Review: Temper by Chantal Fernando

Posted April 21, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 32 Comments

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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Temper by Chantal Fernando
Temper

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Series: Knights of Fury #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Carina Press
Released on 4/20/20
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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The Delight

He came to her bar and asked her out twice a year for five years, she finally said yes and all hell broke loose.  I’ve had my eye on Chantal Fernando’s books for a while and finally took the plunge.  It was a good time and I will definitely want more.

Temper is the third in the Knights of Fury series.  It read easily as my first book, but it did have a series arc plot that seemed to culminate in this story and the previous couples were strong players in this one.  I would definitely recommend starting with Saint and then Renegade first.

Abbie’s been working her family bar out on the desert in a small town between Vegas and LA since she was old enough to help out.  Her biggest goal was to finish college and get out of town to see the world, but her mom’s stroke got her off track for her dream and she’ll probably be keeping bar forever.  The only bright spot is the sexy tatted biker who has been stopping into the bar a couple times a year for the last five years.  Each time Temper asks her out, she says no and they go on to catch up on their lives.

Except this time, Abbie doesn’t want to say no and wants to let her hair down for a little while before getting back to family duty.  A date with the much older Temper where he gets creative and gives her the best night of her life and she can relish the sizzle of attraction between them before he heads back on the road.

Only, it doesn’t end with that scorching kiss, but gunfire and Abbie’s staid life is upended.  She gets an unwanted glimpse into the darker world of the man who stars in her dreams.  She wanted to get out of town and see the world.  She wanted to play with fire and is she now about to get burned?  Someone’s after the Knights of Fury and Abbie is caught in the crossfire.  Secrets come to light and things heat up with Temper.  Dare she take the risk?

I enjoyed this first person narrative told by Abbie, the slightly naive, but level-headed woman who grew up small town and never got the chance to leave.  She had a sweet nature, but there was also steel in her spine so that she might be all new to the MC world, but she’s no pushover.  This is a biker romance and there are a bunch of alpha guys, but Abbie doesn’t get lost in the shuffle and gets the chance to get in on the action.

I loved the way she and Temper had been building a friendship over those years she put him off and they felt ready when they finally got their opportunity.  He made a mistake, but owned it and he was so patient and good with Abbie.  The age gap was mentioned and considered, but not dwelt on.  I was glad because there was plenty of other conflict to keep the book lively and moving.

There was a nice suspense element with who was coming after the club and attacking them which brought some good action and excitement especially with the big climax scene.

This is a biker romance, but it wasn’t dark or gritty.  There is a sweetness in the friendships especially among the gals and there is a heartwarming feel of family among the club members.  The romance had some spice, but it was also very sweet the way Temper courted her.  He was commanding without being a jerk and Abbie had good spirit, but wasn’t stubborn at the wrong times.  Great couple!

All around this was an engaging book and I want to go back for the two previous ones while eagerly awaiting the rest of the series.  I think this series would make a good starting point for those who want to try out biker romances and is also a good match for those who prefer the more moderate biker element.

My thanks to Carina Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
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Melliane
1 month ago

I didn’t know about this one but nice to know I should start by book 1 if I try it!

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Melliane

Oh yes, I learned that lesson. 🙂

Ethan
1 month ago

Seems like you’d have to be cautious about a guy named Temper!

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan

Oh man, that is the funny part. He has that name and I was waiting for the explosions, but he never lost his temper once.

Jenea’s Book Obsession

I haven’t read a biker romance in a while and this one sounds like one I’d enjoy for sure!

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

It has been a while for me, too, and it was a nice one to ease back into the sub-genre.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Glad you enjoyed this one, Sophia. I haven’t read this author yet.

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

I hadn’t either, but I enjoyed this so I’ll be back for more.

Mary Kirkland
1 month ago

I never thought I would like a biker romance but I’ve read a few of them and I do tend to like them. I might try this one out since it does sound good.

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Yeah, it was the same reaction for me. I don’t like them all, but there are many I do and I think I’ll be going back for the earlier books of this one since I really enjoyed it.

Lover of Romance
1 month ago

I love seeing these type of heroines in MC romances, The sweet yet steel strong at the same time.

I can’t wait to grab this one up….lovely review

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

I thought the author struck just the right balance of the two when she wrote her heroine. I think you’ll enjoy this one, Renee.

Beena Khan
1 month ago

I love a nice motorcyle romance 🙂

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Beena Khan

It sure hits the spot now and then. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

I’m not a fan of the really gritty MC romances, so this sounds like something I’d really enjoy. I’m going to look this one up. Wonderful review, Sophia Rose! 🙂

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

I tend to prefer the less gritty ones, too. I wasn’t sure where this would fall, but it was surprisingly sweet. 🙂

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
1 month ago

I saw this reviewed by another blogger who also called it sweet, not usual for a biker romance. Thanks Sophia Rose

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

Yeah, it really isn’t the usual thing. He isn’t really an alpha hero either even though he is the club prez.

Carole Rae
1 month ago

awww they sound like a fun couple. 🙂

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

They really were. I loved their dates. 🙂

Nadene
1 month ago

I am glad to see you enjoyed this one too, Sophia.

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadene

I sure did. It was fun to read your review, too, Nadene.

Anne - Books of My Heart

This sounds like a biker series I would enjoy. Some of them are just all sex and violence without enough plot. Great review!

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

Yeah, I’ve attempted some of those. I need a strong plot, characters and relationship development.

Carole's Random Life in Books

This sounds great! I love that this is a motorcycle romance on the sweeter side. I will have to keep it in mind.

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

It’s a good one when you want a bit of the setting without too much darker stuff.

Lily
1 month ago

This series looks so good. The characters look awesome so does the storyline.

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Lily

I thought they were all fab characters and I want to go back for the rest.

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Glad you liked it!

Sophia Rose
1 month ago

It was a nice change up for me. Thanks, Sarah!

Jen
Jen
1 month ago

I’ve never really been able to get into the MC titles. I’m glad you enjoyed it – especially since it wasn’t the first book! Did you know that going in?

Sophia Rose
1 month ago
Reply to  Jen

Yes, but I thought the blurb made it sound like it could standalone pretty well and it did. I could tell where previous couples and storylines entered in, but they didn’t affect this story too much.