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ARC Review ~ To Have and To Harley by Regina Cole

to have and to harley

 

Title: To Have and To Harley
Author: Regina Cole
Rating: 2 1/2 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Netgalley

Goodreads Summary

You may now kiss the biker
Bethany Jernigan owes her bestie. Big time. So when wedding planning overburdens the bride-to-be, Bethany steps in to handle the nitty-gritty. But the guy in charge isn’t anything like she imagined. He’s gruff, tattooed, and 100% male. His staff is even rougher around the edges, and it’s not long before she feels as if she’s stepped into some kind of crazy alternate reality.

Are those…bikers? Arguing about wedding favors?

Trey Harding never wanted this to get so out of hand. One little lie somehow snowballed into a world of dresses and flowers and food and holy-hell-he’s-in-over-his-head. But it’s not like he can confess he’s not the wedding planner he’s pretending to be–especially now that he’s falling for the maid of honor! His charade is becoming a farce, and as engines rev and ribbons fly, Trey’s running out of time to figure out how to tell the truth without losing his new family, his crew…or the woman of his dreams.

Review

You will need to suspend to serious reality in order to find this book entertaining.

Trey Harding is the leader of a motorcycle club.  He takes down drug dealers and scumbags. He grew up in foster care, believing that he was abandoned at a gas station by his mother. Turns out he could not have been more wrong. He had a loving family who he didn’t know about.

Turns out his new sister, Sarah, is engaged to be married, and is finishing up pharmacy school. She outsources the planning of her wedding to her best friend, Bethany. Turns out Bethany is recently out of a job and needs something to do.

Trey goes to meet his birth mother, and while there, he freaks and tells his mother that he’s a wedding planner. Yes, the 6 foot 5, tatted up biker claims to be a wedding planner. Not only does he claim to be a wedding planner, he actually gets his biker friends to start planning the wedding!!!

There are a lot of problems with this book. Here are some of them:

  • The cover. Trey is 6 foot 5 and covered in tattoos but the guy on the cover doesn’t have a drop of ink on him. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a book cover about an MC with a guy without tattoos on the cover.  So strange.
  • The story line it not at all believable or feasible. In fact, it’s ludicrous.
  • At times, the book is silly and then it’s very serious.
  • The story was kind of all over the place.
  • Trey is the Prez of an MC – he has no cool code name and quite frankly, he was the weakest and least vulgar Prez I’ve ever read.
  • There wasn’t a lot of character development – we didn’t get to learn a lot about the biker gang members or Sarah.
  • The story with Bethany’s grandmother – completely stupid and not believable.
  • Insta-love.
  • No epilogue.

I liked Trey. He wanted to be the son that his mother wanted, but he struggled with how to make that happen. I liked Bethany as well. She was strong, but the storyline with her grandmother and the promise she made her father – it was just so dumb.

The ending – really? Just really? I liked some of the characters but I honestly don’t know if I can continue reading.

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