For me, growing up did not imply independence. My whole life has been paved before me like a well-traveled road. My twenty-first birthday signaled the end of my father’s rule, and the beginning of my husband’s—where I am expected to churn out infinite children with a smile.
As I stare at the oversized Temple doors, weighed down by more than yards of heavy, white lace, I do what I have never done before.
I make a decision for myself.
I decide to run.
Being in a motorcycle club is in my DNA, as is the military requirement to join. I served, I fought, and I survived the crucible of grueling training and intense combat. I returned to my club with newfound respect for right, wrong, and the shades of gray that connect them.
By day, I work at Ronin Auto, pulling things apart, fixing the problem, and putting them back together.
Grace and her nonfunctioning, little sedan prove to be a hiccup in a well-oiled machine.
Because by night, I smuggle soft felons into Mexico.
With things heating up at the border, and a missing MC family member, the last thing I need is an innocent to worry about.
But something about Grace makes me want to take apart all of her pieces to figure out how someone so beautiful has never even been kissed.
Against my better judgment, I strike a bargain with the little, blue-eyed beauty, and it changes everything I thought I knew. About women. About the club. About the man I’ve become.
Worldbuilding: This novel starts off in Utah and then settles in New Mexico. I haven’t read too many books that are out in the desert, that also give great descriptions so this novel was a great change of pace!
Characters: The main characters in this story are Grace and Tread. Grace is from an ultra-conservative Mormon family in Utah, but the life that she is living is not the life she wants. Finally making a decision for herself, she high tails it out of her community and essentially jumps out of the frying pan straight into the fire! Tread has served his country overseas and is now back with his MC and family. But as great as loads of pussy and free drinks are, he can never find the peace that keeps alluding him. Until Grace’s car breaks down and his sister and her friends take Grace under their wing and into the MC. Tread and Grace were such different characters but ultimately ended up being great for each other!
Plot: This story was a good mix of action and romance! I did like how Grace grew into her own and how well Tread treated her. I was really interested in the club and how the first generation of members and the second generation are at a crossroads at which direction the club should go in. I really want to know what is going to happen next with that underlying plot!
Writing: This novel was told in first person points of view of Grace and Tread, as well as present and past points of view. Tread has a lot of flash backs to his time overseas and it helps the reader get a sense of what he’s been through. There was a lot of military jargon within the story that I didn’t really understand but I kept reading and it didn’t detract much from the story. It would have been nice to have a glossary of sorts in the beginning of the novel though.
Curb Appeal: This cover was different than what I’m used to for MC covers but I really liked it!! I can totally picture the guy on the cover being Tread!! As for the blurb, that is what initially got me hooked! Grace and Tread seemed completely different and no way compatible but they ended up working really well together.
Ultimately: This was a great start to a new MC series!! I’m so curious as to where the cliff hanger is going to go and who is next in the lineup in men that will be taken by feisty females! All in all if you are in the mood for a MC that has more honor than most and features a hot alpha male that would do anything for his family and woman then come check out Tread!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.
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