Series: Dirty Eleven #1
Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Erotica, Law Enforcement, Motorcycles, Revenge, Romance
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He's her weapon of choice...
Psychologist Mia Richards wants revenge. Her new client, tattooed Cole "Shank" Shepherd, provides the perfect means. She just has to manipulate the felon-turned-informant into eliminating her husband's killers—members of Cole's rival motorcycle club. The first step, seducing Cole, is simple. As for walking away before she falls hard—it's already too late.
Dirty Eleven practically raised Cole, and he plans to double-cross the cops rather than sell them out. But smart, sexy Mia is an irresistible distraction. While she's evaluating his mind, all he can think about is her body until he discovers her true intentions. Walking a fine line between desire and betrayal, they'll have to outrun her past, his enemies and the law for a love that's dangerously real.
I really love MC books, I blame Madeline Sheehan for that, so anytime there is an MC book out there with a good description I’m all for it. A couple of things stood out for me in the synopsis, the first was that Mia is working as a psychologist with the police and she has big plans for Cole, using him to get back at the people who killed her husband and changed her life forever. I liked the whole elements of Cole being stuck between his loyalty to the MC and the cops who want him to be an informant.
So first up I will start with Mia. I really felt for her, she went through a horrible ordeal with the event that took the life of her husband and landed her with a new identity and being in the witness protection program. I mean talk about losing everything in one fell swoop. I had a lot of respect for the fact that she had picked up her life and started over and has a career as a forensic psychologist. I also really liked that she had a revenge plan because of love books about revenge, they always make things interesting and heighten the drama in the book.
Cole was definitely not what I was expecting, yes he has that whole alpha guy thing going for him, but he wasn’t really like a lot of the MC guys I have read before. I think that’s probably because he didn’t interact much with the club, I mean he avoids it because he has a tracking anklet on and his uncle is super paranoid that there is some kind of listening device on it. So needless to say he interacts only with his uncle (the MC pres and a super jack weasel) and that’s pretty much it. Most of Cole is him on his own thinking about how to get out the rock and hard place he is in, I mean he has to betray someone either the cops or his uncle, and either way is pretty much a death sentence.
I loved the chemistry between Mia and Cole, it was hot, and it made for some pretty nice steamy between the sheets (and sometimes picnic table) scenes. There are some skeezy secondary characters in this book, Cole’s Uncle Bill for one, and then there is also the cop who is suppose to be handling Cole and has some seriously unhealthy interest in Mia. It all makes for a heightened drama experience. The pacing is really good, and it was a quick and enjoyable read for me. If you are looking for a hardcore MC read with all the antics of the MC this may not be the book for you as this one while still dealing with the MC is more about a member on the outside, but regardless if you like MC romances you might want to check out this book out.