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(Desert Phantoms MC #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  31 reviews
When the ghosts of the past live rent-free in a man’s heart, there’s no room for anyone else.

For Nick “Thunder” Taylor, flying and the military meant everything. When life took an unexpected turn, he replaced one Hawg with another, embracing the brotherhood he found with the Phantoms. However, burying his past doesn’t mean it won’t come back to haunt him.

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Kindle Edition, 246 pages
Published January 27th 2021
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Erin Lewis
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Thunder (Desert Phantoms MC #1) by Verlene Landon

Verlene Landon is a new author to me. I was drawn in and totally invested in Nick (Thunder) and Andy’s story. Retiring from the military Thunder seeks out another brotherhood as he is patched in to The Phantoms.

For three years, Thunder has been haunted by a passionate interlude with a mystery woman, never forgetting that night. Imagine his shock when she walks into a club party and appears to have no memory of that night.

Thunder is f
April Pawless
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“Thunder” Desert Phantoms MC. Book 1
By Verlene Landon
So I have to start off by saying this is a new to me Author and she did not disappoint. I will really fu€king love this book. And if that word offended you, this might not be the book for you. I really love the main characters of this book. Andy is the bada$$ we all want to be and Thunder is the perfect Alpha type. This book had a little bit of everything, I laughed, I cried and I cheered. I’m pretty sure Lexi is my soulmate and I need her as
Mar 06, 2021 rated it liked it
Thunder is my introduction into the written world of Verlene Landon. It is also the cornerstone in the Desert Phantom MC Series Series. What a fast and furious beginning ride. I expect a MC story to be rough and hard hitting. Thunder lived up to my expectations.

Nick and Andrea have so much in common. Tough pasts which haunt their present day existences, a passion for MMA fighting, quick tempers, and set of fiercely loyal friends who would protect them with their lives make for an unforgettable
Beatriz Patricio
Feb 27, 2021 rated it liked it
This was my first book by this author and I’m really impressed. I loved her writing, the characters, the plot, it was really intriguing and caught my attention since I read the blurb.
I loved Thunder’s personality, alpha, possessive, protective, but also sweet. He didn’t have an easy life and he’s haunted by memories from a night with a stranger that happened years ago.
Andy’s is amazing, she’s a badass, strong, doesn’t take shit from no one and I loved her for it. And the chemistry between them.
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rated: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.5/5
Heat: 🔥🔥🔥3/5
Angst: 🖤🖤2/5
This was a quick paced tale of strangers finding and losing each other in a single night. Years later, Thunder still thinks about that night, longing for the woman who ghosted. Andy knows there's something she's missing, but after a fight she can't remember what that something is. The two track their journey in finding themselves and each other, but years and differences can be a make or break.
I really like Verlene's stories, I just wasn't held in as muc
Donna Smith
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Andrea is a kick but and take names later kind of woman. Killer is the fighter she has admired from afar but finally takes the initiative to do something about it. Their encounter is mind blowing and life changing but she's late to her event and doesnt have time to cuddle. Her event changes the course of her life and makes her encounter with Killer a memory she does forget. Killer has joined his life long brotherhood in the Desert Phantoms. He is now known as Thunder, is their enforcer and has b ...more
Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
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After a passionate meeting, she is the one that got away. She then haunts the thoughts of Nick/Thunder. After searching for her, she walks into his club out of the blue, with no memory of him.
This book is a fantastic read; the characters have passion and chemistry galore. Andy is a strong female and will give as good as she gets. Thunder is your swoony alpha with a past. The connection is there, but it takes work to figure things out. I like the snarky humor that this author brings to her storie
Tara D.
Feb 27, 2021 rated it liked it
This was the first book I’ve read by this author, and for me it was just an ok book. I like the idea of the story, but I think her concussion/20 minute memory loss just felt so drawn out. I’m not a big fan of everyone being naive about communicating, where one conversation could have solved the problem. I also didn’t feel much of a romantic connection between the main characters until probably the last few chapters. The author has some good humor in her books though, I did laugh out loud a few t ...more
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thunder starts the book off what a bang! Literally! And he can tie me up anytime. Andy is a bada$$ chick in the start, until a head injury causes some memory loss- including a tryst with Thunder! They have some miscommunications, but they definitely have a connection. Of course when push comes to shove, they get their heads out of their rear ends and get things figured out.
I loved this book, and I can’t wait for more of the Desert Phantoms MC!
Jaime Reynolds
Feb 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
This series is going to be fantastic and I cannot wait for more. I love Andy. She’s fierce and sassy and not to mention determined. Nick is a hot alpha that would do anything to protect who he loves, even if it means acting like an idiot. These two have insane chemistry. Lexi is my spirit animal and I we get more of her in other books....which I hope we also get. This has the steam and drama that makes you excited for more.
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is the first time reading this author, and I don't usually read MC romance.

The story was engaging. I do enjoy one night stands that don't remain that way. And, especially enjoy when it's years later that the mains meet again!

Andy and Nick reconnect at the club. Andy doesn't remember Nick, and that angers Nick, as Andy rocked his world that night!

Ms. Landon had me laughing, which was great!

Steamy scenes too, so don't worry, and definitely have your fan ready!
Reah  Foxx
Mar 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was my first read by this author and I was pleased with the book. Even though this is labeled an MC it also included a bit of military and MMA. Nick (Thunder, aka Killer) and Andrea have a chemistry that is off the charts. They each have friends who stick by them through thick and thin. Love the twists and turns this book takes. Looking forward to reading more stories of the Desert Phantoms MC.
Heather Ambrose
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book catches you from the very beginning! It's hot right from the start. I think the story flowed and didn't have any holes. You will fall in love with all of the characters. Thunder and Andy really meshed together. I wanted to throttle them with the miscommunication that happens but I know we need that for the story! lol I can't wait to see where the story goes for each of these bikers!! ...more
Jessica Laws
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After one meeting that was full of passion and desire Thunder thought Andy was the one that got away. But something happened and when they meet again she doesn't remember him or thier night together. Will she remember? Will he what he wants? These characters are written with so much passion that sometimes I wanted to be in the story. ...more
Brandy Devier
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'll start by saying Varlene Landon is new to me. I loved the heat between Thunder and Andy , the way the mc and best friends had their backs and the and the dynamics of them all. I hurt for Thunder and Andy at the same time wanting to smack some sense into each of them. I'm looking forward to what happens with a certain couple of characters in the future. ...more
Leanne Best
Mar 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
This author was new to me and I wasn't disappointed. This is the story of Thunder and Andy who, after a steamy one night stand, are kept apart by circumstances for 3 years. The characters have great chemistry, you will laugh, cry and yell. Best friend Lexi will make you laugh with her sarcasm and one liners. ...more
Mar 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Verlene is a new to me author and I was blown away with how much I loved this book. Thunder (Nick) is exactly how I pictured him and I was drawn in by the first few pages. Andy is a firecracker and is loveable from the get go. These two have the perfect chemistry and set this book on fire. I am now a huge fan of Verlene and cannot wait to read more!
Megan Alexis
Jan 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story so much! Thunder is HAWT!!!!! like seriously that man could crack me open, tie me down, and do all the naughty things.... but Andy!!! That woman is such a warrior queen, quirky and fierce and lovable. The whole MC was like getting a new family i never knew i needed!! P
Latifa Morrisette
Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thunder By Verlene Landon is book one in the Desert Phantoms MC series. I've been a huge fan of Verlene's books for a while, and I haven't I say that this book did not disappoint. Thunder and Andy are amazing and I can't wait to see what's in store for this series. ...more
Renee Megee
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a new to me author. I found this to be a very intriguing book. I enjoyed learning about Thunder and where he came from. What he went through to get what he needed to be complete. Andy, is a strong willed woman that has hard a hard life, until she meets Thunder.
Mar 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed the book. The strong characters in nick and Andy drew me in. I’m a sucker for a biker romance and this one was no different... can’t wait to see what her other stories are about.
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it. Andy and Nick/Thunder were such a great couple. The chemistry and romance between them was so much fun to experience. Great romance and can’t wait read more of the Desert Phantoms crew.
Teresa Lara
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love this mc
Thunder and Andy rocked my world
All the feels Intense emotional heartstopping broken twisted love story
Ready for more
Chantale Canadian Book Addict
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Lizzy Muller
Feb 07, 2021 rated it really liked it

I did enjoy reading thunder from start to finish. I love the way the two mat and it took years later for them to meet again. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A story that captures you from page one and doesn’t let go until the end. A great story with Thunder and Andy. Loved the drama, angst and steamy scenes. A great read!!
Erin Schroeder
Mar 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love a good MC romance, and Thunder hits all the right notes. Absolutely adored Thunder and Andy together and I can’t wait to read more about the Desert Phantoms!
Shavana BeanieBrain Merrick
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
The fairy godmother (aka best friend says it best) "Because bikers. That's why. They wreck you for other men. They're a breed unlike any others." ...more
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sometimes things happen that one never thinks would. Thunder thought he was being ghosted by Andrea. Years later they meet again. What Thunder didn’t know was that something happened to her until days after they met again. They get their happy ending, but it takes a bit of time for that to happen.
Feb 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
This MC is not your typical MC. I loved the compassion and yet the bad***ness of the book. Was he heavy handed at times? Of course? He’s an alpha through and through, but she is strong enough to handle him.
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Verlene was born and raised in the south. Thanks to the military, she's traveled the US, but now calls Sin City home.

Self proclaimed zombie apocalypse enthusiast, word porn peddler, human canvas, Manowarrior, serial grammar killer, rabid Bama fan, accidental dust bunny population specialist, and abuser of the word f*ck. She's thrown live grenades, survived the tear gas chamber and forced road mar

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