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#ARC Review & Happy Book Birthday to Ace of Hearts (The Cursed Ravens MC #1) by Chantal Fernando! @ChantalFernando @GiveMeBooksBlog

 

Title: Ace of Hearts
Series: The Cursed Ravens MC #1
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Blurb

The New York Times bestselling author of the “swoonworthy and addicting” (Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author) Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series is back with more bad boy bikers in this first novel in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series.

Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. Her parents gave her and her sister everything a child could want. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t actually her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is.

Armed with her original birth certificate, she finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club, which could not be further from the life Erin leads. But, she’s determined to get to know the man who she gets her striking blue eyes from. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace that catches Erin’s eye.

As the new “princess” of the Cursed Ravens, Erin is learning a whole new world, but her father has made it clear she is off limits. Will Ace follow his President’s orders or will he put his heart ahead of his duty? A sizzling tale of family and passion, Ace of Hearts features Fernando’s signature “snark and sass” (Booklist) and is perfect for fans of Kristin Ashley.

So I know that I’m a day late in posting the review.  Baseball is taking over my life right now.  The kid made all-stars and hubs is the coach.  But still, that’s no excuse.  Before I tell you how much I LOVED this book, I need to make a confession.  Actually, a few.

  1.  I’m an MC virgin.  Shut up.  Seriously.  I don’t read the books but with my girl Chantal writing, I knew that she would treat me right.
  2.  I’m glad that my cherry is popped.  That said, it might take some convincing for me to read anyone else’s MC stories.
  3.  How knew that an MC book would be hilarious, smart and completely relatable.  Yes, relatable.

Why is the book relatable?  Erin is NO pushover.  Sure finding out that your biological dad is a president of an MC club and that your mother has lied to you seems far fetched but really?  Not so much.  Okay, maybe the MC part but finding out that you are adopted, etc. isn’t that uncommon anymore.  I loved how Ms. Fernando handled it.  Gage and her mom didn’t take it well in the beginning and Erin just didn’t know what to think when she walked into the house but dang…that was a great first impression.  In fact, I would have to say that the scenes with Erin in the house at the beginning of the book are what sold me on the story and the whole series.  Truly.  But I have a confession to make, I love Ms. Fernando.  I devoured her Lawyers series so I took a chance with this one.

Ace is filthy (in a good way) and Erin is pure.  Darkness to the light but in my opinion, Ace isn’t that dark.  In fact, I thought he was adorable.  He isn’t the bad*ss biker that he thinks he is.  In fact, Rogue, Knuckles, Gage (Erin’s dad) and Ace are just sweeties in my book.  In the beginning, their personas are for us to see but deep down, they all have hearts of gold.  What I really liked about this world, is that Ms. Fernando doesn’t go into much at all.  We hear what they do for money and what price you might pay for being there but the Ravens are just a big family that has issues like everyone else.  I especially liked the ending of the book when things are revealed to us about certain members and honestly, I don’t think we have seen the last of them.  I hope not because they could cause so serious headaches later.  Always, what up with Erin’s dormmate Clover?  I think that she is somehow connected to them.

One of the reasons why I have stayed away from MC books is the violence and sex.  I know, shake your head at me.  But really?  Do they need to have smexy times within the first 25% of the book?  I loved how Ace and Erin really got to know each other with just kissing and teasing.  Makes the buildup that much sweeter and hotter.  Trust me, when these two start, they don’t stop and its hawt.  Ms. Fernado does that with her characters.  We get to know them, appreciate them and invest our time with them before.  Also, she doesn’t drag out the black moment/conflict.  While it’s not easy for Erin and Ace to get to the end, Ms. Fernando doesn’t do angst.  Her characters are grownups and let them behave as such.

Erin is probably my favorite heroine that she has written.  I just loved her.  Ace…is definitely swoon-worthy but he is also a man in love for the first and last time and doesn’t know what to do.  Nor does he want to piss off her dad, his president.  Makes for great conflict but also some truly sassy, snarky and relatable moments with them and the other members.

I can.not wait for Knuckles and Rogue’s books.  We are in for a sweet treat.  And thank you Ms. Fernando for the great intro into the world of MC.  And yes, I do have some of her other MC series books but I’ve been too scared to read them.  Not anymore.

 

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Author Bio

New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty-one years old and lives in Western Australia. Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

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