Review: Chrome: With a Heart Forged in Steele (Carolina Bad Boys #4) by Rie Warren

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Review: Chrome: With a Heart Forged in Steele (Carolina Bad Boys #4) by Rie Warren

Boomer Steele is big. He’s bad. He’s the Retribution MC pres. He’s been dealt the worst hand imaginable and bears the scars inside and out. Not that anyone knows it. He’s watched his younger brother and sister hook up and hitch up with the loves of their lives, and now he’s the last Steele standing alone. Maybe he should keep it that way.

Then one feisty honey makes him feel, gets in his grill, pisses him off.

She goes by the name of Rayce. And that’s exactly what she does on her motocross bike when she’s not busy getting her hands dirty with her fellow grease monkeys as the only female mechanic at Stone’s Garage. She’s into fixing bikes, racing hers, and making Boomer’s life a living hell just for the fun of it. Oh, and she hates being treated like a girl.

Sparks flying? That’s an understatement where these two are concerned. Yet when Rayce needs a place to live, and Boomer offers her a room in his house, their unquenchable attraction wins out over antagonism. Sometimes. Rayce’s crappy upbringing makes her think love is for stupid fools asking for heartbreak. She’s not willing to go there for any man. Not even Boomer Steele.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

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Title: Chrome: With a Heart Forged in Steele
Author: Rie Warren
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sugar Daddy, In His Command, Stone, At Your Service, Love, In the Fast Lane
Series: Carolina Bad Boys #4
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Stone, At Your Service, Love, In the Fast Lane, Ride: In Between the Covers, Steele: Into Your Heart
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: November 3, 2015
Genres: Motorcycle Theme
Pages: 312
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I’m sure I’m not the only to be jumping up and down screaming that Boomer finally gets his own book with Chrome: With a Heart Forged in Steele. MmmHmm! I knew there was a sexy beast underneath that Prez’s patch but who knew there was a wounded heart as well. After reading Brodie and Ashe’s stories I would have thought I knew all the stats behind their parents death. Apparently, I was missing one more piece to the puzzle. Boomer’s piece. It’s been quite the heavy load he had been carrying and it took Rayce’s love to finally forgive himself.

Speaking of Rayce… When she was first introduced in the series I originally thought biker skank and immediately put her out of my mind. I am now eating those words. There is depth and passion to her character. And a very sad side that she hides from the world. However, leave it to Boomer (who turns out to have quite the heart of gold) to find out about it and man was he PISSED! I was cheering him on when he took matter into his own hands. Okay no more details other than to say Boomer was exactly want Rayce need to get her self-worth back.

Altogether there is a good feel to this book. Both Boomer and Rayce, while having very different upbringings, are very similar. Both have internal pain that they try to hide from the world while showing all their toughness that we come to find is bravado. They help each other find a way to heal together and piece their hearts together. That is of course on top of all the sex and heat they put out. Lordy let me tell you, that heat is something else. Bow-chica-wow-wow hotness galore! Add to the heal and sex is a returning cast of characters from previous books. Not just drive-bys but active participates that tie all the series together quite nicely. Is there a happy ending? Of course, but how they get there is well worth the discovery.

Unfortunately, I do have a teensy bone to pick. I’m not sure how to say this without it coming out all wrong so bear with me as I try to make sense of it all. I’ve read everything Ms. Warren has written, which means I have read both her Carolina Bad Boys series as well as Bad Boys of Retribution MC. The CCB, while has the same characters as BBoRMC, has a slight different vibe to it. That’s not saying it’s a bad thing, to be exact they complement each other very well. But to me the CCB has a less biker/MC feel to it. If you have read Stone or Love, which does have bikes to a certain degree, does not revolve around bikers and MCs. If you read either book you would understand what I mean. BBoRMC is definitely very much revolves around bikers/MC. With all the bikes and MC action, IMO, it felt like Chrome would have been a better fit in the BBoRMC series.

As I mentioned before, I’ve read all of Rie Warren’s books. Never have I been disappointed. She has a way of writing first person POVs that really makes you feel like you are in that person’s head. I’m not a big fan of blood and guts in stereotypical MC stories so her books really fit the bill for me when I want a bad boy book. In as much, Chrome works out great as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading all her books so you can fall in love with all her characters just as much as I have.



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Stone, Book One

Ride, the novella from within Stone, Book 1.5

Love, Book Two

Steele, Book Three

Chrome, Book Four

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