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Road to Desire

(Dogs of Fire MC #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  3,394 ratings  ·  351 reviews
18+ for language and sexual content!

Danielle Harris is the daughter of an overprotective police chief and has led a sheltered life. As a kindergarten teacher, she’s as far removed from the world of Harleys and bikers as you could get, but when she’s rescued by the sexy and dangerous Austin Carver, her life is changed forever.

Although Austin ‘Booker’ Carver is enamored
Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 (first published November 17th 2014)
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Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I LOVED this book.

I absolutely loved this book, I'm not saying it's perfect because it's not but every so often, in my experience anyway, a book will come along which just 'fits' and this book is one of them for me, it's a book I'll re-read again and again it's gone into my 'go to' section, the books I turn to when I have a bad run and can't seem to find anything to read, other books in this section include 'Shade's Fall' and 'At Peace' think there must be about twenty in there now.
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Bookworm Extraordinaire
This book was a snoozefest of epic proportions!

First, someone has been smoking the KA Motorcycle Man pipe, and Austin was no Tack, in fact, I think Tack's shoe might have had more charisma then the H in this book! I think the heroine was suppose to come across as funny, and feisty, but really she was just annoying. The plot was all over the place, we had the evil money stealing ex, we had the obligatory bad guys kidnapping the h, and of course we had..wait for it..the nasty jealous club whore t
Sheryl C. Nash
TOTALLY LOVED THIS!! It was all kinds of gooey and sweet; very un-MC like, but hey it worked for me!!!!

Now I'm waiting IMPATIENTLY for the next book in this series, Piper Davenport... Who is it gonna be about? I could TOTES go for Hawk or Mack's story :D
I don't usually like mc books but I actually enjoyed this one. I love how alpha Booker/Austin was. Dani got on my nerves a bit in the beginning. I felt she was very judgmental and too righteous but she came around and grew on me. The little bit of OW drama didn't bother me because Austin puts it to right straight away and that's just how I like it. On to book 2... ...more
SB*needs low angst books*
Danielle Harris aka Dani is heading home from a bad blind date. She gets turned around and her car gives out on her and so does her phone. While sitting in her car in a sketchy unfamiliar area, Austin Carver aka Booker comes to her rescue. Austin is instant taken with Dani and decides to make her his. Dani is hesitant due to him being a biker, her sheltered upbringing and due to a previously relationship that went totally bad. Austin won't let her push him away especially when he finds out she i ...more
** 3.5 stars **

Cute enough story but it was too sweet and fluffy for a biker romance. The writing style also tried to copy a little too much from Kristen Ashley but didn't pull it off. I still enjoyed the read overall though.
I loved this book! At first I thought it would be a little cheesy quick steamy read. I so need to quit jumping to conclusions! Yeah it was a little less serious and I saw another reviewer said "mc-lite" which I agree with. It didn't delve too deep into the club life, more like skated the edge of it. But everything about it was fun. Dani was super funny and witty, if a bit naive. Booker was a hot, protective alpha biker who knew with one look he was gonna be into her. There was a bit of insta-lov ...more
Apr 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good read. I liked it, but didn't love it. The H was smitten with the h and wasn't with anyone after meeting her- although we find out he was with a club whore a few days before meeting her. That club whore later tries to make trouble in an over the top way. He didn't give specifics when the h asked about his sexual past- he just told her she wouldn't want to know how many hookups he had before her. That makes my mind go cuckoo thinking it is hundreds. Anyway, for an MC it was ...more
Stories in Review
Even great the second time around. Slight push/pull. Love how they love each other.
Great read. I liked it. Little ow drama, but it was handled quickly. Definitely worth a read.
If any biker romance can be termed sweet, this one is it. Oh, don’t get me wrong. It packs the heat, sass, alpha bad boy, and danger in between its covers, but its tone is sweeter and less grit and dirt if you feel me. It has the flavor of many of my favorites out there in biker romance world and shows the author has a true love and appreciation like the best of us fans. I actually don’t mind my biker romances to fall on this end of the spectrum and it gave me a little nostalgic smile to recogni ...more
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safe-for-me, series
3.5 stars. This was a fast, sweet, cheesy romance. Very little MC. There was only a moment of a jealous OW incident that was over immediately and the Hero did everything right. Why didn't I rate it higher? It just felt choppy and I had a hard time with the Hero. He did not open up, except one time. You never understood what he did, why all the calls, etc. and that made the heroine look like she had her head in the sand. It wasn't that he really did anything wrong or was creepy, he just did not t ...more
Dec 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Danielle Harris is the daughter of an overprotective police chief and has led a sheltered life. As a kindergarten teacher, she’s as far removed from the world of Harleys and bikers as you could get, but when she’s rescued by the sexy and dangerous Austin Carver, her life is changed forever.

Although Austin ‘Booker’ Carver is enamored by the innocent Dani, he tries to keep the police chief’s daughter at arm’s length. But when a threat is made f
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mf, 2-stars
Re-read - Aug 2017

I'm sure I've been high on something when I first read this book, there's no other explanation why I would have given it 4 stars!

Seriously how stupid can one woman possibly be? Dani acts like a 14 year schoolgirl, with her first crush!
Now Booker I like, he was just delicious, I can't figure out what he saw in her!

Read - Aug 2015
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars Very very close to perfection
Heroine: while she was ok she wasn't my ideal. she tried for stubborn and independent but it was really a shallow front because she'd stomp her foot a little then totally give in. she had a lot of insecurities that never seemed to get resolved. and for all the talk of having big boobs she wore a hell of a lot of shelf bras...guess what those don't work for women with big boobs...they're uncomfortable and they don't fit and they offer absolutely no support w
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
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Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)
>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)
When Austin "Booker" Carver helps out an innocent if not slightly flighty, Danielle Harris whose car as seen better years he wanted her. Knowing that such a sweet woman had no place in a biker's life, he tried to walk away, but it lasted about five minutes. Austin can't stay away and he plans to claim Danielle, however Danielle's ex has put her in danger and Danielle is not sure she wants to be claimed by a motorcycle man/biker/man.

Pretty funny, everything Danielle knows about bikers are from h
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm picky when it comes to biker books because most of the time, they have triggers for me. Like physical or emotional abuse, rape, cheating or menage. I read only few menage books and I don't even like some of them. That's why I love this series because the books are light and sweet and the MCs are loyals. There was no heavy dramas. Just a feel good ones. Been waiting for the fifth book now. ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 Stars ok

Yep another “ok” read. Honestly it was slightly boring and Dani annoyed the hell out of me! Booker aka Austin was sexy but too soft with her esp the first half of book, SHE was a snooze fest lol!

I am curious about the next story though so yes I do plan on continuing with this series eventually just not immediately.
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and quick mc-lite.

What I liked:
1.) Insta-lust where hero pursues heroine after meeting her
2.) Very little ow drama with club whore trying to make trouble but Hero makes it clear that he doesn’t want her and only wants the heroine
Carrie Lahain
Things heat up when a rough motorcycle club member comes to the aid of a stranded kindergarten teacher.

Austin "Booker" Carter is from a troubled background. He's deeply involved with his motorcycle buddies personally and professionally. Danielle Harris is from a family with strong ties to law and order. A case of opposites attract? Not so fast. Underneath his "wrong side of the tracks" demeanor, Austin is a soft-hearted genius. His loyalty to his club isn't blind, it's based genuine love and gra
We have to say that although this story has a lot of mixed reviews we really enjoy this story as it was just one of those imperfect romance but, it was perfect for this couple in question.

Booker was just one of those arrogant asses who was all alpha and had this dominate personality and was a bit cocky but, extruded confidence all the time and would have no problem at all commandeering a room full of people but, was also caring and loving and protective and sexy as sin and that sexy voice alone
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Holy FREAKING crap!! So first off let me say that this author is new to me and I am not usually one for MC books, BUT this one is not like any other MC book I have ever read in all the good ways. Ms. Davenport messaged me on Facebook and asked if I would be willing to read and review this one. I was a little leery at first, but then I read an excerpt and was totally hooked. I had to know what was going to happen. It literally drew me in 150% and even though I really was suppose to be reading som ...more
This was actually my second try with this book. Unfortunately after the first try I'd removed it from my shelves so I could start afresh,definitely not my finest moment!
Booker with his very frequent "babe",f*ck you're cute,greedy and general" feel" is quite similar to Tack.Considering I loved Tack,this similarity brought back fond memories and probably was the only thing I enjoyed about the maybe 45% that I completed. Tacklite, I mean Booker 😂 was by no means the cause of my 2nd dnf of this book
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I devoured this book in a matter of hours and I'd just like to apologize in advance to coworkers who have to put up with me on less than a few hours of sleep. This book was extra sweet with just a pinch, not a dash, of angst. I'm totally not used to in a mc book where everyone is sweet but I gotta say it was a nice change of pace. I absolutely adored the H/h together and especially her by herself. This gave me all the elements I look/hope for in a romance and I was very happy with the ending. My ...more
Enjoyable read! What I liked about Road to Desire is that there isn't much drama between the H & h. Once they were together they stayed together. I also like that Booker was very alpha and Dani was sweet and likeable. With regards to the motorcycle club it was very tame. It was definitely sweet and easy biker romance. The only thing I thought that let the book down was it plot is similar to so many other biker romances that it doesn't really stand out.

Overall a good read and look forward to rea
Lu Bielefeld
I liked this book.
There are all elements we love in motorcycle stories.
Cute heroine, protective hero, danger situation and club whore causing problems. Interesting secondary characters.
It's worth reading.
Good plot, annoying heroine

Good story line just hard to like whiney heroine. I really liked Austin. I would like to read about Hawks story and Mack and Kim.
Apr 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mc-bikers
This was a good read. It wasn't super memorable or out of this world awesome but it was a nice start to a new-to-me MC series.

If you're a fan of insta-love, low-angst & lite MC romance, then this is the perfect read for you!
Sci-Fi & Scary
Oct 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Holy crap, this is bad.

I DNFed at 26%. I should have done it at 2%.
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★
Austin was the sweetest guy ever, I mean not just biker wise he was the most patient man ever - but Dani was a effing bitch. At first I thought she might be this shy, naive woman, but no - she was a lunatic. One minute she was all over him, the next minute refusing him, back and forth, and the poor man? took it all with a stride. He deserves a effing medal for dealing with that headcase, she wasn't even worth honestly.. she was a mediocre heroine, and just a sad human being. ...more
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