Series: The Devil's Keepers #3
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: May 16th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From the bestselling author of Devil’s Honor and Devil’s Mark, this seductive novel of the Louisiana bayou kicks into high gear as a dangerously sexy biker takes a no-nonsense teacher on the ultimate thrill ride.
Lara Ashburn hates bikers. She watched a motorcycle club destroy her hometown, bringing her brother down with it. That’s a life she put far in her rearview. So the last person she wants to see walking into her classroom is the top enforcer of the Devil’s Keepers. Big, mean, and gorgeous, all tattoos and leather, Chaser is everything Lara should avoid. Yet the insane chemistry sparking between them tempts her to break all the rules.
Ryan “Chaser” Frey has his hands full with a teen daughter in need of tough love, and he doesn’t have time for prissy teachers who want to tell him how to raise his kid. But Chaser never could resist a chick who gives as good as she gets. Lara is sexy as hell, and she’s not afraid of him. Plus, her links to a California club could provide the Devils with leverage against their enemies. But that would mean mixing business with pleasure—and risking the one woman Chaser can’t afford to lose.
Lara Ashburn left her MC family and hometown behind after her brother lost his freedom, determined to have a better life than what she had. She got a college degree and settled into a teaching job at the high school in Lagrange, Louisiana, home of the Devil’s Keepers MC, with the lofty ambition of making sure that the female students at the high school got a chance to achieve the kind of success she had. But all it takes is one encounter with the enforcer for the Devil’s Keepers MC and the side of her that she thought she had overcome rose to the surface.
Ryan “Chaser” Frey has no time for some uptight teacher is pearls and heels to lecture him on how to raise his teenage daughter, but he can’t resist a woman who can give as good as she gets and when he discovers that underneath that schoolmarm garb is a firecracker, oh well, all bets are off. Plus her connections in the MC world are exactly what the Devil’s Keepers need to expand their influence against a rival MC. But is he willing to sacrifice Lara for the good of the brotherhood? Especially after he’s had a taste of her and wants her for himself?
Holy cow! This is the best of the series so far. I wouldn’t mind it if Ms. Crane just kept this series going because I really haven’t enjoyed an MC romance as much as I did this one! I have lots of highlights and book marks that I keep going back to and I can’t get enough. The passion between Chaser and Lara was hot enough to melt steel and there were a lot of scorching hot scenes, but the one thing that made the biggest impression on me was the fact that for all his scary bad guy vibe, Chaser respected strong women who could go toe to toe with him, and his interactions with his crazy sister, his hell-raiser daughter and Lara were three solid examples.
Chaser’s scary reputation is well-earned, he’s an outlaw who enjoys his renegade lifestyle, but the two things he values the most are family and loyalty. He loves his daughter and would move heaven and earth for her and he would go to any lengths for his brothers. With Lara in the picture, he now has one more person to add to that list. From their very first explosive encounter in her classroom and every time after that, Lara is invading his life in every way and he finds himself confiding his deepest secrets in her, binding her to him both physically and emotionally.
Lara may have wanted an upscale lifestyle, but the biker life is all she knows and yearns for, even with its drawbacks and she knows deep down that the lifestyle wasn’t her problem, her family was. With Chase in her life and watching her back, she’s confident enough to explore every part of herself, even the parts she hid away and find a way to merge both sides into the life she wants, so pearls and heels 0n the outside and biker babe on the inside.
Within the club, the bonds of the brotherhood are about to be tested and brothers will have to choose sides in the fight for the soul of the club. I really enjoyed seeing that mystery come together over the three books and I can’t wait for the next book in the series to find out what happens next. Besides, between the good boy sheriff and the stripper, Ms. Crane has dropped a few crumbs to make me hope that the next book in this series would be theirs.