Review – Full Heat (Brothers of Mayhem #2) by Carla Swafford

July 23, 2016 Review 0

Review – Full Heat (Brothers of Mayhem #2) by Carla Swafford

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.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Title: Full Heat
Author: Carla Swafford
Series: Brothers of Mayhem
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Author
Published: July 19th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Motorcycle Theme
Pages: 224
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Stars: one-star
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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I have written, deleted and rewritten this review about 3 times now. Why? Because I have a really hard time writing reviews for books I don’t finish (DNF). Yep, you read that right. I just couldn’t do it. I tried. I REALLY tried, multiple times. But between the POV changing back and forth every few pages and the story line having way too many inconsistencies, I had to call it.

Look. Pretty lady of a respectable company that specializes in cars and motorcycles needs protection from a gang threatening her working partner and herself. Said partner “recommends” the Brothers of Mayhem for hire to protect them. Upon trying to decide whether they’d take the case, they walk in on murdered partner in his home. Sounds like it could get interesting, right? I thought so too. Eh….

It was difficult enough to try to get a full understand for each of these characters with the POV changing back and forth so much. But there were a few things that just completely turned me off. Although Mary Jane (yes, another reason to have an issue) had a sheltered life growing up, she was taken in by her family friend and now business partner, learning a lot more about life and becoming comfortable in her own skin. Most would say shy, respectable and rarely having outbursts. Storm (MC President – basically only because of his father and no one seems to like him??) is somewhat attracted to MJ, can’t quite put a finger on it, but is so hot and cold with his behavior and attitude (probably trying to keep up the MC show) that you get whiplash. OH…speaking of whiplash. Remember when I said that MJ was this shy, respectable girl? Yeah, well…apparently something snaps because, all of a sudden, she’s in a full out fight with Storm’s ex lover not 48 hours after she’s been in his house. And THAT’S what did it folks.

I’m down for reading fiction and living in an alternate world, but this was just way too difficult for me to wrap my head around and enjoy. Bummer. It sounded so promising too.

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