By Nicole Snow
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
ONE KISS CAN RUIN A GIRL, OR MAKE HER WHOLE AGAIN…
Never kiss an outlaw, they said. Easy advice, until the day my father’s dirty secrets made me property of the Deadly Pistols Motorcycle Club.
Easy, until I came face-to-face with the beautiful bastard who makes me burn with every glance. Firefly.
I tried to fight it. Threw every insult in the world his way, hoping to hide how bad my lips were begging to be kissed.
Now, I’m losing the battle. Completely.
I turned his life upside down. His cocky, unbelievable promises are flipping mine right-side up.
He says he’s going to make me his. I’m going to love it. And he isn’t taking no for an answer.
I should slap him upside the head. Instead, I’m becoming a believer in his caveman promises because I can’t keep my hands off him…
No more games. I cut Cora a hundred kinds of slack when she landed in my world, one that’s too twisted for a sheltered spitfire.
I laughed at the sass and smears coming out of her mouth ’til the day the Prez made me her bodyguard. Then I put an end to her crap.
I protected her. I laid down the law.
One raging kiss shut her up for good. Never expected what came next, this urge to rip off her clothes, throw her on my bike, and own her.
The monsters coming after her, they’re already dead. It’s the future that counts, and there’s only one I’ll live.
Cora, she’ll get my ink on her skin. She’ll wear my ring. She’ll have my kid.
I’m taking what’s mine, taking her night after night, and she’s gonna get used to my lips on hers forever.
This book was a bit hard-edged and start-and-stop for me. The storyline and characters didn’t exactly meld as smoothly as I would have liked…until the book got to about the halfway or a bit beyond that once Firefly seemed to turn over a new leaf and soften his demeanor. I typically like hot, hard-core alpha bikers, but it took me quite a while to warm up to the guy. Firefly didn’t do it for me until, as mentioned, the story was pretty far along. Cora started out too cold and rigid with very little personality (aside from the point that her life was, in a word, trauma with a capital T). I had a difficult time feeling the chemistry between these two, as well. The sex scenes were deliciously hot and decadent – maybe even a little over the top, but I’m ok with that- but the emotions these two shared didn’t jump out at me. That said, as soon as the story hit the halfway point, I started seeing a future for these two and looked forward to their HEA. If anything, I was expecting a few more twists in the history between Dust and Cora’s dad.
The “huh?” part?
I had a challenging time following the scene when Dust and Firefly went to Cora’s dad’s house to bring her back to the MC with them for protection.
This is silly, but when I learned that Firefly’s real name was “Huck”, I smiled. I like that name!
It’s up to you. It’s definitely not my most favorite MC romance and, to be honest, at one point, I didn’t plan to even finish the book. But I did, skimming along through part of it, and that helped me find closure because I don’t like starting a book and then not finishing it.
Original review posted on Amazon and Goodreads on June 1, 2016.