Chasing Claire (Hells Saints Motorcycle Club #2) by Paula Marinaro
Claire Winston knows she’s lucky to be alive—and even luckier to have the love and protection of a man like Prosper, her adoptive father and leader of the Hells Saints Motorcycle Club. Yet, try as she may, she can’t leave yesterday behind. She’s still haunted by Reno, the bad-boy biker her heart loves but her spirit fears. And she can’t seem to escape the terrifying memories of a night filled with blood, bullets, and brutality.
Hells Saints soldier Reno has tried everything with liquor and lace to get Claire off his mind. But he just can’t forget her freckles, her fierce fragility, and her tender heart. He knows he’s the only man who can give her the love she truly deserves.
As Claire and Reno spiral back into each other’s lives, they wonder if happiness is finally in their cards. But when violence once again explodes around them, Claire must decide if she really can trust Reno and commit to life with him—or if she’ll stay chained to her past forever.
The second book in Marinaro's series was better written than the first but the story just wasn't as intense. Much of the book was sidetracked into another couple's story. While some writers will foreshadow things to come for future couples in a series, the percentage of time given in the book to Glory's story was too much.
That being said, still Claire and Reno's story was well told. Their journey to finding their HEA was obviously a difficult one but the obstacles they overcome and their perseverance demonstrated their love. Along with the secondary characters, the author is creating a family I want to read more about. I believe with each book, this new author is finding her voice... and she's definitely capturing my interest as a reader.
3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us through NetGalley. Many thanks.