This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Club Romance
Published by Carina Press
Released on 4/20/20
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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