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He was eighteen.
The heir to a notorious, criminal MC.
And my student.
There was no way I could get involved.
No way I could stay involved.
Then, no way I could get out alive.
Book One in The Fallen Men series. A standalone.
Cover Model: Travis S.
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
The New York Times bestselling author of the “swoonworthy and addicting” (Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author) Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series is back with more bad boy bikers in this first novel in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series.
Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. Her parents gave her and her sister everything a child could want. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t actually her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is.
Armed with her original birth certificate, she finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club, which could not be further from the life Erin leads. But, she’s determined to get to know the man who she gets her striking blue eyes from. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace that catches Erin’s eye.
As the new “princess” of the Cursed Ravens, Erin is learning a whole new world, but her father has made it clear she is off limits. Will Ace follow his President’s orders or will he put his heart ahead of his duty? A sizzling tale of family and passion, Ace of Hearts features Fernando’s signature “snark and sass” (Booklist) and is perfect for fans of Kristin Ashley.
“People spend their whole lives looking to connect with someone. To feel that pull, that tether, and to be understood. To be loved. He might be a big tough biker, but he can’t pretend that he’s different from the rest of us.”
When I first heard about Ace of Hearts, I was over the moon. I was ridiculously excited. I’m a huge fan of Chantal Fernando’s Wind Dragon MC Series, so I couldn’t wait to dive into this one. Ace of Hearts hits the ground running and had me totally captivated. My first impressions of Erin was she was one badass, ballsy chick. She had no fear when it came to confronting the father she never knew about. Suddenly Erin finds herself immersed in a world that she never knew existed and has the caught the eye of Ace. Ace is rugged, sexy and everything Erin should stay away from. But, the pull between these two is instant and wild horses couldn’t keep these two away from one another. Will Ace and Erin pursue their connection despite her father’s warnings? Will Erin be tough enough to handle the biker world?? There’s only one way to find out…
Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. It’s kind of hard for me to review because there were so many wonderful parts that I just loved and wanted more of. And then there were parts that were just rough. Let’s start with the good: I loved the characters. They were everything I wanted and then some. They were bikers with a heart of gold. You could tell they were badass when they needed to be, but also had really big hearts. I loved Ace. He was real with Erin and didn’t play games. He was sexy and swoon worthy; the total package. And Erin, I really loved her fearlessness. She had balls and was tough. I could definitely see her fitting in well with the MC world. Together, I thought Ace and Erin made a good match. Their chemistry was instant and smokin hot. The tension between the two of them was definitely palpable and made you want to see more of their story.
What didn’t work: At times the story felt a little rough, like it needed to be developed a little more. I felt like the the intensity of the MC world was dumbed down at times for Erin and I would have liked to see it be a little more real. There were definitely some moments that felt a little cheesy to me. Also, I wish there had been a little more consistency with Erin. For most of the story, she is portrayed as this strong, badass daughter of the MC president. However, there were moments where she appeared bratty, weak even. I wanted to roll my eyes at some of her behavior.
So, while this book isn’t a 100% slam dunk for me, I do think that this series has a lot of potential. For me, there were some elements that worked and others that didn’t. And while I didn’t love it, I still had a good time reading this book. Like I said there is a ton of potential here and in the end, the characters won me over and had me wanting to know more. I’m curious to see where this series will go next and would be open to reading more from it in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*
Review: Object Lesson: Ax’s Road to Redemption (No Name MC – A Dark & Dirty Biker BDSM series Book 1) by Lottie Hart
A Dark and Dirty BDSM romance novella, featuring a bunch of hard-core, alpha male, outlaw bikers and one sweet, smart and sexy young woman who is struggling to reclaim her place in the world after years of damaging oppression.
After nearly two years of trying to convince Anna she is special to him, Ax sets out to teach his old lady an “Object Lesson”. When his frustration and darker nature take over, the scene goes too far. Will this BDSM scene gone wrong send Ax on a journey into damnation or put him on the road to redemption?
OBJECT LESSON promises a guaranteed HEA, but ride to get there is rough and dirty.
Pssst… I did mention all the hot BDSM action? Right?
NOTE: This story is intended only for adult readers as it contains plenty of raunchy language (in other words, if the F word offends you, don’t buy this book), graphic sex scenes (explicit, detailed, hot and nasty sex scenes… see previous warning, don’t buy this book if easily offended). This story also contains vivid references to violence. Object Lesson is NOT intended to be a factual representation of the biker, nor BDSM, lifestyles. The sex acts portrayed in the story involve adults only and are NOT intended to be suggested BDSM practices.
Objective Lesson was a quick read for me. I was drawn to this book and was intrigued by the synopsis, so I decided to give it a try. I’m gonna be honest with you, I think this novella, is going to be one of those books that you’re either going to love or you’re going to hate. When I first started reading it, I thought it had a ton of potential. However, there were some moments that were just hard for me to get past. Let me just say that when it comes to hot sex, I am no prude. In fact, the hotter the better. However, when Ax decided he needed to teach Anna a lesson, he took it too far for my taste. It was graphic, cruel, and offensive. Quiet honestly, it pissed me off. That first sexual encounter really turned me off to the story and it made me really dislike Ax. I didn’t really understand or see why he needed to take things so far; especially given what he knows about Anna’s past. And honestly, the only thing that kept me from dnfing this book was that I wanted to see how things turned out for Anna.
Overall, Objective Lesson was an alright read. I thought it was a bit rushed in places and would have liked to have seen things slowed down; really get a feel for the characters, their story, their chemistry. As far as characters go, I couldn’t really relate to or understand any of them. I did understand some of where Anna was coming from, but would have liked to have seen some of the spark and fight in her that Ax mentions. As I previously stated, I took issue with the first sexual encounter with Ax and Anna and it was hard for me to move past. I will admit there were some sweet moments with Ax that I did enjoy, but honestly, I was just left wanting more. At the end of the day, this book just wasn’t for me.
Objective Lesson is my first book by this author and even though it was a miss for me, I’m still glad I took a chance on this author and checked her book out. If you do plan on checking out this book, it is important that I tell you to please heed the warning the author has placed with this book. This is definitely not a read for everyone.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
This week’s Waiting for Wednesday goes to Paula Marinaro and Hallelujah Rising!! While this book is the fifth in the series, it is written and can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.
My friends and I have have been Buddy Reading this series as each new book comes out and we are all thrilled and excited to see what author Paula Marinaro has in store for us this time.
“It’s crowded places that I find difficult. And places where there’s too much noise or too much quiet.I’m afraid of the dark, too. Oh, and really, really bright light. So basically, it’s everything. I’m afraid of everything.”
Hells Saint soldier, Hallelujah Thomas, would never forget those words or the woman who said them. Brave, Beautiful and Bad-ass—the mob boss’s daughter was everything Hal expected her to be and many things he hadn’t.
“I’m afraid of everything”— as soon as those words were out of Valentina’s mouth she knew she shouldn’t have said them, but she just couldn’t seem to think straight when Hal was around. So, of course, Valentina didn’t let that bad decision stop her from making another one. If she had not been driven by a strong desire to see Hal again—if she had allowed herself to take just one moment for clarity of thought— Valentina would not have chosen a wild biker party to test the waters of her still fragile mind.
The bitch of it is—that it always comes too late.
Amidst a backdrop of violence, death, and destruction, Hallelujah Thomas and Valentina Abruzzi struggle to find redemption for themselves— and for each other.
This is the fifth installment of the Amazon Bestselling series by Paula Marinaro. All the books in the series have been written to be enjoyed as stand-alones as well.
Purchase Link: http://amzn.to/2ggQfPD
Connected since childhood.
Two souls: one dark and one pure.
Bracing to take the greatest step of all.
River ‘Styx’ Nash loves his woman. Ever since he met Mae at the fence of the cult that had kept her captive as a child, he has never loved anyone else. He loves her black hair, her pale skin and of course, her ice-blue ‘wolf eyes’.
Since Mae came crashing back into his life, his only wish has been to marry her; finally to make her his wife. But now the wedding is booked, and only weeks from forever having Mae by his side, a lifelong problem is plaguing him.
He wants to marry her; he has never wanted anything more . . .
. . . if only he could speak the words and declare it to the world.
Salome ‘Mae’ Nash’s life had been filled with heartache and pain . . . until, at age eight, she met a strange dark-haired boy from the outside world. Years later, and reunited with her great love, Mae is ready to solder her heart to his. Finally, Mae is getting ready to marry her man. But her fiancé has become withdrawn. Something is deeply troubling him.
But Mae has no idea what.
Or what to do to help.
Can Styx open up and conquer his deepest pain? Or will the infamous Hangmen Mute allow his fears to overcome his love for Mae and watch their much-anticipated wedding crumble to dust?
Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, offensive language and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.
***I Do, Babe: A Novella (Hades Hangmen #5.5) is to be read AFTER Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen #5)***
After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.
Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.
Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.
When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.