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Ryker (Kings of Korruption MC Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Let's talk about characters, Ryker and Charlotte (Charlie). I liked the way the romance developed between the two, the chemistry was there but Ryker was just holding on to the past to much to act on....so what does he do? Breaks my first rule to a good book, the hero has to stop his man-whore ways when he has feelings for the heroine; which then leads to rule two being broken...doormat.
I will read another book by this author because I think Tease sounds interesting, but this book just gets an "ok", mildly irritated, 3 Stars. I liked the writing, I liked the plot, but it is amazing how one incident in a book can change everything for you. Keep reading for the spoilers as to why I took stars off...
What ruined the book for me? Our hero, Ryker, goes to a bar where a waitress starts hitting on him, he's trying to forget Charlie and the waitress looks like Charlie, so what the heck, he figures "I will go to the store room with her and see if I can get Charlie off the brain. I just haven't had sexy times in a while that's why I keep thinking about her" and of course he has all the "Charlie is too good for me", "she won't fit into my life style", "Sexy times will help me get my head back on" thoughts going through his head.
So to get over the heroine, who he has all these new and strange feelings for, he takes the waitress up on her offer of fun in a storeroom. Why not, he can sleep with the Charlie substitute and all will be good right? While the waitress has her hands down his pants and he on second base, he is thinking about Charlie...YUCK! Here comes the worse part, it's Charlie's sister (Anna)...DOUBLE YUCK! Anna is the cause of all the drama in the book, who to be honest was a horrible sister and doormat Charlie didn't call her out on her choices!
To top it off, Charlie is getting beat up and almost sexually assaulted because of the bad choices Anna made, while Anna's hands are down Ryker's pants. Then Charlie stumbles into the storeroom looking for her sister and catches them! WHAT? So here we are folks, Charlies sister, Anna, has made bad choices which are blowing back on Charlie, Charlie has stumbled into the storeroom beat up and in her pj's, catches her sister with her hand down the pants of the man she is interested in...and what does she do. "Oh, I guess he doesn't like me", "Oh I guess he is seeing my sister,
but Anna didn't tell me, I wonder when that happened". And then 30 minutes later she is sleeping (for real sleeping) in the hero's bed. WHAT?
Doormat! This one page/paragraph in the book TOTALLY ruined the chemistry and how I viewed the characters. SO FRUSTRATED, it would have been a 4 star book if it wasn't for this. From that point on, I had no respect for Charlie because she should yelled/kicked/screamed...anything at her sister for getting her beat up and then she should have stopped talking to Ryker for getting it on with her sister...SISTER. Gross. I couldn't come back from that, I just couldn't. It gets better, Ryker redeems himself after destroying the doormat and the HEA is there, but SISTER? Ugh...
I loved the characters, especially Charlie. I love strong women in books and I loved Charlie's sas and how she stood up for herself. Even though she layed flat as a mat and let her sister run over her in the end she stook up for herself when it counted. Very well written. The story flowed and the characters were well developed. The villian was pretty darn Freddie Kruger scary.
Ryker is the V.P. for his MC club and is sitting with a dying friend in the hospital when he met Charlotte. Charlotte was one of the nurses that was attending to Ryker's terminally ill friend. They reconnected through her sister after his friend dies. When a beat up Charlotte appears at her sister's work place seeking help and she catches them in a compromising situation in a broom closet. Ryker takes her in and promises to protect her because he so taken by her from the moment he met her at the hospital.
Ryker doesn't want to get involved with a 'civilian' because of what happened to his mother who was also a civilian but he falls head over heals for Charlie. Their story develops well. They are two broken people with no family to speak of and end up being really good for each other.
I do recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.