Ahhhh, Blake Mahone. Tough ass biker with a soft, mushy inside. His heart is so big - even if he doesn't want to admit it to himself or let others seeAhhhh, Blake Mahone. Tough ass biker with a soft, mushy inside. His heart is so big - even if he doesn't want to admit it to himself or let others see. He is an amazing dad to his son, Ash. Too bad the girl he thought he would spend his life with didn't care about him or their family as much as he thought. Lately, Jodi, his girlfriend of ten years has been disappearing for long periods of time and looking rougher and rougher as the days go by. Money keep disappearing from Blake's bank account and he knows she's into something bad. He's finally had enough when he comes home to find Ash home alone, dirty and hungry. When Jodi finally show up and he asks where she's been for the last two day she goes nuts. After telling her to get out and never come back, he hopes he never sees her again. But, as the saying goes, a bad penny always turns up.
Gabby Morgan is ready to start her first day as a Kindergarten teacher. She is excited and nervous, but ready to start this new part of her life. Finally, making some progress toward her goals after recovering from a horrifying experience as a result of a bad relationship, Gabby is ready to get on with it.
Gabby's first interaction with Blake isn't under the best circumstances. First of all, Ash shows up to her class late and then, Blake is late picking him up at the end of the day. When the loud motorcycle pulls up outside the school she doesn't expect Ash to go running for the sexy man riding it. She doesn't want to be attracted to this irritating man, but she can't help the feelings that run through her body as she looks at him. Over the next several days and weeks she has to continually wait for Black to show up to pick up Ash. He always promises never again, but he just can't seem to help it. Is this a man that she can count on?
Ash loves Gabby and is always trying to get her to come around to spend time with him and Blake. Blake can't seem to say no and always gives in to him. Eventually, Gabby is spending more and more time with them and falling deeper and deeper in love with both boys. But, remember that bad penny? It turns back up and causes A LOT of problems. Not only for Blake and Ash, but for Blake's motorcycle club, The Spartan Riders. And even worse, for Gabby because in addition to being a drug addict, a cheater, and a liar, she's also jealous.
I really enjoyed Blake and Gabby's story. It was a one-sitting read for me. As a former teacher and school librarian, I always love reading stories involving teachers falling in love with badass men. I appreciate a man that accepts that teaching is an important calling.
I can't wait for book two, METTLE, which is Country's story. It's due to come out later this year....more
WOW! Ashley Black continues the roller coaster ride of the Bound for Pleasure series by opening with Victor in a coma after being found strangled andWOW! Ashley Black continues the roller coaster ride of the Bound for Pleasure series by opening with Victor in a coma after being found strangled and close to death. With Raven still on the lose, tensions are high as everyone waits to see if Victor will wake up and if he does if he'll be the same.
Ben still has feelings for Gwen and she is having a hard time with her feelings for him. She likes Ben. He's sexy, sweet, and definitely a lot more stable than Victor. Even though her life would be a lot less complicated if she chose him, she can't seem to stop her feelings for Victor- her all consuming feelings.
When disaster strikes in the hospital, putting Victor even more at risk, they realize Raven is still determined to kill Victor and Gwen. Even though the doctors are able to save Victor's life he has been left damaged. The drug Raven slipped into his IV effected the area of the brain responsible for his creativity.
Gwen has to decide how much she is willing to give in order to keep Victor. Can she give him the kind of sexual release he needs? When it finally looks like they are going to be together forever the worst thing happens. At a concert during Victor's grand entrance everyone sees him tied up and being strangled by someone with long black nails. That is the last thing Gwen sees before she is knocked out. When she wakes up, she finds herself in the middle of a nightmare - Victor tied up, beaten, and bloody. Both of their lives are in jeopardy. The last person she'd ever guess is the one responsible for this nightmare.
The ending is a jaw-dropper. I was shocked and as soon as I finished the book I was desperate to start book four. I'm desperate to know who kidnapped Victor and Gwen. Who hates them enough to inflict this amount of pain and threaten to kill them? Ahhhhhh! Come on! ...more