Thursday, January 17, 2019

Running Wild by SE Jakes

Embrace the danger.

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars... and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.

Sean has always avoided relationships. He likes to come and go without being controlled. And Ryker is possibly the most controlling man he’s ever known. Still, he finds that he wants more from Ryker than their silent nighttime encounters.

Then one of Sean’s thefts goes bad, and Ryker’s protective instincts kick into overdrive. He takes Sean to the Havoc compound, determined to keep him safe. But Sean’s past threatens the safety of Havoc—and everything Ryker holds dear. Worse, Ryker’s hiding secrets of his own. Soon it’s obvious that the adrenaline rush can’t keep them together anymore. But maybe love can.

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Book 1
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Riptide Publishing

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a fabulous start to a wonderful series. A little bit Fast and Furious and a little bit Sons of Anarchy, this is an action-packed adrenaline ride. A car thief turned soldier, Rush finds himself at loose ends as he attempts to readjust to civilian life without falling back into his criminal habits. Ryker is a mysterious biker who has quietly worked his way into Rush’s bed – and into his head. The relationship between these two is as unconventional as the lives they lead, and I loved the action in this book.

I love that this is not a traditional romance. There is nothing traditional about Ryker or Rush and while there are a few roses in this book, the connection between these two is more of a kinky head-on collision than a romance. Rush and Ryker are made for each other and the chemistry between them is explosive. Both men are antiheroes. Ryker is controlling and possessive. Rush is a bit lost, a little bit too trusting, and completely self-destructive. Both Ryker and Rush live in a moral grey space that makes them fascinating but not necessarily likeable. I loved them both and I wasn’t ready for their story to end.

MC romances have become a thing recently and after reading a few too many repetitive and predictable stories, I was a bit wary of starting another one. But I’m a massive fan of SE Jakes and I was tempted by the author more than the blurb. I started with book two and loved it so much I had to go back and read this one. I’d advise other readers to start at the beginning because book two will make much more sense after this one. This story sets up the series beautifully and I love the whole Havoc world the author creates. Havoc is much more than a motorcycle club and I really enjoyed the fresh take on the genre. I can’t wait to read book three!

Having read book two first, I wanted to go back to the start and get to know the Havoc gang. I've enjoyed these Harley riding bad boys who don’t care about someone's sexuality but do care about their loyalty. Ryker has had his eyes on Sean since Sean was in the military. Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie and stealing cars is his preferred fix. The Havoc boys are interested in either taking Sean out of the trade or recruiting him for themselves. Ryker wants to put more than his eyes on crazy Sean, who flirts with Ryker shamelessly at the club's bar one night.

I really enjoyed the story of these two very much. Sean's love of the classic muscle cars had my heart and Ryker letting Sean be the wild and untamed soul that he needs to be, made me love Ryker too. I found the couple's dynamic in the steamy scenes smoldering hot! Ryker taking Sean under his control and giving him the dominance he needs to settle Sean's PTSD and constant thinking is good reading! I'm hooked!

Also Available in the Havoc Series

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo
Riptide Publishing

For reviews & more info, check out our Running Blind post.

SE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want in both fiction and real life. She lives in New York with her family, and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really...

SE Jakes is the alter ego of New York Times bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Stephanie Tyler.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Running Wild (Havoc #1) by SE Jakes to read and review; review copy purchased by the blog.

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