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Straight as a Wheel: Smoke Valley MC

(Sex & Mayhem #11)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  710 ratings  ·  163 reviews
“Your secret’s safe with me, Leo Heller. Whatever happens here, nobody will know. Ever. Do you understand?”

Zolt. Gay. Player. Predator. Fetish: Straight guys
Leo. Straight. Biker. Prey. Fetish: True love

Zolt knows what he wants from life--cold hard cash so that he can enjoy an early retirement in the Carribean as rent boys serve him drinks on the beach. Meanwhile, he’s got
Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published November 30th 2019 by Acerbi & Villani ltd
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K.A. Merikan perfectly combine grittiness with romance here.

This series is aptly titled Sex & Mayhem...

No one does biker stories in the MM genre better...

Book 11 but each story in this series can be read on their own.A friend recommended this series to me years ago and I've never looked back.Often in biker stories the club business can take over,over shadow,and complicate the story.Not here....the balance is just right.

The blurb promises all things delicious and it doesn't disappoint.

Zolt ha
I'm taking a deep breath for a really embarrassing fan boy review!!!

THIS WAS SO GOOD!!! This is character driven fiction how it should be!

Holy f***ing shit! This should be a sample study for any creative writing class.

I loved absolutely everything about it!! I would usually say I could have done without the (view spoiler), but that was also an aspect of this story that made it so brilliant. These guys are BAD BOYS. They're in fact criminals on
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Only Kat and Agnes Merikan could give their readers a romance between two men who you should be be rooting to end up in jail but who you're desperate to see get their HEA.

The Sex and Mayhem series is among my favourite walk on the darker side of life. With this book, we're back with the Smoke Valley MC and it's Rain's older brother Leo who gets the focus.

There's so much I want to say about this book, but like any Merikan narrative, I think they all work better when you go in blind.

Let's just s
K.A. Merikan
Feb 10, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Straight as a Wheel

30th November 2019 <3

“Your secret’s safe with me, Leo Heller. Whatever happens here, nobody will know. Ever. Do you understand?”

Zolt. Gay. Player. Predator. Fetish: Straight guys
Leo. Straight. Biker. Prey. Fetish: True love

Zolt knows what he wants from life--cold hard cash so that he can enjoy an early retirement in the Carribean as rent boys serve him drinks on the beach. Meanwhile, he’s got his pawn shop as a front for illegal operations, and a baseball bat to deal with troublemakers.

When it c
As all the books written by these authors, this one was super HOT 🔥🔥🔥
The plot was interesting, we get angst and also some pretty romantic scenes. But all in all, the hotness is out of this world!
I really enjoyed it!!
~Mindy Lynn~
4.5 Stars!

This was one steamy read. These men had sexual tension pouring off of them and they burned up the pages.

Both men have plans that don't include each other.

Leo wants a wife, kids, and a home. He wants to fit in with the rest of his family. So much that he rushes into relationships settling instead finding someone that burns through his veins. Someone who makes him feel uncontrollable passion. That is until Zolt.

Zolt loves playing with straight men. He likes the chase and being the fi
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio... 0.5 🤖 😖 star
Story.... 4.5 Stars

A great story ruined by horrible robotic/emotionless narrator performance bringing down my overall enjoyment of the story to 2.5 stars.

Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I was drawn to this story after reading the blurb and although biker clubs and violence are not what I usually look for in a story, if the characters and the writing are great, I'm sold. Well, this one was more than great.

Leo and Zolt are both amazing in their own way. I just love characters like Leo. He is sweet, open, honest, caring and unapologetic about what he wants. I was so impressed by the way he handled whatever was thrown at him. Zolt was infuriating at times but he could also
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Illegal activities
Explicit sex scenes
But above all else- romantic af.

• Zolt, he was a hardheaded loner that bordered on creepy, to the point that I questioned my sanity for liking him, but once we got past his defenses, I could understand why Zolt was the way he was, and he proved in himself in the end.

• Leo, naively romantic, borderline pushover, but he knew what he wanted, and he could see his future with Zolt. I loved Leo; he was my favorite character in the book. While he strugg
Whoa! Nobody does this kind of story better than K.A. Merikan. This one starts at 11 and just keeps building from there. The characters, the violence, the action… and the sex is smokin’ hot!

I adored Leo, he’s such a sweetie! He’s almost 30 and he knows the clock is ticking on his dream of a wife and 2.5 kids. Looking enviously at the relationships in his family, Leo can’t understand why that hasn’t happened for him. He’s starting to think he’ll never find a real connection with the girls he’s be
Lorraine Lesar
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh Zolt, you got that thing that I didn’t know I was looking for
Been running on empty for so long
Now I got you, I won’t let you go
You got that thing I didn’t know I was looking for
Just say you feel the way I feel
I’m feeling sexual, so we should be sexual
As I’m worth more than that Green Book of yours
You got something that I ain’t had before.

LEO has he’s life all mapped out, he knows exactly what he want’s - a wife, 2.5 kids and a white picket fence.
I’m still not sure how such a nice person like
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been waiting forever for an addition to this series and I was not disappointed!

The characters were top notch. At first, Leo seems like a lost puppy. He might be a big, bad biker but hook-ups and strippers are not doing it for him anymore. What he really wants is a family so he’s willing to settle with “good enough”. He accepts crumbs of affection, misinterprets other people’s intentions in hopes that one day he ‘ll meet the love of his life and he’ll be surrounded by his own children.

Dec 08, 2019 added it
Shelves: ku, lgbtq, hot-hot-hot
3,5 stars

Darn, this didn’t work for me as much as I’d hoped.
The blurb’s fab and my cup of tea after all, and there is a lot of good going on in this book.

Zolt’s bad boy vibes and his gorgeous hairiness revved up my heart-beat up quite a bit.
Leo’s sweetness, belief in love and willingness to dive right into the novelty of gay sex was absolutely adorable.
The way these two danced around each other, starting with the infamous ‘great sex, no strings’, but becoming emotionally closer gradually, is re
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*5 stars*

Great plot, great characters, great writing!

I don't think anything I'll say will be enough to show how good this story was. You can read it and find out for yourselves. It can be read as a standalone even though it's #11 of the series.

Leo and Zolt are explosive together!

Just read the warnings before you dive in.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was surprisingly good and I loved it!
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars 💫 Exhilarating and Entertaining

Straight as a Wheel
Sex & Mayhem Series, Book 11
By: K.A. Merikan Narrated by: Wyatt Baker

Overall  : 4.5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story : 4.5 stars
Audio and E-book Reviewed: 02-19-20

Wow, this is truly , a thrilling , fun , non stop , exhilarating and seriously hot AF story , I enjoyed listening/reading.

Wyatt Baker is a new to me narrator. His dramatic , a times OTT , exuberant narration style , took me a bit to warm up. Yet , by %15 into the story, I was f
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gah! The ending! Oh, how I wish the rest of this book had been as vibrant. Like a churning sea, struck calm by loving sacrifice. Superb. Worth the price of admission either way. So, so good. The cover alone tells the story. One of the hottest, sexiest that I've seen. Hubbuda, hubbuda. Makes you hungry for more. Picture it and the story will take you there. So cool. ...more
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku
4.5 stars - Really hit the perfect note with me.
Book of the year. What happens when a hopeless romantic falls in love with a guy who doesn't believe in romance?

Leo is our hero, and his emotional openness is his strongest feature. Zolt is a bastard with a heart, even though is covered with a big layer of ice.

Zolt thinks he's unlovable. He enjoys seducing straight guys, but all he wants is sex with no strings attached, while making sure he's in control of the entire situation. What he fails to notice is that Leo is the one actually doing the
michaela ⚘
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, hot, 2019
I went into this very excited just by how sexy and downright good the blurb sounded — and I was left panting for more of this series.

Zolt loves straight guys. Leo just wants his happily ever after. The two shouldn’t work together. But, they do.

It’s kind of really messed up what Zolt is doing and he was a very hard character to like for quite some time — but he has a reasons for being the way he is. Leo was a different story. I immediately had a soft spot for him and from the start wanted him to
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars - loved it !! It had pace, sass, romance and grit. I adored Leo and his openness to change and his vulnerability that peeked through one occasion. Zolt was the misunderstood guy who really just wanted something/ someone of his own but he couldn’t come to terms with that. Leo was perfect for him and opened his eyes to a new future. Yes of course there were issues & dramas, but this was a great read ❤️
I'll be honest and admit I skipped to see what would happen in the last 20% of the book and as such can't say I wouldve missed much.

Zolt is still being an ass and Leo is not quite a doormat but isn't demanding better from him too.Both these men are annoying me at this point.

I might reach out for it again to complete it but putting it on the back burner for now. Rating it because Finished 80% of it .... *shrugs*
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtqia, arc, bisexual
Great biker romance that can be read as standalone, and while it fits with the series, it felt very different from the rest.

Content warnings include: violence and death, destruction of property, casual misogyny and homophobia, illegal drug and weapon trafficking, sex on-page, rejected marriage proposal, hostage situation, characters get shot.

What made Straight as a Wheel so different from the rest of the loosely-connected Sex & Mayham series was Leo. He was so earnest and genuine, far from th
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This will be a short review, but this book was such a wonderful surprise. I think I expected kink, violence, threesomes. What I did not expect was the beautiful romance I got. Leo was so amazing! And Zolt was an asshole for a long time, but he made up for it at the end. Loved these guys! I think I’ll try some of the other books in this series, feel free to recommend your favorites!
Steph ☀️
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Leo and Zolt 💕

I would have to say that these two are my second favorite MCs. Love the angst and craziness of these two. I do hope there will be more to read in this series. In the mean time, I will go explore their other series :)
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

Meh. This was okay, I'm kinda sad. I love the author's work so I had high hopes for this one.
Febr. 2020: received a copy of the audio book from the authors. I absolutely loved this book so I didn't mind (at all!) listening to this amazing book again! Nice touch that I could use the book for a challenge.
I'm not a very experienced audio book listener, but I liked the voice of the narrator Wyatt Baker... very pleasant voice to listen to!

I am absolutely in LUV with Zolt and Leo's story!!!
Obviously there was 'club business' and violence but most of all it was a 'beautiful' and HAWT love sto
K.S. Morgan
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had a wonderful time reading this book. It was exciting, emotional, hot, and it featured interesting characters like always. Leo is lovely and I can understand his yearning perfectly - so many people do the same thng, try to settle for anyone in the desperate hope of filling the void and getting a picture-perfect family without paying attention to whether they love their partner-to-be or not. Sadly, such arrangements rarely work out, and this one wouldn't be an exception for sure. Good thing L ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the things (and there are many) that I really love about K.A. Merikan books is they have an uncanny ability of taking hot, steamy, fantasy scenarios and translating them to real life.

When I was reading this book I kept thinking back to when I was watching TV shows like Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, or Better Call Saul, and wishing that there would be a straight character that would come over to the gay dark side lol and experiment while keep everything on the down low.....enter Leo and Z
suebee ~Always Reading~
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, bikers, hot-hot-hot
4.5 stars

This was such a good read! I haven’t been this entertained by a book like this for awhile. This was a story about family and accepting who you are but it was mostly about love.

Leo is a biker but one I’ve never read before. He was sensitive and romantic and didn’t fit the typical biker mold and that was refreshing. He wants a wife, children and a dog. He wants to live a life with a lover by his side but none of his relationships are getting him closer to his goal. All it takes is one fa
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