Making The Cut by Scott Hildreth
Series: Selected Sinners MC #1
Also in this series: Taking The Heat, Ex-Con
Published by Eralde Publishing on January 27th, 2015
Genres: Biker / MC
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Determined to remove herself from the rules regulations of her overbearing religious parents, Avery escapes to college and is determined to make it on her own. Working as a bartender, and mere weeks before her college graduation, she finds herself face to face with thirty members of an Outlaw Motorcycle Club.
She had no idea when the President of the club walked in she'd go weak in the knees for the gorgeous tattooed biker.
Axton (aka Slice) is the President of the Selected Sinners MC. At the onset of a huge gun deal with a notorious prison gang, he has no time or desire to have a woman in his life. Abused by his Hell's Angel father as a child, and wronged by every woman in his past, Axton has one devotion - the MC.
After finding out he needs Avery's Criminal Justice education and her linguistic skills to assist in making the gun deal a success, Axton reluctantly approaches her to act as his interpreter.
Hoping to win Axton over, Avery attempts to turn off her smart mouth, turn on her charm, and become his woman of interest; even if it means sacrificing a level of independence she's grown accustomed to.
But when the gun deal goes to hell in an hand basket, both Avery and Axton are left wondering what their next move may be.
I found a cute little MC book and it was written by a guy! I don’t know about you guys but that was quite a surprise to me. It was interesting and it had some biker grit to it but in a sweet way and it was written by a man. It also got kinda deep and philosophical at times, which I liked. The whole making change vs. making progress philosophy Slice had was definite food for thought.
A man having a friend with a pussy is like a wolf being friends with a chicken. Not impossible but highly fucking unlikely.
Slice is the President of The Selected Sinners MC and he hates women. He sees no reason for having them around and thinks they are nothing but trouble. He can also be a total ass but since I tend to like my H’s to have alpha asshole tendencies this worked for me.
Avery was a great h too. Not a pushover, smart, and not in your face tough but could hold her own if she needed to. I liked that she didn’t just run her mouth saying stupid shit. Here lately with MC books, it seems the h’s are always rude, crude, and totally ridiculous. Some authors need to learn there is a difference between biker babe vs. just plain trash. I’m pretty freaking surprised a guy author nailed it.
Red rooms of pain and laters baby weren’t for me. I dreamed of a real bad-boy. One I couldn’t introduce to my parents. I wanted the type of man they couldn’t make a movie about. Not unless it was rated X.
Avery wanted a bad boy, and she wanted one who made her work for it. Some saw this as her chasing him and being a doormat. I think they must have read a different book than I did. She didn’t constantly pursue him, making an ass of herself. She made herself needed. Totally different, plus I think it’s pretty damn presumptuous of women to think a guy needs to work to get a woman worth having, but we shouldn’t have to work to get and keep a guy worth having.
Anyway, there was a lot to like here. This wasn’t an insta-love story which I really appreciated. I like it when we see the H/h falling in love despite themselves. It also had supporting characters I want to know more about, lots of humor and gritty club business.
A couple situations did make me go “hmmm” because of their unbelievability, but I got over myself. My main complaint was it took too long for these two to get it on. We women who like biker books tend to want our full quota of sex and I felt a little cheated. The good news is once they got it going on, it was steamy and funny all at the same time so it almost made up for it.
Was this my Holy Grail of biker books – no. But it was definitely one I enjoyed and I immediately one clicked on the next one in the series.
Rating: 4 Stars
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