Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Review of Make You Burn (The Deacons of Bourbon Street #1) by Megan Crane

"You going to shout a lot and act real scary, and then run away from home for ten years? Oh wait. You already did that." - Sophie Lombard

Make You Burn
Series: The Deacons of Bourbon Street # 1
Author: Megan Crane
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: August 4, 2015

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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.

I have a feeling that fans of MC (or motorcycle club) romances are going to whack me with a pool noodle for what I'm about to say... Holy crap! Why has no one told me to read more of these books?!! Sure, I've read a handful over time, but obviously, I need to read more because hot damn... Make You Burn was amazing. Not only was it hot and sexy, it also had a little bit of suspense involving Priest's death. As I was reading Make You Burn, part of me wanted to find out more about Priest and the reasoning behind his actions years prior, but another part was happy that this portion of the story is going to play out over the multiple author series. Make You Burn was the first book I've read from author Megan Crane. I was so enamored with her writing, especially the procession scene to Priest's funeral. I could hear the motorcycles revving their engines as they honor the man that brought them together. I could imagine Sophie putting on a brave face when deep down inside, she's torn between her father's actions and the man in front of her. I loved Megan's characters. Ajax was... Well, let's be honest. Ajax is an asshole. But, he is an asshole that I'm sure many readers would love to ride. Myself included... He's sexy and loyal. Once he see's Sophie, everyone knows that she belongs to him and he'll do anything to keep her. As for Sophie, she's incredibly strong. Being the daughter of a man that had always put his club before her, she's had to put up with a lot of heartache And much to her dismay, it seems as if he's still putting her second even after his death. Over the years, she's had to learn not to take crap from anyone. Now when Ajax sweeps back into her life, she pushes him just as much as he pushes her. I loved the two of them together, watching them fall for each other. Both have thick skulls that get in the way every so often, but things heat up fast when they are in the same room... Or in the same alley. I'm so excited that The Deacon's of Bourbon Street is actually a multi-author series and I'm looking forward to seeing what each other brings to the overall plot. 

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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting! I too LOVED Ajax! We can share!