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Hold Me Down

(Deacons of Bourbon Street #3)

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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  393 ratings  ·  146 reviews
When the biker who broke her heart rides into town, a woman must choose between passion and duty. Jackie Ashenden ups the ante in a seductive series co-written with Megan Crane, Rachael Johns, and Maisey Yates.

Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix might be the prodigal son of New Orleans aristocrats, but the Deacons of Bourbon Street are his real family. And with their patriarch murde
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ebook, 216 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Loveswept
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Geri Reads
Dec 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I admit that the first book in this series was a DNF for me and I didn't bother with the second. But I've been a huge fan of Jackie Ashenden so I just had to read this book.

The good news is, this was better than book one. Ms. Ashenden's talent as a writer kept me glued to the pages until the end. She just has a way with words and emotions and oh my gosh, did I mention the steam? Yeah. This book has loads of it.

The bad news? The story overall, including the overarching plot that was Priest's mur
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Ivy Deluca
Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
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The Good: I’ve been waiting for these last two books in the Deacons MC series, and I have to say this is the best one so far. I’m still enjoying Ms. Ashenden’s prose, as she has a way with words and with a steamy sex scene that certainly gets my attention. I think the character motivations are well drawn and the plot is the most cohesive that I’ve seen in this series, with the biggest strides towards letting the reader know more about the mystery of Priest’s death.

The Bad: Unfortunately, for a h
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Cristina
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
DNF...

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*ARC generously provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
Sybil aka Lala
Jan 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
This is a preachy and ranty review. You’ve been warned.
So here’s the deal…
We’ve just entered the year 2016, we’ve sent a man up to the moon, turning on an electrical light is as easy flipping a switch and worlds of knowledge are at the fingertips of anyone with access to an internet connection and an electronic device with a keyboard. There really is no excuse for any confusion surrounding the issue of rape.
Let me make it simple: If someone says no – you stop. That’s it. You don’t manipulate
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Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
Spoilers


Blue and Alice were friends before he left. She however has always had feelings for him but she was his best friend and the one who introduced him to the Deacons so their friendship remained platonic.
Blue left on the order of Priest but only sent a message for Ally and didn't contact her at all during that time. Ally finding herself wrecked after Blue left and the death of her father had sex with a mc member( he came up too often for me) and got pregnant. She had an ectopic pregnancy tha
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Esther
Netgalley for an honest review.

This MC romance novel had angst, alpha male, strong heroine and was very hot!!!

Our hero is Blue who has been away from the MC Deacon's for ten years. He's back to find out who murdered Priest,the former president of the MC.
When he left, he also left his best friend behind who he never forgot, Alice.

Alice our heroine has to be one of the strongest heroines I've read in a while. She beautiful, independent, but also a women who experienced a lot of hurt. She Love Blue
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
5 Hot, Red & Blue stars...

I was very intrigued by the idea of a MC Romance series that was written by 4 different authors. After reading the 2nd book in the series, I was kinda discouraged, feeling like Ajax had a personality transplant. My belief in the possibility that a different author could continue a series and maintain the integrity of the story and stay true to the original characters was tested. Well, I have to admit that I'm a believer now. This was my first book by Jackie Ashenden
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Beth
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hold Me Down is a MC scorcher.

Blue left without a word leaving Alice, AKA Red, his best friend behind.

Years later, Blue returns and discovers Alice is all grown up in a way that he’d like to get to know her more, until he finds out that she has joined the rival MC. To make matters worse, the Deacons, Blue’s club, believes the Graveyard Ministry, Alice’s club is responsible for the Deacon’s presidents death. Alice could be held as a traitor to the Deacon’s if Blue doesn’t protect her so he claim
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Markéta
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars! ***

A third part in the series, HOLD ME DOWN, was a pleasant qick read but one I'm probably not going to repeat.

I read only this one and I'm not going to read the rest. I don't like it when several different authors write a series together. I think that in the ends it lacks something.

Leon aka Blue returns after ten years back to New Orleans with two things on his mind. Revenge and a girl, the best friend he'd left behind.

Alice aka Red is a mechanic. She used to belong to Deacons' MC, b
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Doris
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
Review to follow closer to release date.
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Leigh's Review 4 Stars
It amazes me that each book in this series is written by a different author because they have all managed to craft each book to have the same feel. The seediness of Bourbon Street, the sultriness of the bayou and the testosterone of the alpha bikers all mix to create a fantastic story. And written in the same gritty dark tone as the first two books in the series, Hold Me Down is a great addition to the Deaco
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Angie
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review. This is the 3rd book of 4 and all written by different authors. An overarching plot has been forming and I felt like it made a little more sense and there was more momentum. Although I haven't read the 4th and final book, so far this one clicked with me the most (basically I was less frustrated and angry).

I've been struggling with the series due to a lot of internal dialogue and vague backgrounds and explanations to the stor
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Debbie I Heart YA Books
Blue (Leonidas St. John Delacroix III) has waited ten years to return to his MC brothers, and the only family he has ever known, the motorcycle club Deacons of Bourbon Street. Now he's back, and if it’s the last thing he’s going to do, he’s going to restore the MC back to their former glory. And get payback for Priest's death. But, Blue never thought when he came back that he would have lost his best friend, Alice Day. Now Blue finds Alice has turned her back on Deacons of Bourbon MC and worst o ...more
Isabel *IsaBooks*

3 ‘Red and Blue’ Stars

As I read an uncorrected ARC, I will refrain from quoting.

Leonidas “Blue” St. Delacroix III goes back home after ten years to restore the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC to his former glory after the president was killed in an ‘accident’.

Everything was still the same.

Except for Alice.

Alice “Red” Day lost everything along the years. First her mother, then her best friend, Leonidas, and then her father. The club was not the same thing, and with a business to keep running, she t
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Sharon Xuereb
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hatchette, ebooks
Hold me Down centres around Blue from the Deacon's of Bourbon Street MC and his journey to find out the truth behind their Presidents death even if it means getting involved with the enemy.

The first book in this series was a DNF for me but the second one I thoroughly enjoyed and therefore I was keen to read the third instalment in this series. Thankfully it didn't disappoint.

Blue or Leon Delacroix is a 'blue blood' and has come from a life of privilege, however after finding out the flaws in tha
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April Symes
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

What a great 2nd chance love story involving Blue and Red. Leon aka Blue returns to New Orleans after he left town 10 years before with two things on his mind; to get back with his best friend, Alice aka Red that he left behind and to avenge the death of the head, Priest. His murder about devastated the club and he is back to find out who committed the murder.
Alice aka Red, is not about to let Blue back in her life 10 years later after he left her the way he did and let him expect he gets to pic
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A. Cook
For starters I'm a little biased because there is a special place in my heart for books set in Louisiana. I am so glad that I had the privilege to read installment of the Deacons of Bourbon Street because it's edgy, sexy and hard to put down.

Leon ‘Blue' Delacroix has returned to New Orleans after being exiled by Priest, his murdered MC president . Blue has been waiting patiently in order to return to his old stomping grounds. He had only two things on his agenda 1) reestablish the Deacons' domin
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Samantha
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 not my cup of tea stars. The premise drew me to the book because I've already said I'm down for any kind of biker, sports, or dominant man novel. I anticipated some harshness on both ends of the spectrum but this book really just didn't sit well with me. I had to force myself to keep reading as I'm not one o those people that likes to leave a book unfinished. I want to get the entire picture before I say, "not for me."

Leon, "Blue", comes back to New Orleans when his President dies. He is ha
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Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
When Blue is ordered out of town, he leaves everything behind without even a goodbye, even his best friend Alice.

Alice has had a crush on Blue since he was a little girl. Blue never paid attention, he just loved her as a friend. Alice is lost without him, and the protection of the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC.... Shortly after losing Blue, she also loses her Dad, and to avoid losing her dads bike shop, Alice does the unforgivable. She joins the rival MC. She truly has no choice, and being protec
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Sheryl C. Nash
*4.5 stars

*ARC courtesy of Netgalley and Random House Publishing*
Maria Rose
This is the third story in the Deacons of Bourbon Street series, written by four different authors. Though technically each story features a standalone couple, there is a story arc through all four books, so it’s recommended to start at the beginning with Make You Burn by Megan Crane, followed by Fire me Up by Rachael Johns. (Strip you Bare by Maisey Yates comes out in Jan 2016 and will complete the series). I was looking forward to Jackie’s story because she is one of my favourite authors, and ...more
Emerald
Oct 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed, fiction, romance
Blue and Red's story have been the best so far in this series. Really strong characters, depth to both of them. Now on to the last story in this series, written by four different authors.
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
HOLD ME DOWN is an engaging story of old friendships, shared betrayals, split loyalties and new love and continues a wonderful collaboration among four authors. I really love the continuity of the overall arc of the story, even as each book features a distinct and unique character, as well as how the feel of New Orleans remains the same from book to book: the seediness of Bourbon Street, busy streets filled with different kinds of people - from tourists to con artists- and the coarse and rough w ...more
 B.E.Love
Jul 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Book three in the Bourbon Street series starts where book two left off. Everyone knows Priest was killed and plans to not only find out who killed him but get revenge. Blue came back like everyone else when Priest was killed and when he see's a beautiful red head he is shocked to find out it is his childhood friend Ally. Seeing her bring feelings to the surface he never had and old memories and pain from leaving her so long ago.

When Ally see's Blue she can't believe he is back after leaving her
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bookaholic ge
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix has been biding his time until he can return to the Deacons of Bourbon Street. When his time finally comes he can't wait to get settled in with his brothers until... in walks Alice Day. Last he checked Alice was his best friend and confidant who was 100% loyal to the Deacons and him ...now unfortunately he finds that many things have changed during his absence.

Alice Day's life changed when Blue left and her father died. After months of waiting for Blue to return she giv
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Jessica
Sep 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Book number three, asshole number three as well. None of these girls have a backbone or pride. None of these guys have any sense of decency and respect for women. It was disgusting and trashy. These girls were weak, pathetic, doormats with no brain or common sense. These guys are cocky, controlling, abusers. He raped her and she was manipulated into thinking she wanted it. She told him to stop and he kept going telling her she wanted it, that she was just scared of wanting him. Every time she sa ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
Loved, Loved, Loved this book!
What happens to you when everything you have known and loved changes? You do whatever is needed to survive, and that is exactly what Alice did after Leon left, her father died, and she had a devastating life altering consequence from one drunken night.
While The Deacons believe Alice is a traitor Blue knows better, he knows that Ally did what needed to be done to keep herself safe, and now it is up to him to protect her and win her back after being gone for ten year
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LeeAnne
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This might be my favorite book in the series, I really loved Blue!

Along with the other 3 brothers from the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC, Blue was banished from New Orleans by his president, Priest, 10 years ago after a run went terribly wrong. Now Priest is dead and the brothers have been called back to his funeral and to avenge his death which they now believe was murder. Ajax, from book 1, is the new president and Blue is his VP. Leon “Blue” Delacroix left his rich family behind years ago whe
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Sultry Steamy Reading
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love MC romances. I think a lot of people do. However, these MC romances have suddenly become such a huge fad that almost every book released each week is an MC romance. It's a good thing because for someone who loves these books, it means that you have a lot of choices. The bad thing is that a lot of these MC books aren't really as good as the reader deserves. I've been burned by a lot of supposed
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Kris
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, wrrt
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads
3 1/2 stars.

I have loved the Deacons of Bourbon Street series so far. I had no idea that the authors were going to be different going into this new series. The first book was written so eloquently I was just wow'd. The second one a bit less so and this one even less. While I enjoyed Blue & Red's story line I found myself easily distracted, which did not happen with book one. That being said I'm still invested in this story li
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