Devil’s Mark by Megan Crane

Posted January 3, 2017 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Devil’s Mark by Megan CraneDevil's Mark by Megan Crane
Series: The Devil's Keepers #2
Format: eARC
Published by Loveswept Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Motorcycles, New Adult, Revenge, Romance, Small Town Romance, Suspense, Tattoos
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Holly Chambless is tired of being the squeaky clean daughter of Lagrange’s holier-than-thou mayor. When her father is charged with corruption, she realizes that her whole life’s been a lie. Now’s her chance to do all the things she never dared, like scoring a job at a bar where reputations go to die, or reconnecting with the biker who sparked a secret hunger in her all those years ago. Holly isn’t a wide-eyed girl anymore—and this time she wants a taste of what has always been denied.

Killian “Uptown” Chenier has no time for stuck-up princesses. He likes fast bikes and wild sex. Sure, he remembers Holly. He sent her running with a wicked smile and a lesson about prying eyes. And sure, she’s grown up smoking-hot, with a body he’d like to personally desecrate. But Devil’s Keepers business is real and intense. Her daddy stole from the club, leaving his pretty blonde daughter a walking target. And when Uptown takes aim at what he wants, he never misses.

A few years ago I went through a massive pile of books about MC’s, I loved them, could not get enough, and then I burnt myself out. I’ve started reading them again, and thankfully I am remembering why I loved them in the first place. Plus I really liked the heroine in this book is basically like the town princess, so the idea of her hooking up with the town bad boy is kind of hot.

When we first meet Killian, or “Uptown,” as he is known to the club, he has a big chip on his shoulder. He definitely didn’t grow up easy, and he is finally at the point where he can bring down the hurt on the town mayor. As it turns out Killian and the mayor have a past, the mayor used to provide Killian’s mom with drugs and hook up with her. Totally understandable why he would hate the mayor. So when the mayor’s daughter Holly walks into the club bar looking for a job, Killian sees this as the perfect opportunity to get back at the mayor and maybe even get Holly into his bed.

I really liked Holly, she had a lot more backbone then I was expecting out of her. She grew up a princess, always following the rules, doing exactly what he dad wanted her to, basically little miss perfect. And now that it’s come out that her father isn’t the guy she thought he was she is feeling kind of lost. She needs to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and why not try to figure that out bartending at the local motorcycle bar. She is instantly attracted to Killian, and I was worried she was just going to fall all over herself to do whatever he wanted, but she held her own. She was also really nice just in general, to pretty much everyone, so clearly she isn’t stuck up like I expected her to be. I also liked how forthcoming she was, she really didn’t hide things about herself, what you saw was what you got.

Holly was just so easy to like, it was easy to see how Killian could end up having feelings for her that he totally never counted on. Sure he went into this as a way to get revenge on the mayor, but as time goes on he realizes he really actually liked Holly, and the endless parade of women he has going through his life isn’t fulfilling him at all. He definitely has that whole alpha male thing going for him, but when he is with Holly he can also be sweet, he actually talks to her about things. It was so easy to like these two together, to hope that they ended up with a happy ending.

I really liked this book, I loved our main characters a lot. There was just the right amount of suspense, heat, and romance for me. I also liked the by the time the book ended a lot of things were up in the air about how things with the club were going to turn out, which only makes me want to read the next book to see how that whole situation works it way out.

About Megan Crane

USA Today bestselling, RITA-nominated, and critically-acclaimed author Megan Crane has written more than sixty books since her debut in 2004. She has been published by a variety of publishers, including each of New York’s Big Five. She’s won fans with her women’s fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels as well as with the Harlequin Presents she writes as Caitlin Crews. These days her focus is on contemporary romance from small town to international glamor, cowboys to bikers, and beyond. She sometimes teaches creative writing classes both online at mediabistro.com and at UCLA Extension’s prestigious Writers’ Program, where she finally utilizes the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.

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