Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blog Tour: Her Journey by Rachael Orman

Title: Her Journey (Her Series #2)

Author: Rachael Orman

Genre: Erotic Romance

Publication Date: August 27, 2014

He’s exactly what she doesn’t need…
He’s exactly what she shouldn’t want…
He’s exactly what she should stay away from…
But she can't.

After losing her mother, Melia knew her life would never be the same, she just didn’t expect it to be so drastically different. Her mother’s final wish was something that not only changed her life but also the way she lives it. And it put her right in front of a man that angers her as much as he excites her.

Patrick ‘Wrench’ Ryan is president of the Tormented Souls Motorcycle Club. He’s strong, tough, and his word is law, but his sister knows how to get the upper hand with him. So, when she showed up with Melia and told him she’s staying in the club house, it didn’t take much to get him to relent. He tried to play nice, but Melia gets under his skin.

Things change when the club’s biggest foe escalates their rivalry in an attempt to bring the Tormented Souls President to his knees. It’s up to Patrick to protect his sister and the things most important to her. Will he be able to keep everyone safe? Will Melia get caught in the crossfire? Or will it all be for nothing in the end?

4 Stars!

Melia has been living a pretty solitary life for years. She and her mother barely escaped from an abusive father when she was younger, and then it sounds like her mother, whether she realized it or not, taught Melia not to really reach out to people or trust them. Melia’s mom changed, however, when she got cancer and spent most of her time in a hospital receiving treatment. While there, she met Shannon Ryan, or just Ryan, who was also undergoing treatment for cancer. Melia’s mom really connected with Ryan, and, after she passed away, Melia also felt very connected to Ryan. In fact, she decided to step outside of her solitary existence and so something for Ryan and Ellis, her man, in order to feel alive again. She agreed to have a baby for them, as Ryan can no longer have a baby, herself.

Melia is a photographer, so she is able to move to be closer to Ryan and Ellis, but that means that she also has to come into contact with their lifestyle – the biker lifestyle. And that lifestyle is all wrapped up in Ryan’s brother, Patrick, or “Wrench”, which is his biker name. The two of them do not get off to a good start, as Patrick is really kind of a jerk, normally, and Melia and her pregnant hormones do not take well to that. Patrick is in a downward spiral of apathy, as he is struggling to care about the usual things. Melia brings life back into his life. All of this sounds really cliché, but the two of them have chemistry whether they are talking or flirting with one another. They very quickly realize this, themselves, when Patrick is shot and Melia takes care of him. He thanks her in the only way that he really knows how – physically.

The two of them continue to have moments together, but they then run away from the other and have constant misunderstandings. Meanwhile, Patrick has been experiencing some trouble from a rival MC, and he does not think to add Melia, who is pregnant with Ryan and Ellis’s babies, to his “protected list”. Someone else has been watching her, too, and realizes that she is important to the MC. Can Patrick figure out his feelings fast enough to protect her?

I liked this story better than the first book in the series. I feel like the author’s writing was better, which is a good thing, as the series is coming together in a tighter manner. Melia sometimes did not seem consistent to me, and I guess, based on her description, I had her pegged as somewhat shy and conservative. She would occasionally say some things that did not seem consistent with that, however, so I felt confused about who her character was. I loved Patrick, though, and I think that they ended up being a good couple together.

Stay at home mother of two with a passion for reading almost as much as writing. She is often found curled up with her Kindle reading while her children cuddle up on either side 'reading' books of their own. Married for almost ten years to the most wonderful husband and father, she couldn't ask for more out of life. Except maybe to live somewhere not quite as hot as the desert she currently lives in.

Her Ride (Book #1 in Her Series)

Her Journey (Book #2 in Her Series) 

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