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(Knights in Black Leather #2)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  49 reviews
The second novel in Ronnie Douglas’ sexy Southern Wolves motorcycle club series—reminiscent of Kristen Ashley and Jay Crownover—tells the story of an aspiring fashion designer and a biker who discover a desire that knows no limits.

When the daughter of one of the Southern Wolves gets a flat in the middle of a thunderstorm, there’s only one thing to do—strip down to her unde
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not your typical MC read, Unruly brings strong storytelling with much less romance, cursing and hard living.

Ellen is the daughter of a deceased wolves’ member. The club still keeps a tight eye on the pulse of all that surrounds her, so when she has a bad “final” separation up from her bootie call with one of the club member Noah, things are about to get a little weird.

Noah doesn’t want to acknowledge Ellen has his property but he also doesn’t want her to have anyone else in her life and Ellen is
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

Like your Biker/MC stories on the light side? Well look no farther than this series. For me initially it took a while to get used to PG rated bikers. Sure they mean business and they give good 'business' but they are on the lighter side. They are sweet and they are protective. However, as a lover of a rough alpha male I am left a bit wanting more.

Ellen is a child of an MC world, she is a daughter of fallen club member and with her father's death she loses her desire to sing. She is very tale

Jan 28, 2016 rated it liked it

Unruly is the second book in the Knights in Black Leather Series. However, it can be read as a standalone or out of order because the timeline in both books one and two run concurrently. I enjoyed Unruly. I liked the main characters, Ellen "Ellie" Gillham and Alejandro "Alamo" Diaz. Ellie was a strong, sassy, brave, outspoken, and genuine woman. She was a little rough around the edges and very blunt due to her upbringing in the Southern Wolves MC Club culture. I liked her, as I got to know her i
See this review and more on my blog, After Hours at Lilybloombooks

Do you love MC's? Looking for a good book/series to start and can't figure out where? Then I recommend you pick up the Knights of Black Leather series!

Although this is the second book in the series, the first half actually reads parallel to the first one, Undaunted, so it can be read as a standalone. I do however, recommend reading the Undaunted first just so you have a feel of the secondary characters present in both.

Honestly aft
DNF'd at 46%
I thought this was a NA romance and zero romance has happened yet. I can't imagine rating this higher than 3 stars so I'm giving up. I feel like I've wasted my time b/c it's only been a lot of Ellie talking about herself and what she wants. It's also been a lot of her sharing cute little stories about MC clubs and their dynamics. I mean, it was clever how they snuck a gun into a hospital but still.
Meh... Sorry, I give up...
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Unruly is book 2 in the Knights in Black Leather series by Ronnie Douglas, aka Melissa Marr.
This one didn't pull me in as much as Undaunted did.
This is Ellen's story. We know from the first book, that her and Noah Dash had a thing.
We find out that they were F. Friends. The book begins with Ellen not happy with their secretive non relationship. Her feelings are shot and she's tired of not having something real. It's a sh*t situation that I think a lot of women can relate to from experie
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

3.5 MC Lite stars!

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of William Morrow via Edelweiss and Tasty Book Tours

Sometimes I think I'm a bit of a masochist when it comes to reading series.  I didn't love Undaunted but for some reason I signed up to read this book.  I guess I was invested enough to continue.  Now that I read it I'm glad I carried forward, as I was pleasantly surprised with this story.  Maybe it was because I had no expectations or maybe because it was a good story.

Alamo is now in
Sandy S
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
UNRULY (Knights in Black Leather 2) by Ronnie Douglas

3 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 23, 2016

When the daughter of one of the Southern Wolves gets a flat in the middle of a thunderstorm, there’s only one thing to do—strip down to her underwear and get a little muddy. But when Alamo, the sexy biker shows up to rescue Ellen yet again, things are bound to get a whole lot dirtier.

Between the trouble he left behind and club rules, Alamo knows he needs to stay clear of Ellen. He’s not look
Zara Lethallan
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review Courtesy of Romance Junkies
Multiple NYT Bestselling author has written the next installment to the Southern Wolves Motorcycle club series. In this book, Ellen is an inspiring fashion designer who can't help but have feelings for the new wolf in town Alamo.

This book begins when Alamo moves to a new charter after he got into a fight and has to leave in order to start over. What he doesn't expect to is to meet Ellen, who needs a ride after leaving Noah. As soon as he meets her his is hooke
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
This book is different then other mc books I have read and to be honest I had no idea how to rate it.

Now I haven't read the first book in this series so when this book starts out it seems parallel to the first one. Ellen is attending college and is the daughter of a deceased southern wolves member. She just ends her on again off again relationship with Noah and Alamo comes to pick her up and take her wherever she wants.

Alamo is the new guy and while he's starting over in tn he doesn't want to
Kristen Johnson
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Unruly is not your typical biker romance story. This book gives us the story of Ellen 'Ellie' and Alamo and takes us on a twisty emotional road.

Ellie has been involved with the Southern Wolves MC in one way or another for her entire life. The daughter of a former member, and best friends with two of the prominent younger members, she knows the life. She knows what she should expect, and she knows what she's receiving. Ellie thought she was on the path to finding her own 'wolf', thought that she
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
This is the second book in this series. It can be read as a stand alone novel even with some mention of a prior event from the first book and past character names. It is from the first book that I was first introduced to Ellen. She showed tons of personality. So I was looking forward to getting to know her better with her own story. Although, I did not love this book as much as the first one.

For me, I did like Ellen but I found some of her bright personality to not come across as strongly as in
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I find that romance triangles are full of intrigue and interesting twist and turns, but this was the kind of triangle that none of the participants wanted. I felt very little interest and the twist and turns were mostly expected. Noah had her used her and discarded her, but still wanted her. Alamo wanted her, needed her, but wasn’t supposed to touch her. Ellen was tired of it, Noah, the club, the I want you but can’t keep my pants up and hands to myself. Then comes in Alamo.

I found the writing t
For a Motorcycle Club Romance this book didn't actually have lots of sex and action scenes (only a little bit of each) but I still actually really liked the story. The characters were all great (obviously Noah is a ass but he was still good) since the book focuses on Ellen and Alamo they were fleshed out the most but the other characters weren't lacking in personality. This is the first book I have read by this author and I really liked the writing style. I didn't read the first book in the seri ...more
Eva Millien
Feb 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Alamo knows he needs to stay clear of Ellen even when that woman is everything a man could want but Ellen isn’t playing by anyone’s rules but her own in this riveting contemporary romance. The story is a great romance story where there are lots standing in the way of the couple’s happily ever after which kept me glued to the pages as I had to know how things turned out, although I think it could’ve used a bit more action and a little less angst, but that is just my opinion.

“Copyright Night Owl R
Drunk Unicorn
Aug 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I don't know anything about this (series?) or apparently that there's a whole sub-genre of biker romance. I know that this was one of the few romance novels I've read in which the characters' relationship didn't grate on me for its corniness and the male lead actually sounded attractive and wasn't described in frothing terminology (if I have to read the phrase 'sculpted lips' in one more book... I'm gonna shoot myself.)

While I liked the characters, and thought the author did a relatively decent
Jun 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Ellen is a blues singer/fashion designer/college student whose late father was a member of the Southern Wolves, making her a part of their motorcycle club family. Her off-again/on-again relationship with Noah has put a serious dent in her self-esteem due to his desire to keep their friends with benefits arrangement a secret from everyone. When she finally decides it is time to move on, she becomes intrigued with Alamo, the newest member of the Southern Wolves, but he has brought baggage with him ...more
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, romance, 2018
I think it's supposed to be a romance. A little hard to tell because the H and h barely spend any time together. There was a lot of focus on MC politics which was great at first but then got SUPER repetitive. The whole book ended up being a few repeated refrains, about the MC, about the MC President, about her longtime friend/ex-lover. Around and around and around until the last little bit when, BOOM, everything happens...the end. Despite all the repetition and probably because this book runs co ...more
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the stories by Ronnie Douglas. This is a new author for me, but it wont be the last. I really enjoyed her audio books too. The stories were very well done. I enjoy romance stories, but it's hard to find them with a good story. This one hit the spot.

I don't like to give much away, but I'll let you in on a little secret.

This story had a lot of sassy, curvy women attitude with a side of tall, muscular, protective men. I do love me some MC stories with men that know how to treat a w
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
ellie and alamo...again a good biker story...not violent for sure....alamo has to leave n.carolina chapter and goes to tenn. he beat up a guy for raping his sisters friend...falls for ellie but she is under noah protection..he never wants to take her on his bike and only uses her for sex alamo wants her but holds back because of the the end they wind up together...and noah may want to start up with zoe alamo sister.....but story we shall if another book comes out
Sarah Elizabeth
This was okay. Noah was a complete twat, he could have won an award for it. I was pleased when Ellen finally got to be with Alamo. It was so cringe-worthy when she got up on stage and sang 'I just wanna make love to you' to him though.
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, new-adult
A cute, quick read. I missed seeing the perspectives of the main characters from the first book, but enjoyed the new main characters, too. Less nattering about boys, which was also a plus.
Dark Faerie Tales
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A sexy romance that sadly had way too much drama and an annoying MC. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one was a struggle for me!

Opening Sentence: Alamo stood in the middle of a sea of boxes that filled his new house.

The Review:

Ellen has spent years waiting for Noah Dash to wake up and admit that he wants more than a causal relationship. But Ellen is finally done waiting and she realizes that it is time to move on. She dese
Once Upon a Romance Reviews

3.75 Stars
Sexual Content: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content: Mild
Violent Content: Minimal

Ellen is tired of accepting the crumbs of a relationship Noah keeps offering. He wants her in his bed—when he’s not seeing someone else—but he will never breathe a word of a ‘relationship’ between them to anyone else. He pretends it’s a secret and nobody knows—so does Ellie. Until, after six years, she’s had enough. Enough waiting for Noah to make their relationship official. Enough of being the girl
I think I was expecting a harder-hitting and rawer portrayal, more fitting with the tone of a Motorcycle story, and Ronnie Douglas spins this story into another direction. In fact, I didn’t find a ton of action (or even a tangible romance) for a large portion of the book. While the book did manage to stand alone, I was often left wondering where the strength and oomph for Ellie was: she seemed to dissolve (for me) into a navel gazing storyteller without any real connection to the action except t ...more
Denise Hallauer
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review can also be found on my blog.

I really loved the relationship between Ellie and Alamo. When I read Undaunted I really expected the couple in this book to be Dash and Ellie so I got a little pouty and put off reading the book. But I’m really glad that I read it and I read it pretty much non-stop until I was finished. My only issued with these two books, and books like these in general, is that if you’re going to write a book with a believable motorcycle club then there needs to be mention o
3 1/2 stars

Unruly is book #2 in Ronnie Douglas's Knights in Black Leather series. I have found myself loving biker books lately but was pleasantly surprised when I started reading this book. Unlike most biker (MC) books I have been reading, this one was packed with drugs, alcohol and sex. While I don't find those factors disturbing in a book it was refreshing to see a biker book with a different spin on the biker world. Sure there was some "light" sex scenes and references to a criminal lifestyl
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
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**This ARC was provided by the publisher for an honest review.

Nothing is more noteable then when one of your favorite authors crosses her usual genre and pens something totally unlike her other books. Her writing style versitle but her voice can still be heard.

In this novel, wolves are not from fairy tales and folk lore. They are actually a motorcycle gang from all over but this one in particular is tucked in the south. I found myself totally engrossed in the story even reading the converations
Danielle Urban
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Unruly by Ronnie Douglas is hot, exciting, and packs a whole lot of trouble. A young woman soon finds herself attracted to an irresistible man. A man that completely unravels her like she does to him. Rules mean nothing to Ellen. She has her own that she creates...leaving one man falling for her harder than he wants ever intended. Alamo is a man with a past. The kind of past that can bring in trouble faster than a blink of an eye. He doesn't want to start any kind of relationship that would enda ...more
Nicole Field
I would truly recommend anyone to the first book in this series, Undaunted. However, the first half of this novel did a fairly lack lustre job of rehashing that novel from Ellen's point of view. As Dash was a pretty difficult character to like the first time around, it was a bit of a disappointment to see him have even more of a centre stage in this novel.

Ellen and Dash have a friends with benefits sort of relationship that comes to an end in the opening chapters of this novel, but ends up bei
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Jay Crownover (JC): What drew you to venture into writing in the world of New Adult? Was it something specific or did the storyline and age of the characters just happen to fall into that category?

Ronnie Douglas (RD): I started this book back in 2008 (when both of my first two books were on the New York Times bestseller list), but

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