Gonzo by Candace Blevins
Series: Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club
Also in this series: Duke, Brain, Horse
Published by Excessica on May 13, 2016
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Gonzo has not only had to come to terms with the loss of his entire family, but he also barely survived being shot in the chest multiple times while still a human, and was then later turned into a werewolf during a vicious attack while hiking as he tried to put his life back together.
Constance has had her own losses to deal with, and while nowhere near as bad as Gonzo’s, they’ve left a mark on her as well. She’s determined to live her life without a partner though, because her two sexual experiences in college convinced her she’s asexual.
Gonzo’s a biker people cross the road to avoid, while Constance has multiple doctorate degrees and works as a research scientist for a leading pharmaceutical firm. Gonzo doesn’t trust women, Constance has no use for men — and yet they’re going to find themselves working toward the same goals.
Can they form a team to do what needs to be done?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I was practically doing cartwheels when Candace Blevins sent me a copy of Gonzo. I should feel embarrassed since I think I may have worn her down with all the “I Can’t Freaking Wait!” comments I left her.
This was an emotionally driven book but we knew it would be since it was Gonzo’s story. He had zero respect for women because he had been betrayed by his second wife which resulted in the death of his children. I felt for him, but I still thought he was a complete jerk. With no use for women, he let very few past his walls. It’s good he let Gen, Harmony, and Angelica his MC brothers’ women in because he needed their support for what was coming.
I wasn’t sure how Ms. Blevins’ would pull off redeeming Gonzo but she did. In fact, I’ve decided Gonzo holds the prize for the most character growth of any other Hero I can think of. There are things that truly gutted me but Gonzo had to get through the pain to see the beauty just waiting for him. How he handled himself through some serious upheaval in his life was wonderful to behold.
Constance didn’t win me over at first since I thought she was too timid. By the last page, I had completely changed my opinion. She was extremely measured and cautious but she was not timid. Taking on her dead junky sister’s twin toddlers made her worthy of respect. She also won points for the risk she took by bringing Gonzo into their lives.
I loved that Gonzo and Constance had a slow burn romance. With his past, insta-lust/love would have been a tough sell and I don’t think it would have been believable. By developing a friendship first through the twins, the relationship ended up being much more believable. I found myself rooting for them which is something I would never have done with Gonzo before.
I completely devoured this book even having to force myself to close my iPad at 1:30 AM. If not for an early appointment I would have read straight through. I completely understand why it had to be more relationship driven but I did miss the suspense and action that I look for in an RTMC book. Loved that I got to spend time with Angelica and Brain, but I really missed Horse and I wanted more of him. It would have been nice to see how some of the different species interacted since the club has been opened up for other shifters besides wolves. These were my only complaints.
Gonzo is a wonderful story and I am so glad he got his chance at love.
Spice’s rating: 4.5 Yes you can cure alpha-hole-itis stars.
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