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(Storm MC #5)

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Hes been burnt by love.

Griff Hawkins keeps his pain locked away and the ghosts of his past buried even deeper. Three years ago, he chose the Storm MC as his family and accepted the ways of their violent world. These days, he lives his life with one rule dont get attached to anyone but his club.

She longs to be loved.

Sophia Barnes aches to know real love, and lives her
Published August 25th 2015
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Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it

"I am going to make you feel so damn good..."

It's been a while since I read the last book and I actually couldn't remember that much about Griff..but how could I have forgotten this bossy,sexy biker.I think he's one of my favourite bikers and believe me I've got lots of them stored in my mind.
The man is so HOT but also had a vulnerability about him.

Griff has been with the club for years and I loved getting his story of why he first got involved with them and when his secret was revealed
Nina Levine
Jun 21, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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"Will his secret tear the Storm MC apart?"
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I didn't know much about Griff, the VP in the previous books, so when his past came to light in Illusive, I was surprised by the information. I like the background story that Nina crafted for Griff. I'm totally having a soft spot for him after seeing how he cares for his Aunt Josie and his reluctance to bring up his hidden past for fear of betraying his Storm brothers.

With his aunt's matchmaking efforts, he get to know her new neighbor, Sophia.

Sophia is a straight arrow heroine. What
Aug 19, 2014 added it
Shelves: biker-boyz
DNF - No rating

I really liked this series and I could hardly wait for Griff's book because what's better then a bad boy biker?


A bad boy biker DOM that is :P


The story was great and I loved Sophia and Griff but after a while I got bored and started to skip that's when I knew it was time to call it quits :P

Another exciting and sexy addition to this wonderful series that I love more and more as it goes on.
Illusive is book #5, and is about the VP of the club. He has some history that is revealed, to us readers that could have some major negative effects on his status in his club. Griff is very concerned that his secrets will come to the light. He has found family and major loyalty within his club and he does not want anything to come between this way of life that he has grown to cherish. This is a
Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
Weve all got secrets and demons that take up residence in us. If we never show them to anyone, how will we know who would choose to accept us regardless of them?

Rule number one is that you cant change a man. He might come around, but you cant change who he is at his core. Any change has to come from him. And remember, once a stubborn ass, always a stubborn ass. Same as, once a lying douche, always a lying douche.

UPDATE: Re-read 2017
"Let me be who you need."

Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
Rosa's rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Rambling, regrouping, and man-shit...
I am most definitely a #StormChaser, I can't get enough of those sexy badass bikers and their women. After spending so much time inside their heads, I feel like I know them, inside and out. I have witnessed their pain, shared their tragedies, and mourned their losses right along with them. I have been proud of them, frustrated with them, and awed by their strength and willingness to die for their brothers. Well, most of them, that
Move over Storm MC we have a new BBF

Griff wow!

When any one tells me they haven't read an MC read yet and what do I recommend I can without pause always recommend Nina Levine.

What do you get? you get a good plot,an alpha male, a bit of angst, drama and heat in the bedroom, yep an all rounder.

Loved Griff, yes he's bad ass what MC member isn't but he's also the kind of guy who will fix your taps do your lawn and your shopping, phew and isn't the minds eye a wonderful thing as Nina has the ability
Erin McKinley Carnevale
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WARNING!!! May contain spoilers..but awesome spoilers ;)

Ugh I wanted to not like Griff. After everything with taking Scott's position and looking like he was team dick face Marcus....but of course he was a broken sexy man you just wanted to mend and hold and do other things with ;) and now I can't hate him! Damn it! I knew something was up with him tho. When Scott found out his secret and thought that Griff betrayed him for real, I couldn't after that. I got it. Even tho his initial intentions
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

I had to concentrate hard to keep my eyes on the road. This man and that body could singlehandedly cause traffic to halt.

Theres only so much sexy a woman can handle, Griff, and Im almost at my limit, because let me tell you, just standing next to you is hard work sometimes, so you can only imagine how hard it is to have flirting from your sexy mouth thrown in to the mix.

Hate is a double-edged sword, baby. Sometimes its all youve go and all youre capable of feeling. Sometimes it
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, mc-books
3/2016:I just love it
8/2014:I can't wait to see what happens with Griff..! *.*
Neringa Neringiukas
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Our long awaited Illusive is in our hands. That was a ride with Storm. Once again Nina did it. The story just flew. Chapter after chapter it gets more and more interesting and catchy. Though I'm happy that Griff found his peace in worthy hands of beautiful girl, I'm sad, too. Because I need so much more of Griff. And all Storm guys.

Finally, and I mean finally! I know more about Griff. He was such a 'hush hush' guy. It seemed he was more happy to be in the background then on the front. But that
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Griff's story has two plot lines that center around his past catching up with his present, both in ways that will definitely change his position in Storm as well as his need to keep women at a distance, not allowing any attachment on his or their part.

Club business and past misdeeds are to blame for the trouble brewing in Storm and a certain honest and sexy woman is responsible for Griff reconsidering getting in deep with another woman again, but Griff's got his work cut out for him in order to
Georgia Anthony holland
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Griff...oh man this biker is so sexy! He has a hidden good side that very few people ever really see. However, he has a truly dark side as well, and a secret that could end his life as he knows it. Death never really bothered Griff until he met Sophia! After she sneaks underneath his armor, He does not want to lose the only light he has left.

Sophia...I have so much to say about Sophia but will keep it to a min so as not to give away too much. Sophia is such a strong and honest woman. She is the
Heather andrews
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Sophia she was spunky, and when something got her riled up everyone needed to take cover, I can buy my own damn gloves, Griff. Screw needing a man in my life to do ***t for me, because that clearly isnt working out for me. My eyes dropped to his chest before shifting back to his face. Gesturing at his body, I said, And for the love of God, would you please put some clothes on? When the hell did it become alright for men to answer doors dressed in towels? Griff is a hands on type of man, ...more
Kerry Fletcher
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A is for Alpha B is for Books

I received an ARC in return for an honest review.

OMG i Flove Nina Levine!!! Every hero she writes i fall in love with. This is probably my all time favorite MC series and i get a little nervous every time a new book in the series is released in case it doesn't live up to the rest... but i need never worry it always tops and surpasses the last!

This is Griff and Sophia's story. We have met Griff in the rest of the series but he was always one of those characters you're
Tracy Supple
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As readers there is always one book that we have been highly anticipating and Illusive was that book for me .I've loved Griff from the start and with each book I found my self becoming more intrigued with Griff I needed to know what his story was and how he became a member of storm and what had happened in his life to shape him into the man he is today. And my God Nina delivered it with a bang. Griff and Sophia's story completely shattered me and then put me back together in the best possible ...more
Danny Jeffery
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to start by saying I loved this book and it's up there as being one of my favourites from the series so far.

Illusive brings us Griff's story and to be honest he was always on the back burner for me but not now. Who knew he would be such the dominant guy with an unbelievably soft centre. His interaction with his aunt - sigh -.

And oh my, Sophia, what a girl. She absolutely stole the show for me: she was strong, soft, adorable and the rambling just made me a smile every time. Nina drew
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Illusive and I really enjoyed it! This is apart of the Storm MC series, which could be read as a stand alone but to get the full effect of all the characters and what they have been through I would recommend reading them in order. This is Griff's story. Griff is now the VP and Scott is now President. Things had to happen for it to come to this but in my opinion and most of the brothers, this is a well deserved position. Some in the club do not agree with the changes that were ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ah Griff. The Storm MC brother we knew the least about. Throughout the series so far, Griff was always the quiet brother. The one never saying anything, but always watching, taking it all in. The guy you call when you need someone dealing with, and this being a motorcycle club I'm sure you can imagine what that means.

In Illusive we get to find out why he is that way, why he keeps himself to himself, loving his brothers but also keeping them at a distance, being one of them, but not at the same
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I dont know how she does it!!! Every time I hear about a new book by Nina Levine Im sure there is no way she can make me love these new characters more than the last. And each time I am wrong!!! There are so many things about Griff & Sophia that I love. So much I would love to tell you. But that is not how I write my reviews. But I will say she hates steps!!! Anything that requires specific steps she is not a fan of.

What I will say is that Griff has a lot of secrets. Those secrets haunt
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Emotionally Charged Stars

Just finished this much anticipated book in this series and as usual Nina Levine style, she has knocked it out of the park:) I LOVE this author, I LOVE this series and most of all have come to LOVE ALL of these Storm characters!!!!!

Griff and Sophia were both broken and yet oh so beautiful characters. Their relationship was a great slow burn for me and I can't wait to see more of them along with all of the others in the future!!!! I loved their emotional as well as
Katie Ramos
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ILLUSIVE by Nina Levine

After processing all the emotions Griff's story brought forth, #Regrouping myself if you will, I'm attempting to put it all into a semblance of a review. I knew his story was gonna hit me hard cause that's my man Griff, and I've been anxiously and not so patiently waiting for his story, but to actually be able to relate with him and his story is truly amazing. There have been so many amazing books that have touched me and that I've been able to relate to, however there are
Valerie Degeorge
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to start by saying that Nina this book took me on such an emotional roller coaster ride I had to read this in one sitting, couldn't put it down and was actually holding my breath at some parts.

In ILLUSIVE we get to finally dig into Griff's story and boy what a story it is.
We really don't know anything about the quiet biker who has always piqued my interest, I really fell hard for Griff (shhhh don't tell Nash) ;) Griff is holding in so many demons from his past my
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Nina Levine never fails to deliver!!

This story has been highly anticipated by all of Nina's many fans. We've been waiting for Griff's story for ages!! I swear this lady knows how to write her bikers!!

Griff has been portrayed throughout the Storm MC series as the very strong yet silent type, bordering on scary. All the women of Storm at first were put off but then came to love him. He's done things for the club that took sheer balls to pull off and he's had to mend the rifts his actions have
Abbey's Fully Booked
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Star Review

When typing reviews, I try not to divulge into too much detail as I feel it is necessary for readers so start a book having no expectations or pre-conceived notions so as much as I wanna gush on about Illusive, I can't do it, this is one you really have to experience yourself.

Griff - well I never thought my loyalty to Blade could be questioned but once I finished Illusive, I was having some serious doubts about where my love loyalties lies? Blade of Griff, hot, bossy, sexy Griff.
Renee Entress
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Storm (Storm MC, #1)
Fierce (Storm MC, #2)
Blaze (Storm MC, #2.5)
Revive (Storm MC, #3)
Slay (Storm MC, #4)
Sassy Christmas (Storm MC #4.5)

This is Sophia and Griffs story. Griff is helping to the club investigate who is out to bring Storm down. He meets Sophia and he knows he cant have her. She is not like the woman he is used to. Shes
Mischelly Velasquez
Griff & Sophia xxoo

Wow just wow, this book is definitely worth the wait, Griff has definitely captured my heart, and Sophia what can I say love her too, can't wait to read more about Griff & Sophia. #Regrouping. Thank you Nina for yet another amazing story well written, it's good to know so much more of what goes on with The Storm Club, and get to know what goes through Griff's mind.

I love finding out the secret that Griff hidden from his brothers, but love how they all stuck by his
Michele Mckenzie
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really cannot put in to words how I feel about this book. I absolutely love the storm boys and their women and Scott and J have always been by joint number one boys but OMG Griff has just blown them out the water!!

He's such a deep man with so many layers but once Sophia managed to slowly peel those layers away his true sexiness is revealed

Sophia is a reflection of about 90% of the female population with the usual insecurities and she is awesome!

I love all of Nina's books but for me this is
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Griff is one sexy ass biker with Dom tendencies!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE! Talk about hot??? omg, so totally hot!!!!!! While Nash is my favorite biker in this series, Griff n Sophia just became my favorite story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the continuation of Storm MC series......definitely worth reading
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USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine is an Aussie author who writes alphas with a side of dirty and sassy women who don't hand their hearts over easily.

When she isn't creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.

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