Thank you again so much to the team at Harlequin Trade Publishing for including me on this blog tour! Look at that cover though. Aren’t you tempted to do something with his washboard abs? Oops did I just get a little too spicy on here? Just kidding.
New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns to the Knights of Fury series with her most complicated hero yet. He may be the epitome of cool, but this MC president isn’t called Temper for nothing…
Every year, the hot, tatted biker comes into Abbie’s bar, orders whiskey and asks her out. Every year, Abbie turns him down. After all, dating a man that goes by Temper seems like a really bad idea, no matter how attracted she is to him.
But this year is different. Abbie’s different. Older, wiser and tired of being stuck behind the bar in a sleepy town. This year, she’s ready for whatever adventure the sexy but sweet biker has in store for her.
Or so she thinks…until an elegant candlelit dinner ends with a dead body.
Now Abbie finds herself on the ride of her life, whisked away to the big city in Temper’s protective custody. She should be scared, but—despite his nickname—it’s clear the last thing Temper would ever do is hurt a hair on her head. And when danger catches up with them, Abbie soon realizes that holding tight to her man while straddling a Harley may be the safest place of all.
Chantal Fernando is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, the Cursed Raven Motorcycle Club series, and the Maybe series, along with several other novels. She lives in Western Australia, where she is working on her next book. Find her online at AuthorChantalFernando.com, and on Twitter and Facebook.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Harlequin Trade Publishing, Netgalley, and Carina Press for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Again, I have to say that I’m not a big expert on romance novels, not even contemporary romance novels, so most of what I would have to say really just comes from my own thoughts.
Now, onto the actual review. This is the third book in a series and while I didn’t have the opportunity to read the first two novels, I really enjoyed this one. We have the story of Abbie and Temper, two people from seemingly opposite sides of the world, somehow coming together to find love. It’s one of those loves where each person comes from the other side of the train tracks, if you can understand that analogy – I find it a little weird to say sometimes but it makes sense to me – and learning about each other’s world from their perspective.
Obviously in this novel, we have been following Abbie and Temper’s romance for a while now, so while we don’t get to see the beginnings of their relationship – or at least what their relationship is right now – , it’s okay. It’s nice seeing couples interact more after a while to see how it’s progressing, what kind of behaviors they either like or don’t like about the other person after being with them for a longer period of time, stuff like that. This one was also interesting because of the large age gap between Abbie and Temper. Okay, 28 and 42 isn’t “that large” of an age gap I guess, but it could be for some people. It’s significant enough that if Abbie was any younger, it would be considered statutory rape. But that isn’t the case here and I hope I didn’t upset anyone with that comment.
We see that Temper has been trying to ask Abbie out on a date for the the past five years that they’ve been interacting with one another, but she keeps saying no. Personally I would totally agree with her because it’s not like Temper stays in one place too long. But lo and behold, Abbie finally gives him the opportunity to take her out on a date, and that’s where the fun begins. I think this story was really sweet, and while maybe the first date wasn’t what Temper explicitly planned it out to be, the time that they spent together afterwards was heartwarming and enjoyable to read.