Thursday, April 2, 2015

Steele by Rie Warren

Title: Steele
Author: Rie Warren
My Rating: B+

Genre: Erotic Romance 
Series: Carolina Bad Boys #3
Main Characters: Brodie and Ashe
Release Date: April 2015
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: erotic


Story Overview:
Brodie Steele is a badass MC dude. Ashe Kingston is a sexy police officer with an attitude. Their bad blood runs deep. But after they hook up at a wild biker week, can they keep their pact? What happens at Bike Week stays at Bike Week. Yeah, right.

Riding out the rough years following a family tragedy, Brodie is still trying to put his life back together when he finds something he never expected with Ashe. She annoys the ever lovin’ hell out of him, and turns him on so much he can’t see straight. He keeps coming back for more.

Ashe isn’t just a hard-nosed police officer. And she wants no part of Brodie outside of their no-strings-attached fling. There’s no way he’s settling-down material but he’s hard to resist with his inked sleeves and rebellious ways, not to mention piercings in places that make Ashe melt. Brodie Steele is dangerous, delicious, and suddenly determined to have her.

If there’s anything more risky than laying his heart on the line for this sexy woman, it’s Ashe’s job. It puts her life in danger in a way he can’t possibly protect her from. Can their hot bond win out over the bad blood of years past? Or will Ashe be taken from Brodie before she lets him into her heart?

My Review:
Brodie Steele is a typical Rie Warren hero. He's really, really rough around the edges, but that tough, take no prisoners facade hides a heart of gold when he gives his heart to a woman.

In this book that woman is Ashe Kingston, the cop who arrested his sister for drug use a few years back. An event that caused the death of his parents when they were on their way to get her. He's never quite forgiven her, but when he comes across her during bike week, he can't resist her. She's sexy, she rides a rocking motorcycle, and she carries a gun on a daily basis. 

I'll admit, every time I start one of these books, I'm sure the hero is going to get on my last nerve, but by the mid-way point, I'm sold and totally in love with them. Rie Warren has the magic touch when it comes to heroes that I just don't want to like. She always makes me fall in love with them. I really loved Ashe too, although since the book is told entirely from Brodie's pov, the reader didn't get to know her as well. I think that I really could have enjoyed some scenes from her because she is one tough chick.

I love that she's a cop and he's the VP of a motorcycle club that his brother started. There's a bit of a suspense story line that ties into all that and I loved every bit of that aspect of the story. Done to perfection!

This book also set up a new series for Rie featuring the Redemption motorcycle club. First up is Hunter and I cannot wait for his story and I'm excited that Cole has a book in that series too. I loved the glimpses of these two guys that we saw in this book. 

This is an erotic novel and as such, there is a LOT of sex. A lot of it. Rarely is that an issue for me, but in this one, I got to where I skimmed those scenes. Seriously, there were like 25-30 sex scenes. I get it...they're hot for one another. Just a bit too much for me. ;) But I know some of you will be like...hell yeah, this is the book for me. LOL.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.




And coming this summer: The Bad Boys of Retribution MC series.  Four back-to-back releases set in the Carolina Bad Boys world.  The first book, Hunter, is headed your way on June 2, 2015.  (Preorder link -  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UWHWMO8).  These boys are gonna make this summer sizzle!
Below are the Amazon and Goodreads links for Carolina Bad Boys #1 and #2 and Ride, In Between the Covers, the novella featured in Stone, At Your Service.
Stone, At Your Service (Carolina Bad Boys #1)
Love, In The Fast Lane (Carolina Bad Boys #2)
Ride, In Between The Covers


Author Bio


Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.
A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.
You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website https://www.riewarren.com. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/Saritza_Hernandez.html

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