Review and Give-Away: The Devil's Ride by KA Merikan
Tooth. Vice President of the Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club. On a neverending quest for vengeance. The last thing he needs is becoming a permanent babysitter for a male hooker.
Lucifer. Fallen. Lost. Alone.
After a childhood filled with neglect and abuse, followed by his mother’s suicide, Lucifer set out into the world alone. There was nothing for him out there other than taking it one day at a time. As the bastard son of the Coffin Nails club president, Lucifer never got much fatherly love. So when the Nails show up at the strip joint Lucifer works in, the last thing he expects is to be put in the custody of Tooth, Nails Vice President famous for his gruesome interrogation techniques. The man proves to be the sexiest beast Lucifer has ever met. He’s also older, straight, and an itch Luci can’t ever scratch.
Tooth’s life came to a halt twelve years ago. His lover got brutally murdered, police never found the perpetrators, and all leads were dead ends. To find peace and his own justice, Tooth joined the Coffin Nails, but years on, he’s gotten nowhere with the case, yet still lives on with the burning fire for revenge.
Babysitting a deeply scarred teenager with a talent for disappearing is the last thing on his bucket list. He promised himself to never get attached to someone like him again. To make sure the openly gay boy is safe in the clubhouse, Tooth is stuck keeping an eye on him. The big, blue, attention seeking gaze is drawing Tooth in, but fucking the president’s son is a complete no-go, even when both their feelings go beyond lust.
What Tooth doesn’t know is that Lucifer might hold the key to the closure Tooth so desperately needs.
WARNING Contains adult content: a gritty storyline, sex, explicit language, violence and abuse. Inappropriate use of dental tools and milk.
Themes: Prostitution, Outlaw Motorcycle Club, organized crime, homophobia, family issues, coming out, discipline/punishment, organ snatching, hurt-comfort, age gap
Genre: contemporary gay erotic dark romance
Length: ~125,000 words
When you're hiding from a biker gang, in fear of your life, wearing nothing but some sexy, skin-tight leggings, the last person you expect to see heading the gang is your dad. But this is exactly what happens to Luci - or Lucifer, to give him his real name - and yep, the story just gets better and better from there on in.
I've not read a lot of biker books, and what I have read was many moons ago, yet everything about this book appealed to me as soon as the request to read and review came in. I know I like the Merikan's writing. I really do. They are the right side of quirky for me, interesting characters and scenarios, but always with a plot that makes sense. Whatever impression I have of a story going in I can always, pretty much, guarantee I'm going to like their characters. None of whom are written in a black and white, good or bad way. The good characters aren't perfect, the bad ones not entirely evil - mostly, and this makes for a story I'm invested in and interested in. This book was no exception.
The gruff biker vice president, with a penchant for pulling teeth sans anaesthetic and a secret nobody knows, paired with the out and proud ex-stripper twink who happens to be the gang's leader's son, the book was bound to be interesting. And it really was. I have to be fair and say some of the plot turns I figured out before the end, not all of them though. The story still kept me hooked. The balance of emotional/relationship plot to actual action plot was perfect for me.
I eventually loved the relationship between Luci and Tooth, though at first I wasn't so keen on it. As the story developed so did my love for them as a potential couple. At first Tooth got on my nerves. I was pulling for Lucifer and wanted him to get away from Tooth and the club...as time went on though, I found myself changing my opinion entirely and rooting so hard for them both.
I would say if you're a biker fan, or a fan of the Merikan's you'll enjoy this book. If you're even a little bit interested, give it a try. Heck, if you enter the competion below you might even win a copy for free. I'd say it's worth it, most definitely.
KA Merikan are kindly offering an e-copy of The Devil's Ride up to one lucky winner. To be drawn on Monday 8th December at 12pm GMT time, please comment below, remebering to leave a way of contacting you (e-mail, twitter, facebook etc). Good Luck!
A copy of this book was given to us in exchange for an honest review.
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