I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Biker Babe by Audrey Carlan
on November 11, 2019
Cover Design: Jena Brignola
Genres: Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Adult, bikers, MC Romance, novella
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From Audrey Carlan, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series.
Princess. That’s what the club calls me. I’m not frilly, into pink, or expect a man to woo me with chocolates and flowers. I don’t need candlelit dinners and long walks on the beach.
I’m not the girl you take home to your parents. I like wild, fun, and good times. I’m the kind of girl you put on the back of your bike and ride through the night…in more ways than one.
I like the wind in my hair and the open road before me. I was born a biker princess and I’ll be one until the day I die. The man in my life can try to tame me, but he’ll have one hell of a fight on his hands. Though if he wins, he’ll get the ultimate prize…all of me. Devoted. His old lady through thick and thin.
So when I opened my store, aptly named Biker Babe, I didn’t expect to have the biggest, sexiest, most jaw-dropping man walk into my shop and set my world on fire. I wanted him instantly. Only problem, my father is the president of the Hero’s Pride MC, and Taggart “Rex” Crawford is his new Vice President.
Our Pride likes to live wild and ride free but everyone knows the President’s daughter is off limits.
The Biker Beauties are a collection of interconnected standalone novellas. They can be read out of order if desired. They are high in heat, but don’t forget the sweet.
Adult, Contemporary Erotic Romance, bikers, MC Romance, novella
First Person, Dual-POV
This is book #1 of the Biker Beauties series, a collection of interconnected standalone novellas.
Addictiveness: 5/5 This was a fast, fun, sexy read. It kept me going and wanting more. As addictive as chocolate!!!
Character: hero 4/5, heroine 4/5, secondary characters 4/5, growth 4/5, real 3.5/5 The characters were very likable and easy to understand, but I wished we knew more of them. They were sort of one-sided.
Shay was the princess of the MC, being the daughter of the president and growing up inside of the club. Everybody treated her as a little niece or sister. She was 25, really close to her twin brother and was finally doing her own thing by getting her own store of bikers clothes and accessories. She didn’t date bikers and had an annoying ex-boyfriend. When she met Rex, was when he was rescuing her from her ex. It was insta-love, but she knew she needed to avoid him because her brother and father would never accept their relationship. She wasn’t expecting Rex to be a force to reckon with and to be willing to risk it all.
Rex was an ex-military part of the Pride chapter in California, that decided to move because he didn’t like the way his father was leading the club there. He knew that the management in Grant Pass, Oregon would do something to help and he felt at home there. He was definitely not looking for a woman, but the moment he saw her, he knew she was going to be his end.
When he found out she was Riot’s, the president, daughter, he knew he was screwed. He wouldn’t be able to walk away, he would need to claimed her. He decided to jump right on, accept his punishment, so he could have his own old lady. Rex was an amazing boyfriend, very hot and sweet at the same time.
We know this is going to be a long, interesting series, because it had several secondary characters that deserve their own book. Can’t wait to meet them all!
Villains.. antagonists… that was no villain here yet, but one antagonist. The biggest conflict here was the couple and their forbidden love.
All characters were easy to love and understand, but we didn’t have much background for really connecting with them!!!
Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I love this cover. It is gorgeous. It almost looks like a painting. The colors were very artfully used here and they enhance the badass lady on top of the bike. The title is very catchy and the whole effect is almost ethereal. I would definitely buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!
Freshness: 4/5 This is another contemporary MC romance and it has most of the clichés that all books of the trope have. But at the same time, it has a fresh vibe. Even though the club is being portray, the author is putting a shining light into the ladies that make the club function. As fresh mint tea!!!
Romance: believable 4/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 3/5, steam 4/5 This was insta-love, with the chemistry between the couple hitting the top from the beginning. From the first moment they say each other, sparks were flying and everything was intense. There was a lot of smut, but they were all fun and very hot. They didn’t feel bad or excessive. Their love story went from 8 to 80 very fast, but it was very powerful. SEXY LOVE!!!
Writing Style: 3.5/5 This was a fun, sexy story with easy to love characters, great smut and good plot concept. The setting created here was great and I can see this series being a long, enjoyable one. Good writing!
Plot: believable 3/5, conflict 4/5, dialogue 4/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 4/5, setting 5/5, subplots 4/5, twists 4/5 This story was really fast which made the plot very unbelievable. The insta-love, how everything was solved, it all felt over-the-top. The conflict was good, the dialogues were sexy and the pace was too fast. I loved the setting and I’ve enjoyed the subplot, even though I think it was solved too soon. There was a couple of interesting twists, making the overall plot good, but not great. Good level of enjoyment!
This was a good beginning for a promising series. The world built here had lots of interesting characters that probably will get books telling their story.
I wished I had more background on the characters, but I also knew this was a novella and novellas usually are more superficial on details.
I’m looking forward to Shane’s book!
MC romance with great smut and interesting characters!
29/35 STARS – 4 STARS (between 28 stars and 31 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 4 Cover: 5 Freshness: 4 Plot: 3.5 Romance: 4 Writing Style: 3.5
Action 3/5 Angst 1/5 Darkness 0/5 Humor 3/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 0/5
Would I recommend? Sure, if you are looking for a fast read with good smut.
Would I re-read this book/series? I don’t know. Maybe.
Would I read more from the author? Yes, I’m looking forward to follow this series.