Series: Hells Saints Motorcycle Club #1
Published by Montlake Source: Purchased
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Motorcycles, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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After a lifetime of uncertainty, Raine Winston shouldn’t be fazed by anything anymore. But she’s terrified. Terrified that her wayward sister, Claire, has gotten into debt dangerously over her head. Terrified that a muscle-clad biker named Diego doesn’t want payment with money—he wants much more. And terrified of the dizzying desire she feels whenever Diego touches her…
Diego Montesalto spends his days raising hell and his nights in the arms of fast, easy women. Tough, tattooed, and used to taking what he wants, he refuses to get emotionally invested in anyone. But he can’t stop thinking about Raine’s sweet smell, striking blue eyes, and quiet determination. She may have the spirit of a warrior, but she needs someone to guide and protect her.
When Raine has no choice but to go on the run, she falls straight into the Hells Saints’ mayhem-filled world…and into Diego’s strong arms. But in a life filled with hard choices, raw lust, and blood-soaked violence, is there room for loyalty…or love?
I do love me a motorcycle romance, that’s for sure. Something about the whole outlaw thing and add in some romance just works for me. Plus I kind of always know what to expect, the guys are going to be alpha guys, they are going to rulebreakers (and in most cases law breakers) and the girls are going to have to buck up and be strong women in order to deal with these men who let’s face it are just on the right side of crazy. I was actually a little on the fence about this book. I liked a lot of the storyline/plot elements in the book, but a lot of times I thought the dialogue was a little too rough. It’s kind of like when an author gives a character a really strong accent and then writes in that accent, it’s kind of jarring to read, and I felt like the author wanted to make these guys sound especially rough and hard and the dialogue comes off that way which was a bit annoying for me.
I liked Raine. She was a good character for me, and I think I liked her way more than I ended up liking Diego. Raine is a strong woman, and she has been through a lot in her life, but through it all she has always found a way to keep going and to take care of the people around her. So when her sister ends up in a really bad situation, Raine does what she always does and goes to take care of it. I have to say a lot of the scenes I liked with Raine were when she was standing her ground. I loved the scene when she is at the bar seeing Prosper for the first time, that was such a good scene, and made me love Prosper so much in that moment.
Diego is a hard guy, and I don’t think he is particularly good at getting his point across. Sometimes it is like he thinks something in his head and he just figures that the other person gets what he is thinking based on his actions, which is totally not the case (see the reason why Raine sought out Prosper). He also has something in his past that is really hard for him to let go of. And when something similar happens with Raine, he is totally not prepared to deal with it. So it is interesting to watch how that whole thing unfolds between the two of them.
There is also a kind of revenge-ish plot going on in the background, which leads to a dramatic ending, but I did enjoy having that bit at the end, I think without it the book would have felt anti-climatic. All in all I would say this was a pretty good book, I enjoyed reading it, and I will probably be reading other books in this series, especially too see what happens with the characters that come up in this book. If you like motorcycle club romances then this might be the book for you.