Author: Ronnie Douglas (Melissa Marr)
Series: Knights in Black Leather
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2016
Synopsis: The second novel in Ronnie Douglas’ sexy Southern Wolves motorcycle club series—reminiscent of Kristen Ashley and Jay Crownover—tells the story of an aspiring fashion designer and a biker who discover a desire that knows no limits.
When the daughter of one of the Southern Wolves gets a flat in the middle of a thunderstorm, there’s only one thing to do—strip down to her underwear and get a little muddy. But when Alamo, the sexy biker shows up to rescue Ellen yet again, things are bound to get a whole lot dirtier.
Between the trouble he left behind and club rules, Alamo knows he needs to stay clear of Ellen. He’s not looking for a woman or complications—even when that woman is everything a man could want. Unfortunately, Ellen isn’t playing by anyone’s rules but her own these days, and a Southern woman who’s been raised by Wolves is awfully hard to deny.
So when they give in to their raging attraction, both get much more than they bargained for.
Review: I really loved the relationship between Ellie and Alamo. When I read Undaunted I really expected the couple in this book to be Dash and Ellie so I got a little pouty and put off reading the book. But I’m really glad that I read it and I read it pretty much non-stop until I was finished. My only issued with these two books, and books like these in general, is that if you’re going to write a book with a believable motorcycle club then there needs to be mention of some type of dubious behavior. I’m not saying you need to write out mass murders on the page but we’re getting part of the story from the male character’s pov and yes while it is a romance his whole life doesn’t revolve around her or that. It cannot when he’s involved in a MC. You can also mention them doing good charitable things, that’s also believable, because a lot of them do, but they’re not perfect like many authors portray them. I do like that Douglas has hers as very protective of the ‘family’ that to me is very believable. This one did have a hint at more dubious behavior than the first one but I still felt it was a little washed down than it could have been. Putting that issue aside, and it wasn’t really a huge issue for me, this book and Undaunted are both really good NA romances. The characters are really well-developed, Douglas has done a really good job of building the relationships between the characters, romantically, familial, and friendship wise. I am definitely looking forward to another book in this series, I am hoping we get one and I am hoping Zoe is the main female, I have a feeling she will end up being my favorite of all the girls.
I received an ARC of this book from William Morrow (Harper Collins) on Edelweiss. This in no way affected my review.