New Review – Blog Tour: Thrash by JC Emery

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It’s blog tour time, and first up we have THRASH by JC Emery. This is a really great biker book and HELLO Duke!! Check out my review below and then find out what JC had to say about Character Hook-ups in the author’s Hot Reads Hijack!

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♡SYNOPSIS♡

Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.

As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She’s not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke’s bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can’t let go of—no matter how many times she tries to run.

Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she’s already got her hands full and isn’t looking for anymore complications. But Duke’s just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn’t have, and then lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he’s more determined than ever to break down Nic’s walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he’s got a bad track record and she’s got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn’t easy when he’s not sure what he’s even changing for.

The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It’s a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone’s not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic’s relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.

Love is never more precious than when it’s new.

 ♡REVIEW♡

*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

“Nothing worth having ever comes without a price.”

After an okay start to the Bayonet Scars series in RIDE (#1), JC Emery completely turned it around by delivering us a fantastic new addition to the world of biker books with THRASH (#2). In book #1 we got the rocky story of Alex (Mafia Princess) and Ryan (member of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club), and in book #2 we get the story of Alex’s friend Nicole (Lost Girl – club whore) and Ryan’s MC brother Duke.

Though I didn’t feel the connection or feelings that the two main characters spoke about sharing in the beginning of this book, I soon forgot all about that as I got completely lost in their story. I loved everything about Nic and Duke while reading Thrash, and I devoured this book in just one sitting. I really couldn’t get enough of them and was gutted when i reached the end but other than the connection problem I mentioned at the start of this review, the book was just perfect!

Nic is a real tough-as-nails, head-held-high kind of girl and she’s not one to be pushed around or dependant on others. She is basically the kick ass female type of character that I love to read about and after everything she has been through, and for some time during THRASH continued to go through, it would have been completely understandable if she was none of those things.

The one person who Nic actually took BS from and let get away with being a {insert curse word of choice – honestly, any would fit} was her younger brother (who she raises alone) Jeremy. He really was an asshat and I think it was mainly down to the fact that he didn’t have a male role model to learn from with his father being in prison. Enter Duke. I love Prospect Jeremy!! The boy certainly did good once Duke knocked some respect into him and I now really hope that he gets his own book because I’d love to see more from him as he learns the MC life.

And now for Duke. Good lord, I love that man! He was EVERYTHING that I crave in a biker. He was smoking hot, amazing in the sexy scenes, he knows what he wants and doesn’t stop until he completely OWNS it, and though he can be a real A-hole (at one or more points in this book I really wanted to punch him in his nuts) it’s just impossible NOT to love him!

THRASH has everything that a great biker book should. Sex, love, loss, twists, guns, violence, and a bunch of Harley riding, leather wearing, jackasses with a bad reputation, that you should hate, but can’t help but love. There are so many characters in this series that I hope will get their own books in the future, and I can’t wait to find out which will.

★★★★☆ 4.5 Stars

RIDE (#1)→ My Review

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♡HOT READS HIJACK♡

Author, JC Emery has stopped by to talk about Character Hook-Ups

Character relationships are a funny thing. Just like in real life when we don’t always realize we’re falling for somebody—sometimes my characters randomly develop crushes on each other. It’s sometimes inconvenient and almost always distracting. Suddenly, I have two characters in a room and they can’t stop themselves from looking at one another. Duke and Nic, the main couple in Thrash were like this—only it happened off the page. Their relationship started a little unconventional because it was off the page. In Ride, Ruby and Alex were in the coffee shop Nic works at and they were talking about why Nic’s such a sourpuss. Well, a random comment on behalf of Alex gave birth to a whole history, rich with years of frustration and flirting.
Suddenly, these two random characters who started as nothing more than background showpieces became these characters with a complicated history that eventually blooms into a chaotic romance. Sometimes it just happens like that. Then there are the couples who I knew would be together from the beginning and I had to figure out how to get them together. From the beginning of Ride, I knew that Alex was going to fall hard for Ryan. And I knew she was going to chip away at his hardened heart. It just took him a while because I totally underestimated how hard headed he is.
All in all, creating characters is kind of like a game of blackjack. I know the cards I’m working with, but I never really know what’s coming next. These characters are constantly surprising me and they are forever charting their own path whether I want them to or not.

♡AUTHOR BIO♡

As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can’t imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories– and everything has at least a splash of romance.

Author links – Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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