An ATF Agent Who Lives For Danger Finds What He Craves From An Outlaw BikerIt S Impossible For A One Percenter Motorcycle Club Member To Simply Walk Away And No One Knows That Better Than Undercover Agent Bram, Who S Almost Killed For Trying His Cover Isn T Blown Yet But It S Only A Matter Of Time The Heathens Won T Be Satisfied Until He S Dead, So He Decides To Lay Low And HealBut When His Younger Brother S Disappearance Throws A Wrench Into His Plan, Bram Ends Up In Shades Run, A Town Ruled By The Notorious Havoc MC In Less Than Twenty Four Hours, Bram Finds Himself At The Mercy Of Sweet, Havoc S President, As He Throws Himself Into The Undercover Role Of A Lifetime Himself A Man Who S Never Belonged Anywhere, And Who Will Do Anything To Protect His Younger Brother When Finding Linc Seems Impossible, Bram Is Torn Between Sweet, Linc, And Revealing His True Identities And There Appears To Be No Way Out Once Again, He Risks It All Trying To Save It All Only This Time He S Got No Backup To Save Him If He Falls SE Jakes is back and hot as ever I reread Running Wild right before this and it was good but didn t really hit all the right notes for me Sweet and Bram were everything I love about Jake s books It reminded me a little of some of the Men of Honor series, which are all time favorites of mine Adding the whole MC background and atmosphere throttled it right up The characters are nearly always tough, broken men who deal with life and death and dark situations bad boys with their own code of honor These kind of books are my crack Sweet and Bram are hot as fire in bed, with a shared love of kink but little trust when the safety of their brothers is at stake I loved the volatility of their connection and the rapid pace of the action putting them in opposition only to find they were really on the same side It could have become annoying with so much pushing and pulling but because it was each trying to protect the other, the connection and love showed through Their chemistry was awesome The shifting scenarios of the plot were complex and satisfying I don t know what kept the author out of the scene for so long but I m just thrilled she s taken to the keyboard once again. READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGThis was my first book by SE Jakes but it definitely won t be my last.Now, it takes some suspension of disbelief if you read an MM story about homosexuality in a so obviously heterosexual environment like a motorcycle club, even so in a one percenter That is not to say that it doesn t happen What do I know, right It didn t take me long to get sucked into this story that had a little bit of everything Action, secrets and a not so sweet love story.I enjoyed Bram and Sweet s story They were both tough guys who had a lot of responsibility on their shoulders Sweet as the president of Havoc and Bram as an ATF undercover agent who not only tried to find his missing brother but who had to keep a low profile because another motorcycle club wanted him dead There was a rough dynamic between them, a lot of distrust that led to arguments and eventually equally rough sex.Speaking of, this is probably what I could have less of and that s saying something because I like my sexy times in books Especially in the first half I would have liked a little story and character development Nevertheless, I loved Sweet and Bram together, they knew for the most part what the other one needed and ready to give it to them The sappy me would have liked a little emotional development between the main characters but I kind of also understand that this may not be the way of an MC member But again, what do I know This is the first audiobook narrated by Mark Larchmont I listened to and boy am Impressed Bot only did he do the different voices extremely well, he also gave them a distinct accent I ll definitely look out for books narrated by him. Really great dark, gritty and intense Bram is on the run after being beaten and left for dead by the MC he was undercover in After being sold out, on the run, Bram looks for his missing brother and ends up at another MC Bravado aside, Bram has a melt down and catches the eye of the Pres Sweet The connection begins and the story unfolds Loved it 3 5 stars rounded down to 3 because still no 1 2 stars here on GR Running on, running on empty Running on, running blind When I saw the title of this book I have to admit one of my first thoughts was I wonder if the author was a tiny bit motivated by the 1977 Jackson Brown song Running on Empty when she picked the title for this book I don t know about the rest of you but I graduated from high school that year Anyways, it was just a random thought that floated through my brain when I saw the book title The story not to confuse anyone is set in the present.When Bram tries to leave The Heathens Motorcycle Clue he learns the hard way that if getting in was painful getting out will damned near kill him Bram s not really a biker but if The Heathens find out that he s actually an undecover ATF agent what he will be is a dead man So after a somewhat failed attempt to leave that nearly cost him his life and finding out that his brother Linc is missing he does the only logical thing he canhe heads to Shades Run the last place where his brother was known to be and in less than a day he captures the attention of Sweet , who s not just any Havoc membernope, turns out he s the president of the Havoc MC and as much as he wants to stay off of any Motorcycle Club s radar finding himself on Havoc s also offers him a level of protection that like it or not he s going to need if he hopes to survive much less make progress in his search for his brother.As Bram and Sweet work together to try and find Linc while each man tries to keep his secrets hidden both men find that they may be able to hide their secrets but they re not so good at guarding their heart.Bram and Sweet s relationship is often times a case of come here, come here, get away, get away as both men keep trying to throw up obstacles to why they shouldn t be togetherto be fair Bram does this often than Sweet, but Sweet manages to throw his obstacles in there as well all the time never letting them got in the way when he thinks Bram needs saving or protection.And I have to admit that once again I found the Havoc MC to be an oxymoron all on it s own They re bad assed bikers who will mess you up in a heartbeat if you mess with them or break their code and all while helping you if you re in trouble and they feel your cause is justin a sentence they are unlike any biker club I ve ever heard of but again it s fiction and the fun thing about that is the story can go pretty much where ever the author wants to take it In spite of the fact that this may seem a little unlikely for me it s also reflective of the fact that in the real world things are often not always how they appear to be Overall I found that I enjoyed this story a bit than Running Wild however, I don t think I would have if I hadn t listened to that audio book first since a lot of the characters from Running Wild play a role in this book some so than otherssuch as sweet who was secondary character in Running Wild but who s a main character here and while Bram is essentially new to the story Linc is a good friend to Noah and Sean who is also known as Rush and there are a some others but I ll leave them for readers to discover when they are enjoying the story.Now about the narratorI m one of those people who usually like the consistency of the same narrator from story to story in a seriesunlessthat s right unless the MCs are different from story to storyof course having said that should a future story have Ryker and Sean as the MCs than I admit it I would be happiest having their voices reprised by Dorian Bane rather than another narratorthat s just how I roll Now back to this book and this narratorMark Larchmont is not only a new to me narrator but it would appear that he s new to the world of audio book narrating in general Running Blind is currently the only audio book he has to his credit on audible, however, when I had a peek at his site it tells me that he s currently working on another audio book for S.E Jakes and there was a sound clip for a m f bookthat I was unable to find a title for I found all this because I was honestly hoping that there were other books of his that I could check out I really enjoyed this one and while I liked Dorian Bane s performance during Running Wild I have to admit I think for me I enjoyed the audio on this one just a tiny bit hence the 3.5 stars and I m definitely going to be looking out for bu this narrator An audio book of Running Blind was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was, unsurprisingly, a good book Strong characters, engaging story, adrenaline spiking adventure danger and kinky sex Looking forward to the next one. I don t know what happened to my review so there isn t one I ll have to page through this again to remember what I thought. oh my god, this book is out Had expected The second book in the Havoc series centers around undercover ATF agent, Bram Monk 32 and the the president of Havoc, Samuel Sweet Sweeting how old Sweet we met in book one, same with Bram s younger brother who has now gone missing Bran however, is a new character Broken and quite ready to accept that death is right around the corner, he s willing to do everything it takes to find his brother, even entering a MC club This is where he meet Sweet, who is also looking for Bram s brother but for different reasons Overall, I was quite disappointed For some reason I though the ATF again we were gonna have a the main character were Jethro Holmes, who we met in book one Wouldn t that had been interesting Anyways, this book had a case of insta love and too much sex and too little depth Sweet came a second later, somehow still managing to half hold Bram up against him.God, how long had it been Months and months of his own hand, he realized as he tried to get his breathing under control Because prospects in the Heathens fucked women no bisexuals or gays allowed So he d turned himself into a goddamned monk hence the nickname and pretended he d been wounded in battle so he didn t have to fuck indiscriminately.Although he loved women, he mostly missed the goddamned weight, the pressure and brute strength of a man on him Sweet had given him everything he d asked for. OTHER CHARACTERS Linc, the brother missing and their sister, Linnea Parisi, Bram s ATF boss,the one who approached him about becoming a Heathen MC member in order to take parts of their operation down from the inside And view spoiler the one who s betraying Bram by selling him out to the Heathens MC hide spoiler Not my fave SE Jakes it has to be said, and it s my fault for trying to get into this series when I normally have issues with Motor Cycle club reads.Will definitely be looking out for Tommy and Proph, but stick a fork in me I m done with this one at 45%.
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- 254 pages
- Running Blind
- S.E. Jakes
- 02 October 2018 S.E. Jakes