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August 11, 2015

Liked It: Make You Burn by Megan Crane

Series: The Deacons of Bourbon Street 1
Format: eGalley
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Loveswept
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance | MC-Bikers

Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.

Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.

Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.





I'm not going to mince words and be upfront about MAKE YOU BURN, book 1 of, The Deacons of Bourbon Street, by Megan Crane. If you're looking for some serious sexy time, then this biker romance novel is the one for you. It's 20% plot and 80% SEX. And it doesn't matter how you take it; on the rocks, shaken, stirren, extra olives; you're guaranteed to get your visual foreplay whether it's a date with your partner, or your favorite BoB. *wink wink*

THE PLOT: Sophie's father is the former President of The Deacons and now he's dead. According to reports, he crashed his bike in the highway and died on impact. Ajax thinks he's murdered. And that's far as the murder mystery went. MCrane told us rather than showed how Ajax came to this conclusion. So this part of the novel wasn't gripping and definitely didn't drive the story. If anything, it was nothing but a distraction from all the sexin' the main characters were doing.

THE ROMANTICA: MAKE YOU BURN is filled with pages and pages of passionate, intense, crude kinky fuckery. And it goes on and one to a point where I thought it's never going to end. The sexual chemistry and attraction between Ajax and Sophie is undeniable, it's very "present" that it felt like an auxiliary character in the novel. MCrane wrote mesmerizing love scenes. It's almost sinful in that you know it's "bad", but it's so good it's hard to stop or look away. And in all fairness, MAKE YOU BURN lived up to the expectation of being a biker romance novel. And if you're not into bikers before reading this, you will be at the end of this novel. Forget Mr. Darcy, MCrane romanticized the man in leathers astride a motorcycle to the hilt.

THE CHARACTERS: Ajax is another incarnation of Jax Teller (Sons of Anarchy), a caveman, an asshole, and needs a brief education on feminism and women's rights. Sean (Ajax), women are not cattle, we are NOT, and will NEVER BE, property. I'm sure some MC-Romance enthusiasts will disagree with me and will probably comment that I don't understand this world and I completely agree with that. Which is why I don't like Ajax, sexual prowess and all, and why I seldom partake in this genre. As for Sophie, I love her feistiness, how she tried to be strong in the midst of her father's death, held her own against Ajax, and took control of her wants and needs. And that did her a lot of good because she still ended up as Ajax's "property". You go gurl! And as a footnote, I don't understand why Sophie doesn't have friends?

IN CONCLUSION: MAKE YOU BURN is one of those polarizing novels for me. On one hand, it has everything I dislike about this genre, and it's mostly about how these (cave)men treat their women. If you love this genre and/or Sons of Anarchy, you understand what I'm saying here. On the other hand, I have to give MCrane props for writing this irritating and offending tale in a very addictive way. For all intents and purposes, MAKE YOU BURN IS a guilty pleasure. Like look at me! I'm griping over the characters and the copious amount of sex the novel has and yet, despite all my annoyance, I still finished the book and made an effort to write this review! Smh







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42 comments:

  1. Bikers are still going strong, I wonder when a new trend will begin

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    1. Right? I only read them once in a blue moon.

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  2. Glad you liked this one! As much as I like a good steamy romance, I do like a bit more plot as well though so I'm not so sure if this would be the read for me or not but I do love the theme!

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    1. I'm with you on that. She did a good job distracting me with the sex though lol

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  3. The caveman aspect is why I've been hesitating to try one of these books. Great review!

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    1. That made my hackles rise. Property? Why don't you brand her too while you're at it!

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  4. 80% sex? So it's pretty close to pornography. Mind you, porn are usually 1% plot and 99% sex. And I'm not complaining one bit. ;)

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    1. Hahaha! I'd rather watch it than read it though

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  5. I hear you on the guilty pleasure, that is what some reads are supposed to be

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  6. I just finished a book like this. There was so much sex I started wondering about things like showering and eating - you should never be thinking about logistics while reading hot sex lol

    I know a lot of people like it though so I'm sure it's still a fun read.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  7. Braine thanks for the intro to another Biker book. I've read some biker series and I think most of them are 20% plot and 80% and they try to outdo each other with the kink factor. I know Megan as Caitlin Crews because I used to review the Presents line for RT. I do like heat w/my romances so it's something to think about.

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    1. Ahhh... I hope she doesn't take this the wrong way, but I can't believe she wrote this! Like her resume is impressive, surely she can write something BETTER lol

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  8. Based on your review, I don't think I would like the hero, unfortunately. I do know biker reads are still very much in demand. I'm sure this book will still be enjoyed by many.

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    1. I'm sure! The sex alone will give anyone "material" hahaha!

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  9. Oh this one sounds good. I like the storyline. Thanks for the review.

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  10. I know what you mean by too much sex in the book, it does get exhausting, and you just want to see something else happen. I loved SoA, so it still sounds like a good read to me. Great review!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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    1. Yeah, it gets old. Like there's only so many ways one can do the nasty...

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  11. Hmm, don't know what I'd think about this one, Braine. I do like some MC novels but I like more plot than sex. Sooo, I'm going to tempt you with this MC...read Kristen Ashley's Chaos series. The characters are fantastic and the plots are as well. I'm reading #3 right now and I freaking love it!

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    1. You and your KAshley! I will try her next time I'm in the mood to tolerate these bikers.

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  12. See, I can deal with 80% sex with this one. Oh my damn, that cover alone makes me want to devour it.

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  13. I do love me some sexy time..but I need a little bit more plot than that! The cover is delicious though.

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    1. Sexy is good, but there's always porn...

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  14. I love a bike riding hero but I just can't get into this MC craze. Alas, I'll know where to go when I want more sexy times than plot :P

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

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    1. I only indulge when I get a wild hair on my butt lol

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  15. Only about 20% plot? Not sure even sweltering hot sex would make up for so little plot with me.
    I can tolerate the biker stuff if there is an intense action plot, but my tolerance only goes so far.

    I've had books both annoy and hook me in like this.

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    1. To be fair, she's a great writer! I finished it even if I had my issues hahaha.

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  16. Anything to do with New Orleans, I have to check out, but 80% sex, meh. Thanks for the up front review.

    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I love NOLA books too! Maybe that's one of the reasons why I still found a way to enjoy this.

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  17. This seems like a read you want when you want you body to feel tingly, not when you want your brain to feel tingly.

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    1. Perfect! If I can blurb you for the book, that's EXACTLY what I'll use!

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  18. Girl, you are all over the place in your review. I thought you didn't like it but then you talked about how addicting it is. LoL I don't know about the 20/80 ratio of actual plot. Plus, I recently had a bad experience with a MC novel that left a sour taste in my mouth. However, SoA is a guilty pleasure of mine. So I may give this a shot.

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    1. you're right about that. Like it's basically porn. And you know how porn is right? It makes you feel dirty after but while watching it, it's all good? lol

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  19. I love a good MC series but thinking this one wouldn't do it for me. And so funny but I just read an MC romance with that exact same pic on it just colored differently ::snort:: It was a great read though.

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    1. I'm surprised, I half thought you'd like this, guilty pleasure and all. I do know you love super hot reads...

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  20. Hmm. It might not be for me if there's that much sex. But does sound good. :) And I'm loving the fade on the cover. :)

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    1. I love the cover art too, the text is so pretty!

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  21. I haven't had any luck with MC romances yet. :/

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    1. Well I don't know what you're looking for, but if you want plot then don't do this yet.

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