by J.C. Valentine
Spartan Riders, #2
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MC Romance
Synopsis: Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.
Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?
Overall Rating- 5
Reviewed by Jen
I am not going to lie I have been in a bit of a book slump for awhile. I have started about 4 different books and just could not get into a good groove with them. I was excited yet nervous when Mettle by JC Valentine appeared on my kindle. I was hoping that this book would be the cure to my book slump and not another causality of it. As I fired up my kindle I took a deep breath and started to read, before I knew it I was 27% in and about 1.5 hours late for bed! Totally worth it though!! This book captured me from the very beginning and I could not put it down. I have no shame or shall I say #noregrets in admitting that during work hours I snuck away to the bathroom telling my co-workers I ate bad Chinese food just to sneak in a few more pages of this incredible story. You honestly can’t help but get sucked into the storyline and the characters lives. Let’s have a hot second moment of silence for Tucker “Country” Abrams… awe yeah… lets just say he is one hot biker who can go all alpha male on my butt anytime he wants! I feel like if he is to walk in the room- the moment he looks at you- your panties will explode of you. Tuck loves his freedom and the endless parade of women. He is pretty much a self proclaimed bachelor for life and despite the numerous attempts of club bunnies and random women- he lets them know up front that what they are doing is purely for fun and that is all it will ever be. When Tuck meets Talia the attraction between the two of them can be felt through the kindle. Their chemistry and their sex is off the charts hot! For as much as I loved Talia (and I did a lot) I was getting quite jealous of all the loving she was receiving from my new book boyfriend Tuck. Speaking of Talia she is an amazing leading lady- smart, sassy, sexy, and will not put up with anyone’s sh$##. She understands that what her and Tuck have is just fun and due to her job she doesn’t want it any other way. She has her reasonings for using Tuck and does not want to get her heart involved. As time progresses and they find themselves getting closer and closer it becomes evident that the secrets that Talia’s hiding are only going to hurt Tuck who shockingly is having a change of heart regarding relationships even if he is the last one to admit it. Will Tuck ever be able to get over his fear of love and take a leap of faith or will Talia’s secret ruin a potential epic love between the two of them?
I loved this book so much! I had no clue that this book was the second book in a series and as soon as I finished I immediate when and bought the first book in the Spartan Riders series. I never read a JC Valentine book prior to this and I am a huge fan now!!! I can’t wait to read more books by JC Valentine!!
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Synopsis: Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid.
Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.
ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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