Book Reviews

Broken Sun (City to City 2) by B.D. Roca at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Bisexual / Contemporary / Bikers / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 13-November-2017

Book Blurb

James Morgan: outlaw in a ruthless biker club, the Bastard Legion. Willing to do whatever he must to claw his way to the top of the club’s hierarchy.

 

Two things stand in the way of his ambitions: his heroin-addicted brother and his bisexuality. In Morgan’s world, his attraction to men is a death sentence, and he has no desire to pursue it… until he tangles with Luc Sinclair.

 

Luc Sinclair: fellow Bastard Legion biker. Tattoo artist. Rebel who wants out of a club he’s grown to despise.

 

Luc has a sister he’s protecting from a Legion ex-boyfriend. Saving her makes him a target. Morgan intervenes, and all bets are off. The sex is as fierce and passionate as it is dangerous. But when Morgan’s junkie brother learns of the relationship, he sees a way to advance in the Legion and take out a brother he hates. Their three worlds collide—one is left for dead, another fighting for life, and the bond between them broken.

 

In a dark and violent world where it’s every man for himself, finding their way back to each other and the only truth they’ve ever found will be a long, hard fight.

 

Book Review

Gritty. Brutal. Violence is the order of the day, and weakness will get you killed. So will liking another man, never mind loving him. Set in Melbourne, Australia, this is the story of two members of the Bastard Legion motorcycle club, who discover that survival of the fittest can mean more than one thing. They have very different starting points, their family situation is nothing alike, but they bond over a physical attraction that will not be denied, no matter the danger. Of course it leads to nothing good, and leaves the men separated and fighting for their lives. But even though the darkness seems overwhelming and the odds are less than favorable, there is an underlying strength in both men that kept me hoping they might make it – not to a happy ending, but at least one that is not a complete disaster. I am relieved to say that I was not disappointed.

James Morgan is a career biker. He has fought his way to a pretty good position in the club’s hierarchy, and wants to go all the way to the top. He has his finances in order (both legal and illegal “investments” are doing well), and he has plans. But there is his older brother who has been bullying him all his life, who is less successful than Morgan and heroine addicted, and who is just waiting to take Morgan down. Then there is the fact that Morgan is bisexual – a fact he can no longer ignore when he runs into Sinclair and the sizzling sexual tension between them explodes into a passionate affair.

Luc Sinclair is a fellow member of the Bastard Legion, but he chafes at the restrictions the club puts on him. He wants out. He also has a sister he needs to protect from an ex who is in the club, and that makes him a target. Luc does not have the physical strength to fight himself out of a dangerous situation, especially not when several club members gang up on him, but he does have an inner strength and courage that allow him to stand up for himself. And let me tell you – he needs every ounce of it to survive what the club in general and Morgan’s a**hole brother, specifically, throw at him.

Morgan and Luc are tough men, not prone to fluffy feelings. But the mutual respect combined with a fierce passion quickly grows into more, and their sense of honor forces them into action where lesser men might just lay low. Morgan changes from a loyal club member to a man who thinks for himself, and finds that his personal values are in conflict with the clubs’. Luc only grows more determined to protect his sister as her ex’s friends make life more and more difficult for him. Both men are in for the fight of their life, and I turned the pages as fast as I was able to find out what was going to happen.

The secondary characters, from Morgan’s villain of a brother to Luc’s sister and several other club members, are all fascinating in their own right. To my great joy, Jake and Nick from the first book are also back, and Nick turns out to be related to Morgan! After their own harrowing adventure in ‘Happy Birthday’ I was happy to find out more and relieved to see they are okay.

If you like dark, gritty stories about bikers and the violence they deal with, if you want to see two men grow out of what they always thought to be true and change into individuals who fight for what they believe in, and if you’re looking for a suspenseful, realistic story that is as brutal as it is psychologically interesting, then you might like this novel.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 286 pages/93728 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 13-November-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $16.99 paperback, $16.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/broken-sun-by-bd-roca-9020-b