Book Reviews

The Collective-Gritty and Raw Addition Found in Book 2

Iron Claw MC; The Collective (Series)
by Erin Trejo (Author)

This review is from: April 9, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Blaze is an enforcer in the Iron Claw motorcycle club. He is a man who has done terrible things in his life and the story opens right in the middle of one of his nefarious deeds, the kidnapping of Nina. She is potential payment in exchange from a man who owes the Iron Claws a lot of money, aka Nina’s father. If payment isn’t made then Nina is supposed to die, but even with all the horrible things Blaze has done in his life, he isn’t willing to kill the young girl.

Little did Blaze know the ramifications, as the story unfolds, that not killing Nina from the beginning, would have on him or his fellow brothers. There was just something he’d never felt before. Some initial pull that called to him and he was a goner almost from the beginning. Almost every instinct should have told him that he shouldn’t be drawn to her, but he couldn’t stop even if he tried.

Iron Claw MC is not a story for the faint of heart. It’s raw, gritty, and probably the least romanticized version of a motorcycle club I’ve ever read. Is it more reality based, perhaps? The point is even though the environment wasn’t glamorized I still found myself rooting for Blaze the entire time. If this was reality he’s done horrible things that are criminal and would make me walk the other way if I ran into him on the street, yet as I was reading his story I couldn’t help but feel for him. This is my definition of what makes a really good author; can you make a deplorable character likeable? Erin Trejo did exactly that.

How?

I knew what kind of man Blaze was, a hard cord killer by nature, but Erin wrote him with vulnerability, a humanity I didn’t expect.  I couldn’t help but find myself wanting Blaze to win the girl and hopefully come out the other side a better man.

As far as The Collective series arc there are a few suggestive hints that move the murder plot along, but this a complete standalone in the storyline as a whole.

Iron Claw MC is told entirely from Blaze’s POV, with a quick paced flow. An excellent addition to The Collective.

Note – Due to strong language, sexual content, violence, and drug use this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Book Reviews

A Blissfully Good Read

Blissful Disaster (Series)
by Amy L. Gale (Author)

This review is from: April 9, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Ali Whitman wakes up in bed next to a stranger thanks to a one night stand she doesn’t remember bringing home. Thankfully, the gorgeous hunk of a man that wakes up beside her isn’t a killer or worse a clingy freak. No, he happens to be sweet, buys her breakfast, and then completely vanishes.

Jerk!

Ali feels she’s better off considering she moved to L.A. to jumpstart her career and she can forget all about the moment of insanity where she met an incredible man who made her pulse jump. So when Ali begins her new job at Entertainment Rocks! as a field reporter she never expected her first assignment to bring her face to face with the hottest man she can’t fully remember, but the one she also can’t forget.

Tyler Young plays bass guitar for Devils Garden. He’s a man who loves his independent life, living on the road and not being tied down. However, as much as he tells Ali this is how he lives his life, he continually brings her into the secret recesses of his world. 

Ali tries to keep Tyler at arms length as best as she can knowing she doesn’t want to lose herself to someone who won’t stay, but Tyler is relentless and continues to show up as her white knight. Ali desperately tries to fight her own battles, after all she is a modern-day woman, but when she finally wakes up and realizes that she’s only fighting herself could she be too late to find her happily ever after?

Blissful Disaster is past of a series, but can be read as a standalone. I had absolutely no trouble jumping in and I never felt like I was missing part of the story. The part I loved most was seeing a sweet tender side of Tyler, knowing he was a rockstar. It hammered home that when you find “the one” you let down your walls and go to any lengths to be with the one you love. If there was anything wrong with Blissful Disaster is that it was missing an epilogue. I would have enjoyed a follow up or wrap up on how the characters were doing. Overall, Blissful Disaster was a blissfully lovely read.

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