Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Move the Sun ( Signal Bend #1 ) by Susan Fanetti

Move the Sun by Susan Fanetti
Excerpt

Lilli Accardo moves to the dying town of Signal Bend, Missouri, where the citizens have made a devil’s bargain to stay afloat. Lilli quickly garners the attention of the whole town, particularly Isaac Lunden, President of the Night Horde Motorcycle Club and de facto protector of the town and its citizens. When it turns out that Lilli is there under murky circumstances, Isaac decides to get close and try to figure out what she’s hiding. Their chemistry is instantaneous and electric, but each is a potential danger to the other. Action, sex, and drama ensue as Isaac and Lilli try to navigate the rocky terrain between trust and threat. Note: Explicit sex and violence.


Genre

Contemporary

Review

This is a very well written MC story that is not OTT with testosterone, I like the romance just fine but I can't find myself to feel engage with the ongoing background drama surrounding the MC and the heroine's secretive job.

First of all, I'm gonna assume the Night Horde MC's President, Isaac actually had sexy beard and short hair because his actual physically description didn't work for me. Beside of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, I never find men with long braided hair remotely sexy. 

Surprisingly, there isn't much violence or any mass orgy happening within the MC. Beside an interrogation scenes, which I find the torture was pretty mild, this MC story was considerably sedate. If you think other MC book was too much for your faint heart, this might be a good one to try out.

The heroine Lilli is a new chick in this sleepy town, Signal Bend. Her arrival garnered much attention especially with Isaac who was smitten with her. Lilli had a mysterious vibe from the get go as her intention of being in town and her work nature was not explained. We slowly knew about her past from some of the flashbacks. Isaac was completely intrigue by this mysterious woman who seems to know self defense and able to kick some serious ass.

What I like about both Isaac and Lilli was their apparent maturity that came with their age. They were both 39 and 33 respectively. Lilli showed understanding for Isaac MC lifestyle and never bothered by his work. Although there things that she can't shared with him, she still tried her best to be honest and open. Isaac was such a good man himself, why he is still single, I had no idea. I like that beside his MC status, he is very much a family man material who enjoy his peace and quiet. He knows he want Lilli and he go for it. No bullshit, no manipulation, no games. They are a solid couple and I never doubt they will make the distance. There were some pretty rough sex, but I was okay with it. Not kinky, but definitely wild.

The part whereby I actually skimmed were the overly descriptive details in regards to some of the MC affairs. I think I will feel more engage if it was told in the form of dialogues instead of a whole chunk of information coming from Isaac's head. Same goes to Lilli's mysterious side job as well. 

This is only my second MC series so I can only compare this to Reaper MC. Signal Bend felt more mild, sedate and less OTT. Lilli and Isaac is the kind of likable couple that is easy to love. I do find this one less entertaining and engaging compare to Reaper MC. But overall, a pretty solid MC story that worth the read. I will definitely check out Book 2 for more of Isaac and Lilli.

Rating 3.5/5

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