Book Title: Tread (Ronin MC, Book One)
Author: Brandace Morrow & Justin Morrow
Genre: Military Romance/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
For me, growing up did not imply independence. My whole life has been paved before me like a well-traveled road. My twenty-first birthday signaled the end of my father’s rule, and the beginning of my husband’s—where I am expected to churn out infinite children with a smile.
As I stare at the oversized Temple doors, weighed down by more than yards of heavy, white lace, I do what I have never done before.
I make a decision for myself.
I decide to run.
Being in a motorcycle club is in my DNA, as is the military requirement to join. I served, I fought, and I survived the crucible of grueling training and intense combat. I returned to my club with newfound respect for right, wrong, and the shades of gray that connect them.
By day, I work at Ronin Auto, pulling things apart, fixing the problem, and putting them back together.
Grace and her nonfunctioning, little sedan prove to be a hiccup in a well-oiled machine.
Because by night, I smuggle soft felons into Mexico.
With things heating up at the border, and a missing MC family member, the last thing I need is an innocent to worry about.
But something about Grace makes me want to take apart all of her pieces to figure out how someone so beautiful has never even been kissed.
Against my better judgment, I strike a bargain with the little, blue-eyed beauty, and it changes everything I thought I knew. About women. About the club. About the man I’ve become.
Overall Rating- 4.5
Reviewed by Christina
Tread wasn’t a prince on a white horse; he was a biker on a black hog.
They say that opposites attract, well in Tread and Grace’s case they sure as hell do. Grace ran from her Mormon family the day of her arranged marriage, and hasn’t looked back. She took the cash that guests were giving as gifts and hit the road, she starts driving south without a glance back. That was not a life she wanted, she wanted more for herself. She wanted to be able to make her own decisions on how her life was going to go.
Tread is ex military that is now in the Ronin MC. The club is something that he was born into, and loves with ever fiber of his being. He loves his brothers and would put his life on the line for them. Tread is a hardened man by the things he has seen and had to do in his life.
So the day Tread comes home with the rest of the MC and finds a timid, homely Grace she doesn’t get a second glance. He didn’t have time for fresh meat, he wanted a well trained Dove that knows what he likes, one that would get him off and then he can go on about his business. All Grace wants on the other hand is to get her broke down car fixed so she can get the heck out of this town. What did she just walk into? Boy is she in for a life changing experience.
I flipping LOVED this book! This is my first MC book (GASP) and I couldn’t have been happier with my first experience. Brandace and Justin deliver an intense, heartfelt story that I was fully drawn into. From Tread with his PTSD and getting to actually see it from a soldiers eyes is amazing. A Solider just doesn’t leave what he sees and experiences back on the battle field, they fully relive that everyday. Now Grace how could I not love her? She is a girl learning to become a women in the big bad world. Being sheltered from everything but her family and church, and then falling into Ronin MC is one shocking eye opener after another for Grace. I loved watching her spread her wings and find the women she wants to be, not the women she is expected to be.
I loved all the side characters and their stories they all seem to have going on as well. There could easily be spin off books about other Ronin MC characters. I personally would love to see one about Royal and Kit. They seem to have a tangled relationship that would make a great book!
I would totally recommend this book! If you love the bad boys, motor cycles, sweet innocent girls, along with badass bitches, I would tell you to dive in head first to Tread. This book has a little bit of everything to satisfy everyone. A little angst, suspense, some laughs, and a little ok a lot of love. I know I couldn’t put this book down, and now I can’t wait for more about the Ronin MC.
noun, plural ronin, ronins. Japanese History
- A samurai who no longer serves a daimyo, or feudal lord; a master-less Samurai.
My name is Tread, and I’m the lead mechanic for Ronin Auto. I’m also either one of the baddest motherfuckers you’ll ever meet, or the answer to your prayers. Just depends on which way your compass is pointing. Literally.
Most motorcycle clubs give you a handle when you prospect. My MC is different. We were given our handles at birth.
Our fathers founded the club after coming home from Panama, having participated in Operation Just Cause, to one members inherited land on New Mexico’s southern border.
After seeing what the cartels were capable of in Central America, the founding members saw the opportunity to help our country while helping themselves. They sent the mules back, but kept the drugs as their prize in a sometimes lethal game of hide and seek. They charged a king’s ransom to get wanted felons safely out of the country. By the time these men started having children, there was a legacy and a duty driving them to plan ahead.
Once the next generation was old enough to enlist we were on a bus out of town. Defended our nation’s freedom with pride. We went Airborne, Air Assault, and Special Forces, earning the pins and tabs that we would wear for the rest of our lives.
When our enlistments were up, we came back to our sleepy town with knowledge, honor, and righteous indignation. Arizona and Texas had walls, surveillance, and patrols, while the vast majority of New Mexico went unguarded still.
While we risked our lives and lost brothers to protect our people, illegals were walking onto U.S. soil with guns and drugs seemingly with the United States’ blessing. One hundred and eighty miles.Seven government run surveillance towers.
Ronin has controlled the border for over twenty years.
The second generation was born to this fight.
We became a dynasty.
Brandace and Justin Morrow have been through 10 years of the Army life, including three deployments and four children. They met in seventh grade, where they had scandalous hand-holding rendezvous in the gym before school. The courtship was brief however, only lasting a week, given his aversion to the telephone. Five years later he proposed to her on the steps of that middle school weeks before it would be demolished. Through the years, there have been laughter and tears, more time apart than together. Writing is an escape for them in an all too real world. Justin still hates the telephone.