Today, I’m hosting author S. Courtney’s latest release Wrecked, book one in the Merciless Few MC series, a motorcycle club romance. Be sure to read my review. And don’t forget to enter the Raffleocpter giveaway.
Series: Merciless Few MC, Book 1
Author: S Courtney
Genre: MC Motorcycle Club Romance
Crashed and burned
My relationship, my life, my bike
All turned upside down
But I needed to get my bike back in gear
She’s the only one I need
No woman was going to ever change that
No woman was going to make me crash and burn again
My club is my sole focus
Until her…and that cute little tater tot daughter
I’m going to protect them from whatever, including family
Now I wonder…
If I open up, will she wreck my life?
My first official task was to pay off some slovenly group of dirty bikers. Of course, Frankie kept company with the bottom feeders.
We made it to this large two-story, fraternity-style home in the backwoods somewhere. It definitely could use a new coat of paint. It was decent for the type of people that live here. I open the door to see Diesel ready to help me down. It was a lousy attempt at a cheap feel and I was already in a bad mood. I hop down on my own and I hear him close the door.
I walk up and knock; Diesel is right behind me. I can feel his breath on my neck. I snarl, “Why are you so close?! Back up, or I’ll twist your balls off and feed them to the dogs.”
He chuckles, “I like a chase, sweetheart. Your brother said you were fair game, and I can’t wait to feel that tight little pussy around my dick.”
Frankie said, what?!
He’s offering me up to his lackeys like a fresh prostitute and I am livid. I’d slit Frankie’s throat in his sleep if I didn’t need him. He doesn’t give a shit about me and right now, the feeling’s fucking mutual. The way I’m feeling, his flunky here is about to have a very agonizing sex change.
“I don’t give a damn what he told you! Don’t fucking touch me, you mongrel.” In my anger, I slam my fist against the door three times. I probably sounded like the police, but I didn’t give a shit. Somebody better answer before I commit murder on their doorstep.
“Alright, wait a damn minute!” A voice on the other side yells out. The door swings open and I’m staring at a nearly naked beast of a man, but I’m really ogling his bare chest, a nice one at that, except my eye is drawn to fresh scars on his arm that look like they wrap around his back. They are a pinkish against his warm skin. I was so fascinated I failed to see the irritation on his face until I looked up and he sneered, “What?!” He stares down at me.
“What?! Don’t they teach you basic manners to address people when answering the damn door, or is it true what they say about bikers? Nothing but a bunch of brainless Neanderthals.”
Everyone was pissing me off tonight.
He looks behind me and recognizes Diesel, “Hey, Frankie letting his whores deliver payment now?” He taunted as he snatched the envelope. He was about to slam the door in my face, but I wasn’t going to tolerate disrespect.
I stuck my foot in the way and put my arms up against the door frame, “Despite your ignorant statement, you seem like a decent guy, quite out of place to be a mangy, trashy biker, but what do I know, huh? You might be as bad as my brother Frankie. I’m not some vagabundo (tramp) like that cadela (bitch) he’s dragging around like a fucking trophy. I don’t know why, she looks like any other $10 whore, but whatever. IF there is a next time, I suggest you show me some respect, seu idiota covarde!” (you spineless prick)
He raised his brow and shifted his weight while rubbing his chin, the muscles automatically flexing in his chest and arms. He was also in his boxers; I wonder if I interrupted his sleep or a good time? I could hear female voices from behind the door.
“Did you call me a prick?”
Oh shit. I didn’t expect him to understand me!
Reaper is a member of the Merciless Few MC. His life isn’t going very well. He’s…wrecked. He caught his girlfriend cheating on him. There’s a man the club does business with who he doesn’t trust. And he wrecked his beloved bike in a crash. Then he ends up in the hospital. He’s done with life and women.
Avi and her daughter have escaped Brazil without her brother’s help. She’s desperate. Not only has she escaped her country, but a horrible abusing man. Even though her brother never lived up to his promise to send for her, when she reaches Maine, she searches him out because he’s all she has in this new country. But her brother isn’t what she assumes him to be…
Both main characters are at their worst, so their first meeting doesn’t go over well. Poor Avi is none too happy when she finds herself having to deliver a package to the MC, and Reaper just slammed the door in her face after heated exchanges of words.
I rather enjoyed their failed meet-cute. I also enjoyed both characters as the author takes us on many twists and turns that bring not only the Merciless Few up against a criminal kingpin but who the kingpin turns out to be is a brilliant twist. The twists are what make this novel stand out.
The budding relationship between the two is well written, along with Avi’s child growing on Reaper. The suspense is also done well and is believable. But the setting wasn’t quite grounded. I could have been anywhere. As a matter of fact, I’m guessing they are in Maine because I’ve already forgotten where it takes place since the focus was on the action and characters. As for the dialogue, the author excels here. Each scene between characters made me feel as if I was watching the exchanges take place.
Since it’s book five in the series, many characters from previous novels make their appearance. Keep in mind this is an MC romance, after all. I didn’t mind. Not having the gang members present would have seemed strange. So having the entire club present along with how it operates was a nice read and made the story more believable. I also liked how tight-knit the brotherhood is.
The only niggle I have is the Portuguese words translated into English using parenthesis. It did become distracting.
Still, it’s a wonderful read. And it operates as a standalone so you don’t have to read the other books in the series, but I’d suggest you do so because the author has created a wonderful world. Do yourself a favour and get a copy.
S Courtney is new to the published writing community but has been a lifelong writer and began creatively writing in junior high.
She is the author of the paranormal romance, the Bound Series, which includes Bound to You, Bound by Destiny, and Unapologetically Nessa which are available on paperback and kindle.
She is also the author of her contemporary romance, the Black Aces MC, a motorcycle club romance and the Sandman, a dark, slow burn paranormal romance.
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2 thoughts on “S. Courtney – Wrecked”
Oh the book details are just enough to make me want more! I need to read this!
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Thanks so much for the great post! I would enjoy this book.
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