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A Long Con

(The Bent Zealots MC #7)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  42 reviews
The true story of a giant fake.
BERKELEY. I didn’t want to leave New York and return to Rough and Ready, the scene of so much youthful horror. Who else would help my mother, the queen of all hoarders, her garbage piles of home shopping network crap, her mummified cats? Discovering my one-month-old twin in the freezer was the crowning glory. On top of it all, someone breaks
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Quicksilver Books
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Layla Wolfe
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
In this book I was trying to recreate the feeling of Raiders of the Lost Ark. You know, when they are either chasing down an artifact or being chased and people keep dying in these absurd ways. They are either hiding from someone or tracking someone down and the suspense keeps the friction riding high between the two guys.
Linda Reads
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Read the misadventures of one gay man and another assumingly straight man with lots of STEAM
Ms. Wolfe writes some of the quirkiest stories with the most outrageous characters. Be ready for crazy names (Ira Hogshead, Twinkletoes, Artsy Dodger and others), a preposterous plot and explicit M/M doings! I enjoy the Bent Zealots so much, the majority are gay but cut, manly MC men. Be aware some of the humor is on the dark side.
Berkeley Moynihan has come home to Rough and Ready, Arizona b/c his mother
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Long Con by Layla Wolf is the seventh book in The Bent Zealots MC series. I have not read the previous books in this series, but I was not lost starting with this one. This book is written in dual POV which really allows me inside the minds of both characters.
I loved the humor, edge, and love in this book. Great blend that kept me turning the pages.
Berkley his mom is a hoarder, he hates going home. He can read but cannot write. I love the talking to us the reader that Berkley does. He has a tr
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Long Con, book seven in the Bent Zealots MC follows Berkeley Moynihan and Royal Palakiko. When Berkeley comes home from New York to Arizona to visit with his dying mother, he discovers that she’s become a hoarder in the time he has been gone and decides that it’s time to clean up the mess. When he finds a thief in the house, he chases them down. The pair discover one of Berkeley’s paintings that Royal was supposed to sell has been stolen, and they decide to work together to get it back. The on ...more
debbie mason
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not for the faint of heart. This MM erotic romance does not disappoint! Berkley and Royal's story sucked me right in! Berkley is an artist in New York who has to return Rough and Ready because of his terminally ill mother. Royal is a shredded Christ on a bike and Berkley's manager. Hold on tight and enjoy the all the feels you get on their wild and crazy quest. Cant wait to see what's next! ...more
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG there was so much to love about this book. From the start you never knew what to expect. Berkeley was a guy with house problems. And Royal was thought to be a normal guy hanging with bikers, but on they were so much more.

I received an advanced copy of this book and was not required to leave a review.
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rack 'em up! Layla launches one explosive spin, tapping all the emotions running rampant, throwing this bad boy into a tizzy with stunning results, binding this baby together piece by piece. Twixt and twined and put through the wringer with a bounty of inexplicable events and unintentional circumstances, blasts this little fella roaring to life brilliantly. Highlighting impressive scenario's, that punch dead center, ramping up the zeal and delight with such intensity an
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
We're back in Rough and Ready where we meet artist Berkeley and con man and ex pro wrestler, Royal. Sparks fly when they meet and then travel together to get back a stolen painting of Berkeley's. This story has it all, laughs, gun fights and hot sex. ...more
Susan Foulkes
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Simply wonderful!

This book has all the trademarks of a Layla Wolfe novel, and more...

Two engaging main characters in Berkeley and Royal
Hot M/M action
Cracking dialogue
An interesting sub plot courtesy of Berkeley's mother
And lots of nefarious deeds and action...

This is a must read for fans of the Bent Zealots.
Lorrie Gedert
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of this author and love her books, if your into books that suck you in and keep you glued to the storyline then look no further! ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
if you have read any of the other Bent Zealots MC books and loved them then you can't pass this book up.
2 men with different different backgrounds find themselves in a con and chasing a bad guy but finding love along the way.
Teressa Mirault
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I recieved an ARC of this book for review.
This book bounces from the POV of each of the main characters, so if that and MM isn't your thing, don't get this book.
For those of us who like both, you WANT this book!
The story flows quickly and keeps you guessing what is going to happen next.
I would recommend this book to anyone into MM romance.
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I was so hooked in this well written and well planned plot with characters that were so strongly created that as each and every page was turned the sparks flew between Berkley and Royal which kept me turning the pages until the very end!
John-Torleif  Harris
Apr 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book was just not to my taste. I just didn't buy into two such people, having survived traumatic brain injuries, who also happened to be criminals, oh and gay too. Then there was the plot; how many things could these two had thrown at them?

Berkeley has to change his identity because he got caught in his forgeries, and yet, he is somehow successfully hiding from the feds by cleaning his mother's house? Was Royal Hawaiian, Samoan, or Mauri? He was described as all three throughout the story,
May 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered on Booksprout for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. This author is new to me. Reading the story description, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I must have been in the mood to experiment with a truly far-out and wacky story. The two main characters are both suffering from traumatic brain injuries. One man, Royal, is in denial about being gay, is a biker, formerly a star WWE wrestler before his injury. His injury left him immune to feeling fear, so sometimes he ge ...more
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
A Long Con is Book #7 in The Bent Zealots MC Series.
This is Berkeley Moynihan and Royal Palakiko’s story.
The beginning of their story is a little creepy with Berkeley finding his dead twin in the freezer. He is home to help his mother clean up her house and she is the “queen of all hoarders”.

Royal was once a WWE wrestler. Who had a brain injury and with that injury actually came a savant like power of being able to paint and replicate famous painters paintings. He uses this talent to his benef
Niki Driscoll
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
While I have enjoyed Ms. Wolfes biker series, I had a hard time getting into this story. The beginning was very confusing , I had a hard time understanding the language and had to go back several times to make sure I understood what was going on. AS the story progressed it was easier to follow but it seemed to jump from one thing to another without explanation as how you got there. Berkeley and Royal were interesting characters, their injuries were similar so it made it easy for them to relate t ...more
Amy Weller
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic! The story of Berkeley and Royal is a thrilling ride to find a stolen painting, dealing with a hoarder's house and finding love with someone you never thought you'd find. The two meet when one of Royal's lackeys steals the silverware from Berkeley's house. Berkeley is instantly attracted to Royal. Both have suffered brain injuries, and begin to bond over that fact. Berkeley's injury has given him an amazing ability to paint which leads the two men to Mexico to retreive a p ...more
Ida Umphers
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you are in the mood for a wild ride with a couple of what initially appear to be amoral characters this is the book for you. I was not sure for the first few chapters if I liked these guys enough to finish their story, but the detailed world the author built full of the desert and the criminal enterprises both petty and life threateningly serious kept me reading. The relationship between the two MCs was hot, hot. Lots of books claim to be about "broken" men finding love but these two men real ...more
Stephanie W
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Full steam ahead! Such a smoking hot MM couple in The Bent Zealots Series

I absolutely love Berkeley and Royal. An unfortunate illness of Berkeley’s mother takes him back home to Arizona, not really wishing to leave New York. While searching through a mountain of mess or the HSN fetish she seems to have (mummified cats?), he realizes that a painting that should have been long sold, was actually stolen. He and Royal decide to work join forces to rack it down and it’s all ‘OMG’ from there.
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This author has been on my TBR list a long time but when I had a chance to get a free copy of this story I couldn’t resist. Since this is the first story I’ve read by this author I was expecting something a little more mc. I read a lot of MM books so the sex and violence were not a trigger for me. I found this author to think way outside the box. The sex is hot. The violence maybe a little strong enough to be noted but it’s the odd things that made this story a stand out. First having two hot gu ...more
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love this series and ms. Wolfe's writing style, but I must say that this one is not one of my favorites. It's good, violent, hot with some elements of BDSM and dark humor, definitely not for the faint of heart and I don't have a problem with that. I actually love it but I think this time the author tryed to cram too much in one story. It's a fast paced, gritty story but inconsistent at some points and that includes the personalities of the MC's. Despite some issues it's still a good read and I ...more
Elsie Pitt
May 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Book 7 brings all the feels that you could possibly want. I went and purchased the first 6 books to catch up but with the Dual POV you get to know these characters without having to read the first books. It is an incredible story and one that will leave you fighting for these characters. The world building is phenomenal and the way Layla writes it will pull you in and satisfy you. The Long Con is not one to be missed!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leav
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Life is tough for both Berkeley and Royal. Berkeley has a mother who is terminal and a hoader. He has to come home to help her and it is the last place he wants to be. He is also a gifted artist compliments of a brain injury. Royal, his manager, also suffers from a brain injury and it affects the way he emotes. They are not exactly a match made in heaven but this is a pair that despite their crazy circumstances works. And what a story we get about them!

I received a free copy of this book via Boo
Tinna Edna
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a steamy story of two men who are broken psychically and emotionally yet end up finding love.

Berkley is an artist . He found his gift and passion for art after a traumatic injury to the head. Royal is a former WWE wrestler who also suffered an injury to the head which left him emotionally detached. Their journey brings them closer and results in some steamy scenes that will leave you hot and bothered. A fantastically written book that will you hungry for the other books in the series.

I rec
Gloria Garcia
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

I definitely enjoyed reading this gay biker Bent Zealots MC book. A Long Con featuring both Bentley (Artsy Dodger) and Royal (Samoan Slammer) going on a journey following a stolen item across the country. It’s well written, definitely interesting characters with chemistry, action, drama, biker mayhem and a fantastic storyline. I definitely recommend this book and series.

I received a free copy of this book via
Nissy Williams
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. Royal and Berkley were good together. From the beginning the both had great chemistry. I loved their journey and finally their HEA. I had originally thought that their story my be too bloody or gory or even too violent. It did have a little bit of all of that, but the way it was written just did not feel overly violent or gory. Truly enjoyed this read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Wendy Livingstone
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 7th book in this series and is Berkeley and Royals’ story. These two are from totally different backgrounds but have one common factor and that is a head injury. These two find themselves working together on a con chasing fake and stolen art, and they just happen to find love along this journey. This is a well written story which is unique and quirky and is a humorous story which is not for the faint-at-heart. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Tristan Burbridge
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Layla Wolfe delivers another good, quirky book. I enjoyed the characters (new and old). The story was good, if not as smooth flowing as some of her other books. Looking forward to future works from Layla Wolfe.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is Berkeley and Royals story. If you like a lot of action, Bret characters and going on the run with your love stories, this is definitely the book for you. Just an FYI there is a lot of violence, some hoarding and a dead twin found in the freezer.-Enjoy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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