Review: Running Wild by S.E. Jakes

July 28, 2014 Review 1

Review: Running Wild by S.E. Jakes

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.

Sean has always avoided relationships. He likes to come and go without being controlled. And Ryker is possibly the most controlling man he’s ever known. Still, he finds that he wants more from Ryker than their silent nighttime encounters.

Then one of Sean’s thefts goes bad, and Ryker’s protective instincts kick into overdrive. He takes Sean to the Havoc compound, determined to keep him safe. But Sean’s past threatens the safety of Havoc—and everything Ryker holds dear. Worse, Ryker’s hiding secrets of his own. Soon it’s obvious that the adrenaline rush can’t keep them together anymore. But maybe love can.

Title: Running WIld
Author: S. E. Jakes
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Catch a Ghost, Long Time Gone, Dirty Deeds, Free falling
Series: Havoc
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: 28 June 2014
Genres: Crime Drama, Male Male Romance
Pages: 238
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Stars: two-half-stars
Flames: four-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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Running Wild by S.E. Jakes left this reviewer slightly disappointed. I love an S.E. Jakes book and read everything she writes, so I was excited to get my hands on this one. Who wouldn’t want to read about bad-guy motorcycle club and hot, sexy men? Unfortunately, this one did not hit the mark for me.

Sean, ex-military, professional car thief and somewhat bad guy, found himself in the middle of a turf-war of car thievery. Ryker, LT for Havoc MC has been keeping tabs on Sean and paying him visits under the cover of darkness for sexual interludes. I guess my issue was that, who allows someone to sneak into their room for eight months and have sex with them, yet doesn’t question the experience- slightly stalkerish.

Ryker, although he was part of Havoc, was portrayed as just plain nice. Yes, he carried lots of baggage and ran with a rough crowd, but I couldn’t buy the overly sweet persona.

Sean, on the other hand ran the gambit of childish to I’m a grown up and can steal cars if I want, attitude.

Running Wild, the start of Ms. Jakes new series Havoc was not a winner (IMHO), but I will always come back for this wonderful author.


One Response to “Review: Running Wild by S.E. Jakes”

  1. The_Book_Queen

    Ack, sorry to hear this one didn’t wow! I, too, love Jakes’ other books, so I’m still curious to read this one, but perhaps not right away.

    Then again, I think it’s hard to top Prophet and Tommy as a couple, IMO. 🙂