Shamed by Chelsea Camaron, Ryan Michele
Series: Ruthless Rebels #1
Published by Self-published on December 16, 2016
Genres: Biker / MC
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Dixon James Cartwright – the cowboy on a steel horse.
Trouble with a capital T.
The rigid edge of his jawline to his no holds barred lifestyle DJ is the one person I should stay away from.
Why then when everything crashes around me is he my only saving grace?
***Each book in the Ruthless Rebels MC is a new couple, but are best read in order. This is a biker book so please expect violence, foul language, and sexual situations. Do not buy if any of this offends you.***
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I have enjoyed several of Chelsea Camaron’s books and am somewhat familiar with Ryan Michele’s so when offered a chance to read the first book in a new series collaboration I jumped on it.
I knew going in that both these author’s write gritty books. No wimpy weekend bikers here, these guys are the real deal and act accordingly. They are raw, uncouth, and like to get down and dirty. I prepared for some of that going in. What I wasn’t prepared for was Logan, the hero, to act like one huge douche-nozzle. I mean, seriously, he was just a jerk.
Eight years ago, right after her father died and her mother imploded, Logan sacrificed his relationship with Kenderly so he could join the Ruthless Rebels. He always intended to get her back, but he basically left her hanging for years. At this point, I was pretty much done with Logan. Supposedly she was the love of his life, and he left when she was at her lowest.
Kenderly had been stuck for those eight years. Because she had to take care of her mother, who needed some serious mental help, she lost her job at a bank and worked the night shift at the local gas station. I’m not entirely sure why she didn’t have her mother committed during those years, but she just kept the status quo, never digging herself out.
Bad things happen and Kenderly and her mother are targeted by a rival club. Logan finally decides to it’s time to claim his woman. What ensues is explosions, gun fights, and lots of between the sheets action for Logan and Kenderly. Things wrapped up rather quickly in the end which was a bit of a letdown.
I liked the second half of the book much more than the first even though it was rushed and a bit choppy. When I read the last page, I was torn on how to rate it. The book was okay but it wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I am chalking the problems up to first-in-series-itis and will likely continue to the next book to see what happens.
Rating: 3 Alpha-jerk Stars
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