27 April 2015

Rebel Wayfarers MC Spotlight

Mica Scott was raised on a ranch in Northeast Texas. Life was hard, but not impossible...until she met her own personal nightmare one night at a rodeo. She escaped his abuse by putting things behind her, isolating herself with a move to Chicago for college and work.

Davis Mason is the hard-living president of the Rebel Wayfarers, a motorcycle club operating out of Chicago. With just one encounter, he becomes determined to keep Mica safe...whether she wants him to or not. He will use every possible means in his control to manage Mica, while holding himself aloof from taking the one thing he really wants...her.

Daniel Rupert is a successful businessman. He owns a trucking company and a hockey team, for which he is the star forward. Meeting Mica and Mason when he helped foil an attempt on her life, he began working jointly with Mason to keep her safe. But unlike Mason, Daniel is not satisfied with a platonic relationship. He insinuates himself into Mica's life, and he only wants...everything.

Events escalate and Mica's very life hangs in the balance as old threats resurface and the men in her life scramble to keep her alive.
18 and older due to explicit content.
I’m a sucker for a good MC book. My favorite troupe is a sexy alpha and strong heroine and this book delivered on all counts!

Michaela, aka Mica, had a rough life. Her mother died when she was a young teen and then she joined the Rode circuit where she was exposed to a bad man and bad situation. Vulnerable and damaged, she is rescued from a bad situation by Daniel and Mason. That vulnerability does not mean that she is weak, though. She is strong and courageous having been through so much in her young life. Mica falls for Daniel, not knowing how Mason feels for her. Ugh, I just wanted to scream “No, pick the other man!!”

I absolutely love how Mason stepped back so Daniel and Mica could be together. He loved her enough that he wanted her to be happy…even if it wasn’t with him. My heart ached for Mason. But, he goes to any length to protect his Club Princess. **swoon**

Daniel and Mica are together, but he doubts her feelings. She turns him away to protect him, but he doesn’t see it that way. I wasn’t a fan of Daniel or this relationship, but gave it the benefit of the doubt and it did not disappoint.  When Mica and Mason got together, I swear I cheered so loud that my neighbors heard me!

I loved the angst and deep love Mason carried in his heart for Mica. The book did drag a bit for me, but it was worth finishing it to the end. Note that there are a few tough scenes in this book if you do not like rape or attacking of women.
Andrew Jones grew up in a small town in Wyoming, and as a teen watched his family implode following the death of his father. Driven by the need to provide for his little brother, he begins looking for work, restlessly traveling from job to job on his Indian motorcycle, seeking something he cannot define.

Meeting Davis Mason, President of the Rebel Wayfarers MC in Chicago is a pivotal event in his life, and over the following years he gradually becomes Slate, assuming the persona as first a prospect into Mason’s MC, then as a full patch member. He has finally found the brotherhood he longed for, a sense of connection and belonging…a family and home.

The only thing missing from Slate’s life is a woman who can love him…all of him. He finds his match in a daughter of the MC, and his dreams become filled with her silent smiles, unruly red hair, and soft curves. Slate works to gain her trust, but as their relationship slowly begins to grow, ghosts from their previous lives threaten to ruin everything and put the woman he loves in grave danger.

Can he save her from dangers drawn to her by the past, or will she and their love be a casualty of conflict caused by the club.
This is the second book in the Rebel Wayfarers MC Series. The first book introduced the Club President, Mason.  Slate is introduced and he has led a hard life. He has been his brother’s rock and that dependability follows him into his role in the Club. While the beginning was needed to create a backstory for Slate, I felt that it dragged on for too long and the meat of the story didn’t begin until about halfway.

Ruby, named by Slate for her red hair, meets him at the bar where she tends. She was the perfect match for this tough guy – his tenderness and caring showed he wasn’t completely hardened by the life he led. Again, their sexual tension and angst were perfect for the relationship and the author sure knows how to deliver the perfect amount of angst.

My favorite part of this book is the overlapping with the first story. Parts of Mason and Mica’s story made more sense after reading this one. Mica and Slate’s brotherhood was another key part in showing the guys’ loyalty and friendship towards each other.

All in all, this was a really good story that was a little too long for me.
Rob Crew had purpose in his life. He was a devoted husband, doting father, and committed Navy man…then his life changed forever. Cast adrift, he finds friendships in the Rebel Wayfarers Motorcycle Club and fulfillment as he transitions into the role of loyal and supportive club member. He becomes Bear, a man who fills an important position in this brotherhood of bikers.

A caregiver by nature, Eddie’s chosen career focuses on helping the most vulnerable – teaching special needs children and young adults. Surrounded by loving family and friends, she is content with what she considers her full and satisfying life…until she meets Bear, an enforcer for the local MC. Even through their initial encounter is brief, she can’t make herself forget the pain in his eyes as he turned away from her.

Their lives intersect at surprising intervals, with each contact underscoring the attraction and connection they share. Can Eddie convince Bear that it is okay to move past his pain and love again?
Wow! This book was so full of emotion and angst! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy how much of it this author puts in each of her books. Bear, aka Rob, has had his heart torn out of him. He has loved and lost the most precious people in his life. My heart absolutely ached for him when he lost his girls. Ugh. It still brings tears to my eyes to think about it.

As with this author’s style, the backstory drags on a little too much for my liking. While I adore how Eddie and Rob/Bear had feelings for each other from the beginning, and I liked how they didn’t act on that attraction until much later, I wanted to get to the meat of the story. Yes, I’m impatient. But, I feel like it’s too descriptive and long. It’s the kind of story that didn’t hold my attention for long and I didn’t mind putting it down to do other things.

While this is the 3rd book in the Rebel Wayfarers MC Series, the club wasn’t as prominent in this book with Bear. He becomes a member, but isn’t as focused on it like Mica (book 1) and Slate (book 2) were. I kind of liked that about this story and how it wasn’t as prominent in his relationship with Eddie.

This is another good book in this series that had some minor issues, for me , but is well worth the read if you like MC books.
Raised in the south, MariaLisa learned about the magic of books at an early age. Every summer, she would spend hours in the local library, devouring books of every genre. Self-described as a book-a-holic, she says “I’ve always loved to read, but then I discovered writing, and found I adored that, too. For reading … if nothing else is available, I’ve been known to read the back of the cereal box.”

A hockey fan, hiker, gamer, and single mom of a special needs son, she embraces her inner geek and has been working in the tech field for a publishing company for a couple decades.

Music is a driving passion, and she says, “I love music of nearly any genre — jazz, country, rock, alt rock, metal, classical, bluegrass, rap, hip hop … you name it, I listen to it. I can often be seen dancing through the house in the early mornings. But I really, REALLY love live music. My favorite thing with music is seeing bands in small, dive bars [read: small, intimate venues]. If said bar [venue] has a good selection of premium tequila, then that’s a plus!”


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