Rusty Cage by Bijou Hunter
Series: Rawlins Heretics MC #1
Published by Self-published on October 3, 2017
Genres: Biker / MC
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When alphas collide...
Ginger Jones refuses to bow to any man, and romance isn't on her to-do list. She arrives in Rawlins, Arkansas with the plan of showing the Heretics Motorcycle Club who's the boss.
Oz Savo is the newly minted president of the local club when the foxy blonde enters his life. Ginger views him as an obstacle, forever giving him grief. Oz, though, sees her as a challenge he has no intention of losing.
Can the two alphas stop sparring long enough to realize they're perfect for each other?
Trigger warning: Rusty Cage contains details of past sexual abuse, graphic sexual content, violent situations, and extreme profanity. The book is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.
It’s been awhile since I treated myself to a Bijou Hunter book. I love her characters because they are down to earth and rough around the edges. Their eyes are open to their individual flaws, but they don’t let that stop them from trying to make the best of what life has handed to them. Rusty Cage is a spin-off of the Little Memphis series which is my absolute favorite of Ms. Hunter’s books. They are gritty and raw and they are set in Arkansas which is where I call home.
“Rumor has it criminals whisper my name, fearing I’ll hear them and appear like the bogeyman to punish their evil deeds.”
I loved everything about Ginger. She knew she had issues and didn’t apologize for it. She embraced her flaws and I’d go so far as saying she used her hangups and idiosyncrasies to her advantage. She’s a violent woman in a violent world. In order to survive, she let the monster within take over and she’s now feared far and wide. She is the head of the Everything Nice Crew, a group of former whores who you quickly realize are the exact opposite of what their name implies.
Although the ENC has made their mark and earned their place in Little Memphis, the MC President sends several of them to Rawlins, Arkansas as muscle to help out an allied MC. For the members who made the trip, this is a chance to make a new home for themselves and a somewhat clean slate… if they can keep from killing the remaining alpha-holes of the Heretics that is.
“We could make a deal.”
“Yes, to whatever it is.”
“That’s your dick talking.”
Leaning down he smirks. “Ginger, ninety-nine percent of the time, it’s my dick talking.”
Osirus, aka Oz, is the new President of the Heretics which is now down to six members. Without the infusion of money and muscle from Little Memphis, his MC would be in huge trouble and he knows it. The minute he sets eyes on Ginger, his favorite body part takes notice. Everything about her does it for him. Oz was the perfect alpha hero for Ginger. He knew it would take everything he had to net him this little ball buster, and he also knew he’d be playing for keeps. The fact Ginger had no desire to be snared by a man just made him want her more.
No first kiss had ever scared me as much as this one. Despite her gentle gaze, she’s looking for any flaw to shut me down. Fortunately, my lips are a treasure to womankind.
There wasn’t a lot of action in Rusty Cage but Oz’s pursuit of Ginger made up for it. The grit and rawness factor I love so much in these books wasn’t missing since it came through as the couple got to know each other and shared their pasts. Ginger’s story is hard to hear, but her triumph over the hardships she’s endured helped to soothe the pain. Their snarky banter and Ginger’s struggle to keep down her violent tendencies had me smirking throughout the book. Their chemistry was just as violent and gritty as their personalities.
I thoroughly enjoyed Rusty Cage and look forward to more from the Rawlins Heretics. It was sexy, raw, gritty and down to earth which is just how I like my MC books.
Rating: 4 Down to Earth Stars
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