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Road to Desire

(Dogs of Fire MC #1)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 (first published November 17th 2014)
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Deborah
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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Eve (Between The Bookends)
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
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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
Barbara➰
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...
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 ...more
MelissaB
** 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.
Nikki
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 ...more
Cyndi
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.
Tina
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
Sophia
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 ...more
Jessica
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
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Emily
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
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CC
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 ...more
Jos
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.
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
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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 ...more
Rachael*Caribbean*girl*bibliophile
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.
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Sania
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>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)
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Kay
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
Bookloverme
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.
Fatimama
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
Luzia Bielefeld *BookWhore BR*
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.
Annmarie
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.
Coco.V
Dec 05, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon & on iBooks today (12/5/2018)!

Blurb:
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
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Brandi
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!
AlligatorSmith loves to read
Dani and Booker's story is insta-love sweet and spicy. This is not very heavy on the MC aspect, but it's a good read, akin to Nina Levine in my mind. Maybe a little below a 4 for me, but I round up, so it's a goodreads 4 to me.
Stephenee
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
* I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

When the author asked me if I wanted to try her new series that was about a motor cycle gang and their friends, with a bit of steamy romance and a hint of danger there was no way I could say no! It is not my typical "genre" of books, but I will try anything at least once and I am so glad that I did!

I loved this book ~ the characters were amazing, the descriptions that the author used made the reader feel like part of the gang
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Romance Between The Sheets

Dani and Booker's story is fantastic, I simply loved this romantic tale, if you like Kristen Ashley or Maya Banks you will enjoy this read. The Biker Club is simply a backdrop to the romantic storyline and although we do see some violence it is pretty mild compared to other biker stories I have read - I was not disappointed as it did not need this to be integral to their romantic journey.

This story flows quickly and we do not dwell on the finer points but we are not denied any hot biker sex or
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Liz F
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve tried a few motorcycle club romances and they’ve been pretty good. But I find that I’m still on the fence about them in general. I guess I just don’t have an affinity for motorcycles or biker dudes. When I saw this book, I thought I’d give them another chance. Happily, a love of motorcycles is NOT a requirement to enjoy it.

I loved Dani, the heroine, even though she was in the midst of a not-so-bright moment at the start of the book—her cell phone has died (who lets their cell phone die
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