Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Review: Full Heat (Brothers of Mayhem #2) by Carla Swafford from Loveswept
(Brother's of Mayhem #2)
by Carla Swafford
Published: July 19, 2016
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From the author of Hidden Heat (“Filled with action, deception, and emotional and sexual tension.”—Publishers Weekly), the Brothers of Mayhem MC rides again in an explosive novel of wounded hearts and undeniable heat.
Forget shining armor. Motorcycle shop owner Mary Jane Parker could use a knight in black leather right about now. A local gang has been extorting her for protection money, and standing her ground would be a lot easier with the Brothers of Mayhem at her back. She just needs to convince the club’s new president to take the job. The powerful, brooding biker claims he’s not interested—but if his version of tough love is supposed to be punishment, Mary Jane would gladly misbehave for the rest of her life.
Storm Ryder has no interest in rescuing anyone but himself. He spent three agonizing years in prison, and there’s no way in hell he’s going back, not over a spoiled rich girl who’s flirting with trouble. So why does he find himself craving Mary Jane’s lips—and holding her close when he should be pushing her away? Deep down in his tortured soul, Storm knows she’ll be there for him. And when Mary Jane needs him most, he’ll find the courage to give her everything he’s got.
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
My Thoughts: After reading the first book in the series, I was really looking forward to Storm's story. Needless to say, I was not disappointed, and in fact, I loved Full Heat even more than Hidden Heat. Storm spent 3 years in prison and endured some unimaginable trauma, which forced him to be and do whatever he had to in order to survive, and of course, punish his tormentors. Now out of jail and the President of The Brothers of Mayhem MC, and he is trying to convince his club brothers to embrace a more legitimate side of business. Enter Mary Jane Parker at this point. She needs protection against a rival gang who is threatening her business. The chemistry between Storm and Mary Jane is off the charts from the moment they met, despite attempts to deny it. Mary Jane suddenly finds herself immersed into a lifestyle she never imagined, with a man she can't resist, a man haunted by his past.
These two go through many trials, face many dangers, and do it in the midst of some intense passion. Their story is captivating and heartbreaking, as these two, along with some really great secondary characters fight for their happily ever after. Definitely check this one out.