Monday, 6 July 2015

Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1) by Katie Ashley

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1458 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Eternal (2 Jun. 2015)
  • ASIN: B00S53JF9G
New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.

Cover: A rather sexy cover.  Not my favourite cover ever, but I like it.  What;s not to like.

I loved the sound of this one.
This year I've read a couple of other MC series.
Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan and Hades Hangmen by Tillie Cole.
One I found OK, the other I absolutely love.
So I'm always on the lookout now for similar books, and this one definitely sounded like it fit the bill from the synopsis which drew me in.
A typical opposites attract story- definitely drew me in.
A schoolteacher and a Motorcycle Club Sergeant at arms.  Couldn't get more opposite if you tried.
I found the book started off great.  Introducing the characters, and how Alex- worried for Willow ends up agreeing to home tutor her so she doesn't fall behind because of having to stay at the club compound for her safety.
There's a sizzle of attraction between Alex and Deacon.
But suddenly they are just making out in a basement.  It really was sudden.
I don't feel there was a good build up.  It just happened.  So it didn't come across as real, or believable.  Their relationship went from zero to 100 in two seconds flat.
I also feel I didn't get to know them as well as I could have.  The fast pace let the character development fall down.
However, it was a fun, quick read, and I would definitely pick up the next book in the series, as I'm so intrigued by Rev's character.
3/5 stars.

Read from June 23 to 25, 2015

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