Duke by Candace Blevins
Series: Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club #1
Also in this series: Brain, Horse, Gonzo
Published by Excessica Publishing on April 22, 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Biker / MC
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Book one of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club...
Duke’s friend’s little sister had been off limits when they were growing up, but Gen is all woman now, with the sexiest curves ever. However, bringing her into his life now, as the new Rolling Thunder chapter establishes itself as a powerhouse in Chattanooga, would put her in danger.
Gen has no idea she already knows one of the bikers until she arrives to show them some downtown properties they’re looking to buy.
They live in different worlds, and despite being a successful businesswoman, Gen has led a sheltered life. She wears couture, while Duke wears Levi jeans and his MC colors on a black leather vest. Not to mention, he's a werewolf and she's a blissfully unaware human. Can two people, so different, possibly work?
Warning: Graphic sex, and a controlling, drop-dead gorgeous werewolf who happens to be president of a motorcycle club.
I liked it! I really liked it! I have to admit, the name of the series threw me off a little bit. Rolling Thunder is an organization that honors POW/MIA’s and has a huge ride to Washington DC every year. It’s kind of a beloved deal among military biker types and since I’m related to or friends with several of that very type, it’s a big deal to me too. To have it as the name of a Biker Romance MC just felt off to me. There’s not a thing wrong with it, it just didn’t sit right. Anyway, I’m glad I got over myself and read the book because it was a damn decent biker-lite read.
“They were right to keep me from you in high school. I was so fascinated by you, but I knew they were right. I knew you were too good for me and I knew I couldn’t…. if you hadn’t belonged to your brother, though, I’d have gone after you whether it was right or not.”
Duke was an awesome H. He was badass, alpha, hot, plus he was a werewolf and rode a Harley. I was in paranormal biker hottie heaven. He could be high-handed with Gen, but he had no problem groveling or compromising if he knew it was important to Gen. Gen wasn’t a virgin (Thank God, I am so over that tripe), but she wasn’t experienced. I loved how careful Duke was of her. Oh, and he was a dominant in the bedroom. While writing this description of Duke, I just let out a happy “if only he was real” sigh that you obviously couldn’t hear….
“I’m going to go easy with you, careful. I want you to trust me with you, Genesis. Trust me to take care of you, trust me to make it good for you, and trust me not to make you regret giving yourself to me.”
Gen was usually an okay h, but man did that girl have a temper. She could go 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye and it was more than likely a reaction that was way out of proportion to the scenario, dare I say even melodramatic at times. This bugged me greatly. For the majority of the story, she came across as being smart, successful and thoughtful. The smart thing kept me from hating her for her temper tantrums. As I’ve said many times, TSTL heroines are the absolute WORST. Thank God that Gen wasn’t one.
The other characters in the book were pretty fantastic too. I’m looking forward to reading more of them as this series continues. I didn’t know until I got a little of the way into this book that some of Gen’s friends have already had books in another series, Safeword, but I wasn’t lost, just intrigued. I will definitely be checking that series out ASAP.
Overall a great read, not the biker book Nirvana I’m on the hunt for, but a good read to keep me going.
Rating: 4 Satisfied Stars
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