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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  4,765 ratings  ·  612 reviews
***This book ends with a small cliffhanger. Intended for 18+. May contain Triggers.***

I was raised by the Devil himself.

Formed into a man who was unreachable.

I went from the boy with bruises to the man with a trigger.

Killing is the only thing that calms the itch.

The demons inside were a constant battle…

…until she changed everything.

Problem is when you spend m
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published May 16th 2017 by Limitless Publishing LLC
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Bookworm Extraordinaire
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing


descriptionLOVE this cover. A superb representation of the hero and overall theme of the book. Great composition with good use of graphics. Interesting a bold typography. All in all a very impressive cover.description

descriptionI don't even know where to begin with this one. I mean the book started out with eye torture. Anything to do with eyes freaks me out so from the outset I was queasy. Luckily for me, we move on from the eyes to a more acceptable form of torture that I apparently have no issue with. So it was all good fr
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TRIGGER: by J.L. Drake is the first book within the (Devil's Reach ) series and does end on a semi cliff hanger. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’

Ohhhhh my this shoves you straight into the gritty goodness of the life of a notorious MC club. From a shoot out on a busy highway to being catapulted into their slaughter room, tiles from top to bottom, and an industrial drain to drain away
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-16/5/17

This book, god I loved it.
Trigger (Devil's Reach, #1) is the story of Trigger and Tess both two very damaged individuals who in each other find the solace they need and crave.
What starts as two people scratching there itch with each other gradually morphs into so much more.
Not that either of them will actually admit that aloud.

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Tess is running from her past and trigger lives his each and every day with no regard for anyone but his club.
When Te
Jennifer Kyle
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
3.5 Flip the Switch stars!!

Every time I see a book get a crazy amount of 5-stars while I struggle to give it four, I have to wonder what I’m missing. And this time, I couldn’t see what everyone else did. While I enjoyed this story and was stupidly entertained by the drama of it all, I felt like I was missing something.

So here’s the deal… I felt like I was dumped into the middle of the story, not the beginning. There were instances that names and past situations were mentioned, but there was noth
Alex ♈
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Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: devils-reach-mc
Holy shit!!!!! Trigger!!!!!
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved Trigger by J.L. DRAKE she dragged me into the story from the very first page and had me sitting on the very edge of my seat till the very last page. J.L. DRAKE knows how to pull you into a story, she will drag you in and keep you on the very edge as she spins a web of betrayal , murder, mystery and suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.......ive read it twice now and would more than likely read it again and again.

Trigger's is a man with the right name as anything can set him hes dark,
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"Can't break something that is already broken, Trigger."

I'm addicted to badass bikers, especially broken ones, and Trigger was just too tempting to resist. So, I took a chance on a new-to-me author and dug into Devil's Reach MC. What can I say, I'm hooked.

It's no wonder that Trigger considers himself the Devil's spawn. I'd have to agree with him as far as his father is concerned. And I'd also have to agree that darkness is home to him, he's never known anything else. When she steps into
Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it

This is a brutal and graphic MC read. It’s also a totally compelling read. And while I didn’t always like what I was reading I just couldn’t put it down.

The two main characters have a ton of baggage between them. We get the insight into Triggers early life but Tess remains a bit of a mystery.

I’m moving straight onto the next book so I’m keeping this review short.

The reason my rating isn’t higher was Tess. On several occasions she came very close to TSTL. It was only the strength of the rest
*•.¸✽ Damjana ✽¸.•*
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark
I haven't read MC book for some time now. And I was really excited to start this one, but I waited on all three books to be out, because I really hate cliffhangers and to not be able to continue with reading. Even though I don't have good experience with stories which drag through three books, I liked this first very much. ...more
Jun 14, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
🎁 Devil's Reach Trilogy: Books 1-3 is FREE on Amazon today (6/14/2019)! 🎁 ...more
Big Joe  Rossi
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dark, fast paced, thrilling MC book from the mind and keys of JL Drake.

Trigger was raised by the devil, mentally and physically abused for years. Trained to fight to near death while still in single digits he is now the President of the Devil's Reach MC. This isn't one of those soft, we aren't 1%-ers. They are hardcore. Run drugs. Kill with no thought. That last part something the President cherish and is an expert in. He does three things...leads his brothers in the MC, kills those who threate
Book Review
Title: Trigger
Series: Devil’s Reach – Book 1
Author: J.L. Drake
Genre: Contemporary MC Romance
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Cliff Hanger: This book ends with a small cliffhanger

4 Stars

*This story is for mature audiences only. Contains explicit scenes and language intended for adults 18+ May contain triggers for some readers.

I was raised by the Devil himself.

Formed into a man who was unreachable.

I went from the boy with bruises to the man with a trigger.

Killing is the only t
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku, killer, mc, 4-star-books
4.5 AGNST! Stars

I love trying new authors on Kindle Unlimited and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure about this one. I’m a cover whore and I didn’t know what to expect because the cover is butt ugly, however, this one had glowing reviews so I thought I could give it at least 5% of my attention.

I think I found my new MC author to love. Trigger wasn’t what I expected and it hit me at the right mood. Trigger is a well-rounded book with plenty of character development, plot development and tension to kee
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
I’ve read previous books by this author but I must say this books in a league of its own.

I’m not one into covers but this is a brilliant cover. In my opinion the cover depicts the main character wonderfully.

I absolutely loved this book. I actually read it twice with the second time being just before Demons was released.

Tess needs help so she turns to her best friend Brick who’s part of a MC. Trigger is president of the MC. He will do whatever he can for his club. Meeting Tess has changed him.
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Trigger is the first book I have read from J.L. Drake but definitely not my last. Although I felt the first few chapters were a little messy and I wasn't sure about the authors writing I'm glad I stuck it out because I really enjoyed it. Trigger is the President of Devil's Reach and believe me he's is not a sweet man. He is emotionally closed off, violent and damaged. Needless to say I loved him very quickly lol. I was unsure about Tess in the beginning, she seemed vulnerable at times a
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Trigger by J.L. Drake is the First book in the Devil's Reach series. This is the story of Trigger and Tess.
Trigger is the President of the Devil's Reach MC gang. Trigger new only hard living and fighting from the start along with physical abuse. Never trusting more than three people in his life but there is something about Tess and more than a pretty face.
Tess has come to her friend for help who she has known for about 18 years but hasn't seen for about six. Since then her friend is the VP of
Rebecca Woodward
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
Excellent read! This is a new Author for me. After reading this amazing story I am a fan! I'll be honest I started this read due to the gorgeous cover. Who doesn't love Spizoiky!!! The characters are very well thought out. I did cringe while reading some chapters because eww deadly biker who is hot and unpredictable. Due to some graphic scenes beware this is not for those with trigger issues. Hence the title. This dark twisted story pulled me into the wild mayhem and finished in a snap. Lucky fo ...more
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great start to a new amazing series!

Some of our new cast:

Cooper,Rail,Brick,Gus,Tess aka Tiger,Peggy,Minnie,Ty,Jace,Morgan,
Big Joe

Let's start off by saying this is a new author for me and I loved this story from cover to cover but, "I absolutely HATE reading books with cliffhangers !"

I loved this new MC romance from cover to cover as the story had wonderful characters all very complicated in their own right.Once I started
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Mon avis en français

My English review

I don’t read a lot of novels about bikers, but when I went to the publisher’s website, I discovered this novel and I must admit I was intrigued by the synopsis. While doing a little visit on goodreads I saw the ratings and I knew I couldn’t miss it! And it’s a good thing I didn’t because I came out of that reading delighted!

Tess is running away from her life, she is running away from something that destroyed her and it took her 6 years to get away. To st
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m a big lover of motorcycle club romances, more than willing to pick them up. Despite my love for the genre, I often go in feeling tentative. Such was the case with Trigger – I was intrigued yet tentative, unsure as to whether or not I would receive big things.

It turns out all worries regarding this one were completely unfounded. I adored Trigger, and will gladly label it one of the best motorcycle club reads I have ever read. It blew my mind, and I was more than willing to jump straight into
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-2020
I don't even know how to express myself how good this book is!! I'm just ready to dive into the next one now. I will as soon as I write this.
Trigger is the president of the MC and Tess is running from a past that we still don't know anything about but will in the next book. Trigger was raised by the devil himself. He even called himself the devil according to Trigger's memories. His mom had dumped him off with his dad when he was just a little tike.... His dad beat him and then taught him how t
Sep 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
1 star

What I didn't like:
-Repeated on and off page sex and sexual acts between Trigger and women who were not Tess, some of which were graphic.
-Trigger kissed someone else after he and Tess started sleeping together.
-The flashbacks/memories weren't done well. They were annoying.
-I don't like cliffhangers, though I do know the next is already out, so that helps.

What I did like :
-Aside from what I mentioned above, it's a decent story so far, but it could be better. The holes were annoying.
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
WOW! Trigger and Tess made me feel the effects of their crazy relationship. It was so up and down and all I could do is hang on for the ride.
Who is the hero in this story? I'm not sure but I fell in love with Trigger! I wanted to hold him in my arms and tell him to flip his switch.
And what an ending! OMG I have to read book 2. Tess is going to have to find her way back after that finale.
3.5 stars
A friend recommended this series to me to get my biker fix, and so far it's like I found a little gem amongst the rough. It was violent and gruesome, with the usual growly possessive bikers, and the two MC both having dark twisted pasts to overcome. But, I was pleasantly surprised to find the heroine was not only strong and sassy, with only a very small side of stupidity, but was also(view spoiler) as the hero.

I was sucked in to thi
Brandy Roberts
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok J.L Drake destroyed me Trigger just blew me away and what a dick ending (wink) major book hangover martial . This would be my first read by this author and I know they'll be more in my kindle very soon . I'm a lover of MC and this has to be on my top list it's really unique a lot of different aspects to what I normally would read found it refreshing . The characters had really good characterization and qualities , the hero and heroine had so much in common and a deep yearning for the other ev ...more
Tiffany Readz
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Small Cliffhanger??

J.L. Drake is NUTS if she thinks the ending of Trigger is a small cliffhanger. Nuts I tell ya! Ugh, even though I HATE cliffhanger endings, I really liked meeting Trigger and his MC brothers and I guess Tess was ok too. ;)

"I reminded myself to check in with my past every once in awhile because it was a wise thing to do. It helped keep my guard up."

His past is what motivates him daily. Trigger is a force to be reckoned with and I loved every minute of it. As a big fan of th
Ros 🌼
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Trigger (Devils Reach #1) is a classic MC Romance giving all the feels.

Realistically this book follows a pretty bog standard plot line that often occurs in this genre – smoking hot president who likes to fuck women but doesn’t feel anything for any of them. Along comes a good looking female with balls of steel and boom - match made in heaven (or maybe hell, in their case). Yet despite this this book had me turning the pages wildly at - I could not put it down! I liked everything ab
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International best selling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling trilogy, Broken!

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