Saturday, May 7, 2016

Review: Raw and Dirty by Violet Blaze

Publication Date: 2/2016
Series: Bad Boys MC#1
Rating: 4 Stars

Official Blurb: 
RAW AND DIRTY (BOOK 1 of 3 in the BAD BOYS MC TRILOGY) - a full-length novel, no cliff hanger

Make nice with the President of the Alpha Wolves Motorcycle Club.

Yeah right.

It was what my job description called for—I just never realized exactly how nice I needed to be.
I certainly never expected to find myself twisted up and tangled in the raw, dirty world of an outlaw motorcycle club … or in the sexy, tattooed hands of the man in charge.

Royal McBride is a jerk—but a jerk with a swoon worthy accent, a big bike, and big … well, other things.

I didn't think falling in love with him would threaten my life. His life.
That we'd both risk losing everything we hold dear.

The mayor's daughter … an outlaw MC president.
It's a match made in heaven … a match tested in hell.


As an MC romance lover, I knew that I had to grab this book when it popped up on Netgalley.   Violet Blaze is a new author for me and that only sweetened the deal more. Yet as I got into Raw and Dirty I found that while the story itself is good there were parts didn’t like as a reader.

The Good:

Royal.  Holy f-ing crap this man is sexy as sin. Every time he talked I could hear that English accent in my head and my panties would start to incinerate. You can feel the sexual tension oozes off every page when he’s in a room with Lyric.  If I could lick a book and taste a character, he would be the one I would want the first lick off of.  He’s a complicated man who does what is necessary for his club.  He’s an all or nothing kind of guy who takes what he wants when he wants it. 

The Meh:

I just couldn’t connect with Lyric. She goes from being the prim and proper daughter of the mayor to a dirty biker chick in under 60 seconds flat.  Granted, if Royal looked at me the way he was looking at her, I might take a difference stance on it.  Her story line was so damn predictable and I hated that the author took enough care to talk about how easily the woman she replaced fell into Royal’s bed and how she wouldn’t end up like her.  I called BS from the beginning.  There should have been more of a resistance on her part instead of just throwing open her legs and inviting him in for dessert.

The Bad:

The ending.  I saw right off the bat that the author specifically stated that this wouldn’t end in a cliff hanger, but it sort of does.  You’re reading along and just when you think that things are going to settle into place. BAM! The book ends.  While there isn’t a cliff hanger per say, the way the author finished the first book is less than desirable.  I know that their story is likely to continue in the next book, but the transition could have been executed so much better. 

All in all Raw and Dirty does live up to its name, but I had some ups and downs as I read it.    Think with a bit of tweaking that this book could easily become a 5 Star read. 

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