Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review: Running Wild (Havoc) by SE Jakes - 5 Stars

Running Wild (A Havoc Novel) 
5 Stars


The Blurb:

Embrace the danger.

Sean Rush is an adrenaline junkie. That’s why he was in the Army, why he steals and races classic muscle cars . . . and why he can’t stay away from bad boy Ryker, a Havoc Motorcycle Club lieutenant. Fortunately, Ryker can’t seem to stay away from Sean—he’s spent the last eight months breaking into Sean’s apartment and stealing into his bed, leaving Sean physically satisfied but increasingly restless.

Sean has always avoided relationships. He likes to come and go without being controlled. And Ryker is possibly the most controlling man he’s ever known. Still, he finds that he wants more from Ryker than their silent nighttime encounters.

Then one of Sean’s thefts goes bad, and Ryker’s protective instincts kick into overdrive. He takes Sean to the Havoc compound, determined to keep him safe. But Sean’s past threatens the safety of Havoc—and everything Ryker holds dear. Worse, Ryker’s hiding secrets of his own. Soon it’s obvious that the adrenaline rush can’t keep them together anymore. But maybe love can.

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This title is part of the Havoc universe

Available for purchase at:
Riptide Publishing


If you’re already a Jakes fan then you’re going to love this one. It’s just more of everything that Jakes delivers.

If you’re new to SE Jakes, climb on the bitch seat ‘cus this one’s gonna own you.
I didn’t know. I mean I just expected a straightforward MC story. I should’ve known it’d be so much more. SE Jakes has been taking her writing to the next level for a while now and her latest work is involved, complex and thrilling. Add in the broken, bent, hurting and sexy-as-all-hell men, a hint of the paranormal and well, you have an SE Jakes book. Just the way a new series should start.

My cock had zero problems with memory, though. Like a heat-seeking missile . . .
Sean Rush (Rush) - Mouthy, bratty, wiseassed, horny, pretty and pretty tough. He’s got miles to ride before he figures things out, but hey, what a thrill it is to ride along.
Conventional wisdom stated that the bottom was the one in control. Whoever made that shit up hadn’t been fucked by Ryker. Because I was on top, riding him, setting the pace and the only one orchestrating this thing? The dark-haired, dark-eyed man who undid me with a look, never mind his cock.
Ryker - Jeezus, yes please! I’ll take two. Ryker is a man of very few words, but he has no trouble driving his point home. Not that Sean doesn’t challenge him every step of the way.

Gotta-have-more-right-NOW-side-characters - Noah, Linc, Casey, Sweet, Greta and others that have to be redacted…because reasons.

I didn’t need to be rational when a hot, tattooed biker was breaking in to my place and fucking me senseless.
Sean Rush, a bad-boy car thief is fighting his wild side, but he’s seduced by trouble with every move he makes. Speaking of seduced? Meet Ryker. Holy hell. The sexy, biker-man-of-mystery has been sliding into Sean’s bed for months, but does he have ulterior motives? Or is it just sex. Sean’s happy with the easy hookup, he’s used to them, so why does he want more? Or does he?

When Sean’s best friend gets into deeper than he can handle with a car theft ring Sean doesn’t hesitate to help, but this just sets up a tangled web of fubar that slowly unravels throughout the story. I thought I knew things, then I didn’t. There’s doubt and insecurity and PTSD and a whole Havoc MC compound to conquer. But mostly it’s about Sean Rush learning to love, to be loved and to just melt under Ryker’s very, very capable hands.

Another vision flashed in front of me—that cherry-red Ferrari, me helpless and spread across the hood, and Ryker fucking the hell out of me. Holding my hips as he filled me. Like he was claiming me, punishing me . . . for stealing, for racing, for talking to the other guys while he was there.
If this book was just about the hot, steamy, gorgeous sexy scenes that’d probably be enough with the way that SE write’s ‘em. But there so much more. She successfully sets up the series with this first book in a way that makes the reader want to know more about life inside Havoc and the men that are, or are to become, involved.

In this semi-contained world, Havoc is facing challenges and I, for one, can’t wait to get even more involved. There’s mystery, spy games, intrigue and something a little spooky going on here and that just makes it all the more thrilling.
Stealing was freedom. Being forced to steal, not so much.

Stop back on July 8th for the Running Wild Virtual Book Tour

Available for purchase at:
Riptide Publishing

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  I would like to thank Riptide Publishing for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest review. 

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