Book 2, Brothers of Mayhem - A Brothers of Mayhem Novel
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From the author of Hidden Heat (“Filled with action, deception, and emotional and sexual tension.”—Publishers Weekly), the Brothers of Mayhem MC rides again in an explosive novel of wounded hearts and undeniable heat.
Forget shining armor. Motorcycle shop owner Mary Jane Parker could use a knight in black leather right about now. A local gang has been extorting her for protection money, and standing her ground would be a lot easier with the Brothers of Mayhem at her back. She just needs to convince the club’s new president to take the job. The powerful, brooding biker claims he’s not interested—but if his version of tough love is supposed to be punishment, Mary Jane would gladly misbehave for the rest of her life.
Storm Ryder has no interest in rescuing anyone but himself. He spent three agonizing years in prison, and there’s no way in hell he’s going back, not over a spoiled rich girl who’s flirting with trouble. So why does he find himself craving Mary Jane’s lips—and holding her close when he should be pushing her away? Deep down in his tortured soul, Storm knows she’ll be there for him. And when Mary Jane needs him most, he’ll find the courage to give her everything he’s got.
Praise for Full Heat
“A suspenseful ride with the Brothers of Mayhem . . . Full Heat has plenty of action, angst, and sexual tension to keep you turning pages ’til 2 a.m.”—Gillian Archer, author of Ruthless
“Full Heat is gritty, emotional and hot, hot, hot! Storm battles the demons of his past as he finds himself drawn uncontrollably to Mary Jane, and I loved getting lost in their world.”—Brenda Rothert, author of Blown Away
“[Full Heat] got me in the feels and ended up being a strong read.”—The Romance Factor
“You definitely don’t want to miss the chance to experience to be in the middle of this Storm! It’s like nothing I have ever felt!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends
“I have to give Swafford props. . . . Motorcycles, hot guys, leather and well-written love scenes. This book is a win for romance lovers, especially those who enjoy dirty men doing dirty things.”—Book Mafia Blog
“This installment of the Brothers of Mayhem MC is a fast-paced, enjoyable book.”—Romance and Smut
“Great story, great ending! Five Stars”—Once Upon An Alpha
“Five Hearts . . . Storm and Mary Jane’s romance is fast, steamy hot, and it’s just a matter of time before they crash. Mary Jane’s love is the calm in the raging Storm. Full Heat is a must-read.”—I Heart YA Books
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Steamy read with dark overtones
This story has a lot of heat and a romping good time. It is part of a series, but it is a standalone. Storm fights to deal with his painful past and learns that he wants more. Mary Jane accepts his past and who he has become. Together, they learn that their love is strong and can last. I recommend this story.
I received this story through Netgalley for an honest review.
Damaged Hero and Strong Sweet Heroine
This is the first time I have read this author. This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I liked the book enough to want to read the next book in this series, and to go back and read the first book.
The story flowed, I liked the characters of Storm and Mary Jane, but Storm’s father was the worst human being. I don’t think the man had a soul the way he treated his children, beat his wife to death while Storm and sister watched. He continued to torment and goad Storm at every turn. Storm was just barely a patched member when he was sent to prison after being set up by an undercover cop that was part of the MC. He was to serve 6 months, but ended up serving three years because he was fighting. Believe me he had reason. What that man endured in prison was horrendous and who was behind it was even more heinous! Storm doesn’t want to be touched because of his physical and psychological abuse as a child at the hands of his father and the abuse he endured in prison. He had sex with the club women when they were allowed in the club, but he wouldn’t let them touch him, he did the touching. Until he met Mary Jane. She was different. She was a smart, caring, free spirit that ran businesses that were being extorted by a gang, not another MC.
Mary Jane was raised in a commune by loving parents. She was a balm to Storm’s tortured soul. She was a strong heroine that knew what she wanted and that was Storm. She fell in love with the beautiful man with the tortured soul! The chemistry is off the charts with these two and Mary Jane is patient with his no touching rule. Mary Jane is easy going and has a peaceful approach to life, but she is no push over and can stand up for herself not only verbally, but she has strong self-defense skills.
Now, what I had a problem with. His MC brothers didn’t respect his authority and undermined him at every turn. In a way, it added to the drama of the story so I am conflicted. Storm tried to work a peace treaty with the street gang, when his dad, other MC members and the National President of the MC wanted war. I had a real problem with the brotherhood not standing by him, but this is like real life, I guess. I also had a hard time with Storm pushing Mary Jane away repeatedly. Again, this added to the drama of the story.
I won’t tell you anymore because you need to read this book for yourself. It was a good read and it held my attention. There was drama, hot sexy times, and humor. Now remember this is subjective. Every reader has a take on a book that’s different from someone else. That’s why you should read it for yourself and draw your own conclusions. I am definitely going to read the next book in the series. There is no cliffhanger and the author set up the story perfectly for the next book.