~Book Review~ “Roadhouse” by Victoria Danann

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My Review:

Clover wasn’t really a thief.  But, when he finds $275,000 dollars in a duffle bag in her locked gym locker, she thinks that maybe it’s her lucky day!  She uses the money to pay off the debt her school loans and ex left her with and is feeling pretty good about life . . . until the mob comes looking for the money they stashed in her locker and threaten to make her pay it back in one way or another.  Clover decides to do the only thing she can . . . run.

Raze made a poor decision when he married young and joined the National Guard to make extra money to make his wife happy.  While he was deployed, she cheated on him and his only family passed away before he could make it home. Now he’s left feeling sorry for himself and not quite sure what to do until an old friend helps bring him back to the land of the living with the gift of a dog and the opportunity to pursue his dream of owning an icehouse bar and grill.  He’s living life, but not really enjoying it to the fullest . . . until a stray girl walks into his bar one bike night . . .

She looked lost and he needed a waitress.  When he found out she had nowhere to go, he offered her a bed for the night.  But, there’s something about her that just feels right and Raze isn’t ready to see her go just yet.  And, while Clover feels like Raze could give her a reason to want to stay, she’s on the run and doesn’t want to bring that trouble to his door.

With their undeniable attraction to each other and the easy way they just seem to fit, it’s up to Clover to come clean with Raze about who she really is and why she’s on the run and it’s up to Raze and the rest of the SSMC to see what they can do to keep her safe, because Raze has decided he’s not willing to let the stray girl who walked into his bar disappear without a fight.

Victoria Danann really knocked it out of the park with Roadhouse!  She took two people who really have no reason to work as a couple and fit them together in a way that seemed fated to be.  As always, the depth of character is astounding and the plot is well written, suspenseful and enjoyable. I love the depth of brotherhood that is always displayed in Victoria’s SSMC books and truly enjoy the banter between the MC brothers.  I was also excited for the new characters introduced in this book and look forward to what’s coming next. 5 stars!

 

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About the Book:

He’s not looking for her kind of trouble at his Roadhouse. But if it comes, he won’t run.

New York Times bestselling author, Victoria Danann, adds an unlikely romance that leads two lonely people straight into the middle of escalated tensions between three motorcycle clubs.

CLOVER: How did I end up almost three hundred thousand dollars in debt? It wasn’t as hard as it sounds.

I went to Colombia and studied anthropology. The perfect background to get a great job. Right? Okay. It was a stupid choice. As it turns out, one of several. But I was still a teenager when I picked a major. I’ve since learned that brains aren’t fully developed until years later. A lot of good that information does me now. So I ended up answering phones at a third rate magazine. In New Jersey. When a duffel bag full of big bills showed up in my gym locker, I did what anybody with student loans would do. I paid them off.

It turns out that the money didn’t come from my fairy godmother after all. Some goons stashed it in the wrong locker. For the mob. It probably won’t surprise you to learn they want it back. So, again, I did what anybody would do. I ran. All the way to the Texas Hill Country. I mean, they wouldn’t follow me there. Right? It’s practically the Outback. Right?

Raze: It was Bike Night at my place, which meant it was crowded. But when she came through the door, she stood out like a neon sign. I didn’t care that she looked lost or that she had unbelievably suckable curves. And it didn’t occur to me to worry when she looked back over her shoulder. Should have, but it didn’t.

The fact was, I needed help. Marjorie called in with some lame excuse, which meant she was fired. Employees can’t bail on Bike Night. It’s a cardinal sin. I don’t really know what that is ’cause I’m not Catholic, but it’s bad. I said, “You got any experience slingin’ drinks?” She shook her head. I gave up a disgusted sigh. “You good with people?” She gave me a cute little smirk that’s probably served her well up to now and shrugged. I shook my head, knowing I’d be sorry, and handed her an apron.

She took it, looked at it like she didn’t know what to do with it. After a second of two she raised those big blue eyes to mine and said, “I don’t have a place to stay.” I looked away so she wouldn’t think she had me by the balls and let go with a stream of cuss words in my head.

“Do a good job and you can sleep in the studio in the back. For tonight,” I said. She gave me a hug like she was grabbing onto a lifesaver and filled my nose with her rainy green apple feminine shampoo smell. ‘Course I didn’t show it, but that hug knocked me on my ass. She was just some woman coming off the road. I knew this. But there was something… I pushed her away. “Just for tonight.” My voice was gruff, sounded harsh. Good. She needed to know my Roadhouse was no plushy crash pad.

 

Amazon – https://amzn.to/2GlYDKc

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About the Author:

Victoria Danann is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen romances. For the past four years in a row, Victoria’s Knights of Black Swan series have won prestigious Reviewers’ Choice Awards for both BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES and PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL OF THE YEAR. This past year three of her series and three of her novels were nominated. Two of her series took the top two places and two of her books took first and second place in the PNR Novel of the Year category.

In addition to vampire hunting knights, Victoria writes other paranormal romance, scifi, fantasy, contemporary bikers, and teen.

Victoria co-hosts the popular ROMANCE BETWEEN THE PAGES podcast which can be found on itunes or at → http://www.romancecast.com

WEBSITE: → http://www.VictoriaDanann.com

FACEBOOK: → http://www.facebook.com/victoriadanannbooks

The rich characterizations come from being a lifelong student of behavior, casually, and a serious student of behavior academically. She has also studied comparative religion, myths, and Dark Ages history.

Victoria lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and a very smart, mostly black German Shepherd dog.

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