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Running Blind

(Havoc #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  472 ratings  ·  75 reviews
An ATF agent who lives for danger finds what he craves from an outlaw biker.

It’s impossible for a one-percenter motorcycle club member to simply walk away—and no one knows that better than undercover agent Bram, who’s almost killed for trying. His cover isn’t blown—yet—but it’s only a matter of time. The Heathens won’t be satisfied until he’s dead, so he decides to lay low
ebook, 254 pages
Published September 24th 2018 by Riptide Publishing
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Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
t wasn't bad, but the characters were too fantastical and too one-dimensional for me. I never truly understood who they were and how they all came to be connected the way they were joined. Their various feelings, sexual activities, and alliances were too quickly manifested to be even remotely relatable or believable. The main character was supposedly sexually fluid, but no references were made to any past relationships with women, or present attractions to women. Thus, so what? His sexually flui ...more
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Had expected more*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

The second book in the Havoc series centers around undercover ATF agent, Bram ‘Monk’ (32) and the the president of Havoc, Samuel ‘Sweet’ Sweeting (how old?). Sweet we met in book one, same with Bram's younger brother who has now gone missing. Bran however, is a new character. Broken and quite ready to accept that death is right around the corner, he's willing to do everything it takes to find his brother, even entering a MC club. This is where he meet Sweet, w
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really great - dark, gritty and intense ! Bram is on the run after being beaten and left for dead by the MC he was undercover in. After being sold out, on the run, Bram looks for his missing brother and ends up at another MC. Bravado aside, Bram has a melt down and catches the eye of the Pres Sweet. The connection begins and the story unfolds. Loved it
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
SE Jakes is back and hot as ever! I reread Running Wild right before this and it was good but didn’t really hit all the right notes for me. Sweet and Bram were everything I love about Jake’s books. It reminded me a little of some of the Men of Honor series, which are all-time favorites of mine. Adding the whole MC background and atmosphere throttled it right up! The characters are nearly always tough, broken men who deal with life and death and dark situations; bad boys with their own code of ho ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was, unsurprisingly, a good book. Strong characters, engaging story, adrenaline spiking adventure/danger and kinky sex. Looking forward to the next one.
3. 5 stars rounded down to 3 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR.

Running on, running on empty Running on, running blind...

When I saw the title of this book I have to admit one of my first thoughts was I wonder if the author was a tiny bit motivated by the 1977 Jackson Brown song...'Running on Empty' when she picked the title for this book. I don't know about the rest of you but I graduated from high school that year? Anyways, it was just a random thought that floated through my brain when
Ula'ndi Hart
Jul 29, 2019 rated it liked it
I don't know what happened to my review.. so there isn't one.
I'll have to page through this again to remember what I thought.

Sep 24, 2018 marked it as to-read
oh my god, this book is out!
Not my fave SE Jakes it has to be said, and it's my fault for trying to get into this series when I normally have issues with Motor Cycle club reads.

Will definitely be looking out for more Tommy and Proph, but stick a fork in me I'm done with this one at 45%.
Audio Edition review

He's a dead man. One MC thinks he's a traitor and he's hiding what he really is to yet another. All while trying to help his brother. Talk about an adrenaline rush. I craved this one so much and it didn't stint on the gut-clenching thrills and hot and dirty-style romance in the biker world.

Running Blind is book two in the Havoc series. In a pinch, it could be read out of order, but I thought it had a natural build on the book before it which has ties to the author's other se
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"But really, with the number of secrets and lies between them, how far could this really go?"

I read Running Blind as a standalone. It was my introduction to S.E. Jakes. Yeah, those that follow my reviews probably guessed right away that it was the motorcycle on the cover that got my attention. It's no secret that I'm a badass biker addict and MC Romance is my favorite genre.

While this is the second book in the Havoc series I read it as a standalone. I had no problem jumping right in.
T.M. Smith
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tams gives this one 4.75 Stars...

Yowza! This story hit the ground running, on two wheels. Seriously, from the first moment in the alley to the end on top of the pool table, I was hooked, engrossed and on the edge of my seat. There is so much going on in this story, it never really slows down and that was fine by me. Fast paced, full of energy and sex, lots of angry sex that grew into so much more.

Braum really doesn't even know who he is. All he knows beyond a shadow of a doubt is that he has to
Joyfully Jay
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

Running Blind is the second book in S.E. Jakes’ Havoc series, following Running Wild. It has been almost five years since I read that first book and I had no problem jumping in here, so I think this one stands alone just fine. While the MCs from the first book have a couple of cameos, and I am guessing other side characters overlap, I came into this one pretty cold and it worked fine.

I think the set up worked well here with both Sweet and Bram having to figure ou
Nov 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
Thank you Jolly Sparkledust for gifting me this!!! You rock!
Laura DeSimone
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: se-jakes
I will start by saying welcome back S.E. Jakes you did not disappoint with this story. I loved Bram and Sweet, and their chemistry was wonderful together.
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Oh. My. God. The grit, the angst and the heartbreak in this book! The second book in this series starts with an undercover ATF agent searching for his lost brother. Bram’s investigation takes him to a notorious MC and into the path of the club’s president, Sweet. Bram is in hiding and still recovering from a horrific assault. Sweet has to figure out how far he can trust the man he can’t stay away from.

Bram and Sweet are fabulou
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, biker, net-gallery
Biker With A Twist

This is a first time author for me and even though it was the second book in the series I was able to jump right in and not miss a beat. Since I love MC reads and seen that bike on the cover I knew I had to check it out. This is an M/M biker book and of course the bad*ss alpha males were coming out of the woodwork.

Bram left the hospital after being nearly beaten to death by the Heathens MC of which he was a patched in member of and went searching for his missing brother in Havo
Aly Jones
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just read this book and loved it sweet well what can I say about him he was the right amount of bad arse love him so much and bram love how loyal he was to his brother and try’s in his own way to protect everyone they are so go together when they let go can’t wait til next one .
Random Earthling
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I suck at reviews. (this really isn't a review) Hundreds of books & I think I've written 3. But I just had to say words can't express how much I have missed reading S.E. Jakes writings. I'm hoping this isn't a one off & she is really back. Just spent the whole morning reading this & absolutely loved Bram & Sweet story.
This one is probably a high 3, almost a's straddling the line so I'll round up. *shrugs* I liked it. But I wasn't completely invested into the world. I don't know that I can pinpoint what's making me hesitate to commit to a full 4 star. The characters were interesting, though the stubbornness got a little irksome, at least that was in character. The back and forth was giving me whiplash but again, it made sense for the story. There was a lot of cat and mouse basically. The ending wrap up ...more
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Could this be? This series is back in action? When I read the first book in this series, I enjoyed it. The author is a favourite of mine and I was just getting into motorcycle clubs. Fast forward four years and I'm delighted to see SE Jakes writing again! The hiatus may have seem long but it happened in a blink of an eye. Because SE Jakes is back in her groove. This continuation featuring Bram is a balls to the walls action packed tale.

The story is tightly written as I come to expect from SE Ja
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This one was intense. I liked this one better. It is one hell of a ride. Of course, undercover work is no picnic. This one kept you on the edge. Not quite sure how things would turn out. It kept you guessing.

The story starts out on an intense note. Bram has suffered a beat down from the Heathens for trying to leave the club. Someone ratted him out, but he has no clue who just yet. Although he has an idea. He was supposed to be able to make a clean get away. Thank heavens no one knows he's ATF.
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wrrt, 2018
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads

I had not read anything by Jakes before so it was with a pleasant surprise that I really enjoyed this book! I also have not read Havoc #1, so i believe that this can be read as a stand alone although I would like to read Havoc #1 now! This is an MC book but with an M/M twist. I found the men of Havoc to be just the right amount of masculine and rough with the perfect amount of comfortable with their orientation. Sweet is the leade
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-read, 2018
SE Jakes is back!! What a ride (pun intended) this story is. Bram and Sweet are a classic match up of testoserone and charisma...okay and more than a touch of stubborn. Sweet dominates his world but worries if he can save the man he is coming to love. Bram is caught. Family ties. Work entanglements. A situation that is totally out of his control.

The writing is fast paced and snarky. I could not put this book down. I can't wait to see what happens next. Welcome back Stef!
I'm really looking forward to more stories about the Havoc MC. Definitely want to read Linc and Gypsy's story. I'm a big fan of SE Jakes--after discovering her via the BeVutched group here on GR, I read Dirty Deeds, feel in book-love, and Jakes became my gateway author for m/m books. I'm excited that this series will continue, and I am looking forward to many of the other serials/sequels upcoming from her other 'verses.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Its been a while since I read book one and had to go back to read my notes.
This is a different pair to book 1.
Bram is looking for his brother and ends up in Havoc country, a rival MC. There he meets Sweet, the president of the MC.
There is alot to this book. Bram has a background that you learn as you read the book.
I am hoping that book 3 will be Linc and Gypsy's story.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, owned
This was my first book by this author and I loved it. This also was my first MC romance.
The audiobook was awesome, I will definitely listen to the others in this series, narrator Mark Larchmont did a great job, his voice matched the book perfect. This was his first M/M book and he did awesome.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, ebooks
A bit annoying and oversimplified at times but still enjoyable. It’s nice to have this author back.
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica-contemp
Fast paced erotic biker story with a star-crossed lovers' theme.

Definitely page-flipping good. Not realistic, but don't think that's the objective with a m/m biker porn read. The more dubious moral elements are definitely kept in the shadows to allow this ATF agent/MC president storyline to work. A popcorn read, but tasty with a sprinkle of power play.

Completes my I 🖤 Bad Boys Challenge.

Lila Hunter
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-arc-strw
Review at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.

ARC provided by Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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