Reviewed by Mandi
Jessica Miller works at the front desk of a casino in Las Vegas. She has a family who wants her to settle down and a very meddling mother. On a blind date one night with a lawyer, after totally annoying her at dinner, he starts to drunkenly assault her as they leave. Fighting back, a man comes to her rescue.
Zag belongs to the True Brothers Motorcycle Club (MC). He removes the drunken lawyer and makes sure Jessica is okay. Jessica is immediately drawn to him. She asks him if she can buy him a drink – he reluctantly agrees. Then she asks for a ride on his motorcycle. All of this ends in a one night stand. Or so she thinks. Zag starts to come around more and more – and their romance heats up. But when Jessica witnesses one of Zag’s MC brothers dealing drugs in the casino parking garage, all bets are off. Jessica wants nothing to do with that. When she learns this brother is trouble and will be removed from the club, she warms back up to Zag but the ousted brother turns his sights towards Jessica.
I always get excited for a new MC series to be released – but this one only caused lukewarm excitement. It felt like a standard MC book, with a little action, some dirty sex but nothing that really stood out. I like that Jessica pursues Zag despite her friends quick judgement on her dating a MC guy. She stands up for herself and I approved of that. Zag is gruff, with long hair and an attitude. A typical MC hero. Their romance turns out to be okay but it felt more as if we just skim along the surface and we don’t dive deep into their personalities or any actual layers. Almost like it’s a set formula – they have a one night stand. Then it turns into a little more. Then we have some drama. Then we get back together. Then Jessica is in danger. Then Zag and company save the day.
I would have enjoyed getting to know the MC club a little better too. We meet some brothers and their old ladies but I’m not sure I got a good grasp on the culture of their club.
I don’t need dark and gritty MC books – this is definitely more on the tame side so that may appeal to some. But it felt a little too safe for me.