Sunday 31 May 2015

Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1) by Katie Ashley ~ #bookreview @BerkleyRomance @SignetEclipse
Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1)


New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of NAL | Penguin Group
Genre: MC Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 1 in a new series

My Vicious Cycle Review ...

I have to admit MC books are my guilty pleasure.  It's been awhile since I read a Katie Ashley book.  I have liked her books in the past so now add that its a MC book and I was giddy to start reading it.

This MC book was good but not my favorite.  It had elements of good and the series has loads of potential but there were also elements that didn't work for me. 

Deacon Malloy's a bad ass and he lives and breathes his MC life and brotherhood.

Alexandra has a good heart but has had a tough life.  

Willow Malloy has lost almost everything at a very young age and now is caught in the middle of a MC war. 

Deacon's living his life as he does but then one day he finds out that he has a five year old daughter.  Which changes everything for him.  Now he just has to adjust to being a biker and a new father.  But that's harder than he thinks especially since his daughter doesn't talk. 

Alexandra is a good teacher.  She's following the path of her deceased parents into teaching and their loyalty to their students.  One student in particular catches her heart.  So when Willow stops coming to school she goes searching for her.  Which is right in the heart of the MC badlands. 

Deacon and Alex are the most unlikely duo but have more in common then they think.  Alex is the key to opening up Willow and bringing Deacon into the light away from his dark. 

I did like this book but there were a few things that drove me a bit mad at times.  I'm not a big fan of giggling in books which made this especially hard at times to wrap your head around a bad ass biker and a giggler.  I LOVED Willow but I don't know any five year old that talks like that, so it too was hard to think of her as a young child when she talked like a mature teenager.

"I ain't never had to work for a woman."
"Maybe you never had one worth working for."

Sometimes the thinks that are meant for us are the things we have to work the hardest for.  For Deacon, Alexandra is that lesson.   Good Couple. Great kid.  Decent MC world.  Great potential as a series. Good ending.  Decently strong heroine minus all the giggling. Great Hero and MC brethren.

3 Stop the giggling Thumbs up! 

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