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Knuckle Down

(The Cursed Ravens MC #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,238 ratings  ·  183 reviews
A single father struggles to change for his daughters and the woman he loves in this second book in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series from New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando.

As a single father of two girls and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club, Jack “Knuckles” Chester doesn’t have much free time. And having earned his road na
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 215 pages
Published July 9th 2018 by Pocket Star
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Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Knuckle Down is the second installment of Chantal Fernando's Cursed Ravens MC series and brings us to the Sergeant at Arms story. Jack 'Knuckles' Chester is a single father with a reputation for his fighting but has a soft side that he doesn't try to hide. I loved when we were first introduced to him in the first book but his own story made me love him even harder. He was such a contradiction and I thought it was amazing how we got to meet this tough as nails biker
May 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-releases
3.5 stars. I didn't love this one *as* much as book one, but also didn't dislike it. It had more drama to it, but it was also different in a good way - with it featuring two protagonists that are both experiencing second love (not second-chance romance though). I'm kind of torn about how I feel about the book. Definitely positive, but not obsessed.

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando
Book Two of the Cursed Ravens series
Publisher: Pocket Star (Gallery)
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Knuckle Down was the second book in the Cursed Ravens MC series by Chantal Fernando.

Knuckles. We met Knuckles in book one as the MC patched member that became best friends with Erin. He was a single dad, fun loving and quickly became a favorite. When he met Celina, it was the first time that he felt an attraction to someone in years.

Celina. Celina was Erin’s cousin but they were as close as sisters. Celina was a journalist, beautiful, organized, had a plan for her life and never considered a sec
Lover of Romance
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To RomanceI received this book for free from Pocket in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Knuckle Down is the second book in this MC series by Fernando and I really liked it, although not my favorite from this author. I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book, since journalist/reporter heroines aren't my favorites and so I was curious to see how Fernando would handle this type o
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the second book in the series. We meet Knuckles and Erin's cousin Celina in the first book. Neither are really in the mood for a relationship but sparks sizzle between them. A little fling turns in to so much more.

Love a single parent trope and Knuckles is so great with his pre-teen girls. There is lots of sass and humor in this story. If you are looking for an MC book, I wouldn't necessarily call this series a traditional MC genre. The men are involved in the MC, but most of the action
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

Oh. My. Knuckles!

I adored you as Erin's "best friend" in Ace of Hearts, but now I have a full blown crush on you!

And if you have read the first book, you will remember Celina, Erin's cousin? She's older than Erin, but in some ways she feels younger.

And when the biker and the journo meet - well, things don't go the way either of them expect, but boy is is better than anything either wanted.

A journalist and a biker together -yeah, you can see the conflict between t
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Knuckle Down is the second book in the Cursed Ravens MC series. This is Knuckle's story. Knuckle is not only the Sergeant at Arms of the MC, he's also a single father to two beautiful daughters. He not only does what it takes to protect his club but also what it takes to protect his family.

Knuckle's swore to himself that he would never let another woman back in, given the horrible relationship he had with his girl's mother, who would blame him. A relationship is nothing if there isn't trust and
Mary Mooney
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
Jack "Knuckles" Chester is the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club and he earned his road name for fighting. But with two daughters he doesn't have a lot of time for them. He wants to change that and he wants to find a woman of his own but he doesn't trust easily because the last one cheated on him.
Celina is the cousin of Erin, Knuckles bestie and old lady of Ace, Knuckles' brother a
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I received a copy of Knuckle Down from Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**

Knuckle Down is the second book in Ms. Fernando's Cursed Ravens MC series. If I were to compare Wind Dragon's vs.Cursed Ravens MC it would be a toss up because they are both equally good. This is Knuckle and Celina's story and I give it a high 4.8 stars.

Celina who happens to be Erin's cousin from the first book is a gifted journalists looking for a story within the Ravens clubhouse. When she meets
Naughty Mom Story Time
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am TOTALLY crushing on the Cursed Raven men. Each of them are absolute badasses but have marshmallow hearts. Sexy, brawny and gentle. I’m such a sucker for that combo. Who wouldn’t be?

In Knuckled Down we get the story of Knuckles, Cursed Ravens Sergeant-at-Arms, and Celina Hutton, journalist. In the previous book, we see a lot of Knuckles as he becomes Erin’s bestie. He’s kind, funny and easygoing when it comes to his Ravens family. And Celina is Erin’s older cousin.

They shared an instant con
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3 to 3 1/2 Stars.

For the life of me I could not get into this story. The characters just seemed flat. I enjoyed Knuckles in the last book, but he didn’t even seem like the same character. He seemed dull and kind of blah. I really didn’t feel a connection with him and Celina. Celina was just a cold flat out mean person. She was so mean to knuckles and she too was just flat. I couldn’t relate to her at all.

This book seemed so different from the first. It is almost like a different person wrote it.
Digging deeper than the first book, Knuckle Down is the second book of The Cursed Ravens MC. It can be read as a standalone, but the first book gives the reader a bit more going in, understanding Knuckles.

Celina and Knuckles meet at Celina's cousin's- also Knuckles new "bestie"- birthday party. The two have an instant spark, but they have both loved and been burned. Knuckles has children, and they come first for him. Celina is a journalist, He's with an MC, their story shouldn't make sense, but
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Predictable (she is a journalist so you can see exactly what the climax is going to be) and I didn't like Celina and Knuckles as much as Erin and Ace but overall still an enjoyable story. There were still a few surprises at the end that I did NOT see coming.
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Tonight took an unexpected turn, but I guess that's what happens when you party with bikers."

I was intrigued by the idea of a journalist with a biker, the whole good-girl/bad-boy, right? Celina thought so too, "The tattoos give him that bad-boy, I don't give a fuck vibe, although boy is not a word I'd ever use to describe him. Bad man just doesn't have the same ring to it though." She shows up at the 'biker party' because it's her cousin Erin's birthday. Erin is the very recently discov
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Celina is fiercely independent and has worked hard for everything she has. She is loyal to a fault and never wants to be the type of woman who needs to depend on a man for anything. Currently she is working at her dream job at the biggest newspaper in the city and she is more determined then ever to get one of her stories on the front page. She can't afford any distractions ... that is till the brute of a man from her cousin's motorcycle club comes barreling into her life, refusing to let her de ...more
Sandy S
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 9, 2018

A single father struggles to change for his daughters and the woman he loves in this second book in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series from New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando.

As a single father of two girls and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club, Jack “Knuckles” Chester doesn’t have much free time. And having earned his road name from his reputation as a fighter, Knuckles isn’t one to back away fr
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Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mc

Knuckle down is the second book in the series and can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the first book which I now know is Erin's story. Erin is already a member of the MC and has a cousin Celina and Celina is introduced to the club members for the first time when Erin is throwing her birthday party at the club house and this is how Celina meets knuckles and their epic story begins.

I enjoyed this book and I liked both characters. Celina is a person who is put
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
At face value, there’s no way that Knuckles, the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club’s sergeant-at-arms and single dad, and Celina, Erin’s cousin and a journalist for the local newspaper, should want anything to do with one another…not only because they live in contradictory worlds, but they also seem to be on opposite sides when it comes to breaking the law.

But despite Knuckles and Celina’s very obvious differences, it’s clear from their initial interactions and the more than mutual attraction, that
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A quick follow up to the first book in this series, Knuckle Down can be read as a standalone. I have to say, I liked this one better than the first, even if the conflict could be seen from miles away. The main man in this book is Knuckles. He is a sweet and straight forward guy who somehow became Erin's bestie in the last book. Knuckles is a single father of two adorable and precocious pre-teens. When these two start dating, Knuckles may just lose it. Then again, he may be the kind of father tha ...more
Hard-working, dedicated journalist Celina decides to check out the Motorcycle Club that her best friend is now a member of, and finds herself swept up into a new relationship with sexy club member "Knuckles" despite her misgivings. When she gets caught between her job, her moral code, and her new lover, Celina needs to decide what love is worth and whether she is ready to take on a life with the father of two.

What follows is a roller coaster of drama with just a few too many plot points and a he
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biker, arc, net-gallery
Would any biker ever bring a journalist into their MC clubhouse knowing what trouble that could possible mean for their club? The Cursed Ravens MC are not choir boys, they live a criminals life and have the law just waiting to bring them down. So what was Knuckles thinking bringing Celina into their inner sanctum? Celina first stepped foot into the clubhouse because her closet friend and cousin Erin, was the guest of honor for a party being thrown for her. Erin’s father was the club’s Prez and s ...more
Nicole Hoefs
I really enjoyed this one! I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion.

Oh man, I absolutely loved Knuckles in this one! He was an amazing dad, and such a sweet guy. The way he was with Celina and his melted my heart. I did connect with Celina more than I did with Erin in the previous book. Maybe because she loves writing/reading, she's older, and has been burned in relationships before? I could keep listing reasons why I liked her better
Caro Richard
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let's break it down....

Celina: journo, Erins cousin and likes to spew in churches!

Knuckles: Sergeant at arms in Cursed Ravens MC.

Umm....hold up. MC man and a journo together? Oh there's going to be fireworks!

We met Knuckles in Ace of Hearts, newly appointed bestie of Erin and single Dad. He stole the show for me, the way he loves his daughters and the way he set his sights on Celina and went for her! But he find that Celina is a tough cookie to crack!

Then cue the action......

This is a 2nd chanc
Up All Night With Books
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Terren
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

Chantal Fernando's Knuckle Down, the second in the Cursed Ravens MC, did not disappoint. In this book we meet Celina and Knuckle, both who made appearances in the first book. Celina is Erin’s cousin and Knuckles is Erin’s best friend from the club. Opposites attract just like in the first novel.

Celina who is more brash than Erin, accepts all of Knuckles, his girls and his lifestyle. Loyal to the core, Celina and Knuckles learn
Heather andrews
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I liked that when Knuckles tells his woman no he gives a compliment with it, “I’ll take your word for it,” he replies cheerfully. “But you are not driving my new car, no matter how nice your legs are.” Knuckles is possessive the man doesn't want others seeing what's his, “I do like that skirt,” he murmurs, not hiding the fact that he’s clearly checking me out. “Kind of want to kill anyone who is walking right behind you though.” Knuckles is just an unfiltered man, "...happy I managed to use the
Bette Hansen
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Loved this one. Knuckles is so swoon worthy and I love how he is with his girls. He and Celina are great together. I was impressed how he stuck with her even both his MC and he has worries about her job as a journalist. Definitely a recommended read.
Nicky نیکی

This book was just so poorly written that I couldn’t continue it. No character development, boring, one dimensional characters, uninteresting plotline, etc.
Shahla's World
I was so excited to start this book because I wanted to follow knuckle's story and also because this blurb sounded amazing. I wasn't wrong about it, I loved this story.

I can already tell this is going to be an amazing series and can't wait to get more of these brothers. Definitely a recommended read from me.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

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