The Devil's Keepers
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In the start of a sizzling new series, bestselling author Megan Crane takes readers deep into bayou country, where the sultry swamp has nothing on the heat of Louisiana’s fiercest bikers: the Devil’s Keepers.
Merritt Broussard grew up knowing she had two choices if she stayed in Lagrange: run with the outlaws or get left in their dust. So she got the hell out, leaving behind a bad-boy biker and scorching memories of their summer fling. Now Merritt’s back, with trouble on her tail, and the sergeant-at-arms of the Devil’s Keepers is the one person she can still trust. But Greeley isn’t the boy she remembers. He’s harder now, more dangerous—and even more alluring.
Joseph “Greeley” Shaw loves two things: his bike and his club. At eighteen, he escaped a rough life, found the Devil’s Keepers on the wrong side of a bad weekend, and never looked back. Greeley swore to live and die by their code: Devil’s Keepers first, Devil’s Keepers forever. No one comes between him and his brothers—except for the tantalizing woman who touched his soul. Greeley’s the kind of man who honors his commitments . . . and Merritt is one promise he’s determined to keep.
Praise for Devil’s Honor
“Megan Crane’s Devil’s Keepers series opens with all the steamy heat of the Louisiana bayou. Fans of MC romances will find plenty to enjoy amongst these very bad boys, and readers who like their romance full of descriptive detail will love the lush settings and intimate character sketches.”—RT Book Reviews
“Tightly paced and intense.”—All About Romance
“Great chemistry . . . Greeley is the rough and tough alpha male who knows what he wants . . . and he gets it.”—Kelly’s Book Blog
“Devil’s Honor was sexy and romantic with a complex story. . . . [It] should not be missed.”—Janet Reads Books
Praise for Megan Crane’s Make You Burn
“If you are looking for a hot and dirty read in the motorcycle club genre, then Megan Crane is a new voice to follow. Her characters are gritty, unapologetic, and led by their animal instincts, whether in war or love.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Crane piles on the passion and danger. . . . This tough and dirty world is fascinating and satisfying in its own way.”—Publishers Weekly
“Her style was so sultry and thick that I could almost feel the sweat of the bayou and the pulse of Bourbon Street as I read. I sunk deep into the story and enjoyed every minute of it.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Hot, Steamy, Motorcycle Club
Devil’s Honor is the first book in a new series The Devil’s Keepers by Megan Crane. The Devil’s Keepers are a motorcycle club that rules the town of Lagrange in the outback country of Louisiana. Surrounded by swamps and bayous, you are introduced to the members of this club and their code.
Merritt Broussard was the doctor’s daughter who left town to follow the dreams instilled in her by her father from an early age. One summer between college and law school, she had a summer fling with a bad-boy biker, leaving scorching memories to help her survive her lonely future. Five years later and she’s back in Lagrange, with trouble following her, still attracted to that hard, dangerous man.
Joseph “Greeley” Shaw found the Devil’s Keepers after his enlistment overseas was completed and never looked back. Greeley was determined to live and die by their code and no one came between him and his brothers; at least not until he meets Merritt, who touched his soul. Greeley resolved to honor his commitments. That includes keeping Merritt safe.
This was an intense, entertaining story with well written, complex and authentic characters. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Ms Crane takes the reader deep into the bayou country where one could feel the heat and humidity that surrounded the swamps. Her characters are real, do not apologize for their behavior and are led by their animal instincts. I highly recommend this book to other readers, especially those looking for a hot and dirty read in the motorcycle genre.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Great start to this series
I was generously given this book as an ARC through Netgalley. This book is about a 2nd chance at love. Merritt and Greeley met the summer before Merritt's law school. Greeley is a tough biker and asked Merritt to stay but Merritt followed her dreams of getting out of the small town and left. She is now back because of an abusive ex and has to deal with the consequences of her choices from that summer. All of the above is pretty much laid out very early in the book. There is also a background story reg the "club" which is going to be an ongoing theme in the future book. Ms. Crane has also done this with her Edge series(dystopian world)....which I have also read and enjoyed!
The 2 main characters do have great chemistry. Greeley is a tough and rough talking biker who is also hurt by Merritt's actions. Merritt is a bit spoiled and has been led to believe she is above the small town of bikers. She eventually comes to realize all the benefits she has had in the past and present due to this small town and it's bikers. I was annoyed with her decision towards the end....I thought she was getting her head and feelings in order but then she does this detour, which didn't make sense. It felt like a ploy....but don't worry it is definitely a HEA. I loved the side characters and can't wait for their books, esp T'Roscoes.
The author's style incorporates a lot of "in the head" talk.....meaning the character goes on and on about what he/she feels......in other books, it was too much and distracted from the story but in this book it was fine. The H and h really shine when they are interacting with each other. Ms. Crane's style of writing is not conducive to skimming bc she tends to have these long run on sentences which goes from one thought to another......reminds me of Kristen Ashley.
All in all this series is definitely one to look out for....same for the "Edge" series. (less)
Second Chance at Love
Devil's Honor is a "bad boy, good girl" romance about two people getting a second chance at love.
I will say that the characters in the book are kind of messed up and contradictory in their behavior. At times, the main characters seem to be as repelled by each other as they are attracted. Greeley (hero) is borderline abusive and seriously pushy. Merritt (heroine) is either being a doormat or acting out in ways that just seem childish and more adolescent than "strong woman getting her groove back," which is what she seems to be attempting to do in her own disfunctional way.
By the end of the book I did buy the relationship between Greeley and Merritt and I did understand their motivations in the way they acted through out their relationship. More importantly, I enjoyed reading this book from start to finish.
I received an ARC for my honest review.