Saturday, August 22, 2015

Book Review: Falling Under

Falling Under (Ink & Chrome, #2)Author: Lauren Dane
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Forever
Series: Ink & Chrome # 2

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lauren Dane delivers the second book in her dark, gritty and romantic Ink & Chrome series

Duke Bradshaw, co-owner of the custom motorcycle shop Twisted Steel, is great with his hands and not afraid to get dirty . . . especially in his fantasies about his redheaded neighbor Carmella Rossi.

Carmella has been secretly lusting after her hot, tattooed neighbor for the last three years. His gravelly voice combined with the throaty purr of his custom bike never fails to send thrills down her spine. When Duke asks her to join him at the shop, she can't say no. Soon their days together spill over into nights that bring her pleasure beyond anything she imagined. But Carmella grew up with bikers, and knows how bad a bad boy can be. Can she put herself at risk for someone who has heart-breaker written all over him?

“You’re not my anything. You’re my everything.”

“He needed to seduce the trust out of his skittish redhead. Slowly and surely… there was something in her life – past or present – that had left some deep scars.”

“She was so beautiful. All her flaws and broken parts caught the light and made her a diamond.”

“What else in life could measure up to someone who accepted the darkest parts of you and wanted more?”

We all need a little guilty pleasure every once in a while – for me, lately, those guilty pleasure books have been from Lauren Dane’s new Ink & Chrome series. After finishing the second book in the series, I am so relieved to learn that the third one comes out in December because I am not certain I could wait much longer than that. I loved meeting Duke Bradshaw in the first book and I knew I would enjoy his character being further explored in his own story. Carmella Rossi, his female opposite, is all that I hoped she would be. She is a redhead with spirit and spunk to match. When Duke shows up on Carmella’s doorstep offering her a job, I just knew we were in for a wild ride with these two!

Duke and Carmella are both wonderful characters and I felt that they were developed the way any good character should be. I loved getting the insight into their past lives and being able to see how they act with each other in the motorcycle shop and outside of work when they lead their own lives. They are both very family-oriented and have soft sides to them. And of course, the Twisted Steel motorcycle shop was a fun place to be; there is always more than enough drama to go around and you are sure to hear some witty banter or just plain laugh out loud dialogue shared between characters. I love the tagline on the back of the book and I think it sums up the series pretty nicely so far: “The men of Twisted Steel are great with their hands. And they’re not afraid to get dirty.”

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Forever in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. Seems like a really interesting series. It's new to me but I'm intrigued, especially after reading your review. I haven't read any books with a motorcycle shop in the setting, but I'm all for trying new things :) Nice review!