Series: Deacons of Bourbon Street #2
Published by LoveSwept on September 1, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Erotica, Love After Loss
Character(s): Bad Boys, Heroes in Uniform, MC/Bikers
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Can a scorching affair with a bohemian beauty tame a motorcycle man with a dark side? Rachael Johns takes the wheel in the sexy series co-written with Megan Crane, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mentions its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?
Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.
Kassiah: I try to read all non-zombie books set in New Orleans that I can get my hands on. Since I’ve recently been slightly obsessed with MC books, I was excited to get my hands on this one. You don’t have to read Make You Burn, the first book in the Deacon of Bourbon Street Series, to know what’s going on here, but I liked that one better. 😉
Years ago, the Deacons of Bourbon Street Motorcycle Club broke up, and now some of the members return to NOLA because their mentor died and they inherited the property that their club used. Travis (aka “Cash”), who now owns his own security company and has done very well for himself, wants to sell the property, but Ajax, who is now leader of the club and we met in Make You Burn, wants to get the organization back together. A total player, Travis is surprised when he meets Billie, the woman who is renting the property to exhibit her hippie art and as living quarters. They seem to hate each other at first, but you know what happens. All along, Travis and the rest of the club are trying to get to the bottom of what actually happened to their mentor, Priest, as well as what the fate of the club should be.
I really enjoyed Make You Burn, and I was kind of disappointed by this story. I’m definitely a big fan of hate-to-love developments, but this one just wasn’t believable to me. I was glad to get the continuation of what’s going on with the club (though I felt like Ajax was out of character here) and I really like Travis, but I just couldn’t get behind Billie or their relationship. The story was hot and I appreciated all of the backstory, but I would have liked more from both of these characters, especially Billie. Because I pretty much didn’t like her at all.
If you’re a big fan of MC romance, then definitely check out the Deacons of Bourbon Street Series.