Decent story, bad narration!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 😌😎🙃
The heroine: Claire ‘Zara’ Flynn – she gave up college to take care of her mother when she had cancer. Now Zara works as a waitress at a local diner. Three years ago her parents were murdered in their home by Bikers. She suffers from narcolepsy with cataplexy, meaning when her anxiety was up, she would fall to the floor and become paralyzed until her heart rate went down and she would fall into deep sleeps at various times.
The Hero(es): Jacob ‘Mac’ Miller – former marine, working undercover for the FBI within the Charon MC. Though he and his two friends are enjoying the MC lifestyle and have been ditching their FBI handler in favor of staying in the MC, especially now that they are full fledged members. Mac works out of the Gym and is implementing self defense courses.
The Story: When a shooting occurs in her diner, Zara suffers from an attack and is paralyzed on the floor an thought to be dead, while the perpetrators check out the scene. She hears exactly what they are saying and knows that they are part of the Iron Hammers MC. Afterwards she runs away from her home and is told by her neighbor about the Charon MC, saying that their territory was the safest place to go since the Iron Hammers won’t go there.
This was told in dual points of view via dual narration. The narrators are Tieran Wilder and David Brenin. I thought both of the narrators sounded too old for the characters. David Brenin has a gravelly voice that sounded like he may have been a smoker, though that doesn’t clash with the MC lifestyle. I almost gave up on this one a few times because the narrators just sounded older than I like.
I was interested in the story and the Character of Zara, so I kept listening even though I really didn’t like the narrators too much. I like a strong heroine that suffers from anxiety issues. I don’t think those are mutually exclusive. Though there were some problems with the story. Some of the scenes just seemed like a bunch of different things that the writer thinks should be included in this type of book which weren’t necessarily needed for the story. Especially things like swearing and filthy talk, which can add to the world building in some books, but just seemed a bit gratuitous to me in this one.
There was also some weird things going on in this book. This was the first book by Khloe Wren that I have read and it was a pretty standard MC romance through most of this book. Though midway through the book the Charon and another MC fought against the Iron Hammer MC. Some of the men from the other MC that were helping out Mac were paranormal, probably shifters, though it didn’t really go into it more than peripherally.
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