Chapter One ~
Some people talk about going off the grid like it's sexy, fun. But sometimes, the reality sucks.
I made my choices at twenty-one, and I’ve made it to twenty-five against all odds. I've successfully evaded law enforcement from the top dozen or so countries in the world, not to mention having members of the Russian Mafia after me, but now I've come up against another hacker, and for the first time in over four years, I'm not sure of my ability to elude him.
The asshole drives a Harley. He's tall and thin, all sculptured wiry muscles with a cocky assed attitude. If he wasn't my arch enemy, apparently out to kill or capture me at all costs, I might actually be interested. Genius hackers don’t usually come with muscles, speed, strength, leather clothes, and motorcycles.
However, he was most certainly after me — pissed at me for breaking through his firewalls and selling his MC’s secrets, and he's been on my tail for more than a week.
I used a fake identity he doesn’t know about to rent a high dollar hotel room. While I'd like to think the penthouse’s fancy security was good enough to keep him out, if he figured out where I was, I knew it’d barely slow him down. He drives a Harley and wears biker clothes, but I doubt he’d have trouble infiltrating even this place.
I hadn't slept in days, though, so I was going to have to crash and trust he wouldn’t figure out my location.
I'm going to tell you a secret. I never had any plans to like MC books - No way, no how. But this is the second one I've read in a row and - here's the really big secret - I not only LIKED it, I LOVED it!! Of course, the fact that it was written by Candace Blevins, one of my favorite authors, didn't hurt any. She excels with the lay-it-all-on-the-line-no-holds-barred types of books with characters that don't fit inside any box and she created just that type of character with Brain and Ice.
When Brain met Ice, he thought he had possibly (though hard to believe) met a cool hacker chick who was actually better at it than him. His Wolf however, wanted her and wanted her bad. Not as a one night stand, mind you, but as a mate so he immediately became super protective of her from everyone, even if it came down to protecting her from the MC. And my addiction was on. Ice was hard for Brain to win over but she had her reasons and was the kind of girl who was totally capable of keeping Brains secret. The MC considered Ice an enemy so the emotional toll is intense and the chemistry between Brain and Ice is off the charts.
This was not a soft and gentle romance. Candace doesn't do soft and gentle. Nothing in this story comes easy and as the reader I was wrung out and exhausted by the end. But it was a good exhaustion. Gotta say I love it when the Geek gets the girl! Oh and did I mention the sex? Lots and lots and lots of good hot sex. Color me happy. So yes, completely THRILLED I chose to read this book, will back track and read the first one, DUKE (Rolling Thunder MC #1) and keep close watch for her books to come. Once again, Candace, '"...YOU SO TOTALLY ROCK DUDE..." ~Finding Nemo
RATING: 5 Stars
HEAT: 4/5 Smoking Hot!!
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