Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review: Make You Burn by Megan Crane

Publication Date: 8/4/2015

Series: Deacons of Bourbon Street #1
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Official Blurb:

Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.

Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.

Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.

I received this book via netgalley for an honest review.

Anyone that is a fan of Saints and Sinners Books knows that the SNSB girls like MC books. When I saw the chance to pick up a new MC debut by an author I’ve never read before I jumped at the chance. I’ll admit, I was surprised as I read through this book. While it does have the alpha male bikers with their dirty big mouths and well big everything, it had a bit of mystery involved in it. I loved the MC part of the story and the steamy hot romance. It was the subtle mystery that fell short in my book. Without giving away the story, I felt like the mystery portion of the story was focused on too much to just be left out in the ending. I also felt like the ending was a bit rushed in the since that it goes from 0-60 in two chapters. Now knowing this book is meant to be a series, I hope that the mystery part of the story will be further expanded upon in Book #2.

I do want to commend Crane for giving us a female character who isn’t an outsider to the MC world. She was street smart and sassy from the get go which gives a refreshing breath of fresh air when it comes to the women of MC. Crane didn’t have to waste chapters upon chapters explaining the world for Sophie and I loved that. Sophie’s hard and stubborn personality also rang true to me. She was a tough old girl who wouldn’t let anyone see her cry even in her most vulnerable times.

That being said, Make You Burn, comes with its highs and lows, but it still an enjoyable read. I do plan on reading the next book in the series to see if my unanswered questions will be answered.