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Vicious Cycle

(Vicious Cycle #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  8,075 ratings  ·  776 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter
Paperback, 387 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by NAL Trade
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KC9 Yes, it's the first in the series. I really want to read Preacher's story, which is next. I actually liked him so much more than Deacon.
KC9 Vicious Cycle has been released now. I really want to read Preacher's story and can't wait for that. I liked him so much more than Deacon.

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Sleepless Readmore
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Smooth out your skirt and do not look at him.
4.5 I'm a motorcycle virgin STARS


Deacon and Alexandra .. ♥

I was a father.
And even it fucking killed me,
I was going to be the best damn one I could.
No one was ever going to hurt Willow on my watch.


Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not? ..►♫


I ain't never had to work for a woman.
Maybe you never had one worth working for.

I've been looking foward to reading this! I am a fan of Katie Ashley and have enjoyed sev
Jacqueline's Reads
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Deacon is my biker Stars

I haven’t read a Katie Ashley book in forever. I love Katie Ashley and I love MC books, so it’s like the best of both worlds. I am happy to say that Vicious Cycle met and exceeded my expectations.

I have found a new series to love.

Vicious Cycle is a standalone in the Vicious Cycle series. Each book will be catering towards a character in the Raider’s MC club (well at least the first two books are).

Vicious Cycle starts out with a BAM! I was hooked from page one and I knew
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: biker-boyz
This book started pretty good and I was really happy because the biker bitch in me needed a good feast. But all went to hell almost half through the book.


All was good in biker world until the big bad biker had to utter 3 little words that ruined everything...



Don't get me wrong...I'm not AntiLove and I don't believe bikers are too cool to say those words but they where so inappropriate at that moment and they sounded so unbelievable that it ruined it for me.

And from then on things just got worse
Arabella ~♡AB♡~
★★ 2 Stars ★★

I will keep this short. This started off good, but unfortunately it went a bit downhill when the badass biker became too soft and the goody two shoes teacher became a badass.

It just didn't work for me. Also, I didn't think Deacon was a particularly good father, and I think this part of the storyline should have been bigger. He didn't really ever seem to fall in love with his daughter and that was a huge let down for me.

This is the first in a series of standalone novels, told in dual
Anna's Herding Cats
Unfortunately Vicious Cycle was not for me. The only way I can think to explain it is like watching a little girl playing dress up in her mother's clothes and high heels. All the bits are there but things just don't fit quite right. This one was trying to be a motorcycle club romance but it just couldn't quite figure out how to get there and ended up being a pretty flat rendition of one. The words might have been right, the set up right but it lacked the grit, depth and believable flavors of an ...more
Mar 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: yummy-bikers
2.5 meh Stars

Deacon gets the shock of his life when he's told that he has a daughter. Not knowing what to do or how to raise a little girl who has been through so much pain already, he distances himself from Willow and is protective of her from a distance, keeping her close to the club to keep her safe. When Willow doesn't show up at school for a week Alex, her teacher, gets worried and decides to check on her. She never expected to find a man like Deacon, though. Alex is instantly brought into
Aisling Zena
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I just can't make up my mind about this book. Some parts I liked, others confused me and some I just didn't like. For some reason I can't work out even though I enjoyed the writing I couldn't connect to any of the characters. Even little Willow! Maybe I'm heartless?


There's strong violence from the beginning and throughout the book. If you find that disturbing don't pick this up. I generally don't mind violence when it's justified within the plot of the book but this felt like too much
★MC's Corner★
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it

A Biker Book from Katie Ashley!!! I am so excited!!!

with a HAWT guy on cover!
May 01, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bikers
I felt like Vicious Cycle was trying too hard to be a gritty, tough, shocking, biker story. Sadly, it didn't work for me. In the end I only felt like I read a story about a self-serving, craptastitc father, A-hole named Deacon.

As far as his love interest, Alexandra, goes... I felt like she never stayed true to her character. She changes as the story goes and I did NOT like how she goes about that 180 change. I really had a hard time with her secret as well. It was awful what she did.

Willow- she
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

3.5 stars

I'm going to be real honest here.. I was disappointed! Why? I felt as though I read the story before at least several times.

When I originally read the blurb, I pre-ordered so dang on fast and then yesterday I had some extra time thinking I will devour it, well not.
What I thought I was going to get was a hot biker daddy finding about his 5 year old baby girl that will turn him into mush.. What I got?
A cold hearted asshole who only cared about himself and a piece of tale!

When Deacon (Davi
Laura Carson
HOW AM I GOING TO WAIT? I WANT THIS NOW!! And that cover? Delicious!
Nanci **Warning**IWasASailor⚓️MyMouthisDirty

Reread this so that #2 would come easy. I remember really liking this after I read it. I must have been in a cloud nine moment haha because Alex annoyed the crap out of me this time around.

Hang on! I still enjoyed the book, really liked Deacon and the grittiness of the story but Alex did pull crazy temper tantrums. Geez Louise someone get her a lollipop.

Other than Akex the Brat I was good with it all. So I'm dropping a star and moving on to book 2. That ending has me already wanting to cuddle u
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I gave this audiobook a B+ for both the story and narration at AudioGals*

Narrated by Vanessa Edwin and Jay Crow (with Jameson Adams in Epilogue)

While Katie Ashley is pretty well known in the contemporary romance world, Vicious Cycle is Ms. Ashley’s first foray into MC Romance. Being a big MC Romance fan, I decided to give the first book in the Vicious Cycle series a chance, and I have to say that overall I was quite pleased with the result. Although not as gritty or overly erotic or dark as the
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
In the first in a brand new series by Katie Ashley, VICIOUS CYCLE does not play around with its jaunt into the dangerous motorcycle world. Following Deacon Malloy, the sergeant at arms of the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club, readers are thrust into the gritty, violent world of a brotherhood based on sin.

After reading several other books of Ashley’s, I was interested to see her take on the motorcycle craze that has been sweeping over the reading community. However I found that although the writin
Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ
I love Katie's writing and this sounds different from her usual books, so I go to amazon just before I buy it, I happened to see it's price-11.99$!!!! and that's only for Kindle edition???!!!

Nope! not gonna happen.
I'll wait for the price to drop,

Meanwhile I one-clicked plenty other books;) #notsorry :p
Literati Literature Lovers
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc-romance

Vicious Cycle has been one of my most highly anticipated books this year. I have been dying to get my hands on it since the first whisper that Katie Ashley would be writing an MC series. And she does not disappoint! Whether she is writing wealthy businessmen, hot rockers, and now bikers, Ms.Ashley knows how to make the reader fall for her sexy hero and root for the couple to get their happy ever after.

The world of MC Romance is gritty, raw and dark. Kati
Kate's Corner
So lately I have been starting books and not getting into them if I’m under the 10% then they do not count as a DNF. This book although it was slightly clichéd got me out of my book funk. I couldn’t stop reading and I actually sneaked in reading some pages or maybe chapters at work. Yes, I know very naughty.

Please note that if you are offended by violence, attempted rape this is not the book for you.

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So you have a biker + a daughter he knew he never had + a school teacher and an instant hit for
Marie Andersson
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bikers
4.5 stars!

Good biker story but I had some issues.Some of the things Alexandra did was stupid and she was a bit crazy.I want to read the next book in this series.Rev's story.
Deacon Malloy only loved a woman once, but she walked away and he has never given another woman a chance to get that close again. Deacon has kept his women to the sweetbutts at the Hell's Raiders MC and has no plans to change anything ever. When Deacon suddenly finds himself a father to a five year old girl he is left conflicted, he doesn't want to care about anyone let alone a little child. As Deacon learns to be a parent with the help of his club a threat comes in targeting his daughter and br ...more
Julia's Book Haven
*4.5 stars*

Excited for more of this series! Really liked this one!
Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
==>Biker dude + child with another woman + Club whore + uptight teacher + tragedy in the past + rival Club enemy<==
more of the same

sweet butts—aka the ladies who willingly spread their legs for club members.
I’d been fucking Cheyenne almost exclusively for the last year. Occasionally, a new piece of ass might turn my head when I was on a run or at a rally. But I liked the fact that Cheyenne kne
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KITTY'S Review - 5 stars
Bang ... right in the beginning, Katie Ashley starts this book off with hardcore MC punishment and she doesn't stop throughout the whole story. She draws you in from the first chapter, and just like the Hell's Raiders, holds you hostage until the job is done.

Deacon just grabs you ... a hard man who had a hard life that just wants a hard fuck when he's in the mood for one. No hearts and flowers for him. He tried his hand at his version of hearts a
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An explosive beginning sets the tone for this fast-paced, emotion-packed whirlwind of a story.

Willow Malloy is a child but what she’s experienced in her young life is appalling. She grabbed me from the first sentence and didn’t let go throughout this riveting page turner. Deacon hadn’t known he was father to Willow and his life in the MC hadn’t prepared him for that role in the slightest. Alexandra Evans, as a teacher, on the other hand is a perfect role model for children so having Willow cling
Nancy's Romance Reads
Jan 23, 2014 marked it as to-read


David aka ‘Deacon’ Malloy has devoted his adult life to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Plucked off the streets as a teenager for his fighting ability, he willing embraces the violent life-style of his new family. After his adoptive father’s murder during the last club war, he slid into the vacated role of Sergeant at Arms. His world is thrown for a loop when a former club whore dies, and the five year old daughter he had no idea he had fathered is
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
i found this story to be a cheese fest sorry to say. it's a 'been there, read that' type of book. not much chemistry between leads and overall, i really couldn't connect with them at all. there was just no emotional depth to this story, it never felt genuine. i think i have read too many good mc books so when you pick up one like this, it just disappoints. 2 stars because i did finish it, skimmed a bunch towards the end but did finish. shame as this book has been on my watch list for SO long and ...more
Lynsey A
This was my first read by Katie Ashley and I really enjoyed her writing and loved this story. I like the MC books but I am limited with the ones I can read because I don't like sharing, or adultery, etc. It was nice to find another MC writer that writes what I like.

I do feel that the story went really fast. The "I love you" from Deacon seemed to come out of nowhere, well, not really nowhere but it really wasn't expected at that moment.

Overall a good story. I'm very much looking forward to the ne
Elfina Renee
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Like a mighty oak, it was fun watching Deacon's fall. Katie Ashley had me busting up in stitches with the characters playful banter. I mean come on picture big burly bad ass bikers messing around with pink glittery tiaras, and coloring barbie ballerina's. Even now I'm laughing at the thought but despite the playfulness you could feel the brotherly camaraderie within the MC and the elements of danger! Willow girl you broke my heart but I'm glad you got your happy ending. Five star read!
Sep 06, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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When I saw that Katie Ashley was writing a new biker series, I couldn't wait to read it. "Vicious Cycle" started well. The prologue was everything I expected from an MC book. It was brutal and hard hitting and I was immediately gripped and couldn't wait to continue. As soon as I began to realise the premise of the story, I was intrigued. I was excited
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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Top Ten Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She's written rockers, bikers, manwhores with hearts of gold, New Adult, and Young Adult. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, her Heeler-Mix, Belle, and her two cats, Harry Potter and Hermoine. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, T ...more

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“As he held up a simple purple crayon, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that, no matter what other acts that hand might have been responsible for, I loved Deacon with all my heart.” 2 likes
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