Misty has given us another RBMC book with Birdie’s Biker. This one takes place in Reno. And it’s almost all the Reno chapter, except for one brief appearance from the Tonopah chapter, who we have seen before.
So, we have Bridgette. She has just turned 18. Her daddy is rich, and she is definitely her daddy’s girl. She has friends, or more realistically, frenemies. They hang out with each other, but they constantly try to score off each other, and not in a fun way. She’s been raised to be pretty, and not much else. She doesn’t like it though. Bridgette just isn’t happy-ish. But she really doesn’t know what to do to change things. One night, she’s woken from her sleep by a noise. She isn’t sure what the noise is, so she goes to find out what’s going on. It turns out that there are some bad guys in her house. One of them has killed her bodyguard, and now they are in talking to her dad. She eavesdrops until she finds out that they might want to hurt her, then she runs into the backyard. She hides there until she hears a shot, then she runs and hides in a pool house with her dog. Eventually, she comes back into the house and discovers that her father has been shot, but he’s still bearly alive.
Then we have the Prez of the Reno chapter, Loki. His chapter takes on a lot of killings for hire. And Bridgette’s dad has a job for him. He doesn’t want Loki and the boys to kill someone, what he does want is for them to get something back that was stolen from him. And, oh yeah, watch his nubile 18 year old daughter too. Daddy will pay them more if they do that as well as get back the vial that was stolen from him, and they can kill whoever. Loki decides that he’ll take the whole job, but when he sees Bridgette, a switch is flipped in his head. All he sees is a spoiled rotten, entitled, little rich girl, and he wants to take her down a notch, so he does.
Now, here’s the think. Bridgette, AKA Birdie, is kind of a spoiled little rich girl. She’s never really had the opportunity or reason to become anything other than that. She is young. She has time to get past that. She’s also a lot stronger than people give her credit for, including, I suspect, herself. But she learns a lot about herself while Loki keeps her captive. And she does some real growing up in just a couple of days. Birdie had been kept very insulated, so even normal life would’ve been a huge shock to her system, let alone moving into an MC. I am impressed by Bridgette and her resilience and strength, and just the inner well of guts that she has.
Then we have Loki. He’s an asshole. He’s an asshole when he’s nice. He’s a bigger asshole when he’s not nice. He’s also very happy to be an asshole. There is some growth and change in him, but not a whole lot, really. I don’t particularly care for him most of the time. I don’t dislike him, I just don’t care for him. I don’t mind a character who is an asshole most of the time, but he goes out of his way to be an asshole, for really no reason sometimes.
I do like a lot of the brothers in the chapter, especially Roch. I wouldn’t mind seeing their stories.
No spoilers today. I will say this, it is very intense at times, and there are some pretty dark points to it. OK, go check it out. Happy reading!