Some people think my boyfriend, Smoke, is a total biker psycho, a natural born killer who will destroy anyone who threatens what he considers his. They wouldn’t be wrong, but he’s so much more than that. He’s my dark salvation, my beloved fallen angel who is trying with all of his wicked heart to save me from what seems like an entire world bent on either killing me or a fate worse than death.
We’re headed to the Denver, Colorado chapter of the Iron Horse MC, chasing after my narcissistic, junkie mother who decided to steal from some very bad men leaving her two daughters behind to pay the price for her betrayal. My twin sister, Sarah, old lady to the Iron Horse MC president, is looking for my mother as well, but Sarah’s gone rogue and has no one to guard her back which worries me deeply. To further complicate matters, there are traitors in the Iron Horse MC who are working with my mother, not only helping her to escape but also informing my enemies of my every move.
The odds are stacked against me, but I will do whatever is necessary to protect those I love, and with Smoke at my side, I just might make it out of this mess alive.
Swan comes from quite an unusual background to say the least but when her mother stole from some very dangerous people it completely and totally changed Swan's life. Not only was she mistakenly kidnapped but she found herself being rescued by Smoke, a seriously badass biker, but somehow he doesn't scare Swan. In fact, to Swan that huge rough around the edges male feels like home! So now they are trying to explore what's between them but Swan's sister is missing and it looks like she's trying to track down their no good mother. A lead sees Swan and Smoke traveling to Denver to question Smoke's fellow bikers but not everyone is pleased to see Swan and it looks as if treachery is afoot! Can Smoke keep the woman he sees as forever his safe? Or will this journey see them taking one ride too far?
I’m not always sure, if honest, that the characters in these books are completely sane and you know what, I don't even care as I adore their over the top interactions! Swan comes from the most dysfunctional family and yet there's so much love and emotion there. At times I want to shake Swan and then she does something that has me wanting to hug her! Yes she is a very complex heroine but that's the beauty of her. She isn’t always right, she makes bad decisions, but her heart is always in the right place and trust me she's a tough nut to crack! Her weakness though is her love for her family and as Smoke feels like home to her, it makes for interesting conversations or should I say confrontations?
Smoke, oh boy, is that man well and truly hooked! No one is going to come between him and his lady but he has a habit of both doing and saying the wrong things! To say they are both on a learning curve is to put it mildly but they are both new to this relationship and Smoke's naturally dominant personality sure does cause one or two misunderstandings. Not to mention that the biker mentality and position of women in their world is something that Swan is still coming to terms with. Then of course there's a fabulous story arc that's just growing in intensity and in this book the action is so intense with a twisting plot that blew me away.
Fans of Ms Mayburn's work will particularly enjoy seeing cameo appearances from heroes of her other books and that leads me nicely on to the romance aspect of Exquisite Danger. I did mention that Smoke is quite a dominant personality and that translates into the bedroom as well, so expect very sexy shenanigans. This works well as a stand-alone but to do it justice, I'd recommend reading these books in order.
**I was lucky to receive a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and I thoroughly enjoyed it**