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Book Review – Affliction by River Savage (Knights Rebel #2)

Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness that he doesn’t ever want to let go of.

Until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered.

She was only in it for the chase, for the thrill of capturing the unattainable.
But what happens when her world shatters around her, spiraling her into the darkness beside him?

Can his affliction be her resurrection?  Or will two lost souls living in the depths of deception let it destroy them?

4 out of 5 stars

I was so excited about this book, because I loved Incandescent so much.  While I really liked this book, it was darker than the first.

What I really liked was the first part of this book ran concurrently with Incandescent.  Holly, Kadence’s best friend is the heroine of this book.  She has a tumultuous relationship with Sy, Nix’s best friend and fellow Knights Rebel.  They sleep together twice.  Then Kadence and Holly are kidnapped by Kadence’s crazy ex-fiancee.  Then Kadence changes (for reasons that are a spoiler, so I won’t divulge)….

Sy is a dick.  For part of the book, but while he’s a dick, you know why he’s a dick and can understand it.  You like him in spite of his dick-ness.  He’s gone through some seriously messed up shit that would harden anyone.

I thought I had the ending all figured out but NO.  Thrown for a loop.  I love that about a book.  Really like this series and can’t wait for the next book to come out:)

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Book Review – Incandescent by River Savage (Knights Rebels MC #1)

Phoenix ‘Nix’ Knight thought pulling his club out of the illegal shit his Pops got them into was difficult.

Until he meets Kadence.

Kadence Turner has no business lusting over a student’s father, especially the president of the Knights Rebels MC. Nix is crass, obnoxious and dangerously sexy and for some reason, Kadence can’t seem to hate him for it. The bossy biker breaks down her defenses, but unlike the old Kadence, the woman she is today won’t give in without a fight.

The tension is undeniable, the attraction fierce. A man that wants what he wants and a woman that will fight him every step of the way.

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

This book has everything I love – a HOT alpha male, a GREAT heroine, it’s told in the first person and from alternating points of view.  I knew I’d love this book from the first chapter!!
Kadence is a school teacher and has a parent meeting with one of her students parents.  Low and behold, Nix Knight walks into her classroom.  From the first words of out of Nix’s mouth – I was in love.  And Kadence – well, she gave just as good as she got.
The banter and dialogue in this book are off the charts funny.  Kadence stood her ground, sticking up for herself, but Nix was a stubborn ass who wouldn’t give up.  They were so great together.  Kadence has some baggage and history I won’t spoil, but it makes for a good story.  I really can’t wait for the next book to come out.
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Book Review – Hell for Leather by Julie Ann Walker (Black Knights #6)

Only the most urgent crisis could force Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar and ask the surly Bryan “Mac” McMillan for help. Her uncle—the man who raised her—has vanished into thin air, and Mac is the only person with the right connections to help her find him. What the ex-FBI agent has against her is a mystery…but when the bullets start to fly, Mac is her only chance of finding her uncle alive.

Mac knows that beautiful women can’t be trusted, but he has to put his natural wariness of Delilah aside in order to help her. With the clock ticking, Mac and Delilah find themselves holding on to each other in the wildest adventure of their lives.

2 1/2 out of 5 stars

Well, Ms. Walker, you’ve gone and done it.  You’ve created a “hero” that I couldn’t stand.  I have read the entire BKI series, and liked all of the men (with the exception Babineaux’s stupid french thing) until now.

Bryan “Mac” MacMillian is a DICK.  I really didn’t want to finish this book.  The only reason I did finish was because of Delilah.  Mac really sucked.  The book pretty much sucked.  Here’s why:

  1. Mac.  As I said, Mac is a dick.  Throughout the entire book.  It’s not until 90% ish that he comes to his fucking senses.  90%?  Really.  Once we find out why he has “issues”, I was PISSED.  It was so stupid and cheapened the entire story.  REALLY!!!  I won’t give it away, but it’s stupid as hell.
  2. The storyline surrounding Uncle Theo’s disappearance.  Utterly stupid and not at all believable.
  3. What happens to Fido (won’t spoil, but it pissed me off)
  4. Mac’s southern shit (darlin’, etc).  About as annoying as the book with Rock and his stupid french-ism’s.
  5. This book would have been SO much better had it been told in the first person.  There were WAY too many inner thoughts, mental head slaps.  It got super annoying super quick.

One thing I did like was the sexual chemistry between Zoelner and Agent Duvall.  I have a feeling the next book will be about them.  And I seriously hope it’s better than this one.  I’m not giving up on the series, because I’m way too invested, but this one seriously sucked.

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Book Review – It Ain’t Me, Babe by Tillie Cole

A fortuitous encounter.  A meeting that should never have happened.
Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever…

Salome knows only one way to live—under Prophet David’s rule. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. A life she believes she is destined to always lead, until a horrific event sets her free.

Fleeing the absolute safety of all she has ever known, Salome is thrust into the world outside, a frightening world full of uncertainty and sin; into the protective arms of a person she believed she would never see again.

River ‘Styx’ Nash knows one thing for certain in life—he was born and bred to wear a cut. Raised in a turbulent world of sex, Harleys, and drugs, Styx, unexpectedly has the heavy burden of the Hades Hangmen gavel thrust upon him, and all at the ripe old age of twenty-six—much to his rivals’ delight.

Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. Powerful fists, an iron jaw and the skillful use of his treasured German blade has earned him a fearsome reputation as a man not to be messed with in the shadowy world of outlaw MC’s. A reputation that successfully keeps most people far, far away.

Styx has one rule in life—never let anyone get too close. It’s a plan that he has stuck to for years, that is, until a young woman is found injured on his lot… a woman who looks uncannily familiar, a woman who clearly does not belong in his world, yet a woman he feels reluctant to let go…

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Just wow.  I went back and forth about reading this one, but I am so glad I did!!

It Ain’t Me, Babe is the story of Salome, a woman who grew up in a religious commune and Styx, a man who grew up in an MC club.  When Styx was 11 and Salome was 8, they had a chance meeting by a fence.  Styx is plagued by a speech impediment, and doesn’t like to speak (he signs).  That fateful encounter was one they both remember forever.

15 years later, Salome is set to marry Prophet David, the leader of their commune.  She discovers that her sister has been murdered, and she decides she’s done.  She escapes, but while doing so, is badly injured.  She makes it to a road, and gets in a truck, and is “dumped” off outside of Styx’s biker compound.  Styx is in the middle of a turf war, and the last thing he needs is a Jane Doe injured on his doorstep.

Styx is known as the “Hangman Mute”, as he signs due to his speech impediment.  He only speaks to his best friend Ky and his father.  He signs to everyone else.  That is, until Mae…

Styx takes Salome (she changes her name to Mae) in, and orders Rider, the MC doctor, to care for her.  He then takes off for a month, and in the meantime, Rider and Mae become very close.  Mae is very naive to the world, never having been outside the commune.  She learns about life as she goes, and realizes that her life in the commune had been one big lie.

I will admit, there were some tough scenes to read in this book.  Obviously, given the nature of the commune, there is rape and torture of young girls and women.  That was very hard to read.  As is the case in any MC book, there is killing and violence.  There is a HUGE twist in this book that I did not see coming.  It was really interesting – but I won’t spoil.  This book has such a unique plot already, the twist just made it that much more interesting.

This is one of the best MC books I’ve ever read.  If you are an MC fan, you need to check this one out.

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Book Review – Angels in Leather by Bella Jewel (Rebels on Bikes #1)

A girl on the run. Her father gave her one task before he died. To deliver a package.
Now she has the baddest biker in the state after her.

He wants what she’s got.  Secrets in both the past and the present threaten to destroy what she is working so hard for.

He threatens to ruin her heart.  Two worlds will collide to make something explosive.

Somewhere between 2.5 and 3 stars

I was so excited to see that Bella Jewel had a new MC book on the market.  I loved the MC Sinners series (with the exception of the first one), so I was hoping to love this one.  Sadly, I didn’t.

Axel is a DICK.  Huge.  He was nice, then he was mean.  He was a tortured soul, someone who was taken captive and tortured for months on end with endless blowjobs.  HUH?  Yes, he had to get blowjobs every day while in captivity.  Never heard of such a thing, but I digress.

I liked Meadow and that she wasn’t afraid to stand up to Axel.  I found their relationship, however, to be confusing, and that’s because the back story wasn’t explained well at all.  They were friends, then they weren’t.  He’s a jerk, then he’s not.  It was super confusing.

I also feel the story didn’t flow very well.  Some things just didn’t make sense.

In fairness to Ms. Bella, I did not like the first MC Sinners book either, but loved the second two, so I will for sure give the next book a chance, but I didn’t love this one.

Happy reading.

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Book Review – Under Locke by Mariana Zapata

He was my boss, my brother’s friend, a Widow, an ex-felon, and a man I’d seen casually with a handful of women. But he was everything that gripped me, both the good and the bad. Worst case scenario if things turned awkward between us, I could go somewhere else. I’d gotten over epic heartbreak before, one more wouldn’t kill me.

After moving to Austin following six months of unemployment back home, Iris Taylor knows she should be glad to have landed a job so quickly… even if the business is owned by a member of the same motorcycle club her estranged father used to belong to. Except Dex Locke might just be the biggest jerk she’s ever met. He’s rude, impatient and doesn’t know how to tell time.

And the last thing they ever expected was each other.

But it was either the strip club or the tattoo shop.

… she should have chosen the strip club.

“Babe, I’ve handpicked everythin’ and everyone in here. I know what I want and I get what I want,” he breathed. “And I keep what’s mine.”

4 stars

I was so excited to see a new MC book on the market, so I knew I had to read it.  And I was not disappointed!

Under Locke is the story of Iris Taylor, or Ritz or Ris as she’s called.  Ris is 24 and kind of down on her luck, so she moves to Austin from Florida to live with her older half brother, who is a member of the Widow’s Motorcycle Club.  Ritz gets a job at “Pins and Needles”, which is a tattoo parlor run by her brother Sonny’s friend, Dex.  Dex is a gorgeous motorcycle guy that is kind of dick to Iris in the beginning.  He fully admits that he “says stupid shit when he’s pissed” and he says some hurtful stuff about Iris in the beginning.

Iris was kind of a wuss for much of this book, especially in the beginning, but she grew more of a backbone as the book progressed, especially toward Dex.  As their friendship grew, they had some light and funny moments.  I loved Dex.  He was a great character.

There was a backstory of Iris and Sonny’s “sperm donor” getting into trouble, which eventually ended up with them.  This was interesting and believable.

My only complaint would be this book was kind of slow at times.  Like really slow.  And it took a really long time for Iris and Dex’s relationship to bloom.

There were a lot of fun characters in this book, especially the guys from the tattoo shop, and I hope this series continues with one of them next.  This was a fun read.

Happy reading.

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Book Review – Knight’s Sinner by Bella Jewel (MC Sinners #3)

Jackson is always considered the ‘softie’. He’s the first to help people out when they’re in need. He’s President of the Hell’s Knights and he figures it’s about time he shows the world how much of a sinner he can be.

Serenity has a dark past. Secrets haunt her and she has no way of escaping them. Hogan is the only family she knows and life with him is brutal. And it’s about to get worse.

He sends her on a mission.

On a mission to destroy the Hell’s Knights and the Heaven’s Sinners.

Can she pretend with a club she doesn’t know?

Or will she betray Hogan for the man she’s falling in love with?

4 out of 5 stars

We finally get to Jackson!  The president of the MC Sinners and father to Addison (book 1).  At the end of book 2, we met Serenity, as she showed up on the Sinners turf.  Turns out she is the daughter of the man they thought they took down at the end of book 2.  Jackson takes her in, and they begin to have feelings for each other.

I think this was my favorite book of the series.  I really like Jackson, have from the beginning, and it was nice to see him finally find someone.  I read this book really fast, in one day.  It was a good ride, and I have to admit I’m really sad this series is ending.

Happy reading.