Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[Pat's Review]: "Full Heat"

Full Heat by Carla Swafford
Publisher: Loveswept (July 19, 2016)
Series: Brothers of Mayhem, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

From the author of Hidden Heat (“Filled with action, deception, and emotional and sexual tension.”—Publishers Weekly), the Brothers of Mayhem MC rides again in an explosive novel of wounded hearts and undeniable heat.

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.

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Pat's Review:

This is the second in Ms. Swafford's motorcycle club series. The Brothers of Mayhem are bad to the bone, but Storm Ryder, president of the club, is about to be brought to his knees by a woman who looks like a flower child.

At eighteen, Storm Ryder was sentenced to six months in jail. That six months was extended to three years for various reasons. He has deep secrets, recoils if anyone touches him, and a deep hatred for his drug addicted murdering father. The club is his family and life. One day a young woman walked into the Skull and Bones Bar and wanted to talk to Storm; thinking she was a stripper, he was all about "talking."

With the white button up shirt, and long tight skirt she looked like what the porn world loved: a supposed librarian.

Mary Jane Parker came to Storm on the advice of her partner, Jimmy. They were being harassed for protection money by a gang called Thirty-Second. Jimmy and Mary Jane co-owned a MC repair shop that also sponsored a NASCAR racing team. The MC was looking to find some legal ways to make money, and their protection services seemed like the answer. Storm and his brothers wanted to speak to both Jimmy and Mary Jane about their job offer, so headed to their home. What they discovered would change everything.

Romance, violence, a subtle undercurrent of humor and terrible family relationships make this an interesting read. Oh, and it's HOT too.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Carla Swafford; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim it. Any mistakes or typos in the quotes are my own fault.

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