Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Deacons of Bourbon Street #2
Rachael Johns
Releasing Sept 1st, 2015

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.

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I want to start off by saying that I loved the first book in this series.  Ajax was one of the best alpha male characters I have read in quite some time.  I had so many questions coming out of Make You Burn that I was chomping at the bit for Fire Me Up.  Cash’s story was a bit.. different for me.  He just wasn’t the same character I was hoping to see from his time in the first book.  Thinking back as I read, I felt like he was missing something. The only thing I can contribute is that he’s not quite as edgy and foul mouthed as I was assuming he would be from his appearance in Make You Burn.   It might be funny to say this, but I felt like Cash was missing the badass biker part of the story.  Maybe it’s just me, but I want my bikers to me rude, crude, and sexy as hell in my MC Romance novels.
The story itself was great. It didn’t realize too many answers to the questions I had from the first book, but foreshadowed to them.  I think it’s better when a sequel or the next book in a long term series doesn’t just blatantly answer every single burning question in one foul swoop.  It adds to the suspense of the book and the need to seek answers in the proceeding books. I guess all in all, this book falls in the middle of the road for me at 4 stars.  The story was great, but the connection to Cash just wasn’t there for me.  Does that mean I won’t read the next book? Hell no, it doesn’t. I’m honestly curious to see if each of the Deacons are different in their story telling ways.  

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance for HQN and Carina Press and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website at

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