Review: Bound by Family by Ryan Michele
Publication Date: 3-28-2017
Series: Ravage MC Bound #1
Rating: 5 Stars
Cooper Cruz knows what it means to be surrounded and bound by family. Loyalty, brotherhood, and protection are all learned, earned, and respected by him and the Ravage Motorcycle Club family he grew up in. At the same, he’s a man, having fun and living the life he has always envisioned, until a trip to Florida changes everything.
Bristyl Daniels knows what it means to be smothered and bound by family. Bonds run deep with her father and all the members of the Sinister Sons Motorcycle Club she has grown up in. But now she’s all woman and wishes they would see she isn’t a little girl anymore. Then one phone call gives her a chance meeting with a hunk of a man she can’t get off her mind.
When her favorite band comes to play at a motorcycle rally in her hometown, Bristyl decides it’s worth the risk to sneak off for a little fun. When a situation gets heated, though, Cooper and the Ravage MC step in, setting off a chain of events, both good and bad in both their lives.
As the dust settles, Bristyl will have to come to some very hard decisions. Meanwhile, Cooper knows exactly what he wants. To hell with the consequences.
*smacks self in the head*
WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO READ THIS BOOK?
Okay.. now that I have that out of the way.
Cooper Cruz as grown up.. and hot diggity daffodil is he just like his alpha male brooding father. Cruz and Princess raised a fine man of Ravage MC stock. Cooper is tough as nails, and loyal to the end when it comes to his club and his brothers. He was built for being a member of the club from the day he was born. It’s so funny seeing him from such a young age in Cruz and Princess’ story to now. He’s no longer a child, but a man seeking to make his mark on the Ravage world while making his dad and grandfather proud. The one downside to Cooper? He doesn’t care one lick about claiming an ol’ lady. That is… until one flooded laundromat puts the perfect woman right in front of him.
Bristyl is a spit-fire of a woman. Having been raised inside of her father’s MC, she’s tough on the inside and the outside. Never really belonging to the club as a woman, she faces the most scrutiny from her father and brothers. She takes her chance at striking out for a bit of freedom, but even that lands her in hot water… with Cooper. As she struggles to find her own footing in the male dominated MC world, she can’t shake him from her head. With her father and brothers, she lives the life of a bird in a gilded cage. With Cooper, she feels her first since of freedom. That is until the status quo changes, and she is shoved into the middle of a multi-club controversy.
Things are never easy in the MC world, but Michele makes us love each and every one of her characters more than the book before it. With seeing Cooper as an adult, I fell in love with him so much more than I did when he was little. I am stoked beyond belief to get to read about the next generation of Ravage MC-ers in this new series. Let’s ride into the next book soon!