Synopsis

Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix might be the prodigal son of New Orleans aristocrats, but the Deacons of Bourbon Street are his real family. And with their patriarch murdered, Blue wants nothing more than to unleash hell on the motorcycle club’s enemies—even if it means taking up arms against the girl who used to be his best friend. She’s done quite a bit of growing up, and suddenly their chemistry is red-hot. But where’s the line between ruthless seduction and sweet temptation?

For Alice Day, loyalty is everything. When Blue skipped town, she had no choice but to adopt a new family: their rivals, the Graveyard Ministry. Seeing him again reawakens old feelings . . . and fiery fantasies. Alice could never forget the scent of leather on his skin—just as she could never forgive the sting of his betrayal. But while the Ministry has treated her like one of their own, Blue is part of her soul. And as their liaisons hit the boiling point, Alice trusts her heart with the deadliest choice of her life.

Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love MC romances. I think a lot of people do. However, these MC romances have suddenly become such a huge fad that almost every book released each week is an MC romance. It’s a good thing because for someone who loves these books, it means that you have a lot of choices. The bad thing is that a lot of these MC books aren’t really as good as the reader deserves. I’ve been burned by a lot of supposedly MC books that didn’t give the authentic MC feel.

I checked out this series because I was interested in the fact that it was written by different authors. I wanted to see which author would be able to maintain the momentum and keep the characters consistent. In that regard, I think the authors did a pretty good job. While each book is of a different couple, the main story arc is continues from the first book, so I don’t suggest reading this as a standalone. It’s a lot better if you started it from the beginning, so you can appreciate the journey of the Deacons from the death of their president to them trying to find out exactly what happened and who did it.

I liked this installment. I have always liked Jackie Ashenden’s books, so I guess that’s why I also enjoyed this book. I can’t say this is one of my favorites of hers, but it is still a solid read that entertained me. I think I will continue on with the series because I am invested enough to see the story through its end.

Author

Jackie has been writing fiction since she was eleven years old. Mild mannered fantasy/SF/pseudo-literary writer by day, obsessive romance writer by night, she used to balance her writing with the more serious job of librarianship until a chance meeting with another romance writer prompted her to throw off the shackles of her day job and devote herself to the true love of her heart – writing romance. She particularly likes to write dark, emotional stories with alpha heroes who’ve just got the world to their liking only to have it blown wide apart by their kick-ass heroines.

She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr Jax, two kids, two cats and some guppies (possibly dead guppies by the time you read this). When she’s not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.

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