Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ride - Thrash - REV... 3-#REVIEWS-in-1 @JC_Emery

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Rev BOOK THREE
With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.

For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.

When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.

Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.

REVIEW
Emery brings in an outsider to Rev. Holly knows virtually nothing about the MC lifestyle and comes with her own baggage, but none of this makes her any less perfect for Grady. Their story made me smile. Bringing in Grady's daughter and his life as a dad really connected me to him as more than just a biker. Still, that mafia trouble looms in the background and I can't help wondering when all hell is going to break loose and exactly which characters we might lose. There were hints -foreshadowing- of things to come and as much as it's driving me crazy, I admit to the author being quite smart as well as an evil mastermind.

This series will hook you. I'm a full fledged fan of the Bayonet Scars novels.

RATING
4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.


Thrash BOOK TWO
Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.

As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She’s not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke’s bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can’t let go of—no matter how many times she tries to run.

Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she’s already got her hands full and isn’t looking for anymore complications. But Duke’s just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn’t have, and then almost lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he’s more determined than ever to break down Nic’s walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he’s got a bad track record and she’s got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn’t easy when he’s not sure what he’s even changing for.

The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It’s a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone’s not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic’s relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.

Love is never more precious than when it’s new.

REVIEW
Thrash steps the series up a notch. Now focused on a new club member and his love story, the overall suspense plot is woven throughout. In this book, readers see how the mafia involvement is impacting the entire club. At the same time, Emery has brought in the human-side of her bikers which has allowed me to feel more connected.

I'm intrigued to see just where this series is going... with so many questions, I'm just twiddling my fingers until I can get my hands on book three.

RATING
4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.


Ride BOOK ONE
Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.

Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can't take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.

Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club for her own protection, Alex finds herself faced with the last thing she needs right now: the man of her dreams. He’s sex in leather, the devil incarnate, and one hell of a kisser. But he’s also off-limits. Ryan Stone can be her friend, but he’s forbidden to be her lover.

Third-generation Forsaken, Ryan knows nothing other than life on two wheels, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He enjoys the many privileges that come with the patch, and the only laws he recognizes are the ones set-forth by his club. That is, until who he wants more than anything isn’t allowed on the back of his bike —or in his bed. Balancing his desire for her body, and need to keep her safe, Ryan tries to keep Alex at a distance. Finally having made a choice for herself, she’s done hearing the word “no” and will push boundaries even Ryan himself doesn’t dare cross.

Love is never more tempting than when it’s forbidden.

REVIEW
Ride starts the Bayonet Scars series out strong as an introduction into a world that has crazy potential as a new MC series. Between the mafia and the MC, I knew this was going to be intense. Intense, it was. Also gritty and suspenseful and oddly romantic. There's just nothing better than watching a strong man fall in love.

The unique premise of the world Emery created grabbed my attention. And overall, Ride is a good read though I had to work at connecting with the characters. I expect bikers to be rough but there has to be a redeeming core to them as well. Perhaps we see that side of them in future books. I'm anticipating the next books because the plot felt disjointed and I wonder if I'm just not quite feeling the overall story arc. And despite feeling like the ending left me unsatisfied, I also wonder if that's because I need to just keep reading.

Overall, Ride was a solid beginning to the series that has so much potential. Now, I'm off to read the next book… I have to know where the story goes next.

RATING
3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.




COMING SOON!

Young love is always perfect. Until it's not.

Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy's girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She's funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne's been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.

Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.

Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn't screw it up.

Love is never more powerful than the first time.

About the Author
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.

twitter username: jc_emery


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