Ava is a dancer, she lives to feel the music move through her. But even that cannot fill the emptiness she feels. Seeking to overcome the listlessness left by the sudden death of her husband, Ava sets out to simplify her life. Maybe this quiet upstate town and her plans to open a dance studio will bring her the peace she is looking for.
Guard is the head of the Satan’s Pride Motorcycle Club. His bad-ass persona hides a wealth of emotional damage and a burning need to protect his brother bikers and the town that has given them a home. His first encounter with this closed off woman sets off every instinct he has. She is his, he knows it and he’ll make damn sure she, along with any rivals, do too.
Overall, A. G. Kirkham brings a unique voice to the busy Alpha male/romance genre. While the novel could benefit from careful editing, the story has definite promise. I appreciated the way Ms. Kirkham allowed her characters to grow into the story. The relationship between these two flawed but very human people, however, left me feeling a bit cheated. Their histories showed real depth and I thought the ‘just let me hold you’ solution to their personal problems seemed a bit of a cheap way out.
The first person point of view in this book is a bit quirky and by the end of the book, I was fumbling over the number of ‘I’ statements that Ava made. I saw passion and promise in Ms. Kirkham’s writing, I will read the next book in this series.
I’d give it a solid 2 1/2 Cappucino’s
** Disclosure **
I received a free copy of this novel from Ms. Kirkhams’ publicist in return for an honest and unbiased review. No other compensation was given or is expected.