by: J.C. Valentine
Spartan Riders #1
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid.
Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.
Sensing movement, Gabby opened her eyes and found herself staring at a wall of male chest. Leather creaked as Blake drew even closer, closing out what little space was left between them. Body heat licked her breasts sending goosebumps scattering down her arms and across her chest that teased her nipples into stiff, sensitive points.
When he leaned down, placing his face so close to hers she could practically taste the beer on his breath, Gabby shivered. It became painfully clear that the time for fighting this attraction had come to an end. The sheer torture of trying to resist was something she could no longer abide, and so Gabby gave in.
“You want something, teach?”
The low rumble of his voice reached down deep, sending a flood of heat rushing between her thighs. “I—”
“Because the way you’ve been watching me all night tells me you see something you like. Or maybe it’s not so much a like as it is a need,” he growled, one hand reaching up to curl a lock of her hair around his finger.
The way she bloomed for him told her that he was right. He was beautiful, he was edgy, and in the rare moments that he opened his mouth to speak, he was devastating.
She needed him in the worst way. To ease the growing ache inside of her. To temper the need she’d felt from the moment she laid eyes on him. But she didn’t know him. And what she knew of him, she didn’t necessarily like.
“I don’t know if I…like you,” she whispered into the narrow space dividing them.
Bending farther down, the rough hairs dusting Blake’s jaw scratched deliciously against her cheek as he placed his lips beside her ear and whispered back, “I don’t know if I like you either, teach.” She felt the heavy weight of his hand curl around her hip and give her a possessive tug, pressing them together, chest to chest. “Is that a problem for you?”
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
J.C. Valentine is back and this time she’s exploring the MC world.
In GRIT, Gabby Morgan is finally leaving behind the terrors of her past and beginning her dream job as a kindergarten teacher. The last thing Gabby expects when she starts her job is to find herself attracted to one of her student’s fathers — especially a badass biker. Blake Mahone is everything Gabby has decided to stay away from. She can’t risk her heart or her life by falling for someone who is involved in something so dangerous.
Blake decided a long time ago he wasn’t going to give his heart to another woman, especially one as stuck up as Gabby Morgan. He may have to make nice with her for his kid’s sake, but that’s it. Or it was until finds himself unable to stay away from her. The prim and proper teacher has Blake all worked up and he’s can’t help but do something about it.
Soon, Blake’s determined to make Gabby his. But as soon as he gets close enough to convince her, Gabby’s past is back with a vengeance.
GRIT was an intense, sexy ride. Gabby and Blake’s chemistry was HOT. I loved the way they fought falling for each other as much as when they let go and acted on their attraction. It wasn’t all heat, though. Blake’s son Ash’s relationship with Gabby added a sweetness to story. He was so darn cute.
Another thing I enjoyed about this story was the suspense aspect of it. It wouldn’t have been an MC romance without a little drama. Gabby’s past didn’t exactly surprise me, but it made for an interesting twist and cool ending.
GRIT was a lot of fun to read. Fans of MC romances will swoon for J.C. Valentine’s GRIT.
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ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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