Axel by Megan O'Brien
Series: The Ride #3
Also in this series: Ryker (The Ride Series, #4), Cal
Published by Self-published on March 2, 2015
Genres: Biker / MC
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More than a year ago, Sophie disappeared without a trace. When she turns up again, she's a different woman with one big secret and Axel will stop at nothing to make her his.
Sophie was once afraid of the world. In her time away she's learned a hell of a lot except to rely on anyone other than herself.
When Axel comes careening back into her life he demands just that and so much more.
He won't take no for an answer.
As the threats build from all sides Axel will stop at nothing to protect those he loves.
This is the story of Sophie and Axel. The third installment in the Ride Series.
The Ride Series is one I’ve enjoyed. The first book, Cole, was a 4 star read that I really liked. Sal’s book wasn’t quite as good but I still thought it was a great way to spend a quiet day reading. I was excited about Sophie and Axel’s book since Axel has intrigued me since he was introduced in the first two books. As with the first two in the series, this one kept me interested but I did have a couple things that gave me pause.
Axel is the gruff silent type and he’s the enforcer for The Knights MC. As far as MC’s go, they are pretty tame but have no problem taking care of business when they need to and a good part of the time, Axel is the one handling that. At the end of Sal’s book, Axel was being kind of wishy-washy when it came to Sophie and that always is a disappointment to me. I like my badass alphas to go after what they want, not wimp out and Axel seemed to be definitely wimping out. No worries, though, since he does redeem himself.
Sophie is the extremely sheltered sister of Sal, also a member of The Knights MC. At the end of Sal’s book, Sophie showed up, obviously running from something. She seemed extremely shy, a little overwhelmed, and immature. Then she disappears for 15 months and The Knights can’t find her. When she reappears, she’s definitely matured but I really would have loved to have been along for that ride so we could see the transformation. She also has a surprise that I really wish I would have there for the ahem….first act. Sounds like it was intense.
My other complaint is more a series complaint than a book one. It bugs me that the h’s in this series are content to stay in the background and in the dark, while their men handle all their issues. I like my heroines to have some backbone and go-get-em-ness. I don’t dislike these heroines, in fact, I do like them, I just want more from them.
There was some MC action to chew on, and more than a little family angst with this story that kept things interesting. I enjoyed the story and look forward to more from the series.
Rating: 4 stars
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