is no place in Axton’s life or mind for a college girl with a smart mouth.

Avery quickly becomes willing to sacrifice whatever she must for a shot at Axton. 

Axton is willing to sacrifice nothing, and has no interest in her advances. His mind and devotion are on his club brothers and finishing the gun deal with the MS-13, which will allow one of his brothers in prison to make it out alive. 

But Axton finds in doing the deal, he needs Avery and her Criminal Justice education to complete it. If Avery makes it out alive, it will be a small miracle. 

If Axton makes it out without falling for her, it would be an even bigger miracle. 

This book is a stand-alone love story. It does have tremendous violence, explicit language, sexual situations, and the intricacies of being in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club depicted. All sexual partners in this book are over the age of 18. 

Stand alone love story. HEA. No cliff  hanger.



I have read many of this author's works over the past year.  This is his first book about an outlaw Motorcycle Club, Selected Sinners.  This is not my first MC book, nor will it be my last.  There are some great series out there and I enjoy reading this genre.  This book has some similarities to those other books in the genre: hot bikers, violence, MC code of "conduct", club house antics, hot women and sex.  I enjoyed the heroine, Avery.  Very smart girl, sharp wit, and wonderful inner dialog.  I was concerned when she felt she needed to real all that attitude in in order to win over Axton's affection.  She kind of lost who she was for a bit there.  I would have liked to see her continue to be herself and get Axton to cave in order to win her.  Axton exudes MC President in everything he does, from his walk to his language, to his ideas about Ol' Ladies--100% MC material.  There is some violence in the book, but most of the story focuses on how Axton and Avery come to be together.  The story holds most true to the life of an outlaw MC.  However, I felt the romance/relationship piece needed more flushing out.  Time moved along quickly in the story without much dialog between the main characters so we could feel how their relationship was developing.  I did appreciate that there was not insta-lust between the two main characters. The secondary characters, with the exception of Toad, were not interesting enough for me to wish there would be another book in the series.

SD Hildreth has written some AMAZING books with lots of depth and a true understanding of human nature.  I didn't feel this was his best work that I have read but overall an enjoyable read.  Please be sure to look up his backlist and show Scott some love for his other works.  You won't be disappointed!  

3.5 Hearts



Scott Hildreth is  a very analytical sort who bases his beliefs on statistics he compiles in his head. Often going as long as a month without so much as a single sip of water, he drinks coffee as if it were the lifeblood of his writing. 

Scott fears flying, clowns, and amusement park rides. Tall and lean with a cleanly shaven head and covered in tattoos, he doesn’t blend in well. After reading his writings, this makes perfect sense. His vibrant characters, backstories, and plots, although always relatable, generally stand out as much

as he does. 

Willing to discuss matters at length most people shy away from, Scott’s writing has revolved around such subjects as domestic abuse, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, cancer, divorce, homosexuality, religion, and lack thereof. 

Born in San Diego, California, Scott now calls Wichita, Kansas his home. He is a proud father, and lives devoted to the love of his life, Jessica. When he isn’t writing, he may be found on his motorcycle or in a local coffee house. 

Scott's novels include Broken People, Undefeated, Unstoppable, Unleashed, Unbroken, Baby Girl - Ruined, Baby Girl - Owned, Baby Girl - Loved, To the Depths of Hell, The Alpha-Bet, Finding Parker, Karter, and Confessions of a Smut Author.




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