This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: M/M Romance, Motorcycle Club Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published by Riptide
Released on September 24, 2018
He’s a dead man. One MC thinks he’s a traitor and he’s hiding what he really is to yet another. All while trying to help his brother. Talk about an adrenaline rush. I craved this one so much and it didn’t stint on the gut-clenching thrills and hot and dirty-style romance in the biker world.
Running Blind is book two in the Havoc series. In a pinch, it could be read out of order, but I thought it had a natural build on the book before it which has ties to the author’s other series set in the MC world..
Running Blind picks up time-wise after the events of Running Wild, but shifts to two new characters and all new conflicts involving the Havoc MC. Linc, the best friend of the hero in book one goes missing and his brother Bram, in spite of his own troubles comes running. He’s an ATF agent who was embedded in a hellish world for two years. He saw and did things in the Heathen MC that ate at his very soul. Now, they’ve branded him a traitor and are coming to get him after someone sold him out. He suspects it was his own boss and he doesn’t even know why. Things get worse when he discovers its the Havoc MC his brother owed money and then skipped town. Bram doesn’t do things by half and the first guy he grabs to forget his troubles just happens to be the Havoc MC President.
Sweet knows that Bram is their way to Linc and that Bram is all kinds of trouble. He can’t help himself. From the very beginning this wild guy with death in his eyes and a nothing left to lose attitude is the first one to move him in years. He has given everything for Havoc and it has his full loyalty and duty, but for once he wants this for himself though he knows he should keep his distance from Bram.
This author is the queen of tough, gritty, hard spot situation romantic suspense. Her heroes are rough and wild and unapologetic. They are broken men who live on the edge, but they have a sense of honor. I’ve enjoyed several of her books in this world and her other romantic suspense worlds. There’s pulse-pumping sizzling hot loving and edge of your seat action. I like the pinch of suspense, but also that these are not easy and light. The characters are flawed and they challenge each other and never make it easy.
The clash between biker clubs and the setting of the Havoc world was well done as was the way the characters interacted with each other. The camaraderie of the Havoc brothers but also with a few other peripheral characters was great.
All in all, this fast-paced rush of a story dragged me along with it and flipping pages madly to see what came next. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Those who like firecracker hot and gritty m/m biker romantic suspense should give this book/series a try.
I rec’d this book from Net Galley to read in exchange for an honest review.
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