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…]

Review: Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

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Not long ago I read my first motorcycle club book and somewhat enjoyed it. It was silly, a bit misogynistic, but the scene was kinda cool, and it was tongue in cheek and made me laugh. So I asked a MC book fan for their favorite of the genre and this is what they kindly recommended.

Undeniable covers the relationship between a couple from when they are child/young man to mature woman/middle aged guy. There are more obstacles between these two than the eighteen year age gap alone – they’re in rival clubs, there are other marriages and children, and there is one hell of a battle of wills. It’s not pretty, in fact in places it’s downright horrible, but it’s quite a ride. (Pun intended.) [Read more…]

Review: Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle

fan the flamesReviewed by Joanna

Rory runs a gun shop and lives in a secret underground bunker beneath it. Her parents, now deceased, were total whacks who home schooled her and trained her in how to shoot a gun and survive a zombie apocalypse before she could even walk. Now they’re gone, she sells guns to the local factions whilst keeping herself to herself.

Ian, a super-hot firefighter and a biker gang member, has liked Rory since they were kids, but it’s only recently they’ve been able to be friends. Her parents didn’t trust the world and kept her away from the sweet boy who once gave her a cupcake. Ian’s like for Rory is way bigger than he can tell her, as he knows she’ll run a mile if he comes on too strong. But he’d defend her to his last breath and sheesh, if I were her, I’d let him. [Read more…]

Review: Persuasion by Violetta Rand

persuasionReviewed by Jaimie

Persuasion is the first book in the Sons of Odin MC series by Violetta Rand. The description of the book intrigued me, despite not typically being a fan of motorcycle club stories, and I am really glad I gave it a shot. It had everything I love about a good book – great story, a kick ass hero and heroine, and smoking hot sex. [Read more…]

Review: Vexed by Phoenyx Slaughter

vexedReviewed by Joanna

Athena has just turned 18 and is a sweet little thing. She’s got a lady boner for the president of the local motorcycle club and wants to give up her v-card to him. She heads into the biker bar with her friend who’s under instruction to tell the Prez that Athena is now good and legal. Wink wink.

Romeo, or Reed is his real name, has a different woman every night and doesn’t exactly seem the kind and caring type. He’s a hard ass and nearly twice Athena’s age, but something about her makes him reconsider being such a low down dog. He wants to take care of her just as much as he wants to screw. [Read more…]