Cassidy Ryder refuses to be intimidated by anyone, even the hell-raising, hard-drinking Brothers of Mayhem. The daughter of their former president, she’s not above smashing a few heads to keep her teenage brother safe. But when Cassidy’s big mouth gets her in trouble, the only thing that saves her is some quick thinking from the Brothers’ bartender. He’s commanding and strong, and as smooth as the whiskey he pours: the ultimate temptation for a girl who swore she’d never be a biker’s plaything.
But Thorn Savalas is no ordinary biker. He’s a cop, and he’s worked too hard earning the Brothers’ trust to blow his cover over a female-even one who rocks a pair of jeans like Cassidy. The only way to protect her is by claiming she’s his old lady. Trouble is, Thorn can’t just pretend. He wants Cassidy, and every scorching touch tells him she feels the same. But acting on their hottest fantasies could leave them both exposed . . . even if nothing else has ever felt so real.
Forget shining armor. Motorcycle shop owner Mary Jane Parker could use a knight in black leather right about now. A local gang has been extorting her for protection money, and standing her ground would be a lot easier with the Brothers of Mayhem at her back. She just needs to convince the club’s new president to take the job. The powerful, brooding biker claims he’s not interested-but if his version of tough love is supposed to be punishment, Mary Jane would gladly misbehave for the rest of her life.
Storm Ryder has no interest in rescuing anyone but himself. He spent three agonizing years in prison, and there’s no way in hell he’s going back, not over a spoiled rich girl who’s flirting with trouble. So why does he find himself craving Mary Jane’s lips-and holding her close when he should be pushing her away? Deep down in his tortured soul, Storm knows she’ll be there for him. And when Mary Jane needs him most, he’ll find the courage to give her everything he’s got.
Carla Swafford loves romance novels, action/adventure movies, and men, and her books reflect that. Plus she’s a rare creature in the Deep South, she loves hockey. Carla’s married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Alabama.
As always a thank you first and foremost to Random House Loveswept and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of these book so that we could bring you this review.
The brothers of Mayhem MC is a 1%er club that lives on causing mayhem. I will admit that I liked Thorn and Cassidy’s story more than Mary Jane and Storm’s. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that Thorn knew from the beginning that he needed to pretend to be a dick but really he isn’t one and he doesn’t let others bully Cassidy. Also the fact that Cass does what she does for her brother. She is trying to make things better for the kid. That fact alone makes me dislike Storm, she is doing all these things to help him out and he is just a jerk about it. Though I have to say that Storm grows up a lot between book one and his book and he goes through so much at the hands of someone who should have helped protect him. I think Cass and Storm’s father is a deplorable man and I hated him so much. I can see where Storm is trying to make things better and bring his club to a better light, it doesn’t work out that way for him thanks to his dad being around. I do have to say that I love how Storms book ended. And Mary Jane is so much fun and the way she grew up was awesome.
I give these books 4.5 outlaw kisses…
Happy Reading… Adri