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Vigor

(Spartan Riders MC #3)

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USA Today and International bestselling author J.C. Valentine is back with the latest in her electrifying, dangerous, and provocative world of the Spartan Riders MC...

After escaping an abusive marriage, Spartan Riders bartender Ginger "Red" Mercury is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club's VP declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she
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Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by J.C. Valentine
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Hanne
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: coyer_summer2017
Vigor is the third book in the Spartan Riders series and it’s a great addition to this series. Each book is about another Spartan Riders member who falls madly in love with an unlikely woman. This book is about Garrick “Repo” and Ginger “Red”. I had hoped that there would be a book about them, since there has been some tension between them in the previous books.

Repo has been a member of the MC for many years. He’s very loyal to the club and he does whatever he needs to do for the club. He’s clo
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Ivy Deluca
**this review covers books 1 through 3**

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Motorcycle club romances are their own animals. They give me a peek into a world far removed from my own and tend to stretch my boundaries as a reader, since the level of misogyny and general WTFery can make me twitchy, but I need to shake things up from the fluffy and funny on occasion.

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I like my MCs more on the lighter side of the WTFery scale. For those who don’t know my scale, it’s 1 to 5, with 1 like Kristen Ashley’s Chaos series (they just ride, yo) a
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Linda
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again the incomparable writing of Ms. Valentine has me reading an MC story, and yes this is out of my normal wheelhouse, however ; though MC books are not my norm I am quite captured by the Spartans and their women! The Spartans are also a little different than other MC's ; these men can be domineering, possessive , bossy and keep secrets from their women, the one thing they are not doing is running drugs or breaking the law. Those days went when Blake their club president took over and too ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

A silver fox biker relentlessly pursuing a feisty redheaded bartender? Sign me up! I was excited to read Vigor and to jump into the Spartan Riders world (I read this as a standalone even though it's the third book in the series), but very early on in the book I was like, "meh." I didn't particularly like Ginger/Red, though I could sympathize with her situation of surviving an abusive relationship. It was just really hard to bond with her
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Jessica Alcazar
I've said this before .... I am a huge fan of this author's words and combine my love for all things MC Romance and you have yourself a winner. And #winning it did!

If you've read this series from the beginning, you know that the Spartan Riders men are typical alpha mc men, but the club does not do business in the typical 2%er way ... that basically means they don't run their club illegally lol or at least they try. That's one of the reason's I've liked this series so much from the beginning. The
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Diane Yoz
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Zealous MC Romance between two headstrong people who are perfect together. Who said you can't enjoy a book where you don't like the heroine at the start of the book. If you are a fan like me of the Spartan Riders series then you know all about Ginger. Ginger always irritated me, I hate that she has a past with Blake because I adore Gabby and didn't like the way Ginger treated her. Repo/Garrick is the VP of the club and has always had an infatuation with her. He's determined to make her his but ...more
Mary Mooney
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Here we are back with the Spartan Riders MC and you better hang on tight because Garrick "Repo" Stone and Ginger "Red" Mercury is going to set your kindle on fire. And someone is out to take out everyone in the MC and take over their territory.
Repo has finally decided that Red is the woman he want to wear his patch. But he knows that she is headstone and will fight him but he doesn't know just how hard she will fight to keep her freedom.
Red cares for Repo but after her marriage from hell to Haw
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Nadine Bookaholic
Repo and Red travel a long hard and bumpy road to get their HEA.

The chemistry was great between Red and Repo, the story line was an intense one as well, all great things to keep readers interested and to be honest this book had me in its grasp from the prologue and never let go. I enjoyed this book so much I added all of the other books in the series to my Goodreads TBR shelf. I will say that there is an ongoing story line that starts in the first book so if you are the type of person that doesn
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Reckless Readers
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I'm just going to say it... Repo is a bit of an @$$! He just expects Ginger aka Red to just jump up and down because he chooses her for his old lady?! He's got another thing coming if he thinks the fiesty red head is just going to bow to him!
It's quite comical because she doesn't let me in easy. Going so far as to jump out a window! Ha! I kid you not!
Garrick, which is Repo's real name, expects her to give into him without putting in any work. She finally points out to him that it doesn't wo
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Charlene
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow, best book of the series!

Given their pasts and stubborn personalities, you just know Ginger and Repo are going to clash, there'd be lots of sparks and their relationship would be anything but dull! Ginger is one very tough, very independent woman, but Repo is up for the challenge, up for rectifying the one mistake he'd made many years ago, and that was not claiming her back then. It takes a life altering event for Ginger to get on board, but that doesn't mean things for these two is blissful
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Book-Lover Book Blog
I won't be rating this as I couldn't possibly finish it. I'm actually quite upset as I love this author's work with all my being but this book, the story, the main male character, angered me to the point of wanting to throw my kindle across the room.

There's being macho and hot, then there's being completely psycho and forceful which I don't agree with. It's upsetting and I apologise for not being able to finish this book but it genuinely upset me.
Judy
He's the oldest member of the MC at age 42. She's the club girl who services all of the guys and the "club mama". They hooked up years ago and have pined for each other but never pursued their feelings. Then Repo decides he's going to claim her and puts the word out to all the MC that she's not to be touched. She decides to fight it and the standoff begins. There were quite a few things I didn't like about the book but overall it was an ok read. Some of the things tht detracted from the rating.. ...more
Kathleen R.
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it


4 unexpected stars



I'm trying to recall if i've read any of the Spartan novels from J.C. Valentine.... if i did, it musn't have stuck to my brain as much as i would have liked because i sure as heck will remember Vigor. Another MC novel (it's, i believe, my 6th in the past week), this book about Ginger and Repo that started over a decade ago until the two finally succumb to their mutual feelings. Now, the first chapter, i was fully into the story and then went off track for about 2 chapters
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Jenny Brightman Harris
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

If you are a fan of MC books you are going to love this one. In this book we get Red and Repo’s story. There are ups and downs like any good MC book but there is so much that happens I am hoping that I don’t give anything away. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I would recommend you read the entire series. One because they are amazing, two because there are some statements that will make more se
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Susan (susayq ~)
I'm waffling between 3 and 4 stars, so I'll just say 3.5

Once again I'm jumping in the middle of a series lol But have no fear, I easily caught on to who was who and what's happened so far. I'm sure I'll go back and see what exactly lead us to this point because I liked the characters that I met who were featured previously. And I'm sure I'll keep up now because there were a lot of things left up in the air.

Now, as for Ginger and Repo. I liked them ok. Repo isn't by any means someone I'd be with
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FunUndertheCovers
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Given their pasts and stubborn personalities, you just know Ginger and Repo are going to clash, there'd be lots of sparks and their relationship would be anything but dull! Ginger is one very tough, very independent woman, but Repo is up for the challenge, up for rectifying the one mistake he'd made many years ago, and that was not claiming her back then. It takes a life altering event for Ginger to get on board, but that doesn't mean things for these two is blissful! There's some heart pounding ...more
Latifa Morrisette
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book! It was so amazing to read Repo and Ginger's story. With each book the plot just thickens and let me tell you the build up this book has done has me anxiously awaiting the next book so much! I love this series so much and I hope everyone else does too.
Sandy S
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
ABOUT THE BOOK : Release Date August 29, 2017

After escaping an abusive marriage, Spartan Riders bartender Ginger "Red" Mercury is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club's VP declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she finds herself ready to wage war.

A year after inoculating the threat from notorious cartel leader Ricky Cruiz, Garrick "Repo" Stone, the last-standing original member of the Spartan Riders MC, has his focus on something else: monogamy. Having decid
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Jody
The sexy and rugged men of the Spartan Riders MC return in this rousing and suspenseful tale that takes the Club through many highs and lows before leaving readers wondering what comes next in an ending that has me excitedly counting down the days until the next installment. Alongside the dangerous machinations of a drug cartel is a battle of the sexes romance between a long-time member of the Club and the sassy redhead who's tempted him for years. As they wage a sensual war of words readers wil ...more
kgagnon
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I devoured this book! It captured me right from the start and wouldn't let go. It starts out on the first meeting of Ginger "Red" Mercury and club VP, Garrick "Repo" Stone. Repo saved Ginger from being assaulted and their chemistry is instant and explosive. They had a night of fiery passion, but Repo was married and couldn't offer her more. Now years later, they are both single, and recovering from tragic marriages. They have a history, and Repo is tired of running from his feelings for Ginger a ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(3.5 stars)

So first and foremost, this is not a standalone! The first two books lead up to what happens in this one. Now, we have watched Repo and Ginger since book one, and we have seen the dancing around they are doing. Repo has already told everyone that Ginger was now off limits and to be left alone as he was claiming her. The only tiny, itty bitty, problem is that Ginger doesn't want to be claimed. After she ended her marriage to what sounds like a real douche bag, she ha
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Nancy Huddleston
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome book! Vigor by J.C. Valentine delivers an action packed, full body adventure. The story is intense and very hot. I absolutely adore the characters of the Spartan Riders. Repo and Reds story left me emotional at times. I also enjoy see bits of the other characters we have come to love.
Ginger, Red, is one tough, smart and amazing woman. She is strong, fierce, and independent, with a heart of gold. You see her compassion and love . She is a rare find. Which is why Repo, aka Garrett,
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Barrie Mac
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We've met Ginger and Garrick in the first two Spartan books. There is a continuation of a backgrounds story so it is helpful to read the first two books, although not necessary. Ginger, AKA Red, runs the bar and is like a mom to everyone at the MC. She is like the "head" bunny and loves a good tumble in the sack with many from the Spartans. However, once Garrick, AKA Repo, decides she's all his, no one is going to touch her. Red is beyond furious as she is her own woman and no man will ever own ...more
Teresa Jesenovec
Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC for my honest review.

While I really like the story and the characters, I was not a fan of this book just leaving my hanging! Yes, while I know that it is serial and the storyline flows from one book to the next, I do not like to be left hanging with such a big event happening at the end of the book.

Yes, it addresses (kind of) the ending of a big event in this book relating to the girls Gabby & Ginger but I felt that this book just stopped in the middle. It was kind of, "Hi,
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Epiphany
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-c-valentine
One of my favorite genre's is MC Romance. Vigor is not the typical MC Romance but I really enjoyed it. The members of the Spartans MC are pretty much like all the of the MC books I have read. They are domineering, possessive , bossy and keep secrets from their old ladies, however, they do not run drugs or weapons, and they are on the right side of the law. The women are strong and intelligent and seem to keep the men on their toes. The relationship between Repo (Garrick) and Red (Ginger) was a l ...more
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
I love J.C.'s bikers!

This book had a lot of heart. Ginger and Garrick both had issues to overcome, and they found solace in each other as they worked through them.

It goes without saying that the tone of the book is gruff (it is about an MC, after all), but that just made the sweet parts stand out so much more.

While I am not a fan of the cover, I am a fan of the series and can't wait to read the next one!

(I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)
Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
Vigor was a good book. While at times I was ready to kill Repo, I did end up liking him more than I thought I would. The back and forth between the two will definitely keep you on your toes just waiting to see what will happen. I am so glad she stood her ground and didn't let him run all over her. I did enjoy this one and look forward to the next.
Laura Watson
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy on exchange for an honest review. I love this book I loved these characters and enjoyed hearing more from them. JC always keeps you engaged in the story. I look forward to reading more from her.
Lisa Book Shelf
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ginger

Ginger and Repo find there way to each other as the club goes through a rough patch. But as tense in the club happens love finds a way
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After her disastrous marriage finally comes to an end Ginger Mercury is more than ready to be on her own for a while, do things on her terms and not have to answer to anyone. But before she can fully start to enjoy being free she learns that someone in the club has plans for her now that she is single and not tied down to another man... and he doesn't plan on letting her stay single for long! Ginger isn't ready for what he wants, and she plans to fight him every step of the way... no matter how ...more
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

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