Taming Blaze by Sabrina Paige

November 24, 2014 Book Review 0 ★★★½

Taming Blaze by Sabrina Paigethree-half-stars
Taming Blaze by Sabrina Paige
Series: Inferno Motorcycle Club #1
Published by Self-published on April 25th 2014
Genres: Biker / MC
Pages: 350
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A chance encounter would ignite a spark. Fate would fan the flame. Dani doesn't believe in love. She knows that love only leads to heartache, like the murder of her mother when she was just fourteen. Besides, dating is tough when your dad is one of the most powerful crime bosses on the West Coast. So instead of relationships, Dani believes in one night stands. But when a casual fling goes frighteningly wrong, she runs home to the only person she knows will protect her - her father.She doesn't make it. Dani's stranded on the side of the road with no one to help her. Except Blaze.Blaze has been through hell and back. Raised by his junkie mom, the Inferno MC is the only real family he's ever known. As their jaded Vice President, he'd do anything to protect the club. When fate throws them together, sparks fly. Their attraction is undeniable, but can this jaded and broken pair find happiness? Or will Dani's family secrets tear everything down, including the MC? Trigger Warning: This book contains mature content, including graphic sex and language as well as abusive situations. It is not intended for readers under the age of 18 or those who would find such content disturbing.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


By LilyTaming Blaze was a good quick MC / Biker story about Dani, the daughter of a crime boss and Blaze the VP of the Inferno MC.The book starts off with Dani enduring a disturbing scene that may be a trigger for some but be assured that the rest of the story takes on a totally different tangent and the incident she is running from forms the basis of why Dani needs to seek support.

The story began to engage me from the time Dani reached out to her father for sanctuary.  His solution to call upon Mad Dog, Inferno MC President to provide protection and retribution for Dani enrages her, but standing there before her father, his henchman and the bikers, she realises that she has no chance of doing anything other than agreeing, albeit begrudgingly with their plan.

“I should warn you. She’s a bit headstrong, a handful.”

Unbeknownst to her father and Mad Dog, Dani and Blaze have already met through a one night stand. She intended on leaving their first encounter at that. Blaze is certainly open to more than what Dani is determined to keep their non-relationship at but he knows that now’s not the time. Being in the presence of each other has them both questioning their stances. As a matter of self-preservation and loyalty to his club, Blaze resolves to keep this arrangement purely business and not let his desires get in the way of club business.

 “Blaze he is your man. He’s a monk. A saint” 

Oh, yes…isn’t every VP of an MC we’ve read about just that!  Trouble is, no one would use those words to describe Blaze, but they did make me grin. Taming Blaze was a page turner right up until the 65 – 70% mark.  From then on I felt that the story could have been fleshed out a bit more.  With one of the main characters being the VP of an MC, I expected the story to be set more around the club. The presence of the MC is definitely throughout the story but not to the extent that I thought it would be.  There were a few editing errors but not enough to take me away from enjoying the story.  The final chapter had me looking forward to the next book in the series, Saving Axe

What I liked:

  • Chemistry between Dani and Blaze
  • Dual POVs, clearly indicated at the beginning of each chapter
  • That this what not the standard biker meets girl story
  • Dreaming that simplicity was possible, it was amusing and ‘fun’
  • The angst

What I struggled with:

  • The change in pace at around 65%
  • Scant details on the secondary characters, hoping to find out more as the series continues
  • Epilogue, followed by a ‘Part 2’ (The author does explain this at the end of the book but it confused me at the time)

Rating: 3.5 Nope, Bikers Aren’t Monks Stars

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