Enter to Win a
Loveswept & Flirt Mug with
Select Ebook Bundle
MAKE YOU BURN
The Deacons of Bourbon Street #1
Releasing Aug 4th, 2015
Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.
Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.
I am a lover of MC books and can say that this one definitely brings the heat. This is the first book I have read by Megan Crane. Her writing style is a little different that other authors I have read before. I found it a little difficult to keep up with which character was speaking...needless to say, I had to re-read some paragraphs to pick up on it. However, with that being said, the story flowed and ebbed throughout, allowing you to jump into the story that was being told. I would and will read more from this author.
This love story is gritty, raw, and beautiful all rolled up in one book full of hotness. The story is very realistic. Who hasn't lost someone and was unable to handle to simplest tasks? That is where this journey begins with Sophie and Ajax. Sophie's life was never easy. She was the only daughter of the President of the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC. She was often left out of a lot of things, especially club business. Her mom was a junkie that left after her birth and was never part of her life on Bourbon Street. Ajax, the alpha male of the book, didn't have an easy life either. He left his home wanting to become a part of the MC. This eventually happened and he became the VP. Things occurred within the MC and members were exiled and became nomads, free to roam.
Needless to say, Ajax (Sean) returned to the Big Easy to bring together the club in order to bury Priest, Sophie's dad. Things heat up between the two quite quickly. It seems like a love/hate relationship between the two. Ajax, being top dog is possessive and demanding of Sophie, reminding her of her "place" in the club. Sophie has never had someone to believe in her and love her the way Ajax does. While the road they travel as a couple is not smooth, both continue to lean on each other and always seem to land on their feet after hitting that bump in the road.
So...if you are looking for heat....don't miss this one. If you are looking for a non-traditional love story...don't miss this one. And lastly, if you love a good MC book...don't miss this one. Make You Burn has it all wrapped up in one MC/biker book with two amazing characters who didn't know how their feelings for each other were going to fit around the MC and club business.
Thank you Netgalley for providing the ARC.
4 Hot, Gritty, MC Stars
Megan Crane is a New Jersey native who had great plans to star on Broadway, preferably in Evita, just like Patti LuPone. Sadly, her inability to wow audiences with her singing voice required a back-up plan. Accordingly, she graduated from Vassar College and got her MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on AIDS literature, mostly so she could wallow in her obsession with the remarkable multimedia artist David Wojnarowicz and her idol, the bitter and hilarious David Feinberg. After many years in the rain and subject to the whim of seasons, she followed the sun to Los Angeles, where she lives with too many pets and an artist named Jeff. She is still plotting her Broadway debut.