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(Iron Serpents Motorcycle Club #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  2,232 ratings  ·  193 reviews
This is a full-length novel (approximately 110K words).

Warning: This story contains contains explicit language, sex, and violence.

My name is Livia Ash. It's an alias. The secrets and lies don't end there.

As a teenager, I was forced into a dark life, my freedom and innocence ripped out from under me. To get out, I
Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published January 28th 2015
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JT Obviously you didn't read far enough into this great book!! If you read on, it is obvious the "bad guys" as you put it are Serbs that are breaking off…moreObviously you didn't read far enough into this great book!! If you read on, it is obvious the "bad guys" as you put it are Serbs that are breaking off from the main group and going rogue from the head of their group. Their leader does not even want anything to do with their plan.

I don't agree with your assertion that "all american books" make Russians or Serbs look bad. That is obviously incorrect. By throwing all American books into the same lot, you are essentially insulting all American authors for treating Russians and Serbs exactly the same....which is far from the truth.

I choose not to heed the advice of someone who admits to not reading the whole book and I hope none of the other intelligent readers on goodreads do either.(less)

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TITLE: Torched
SERIES: (Iron Serpents MC #1)
AUTHOR: Shay Mara
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: January 28th 2015

You know how sometimes you rate a book and then after a bit you sit back and think about that book and how much you really did love it, well that's what happened with this one, I initially rated this 4 stars and that rating kept on niggling me because I did love this, there wasn't anything I didn't love about it, so here I am changing my stinky 4 stars to a
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

This is a lot different from other MC books out there...

Story of Torch and Liv...



Liv has had a traumatic past, given to two men at the age of 15 by her father as a result of a gambling debt.She is kept by them for 3 years where she is repeatedly raped by them and 'learns' The criminal lifestyle.When she is 18 she escapes (don't want to go into details here as it might spoil the story )

She gets a new identity with the help of 2 friends Neil and Lex ( who I just
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Re-read 12th - 13th May 2018

This book is worth reading just for Chloe/Livia alone.
If like me you’re sick to death of TSTL females. You know the type I mean, the brainless idiots who spoil so many romance books. Some are so stupid it’s a wonder they can dress themselves on a morning. Well look no further because Liv is fabulous. She’s been through hell and come out the other side. She strong, loyal, intelligent (not even a suggestion of stupid) and beautiful.

And don’t get me started on Torch.

Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing


wow...what an AMAZING read!

this book literally has it all...

a kick-ass heroine (Liv) who doesn't take shit from ANYONE and can hold her own against a dirty talking MC alpha. (also some hilarious banter between the two)

a sexy and cocky hero (Torch) who is true to his club and Liv

a group of awesome MC guys who totally ALL need a spin off...hint hint Shay Mara

dark subject matter (always a fav)

some great action scenes involving people who def needed to die...a lot

& las
Did I love this book? Yes, totally enjoyable read. Written in a very real way. The feelings and thoughts were totally accessible...stunning debut, i don't know the author, just picked it up based on chatter from the Ammy biker books thread (thank you, JudyB and B.E. Love, what would we read without you?)

What I loved....the voices were more real than 90% of the books out there...seriously, sometimes it felt like I was just on a ride getting to know some real people who've been through a lot. Even
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When secretive Livia and outlaw biker Torch first meet, both are licking physical, and mental wounds from past life experiences neither are willing to go into. Though chemistry is apparent, both know nothing past the moment is feasible. Years pass, but neither can forget their brief brush with what could have been. Fate has other plans, and they are unexpectedly thrown in each other’s path once again.

This book is called Torched, but to me it’s all about Livia. It's so great to have a competent,
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Feb 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: I wouldn't. Just not a fan of this one.
Recommended to Michelle by: A Jilly Boo loan
03/27/2015 --

Just not for me. Story didn't make sense to me and I don't feel like explaining to you why. I was worried about the lack of logic noted in other reviews. Suffice to say, should have listened to my gut on this one. Logic [or lack of] is a killer for me.

Also, there is an "insta" feel to everything that I just don't like. You lose a real opportunity to pull your audience in and build investment in the story when it all just smacks them in the face without reason.

There are MANY people
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love that book! My first five stars of the year.
The love story is great and Torch and Liv are a great couple. He is THE alpha bad ass with a heart and she is THE greatest bad ass, sassy, sexy, clever h I ever read! I want to be her when I grow up ;)
The writing is engaging, the plot really great and fast paced, I couldn't stop reading. I love the club, Buddha and the rest of the Iron Serpents were fun, tough, and a great "family"; liv's friends were hilarious,and Liv... She was tough, unbeliev
Elfina Renee
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
You want action BINGO, you got it! Crave intense story lines surrounded in blood and guts? Oooh Shay Mara didn't forget about you either, completely nailed it! How about an MC storyline reflecting the culture...the old ladies, the hang arounds, prospects sweet-butts... ahhh hell I can do this all day, cause she gave it and then some. So I bet you're asking why four stars instead of five...right? Simple I felt the end was rushed, she could of gave more of intense reunion...I was expecting crazy T ...more
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads, bikers, kindle
** 4.5 stars **

I really enjoyed this biker book, the heroine was smart and resourceful and the hero was tough but actually a nice guy who treated her well. The editing needed some help but that was the only issue I had with it.
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit, I loved Torched. First 5 star read for the year for me. Liv and Torch were awesome main characters with amazing chemistry, and the plot was fast paced. I didn’t want to put this book down. There was no insta-love here. Although very attracted to each other, it was years before these two got in a serious relationship. I liked that they fought against the relationship not only for their own anti-commitment reasons, but because they were worried about the repercussions against the other ...more
Warning - Does have a minor spoiler, but it just talks about how Livia and Torch *cue eye roll* meet.

I guess I am one of the few that did not like this at all.

It started off really good, but then turned into your typical MC trash. The many things wrong with this within the first 15%!

- Where is the background story? I am not going to continue reading a book where I am confused as shit about whats going on 15% in! Unless you're Tarryn Fisher, because she can confuse me until 70% in and I won't ca
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked it, the story line was great. Strong characters..
4.75 stars

Great MC romance. Loved the heroine and hero. Highly recommend.

HEA (view spoiler)
Cheating/OW/OM (view spoiler)
Any couple separation (view spoiler)
Any push/pull (view spoiler)
Angst Level:
Chocalicious Love
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
wow. Just wow. Excellent!
Nanci **Warning**IWasASailor⚓️MyMouthisDirty
Freaken Loved this book! This was recommended to me by another GR member Elfina! Damn girl thank you!

This is definitely one of my fav MC books. Liv is badass. I seriously want to be her. She's strong and not just personality, that bitch will cut you. Watch yourself. Torch is a sexy bad ass biker who is not over the top nor did he have to have that asshole demeanor most MC heroes play. He was genuine and respectful when it came to Liv but he also wasn't a total whipped pussy either. I truly enjoy
Susan W
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pov-both, biker, z2015
More like 3.5 stars. Read like too many other biker books.
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars-great
Great story. I loved it.
Crystal B
3***.. I really liked Livia, but idk I probably won't read the next one, it ended good enough for me.
This was a great start to a new series!!

The heroine in this book is such a strong character. From the beginning she doesn't let anything bring her down. She's tough and doesn't let all the negative events in her life affect her in a bad way.

I'm so glad that I was able to have this book because I was doing something really boring at the time, and this book saved my life.

Give this book a chance it's good!!!!!!
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc-books
5+++ amazing stars for me, this was an awesome MC read. Torch and Livie amazing love story, really like how the MC itself was betrayed in this book, really emphazied that they were family. So after getting to know their MC Family can't wait to see where another book in the series will take us. Zed was standing out for me
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5 Stars

It's been awhile since I've found a decent MC story. I'm very picky actually, but this one grabbed me from the start. Strong heroine & one sexy Alpha Hero...yeah, such a sexy & entertaining read.
Suzanne (Lily)
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biker-mc, friend-rec
4.5 Stars

Loved it!

A good MC / Biker read with a ballsy h, Livie. Torch wasn't too bad either ;). The last 10% was easily 5 star worthy ending, well done Ms Mara!
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I really didn't think I would end up loving this book. Liv is a bad ass chick! I love her. I can see me reading this one again.
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the beginning!! I love MC books and this one didn't disappoint!! It had the damsel in distress and the knight in shinning armour!! Well done Shay you have a new fab in me!! Bring on the next book!!
Tracie Payne
Aug 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! I really really loved this book. It has one of my now favorite heroines ever, I mean this girl Liv is 100% bad ass. The stuff she's gone through and things she's done to survive are incredible. She meets Torch who's a bad ass biker when she's finally starting a new life and they form this tight connection. It's quite a while when they finally reconnect but I think that time was necessary. She's built this new life with this new skill that was a little hard for me to wrap my head aroun ...more
Jun 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I truly enjoyed Livia and Torch's story. This is a very well

written MC book and as I've read a lot of duds lately, I was

happy to finally be out of that funk.

Torch is definitely one SEXY biker! All alpha with the dark

and dangerous looks to match. He doesn't believe he'll ever

settle down but a second chance meeting with Livia 8 years

later begins to shake things up for him.

Livia tried her hardest never to see or contact Torch again

but when she stumbles on crucial information tha
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mf, bikers
This book was well written, and I liked the story and plot. I did not like the huge time gap between when Livia and Torch met initially and when they met again. I absolutely did not like them being sexually intimate with other people in the book. That ruins romance novels for me. I would have given the book 4 stars if it was not for those two things, which are so major to me that it knocked my rating down 2 stars. The end was great, and the way they all came together for support of Livia was so ...more
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mc-bikers
OK, so I abandoned this at 60%, and that usually means a 1 star review, but I honestly thought this was really well written, without errors.

But, I couldn't get past the fact that Chloe/Livia's past with Mitch and Vince was totally glossed over. I didn't get to the part which explained how she ended up with them in the first place, but the girl seemed to move on unscathed, without any need for therapy! I couldn't get my head around it at all! I loved that Livia was strong and kick-ass, but I want
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