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Straight as a Wheel: Smoke Valley MC

(Sex & Mayhem #11)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  209 ratings  ·  71 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
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Published November 30th 2019 by Acerbi & Villani ltd
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We like to write the synopsis after writing the book, so it will be a while, but we're aiming to release this one in November 2019 :)
K.A. Merikan Yes :) 30th of November. We will soon setup the preorder and reveal the blurb

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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.

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
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.

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
~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
David Alexander
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: merikan
Leo is a biker in the Smoke Valley MC but unlike the other members he longs to have a wife and kids. The problem? The only attention he gets is from Zolt. And that's definitely not what he wants, Right?

Zolt owns a Pawn shop and in his free time loves to seduce "straight" guys. His next conquest, entice Smoke Valley MC member Leo to have a one night stand, after all, "straight" guys never stay more then one night, Right?

After 10 books in this series you would think that that K.A. Merikan would
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
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 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was surprisingly good and I loved it!
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.

Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing

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 story!!
LOVED everything about this book!! Amazing & superhot cover!!
No doubt whatsoever about the rating! This book will be added to my long list of K.A. Merikan 5 star reads!!
Can't wait to read more of the Smoke Valley MC.

As always: THANK YOU Kat & Agnes for the ARC!!!

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 ...more
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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
Sue~Always Reading~
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
Kathryn Manzella
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Straight as a Wheel by K.A. Merikan is the eleventh book in the Sex & Mayhem series but stands alone. It is a contemporary m/m dark romance with suspense, drama, violence and a whole lot of steam...Things get emotional, too. I love the Gay player type and the straight biker theme we get with this book. They didnt know just how much that first battered kiss would change both their lives.

The characters are interesting and entertaining. I really liked the whole MC and found the characters
Anna Rita
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When long ago I read “Outlaw Girls” (Miss Merikan's F/F book), Leo was one of those secondary characters that arouses your interest and make you want to know more about their story, and I couldn't be happier when the authors announced that a book with him as the protagonist would have been written.

Leo, like his sister Rain, is part of the Smoke Valley MC, but he is very different from the rest of his family, in fact his obsession has always been to get married with a girl outside of the club and
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Leo wants it all - love, family, white picket fence. Zolt wants to chase straight guys, play with them a little, then retire to a tropical paradise and have boys serve him. Seemingly an odd couple but in reality a perfect match once they can get past their hangups, mistakes and baggage.

I haven't read a lot of MM MC romances, and have mostly stopped reading MC romances at all, but I loved this one! Leo in particular is a seriously lovable character, just wanting love and to feel like he belonged
P Leslie
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review, m-m
*I voluntarily read this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else's*

Leo wasn’t a typical biker; he was sensitive and believed in falling in love and everything that came with it. His plan was simple but sometimes love doesn’t come in the package you expect it to.

The sexual tension between Zolt and Leo was thick and intoxicating. Their steamy moments were intense, raw and hot. The hunger and need burning on both ends made my head spin. Zolt whispering dirty things in Leo’s
Moon Flower
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You know you've watched an excellent movie when it's over and you just....blink, not realizing 2 hours of your life just passed you by. Well, there are books like that (except they take much longer than 2 hours to devour which is alright with me because I loooooove that feeling of extended simmer like a good spaghetti sauce)!

However, I'm getting off track! Back to the book. THIS book! This book with Leo, the man whose insides are the warmest, fuzziest, squishiest teddy bear fluff you could ever
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, 2019, hot
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
I'm disappointed that I didn't love this one as much as I thought I would.

I love a good "I'm straight, but are you really?" type storyline. Unfortunately, Straight as a Wheel just didn't do it for me. Most of the reason was simply me disliking Zolt as a character. He can sense how much Leo wants to belong and be loved, and the way Zolt treats Leo and manipulates the scene and pushes too hard and plays the field and married couples just left me with a bitter taste. The intimacy scenes were, of
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: november
I absolutely love the latest entry in this series. We get introduced to a new club! Leo is one of many children of the club president. And like his parents, he wants to get married and 2.5 kids to his girlfriend of one month. But fortunately for us, things don't go as plans for him. He ends up at a club acquaintance, Zolt's pawn shop. Zolt is a self-proclaimed straight boy chaser and who is longing to retire to a Caribbean island. One of the things he wants to do before he leaves is Leo.

This was
Dec 08, 2019 added it
Shelves: hot-hot-hot, lgbtq, ku
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
Zoltan is a business man who works with the Smoke Valley MC. He also has a "hobby", seducing straight guys. Zolt wants to have in his bed, Leo Heller, one of the members of the Smoke Valley Mc.
It's dangerous and taboo. 2 reasons for Zolt to seduce Leo.
Leo wants a wife, 2 kids , a dog and a little house with white picket fence. Leo wants a family like his parents had, with love and kids. But when his ex-girlfriend rejects his proposal and Zolt makes a move on him, Leo understand that maybe he can
Patricia Hoffstaetter
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
An outstanding, suspenseful MM/MC romance with a somewhat dark undertone it certainly captured my attention & kept it until the last page was turned. The well-paced plot is well-written & intriguing with some completely unexpected confrontations & incidents. The characters are well-developed & are quite unique with each of them having their own goals in life. I particularly liked the way the chemistry developed between the two main characters (Zolt & Leo) & the way it led ...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
Jenna ~Don't Talk To Me When I'm Reading~
Holy crap. This was FANTASTIC. I’m a little at a loss for words. In the name of honesty, I rarely enjoy reading or watching anything about Motorcycle Clubs and I usually avoid them, and any characters associated with them.


K. A. Merikan have now convinced me not once, but twice, to read one of their MC themed books and I have loved both of them. (Other book was Laurent and the Beast)

This was a solid 5 stars for me. Is it perfect? No... but it is perfectly imperfect. The characters are solid,
Szidi ☼
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC - blog review later

I thought I never read this kind of book because it's not my cup of tea, but at the same time I'm not that person who says no to a book if asked to read it, so here we are!

I loved reading this book but I was struggling sometimes. The MC world is still not my genre, but it was really good and ejoyable.

Leo and Zolt were really good characters and I loved how they changed. I loved Zolt from the beginning (because of his hungarian DNA lol), but his name was a bit strange
I’m sort of torn on this one, so I’m giving it 3.0-3.5 stars. I have not read any of the other books in the series but I did not feel like I was missing anything important. I did really like when Leo and Zolt’s relationship finally got moving on a more adult level. There were some sexy and sweet moments and some head scratching moments as well. I felt it was a little long with regards to the push and pull, and I enjoyed the second half of the book much more than the first half which I found ...more
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