Why I read it
I’m a huge Katie Ashley fan!
What I rated it
What it’s about
After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating.
Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend.
Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart.
This was my first read of Katie Ashley’s MC series, and I was really scared that I would feel lost or like I was missing things due to not having the previous books in this series, but I was pleased to discover I was wrong! I was able to easily follow the storyline and was not lost at all.
I have read many Katie Ashley books in the past, and she has never failed to please me! She has such a talent for writing loveable and relatable characters, while still giving us a good storyline.
What really drew me to the book was the premise that Samantha’s father was murdered by a biker when she was little. I could tell that this book was going to evoke all the feels from me, and I was not disappointed. I loved the buildup of the relationship between Samantha and Bishop, and I loved the way Katie addressed the elephant in the room, aka the fact that Samantha belongs to another man. Without spoilers, that is all I will say about that!
The scene with the fence… all I will say is, where can I find my own chain link fence to borrow?
And Marley. Wow, I really loved him in this book! I will say, without spoilers, that a few of his scenes might have caused me to shed a few tears, but I get why the storyline had to take those twists and turns.
I really grew to love the supporting characters in this book, and I cannot wait to dive into the previous books in this series to really understand their backstories more than I do now, I was really intrigued by this family of bikers.
Overall, I really loved this book and cannot wait to see what Katie has in store for us next!