Review: Free by Kristen Ashley

Reviewed by Sara

I will be the first to admit that I’m a pretty big Kristen Ashley fan and have a huge place in my heart (and library) for her Chaos motorcycle club series. Free is the seventh and final novel in the series, and while I was sad to have the series end, I was excited to see how she would wrap things up.

Through the Chaos series, the club has been in conflict with various baddies, but the baddest of them all is Valenzula, a drug dealing pimp, a misogynistic murderer and a porn producer. His empire has taken out a number of innocents including Rebel Stapleton’s best friend Diane. To collect evidence to incarcerate Valenzula, Rebel puts her skills behind the camera to use and is deep undercover as the new director for Valenzula’s high-end pornos. Not only is she digging up dirt on Valenzula, Rebel is also looking into disgraced Chaos member and uber bad guy Arthur Lannigan, AKA Chew. Rebel knows everyday she walks a dangerous tightrope, but is completely committed to see that neither Valenzula or Chew is able to hurt or exploit another woman again.

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Review: Tikka Chance On Me by Suleikha Snyder

Reviewed by Sara

Suleikha Snyder’s novella, “Tikka Chance On Me” is a lot of things; it’s a small town romance, a Motorcycle Club romance, an interracial romance and most of all a fan-freaking-tastic Romance.

University of Chicago student, Pinky Grover, has come back to small town Eastville, Indiana, to help with her family’s Indian restaurant when her mother gets sick. Eastville hasn’t changed since she was in high school, except the local motorcycle club has recruited a new enforcer and it’s none other than local bad boy legend, Trucker Carrigan. Pinky is smart, but there’s something about Trucker that makes all reason leave her head. She knows Trucker is a bad bet, but there’s something about him, something she can’t quite put her finger on that makes her think that maybe a walk on the wild side might not be such a bad idea.

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Review: Wild Like The Wind by Kristen Ashley

Reviewed by Sara

Wild Like the Wind is the sixth book in Kristen Ashley’s Chaos Motorcycle Club series. Like any Kristen Ashley novel you should not attempt to read it while wearing a non-waterproof mascara or without a jumbo box of Kleenex at the ready. It is also not a stand alone. Wild Like the Wind is not the book you want to use as a gateway to the rich world of alpha bikers with a heart of gold and the strong women who love them that Kristen Ashley’s created. If this review piques your interest though, go find Motorcycle Man, book 4 in the Dream Man series, which can be read as a standalone and will start you on the road to Chaos. [Read more…]

Review: Outlaw by Katana Collins

Reviewed by Shelly

This story was initially distributed as a serial (in three parts) and later distributed as a single complete book. In essence, it’s the second part of Katana Collins’s Harrison Street Crew. After doing a little digging, I found out the former which completely explained why I felt as if I missed some vital information between characters with the two As – angst and anger. There’re more than a few relationships that felt established and left me slightly perplexed.

During the parts, we get a pretty even measure of what each character is feeling. For me, that didn’t help so much because at thirty two years old, Patrick Flanagan is a child in a man’s body. Regrettably, Michelle Chiccarini the ADA just came off as a corrupt public servant who couldn’t stay away from the prowess of the ‘club’ VP, Patrick. The same ‘club’ that she’s been trying to take down for the past year because of their criminal activity. Please note there will be spoiler alerts. It’s a case of who’s worse – HSC, the Sauceda gang or DA’s office. [Read more…]

Review: King by T.M. Frazier

Reviewed by Joanna

You know you’re in for an interesting read when the opening chapters of a book have the male protagonist, King, aged eleven and beating up people while planning a future as a drug dealer. And then you’re set for sure when the first time he sees the female protagonist, Doe, he’s choking the woman he’s screwing (who’s pussy he just tattooed a pussy cat on) but his orgasm comes from linking eyes with sweet-looking girl at his door. Phew, right? Darkness, grit and lust follow in spades. [Read more…]

Review: Under Locke by Mariana Zapata

Reviewed by Joanna

Another slow burn romance from the queen of the genre, in the theme of the meek gentling the angry beast. Not my favorite of the three I’ve read by this author, but a good yarn and a touch different to other motorcycle club stories I’ve picked up.

Iris has upped sticks and moved in with her half-brother Sonny, a guy she saw sporadically when they were kids, but who now offers her shelter following problems at her home. He gets her a job in a tattoo parlor, owned and managed by one of his MC club buddies – Dex. Dex is a mean SoB, tattooed, massive and cross with everyone, and meek little Iris is scared stiff of him. She’s a funny creature, timid and damaged by illness but loyal and funny too, and when faced with Dex, does all she can not to piss him off all the more. Including not actually learning how to do her job properly as she’s too afraid to ask twice. [Read more…]

Review: Dual Desires by Shyla Colt

Reviewed by Shelly

This is a new to me author, but not my first IR MC themed story. It’s part 1 of Shyla Holt’s ‘Dueling Devils’ series and tells of Ardy Larking and Demon’s (no idea of his real name) relationship. Because of the ending which was abrupt, not really HFN or HEA – like someone just stopped writing or chopped a longer story in two, I clicked on a few links and found out that Ardy and Demon’s story continues in book 2 – Payback.

Ardy’s and her siblings are from a caucasian Catholic father and an African-American Baptist mother. As the oldest, she’s been working in the family bar and taking care of her brothers and sisters for a long time. Somewhere along the line, the bar was in financial struggles and took a loan or some kind of assistance from Demon’s group. What I don’t know is if Demon caused the struggle so he could have the bar owner indebted or if it was for some other reason. There aren’t a lot of explanations in this story – circumstances just seem to be what they are. [Read more…]

Review: Broken by Camille Mackenzie

brokenReviewed by Shelly

This debut novel by Camille Mackenzie is actually quite good. The promise for good stories is there. What I didn’t know about Broken is that there’s a motor cycle gang/club involvement. The hero Roman Gage is a member and from what I can tell some kind of enforcer. The particulars escape me. This is my first and last motor cycle gang/club book because, to be honest folks, that’s not a segment of society I find interest in or certainly not entertaining. Roman is a construction worker by day and does what he does for his brotherhood by night. [Read more…]

Review: Burn Down the Night by M O’Keefe

burn down the nightReviewed by Joanna

Okay okay – new favorite novel (of the month at least). Yow is my reaction to Burn Down the Night. It’s explosive, dark and gritty and you’re so sure everything’s just going to get worse, but MO’K clearly loves her readers and I’ve found a new author I’m just about ready to devour.

Joan’s a stripper and an avenging angel. She sets a series of bombs in the nightclub she dances in to use as leverage to get the location where drug dealer scum Lagan is holding her sister as one of his ‘wives’. [Read more…]

Review: Possession by Violetta Rand

possessionReviewed by Jaimie

Possession is the second book in the Sons of Odin series by Violetta Rand. After really enjoying the first book in the series, I was looking forward to reading this one and it didn’t disappoint. There is another badass heroine and a slightly damaged hero but they were great together! The story was fast paced, and we met the main couple in the first book so it was great to see their story.

Tina Bethel is a feisty young attorney who doesn’t have time for a relationship. But just because she doesn’t want commitment doesn’t mean she would turn down some no strings attached sex with the super hot guy she met on a night out on the town with her best friend. Despite pulling out all the stops though, he’s not biting. [Read more…]