Chiah Wilder-Smokey’s Distraction

This is the 15th book in the Insurgent’s MC series. While the books are connected, and have a loose ongoing story, you can read the books as standalones. You don’t really miss much if you haven’t read the other 14 books before you read Smokey’s Distraction. Of course, I’m not going to discourage anyone from reading any book, and this is a series that I do enjoy.

So, we have Ashley. She’s a marketing expert and is very good at her job. She’s basically married to her job and she really wants to make partner at the firm she’s working with. She gets a call to let her know that her former boss is out of jail. Which wouldn’t normally be a problem, but she helped put his theiving ass in jail, and he swore that he would get her. When her current boss asks her to go to a different town to work on a marketing plan for a friend of his, she initially wasn’t going to go, until she looked out the window and saw someone staring at her office. She’s all for leaving then, and off she goes.

Smokey walks into a bar to hear a localish band and he sees a beautiful woman who tells him her name is Marie. He’s a huge player, and tries coming on to her, but she keeps turning him down, no matter what he does. He even walks her out to her car, and she turns him down. Again. So, imagine his surprise when he turns up at his construction company to meet with the all business, no nonsense expert his friend sent him and it’s “Marie”, who turns out to be Ashley. He is excited to meet her again, and he really wants to get to know her better, but she is trying to keep it all business.

I think that Ashley is smart, but I think that she has a bit of a small naive streak. Or maybe it’s just that I have a huge cyincal streak. I just think that she seemed surprised by some things that I wouldn’t have been. I also think that she’s really jumpy, which I think is an appropriate behavior under all circumstances. I do wonder how much she thought that Smokey’s attraction to her was just because she said no. It would’ve been a through that went through my head.

Smokey is an OK guy. He is a horn dog, but I never hold that against anyone, I don’t slut shame anyone. As long as it’s consensual, go forth and fuck. But, I can see why Ashley doesn’t want to immediately get involved with him, because, well, player. Her first glimpse of him he’s with other women, so that really colors her initial view of him. I do think that he coddles his brother overly much. I get feeling guilty and responsible for a younger sib, but at some point, you have to let them fall on their face on their own. Maybe it’s that I am older than Smokey’s character and I’ve been around the block a few more times and I’ve got a different perspective.

I do think that the brother storyline wasn’t really necessary, and I wouldn’t have really missed it if it were gone.

No spoilers today. Go check it out!

Chiah Wilder-Animal’s Reformation

Animal’s Reformation is the latest in Chiah’s Insurgent MC series. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read in this series so far. Overall, I enjoyed this one too.

So, Animal is a member of the Insurgents. He spends his time wenching, drinking, and riding. He has a daughter, but her mother moved away and has really kept them apart. Until the day she shows up, tells Animal that she’s done her part and her new man wants no part of her accident, and drops Lucy off with him. Of course, Animal hasn’t seen his daughter since she was a baby, and that was several years ago. He has no clue what to do, except he knows that he needs to have a house for her.

Olivia has sworn off men after walking into her boyfriend’s apartment to find some stranger bouncing on his dick and him planning a surprise 3 way with this lady. She’s especially sworn off sexy bikers. She knows way too much about bikers, since her father and brother were in a 1% MC. So when her new house is right next door to a sexy biker’s house, she does everything she can to keep their relationship on a superficial level. She wants someone nice and boring.

I overall liked Olivia. She’s pretty fierce when it comes to making sure her students get what they need, and she’s not afraid to go to bat for them. I think that she also pretty much knows what she wants, even if she doesn’t always want to listen to herself about it. I think her trying to swear off men for a little while is a good idea. I think that break in between her latest dick and Animal was good for her. She got to do stuff for herself, like buying her own home.

I think that Animal was a good dad, even before Lucy came to live with him. I mean, he sent presents, money, tried to talk to her, and tried to build a relationship with Lucy. He wasn’t all that successful, but that’s not because he didn’t try, it’s because her mother blocked all his efforts. I didn’t like her at all. He really tried really hard to build up a relationship with Lucy after she moved in with him, and that couldn’t have been easy at all. I think that Lucy was just running on anger, and I have to wonder exactly what her mother told her.

Like I said, I did overall enjoy the book. With that said, I thought that there were some places where it was a little slow. I also thought that there were a couple of little subplots that could have been lost without losing anything from the book. But, there’s still a lot of suspense, action, and passion in the story that it made up for it. Of course, as always, this is just my opinion, and your mileage may vary, but you’re here for my opinion, right?

 

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I thought that Chiah did really well at keeping everyone guessing as to who the bad guy was. I had no clue, and there were enough false leads put in there that it was tricksy.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!

Chiah Wilder-Wheelie’s Challenge

Chiah Wilder is a new author to me. One of the things I’ve loved about being a being a blogger is the fact that I get the chance to see a lot of new authors come across my Kindle. It’s an honor and a privilege for me to be able to read their books and for me to share them with you. So today I’m sharing Wheelie’s Challenge from Chiah with you. And can I just say how awesome the name Chiah is?

So, this is a MC book. I think bikers are pretty much the ultimate bad boys. They live by no one’s rules but their own and they have no problems with showing that and telling everyone that. It’s not easy for a biker to hide who he is, like it can be for the mafia guys or other alpha types. I think they are just more in your face that other bad boys are, which can make MC books much more interesting to read. One of the big rules that MCs have is you don’t betray a brother. Period. If you do, then you can end up in trouble. But…

So, today’s book. We start out with a woman being killed by her abusice husband. This may not seem like it’s a big deal, but it really is. There are a lot of things that are about to happen becaue of it. Ten years later, we get to see Sophia and Wheelie. Wheelis is a member of the Insurgents MC. Sophia is not his ol’ lady, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her or her from wanting him. That would normally wouldn’t be a huge problem, but the fact that her husband Tigger is one of his brothers makes it a problem. You just don’t fuck a brother’s lady.

Sophia is stuck in a terrible marriage. Tigger is an abusive fuck. Sophia walks on eggshells around him so that he doesn’t get angry and doesn’t hurt her any more than he already has. Because the Prez and the VP know what’s going on, they have made it mandatory that she shows up at certain events. They think that Tigger is getting it under control, and you just don’t interfer in a brother’s relationship unless there’s a really good reason.

Meanwhile, in another part of the country, Russ Elmore is getting out of prison. He was put there nearly 10 years ago for killing his wife, Kendra who just happens to be Wheelie’s sister. Wheelie has pledged to kill him, but Russ is going to do what he can to make sure that he gets there first.

There’s a whole lot that happens in this book. There’s revenge, love, hate, violence, and justice. Overall, I liked the book and the characters. I think that I disliked each of them at some point in time or another, but that’s the way it goes. It makes books more enjoyable when you have some kind of emotion because of the characters. I do wish certain people had done things sooner than they did, but they finally did. But, I do think that there were also some other motivations behind what they did, but since things finally happened, I won’t complain.

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OMG, Russ is a nasty piece of work. Tigger didn’t die soon enough or hard enough.

I got mad at Wheelie when things were discovered, but I can understand why he needed a minute to figure out stuff, because dayum, that was a heavy load to handle. I wish that Sofia hadn’t trusted Russ though because it made it easy for her to doubt herself.

OK, go check this one out. Happy reading!