Series: Spartan Riders #2
Author: J.C. Valentine
Genre: MC Romance
Publication Date: July 26, 2016
Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.
Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?
This is the second book in the additive MC series, Spartan Riders. I had not read the first book Grit, but as soon as I started reading Mettle, it was easy to pick up the back story but this is mainly about the hot as hell romance of Talia and Tucker.
Tucker Abrams aka Country is the SA for the Spartan Riders. His focus is his brothers of the MC but he also has a huge love of women, lots of women. He doesn’t do relationships so when one of the hang arounds starts to read more into their repeat hook ups, he cuts her off and goes to a bar in search of new fun. When he spots the sexy woman at the bar he knows his night is on the up. If only he knew the secret she was hiding.
Talia is off men full stop. Ever since she finally got a divorce she left town and moved as far away from her old life as she could. Her mantra of the single life takes a dint when she meets Tucker, who is one sexy ass biker she just can’t say no to. The moment these two get together the countdown to explosive passion was set.
I loved this storyline and the chemistry between Talia and Tucker was tangible. It was intensity at its best and just grabbed me from the get go. Tucker was a pure unapologetic ALPHA, with his growly voice and his domineering persona, I was hooked! Talia was a go getter and instantly likable and not one of these wimpy wispy women we come across so often in romance books. I love it when the h is a sassy ball buster that hides a painful past. She was also hiding one heck of a secret that I was wondering how the reveal would go down.
I must admit I did think the backstory of the war between MCs was easily resolved but as I had not read the first book, then I am not sure what had already gone down in relation to that. I also thought that when Tucker finds out Talia’s secret it would be more dynamic but other than a few weeks of angst and hurt it was soon over to move on to the HEA. However these are the only areas I wanted just a little bit more on as other than these, I loved everything else about it. So much so I am going back to read Grit to fill in some of the questions I had going through my head as I was reading Mettle. It will also let me find out all about the sexy pres Blake and his teach, Gabby.
Overall a smoking hot, intense MC read that I definitely recommend all MC lovers pick up to read next. Four and a half stars.
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Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid.
Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.
Meet J.C. Valentine
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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