Friday, August 7

***BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY*** Make You Burn by Megan Crane


Series: The Deacons of Bourbon Street #1
Author: Megan Crane
Release Date: Aug 4th, 2015
Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UKB & N | iTunes | Kobo


Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.

Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.

Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.

This is the story of Sophie and Ajax. Sophie recently lost her father to a motorbike accident. Her father was the President of the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC. 10 years ago he sent away 4 of his most trusted brothers for reasons we don't know yet. I presume that the rest of the series will clear this up. On hearing of his death the VP Ajax returns to pay his respects. When he returns he finds Sophie all grown up and nothing like the convent school girl he left behind. He also finds his beloved MC has virtually become extinct with most of the members either too old or they have gone off to join other rival MC's. Ajax is determined to bring his club back to life and take Sophie as his. It goes from here and is mostly based on Sophie and Ajax getting together.

I'm struggling to write my feelings on this book. I didn't not like it but i didn't fully like it either. Some of the writing was really good the scenes between Ajax and Sophie were pretty raw and hot and i thoroughly enjoyed them. But, in other parts i felt it was far too descriptive and i felt it droned on a little bit i actually started to skim read in some parts. There is the basis for a good story building but in this book you never really find out anything, nothing really about why Ajax was sent away. Nothing about Sophie's mom or the past 10 years or why the clubhouse and the club was left to disintegrate to virtually nothing by Sophie's dad. And absolutely nothing about how her father actually died. I appreciate that this may be just setting the scene but i feel something could have been revealed to keep the interest. I did like the relationship between the two main characters but i don't think it was enough to carry a whole book.

I probably will read the next book to see if anything is revealed i just hope the story picks up.

***3.5 stars***
Reviewed by Kerry Fletcher

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Megan Crane is a New Jersey native who had great plans to star on Broadway, preferably in Evita, just like Patti LuPone. Sadly, her inability to wow audiences with her singing voice required a back-up plan. Accordingly, she graduated from Vassar College and got her MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on AIDS literature, mostly so she could wallow in her obsession with the remarkable multimedia artist David Wojnarowicz and her idol, the bitter and hilarious David Feinberg. After many years in the rain and subject to the whim of seasons, she followed the sun to Los Angeles, where she lives with too many pets and an artist named Jeff. She is still plotting her Broadway debut.

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