Maddox by Megan O'Brien
Series: Ride: Second Generation #2
Also in this series: Max
Published by Self-published on November 20, 2018
Genres: Biker / MC
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I’ve never known what it’s like to have a dream that’s really mine. To live a life without fear. Being the niece of the most ruthless mob boss in Las Vegas has made any sort of freedom impossible.
Francesca Rossi has spent much of her life balancing the weight of running the family bakery with avoiding her uncle’s life of violence and corruption.
When Maddox Black forces his way into her life, sure of himself and of her, he’ll force her to see that there’s more to life than fear.
But when fear becomes reality, Maddox and Francesca will have to decide if their dreams are worth fighting for.
This is the story of Francesca and Maddox, the second installment in the Ride Series Second Generation.
Maddox can be read as a stand-alone, but it's recommended that you read the First Generation Ride series.
* Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
The Ride Series first generation books are favorite comfort reads of mine so it thrilled me when Ms. O’Brien started writing the second generation books. I was a little nervous about reading Maddox, because I had a bit of trouble when I read Max’s book, the first in the Next Gen series. There was a definite passing of the torch feeling I both loved and hated, especially with Cal, the old club president as his book is a personal favorite. I love we get to see him enjoying his retirement but I hate he’s retired. I liked the book, just not the thought of some of my favorites getting old.
Thankfully, I didn’t have that problem at all with this installment. Maddox and Francesca’s story was sad in places but had lots of action plus a whole load of sweetness to it. I enjoyed my time spent with the characters from the original series while I immersed myself in their children’s lives wholeheartedly.
An all grown up Maddox was impressive as hell. He’s the perfect blend of alpha and sweet, but he definitely takes no guff off anyone. He was all about protecting his girl, whether it was from her family or his club family which was darned refreshing. He did make one decision that had me waiting for Francesca to drop an anvil on his head, but I forgave him for it.
Francesca was super sweet, but she was a bit timid which I struggled with since some of her actions required a strength of character that belied this. In fact, she was a tad too sweet for me but that’s no surprise as I’m all about the badass heroines. I know most will eat her sweetness up with a spoon and love her for it.
One of the best parts of the story was seeing the both generations work together so seamlessly. This group is a family, and it shows, not only in their little squabbles, but in the fact that when something threatens them they stand together with loyalty, respect, and a whole lot of love.
This was a quick, action-packed, super sexy and sweet read I had a lot of fun reading. I can’t wait to see what comes next with this family of bikers.
4 Alpha Sweet Stars.
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