Today I have book six in The Bare Bones MC series from Layla Wolfe. Be forewarned – this is a MC romance written the way they are supposed to be: raw, gritty and carries more than a touch of misogyny. But these are not bikers without heart or heartbreaking stories, which is why you’ll keep coming back for more. Please read on for my review of
Shelter From The Storm
Not choir boys by any stretch, these guys live in a world where their territory, their brothers and protecting those they care about is their life’s work. With several stand-out characters, these are people you want in your corner.
Shelter from the Storm brings us back to Pure and Easy. A new arrival in town with a knack for chemistry, Pippa has found the members of the club, and they are unlike anyone she’s ever known. Smart, feisty and daring, her identity is fake but her biochem degree from Harvard provides the perfect entrée into Lytton’s dispensary– A Joint System. Known for his potent product with unique flavor combinations, Pippa’s experience fits right in, and she’s now a new staff member with a price on her head.
Fox was supplanted on a mission from his own cartel manager by the always amusing Santiago. When his failure to kill his target become known, Jones offers him an option: go to New Mexico for a job, or remove a female that is scheduled to testify against the cartel. What he doesn’t realize is just how this woman will turn his life around, and make him a new target.
Oh this was fun: both Fox and Pippa have wonderful voices: neither is afraid to stand up for themselves. Never one to trust instantly, especially with her current situation, she’s slowly building a new life, and is testing the waters with The Bare Bones. She’s met several of the women who are ‘important’ to the guys, and scoffs at the appearance of their subservience and submission to their men. Oh does she have some revelations coming to her – and possibly a new love…
Different from others in this series – while Fox and Pippa have to work through and learn to trust in one another on the way to a commitment, the tone is laced with humor and some laugh out loud moments. Of course, Santiago’s reappearance (although the first time I’ve met him) is so very clever – his style and approach to life make him an over-the-top Miami Vice styled playboy: disarming and charming set dressing that masks the dangerous man beneath. Checking in with other characters from earlier books and seeing their lives progress while this new threat to the club shows the strength in this series – the relationships. Love, friendship, loyalty and a sense that within this circle – one is protected. Wolfe doesn’t skimp on the story– it’s raw and action packed, with more time developing the relationship. You don’t HAVE to have read the earlier books in the story – but it won’t hurt you one bit. These are characters that are worth the time to see the development and progression of the club and its members.
Title: Shelter From The Storm
Author: Layla Wolfe
Series: The Bare Bones MC #6
Also in this series: Playing with Monsters, Have Gun, Will Travel
Genre: Contemporary Motorcycle Romance - Adult
Published by: Quicksilver Books
Published on: 29 April, 2016
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A hitman on the run from his past.
A chemist with no past.
Their faith will be tested in incredible ways.
Alpha bad boy Fox Isherwood has crafted a new life for himself as a cartel hitman. To prove his loyalty, he is sent on the most impossible mission of all—to murder an innocent woman.
Pippa Lofting isn’t her real name. As a federally protected witness, she is a non-person, unable to contact any of her loved ones. She can’t send a text or even visit her dog. She’s created a new existence in Pure and Easy, Arizona, home of The Bare Bones MC. Caught up in the whirlwind thrill of their gritty, fast-paced life, Pippa believes she might be ready to love again when buff, inked ginger Fox appears in town. He is stunning, a macho man for all seasons, and he brings out the best in her—as far as she remembers.
But passion is the last thing on Fox’s mind. The Bare Bones has ordered him to investigate a rival pot plantation, find out why they’re sending spies. When a hitman starts tracking Fox, the heat is on. Will Fox become the hunter or the hunted? And Pippa’s going to need everything he’s willing to give, because she needs…
SHELTER FROM THE STORM
Publisher’s Note: This is Book #6 in the Bare Bones MC series. This book is a stand-alone and can be read out of order, but the series is best read in order to gain the full experience. This is not your mother’s contemporary romance. Daring readers will encounter violence, gun play, garden variety BDSM, and a HEA. It is not for the faint of heart. Recommended 18+ due to mature content and possible triggers.
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A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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