Cal by Megan O'Brien
Series: The Ride
Also in this series: Axel, Ryker (The Ride Series, #4)
Published by Self-published on October 11, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
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More than six months ago, Jill put her past in the rearview mirror in search of a fresh start. Determined to start over, moving to Hawthorne seemed like the perfect place for new beginnings. The trouble is, sometimes the past just won’t stay buried.
When Jill and her son are threatened, one man will stop at nothing to keep them safe.
As President of the Knight’s MC, Cal Jackson is a force to be reckoned with. He is a man who consumes. A man who claims.
And he wants Jill.
Can Jill put her fears aside in order to let Cal in? Will she be safe long enough to try? Because she knows that once she does, life will never be the same.
This is the story of Jill and Cal. The fifth installment in the Ride series.
Cal can be read as a stand-alone but it's recommended that you read the other four books in the series first.
What an amazing sendoff for this generation of the MC!
The Ride series is one I have enjoyed from the start. I found myself invested early on in all the members of the MC and was thrilled when I found out this book was going to be about Cal, the president of the Knights MC.
Cal has always caught my attention and I really wanted him to get his HEA. When Jill came into the picture and he showed an interest I was cheering. Cal’s been patient, giving Jill time to get her life in order, but now he’s done waiting. He’s found his biker queen, and come hell or high water he’s going to crown her and crush anyone who thinks they have a prior claim. As for Jill and her doubts, he’s going to crush those too. Everything he did pushed all my book boyfriend buttons in a very good way. Never wavering from his mission, he was alpha through and through but he could be unbelievably sweet and gentle when the situation warranted it, especially when it came to Jill and Mason. With every page turned he solidified his place on my Book Boyfriend Top Ten list.
After escaping the disaster of a marriage her one and only priority was her son, Mason. Because of the way his life started, she wanted him to have a loving and stable home. Cautious was putting it mildly when referring to her approach to everything. The last thing she wanted was for Mason to get attached to someone and then have them walk away. I completely understood why she felt this was best after what she left behind. Although not real excited about welcoming a man into her life, she loved being around Sophie and her MC family. A born nurturer, she fell in love with this group of people and took care of them every which way she could. She was strong, loyal, and a great mother–absolutely perfect for Cal.
The chemistry between Cal and Jill was an almost tangible thing that you could feel, and the longer they waited, the thicker it became. When they finally came together it burned through the pages. There is nothing better than a man who knows what he’s doing, especially when he’s with the love of his life.
Jill’s problems with her ex-husband took a turn for the worse, putting not only her in danger but Mason too. Despite the Knights best efforts, you can’t protect against everything and her ex is pulling out all the stops. All through this series, I’ve noted several times that you would think the bad guys would wise up and not go after a Knights woman. It just never turns out well. To make things worse, a family problem has deteriorated to the point that Jill may have to take action making for some life changing decisions. Cal had his hands full but I knew he was up to the task. By the time everything was said and done, I decided that Cal could just about give Big Hearted Mitch from KA’s lawman a run for his money.
The epilogue was one that Sparkles would shed tears of joy over, it was packed full of babies and happiness. To make things even better, the next generation is getting their own books. I can’t freaking wait, especially if I get some more Cal time in them.
4.5 Cal-tastic Stars
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