Snatched by Carson Mackenzie
Series: Haven MC #1
Also in this series: Hawk's Bounty
Published by Self-published on July 17, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
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Warning: For Mature Adult Audiences 18+. Contains language and actions some may deem offensive. Sexually explicit content. MF.
In book one of the Haven MC: Linc Harris found a home at Haven MC, one that came with men who he was honored to call his brothers. The club has suffered with some internal issues and it is time to put them to rest and set Haven on a new path. But in doing so, Moose’s past, one he thought he had neatly tucked away, is brought front and center. It isn’t one he really ever wanted to let go, it was just one he’d hoped to settle when he was ready.
Kathryn Stevens has reached her dream of becoming a doctor and she did it even while putting her heart back together. She refuses to allow anyone in who could open those wounds again, so when she is targeted to be used as a pawn, she gets the opportunity to test her resolve. But she is the first to admit, the man who caused her to even implement a resolve—could be the only one she would trust to save her.
Join the men of Haven MC as they prove that not only should you never judge a book by its cover, you shouldn’t judge men for the sole fact they ride Harleys and wear leathers.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Carson Mackenzie’s biker books are squarely in my biker book popcorn category. They have some issues, but they are great to snack on. Snatched is the first in the Haven MC series, which is tied to her Black Hawk MC series. Haven MC is where Carly and Sami, the h’s from Crusher and Speed, grew up in. I suggest you read those two first.
When I started reading Snatched, I was confused. I even went back and read Crusher to see if I missed something. It starts with an
info-dump flashback to when Moose/Linc met Wild Bill, the Haven MC president, and learns more about club business than any prospective prospect should. Then he’s being released from prison after a 2 year stint he didn’t really serve, it was a set up to ferret out some bad seeds in the club. He was saving the world doing super secret missions in the desert, a club side business that was never really explained. My BS meter was pegged out at this point.
This is a second chance romance, not my favorite trope but it’s okay here. Moose walked away from Katie years before thinking he was doing the right thing… and like all these books, he discovers he wasn’t. I didn’t like that Moose and Katie don’t even see each other until 55%. I do think Katie should have held out for at least a decent grovel, but I guess the book was too short for that.
Moose was your typical alpha bad boy biker and we all know alpha bad boy bikers just do it for me. Katie was a sweet girl who worked hard to make her dream a reality. Her life wasn’t great, but she worked with the hand she’d been dealt and made the best of it that she could.
The plot had good bones to it, but the execution was lacking. There was mainly a lot of telling instead of showing. In fact, it felt like a lot of the “action” was history that was told to us through dialogue making it feel like I came in at the tail end of the story rather than the beginning. The scene where the bad guy is brought down felt rushed and tacked on at the end, which added to my disappointment.
With more issues than I usually see in a Carson Mackenzie book, Snatched is not my favorite but it’s still a decent read. My hope is that now we have the backstory to the Haven MC, future installments will have more real-time action and less reminiscing. I’m interested enough to give the next book a chance because there’s something about Carson’s books that keep me coming back for more.
3 “Biker Book Popcorn” Stars
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