Series: Iron Norsemen MC #1
Published by Swerve
Publication Date: May 30th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Their love was the stuff of Shakespeare – two star-crossed lovers from rival MC’s, divided by their families’ bloody history, but fate has given Eagle and Serafina a second chance. Can the biker and the stripper find their redemption in Violetta Rand’s sexy standalone romance, One Taste of Angel?
I’ve bled for my club. Taken four bullets. Buried eight brothers in six years. Screwed a hundred women. And only loved one. The one I lost. But there’s something about Serafina that reminds me of just exactly what was taken from me. Not just because I can’t resist a damsel in distress.
To Eagle, I’m dead. Murdered and cremated, my ashes interred at the local cemetery. Part of a past I left long ago to save his life. Seeing him now, touching him again makes me weak, even if he doesn’t recognize the woman I’ve become. Since my escape from Holly Beach five years ago, I’ve lived by my own rules. And no matter how much I love Eagle, he’s not going to break those rules.
I have read a couple of Ms. Rand’s NA books and they were okay but I didn’t know what to expect from this book except a lot of angst, However, ONE TASTE OF ANGEL was surprisingly good, well-written and enjoyable, quite low on the angst and a very sweet story, too.
You never forget your first love and for Caleb ‘Eagle’ Laramie, even though he slept his way through a large swath of women, he’s never gotten over the only woman he ever loved and their doomed romance, but for the first time in five years, he may be in a place where he be interested in another woman for more than just a quickie, all thanks to the fiery and prickly stripper. But what happens when he realizes that the woman he’s falling for is not exactly who he thinks she is and that he may have spent the last five years mourning based on a lie?
Serafina Scala may have been tricked into becoming a stripper, but she’s definitely not going to keep quiet and let herself be exploited by her boss. After all, she knows all about re-inventing herself after faking her own death and making cosmetic changes to avoid the future her brothers had planned for her. But seeing her first and only love again after five years is something she was not prepared for, even though he does not recognize her. Can she take this second chance life is offering her without revealing who she really is and without staring another war between the Iron Norsemen and her brothers’ MC? Will Eagle forgive her for her deception?
The list of authors whose MC romances I’ve enjoyed is very short, but I’m glad I took a chance on this one because even though it was set in that world, it really was more a story of an enduring first love and second chances. Serafina was very prickly from the beginning and I liked that she was no wallflower but as the story unfolded, I enjoyed her character even more and respected the strength it took for a sixteen year old to make such difficult choices.
Eagle is a ride or die brother, totally dedicated to his motorcycle club, with the scars to show for it. But when it comes to his Angel, he’s a softie through and through but he will fight to the death for her. The author also gives us a glimpse into the seedy side of this lifestyle as well as the bonds that keep these together. This was a really good read and I’m definitely looking forward to more in the series.