Risky and Wild (#2) releases March 2016
Make nice with the President of the Alpha Wolves Motorcycle Club.
It was what my job description called for—I just never realized exactly how nice I needed to be.
I certainly never expected to find myself twisted up and tangled in the raw, dirty world of an outlaw motorcycle club … or in the sexy, tattooed hands of the man in charge.
Royal McBride is a jerk—but a jerk with a swoon worthy accent, a big bike, and big … well, other things.
I didn't think falling in love with him would threaten my life. His life.
That we'd both risk losing everything we hold dear.
The mayor's daughter … an outlaw MC president.
It's a match made in heaven … a match tested in hell.
ALSO BY VIOLET BLAZE
-Stepbrother Inked (a bad boy romance about a hot tattoo artist)
-Stepbrother Thief (an alpha male romance about a sexy jewelry thief)
-Biker Rockstar Billionaire CEO Alpha (coming soon!)
RAW AND DIRTY EXCERPT
“Baby,” he says, pushing up against me so I can feel his c**k straining against the tight seams of his leather riding pants. “Trust me. I'm going to work you harder than you've ever been worked before. You'll need that food in there just to recover enough strength to stand.”
Royal shoves me back suddenly, pinning my body against the living room wall with his much larger frame, leaving just enough room between us to reach up and take hold of the zipper on my leather jacket.
My breath catches.
“Only downside to all this riding gear,” he says as he pulls the zipper down at an agonizingly slow pace, “is that it's a b***h to take off.” I watch his fingers, mesmerized by the color on his skin, the art that he wears so well, the roses and the vines and the pistols. Guess I'll finally get to see what he's hiding under that shirt of his.
But I don't move to touch him, not yet.
He isn't saying anything, but I can feel him taking control of the encounter, forcing me to relax and let go a little. I never really liked being submissive during sex, but … with Royal, I can see the appeal. Right now, I'd let him do anything he wanted. I don't want to have to think about what I'm doing or if I'm making a fool out of myself. I just want to feel him, all of him.
Once the jacket's unzipped, he slides it from my shoulders with that same careful slowness, his fingertips brushing against my bare arms as he tosses it aside and cups my face in his hand.
“I don't know what it is about you, my dear sweet Deputy Mayor,” Royal says, his voice dark and deep and hungry. I feel my tongue sliding across my lower lip. “But I want you. Bad. I want to make you mine.”
He caresses my chin, the power in his grip astounding, but he holds back enough that it doesn't hurt, not at all.
“It's a shame you're so prim and proper or I might be tempted to make you my old lady.” He slides his thumb over my lower lip and instead of telling him off or how we'd never work together, how this is only for one night, I bite it.
Royal's brows come up and his mouth quirks into a grin.
I think we're both enjoying this fantasy.
“Naughty girl,” he says sliding his hand down, trailing his fingers across my throat, over my breasts, until he finds the bottom of my tank top. “I feel like you deserve to be punished for that.”
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I am so confused about how to write this review..... First, I genuinely enjoyed this book. If you're into MC romances this is a great read that I highly recommend. Just as its name proclaims, this is raw and dirty....its a 1% club that has just enough sex, violence and motorcycles without being over the top. If Kristin Ashley's Chaos boys and Jamie Begleys last riders crew, got together and had a baby....it would be Violet Blazes Alpha wolves MC. There's violence, there's guns. The plot has great twist and turns and suspense....there's no cheating and no over the top, crazy sexual shenanigans with sweet butts, or whatever they're called in the MC of your choice, going on. It had well written, strong lead characters and a pretty great supporting cast....Glacier?? Now his book I can't wait for. But, I might have to wait...and that's why I am so confused....this isn't a cliff hanger in regards to stopping right in the middle of an intense, emotionally charged scene. But it IS a continuation story as far as I can tell.....I need another continuation story like the Duggars need another child. Sure, someone, somewhere out there once this.....but I am not that someone. Continuation stories are the bane of my reading existence and should have a law passed outlawing them completely in my opinion...almost always I'd give a continuation story a one star ...but, I was fine where this book ended. It has what could be a HEA vs a happy for now if you choose not to get the second book. And it's really, really good.... So although I loved this story, once I am finished with a book I. Am. Finished. I never want anything more from the characters, except to catch up with them in someone else's story in a series. unless I misinterpreted that blurb about the book coming in March, here's a heads up its a continuation...but Ms. Blaze, please give me Glacier at some point! ARC provided for an honest review
Damn, this is one wild ride. Lots of passion, heat, and conflicting roles and relationships. I really enjoyed the characters and story line in this book. I will keep on reading this trilogy as they come out.
Thankyou for the copy. I really enjoyed this read. I liked the authors writing a lot. Loved the flow of the story and chemistry between the characters. I liked the story line it was raw and gritty. Even found it humorous. Characters were amazing I loved the bickering , the push and pull. Overall great read.
Well what to say what to say....there is stuff I really liked and stuff that made me mad....but I think overall I really like this book and I want to read more on Royal and Lyric. At first I did not like Lyric and I am not sure I really like her now. She is a very opportunistic person and she really doesn't care who gets on her way as long as she gets her way. She went on and on about the woman she replaced and then apparently does exactly what she thinks the replacement does and bags Royal at the first meeting. I didn't like how she judged averyone and felt she was so much better when she really wasn't. Her family is messed up and so is she. Lyric thinks she is so savvy, but there is a crap load of crap going on behind the scenes. She seems to be changing her tune at the end so I hope she can redeem herself in the next book. Now Royal he is another subject....he is the reason for the 4 stars. He is what he is and doesn't make excuses. He has remorse and his own code of right and wrong. I don't particularly like how he treated Lyric at times but he always seems to realize what he has done and tries to make up. He has lots of depth and you almost can sense he wants to live his own life and may step down as the Prez one day. I also like how he watches and listens before truly acting. Sexy Alpha with tatoos! The sex is hot and dirty. Dirty talking and spontaneous. HOT! It is not slow and sweet and I don't think every will be between them so don't expect it or be disappointed by it. Good read had to finish quick and can't wait for the next one. There are lots of unanswered questions and a plot to find out! Received a ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.com for an honest review.
All Lyric wants to do is prove to her father that she can close the deal with Royal's motorcycle club. Unfortunately, her attraction to Royal keeps getting in the way and messing with her judgement. Royal, much the same, can't stop thinking about making Lyric his old lady. When a rival gang decides to start a war with the Wolves, Lyric gets caught in the middle. A great story of a good girl finding her inner bad girl and a bad boy finding out that love is in the cards for him, after all. 5 stars!!
Loved loved loved Royal and Lyric. The story itself seemed short. But overall it was great. Royal is the super alpha president of an MC. Lyric is the prim and proper daughter of the mayor. By all means, their relationship shouldn't work. But there is something about Royal that Lyric craves. Can't wait for the next book.
I LOVE THIS BOOK. I saw people reviews and most of them where like - meh and I'm practically rookie with MC books but this book is really made for me... I'm happy I started this book and I loved that in general I give a chance MC books and passedmy prejudice with MC books Our characters in this story are Royal and Lyric thinking that they are totally different in the end it turned out that Royal has something what for me so good supplements Lyric and she just needed the right person to show what she actually is. Can't wait for the next book in this trilogy because I like to know as much about the characters when I fall in love in them hahah
XXX! That's a great MC book. These are for sure my guilty little pleasure. Having a British accent running in my head while I read made it hotter! Lyric is seriously spunky and driven and no man can ever say otherwise especially Royal. Royal is alpha male and no man or woman is going to say differently, especially Lyric. Together they are explosive. This is the most honest review I can give without spilling the beans. This book was furnished by the publisher for an honest review.
Raw and Dirty is the perfect name for this first book in the Bad Boys MC Trilogy. Royal, MC President, has to get political for the good of the Club with the local mayor who is trying to get reelected. The Mayor sends in his right hand woman, his daughter Lyric, to get an agreement signed. Lyric and Royal are a match made in hell but neither one can stop the attraction they feel for each other. Hot MC romance!
A good introduction to a new MC series. I'm looking forward to reading what comes next. I did feel like Raw and Dirty was missing some depth to the plot and characters, which had me skimming at times, but I did want to know what happened, and it read fairly quickly with a good amount of action.
I got this book for an honest review by the publishers and I recommend! If you love MC stories this is the book for you! I haven't read anything else by the author and I have to say I fell in love with her writing and her characters. Lyric is just trying to do her job and she meets Royal and nothing will ever be the same. I got captured by them on the first chapter ! I love when that happens, they had this kind of funny and steamy first interaction. Usually when a books has that, I get hooked and can't stop reading, it's really an important thing in a story. The sex scenes are extremely good and raw,maybe not for everyone. She starts as a strong, independent woman, but at the end it kind of looks like she is leaving everything behind, can't wait for the next one. Yeah, I need to know what happens, that's how you know you've got a good story.
A DEFINITE MUST READ!! Royal McBride the sexy British bad boy and President of the Alpha Wolves MC cant keep his mind off the smart mouthed Lyric Rentz she is totally off limits and did I mention she's also the Mayors daughter? but that don't stop the chemistry that ignites between these two opposite of the law lovers when they're together. and they are willing to risk it all to see if their relationship stands a chance with the odds stacked against them.
This isn't your average boyfriend book. The tough, alpha male isn't pretending to be dangerous and intimidating. He is and I'm pretty sure that adds to his sex appeal. Royal has an English accent with a raw and dirty attitude. Did I mention he is dangerous? Woman fight over him and where he is concerned, they aren't able to keep their clothing on. His world isn't perfect and his job is definitely not legal. This in not one of those books where the bad boy is actually a good guy or that he ends up changing who he is at the end of the day. What you see is what you get. The romance between Lyric and Royal is intense, hot, and not always welcomed. Lyric works for the Mayor and did I mention he is her father. While Royal is the president of a motorcycle gang. Their worlds are miles apart and yet they always find themselves coming back together. So what logic could possibly come from them being together.. besides the instant attraction they feel, my guess is the idea of it being forbidden fruit. Lyric is miss prim and proper. On the outside she is plain Jane, always hiding her true self from the world, from her family. She struggles to be the perfect daughter and is constantly fighting for her fathers attention. But underneath her frumpy clothing is a sexy woman who wears lingerie. She is feisty and confident. The only downside to her character (and I guess Royals) is that she falls head over heals for Royal far too quickly. Everything that happens in this book happens within a week to just over a week. This book is a fun, light read. The author did a great job of catching and keeping the readers attention. You really do fall in love with these characters and I can't help but wonder what will happen next. One thing that bugged me about this book was how the author described Royal's smell. Maybe this is just me but a guy who smokes as much as he does, does not smell wonderful and nice. This story has corrupt FBI agents, corrupt family, lies, pain, love, action,romance, and adventure. If you have a thing for bad boys, naughty and dirty sex, and feisty personalities, read the book! I promise you will enjoy it :) Besides,with a cover like this book has, there's no way you can go wrong.
Two people from two different worlds. This is what Royal and Lyric is. One is the president of a MC and the other is in politics, the mayors daughter to be exact. There is so much that goes on in the book. I can not wait til book two:) it leaves you wanting more. I am hoping that maybe we will get to glimpse into royals and lyrics lives on book two. But anywho. The characters ! Ok so Royal is the ultimate Alpha he is the bomb dude! (Yes i went there) he does not say No for an answer. He gets what he wants. And when he does something he does it RIGHT! Lyric is a 28 year old who is sweet and shy but lordy how mercy she is FIESTY ! You really do not want to miss this book ! Take a ride on a the wild side and live a little. It is truly a great book ! Would i reread this book??! Yes! Would i recommend this book??! Absolutely !
I really liked Royal's book. I'm a little worried he won't be faithful though. It seams he only thoughts are women. This book has everything from romance and drama and sex. I can't wait for book two. I hope you don't let me down author and have him cheat.
I received a copy of this story from Net Galley. Yay books! Spoilers possible ahead... I will admit, the main reasons requested this book was because of the cover. I mean, hot damn! I was pretty much picturing that anytime Royal's name came up. I didn't figure I would like the motorcycle gang part of it, and I didn't. But if Royal hadn't been pres of the MC and hadn't killed some people...he would have been like every other leading male characters covered in tattoos, in books. This, at least, give him some sort of distinction. So yay for that. Then again, I usually don't read books about motorcycle gangs, so maybe he is just like all the rest of them. I wasn't too fond of Lyric either. I mean, the story starts with her talking about the women who previously had her job, and how fast that women lost her skirt only after working half a week with with Royal, and she wasn't going to make the same mistake. Because she had strong will or something Really? Because it seemed like the very next day that you lost your skirt... I mean who does that? You know what, forget I asked that... Now, just because I say all of that...doesn't mean this story wasn't sexy as hell. Because it was. Very, very sexy
Royal isn't a poetic man, “I have actual food in my cabinets and a general knowledge of how to put it together. I have two giant arse wolf dogs who are probably scratching the ***t out of my front door in an effort to come out here and sniff your crotch.” She smiles a little at that one. “And I have a king sized bed in the back.” Her smile falters a little but she catches her lip on her teeth for a moment in thought. “Or if we don't make it back there, I have a bearskin rug in front of my fireplace.” I really liked this book I loved the characters I can't wait for more books in this series.
This book just sucks you into the MC world. And even though Royal can be the stereotypical president, you still can't help but to like him. Lyric doesn't take Royals crap and she can stand on her own two feet. But coming from the world Lyric is use to makes it even harder for her to fall for the MC president. This ws one of the better MC books I've read lately. Definitely can't wait for book #2.
Now this author can write an MC book so I was right in there! Lyric, Mayors Daughter, Pint Sized and Pretty...... I really liked her, quick witted, funny and she knows what she wants (and she shares my obsession in underwear!) Royal, President of the Alpha Wolves MC.... What's not to like, hot, dirty and British! He was just so masculine and MC that I couldve wept! I loved hearing the British slang and sayings, feels like home! A great MC read, just as the title suggests....Raw and Dirty!!! I hear book 2, Risky and Wild is coming in March and I'll be there!
This book was absolutely amazing and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. The story centres around Lyric, who is a deputy mayor, and Royal, president of the bikers club. Two people, that are worlds apart: but are incredibly attracted to each other. There were various occasions I was laughing out loud and there were instances where I was biting my nails due to the turn of events. This book kept me on edge - Royal is a bad boy who takes care of his brothers in his club but can he trust Lyric? Both are confused about their feelings for each other. The intense passion they share surfaces their desires and their love for each other. Royal is certainly full of surprises: the moment he hears Lyric's screams is when he realises he can't be without her and I also think he accepts his feelings and welcomes them. I can't wait for the next book, and I'm glad I won't have to wait long. Such a fab book, funny, entertaining, erotic and a great story line. It's definitely a book I would recommend and I'll definitely be adding this author to my favourite list of authors
I wasn't sure i was going to like this story at first but it hooked me in and i really enjoyed it. Hot with a good storyline. Royal is a great character and his accent! Phew! Can't wait for the continuation of the story in March.
Though this reviewer is no stranger to MC romances, I’ll be honest and admit they can be hit or miss in regards to what I’ll accept in my romantic reads. In Raw and Dirty by Violet Blaze, I found myself trying to decide if it met one of my top criteria…must like/have some respect for the main characters. Because, really, what’s the point in a romantic HEA if you don’t think they actually deserved it. In this case, I’m still somewhat conflicted over Royal and Lyric. ***spoiler alert*** You see, Lyric’s actions didn’t always match how she was portrayed. She seemed much tougher, more resolved in the beginning, yet her brain and body became a complete pushover whenever she was around Royal. She certainly seemed too quick to let the hero touch her intimately and have his way with her well before I felt was credible or acceptable. It came across crude/crass, instead of romantic. Put it this way, she didn’t just shed her clothes, but also her self-respect by giving in so easily. It would have done this bad boy a world of good to actually have to work at winning a woman’s affection for once. Instead, it was a stereotypical MC scenario where every girl swoons at his feet. I had hoped this heroine would be different. By 33% into it, Lyric changed from confident and determined to jumpy and afraid of everything. Basically, a hand wringer. By 60%, she was pretty much putty in the hero’s hands. At the same time, after spending an entire night with her, the hero appears to be ready to wipe his hands of her for the good of the club. She, likewise, tells herself to stay away from him. Do they? Of course not. So it became a back and forth…Do I or don’t I…type of scenario. Royal at times had you feeling sorry for the tough choices he had to make. But, unfortunately, his ego and lack of respect for women had this true romantic at heart shaking her head in frustration. At 70%, I almost completely gave up on him. That’s when he marched into Lyric’s house, had a brief graphic intimate encounter with her, then abruptly left saying “Good-bye, have a nice life.” Ultimately, he did choose to do whatever was necessary to protect her from the chaos and bloodshed that broke out, including lying to his posse of friends. He also wasn’t with any other women after meeting/being instantly attracted to Lyric. Frankly, those two reasons were his only saving grace and earned his redemption. No easy feat considering I didn’t like his unapologetic, frequent inner monologues regarding his previous sexcapes with other women. Now, some minor issues. 1.) A hammer worn on their belt was the weapon of choice, to avoid being charged with having illegal weapons on them. Not sure I bought that. These guys were after all in the business of dealing in illegal weapons. 2.) Pint-size as the heroine’s nickname. Really, he couldn’t come up with anything better? I’ll wrap up by saying it ended with a dramatic, life-threatening event and a declaration of their feelings for one another. The ending definitely implied their relationship was going to cause a lot of interesting fall-out for both of them. Hence, a sequel can pretty much be guaranteed. Title: Raw and Dirty, Series: Bad Boys MC (Book 1), Author: Violet Blaze, Pages: 324, stand-alone, HEA implied but abrupt ending sets the stage for a sequel, MC violence, VERY graphic steamy scenes, crude language/behavior, references to hero having been with lots of OW with no remorse/shame, no cheating after meeting each other. (This review is based on ARC generously provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion. No compensation was paid to the reviewer nor is there any affiliation between the reviewer and author/publisher.)
This is the first book in a trilogy. There is strong chemistry between the main characters, lots of action, danger, and steamy sex. This was a good read. The book is about an alpha biker president and a feisty, straight-laced woman whose attraction is too strong to resist for long. Despite their differences and the huge possibility of not lasting, they decide to take the chance on each other. I felt the story sucked me in and didn't let me go until the last page. I cannot wait to see what happens next in book two. I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Very good ! Will keep an eye on the following books from the Bad Boys MC Trilogy.
This MC book has it all. A strong willed, independent woman. A MC president who doesn't take no for an answer. A storyline that keeps the pages turning. LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!! Cannot wait for Book 2.
Lyrica and Royals story. When you think of Alpha Males bikers are always on the list. Royal is all that and more until he meets Lyrica. Shr brought the king to his knees she made him feel like noone else. The saying dont judge a book by its cover goes for both these characters She is proper the mayors daughter but inside her fiesty and wild waiting to be seen. Royal is all man but meeting lyrica he opens him self to have someone in his life for an old day. Two people from two diffrent worlds make it work. Together there raw and dirty...
Awesome book. I had really loved and enjoyed reading this book. I would highly recommend this book.
Another great MC book and a great start to a new series! Royal is just the kind of alpha male Lryic Rentz has been needing in her life. After years of being the good girl, doing everything perfect just like the mayor's daughter shoud, Lyric is ready to have a little fun. Royal is the president of the Alpha Wolves MC and a one percenter. With a tons of internal problems with the club, the last thing he needs is the mayor's office breathing down his neck to sign some bs agreement to further the mayor's policitcal campaign. However, when the mayor sends down his own beautiful daughter to try and work out a deal, Roayl is more than willing to hear here out. I loved the combative nature between Royal and Lyric. Lyric is a strong willed female who isn't going to let any man intimidate her, even if he is drop dead gorgeous. Warning: this is the first book in the series and Royal and Lyric's story isn't over just yet. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publishers in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
MC books are a hit or miss with me and this book was a definite hit! I almost didn't read this book but the description grabbed my attention and I had to give it a chance. I'm so glad that I did. I loved the heroine. The fact that Lyric is a prim and proper young lady that had some fire buried in her made it fun to read about her and a Royal butting heads. Royal was the usual player but I liked that from the moment he met Lyric he didn't look at another girl even if he didn't realize it at first. There were plenty of sparks flying between Lyric and Royal and this was a fun read. I look forward to reading more of Viloet Blaze's books!
I just read this in the matter of two days! It was surprisingly wonderful. (That's good by the way!) I haven't read many MC books by other authors accepts Scott Hildreth so I had very high expectations. And this author brought the heat, ever last raw and dirty bit of it! I liked the plot. It was bold and refreshing as well. Royal was hilarious and Lyric (love the name by the way) was/is a strong women. That's what I love about these characters, all the characters including Lyric is strong with every situation their put in. Now I have to say, this book had more action, sex, and sex. There was not much emotion shown through the characters/story than I wanted there. What I desired was more emotion! I didn't connect with characters as I wanted to, and that what I cherish most about characters in stories. Oh and how Raw and Dirty it was! Erotically good! ;D I give this first book a 4.5 star rating! **ARC given to me by Netgalley for an honest review**
Loved this book!!! Hot, steamy sex scenes, a strong alpha male and a couple who shouldn't be together but can't deny their attraction - I don't think anything could be added to make this book any better! Lyric is given one task by the mayor, who happens to be her father, get the Alpha Wolves MC president to sign an agreement with the city. Something her previous predecessor failed to do (although there is speculation it's never really clear what happened to that person). Lyric just wants to be noticed by her father, to show him that she can get the job done and that she could have a career in politics. Royal is immediately taken back by Lyric; even though the attraction to her is completely wrong he can't deny it. He wants her and refuses to take no for answer. He finds himself putting her before the club, something that he has never done before. He thinks about her constantly and for the first time understands why his brothers have old ladies. The relationship between Lyric and Royal is doomed from the start: a mayor's daughter sleeping with the president of an MC club? A woman with federal and state ties making her way into the MC and possibly learning their secrets? This is a recipe for disaster. Great character development....loved the inner workings of Royal! And I'm absolutely in love with his house! While this book doesn't have a cliff hanger, it does end with a happily ever after for now. Lyric and Royal's story continues in another book in this series but there is enough closure in this book that you're not left waiting. Personally though, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of their story and the story of some of the other MC guys.
The story of Lyric daughter of the town Mayor and all round good girl and Royal President of the Alpha Wolves biker club all mean and moody ex-British bad boy was a good MC read for me as they are not normally my book of choice but I enjoyed the interaction between these two characters. They are both from different worlds but thrown together when Lyric as the Deputy Mayor has to try and get Royal and his biker brothers to sign paperwork to support the city that will help her father get reelected. Their attraction is hot and the sex scenes are awesome my only criticism really was the nickname Royal gives Lyric of "Pint size" started to get on my nerves a little after reading it so many times throughout the story. I liked the story enough to want to read the next book in this series and will be looking out for it to be released in the near future.
ARC given by author and Netgalley for honest review. First off I LOVE this author!! AND I love MC Books.. They are my downfall… OK I LOVED ROYAL!!!! He is who he is and he doesn't make any excuses.. He knows almost right away when he inserts foot in mouth.. Lyric.. she is the mayors daughter and deputy mayor.. but as soon as she gets a look at our oh so yummy president.. Yup.. she wants some of that.. (who wouldn’t) .. There was something about her thought that just got to me.. I don’t know really what it was.. I can’t put my finger on it but there is something.. The hottness in this one is up there.. I am soooooo looking forward to more in this series.. Thank you again for the opportunity to read this sexy story!!
This review was a little tricky for me. As a girl who grew up around MC’s I gotta say I love Violet’s Alpha Wolves world. A lot of authors wanna go way to extreme on the love or shock factors when it comes to MC romances so Violet’s balance of bad boy president but also a man who falls for a woman he knows he shouldn’t was pure perfection to me. Royal, the newest prez of the Alpha Wolves, will do whatever he has to protect his club and his brothers and sadly he’s already done probably the most heart breaking thing he will ever have to do. Everything about Royal I loved and connected with. He is the true definition of a biker. He lives his life his way with no apologies. From the moment he meets Lyric she intrigues him and even though he doesn’t understand or act on it immediately we never had to deal with him screwing half the clubs “Leather Lovers” in order to figure out he wants her instead. Anyone who’s read my reviews know I hattteeeeee when our heroes sleep around after meeting their lady love so this one had me doing a total happy dance! As always with this author the storyline and secondary character build up is amazing and I hope that after this trilogy is done that she will do spin offs of the others. What I had a problem with was Lyric. I just couldn’t find myself connecting with her in any way, shape, or form at first. I didn’t necessarily believe who she was as a person and while I understand that she didn’t even know herself because she’s always trying to impress her father it just didn’t fall together for me. I honestly found myself constantly yelling out loud at her through my kindle (yes I looked like a crazy person don’t judge me! Lol) I wish we could have either seen her interact more with her dad, to explain their relationship and past. Or if we could have seen her really experience more with Royal and the club, if she really let loose at the club party, getting to know everyone, and really truly living and having fun I think we could have seen the struggle in her play out a lot more. Having said that by the end I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book. Without giving anything away Lyric definitely stepped up and proved me wrong in my want to strangle her little stuck up neck. If you find yourself getting a little frustrated like I was while reading Raw and Dirty STICK IT OUT!!! I am so glad I did and I cannot wait for the rest of the trilogy to be released!!!
Can't wait for the second book! Story keeps you engaged. Love all the dirty parts, great written scenes.
Great read! Main characters and supporting characters were well developed. The attraction between Royal and Lyric jumps off the page. The only downside to the book was its ending. Spoiler-alert, this books ends on a cliff-hanger. I am definitely looking forward to the continued series!
Royal was president of the Alpha Wolves MC . Lyric was the mayor’s daughter and she herself was the deputy mayor. Which basically did what her father didn’t really want to deal with. Her mission was to get Royal to sign the proposals that were written up. Although Lyric had lost control and had sex with Royal. All Lyric’s dad Philip really cares about is work, parties, or what the neighbors think. Lyric long ago accepted that about her father. Lyric’s brother sully stopped at her house and let her know that he as well as her dad knew she had called Brent who was an FBI agent. Lyric can’t really seem to stay away from Royal once she slept with him. The story and plot was predictable for the most part. But somehow that didn’t really matter The characters were good although did not really like Lyric. She was one thing during the day and totally different at night . But Royal was really the star of this story. Royal didn't try to be anything other than what he was. The other thing I had a little bit of a problem with how he treated Lyric at times.I do recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
Raw and dirty is excellent start in new MC series. I loved the writing style and the plot was interesting unexpectedly with a few of twists. I loved Royal and his sexy British accent. He was the real alfa male I liked his character his devotion to club his reasonable mind. That he was not just some ruthless heartless biker but man with conscious and heart. I did not like Lyric in particular she was for me opportunistic a girl who wanted very different life. So if you want to become a senator you do not make decision she had because it all landed to dirty hot sex with biker. And believe me in election all dirt sooner or later comes out. But I did like her attitude, she did not let Royal treat her like shit. And I liked that she fought for her live even she ran from all options. And what I liked for her that she was aware that she made a mistake was really sorry and wanted Royal even he was at first not in her future plans. There is violence and there is a lot of dirty sex with bad boy. Book for everyone who like a great MC story! Recommended! *ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
I really enjoyed this book! I didn’t know Violet Blaze, but I can say right know that I’ll follow her books. What I liked about RAW AND DIRTY: First of all, the first look we get: the cover. We know this will not be about a Charming Prince and a prude Damsel in distress I loved the writing: The plot is great, I liked the way the characters’ background is set. There is a lot of sex and humor… and underneath, true love. The characters are consistent, and the sequence of events is good. What I enjoyed “a little less”: - Yes, I get that Lyric was too strict, getting out of her comfort zone and becoming more “carefree” is great, thanks Royal… but having SEVERAL TIMES sexual encounters without protection is nearly irresponsible (but we can think a pregnancy could be another storyline for next book, maybe?) - The books really don’t end the war clans plot, but again this will maybe ended in next book?), so this is quite a cliffhanger maybe? My feeling when I get to the last page was “I’m absolutely waiting for the next book to come out!!” I really think Marketing is well handed with this book: - The cover - The teasers at the end: After enjoying “Raw and Dirty”, having (not one but) TWO teasers of “Biker Rock star Billionaire COE Alpha” and “Stepbrother Thief” left me looking for more. This was definitely the cherry on the cake, thank you for sharing it! All in all: I am definitely looking for Book 2 and for others books of Violet Blaze.
This story is interesting and sexy. It is well-written, and the characters seem to have real personalities that remain genuine throughout the novel. It is a good set-up for the series, and readers looking for a hot, romantic story will be excited for the next book. *This honest review was written in exchange for a free ARC copy of the novel.*
I enjoyed this book, the story was good and I am sure these brotherhood gangs play things out as exactly as described. The story was believable and I'd definitely recommend it. Looking forward to book two.
HOLY TEA AND CRUMPETS, I just absolutely loved this book!!!!! I seriously could not put this book down for the life of me. I was a bit hesitant to read it because I have been getting a bit bored with MC novels but Violet Blaze literally blew this one right out of the water. I don't even know where to begin to be honest, there are just so many things I enjoyed about this book. I have never read a book by Violet Blaze so I was very pleased with her writing. I loved how she brought Royal and Lyric to life and I liked the off-the-charts chemistry they shared. Lyric is one of my all time favorite leading ladies now and I absolutely loved Royal's pursuit of Lyric and pretty much everything about him as well. I also thought it was an interesting twist that he was British, which added a great little quirk to the story for me and I loved the cute and funny little moments he and Lyric shared when he tried to explain some of things he said. Oh, and I literally cannot wait to read the next book in the series!!!!!
Raw and Dirty left me feeling...completely hot and bothered if I'm being honest!!! It was sexy, fun, and unique as hell. I really enjoyed reading this MC Romance because I loved the characters and the plot was really great. This story captures the attention and keeps it. I would recommend this book to just about anyone.
This was very well written and had a intriguing story line!!!
Violet Blaze gave us Raw and Dirty the story of Lyric and Royal. Royal is a flipping hot British Prez of an MC and Lyric is the mayor's daughter who is trying to work a deal between the city and the MC. While I loved Royal and his love of his dogs, Lyric not so much. Lyric just didn't appeal to me as a strong woman as she was to busy doing daddy's business. I did like the story line and will, read the next one.
Lyric is the daughter of the mayor, who happens to be up for re-election. Lyric has her own aspirations though, she wants to be a Senator. She also wants to show her father she is a capable person. To do this, she needs to basically forge a deal with the local MC. The deal? It wouldn't do anything for the MC but it would have her father looking good for re-election. Royal is the President of the Alpha Wolves MC. He, nor his crew want to have anything to do with this. They just want to be left alone to do their own thing. Then he meets Lyric. She comes to see him in a suit 30 years older than her and her hair in a bun. He is sarcastic and crass but she doesn't take it, she gives it right back and he sees the spark in her. Will these two ever meet on common ground? Lyric has two different sides to her. One side wants her father to "see her and know her" but when she meets Royal she is just captivated by him and knows she won't refuse him. One taste is not always enough! I love Lyric and her lingerie, she is too funny. Royal won't know what has hit him because it has never happened before! I have to say....this book is definitely RAW & DIRTY! In that aspect I loved it. What I didn't love...even though it didn't end on a cliffhanger the story didn't feel quite complete. You can tell there is more ahead for the characters. I really don't like this type of story and usually won't buy it. I like to see the story complete and then have the rest of the series be about other characters in the series. This story has several characters I would love to read more about......Doper, Glacier, Smokey... We did never get to see how her family would react to them so it doesn't feel complete to me. I don't want to wait for another book.....If this had been complete for me, I would have rated it 5 stars. I would like to read more about these characters but don't know if I honestly will. Thank you for the opportunity to read this book!
Royal McBride is the president of the Alpha Wolves, British born and came to America when he was a teen, he prides himself on always putting his club, his brothers first. To prove that he killed his best friend the one person who made him feel welcome in America. Royal is hot and brooding and oozes sexuality he really is a wolf with his raw animal like attraction and aggression! Lyric Rentz the good girl from the mayors office got one look at bad boy McBride and seemed to throw all her innocence out the window. By day she's the mayors daughter and Deputy Mayor and by night she's a sassy, feisty young woman who gets a thrill from playing with the President of an outlaw biker gang. Not that I blame her, Jesus, he's the kinda man you have dreams about, you know the really good ones where you don't wanna wake up! In fact I'll go as far as to say he's my new book boyfriend! Royal and Lyric have this connection from the get go and as this story develops so does their chemistry. The story was hot and action packed, full of great sex and the storyline is something good that I can't wait to see developed further throughout the rest of the series, it has a good basis and the story itself has me wanting to know more. What happened to make Landon, Royal's best friend and club VP turn on his own guys? can Lyric and Royal make something of their attraction? Will the other members be developed more? Glacier seems like someone I want to know more about and what better way than with sequels! I genuinely can't wait to read the rest of the series, I loved this book. I wanted so badly for this to be 5 stars but I just couldn't do it. The only thing that made me lower the rating was probably a bit juvenile but it really threw me off and put a funk on my reading so I couldn't let it slide as much as I wanted to. Every time Royal said "bloody f*ck" I cringed and rolled my eyes at the same time. Brits don't say "bloody f*ck" it's one or the other for us and whenever he said it my head automatically had this gif of east is east and it really bothered me because he's supposed to be a Brit living in America but that just haunted me the whole way through no other British person I've ever had a conversation with has put those two words together in a sentence. Other than that though his use of British expletives such as twat and tosser were brilliant. I loved everything else about it and look forward to reading more from Violet Blaze.
I loved this book! This was the first book I've read by this author. I really enjoyed her writing style, how smooth the flow was, and the unique storyline. It had many twists and turns that I never saw coming, but definitely kept me waiting to see what would happen next. I really liked the characters and can't wait to see more of them, some hopefully in their own books! Even though this book didn't end in a cliffhanger (thank goodness!!), there will be a second book to finish their story. This had more of a HFN type ending, which was great, but I'm just not a fan of spreading out a couples story into multiple books. That being said, I will be waiting to read the next book in this series that says it's to release in March. I highly recommend this book!
Who says royalty has to be stuffy?! This is definitely not the case for the badass President of the Alpha Wolves MC. Royal, and yes that is his name, came from England as a kid and was befriended by a boy named Landon. Landon and Royal grew up together, prospected together, and patched in together. So what could bring Royal to take his brother’s life? Lyric was the daughter of the mayor and was hoping to be on the fast track to a political career herself. As luck would have it the deputy mayor position just opened up and Lyric jumped at the chance to prove herself to her father. All she had to do was have Royal sign a “peace treaty” with the city and she would have earned her stars with her dad. She wasn’t going to make the same mistake her predecessor did and that was give in to Royal’s sexy wild ways. How could Lyric since she looked and acted the part of some prim and proper do-gooder? But did Lyric really have a wild side underneath that gray granny skirt and tight bun? Where everyone else at the club didn’t take a second look at her when she came in for her meeting with Royal to get him to sign the papers, he sensed something else under all of that. So was Royal right in his assumption and would he be able to get her to trade all of that business suit stuffiness in for some leathers or would Lyric be too scared to try anything out of her comfort zone especially with someone she is sure has done some really bad things? Even if Royal did get her to come over to “the dark side” for a bit would Lyric really risk everything for a quick romp with Royal? I really like the dynamics of Royal and Lyric and it took me in to their story long enough that I definitely would read a book 2 of Raw and Dirty just to continue on this wild ride with those two. This book was provided as an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
This first book of the Bad Boys MC Trilogy is quite a ride. Royal is the president of the Alpha Wolves MC. He is tall, dark, handsome and sexy as hell. He runs what looks to be an honest business but what goes on outside of the business is anyone's guess. He likes women and doesn't have to put any efforts in getting into their pants. Raw and Dirty as the title suggests. Lyric is the deputy mayor, trying to impress her father the mayor by securing a deal with the MC. She is prim and proper and dresses accordingly. She is fed up being overlooked by 'daddy" and comes up with a plan to gain some recognition. Is it the best plan though? She is also career driven! On Lyric's first appointment with Royal to look over the paperwork and hopefully seal the deal, she is more or less rendered speechless on setting sight on him. There is something about her that calls to Royal and he gives her the nickname of Pint Size! The meeting doesn't go quite as planned. Frustrated and determined Lyric steps outside of her comfort. This makes her even more appealing to Royal and Royal doesn't take no for an answer. The chemistry between them is off the chart. The club has been under some pressure since they have been betrayed by one of their "brothers". As the story unfolds it becomes even more apparent that unwittingly, Lyric has a part to play in the club's current problems. Royal and Lyric have this connection which makes it more or less impossible to keep away from each other. Is there a future for an MC president and a deputy mayor though? This is about loyalty, betrayal and forbidden love. It's also humorous even with the surrounding violence. There are some extremely sensual scenes. The ending is not quite what I expected but not in a bad way and I would recommend to other readers. I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I liked Raw and Dirty - wouldn't say that I loved it - and overall enjoyed both the plot and that characters. Royal, especially, is all kinds of attractive, and I really liked that Lyric was an ambitious woman with clear goals. This book has a somewhat standard MC plot, including violence, a rival gang going after the girl, etc., but it wasn't boring in its predictability. Plus, Violet Blaze's writing was really solid, smooth, and entertaining. I also really appreciated that this was an explicit MC novel, but it wasn't angsty and drawn out in the way that so many are these days. Overall, I would recommend this book, especially if you're a fan of the genre. Reviewed via NetGalley.
This book took me a while to get into. It was quickly becoming a DNF but the longer I read the more liked Royal. Despite his flaws he has attitude and swagger that I found charming. Lyric seemed a flighty do-gooder but deep down she was a bad girl waiting to break free. It took a bit for me to warm up to her but I liked her by the end . The storyline and the MC club were a bit weak but by the end I was looking forward to reading more about this couple. While the author leaves us with a happy for now ending this book is part of a series. I'm hoping that the continuation starts strong gives the reader an enjoyable part 2.
I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review through Netgalley. First off I love the names of these characters. Royal and Lyric very unique. Royal is the youngest president for a reason. He does whatever is necessary to protect his club and makes no apologies for his actions. If he sees something he wants he goes after it. Women flock to him and he doesn't turn them away. A pretty little deputy mayor though has more spunk and fire than he usually sees in women. She isn't falling at his feet. Lyric is trying to propel her political career by hard work and the right connections. Contrary to popular belief however she did not get her job because her father is the mayor. When he wants to make a deal with the MC he sends her to get the contract signed. Royal has an effect that she did not anticipate but she is determined to not fall into his bed. These two have a powerful connection. An MC president and a deputy mayor however definitely doesn't sound like a smart plan. Good thing know one is calling them smart. This story takes several unexpected turns and the cliffhanger left me wanting more.I can't wait for the next book.
copy received through Netgalley for honest review 3.5 stars the story of British MC president Royal and Lyric, the mayor's daughter is your classic bad boy vs good girl. the story takes place over a couple of days. A lot happens in those few days. There is the usual MC violence,intrigue and sex. It is not as gritty as some other MC books. There is plenty of action and you even has the rival MC getting a little action in. The story is full of twists and you are left with questions. The ending is not classified as a true cliffhanger but you are kind of left hanging. The main characters has an understanding but there is more coming in the next book. I liked both characters. Lyric is a strong female character but she is a little bit of a pushover when it comes to Royal. She is easily distracted by him. Royal feels the same way, he tries hard to keep Lyric safe. The mystery is a good set up to get you ready to read more. How will Royal and Lyric be able to continue a relationship. What happens with the rival MC? There is a lot to look forward to.