{Review} Last Mile by Katie Ashley (with Excerpt)

{Review} Last Mile by Katie Ashley (with Excerpt)Last Mile by Katie Ashley
Also by this author: Redemption Road
Series: Vicious Cycle #3
Also in this series: Redemption Road
Published by Signet on May 3, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Falling for Target
Character(s): Bad Boys, MC/Bikers, Mechanics, Tattooed & Pierced Bad Boys
Pages: 336
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Katie Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road and Vicious Cycle, returns to the dangerous and seductive world of the Hells Raiders motorcycle club…

After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating.

Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend.

Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart.


I rose off the picnic bench. As I set my longneck down, I could feel Bishop’s eyes burning into my back. When I glanced at him over my shoulder, his eyebrows rose questioningly. Slowly, I turned around. As I met his blazing baby blues, I held out my hand. His body shuddered slightly before he leaned up to put his hand in mine. I tugged him up off the bench, pulling him close to me.

His warm breath against my cheek, causing me to shiver with building anticipation. “What are you doing, Sam?”

Without a moment’s hesitation, I replied, “Getting you to take me somewhere we can be alone.”

He pulled back to look at me. Both longing and regret flickered on his handsome face. “You gotta know that nothing good is gonna come with me being alone with you right now.”

“I know.”

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“And you’re okay with that?”

It was the same question raging through my mind. Did I want to fuck Bishop to get in even deeper with him because of the case or was it because I was starting to feel more for him than I should? In the end, I tuned out the voices in my head. “Yeah, I am,” I responded, my voice resonating with certainty.

With a brief nod, Bishop tugged on my hand and started leading me away from the others. We went around the back of the clubhouse and then passed the pawnshop. As we continued walking, the lights grew dimmer and dimmer until we found ourselves in shadowy darkness. Bishop stopped us in front a tall chain-link fence that ran the length of the property.

After gazing around, I swallowed hard. I’d never had sex out in the open before, and I could feel my once firm resolve slowly fading. “Here?”

“It’s really the only place we can be alone with all the brothers being in from out of town. I gave up my room in the clubhouse.” A lustful gleam burned in Bishop’s eyes as he pulled me against him. I could feel the hardened length of him through his jeans. “But if you want, I’ll put you on the back of my bike and take you anywhere you want to go.”

Deep down, I knew it was right here and right now, or I was going to lose both my nerve and my buzz.I brought my arms up to wrap around his neck. “I just want to be with you.” I drew his head down to where our lips were almost touching. We stayed like that for a few seconds, both of our chests heaving and our bodies trembling. This was our figurative cliff, and we were just inches from free-falling off it. Before we could think any more about it, Bishop crushed his lips against mine.

For such a hardened, tough guy, his lips were so very smooth. They felt as soft as velvet as they moved against mine. I tightened my arms around his neck, drawing him as close to me as I could. My breasts strained against the bulging muscles of his chest.

I couldn’t seem to get close enough to him. I had to fight the urge to jump up and wrap my legs around his waist and grind myself against him. As his warm tongue entered my mouth, I moaned. He proved within seconds he was one hell of a kisser. He was also one for multitasking, because as his tongue caressed mine, his hand palmed my breast through the fabric of my dress. My nipple pebbled under his fingertips, and I gasped when he pinched it between his thumb and forefinger. While one hand continued to knead my breast, the other dipped below the hem of my dress. I sucked in a breath when it skimmed against my thigh before journeying farther upward. It had been too damn long since a man had touched me, and as Bishop’s hand cupped me, my head fell back, banging against the fence.

“Fucking hell. You’re drenched,” Bishop said in a ragged voice.

“I know,” I groaned. Gazing up at him, I said, “Please, don’t stop touching me.”

“Hmm, I like the sound of you begging.” His fingers began to work me over my panties, but I wanted more. I wantonly kicked my legs apart, spreading them as far as I could for him. Bishop read my mind by jerking my panties to the side and thrusting two fingers deep inside me.

“Oh yes!” I cried, moving my hips against his hand. At that point, I didn’t give two shits if anyone at the party could see or hear us. I just wanted to come.

***Our Thoughts***

Kassiah: Let me just start off by saying that Last Mile is my favorite book in the series so far. I Bishop!

Thirty year old ATF Agent Samantha vows revenge against the drug traffickers who were responsible for her father’s death. In an undercover assignment, she finds herself in the ultimate forbidden quandary: falling for the guy she’s investigating. MC biker/mechanic finds himself in over his head when he can’t keep his mind (or his hands) off the new prospect’s girl. Will Sam and Bishop be able to fight their attraction to each other, knowing what giving in might cost them? If they do give in (and boy, do they), will Bishop be able to forgive Sam for her deception?

So, I already said that I loved Bishop, and I mean it. He’s exactly the right mix of cocky and sweet. I loved that he looked at things so differently than his brothers, and he was crazy hot. As for Sam, she was sassy and at times overbearing. I get where she was coming from, but…and this won’t surprise you…I just wasn’t crazy about her! She was fine, but Bishop really stole the show for me.
Bishop Mallory Last Mile by Katie Ashley

Regardless of how I felt about Samantha, Bishop sure liked her, and I loved their banter. They had great chemistry, and there were times I could literally feel the tension coming off the pages. Whew!

With a mirk, I said, “Wouldn’t you love to one last time? To have me make you come like I always did.”

“You should leave. Now.”

“And not be a good boy and satisfy you?”

Samantha’s expression was one of disgust. “I hate you. I seriously despise everything you are.”

“But you still want me.”

She cocked her eyebrows. “Considering the bulge in your jeans, I’d say you want me pretty bad, too, although I’m sure you hate yourself for it. Just like I do.”

Yeah, I do. “I want the old Samantha–the woman who made me fall for her.”

“We’re the same person, you arrogant, stubborn prick!”

That was my undoing. As I crossed the room in two long strides, Samantha jumped out of her chair. We crashed together and the next few minutes were a complete blur, a tangle of lips, arms and legs.

What happens next…yeah, it’s all hot.

Like I said with my review of Redemption Road, I felt like this book was too much on the MC-lite side for me. It was better than Redemption Road, but still–I guess I like MC books to be grittier. Also like RR, I felt the drama wasn’t too overplayed, and I appreciated that. The ending was totally cliché, but I really don’t have any complaints about that. I’m a romantic at heart.

The last book in the series, Last Mile will be great for those that read the other books. I love revisiting characters from other books, and I think I’ll be sad to see the Mallory Brothers go. Last Mile by Katie Ashley has drama, suspense, and a crazy hot biker–you can’t go wrong with that!

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Overall: 4

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