Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hidden Heat by Carla Swafford




Book Description

Cassidy Ryder refuses to be intimidated by anyone, even the hell-raising, hard-drinking Brothers of Mayhem. The daughter of their former president, she's not above smashing a few heads to keep her teenage brother safe. But when Cassidy's big mouth gets her in trouble, the only thing that saves her is some quick thinking from the Brothers' bartender. He's commanding and strong, and as smooth as the whiskey he pours: the ultimate temptation for a girl who swore she'd never be a biker's plaything.

But Thorn Savalas is no ordinary biker. He's a cop, and he's worked too hard earning the Brothers' trust to blow his cover over a female—even one who rocks a pair of jeans like Cassidy. The only way to protect her is by claiming she's his old lady. Trouble is, Thorn can't just pretend. He wants Cassidy, and every scorching touch tells him she feels the same. But acting on their hottest fantasies could leave them both exposed . . . even if nothing else has ever felt so real.

AVAILABLE: February 16, 2016

Brothers of Mayham Series
Hidden Heat (Book 1)

Hidden Heat is the first in Carla Swafford's new Brother's of Mayham series.  This was also the first book I've read by this author.  I thought Hidden Heat was just okay to me.  At times, it felt rushed and information was just thrown at you (seemingly coming from nowhere) and other times if felt like it was dragging.  There seemed to be no middle ground.

Cassidy Ryder is just trying to get her little brother out of the Brothers of Mayham grasp.  She KNOWS the trouble this motorcycle gang is having grown up as the daughter of the former president.  But when her attitude gets her into trouble, the only one that can help her is a Brothers bartender, Thorn Savalas.

Only Thorn isn't your typical Brother of Mayham member.  He is an undercover cop trying to bring the biker gang down.  But when Cassidy comes into his bar looking for trouble, he gets more than he has bargained for and the only way to protect her is to make everyone believe he claimed her as his "old lady".  She has gotten them mixed up in some dangerous stuff and he can't decide if he wants to strangle her or f*ck her.  

But they can only play pretend so long, and as real feelings develop the danger gets closer...  

One thing that annoyed me with Cassidy, is that while she is EXTREMELY loyal to her brother and seems to be willing to do anything to protect him, there were times throughout the book that weren't about protecting him.  She just was out of control and pissy with MEN THAT COULD/WOULD KILL HER.  She seemed to have no self-control or common-sense in that department.  

Rating: 3 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**

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