Seize Me by Crystal Spears

Seize Me (Breakneck, #1)
Grade-B
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Breankneck #1
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
256 pages

Winter and Braxxon, wow, what do I say? There was so much I liked about this book but a couple of things I found uncool.

Winter is a runaway Russian Mafia princess turned stripper. By her choice though so don’t feel sorry for her. She and her roommate agree to dance at an MC birthday party for their Prez. Little did she know that her life would change or to the extent that it did.

Braxxon is the Prez of the Breakneck MC and at his birthday party he sees an angel, Winter. He is so overwhelmed by her that it’s staggering to him. He takes her for a private dance and they end up sleeping together. Not sex, just sleeping.

He knows he has to protect Winter, not only because of who she is but because of who he is. He falls for her and she becomes his obsession. She may be perfect for him because she can handle the ugly in his life even though she claims to want no part of it.

Things I liked:

He fell for her right away.

He truly cared for her.

He took no shit from anyone and protected his family.

Things I didn’t like:

He kind of cheats, seriously, you have to read the book to get the situation.

He then does cheat.

He hits women in the book twice. I know this probably happens in this lifestyle but I do not like it.

Favorite quotes:

“My baby is speechless cause I just want to cuddle.”

She’s the Winter for my hottest summer days. She’s the Angel for my Hell.

She will have to do the leaving and even if she did leave, she’d still own every single inch of me.

Overall, I enjoyed this a great deal and will read the rest of this series.

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Seven Sons by Lili St. Germaine

Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1)
Grade-B
Hotness Level-Inferno?
Kink Level-Mild Kink
Series-Gypsy Brothers #1
Genre-Contemporary
Reviewed by Kay
100 pages

I’m shaking my head here. What a hot mess of horror! It’s not a conventional love story. At all. It’s a story of revenge and reckoning.

Juliette grew up in the MC world until the age of fifteen. Her life totally changed as did she. Her father is murdered, her mother is drug addict who didn’t protect her at all. Her innocence is shattered in the most horrific of ways. A police officer smuggles her out of town where she starts her new life. She was reported dead so her rebirth as Samantha is now her life.

She takes several years to plan her revenge and she does down to the last detail. The men that changed her life will pay and pay with blood. It may destroy what’s left of her soul and pave her way straight to Hell. You totally are her side even as you cry as she sells her soul to the devil almost literally. There’s a lot of emotions in this short novella and you feel every last one of them. I think there will be a romance in the future in the story but not now. I will say that there’s sex in this book but it’s not hot because of the circumstances. It’s a cliffhanger and now to my own horror, I have to see it through. I have to see if she makes Dornan and his seven sons pay.

Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley

16076190
Grade: A-
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary, MC
Series: Dream Man #4
Published: 5/22/12, republished 1/28/14
Reviewed by Anne
324 ebook pages

So I was at book club a couple weeks ago and a bunch of my friends were going on and on about Madeline Sheehan and what great motorcycle (MC) book crack she writes and how they love it so.  For the first time, I was feeling a little left out.  I thought I would not like an MC book.  I was hesitant to read one.  But I don’t like feeling left out, and it was a reading goal of mine to try a Kristen Ashley book, AND I’d just gotten a NetGalley copy of Motorcycle Man, so I figured all signs were pointing toward it being time for me to put on my big girl pants and give this MC book thing a try.  

I started reading and was instantly pulled in.  Tyra is in bed after having sex with Tack, who she just met, and is seeing hearts and flowers and thinking that this man, finally, is her dream man.  And Tack?  

His hand left my skin to smack my ass lightly before he said, “Time to get to your own bed, darlin.” (p. 17, ePub edition)

*snort*  Not exactly hero behavior!  But Tyra’s got some backbone.  She feels like an idiot for mistaking fabulous sex for love, and for thinking Tack was her dream man, and because Tack is her new boss.  However, when Tack tries to fire Tyra, because he doesn’t mix work and pleasure, she stands up for herself, and she keeps the job.

This book was so awesome.  Tack is an alphole, but a really sexy one.  And the thing is, over and over he proves that he cares about Tyra.   He gives her what she needs, and he apologizes when he makes mistakes.  Of course, he makes lots of mistakes, and one of them is being a sexist, macho, bossy pig of a man, but it’s so easy to forgive him.  It’s totally believable that Tyra would continue to fall for him.

The story line is good, believable, and very engrossing.  There’s a certain amount of suspense and danger, but not enough to annoy me.  The writing style is almost a stream of consciousness, all from Tyra’s point of view, but that worked very, very well.

My only problem with the book is the MC culture.  Women are second class citizens who have no say in the running of the club.  There are “old ladies” and club whores and they each have their place and accept one another.  And though the MC in this story is relatively clean, as far as drug running goes, it’s acknowledged that drug running is a path that other clubs take.  I have so many issues with that lifestyle that I almost feel guilty reading the book.

Despite all that, and mostly because of the alpha hotness and dirty talking that is Tack, I loved this story.  I don’t think MC romance will ever be a favorite of mine, in general, but this book is!  It’s going on my favorites of 2014 list and I highly recommend it!