Havoc by Nina Levine

March 19, 2016 Book Review 2 ★★★★

Havoc by Nina Levine four-stars
Havoc by Nina Levine
Series: Storm MC, #8
Published by Self-published on March 6, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
Pages: 266
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Meet Havoc...

I was happy doing my own thing.
No connections.
No demands.
No problems.
Just me, my club and a whole lot of dirty work to take care of.
She never wanted a biker.
She wanted stability and I gave up on that years ago.
We tried to fight it.
Neither of us wanted it.
But she calms my fury and I show her a man who accepts every part of her.
Now we're trying to figure out how to be together.
Because when the need for each other is this strong, to deny it will only cause complete havoc.

PLEASE NOTE -

If you read my other book, Destined Havoc and are waiting for the rest of Havoc's story, this is it! This book will contain his entire story and will now be book #8 in the Storm MC Series. (less)

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.

EDGy Review

Reviewed LilyPerfectly balanced!

Havoc is a good example of my idea of a guilty pleasure read. It was entertaining, had a bit of suspense and lots of hot loving. Both Carla and Havoc are on the same page in many respects, including not wanting a relationship. She is the perfect woman for him. He is the perfect two-night stand for her! They think they’ve hit the hook-up jackpot until it all becomes complicated.

Perfectly matched with strong personalities, they get under each other’s skin. Havoc being a nomad biker fits in well with Carla since she doesn’t want to entertain the idea of a relationship, knowing the temptation to become more than a casual hook-up will be out of reach. Juggling study and part-time work are more than enough for her to deal with at the moment. Havoc, like most of the MC fictional men, is not short of women wanting to keep him happy. They’re easy, and after getting a taste of Carla, he is up for the benefits of working hard for her attention. They both embraced the chase with the slow burn building an appealing and rewarding challenge.

It was a mixture of family issues, finding the right niche in life and getting over previous relationship mistakes. They are both familiar with the MC lifestyle so the story was focused on them and how love can break through barriers which at first seem insurmountable. Havoc’s role as a problem solver is a story in itself, add a woman he can’t get out of his mind to the mix and he has a lot on his plate. His family sees Carla as a potential hook to lure him home and is delighted at the possibility of her in his life.

Carla’s brother has grave concerns for his sister’s welfare and has no reservations about letting his feelings be known. Everybody else seems to be fine with the prospect of Carla and Havoc being together. The candid banter between them all is entertaining. Carla doesn’t hold back with the one liners and it instantly creates an environment for others to follow suit. It had me shaking my head knowing if I was in the room listening to them carry on my eyes would be popping out of my head!

As an Aussie reader, it was great to read content with a local flavor. Knowing the revelry surrounding having Broncos and Cowboys supporters in the same room was amusing and it was portrayed in a way that wouldn’t be lost on international readers. In case you’re wondering, the story had a typical MC / Biker feel to it and if you enjoy this genre, this book is one not to miss.

There was a situation, not a trigger but definitely one that didn’t sit easily with me. It was a cut and dry call that Havoc made based purely on a club level. The not so innocent victims had my sympathy, I too thought it was a tough call. I can’t say much more without spoiling the story but needed to share my dismay.

This is book #7 in the Storm series and another series I need to catch up on but I broke my ‘I only read series in order’ rule to read Havoc as it could be read as a standalone. Of course, now I want to catch up with the rest of this series because Havoc had me hooked from beginning to end.

What I struggled with:

  • Paul and Marnie

What I loved:

  • Carla’s request for bike time
  • Strong characters
  • Sassy dirty talk, amusing and cheeky
  • Nash a big brother with his heart in the right place
  • The Salon and the women who work there and their brief but familiar appearance in the story
  • Subtle Aussie references without sounding over the top ‘ocker’

Lily’s Rating: 4 very happy reader Stars!

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2 Responses to “Havoc by Nina Levine”

    • Lily

      Thanks Nina 🙂
      I’m so glad I broke my golden rule of reading books out of sequence! Of course now I have to restore my universe by catching up on the ones I skipped to read Havoc!

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