RELEASE DAY: Dec 15
Young love is always perfect. Until it’s not.
Cheyenne Grady is a total daddy’s girl to her bad-ass father, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club. She’s funny, and kind, and she just wants that deep, earth-shattering love like her dad has with her school secretary, Holly. But Cheyenne’s been looking in the wrong direction, because the only good that can come from the way she looks at Jeremy Whelan is a lesson in heartbreak.
Jeremy always wanted to prospect for the Forsaken Motorcycle Club and wear the same patch as his father. When a life-long dream becomes reality, Jeremy realizes that the outlaw lifestyle is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it easy on relationships. He wants to be a good man, but temptation is everywhere.
Cheyenne is beautiful, and strong, and exactly what Jeremy could have forever. As long as he doesn’t screw it up.
Love is never more powerful than the first time.
Crush is the 4th book in the Bayonet series, and I love how the author is going about this series and leading up to the final show down with the Mancuso’s. This story is detailed. The author gives readers a count down or a timeline if you will to the take down of the Italian mob, the Mancuso’s, as well as their hunt for Alex and her brother. I enjoyed this story a lot more because not only is it about club drama but it’s also about an innocent crush that turns into a full blown love affair. Crush’s story is about Jeremy and Cheyenee. Both whom have been raised around the Forsaken MC and are familiar with the going on’s of the club.
We first met Jeremy in the 2nd book. He’s Nicole’s little brother. Jeremy has always wanted to have a bike of his own and prospect for the Forsaken MC’s. The MC life is all he has known. He knows he is not good at school and the only way to get ahead in life is to wear the patch of the Forsaken. Jeremy wants to be a part of a family, the brotherhood, to feel belonged too, a place where he is accepted. The author lets people see the inner battle Jeremy goes through while he is prospecting for the MC, the things he must do, the many hang-around’s and Lost girls, as well as the time and sacrifice he must put in. He is asked to watch over Cheyenne, the girl he has crushed on over the years. Little does he know his choice in life will not only lead him directly to Cheyenne but also might be their end.
Cheyenne is the daughter of the Forsaken’s Sargent-at-Arms. She is sheltered from a lot of the club life and is treated like a princess. She is popular at school and dates the jocks or popular boys. She is always protected and has someone form the club watching out for her, but the one boy she crushes on doesn’t seem to be interested in her. Cheyenne is inexperienced and doesn’t understand how things are for Jeremy.
Jeremy and Cheyenne eventually go out on their first date and it only ends in catastrophe. Where the two just go their own ways. Cheyenne makes the mistake of running to her daddy when things go wrong. She also starts texting and having somewhat of a relationship with another biker, Daniel. IF you know anything about this MC, that is a big no-no. This upsets Jeremy and he does not want to be a part of it. Things are hard for him. Prospecting for an MC is hard. You can’t show weakness and you have to constantly drop what you are doing when the club asks something from you. On his 18th birthday the club decides to throw him a birthday party and they give him a “Lost Girl” as a gift. Cheyenne is not supposed to go to these events but when she sneaks into the club and witnesses Jeremy with the lost girl she seeks comfort in Daniel. Only to witness Daniel in the same act. Cheyenne is hurt, angry and wants nothing to do with bikers. I found myself mad at both characters in this story at times. They made several mistakes during times because of the age. They came across as immature at times and I just wanted to shake them. There is no denying the two are meant for each other but Cheyenne’s father and the club will be a major factor in their future. Things are strained for the couple and when they finally hash things outs, Cheyenne’s life is put in danger. Jeremy needs to make a decision either his cut or Cheyenne’s safety. Will Jeremy let Cheyenne go to ensure her safety and his status in the club? Will the Mancuso’s destroy the club and finally take Alex and Michael? The final days of the Mancuso Family are coming to an end and the Forsaken MC is faced with more danger and violence. Who will come out on top? We will find out soon!!!
“You’re throwing your future away for a boy who isn’t going to give a shit in six months. You want me to stop getting in your business, then you need to start making better choices.”
“You’re wrong,” I say through falling tears. “He loves me.”
“I’ll bet he thinks he does,” he says. “But you’re going to school. Holly has worked too hard to keep you on track for your education for you to throw it away because you want some asshole’s attention. As it is, you had to get your GED because you couldn’t get your ass to class.”
“It’s not like that,” I wail. I don’t even bother to wipe the tears away. Every word he says is meaner than the last. They slam into my gut and practically pierce my heart one after the other.
He needs to stop before his words split me in two. Maybe if he knew the reason I missed so many classes he would understand. Maybe then he wouldn’t look so disgusted with me. No, then I’d have to deal with the entire club’s disapproval.
“I was eighteen once,” he says. “It’s always like that. He wanted your pussy, and now that he’s got it, he’s going to leave you behind. He’s Forsaken now, Chey. He won’t be faithful.” Dad’s words have fallen to a whisper. His shoulders have dropped and the intensity of the moment has passed. He just looks pained.
Good. Misery loves company.
“I’m not going to leave him no matter what you say,” I mutter through a series of hiccups.
“You don’t get it. It’s painful thinking about going away, and I won’t do it to him or to me. I love him, sometimes so much it hurts. It feels like it’s crushing me from the inside out.”
Death comes in Armani. Salvation comes in leather.
Principessa to the Mancuso crime family, Alexandra knows a thing or two about living outside the bounds of the law. Suffocated by the future her father has laid out for her, she makes a choice she can’t take back, changing the entire trajectory of her life.
Thrust into the dark and dangerous world of the Forsaken Motorcycle Club for her own protection, Alex finds herself faced with the last thing she needs right now: the man of her dreams. He’s sex in leather, the devil incarnate, and one hell of a kisser. But he’s also off-limits. Ryan Stone can be her friend, but he’s forbidden to be her lover.
Third-generation Forsaken, Ryan knows nothing other than life on two wheels, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He enjoys the many privileges that come with the patch, and the only laws he recognizes are the ones set-forth by his club. That is, until who he wants more than anything isn’t allowed on the back of his bike —or in his bed. Balancing his desire for her body, and need to keep her safe, Ryan tries to keep Alex at a distance. Finally having made a choice for herself, she’s done hearing the word “no” and will push boundaries even Ryan himself doesn’t dare cross.
Love is never more tempting than when it’s forbidden.
Loneliness suffocates the heart. Acceptance breaks down walls.
As a Lost Girl to the Forsaken Motorcycle Club, Nicole Whelan knows how to party. She’s not cut-out for relationships and her life is way too complicated for anything more than casual encounters. But one night when she falls into Duke’s bed at the clubhouse, he sees something in her that he can’t let go of—no matter how many times she tries to run.
Having been left to raise her teenage brother, Jeremy, she’s already got her hands full and isn’t looking for anymore complications. But Duke’s just watched his best friend fall for the only girl he couldn’t have, and then almost lose her so shortly after, shaking him to his core. Faced with his own loneliness, he’s more determined than ever to break down Nic’s walls and show her that he can be good for her; but he’s got a bad track record and she’s got a bad temper. Changing his ways isn’t easy when he’s not sure what he’s even changing for.
The violence and turmoil are at an all-time high, and Forsaken is in a vulnerable place when a twist of fate breathes new life into the club. It’s a much-needed beacon of hope for the embattled biker family, even if everyone’s not exactly on board. With Duke and Nic’s relationship already on shaky ground, and something even more important at stake, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club will fight like hell to keep their family together and whole.
Love is never more precious than when it’s new.
With the looming threat from the Mancuso Crime Family, the Forsaken Motorcycle Club is preparing for a war that could destroy them. Grady, the club’s Sergeant-at-Arms, knows that love makes you weak, and he has zero interest in adding to his liabilities– especially now. He’s already got his teenage daughter who keeps him on his toes and a beef within the club that could fracture his relationship with a fellow brother for good.
For Holly Mercer, her life is finally getting on track and the last thing she wants is trouble from her hometown’s resident outlaws. Keeping her nose clean is easier said than done, when suddenly she finds herself embroiled in club business. Holly might like the idea of being with a real-life bad boy, but even being in the same room with tough-as-nails Grady flusters her.
When Holly inadvertently finds herself on Mancuso’s radar, she has two choices: trust that Grady will protect her, or continue to refuse the club’s help. Both roads are dangerous, but only one has the chance to damage her beyond repair.
Love is never more dangerous than when it can destroy you.
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As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can’t imagine a climate more beautiful.
JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories– and everything has at least a splash of romance.