Series: Deacons of Bourbon Street #2
Genres: Alpha Guy, Love to Hate, Motorcycles, Romance
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Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mentions its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?
Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.
I adore a good MC romance, especially when the characters are well developed. I was intrigued by this book because it seems like the whole premise of the series is that it is about an MC who broke apart in the aftermath of Katrina and then are brought back together after the death of their old leader. I thought this was an interesting take because these aren’t people who are active in the MC lifestyle, so I thought it would make for an interesting dynamic.
So first things first, I thought the book started a bit abruptly, I’m not sure if it’s because I had missed the events of the first book in the story, but I felt like things moved super fast right from the start. So Travis is back in town because he inherited a but of buildings (along with the three other guys) and Travis basically wants to sell and get the heck out of New Orleans as soon as possible. I think he felt like the disbanding of the MC was kind of like a family abandoning him. While he is there some of the others kind of rope him into figured out if their old Pres. had been murdered or not.
So right off the bat Travis just struck me as a jerk and a bully. I don’t know about you but if my landlord showed up at my apartment and announced he was going to move into my spare room I would have called the cops, not just acquiesced and let him take up shop in my house. So in that moment not only was Travis a jerk to me, but I pretty much decided I didn’t like Billie either. By the end of the book I didn’t mind Travis, the guy is what he is and at least he is kind of upfront about it. But by the end of the book I did not like Billie. She was just too whisy-washy. I mean she let’s Travis walk all over her after basically declaring to herself she wasn’t going to let another man be overly possessive of her. I also felt like whenever her and Travis would get into a fight, Billie would just let things go, I mean things that would have had me steaming mad, like kicking her out of her own place. Also she was just a little bit to hippy dippy for my liking.
I think the book would have done more for me if the characters had a bit more depth to them. Everything happened so quickly with them that it felt like I had whiplash in a couple of places. Also I think the murder subplot line about the original Pres of the MC is suppose to last for the entire series, but the way that it left things open ended that it felt unsatisfying for me. It was a quick read, I did enjoy some parts of it, so if you like MC books, or really alpha guys, then this might be a book you should check out.