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BRASH (Spartan Riders MC #4)

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USA Today and International bestselling author J.C. Valentine is back with the latest in her captivating, enigmatic, and rousing world of the Spartan Riders MC...

She has a secret she’s desperate to keep…

With danger looming on the horizon, former FBI agent turned bunny, Bambi Lane, isn’t taking any chances. Taking refuge in a nearby town, she builds a new and comfortable li
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Published October 19th 2017 by J.C. Valentine
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Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I couldn’t wait to read this book, because it’s Taco’s story. I really liked him in the previous books and it was obvious that he was hiding a relationship in Vigor. In this book, it becomes clear that he was hiding a (kind of forbidden) relationship with Bambi, because Bambi was banned from the club. Bambi left Taco and moved far away about a year ago, without Taco knowing it. Taco has never forgotten Bambi. When he finds out something about her, he’s determined to find out what’s really going ...more
Ivy Deluca
Oct 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bikers

The Good. Unfortunately, not alot. I still like the setup for this series, but this latest entry is the last for me, I think. The characters and their relationships have a biker soap quality to them, which I do not mind. It’s definitely more about the overarching storyline than the individual romances at this point.

The Bad. However, the overarching storyline is turning into a mess, and I cannot keep going. I had mentioned that there was a decided dependence on racial stereotypes, and this book
Bambi Lane has started over with her baby boy, she regrets leaving Curtis "Taco" Nash without a word. When Taco finds out where Bambi is a year later, he has a few choice words to say to her. What Taco doesn't expect is to find out she has a son or that it is his. With danger still swirling around will Taco be able to protect Bambi and his son or will he lose them again?

This was an interesting one because Bambi makes some choices that make you not like her but she completely redeems herself. I l
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast paced, enthralling and sexy read.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brash is the latest installment of J.C. Valentine's Spartan Riders series and you should read the previous books to be up to date.

Bambi is an ex FBI agent that has a bad history with the club. After her secret affair with Curtis aka Taco changes her life, she disappears leaving Taco with unanswered questions and confused feelings about Bambi.

This was a very suspenseful, action packed story. I loved the chemistry between Taco and Bambi. I felt that Bambi had a great reason for disappearing from
Diane Yoskowitz
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Series is INTENSE. Holy BeJesus can the Spartan brothers ever have things go smoothly for them. I guess if they did I wouldn't be glued to the pages and dying for the next book!
Brash is Taco and Bambi's story. Taco was secretly seeing Bambi behind the brothers back before she ran off. I was so looking forward to see how JC Valentine was able to make Bambi redeemable in my eyes after everything that went on with Country. (OH COUNTRY <3) It's a great love story and mission accomplished. Ta
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brash by J.C. Valentine is a must read. The Spartan Riders series is one of my favorite. Brash tells the story of Taco and Bambi. Taco was seeing Bambi behind his brothers back . Until she just up and left without any explanation. Bambi was a former FBI agent who feels she has the perfect reason to leave and not look back. The mafia is continuing to cause problems for the Spartans Riders MC. The FBI is never far off with so much going on Taco can't let his brothers down. A chance meeting in a gr ...more
Anne Milne
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The MC are still battling with the Cruiz family with no end in sight.

This is Bambi and Taco’s story and like the previous books nothing is straight forward or easy for them. Bambi left town after discovering she was pregnant and knowing the kind of trouble the club could bring to her door. When she’s spotted by club members it brings Taco back into her life.

They are two stubborn people so it’s interesting to see them navigate the way through their new life together. The story is set against th
Nadine Bookaholic
There was so much going on that I didn't even realize I was at the end of the book, that is how engrossed into the story I was.

You can see my full review along with an excerpt and #Giveaway here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
Kerry Fletcher
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Honestly loving this series!!!

This is Taco and Bambi's story. We got little glimpses of what was going on between them in the last book. Taco had been sneaking around to meet up with Bambi. She'd been kicked out of the club after she had been found out as an FBI Agent and she went a little psycho on Talia over Country.

Bambi left the FBI but just when things with Taco were going well she had to run. The club were attracting more and more trouble from Cruiz and her men wanting to take over Sparta
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
After an unexpected discovery, and the Spartans showing her the door Bambi Lane decides it's time to leave town, it's time for a quieter, safer life. She moves to a neighboring town, finds a job and a decent home and begins her life reboot... then she runs into her foes, and it brings trouble right back to her door. Trouble in the form of a gorgeous biker who makes her heart skip a beat, and he turns her new carefully planned world upside down. She has tried to avoid this moment for over a year ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brash is the fourth book in the amazing Spartan Riders MC series by bestselling author J.C. Valentine. An edgy, gritty, romantic suspense that's a definite must read! In book #3, Curtis "Taco" Nash had been sneaking around, and being really secretive about who he had been spending his time with. It ended with him finding whoever it was gone without a trace, and no goodbye.

To say that I was shocked when I found out that he'd been with Bambi Lane is an understatement. Bambi is a former FBI agent
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The saga of your Hot and Sexy Spartans continues but is this a happy installment or will tears and heartache and the Cruiz Cartel take something so important away from Taco that he didn't even know he wanted .. FOREVER !!

Bambi left Taco and never thought in her wildest dreams he would ever find her even if she prayed every night in her dreams he would..when she tried to get on with her life away from the Spartans like Country had ordered she knew she would always have ties to them .

After leavin
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love the Spartan series. JC does such a wonderful.

I have to say when I first read that this book was going to be about Bambi I was like “Hell no!” She was probably my least favorite character in the other books. I have to say I just love how the author wrote her in this story. Bambi had this huge secret and this secret grew her up. She truly had to chance her way of thinking.

Now in the previous book we knew that Curtis “Taco” Nash had a woman in his life. We also knew that this woman had
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The Spartan Riders' battle with the Cruiz family continues to escalate. Cruiz wants to eradicate the Spartan Riders and move into their territory. The Riders are not about to lie down and take it, but they are at a disadvantage. An informant!

Curtis aka Taco has always done things his way. Besides, his brothers and the club, he doesn't allow anything to interfere with his life. Until now!

Bambi is an ex FBI agent who earned a bad reputation in the club, to the point of being kicked out. Her secret
Christina Concus
Brash was a fast paced, action pack, and love with secrets. The secrets could be the end of many amazing things. However, how will Curtis "Taco" Nash and Bambi Lane make it through these secrets?

This book was amazingly written, the story flowed perfectly and the plot was right on point the it kept me reading and wanting to know more. The best part was that you get to see/hear from all the members of the Spartan Riders MC, as well as members of the cartel.

Taco and Bambi have a secret relationshi
Sue Galuska
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Curtis "Taco" Nash didn't mean to fall for Bambi Lane, the former FBI agent, turned bunny, who used to be with Country, but now has been banned from the Spartan's compound....but he fell hard. When Bambi ups and disappears one day with not even a goodbye, Taco is a lot pissed and a little hurt. It's been a year and he still hasn't been able to forget her. When whispers that Bambi was seen have come back to Taco, he needs to go and find her for himself. He needs some answers. Boy does he get a fe ...more
Books 2 Blog
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I love love loved this story. After reading Vigor was desperate to know more about Taco and his secret rendezvous, and boy was this book worth the wait. Simply put Taco stole my heart, and I can't tell you why exactly, maybe it was his possessive alpha personality or the sweet loving relationship he develops with Beau, but whatever it was he mastered it. Bambi was never a favourite character of mine, but she grew on me in this book, I'll admit at first she annoyed me because I didn't a
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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*****5 Stunned Stars*****
This book took me by super surprised I enjoyed this one even better than the last. I went in with an open mind because I wasn’t sure how I felt when I read the synopsis but I was surprised once I started reading Bambi and Taco are intense. Hiding is how Bambi and Taco started their love affair but the way it ended was not how Taco wanted it to end; Bambi runs thinking she’s doing the right thing but breaking her heart in the processes and hurting Taco too. The Cruz Mafia
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow, Bambi. I really hated you in the prior books, but you're a completely different person in this one. And Taco, I've been wondering who you've been talking with surreptitiously on your cellphone. This match-up was surprising to me, but in a good way. Bambi left Taco and their secret relationship due to getting pregnant. I don't think that's a spoiler as it's revealed in the very first pages. She doesn't tell Taco because things are getting dangerous in the Spartans' world. I liked both of the ...more
Mary Mooney
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the Spartan Riders series and each story keeps getting better and better.
Curtis "Taco" Nash has always got this feeling that something was missing in the way Bambi left. She just disappeared, no note, no goodbye, nothing. When Gabby mentions seeing her, he has to find her and see why she left and if there is still a chance for them?
Former FBI agent Bambi Lane left because she had a secret and the only way to protect it and herself was to leave. So she moved to the next
Lori Vandenburg
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love reading about the Spartans. They are wonderful bunch of badass bikers with a soft heart. shhhh....don't tell anyone. Taco, Mr. love'm & leave'm. How could that one woman that got away still plague him so much. It must be the way that she left. Bambi is making a new life for herself. A safer one, for her and her son. Country is at a crossroads. He now has to find a way to get Talia back. Then the Spartans had to deal with an attack from the Mantis. The mole issued has also been resolve ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Going into this book, I'll admit, I didn't have high hopes. I mean who didn't hate Bambi going into this story? We have read 3 books building on our dislike of the woman and now she's the main character?! Recipe for disaster! Thankfully, JC is an amazing author and somehow, through magic or the use of her superior word smithing skills, I already didn't hate Bambi by the second chapter and actually really liked her by the middle of the book. I still don't know how that could have happened and I w ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This storyline picks up where the last book left off with the club at war with the cartel. Filled with action, drama, romance and love. Fearing for the safety of her baby and wanting more, Bambi a former FBI agent/club bunny runs keeping the baby a secret from Taco the love of her life. Like all things secrets do have a way of coming out and when they do Taco will do everything in his power to protect his woman and child. Having a child changed Bambi in a way that made her character a more likea ...more
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is not a surprise that I feel in love with this book as well. It is an amazing series that I had the amazing pleasure to read it all. I am so happy that the author has given me the opportunity to read such an amazing series.

In this book the story evolves around Taco , another spartan biker. However compared with the other books in this book we get an more detailed inside of the other bikers life. In this part we have the continuation of the war between the two clubs and what Luciana Cruiz wa
Karen Gagnon
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow, what another raw, gritty and exciting addition to the Spartan Rider series! This is Taco and Bambi's forbidden love story. I didn't think Ms. Valentine could redeem Bambi after how much I disliked her from previous books but man was I wrong! Bambi is so much more than what we saw on the surface. Taco saw that, and risked going against Country to be with her. Taco has been surly since her sudden disappearance and now he has a chance to find her and get some answers. Bambi has been trying to ...more
Lita Thomas
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brash ( Spartans Riders #4) by JC Valentine picks up where book 3 left off. The club is still at war with the cartel. Bambi the former FBI agent turned kicked out Spartan bunny knows things are going to get more dangerous. She now has something special to keep safe. So she moves to another town even though she loves Taco and she knows her secret will cause many problems. A good continuation of the issues the MC club continues to endure. I enjoy the characters and in each book I get to keep up wi ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Went by quickly, Taco has his women Bambi and a big/ little surprise. Since her ban from the clubhouse Bambi has been living life the way she wanted with no threats to her life. Until a Gabby surprise at the supermarket and a lie that will get back to the only man she loves hoping he won't come a knocking. The the crazy devil lady not giving up until the Spartans and their families are dead, but life will be never the same for Bambi and her Taco.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this bo
Jennifer Grimm
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review. I have been following the Spartan Riders series as it unfolds and while I love the MC and all its members, I must say that this one didn't seem like all the rest. This revolved around Taco and Bambi and their baby. While Taco is a prominent member of the MC, he wasn't much involved with the club. The previous books revolved around club activity and this one lacked that aspect. I did enjoy the book very much and there was some i ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Spartan MC saga has dragged me through the ringer more than once. As the MC continues to deal with the threats from the Cruiz family, we get to delve into Taco and Bambi’s story. Bambi left town without a word to start a new life when she learned she was pregnant. She is doing just that when she runs into Gabby and some prospects at a store. She knows deep down that Taco will now know where she is. Taco was crushed when Bambi left, for all his player ways, Bambi was the one woman he felt he ...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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Other Books in the Series

Spartan Riders MC (4 books)
  • Grit (Spartan Riders MC, #1)
  • Mettle (Spartan Riders MC #2)
  • Vigor (Spartan Riders MC #3)