8+ for language and sexual situations.
A promise is a promise is a promise…
Lily James has two loves outside of her family…Maverick Quinn and ballet. She’s a Dogs of Fire Motorcycle Club princess who has found her prince. But when faced with an agonizing truth, she must decide whether to pursue her dreams or protect the one she loves.
Maverick Quinn knows what he wants in life, and it all starts and ends with Lily James. He’s loved her since he was a boy and his love has only grown with age, but when she walks out of his life without warning, he questions their entire relationship.
When a threat from inside her family comes to light, he makes the ultimate sacrifice, because a promise is a promise is a promise.
The Dogs of Fire series was a captivating blend of heartwarming family and friendship with sexy hot passion so I was thrilled to see the author tackle a next generation style spin-off series with The Dogs of Fire: Wolf Pack. And who should lead this new series out, but the childhood sweethearts, Maverick and Lily.
The story opens with a tough break for Lily that has her deciding to push away Mav in an effort to spare him from giving up his own dreams. Fortunately, Maverick is attentive and pushes through her excuses and efforts to hold him at arm’s length.
Under the watchful gazes of their parents and the rest of the Dogs of Fire family, Maverick and Lily begin to live out the early promise of their love. Adulthood and an adult relationship are not simple as they work to finish university and pursue their chose careers while figuring out a partnership. Just as things are coming together, an old menace from Lily’s past along with a rising threat from a rival motorcycle club bring a new challenge. Mav never wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps into the Dogs, but now to protect Lily, he will do anything. And sassy, independent Lily finds that the hardest thing might be to stand down and wait.
Alright, I ended up enjoying this latest installment in the Dogs of Fire world. It was fantastic seeing the cute kids grown up and facing their own difficulties while at the same time seeing where all the older couples are at. The story gets off to some quick hitting opening scenes that eventually smoothed out into the present day story.
I should probably make it clear that though this is a spin-off and new series of stories, it is closely tied to the older series. New plot and story arc, but strong connection to the broader cast of characters. So, it could be read standalone or first of series, but I strongly suggest going back for the previous Dogs of Fire books first.
I enjoyed the fact that though much of the romance was easy in the sense that they already know they love each other and have future plans, this doesn’t mean they skated along on easy street, either. Between their own need to sort out their places in the relationship as adults and the exterior conflict caused by the rival MC, things stayed pretty exciting. I had to laugh at myself that I had a moment or two when I probably reacted like one of their parents would have when I read the sexy scenes. It took a bit for me to remind myself that they are all grown up now and it’s okay.
The hints at another romance and other newly introduced characters make me eager to continue with the Wolf Pack series. Oh, and a fun crossover occurs for those who enjoyed Tracey Jane Jackson’s A Nun Walks Into a Bar mystery story and certain familiar faces cameo here in The Promise.
All in all, this was a ‘promising’ start to a new spin-off series and I can’t wait for more of what I’ve come to love from this author’s stories of biker romances full of heart, family, friendship, and sexy good times.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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