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Hard Proof

(Notus Motorcycle Club #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  370 ratings  ·  57 reviews
A sexy, gripping romantic suspense...

Identical twin sisters move to St. John's, Oregon, buy Vavoom's Bar, and purposely put themselves into the path of Notus Motorcycle Club.

Burdened by a deep, dark secret, Clara has to be careful because one wrong step, one wrong word, could land her and Gracie in prison. Her need to stay close to the motorcycle club members backfire
Kindle Edition, 353 pages
Published May 29th 2017
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Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it

It's worth mentioning that this is a different kind of MC book, the Notus MC has just five members, five boys that grew up together, experienced life, love and tragedy together. The tragedy was too much for one of them, Rich he left and hasn't been heard from since.
The boys grew up and formed their own MC which has only five members, well four and one honorary, ready for when Rich returns.
I liked the idea of the small MC, their history and their purpose I also liked that Wayne became president b
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I will put this out there first, this is not your everyday MC story. The MC in this is 5 guys. They really don't do anything criminal, except for being a tad vigilante. They are guys they grew up together and bonded during a terrible tragedy that set them on the path to trying to find missing persons. They don't have road names or a club house. So if you are looking for all that this is not the book for you.

The story itself was good and kept you interested. I really didn't feel the pull between
Romance Readers Retreat
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've read a few of Debra Kayn's books and on the whole I've really enjoyed them.
She sets the scene and draws you into the story and before you know it, you're hooked.

Notus MC is an MC with a slight difference. No prospects, no gun running. They're a small group and they set their own standards....moral standards.

Wayne is a great character and just what you've come to expect from one of Debra's books. He's strong, straight forward and loyal.

Clara is playing her cards close to her chest but will
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
As much as I wanted to love this book, it didn't work for me at all. I struggled to connect with Clara, which wasn't good at all. What ended up being the final nail in the coffin was how the missing person's investigations were handled. In law enforcement, there is a protocol for when someone goes missing, especially if there is foul play suspected or a child is involved. None of this was implemented and it colored the way I looked at the book. I finally gave up and ended up DNFing it. ...more
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hard Proof (Notus Motorcycle Club #1) by Debra Kayn

This is the first time I've read a book written by Debra Kayn, her writing is really good, loved the story line, and the character development for future books has me intrigued to want to read the next book in this series.

First I will say it’s a bit different from the other Motorcycle Club books I've read, but only because their club consists of 5 close friends who grew up together and formed the Notus Motorcycle Club. The other big difference i
Lets start off by saying this is our first read from this author and we really enjoyed our first time read by them.

Gracie and Clara are twins who lost their dad and a long time ago their mother to a tragic murder.Now they are back where they grew up to find out who killed their mother and seek revenge.They need the help of the Notus MC in order to seek revenge.Now bar owners they are hoping to get to know the MC members and to approach them with seeking revenge and to find out who was responsibl
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars
This was not quite I was expecting for a motorcycle club story. Don't look for a hard, gritty outlaw group. This is a small group of 4 men. The fifth is missing in action. They are a group who look for the missing. Clara and Grace recently found of that there mother was murdered and that the person responsible was still at large with no leads. They heard of the Notus MC and decide to try to get close to them so that could ask for help. I thought
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A gripping, romantic suspense that you won't want to miss! This is not your typical MC. With only 5 friends as members that are bound by a brotherhood which was formed during childhood, but only strengthened after a horrific tragedy, all except for one that is. The Notus MC isn't into the typical type of criminal activity that is found in most MC's. They all have legit jobs, but what they are most often known for is their dedication to helping find missing persons, and working with local law enf ...more
Suzanne (Lily)
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, netgalley
2.5 Stars

Expectations play a major role in the enjoyment a reader experiences with each story they read. I anticipated Hard Proof would be based around a Motorcycle Club, with all the usual testosterone leaping off the pages. What I encountered was a suspenseful story about two women who sought the support of vigilantes. The Notus MC were men who achieved results where the police couldn’t.

I enjoy reading the author notes at the end of a book. It’s a great way to put your emotions in check and ma
Trudy Dowling
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off I will admit that I am a super fan of Debra Kayn's books. I devour them. I read them again and again. Yes, some are better than others. Yes, I obsess over some more than others. But this one, Hard Proof, blew me away. I had goose bumps. I cried. I screamed. I hollered. I freaked out. At one point I even jumped out of my seat. So intense. So real.

The way she wrote about the villain, the way she had the villain interacting on the page creeped me out. I was terrified. I went around locki
India Caedmon
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it
*FTC Disclaimer: I received a copy of Hard Proof from Debra Kayn in exchange for an honest review. I have in no way been influenced by the author and/or publisher's generosity. You can't fake these stars, baby!

This review was originally posted at NDP Book Review

Wayne Shaw? YaaaOK that's a name to die for! *fanning face*

What happens in this delectable romantic suspense? Well... I can't say because I did not finish...

Unfortunately, there was an eau de Clara et Gracie that was missing for me. It wa
Angel Hatfield
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Wayne Shaw is one of the founders of Notus MC, an MC not far from Portland Oregon. They aren’t really a traditional MC, they spend their spare time trying to locate missing people. Shortly after their father’s death, Claire Nelson and her identical twin sister found out that her mother was murdered when they were little and that it had went unsolved. They decided to move back to her hometown and hire the Notus MC to solve the old crime. She just wasn’t counting on her attraction to Wayne.
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Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good suspense, mystery, romance. I love MC Books and this one had some elements that many do not have, all for the extra enjoyment of the reader. Carla and Gracie Nelson moved back to St. Johns, Oregon two years after their father's death. While going through a safe deposit box they discover that their mother's death was not from natural causes as they believed but that she had been kidnapped, raped and murdered 24 year ago. With that knowledge, they begin to devise a plan that will set eve ...more
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Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
So this is a brand new series from Mrs. Kayn. I have read a few of Mrs. Kayn's books before now and have really enjoyed them. I do want to say though before continuing on with this review that if your a fan of MC books, this book is nothing like your typical MC book. This book doesn't include a lot of members, it doesn't seem to the hang arounds (ok well that's not entirely true). This club is really only made out of five members, but really its only four since one of them took off.

I enjoyed Cl
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! This story is a heart-pounder. A serial killer is on the loose, and the twin sisters, Clara and Gracie are the new targets. The mystery keeps you on the edge of your seat, and you wonder who is going to be next. When the sisters move to town, buying a bar, they get to know the local people. They are looking to find out what happened to their mother, who was kidnapped and murdered when they were four. As they keep up work at the bar, Clara meets a motorcycle man. It's a hot romance ...more
This is book 1 in the Notus Motorcycle Club series. First of all, this is not really what I would call a “motorcycle club” but just a club that has 5 friends in it who ride a motorcycle. Wayne, Glen, Chuck, Thad and Rich grew up together, rode motorcycles and started their own “club” after getting permission from the local 1% motorcycle club. They had run the streets together since they were 6 years old. They stayed firm friends until Rich’s sister was kidnapped and later found dead. Things chan ...more
Momma Hellmouth
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
My Review of Hard Proof (Notus Motorcycle Club #1)
by Debra Kayn
My Rating 3 Stars
I’ve read many of Ms. Kayn’s books and have seen different elements in each of her MC stories and this one is another unique storyline. Notus MC is a different breed of Motorcycle Club than readers will be used to. I did enjoy this book but did find myself at times bored in the storyline. I believe this to be more from my own expectations than the writing or the story its self.
I didn’t feel the sexual tension from Cl
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Debra Kayn takes the average person's perception of bikers and turns them upside down (our perceptions that is)!!

I always know going in that I will certainly enjoy a new book/series by this author. I just am never sure how much. But once again I am hooked by this 1st of a 5 book series. A series about a 5 man motorcycle club sworn to help the police when missing persons are reported, especially women and children.

Twins Clara and Gracie have returned to their root
Kathryn Linke
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Hard Proof is the first title in the Notus MC series. This was my first time reading anything written by Debra Kayn, but I quite enjoyed this title and I am sure I will be on the look out for future titles in this series.

The Notus MC is a unique MC romance, in that it revolves around five men who form an MC, in the aftermath of a tragedy that affected their close knit group.

I thoroughly enjoyed the elements of intrigue and suspense, that flowed throughout the plot. The connection betwee
Trish R. Ali
*** 3.5 STARS ***

I'm a huge fan of the Bantorus MC series but not so much of the other series from Debra Kayn. Due to that Ms Kayn dropped off from my reading radar for quite some time. When I saw the blurb for Hard Proof, it got me interested again.

This book leaves me with mixed bag feelings. I wouldn't call it an MC hardcore per se like Bantorus so it left me unbalanced for bit. There is also one scene where I think the proof reader or editor missed the mistake that Ms Kayn made (view spoiler
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this story from NetGalley for an honest review.

4 1/2 stars

I do love the way Debra Kayn writes a story, she gives depth to her characters that I really enjoy, I find when there's depth I get invested in the characters and the story line. This is a brand you series, starting off with Wayne and Clara, I really liked these two together, despite the lie from Clara (which I usually don't like for a plot line but is understandable here). This story has romance, affection, and suspe
Lisa Venn sims
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Grace and clara decided to move back to St. John's after finding out the truth about how there mother was killed they were determine to find the guy who killed her with the help of the notus MC club

Wayne shaw president of the notus MC club helped find missing people with his five brothers right besides him so when girls started going missing they were there ready to help any way they could

When Wayne sets his sights on Clara he has to have her but when the truth reveals itself can the two stay to
Britt The Hatters
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Clara and her twin sister Gracie moved into town and bought a bar hoping to get in with Noctus MC and convince them to find their mother's killer after discovering the true circumstances of her death when their father passed away. Clara didn't count on falling in love with the leader of Noctus, Wayne.

I really loved the first book in the Noctus Motorcycle Club series! The suspense and mystery with the serial killer kept me on my toes, while the romance between Clara and Wayne was so sweet. I'm l
Kira Assad
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read much motorcycle thrillers and romances, but I was very happy with this one! It had me hooked from page one and I thoroughly enjoyed the mystery behind it. The main characters Carla and Wayne are an adorable couple you can't help but root for! There were times when Carla was playing hard to get, trying to put her "mission" first, but you could tell the instant attraction was there and she wouldn't be able to help herself. All in all, I found Hard Proof to be a thrilling romance wit ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
I couldn't get into the female characters Clara and Gracie. They were too secretive and too missish. After the first sex scene with barely no build up, Clara has the following thought:

“She hated the few times in the past when men performed oral sex on her and then tried to kiss her mouth, forcing her to taste herself.”

Excerpt From: Kayn, Debra. “Hard Proof (Notus Motorcycle Club Book 1).” Debra Kayn, 2017-05-28T16:00:00+00:00. iBooks.
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I wouldn't recom
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Read this a while ago but the reading info on goodreads is gone again. Going to go back and reread before moving forward in the series - I think there's at least two more books now. Debra Kayn is one of my favorite authors, and her Bantorus MC books were one of the first MC books I read (I then backtracked in her backlist to pick up a few more MC books before the Bantorus ones).

The MC here is a group of heros trying to help those in distress.
Maria Passia
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clara and Gracie are twins and determined to find the truth about their mother's fate. They buy Vavoom's bar and plan to befriend Notus MC and secure their help. Clara is attracted to Wayne Shaw, the club president, and he feels the same way but when a little girl and a teenager disappear Clara and Wayne need to be honest with each other about their past and their feelings or risk losing everything! Hard Proof is the first book in the new Notus MC series by the amazing Debra Kayn. Notus MC is de ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
This novel was a Motorcycle club romance/suspense/thriller. All three of these are my favorite types of books to read however for some reason I couldn't get on board with this novel. I felt like I should have been ale to connect with the characters better considering the storyline. This is a great novel if you are more plot driven and love suspense. I would still recommend picking up this novel if you love a good natured group of characters and a great storyline. ...more
Heather andrews
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wayne tries to do that right thing, but he's just so eager at times, "I should take you to my bedroom, but it's too effing far away," he said, reaching behind him." Wayne doesn't ask for much, "will you wear the apron with the hearts on the ***?" She nodded. He kissed her hard. "Then, I'll be there." I liked this book, Wayne was sexy and caring. ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great read!! Hard Proof was a perfect mix of mystery & romance. I loved watching the feelings between Clara & Wayne develop, even during stressful situations. And the bond between Gracie & Clara so touching.

I love forward to reading the next book in the series.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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Debra Kayn is published by Grand Central Publishing, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Carina Press - Harlequin Enterprises Limited, and repped by FinePrint Literary Management. A member of RWA and a multi-bestseller, she has over sixty books published.

Believing everyone deserves to love and be loved, she takes the most unlikely characters and turns them into heroes and heroines.

She lives with her fa

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