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Author: Ellie Danes
Designation: A Billionaire Biker Contemporary Romance, Standalone, NO CLiffhanger
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
My Rating: Five Captivating Stars*****
***This ebook does not have actual page numbers but I estimate it to have approximately 180 pages and ends at the 12% location. Two bonus novels by Ellie Danes are also included in this edition. (Conviction and The Diamond Club: Volume One)
Another winner from Ellie Danes! I fell in love with Danes' writing several years ago and try to never miss a new release. I've always found her work to be compelling, captivating, seductive, and emotionally gripping with engaging realistic storylines, the perfect combination of conflict and angst, and a well-developed cast of relatable characters who come to life and capture my heart. And this release was no exception! Judged is a well-crafted, fast-paced, standalone contemporary romance that combines two of today's most popular sub-genres - billionaires and biker bad boys, an odd combination but Danes does it well. The narrative is beautifully written in the first person with clearly defined his and her perspectives. My favorite! The dialogue is smart, well-executed and flows effortlessly. Although I do love trash-talking, filthy-mouth bad boys, there's not a lot of profanity used in Judged. There are a few words but this book is what I call pure contemporary romance without obscenities in every sentence, and I found it refreshing. The author's true talent shines through without all the added expletives. And as much as I loved the plot for this story, it was truly the characters who stole the show. I fell in love with both protagonists, Steele Channing and Claire West. Steele Channing made my little ole heart go pitter patter in my chest. You get the best of both worlds with Steele. He's attractive, charming, dedicated, and polished in his life as a billionaire running his family's company but tough, adventuresome, loyal, and ruggedly handsome in his secret life as a member of the Road Claws motorcycle club. He's a total bad@**, tatts and all! Hubba! Hubba! I also loved Claire West, the hardworking, kind, and very intelligent emergency room doctor with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, Claire is sometimes too kind for her own good, especially when her little brother Reese is involved. Claire and Steele's attraction is immediate, even before they know the other's real identity and therein lies the original conflict of the story. These two unlikely lovers meet under rather unusual circumstances, and although initially attracted to each other, don't connect until six months later. But when they do finally get together, it's just magical! Their passion is undeniable! And fortunately, both Steele and Claire learn a very valuable lesson: appearances can quite often be deceiving so never judge a book by its cover. Did I like this story? No, I LOVED IT! Would I recommend it? You bet and I am! This is true contemporary romance at its best. This is not erotic romance but does include explicit sex which is written skillfully, passionately, and tastefully so I recommend this book for adult readers only. Will I read this author again? Absolutely! As soon as she releases her next book! And finally, was I entertained? Completely! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read.
Steele is a billionaire who is living two lives - CEO billionaire and biker. He has tried to keep them separate and only his driver knows about each side of himself. When he is injured he comes to the ER and meets Claire. Claire is surprised by how quickly she is attracted to the biker, but he is not her "type".
Reese is Claire's brother who you will want to slap in this book. He is selfish and just assumes that she will always take care of him. He truly does not appreciate all she does for him and he has nothing within him to help her in any way. Learned helplessness with an addiction to booze and gambling thrown in.
When Claire goes to a charity event she runs into Steel, the billionaire, and they laugh and spend some time together. Their attraction is immediate again and they agree to go on a date.
I did find it interesting that neither realized who the other was at the charity event - did they look that different from the ER?
As Steele and Claire get to know each other he tells her about his two lives and she understands but she also doesn't think she belongs in either of his lives and tries to leave him.
Claire is a strong independent woman who is trying to do right by her brother and survive the life of a doctor. Steele gives her a chance to just be free.
Steele finds that Claire let shim be free too because she doesn't judge him and understands why he wants to just ride sometimes.
I really liked this book.
I was given this book and am leaving an honest and voluntary review.