Epic time travelling Motorcycle Club devilish romance

Laurent and the Beast (Kings of Hell MC, #1)Laurent and the Beast by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Full review to come when I’m at my desk.

Right, I’m at my desk now so I can properly give this review the attention it deserves. You know what I love most about reading? It’s that sometimes you find a book with a subject that you didn’t even know, until you read it, that you’d needed to have in your life.

This book is one of those. Ask me if I wanted to read about a time travelling book clerk hooking up with a scarred and tattooed motorcycle club bad boy to fight against a devilish (yes the actual Devil) plot and I’d have been “what the hell are you smoking mate?”

So it should come as a surprise to discover that not only did I want to read this book, I needed to read this book, to the extent that it kept me up until 3am this morning because I had to finish it and I physically could not force myself to put it down.

I’m not going to spoil it for anyone going into the book blind, nor am I going to rehash the plot, all I’m going to say is that people should read this book for one reason, and one reason alone – because it’s a thrill of a ride.

This book pushes the boundaries of what’s expected in an MM romance novel, adding in the spice of an air of mystery and magic, building up the sexual tension (the first full sex scene doesn’t happen until almost the 80% mark and then it’s virgin sex so even more hot and erotic!).

Wonderfully contrasting the two disparate settings of a character from 1805 and one from 2017 without ever making it feel like a fantasy novel, the story weaves its way into a complex and detailed relationship between two uniquely identified MCs. Both Laurent and Beast are fully fleshed out, their fears and hopes fit their characters and their relationship grows at a realistic and believable pace.

There are a few odd grammatical tenses which occur at times – the use of has instead of had threw me a couple of times but not enough to spoil my enjoyment of the read. Kat and Agnes have again exercised their incredible imaginations and brought to life a world which is our own but with just a hint of “Through the Looking Glass” about it to add the element of “what if this were real?”

#ARC provided by the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Possibly the best one yet

His Favorite Color Is Blood: Coffin Nails MC (Sex & Mayhem, #8)His Favorite Color Is Blood: Coffin Nails MC by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is an adrenaline rush through some of the more horrific parts of life – the darkness which unfortunately exists to fuel sick and twisted desires.
Misha was kidnapped and forced into a life of horror when he was only 17 and has been in a living Hell for five years.

Grim is the Coffin Nails assassin, a Nomad who carries out the jobs the various chapters of the motorcycle club want doing when there’s trash needs cleaning out. He’s hard and powerful, dangerous, gay. And he hates homophobes.

Grim also has an unusual fetish, he’s an amputee devotee, he finds people with missing limbs fascinating and when he inadvertently rescues Misha during a Louisiana chapter raid on traffickers, he finds his own little broken bird.

This book is as brutal as all the others in the series but, bizarrely, it also has some of the most tender and loving moments. I’ve been waiting for Grim’s story since he was first introduced and it didn’t disappoint.

I loved this book, I loved how Misha slowly learnt to trust in Grim, that he loved him and not just his broken limbs, and how Grim realised that it was more than just his stumps that made Misha perfect for him.

But it’s not for everyone. It has some truly horrific moments, the subject matter it deals with is beyond revolting to even think about and the knowledge this world is real makes my stomach turn.

These are not hearts and flowers romances but they are love stories and these two authors are masters of their craft.

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A sweet! yes I said sweet, Sex & Mayhem story

Heart Ripper: Coffin Nails MC (Sex & Mayhem, #9)Heart Ripper: Coffin Nails MC by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well this one was a change from the others, vastly less violent but still with its moments but with a much sweeter tone and actually some flowers!

There’s still the stupidly hot bikers, the sex in this one is quite kinky as virginal David discovers he’s actually quite a dirty boy in bed, in the bathroom, round the back of the clubhouse and a multitude of other places.

I liked having a non white MC as well. Raja was Indian but it was just one aspect of him, it wasn’t made a big deal out of. There was also a lot less trauma in this story too and a little bit of romance.

It had humour too, although it might just be me but the more I read snippets of Tooth and Lucky, the more I wonder if they’ve had a lobotomy as they don’t resemble the people they were in their own book. Lucky comes over as a stirring bitch and Tooth as an upright prude but neither of them were like that in their romance. Ah well.

Overall I’ve given it one star less as it seemed a bit more disconnected from the motorcycle club plotlines but it was still a great read.

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All the stars, every one of those troubled biker stars for this book

One Step Too Close: Coffin Nails MC Louisiana (Sex & Mayhem, #6)One Step Too Close: Coffin Nails MC Louisiana by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So, I’ve been after wanting Jed and Ryder’s story ever since they guest starred in Chokehold where they ran into Dom and Seth so this book was a welcome read.

What I wasn’t expecting though, was that these boys would be fighting Tooth and Luci to he my favourite MC boys. This book was so good, Jed struggling to keep his sexuality a secret, his love for his step brother crippling him and sending him off the rails.
The scene at the bridge with his Honda and the kettlebells almost broke me, I just wanted to scoop him up and wrap him in cotton wool.

But Ryder, oh I fell for Ryder big time. The older brother, the responsible one, the one with the steady girlfriend but missing something undefined in his life but which he thought might just be Jed.
The guilt over his feeling for Jed, his knowledge that it would be something they couldn’t come back from if it went wrong.

On top of that we get the sub plot with Dana – bitch woman from Hell – and the Columbian Toro, visiting the Coffin Nails to buy arms and it going horribly wrong.
It was interesting seeing the other side of the operation and how Dana lost her finger. This one’s not quite so violent as the others have been but it’s top of the tree for the sex.

Lord the Sex!! When these two finally give in there aren’t enough words to describe the emotions pouring off the page. It’s Kindle, and pants, meltingly hot, just perfect. It’s also done realistically, no instant penetration on the first go here, it hurts Jed when Ryder tops him and we get to read about them finding their way together through that.
And it only improves as these boys discover just how good they can be when they give in to their love for each other.

Now Ele, in her review, had worried me when she mentioned the HEA as being perfect for them and the appropriate option and my brain had me going all over the place wondering what it might be.
But I shouldn’t have worried, she was right. Jed and Ryder do get to ride into their own version of happiness and its awesome.

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Cute little short catching up with Jack and Loki

Loki's New Job: Coffin Nails MC California (Sex & Mayhem, #5.1)Loki’s New Job: Coffin Nails MC California by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Loki gets jealous over Jack being away on business all the time, follows him, discovers he’s not having an affair, they have some hot dressing room sex and then Loki gets a job.

Sweet little catch up with the most dysfunction couple yet 🙂

Only 3 stars simply because of length, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Woah this is all ends up messed up but still an adrenaline rush

Red Hot: Coffin Nails MC California (Sex & Mayhem #5)Red Hot: Coffin Nails MC California by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Where to begin with this one. It’s a love story but it sure as Hell ain’t no romance.

This one is the most messed up so far out of all the Sex and Mayhem series I’ve read and at times its difficult to keep going with the thought of what might happen next.

But, ultimately it is about love, it’s about desperation, self awareness, stalking, screwing, brotherhood, companionship, compromise, violence, eroticism, kink and cravings.

It’s dark and brooding, it’s the book that hangs out on the street corner after dark waiting to jump someone. It’s hard as the proverbial nails.

But Red Jack and Loki are also loving, in their own twisted ways, and they just work together. Not every love story resembles a Disney fantasy and who am I to question their passion?!

I love how these two authors twist the boundaries of what constitutes a love story and in this they’ve got it right on the money again.

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Not quite as much mayhem for this pair

No Matter What: Coffin Nails MC (Sex & Mayhem, #4)No Matter What: Coffin Nails MC by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This one’s an odd one out in the series so far as it has an almost sweet note to it. I say almost because hey, this is a book about bikers and their violent ways, but Ghost and Luca are much more gentle characters.

There’s an interesting cameo from Guns ‘n Boys big nasty Frederico Villani in this one too which adds a bit of background to what’s been going on with Dom and Seth in that series.

You could still read this book if you haven’t read G&B though as the story is self contained. Tooth and Luci, now going by Lucky, are in this one a bit too but, again, not enough that you’d need to have read their story.

I didn’t like this one as much as the previous but it’s still a seriously good headrush through the world of the Coffin Nails.
Now, when do we get Grim’s story?!

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