Title: Make You Burn
Series: Deacons of Bourbon Street
Author: Megan Crane
Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC
Published: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Random House Publishing – Loveswept
My Rating: 4 stars
Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.
Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.
Read on for my thoughts on Make You Burn. No true spoilers, promise.
Make You Burn is the kickoff novel in a new, multi-author MC series, Deacons of Bourbon Street – and I gotta tell you I will be lining up to continue this super hot and sexy series.
With the club’s president, Priest’s death, Ajax heads back to New Orleans and the club to pay his respects… and to come home. What he didn’t expect was to see sweet, little, totally off-limits Sophie all grown up into one helluva sexy woman.
Sophie has always had a crush on Ajax. Oh, she knew that back then he only saw her as little Sophie, the club president’s daughter – then he went away, but not out of her fantasies. Now here he is again. And the grown up woman can appreciate the full package a lot more than the schoolgirl ever could. But still, she’s done with bikers and the lifestyle. Yet, damn he’s hot and she’s definitely bothered.
Ajax is definitely an alpha biker man, hot, arrogant in that he knows what’s right and that’s the end of that and sexy as sin. Sin with a soft spot for Sophie who gives a new definition to steamy nights. I enjoyed these two together, they feed off of the other perfectly and their down and dirty sexual encounters were smokin’ hot.
There is the beginning thread of a mystery in this opening novel, and of course that and the secondary characters will get their time in the spotlight as the series continues. Make You Burn was an intriguing start to the Deacons of Bourbon Street series. I am definitely looking forward to the next novel in this series.
If you enjoy motorcycle club romances, if you accept that you are going to be reading hot, steamy, dirty sex scenes and you’re like “bring it on” then you will enjoy Make You Burn.
*I received an e-ARC of Make You Burn from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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