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Betting on Forever

(Battle Born MC #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  418 ratings  ·  141 reviews
Alessia DeRosa is a full of fire and ambition. When life throws her a curveball, her pride won’t allow room for failure. Betting on herself, Alessia cashes out of the life she was dealt, picks up the pieces of her shattered heart and moves on to a future unknown.

Blade Johnson was born into the Battle Born MC. He loves his club life, he loves his brotherhood, and that is a
Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published August 6th 2018
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Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked Betting On Forever. I will say that as much as I liked Blade and Vegas, I liked the friends more. Vegas is a strong and stubborn woman who does not bank down from much. Blade is the MC prez. He is tough and not afraid to take care of business but has a soft spot for Vegas. They make a strong couple and fight hard together when the time comes!!

Moving on to book 2 ❤
CeeJay Daisy
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No one loves to “discover” a talented new author more than I do...and the fact that Scarlett Black has begun her career with an authentic and realistic series about the Battle Born Motorcycle Club is just a bonus to me.....As much as I love books about MCs, nothing disappoints me more than beginning one and realizing it is not portraying an MC, realistically or even believably (Thank you, Sons of Anarchy).
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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So these are the kinds of reviews that are hard for me to write. It is the ones that while you liked the book you just didn’t love it but the potential was there and maybe future books will get better and better. It must be said that this is the first book in this series so it, I think, fell into first book issues. There is a LOT going on, we are introduced to many characters, I got confused at times because so m
Ana Rita
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another MC series is starting and I can't stay away... I need to read it and the fact that the blurb spiked my curiosity was a huge bonus. But reading a book from a new author can be scary, I know that I've already said this but it's the truth. Reading a book from a new author can be an amazing thing or it can crash and burn... To many variables are at stake... Is the plot appealing? Will I like her writing? Do the characters work good together? See... To many questions but there is only one way ...more
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I have to say that Scarlett Black has out did herself with The Battle Born MC. This is the first book in the series and I have to say it started off with a BANG! Lord have mercy we get to see Alessia first in this story and what happens to her. After experiencing a heart break she tells her family she needs to make a clean break and move away. After moving away she starts a new life and buys a bar where her two bet friends come and join her.

That is when she meets tall, dark, and effing gorgeous
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Betting on Forever is book 1 in The Battle Born MC Series written by Scarlett Black. This is the story of Alessia DeRosa, owner of the local bar ( Vegas to her friends ) & Blade Johnson, president of the Battle Born Motorcycle Club Reno Chapter. Scarlett is a new author for me and Betting On Forever is her debut novel. The Plot, principal and second characters were thought and write perfectly. I love reading MC stories and this one have it all; action, suspense, mystery, sexy banter, humor, ...more
Jessica Robbins
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I have to call this a slow build MC romance novel as it took me a little bit to get into it but once it got good I was enjoying the characters. Vegas is a kick butt main female lead and she kept blowing my mind with her in depth plans. Then we get Blade the alpha pres of the local chapter with his dominant ways. Man do the sparks got when you put them together. The in depth plot was rather fascinating as
This is the first book in a series by a debut author. This was a really good, enjoyable book. I really liked Alessia and Blade together. Separate, they were great characters, but together, they're incredible. This book has it all. Humor, action, and drama. I can't wait to read book two.

Reviewed by: Clare M.
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lot of sexual content, so this one is for adults.
I adore Vegas's sparkplug personality, Blade's dual personality, Jame's persistence, Axl is absolutely hilarious, Jenn is a bit of a mystery to me yet, Dana is one that I'd like to reach through the pages and shakes some sense into, Tanya is the one I'd like to reach in and CHOKE! Hawk needs his behind kicked, and there are many more characters that are in the book and not main characters, but they have such personality th at they are still memo
AnnaMarie Gardner
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great book, intense story. Love Vegas and Blade, their connection is so intense.
This was a good story for a first time author. Not perfect but very engaging. At times I was confused with information that was just thrown in with no lead up to it. I plan on reading the next book in the series. There's no cheating and an HEA. There are some pretty graphic violent scenes regarding torturing some of the club's rivals.
Lisa Book Shelf
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it

Vegas is a strong biker princess who leaves Calfi to owns a bar in Vegas. When she meets Blade the new president of the local MC. And life is about to change for both of them and the club. Annoyed the book and looking forward to Dana book.
Avidez Literaria
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“When two lonely hearts meet, the collision instantly sparks fire and desire back into their lives and future.”

Betrayal. A small word that can completely change a life. A gesture that can freeze a heart forever. This is how Alessia DeRosa feels, while watching across the street a scene that would mark her forever: the betrayal of her husband. An event that makes her leave her family and the life she knows and bet everything in a business within miles of the motorcycle club where her father is pr
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was a brilliant debut book from Scarlett Black.
Such a strong leading female character.
The male lead was just as strong.
They blended really well.
Can't wait for Dana and Axls' book.
*I won an ARC copy of this book from the Author and I'm voluntarily leaving a review*
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alessia and Blade. These two are meant for each other--that is if they don't kill each other first.

She's tough. She's built a wall around her heart that few can climb. Her family. Her friends. Certainly not another cocky biker--no matter how hot he is. She's happy with her successful club run and owned by her besties. They are havin' fun. Makin' money. Not trustin' anyone but family and her girls.

Blade is the new MC President of the Battle Born MC local chapter. He needs to set up for his Tattoo
Dana  Hoffman
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I said this in other reviews, but I’ll say it again. It’s always tricky when you read a brand new author to you, and harder yet when that author is brand new in general. You already know what you like as a reader and they’re still trying to find their feet as an author while hoping the readers will love their very first book baby. Well, I am here to say that I loved this book so hard, and even though this is this author’s very first book, it sure doesn’t feel like it. The characters had depth an ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Betting on Forever is Scarlett Black's debut book, and frankly, I'm shocked, as her talented writing style completely hooked me from the get go, so she's firmly on my radar. This story stars Alessia DeRosa, a sassy, independent woman who I simply couldn't get enough of. She got married young, and when her husband broke her heart, she grieved, then moved on, building a new life for herself, becoming the powerful Vegas. She meets Blade Johnson, who is the president of the Battle Born MC Reno Chapt ...more
Serena Worker
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Alessia left behind her old life after being hurt, by a man, she puts everything she has into the bar, swearing she will never let anyone break her like that again.
When Blade meets Alessia with a business proposition for her, after leaving he realises that he wants something more than the girls at the club, and only she will satisfy him.
Blade knows it’s going to take time with Alessia, he sees her pain and sees her push away, but he lets her know he wants all of her, he wants her to give him a c
Spunky N Sassy
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Julie's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This book is fantastic. Two head strong characters that always stay in control. We follow Blade and Alessia on their wonderful journey. Alessia is heartbroken when her eyes witness her husband. She is proud and stubborn so she takes off and starts her bar. When Blade enters the picture, she knows she doesn’t want her heart broke again so she plays with him. Little does she know that he always wins. Awesome writing with a spectacul
H.J. Marshall
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first book in the series and debut novel by Scarlett Black. Scarlett proves with her first release that she has a grasp on what the readers want and delivers with scorching hot scenes, a well-plotted story and deep intense connections between the characters. The inner workings of the MC are explained so that even readers unfamiliar with the genre will be able to follow and get involved with the club.
This book has it all. Intrigue, well-developed characters, scorching hot alpha males and stro
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Here’s a new author with her debut book Betting on Forever and it’s an awesome book, I devoured every page.
Blade is an MC President and Vegas, she own a bar. He calls on Vegas unexpectedly with 2 of his MC brothers and she feels a little suspicious with his intrusion.
They’ve both had difficult lives in the past, but moved on and made the best they can. They’re strong of character with hot tempers but when they meet, the connection is something neither of them had anticipated.
This is an intense s
Nina Traweek
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New author smashed it out of the park! I loved this book and COULDN'T put it down even when I needed to lol! I love Vegas (Alessia) she is a strong female lead and doesn't take crap from anyone even though all her boxes are checked with Blade. She had a rough go of it at beginning of her story but you find out why she is the way she is and I totally get her being a hard ass. Blade doesn't know what to make of her but he wants her like no tomorrow. Real truths are found out and the game is played ...more
Heather Whitaker Red Hatter Book Blog
Holy shit!!!

This is the first book by this author and all I can say that it is AMAZING!! Please take the time and give this author a chance. I absolutely loved it. The storyline and characters were thought out well and it all rolled together perfectly. Aleesia aka Vegas has her heart broken in the beginning of the book. Skip ahead a few years and in walks Blade and his MC brothers into the picture. Vegas has The no bullshit attitude and takes no shit from anybody men and women alike. There is so
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kay.. are we super sure this is Scarlett Black’s first book??? Cause WOW. I read this in one sitting and I kid you not I felt like I was in a whirlwind from the moment I picked it up. My face was glued to my kindle for hours that before I knew it I was finished and I needed more! 😭😫 Blade and Vegas were the perfect main characters, they weren’t overtly mushy and held their own when it came to each other which I just love. Also getting a preview of the next book? I fell in love with Axl and Dana ...more
Amanda Thomas
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Debut. There’s a lot of potential!

I really wish I could give this 3.5 stars as a rating. This is the authors debut novel and is really good but I think too much is going on. We meet a lot of people and hear about a lot of past events that periodically confused me. I also think some of the dialogue/scenes were unrealistic or forced. However, I loved the authors way with the main characters and I’m intrigued with how she will write subsequent books with members of the MC. I’ll definitely keep read
Jamie Chomyc
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
💜🖤💜🖤 If it was possible to give a book more than 5 stars this one would be it!! I absolutely LOVED this book!! This is Scarlett Black's first book and she knocked it out of the park!!
Blade is the president of the Battle Born MC and Aleesia is a nightclub owner with some serious connections of her own!! You add in her 2 crazy best friends and Blade's brothers and all I can say is WOW!!
I was hooked right from the beginning and I didn't put it down until I was done!! I finished it in a little over
Keisha Cook
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love a good book with a strong leading male and an even stronger leading female to balance it out. This book is just that. Everyone expects the Male to be a tough alpha male, well, this book is no different. What is different, is the fact that Vegas is just as strong if not stronger than Blade. After life threw Veags some hardships, she didn't let them take her over. Instead, she picked herself up by the bootstraps and started a new. Blade knew he'd have his hands full with Vegas, h ...more
Book Fancy
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
An ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

If you love a strong female character and you're a fan of MC books, then this is the book for you! This is Ms. Black's debut novel, and I'm actually kinda surprised. Oftentimes, I find that debut authors' novels sometimes lack character development. That is not the case here! This is a down and dirty MC book, and I thoroughly enjoyed every page of it! Blade is hot, alpha, and a biker. What's not to love?! Vegas is a strong leading lady and can hol
Debbie Earley
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I won this book during a contest and Scarlett is a new author to me, but after reading this book I can saftley say I'm defiantly a fan and so glad I won that contest or I would have missed out on an amazing book. I was drawn in from the very beginning and I couldn't put this book down. Family, brotherhood, love, hot sex this book has it all. I laughed, teared up and had a lot of holy crap moment's. Blade and Vegas are absolutely perfect for one another. I can't wait to see what happens next.
Fabiola Cadet-Destil
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Read!

Wow, this book has me laughing, and sad at the same time. You can see the love between them the second you started the their story. Heroine had to go through a lot of pain and heartache to finally get her forever, and you did not disappoint me at all. For a first time Author you did and amazing job, love all the characters and I can't wait for the next book, giving it 5 stars and I'm definitely recommending it☺
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