Monday, June 10, 2019

Save Grace by Rie Warren Blog Tour

Something wicked hot this way comes.


I was a Marine. An operative. A hardcore soldier. Something brought me to the Blood Legion MC in New Orleans, and now I’m a biker. Whatever drew me here is bigger than my own baggage, and it isn’t the CIA, or Force-Recon, or anyone else.

There’s a pull. Her name is Grace. She’s missing, possibly because of the MC and our haphazard raid on the White Lair. Grace is my new mission. An op. Nothing more.

Until I finally locate the gorgeous woman who has built an even bigger barricade around herself than I have, and I realize I’ll never be free of her.


I don’t want to be found. Not by anyone. Not anymore. Not after what’s been done to me against my will. As if enslavement at the White Lair wasn’t enough.

It seems I don’t have a choice. I have a new client. He’s dark-browed, big all over, and broody beyond belief. This Killian Slade doesn’t force me. He doesn’t ask me to strip. He pays extra each time and he doesn’t even touch me. When he finds out the truth, he’ll hate me as much as I hate myself. Yet I can’t stop the hot hammering of my pulse where I’d only ever been hurt and used before—there’s a yearning to be with this singular man.

I want to wake up from this nightmare, but the nightmare is just beginning.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars of angst laden loving!

This is the second book in the series, and I really think that you need to have read book one to understand the depth of loyalty that is within both Grace and Slade. They are amazing characters and I felt that repeatedly throughout this story.

We left the Blood Legion MC having freed the women from the White Lair and helped them to recover and reintegrate into society... but Grace went missing and Slade has been trying to search her down ever since. He has a background in the Marines and CIA, so he has the skills, but it is taking far longer than he likes, and he fears for what might have befallen her.

He is right to have worried. Grace had been taken and sold. When he does finally find her, he has to pay for her time, and clearly, she will not leave and put him or the rest of the Blood Legion MC at risk – she does not consider herself worth it. She also has another reason, but she daren't tell him that as it will surely stop him visiting. I love how she is so protective of everyone else and denying of her own needs. Whilst she has been treated appallingly, she remains a woman of great strength and determination. It was incredibly difficult to imagine what a nightmare she was prepared to live through, in order to keep everyone else safe.

Slade is stumped, but he calls in all the forces that he can to gain Grace her freedom. He also finds out just how evil the man is who has her in his possession, and his actions will save many, not just Grace.

Obviously none of this is smooth easy reading, but I am strongly of the opinion that we should read about stuff that is tough and bites, as that is what makes us appreciate the ease of our lives. Rie Warren certainly knows how to sail very close to how far her readers can go, but it is always worth the risk!

The second book in this series focuses on Grace, a human trafficking victim, and Slade, an MC member with a complicated past. It’s an exciting read and I enjoyed the connection between Slade and Grace.

Slade’s hunt for Mercy’s friend, Grace, is a little bit obsessive at the start of the book and it’s only when we start to learn about his personal history that the obsession makes sense. I like that Slade has as many dark secrets as Grace does and his conflicted need to protect her is beautiful. I found Grace a more confusing character. Without spoilers, I still don’t understand her motivation or actions at various points in the book. I like her resilience and I had empathy for her situation, but I didn’t ever fully understand her.

Human trafficking is an important topic but I’m not sure it works terribly well in an otherwise light romance/action story. Grace’s character needed more complexity and nuance to be believable but the things that would have made her a more realistic victim/survivor of human trafficking are things that wouldn’t make her a great romantic leading lady. The author skirts the surface of Grace’s experiences, touching on important issues but also setting Grace up for a romantic happily ever after. I found it difficult to enjoy the romance and sex in this book without considering, like both characters do, the power imbalance between Slade and Grace and the potential for Slade to further exploit Grace. If I don’t think too hard, the book works but I was uneasy with some of the sexual moments that should have been steamy.

My big frustration with this book is that the central conflict feels completely contrived. Without spoilers, I don’t understand what prevented the actions that led to ‘Saving Grace’ happening much sooner. However, like the first book, I really enjoyed the characters in this story. The MC members continue to be quirky and entertaining and I loved Bunny.

This is the second book in this series and probably the fifth book that some of these characters have featured in. I don’t even know where to tell readers to start with Rie Warren’s intertwining series but I think that readers will understand this one if they read it after the first one.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
This book was better than the first one in the series. The attraction between Slade and Grace had time to grow, to become something they could both believe in.

Grace's life is not simple and now she's walking on eggshells to keep her child safe. What she doesn't know is that the man who 'owns' her is more evil than she thought.

Slade has promised himself to keep Grace safe and if in doing so, he changes the face of New Orleans forever so be it.

I fell in love with both Grace and Slade and can't wait for the next book in the series.

Also Available in the Blood Legion MC Series

Book 1
Buy Links

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~  Also Available with KindleUnlimited  ~

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Badass, sassafras Rie Warren is an OG Amazon All Star author of Bad Boy books and MC romance. She delivers five-star sex, suspense, and the best banter around. Her stories are one hundred percent original, do not contain fluffy plots or virgin brides, and wring every last emotion from readers to leave them with a satisfied smile. Rie’s tough alpha males are never brought to heel, but are instead healed by the feisty femme fatale of their perfect match.

She grew up in Maine, went to college in Iowa (Iowa, what?), lived in Scotland, and married in Englishman. In true roundabout fashion, they came back to the States, settled in South Carolina’s lowcountry, putting down southern roots and pursuing their arty endeavors. Tale spinner and character diviner, Rie is a lover of sleep, wine, and rude memes often involving either Disney characters or Winnie the Pooh. She is raising two teen daughters along with an entire brain full of unruly characters.

Rough-talking alpha men? Rie has that on tap.
Stubborn sassy heroines? You bet.
Smoldering sex scenes that’ll set your Kindle on fire? Check, check, check.
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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Save Grace (Blood Legion MC #2) by Rie Warren to read and review for this tour.

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