Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Review: The Devil's Ride by K. A. Merikan

The Devil's Ride: Coffin Nails MC 
(Sex & Mayhem #2)
by K.A. Merikan
Genre: M/M
Release Date: December 5, 2014

You don’t fuck with the club president's son. 

Tooth. Vice President of the Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club. On a neverending quest for vengeance. The last thing he needs is becoming a permanent babysitter for a male hooker.

Lucifer. Fallen. Lost. Alone.

After a childhood filled with neglect and abuse, followed by his mother’s suicide, Lucifer set out into the world alone. There was nothing for him out there other than taking it one day at a time. As the bastard son of the Coffin Nails club president, Lucifer never got much fatherly love. So when the Nails show up at the strip joint Lucifer works in, the last thing he expects is to be put in the custody of Tooth, the Nails Vice President famous for his gruesome interrogation techniques. The man proves to be the sexiest beast Lucifer has ever met. He’s also older, straight, and an itch Luci can’t ever scratch.

Tooth’s life came to a halt twelve years ago. His lover got brutally murdered, police never found the perpetrators, and all leads were dead ends. To find peace and his own justice, Tooth joined the Coffin Nails, but years on, he’s gotten nowhere with the case, yet still lives on with the burning fire for revenge.

Babysitting a deeply scarred teenager with a talent for disappearing is the last thing on his bucket list. He promised himself to never get attached to someone like him again. To make sure the openly gay boy is safe in the clubhouse, Tooth is stuck keeping an eye on him. The big, blue, attention seeking gaze is drawing Tooth in, but fucking the president’s son is a complete no-go, even when both their feelings go beyond lust.

What Tooth doesn’t know is that Lucifer might hold the key to the closure Tooth so desperately needs.

WARNING Contains adult content: a gritty storyline, sex, explicit language, violence and abuse. Inappropriate use of dental tools and milk.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS: Themes: Prostitution, Outlaw Motorcycle Club, organized crime, homophobia, family issues, coming out, discipline/punishment, organ snatching, hurt-comfort, age gap.

(5 stars)

Not your run of the mill M/M story.

Previously I only read KA Merikan's Guns n' Boys series, but I decided to try their Sex & Mayhem, the biker M/M series while awaiting for Dom and Seth. In a lot of ways, their writing style is still the same. I can always count on their unique plot and surprising revelation at every turn. I still got Merikan's classic beta hero that isn't ashamed of their femininity. They can be a great homemaker that can rival Martha Stewart or in this case a great groomer with a long shiny blonde hair. 

Lucifer, 19, is the Coffin Nail MC's President's bastard son. Ever since living on the street since the death of his mother, he had been working as a lap dancer and offering BJs. All of a sudden, his lonely life was uprooted when his father decided to move him into the clubhouse and to set his life straight. 

Luci is a rebellious boy and can't stop provoking everyone of his sexuality. But underneath his slutty attitude hide an insecure boy who had went through a childhood of neglect and abuse. All Luci wants is acceptance from his father and a home that he can be safe.


Tooth, 32, is the VP of the Coffin Nails. He looks super badass in the first scene, but he is essentially a good guy, the responsible and calm one. When Luci was placed under his care, he took it upon himself to discipline this lost boy and show him a better future. 

Everyone assume Tooth is straight, including Luci. But I find it hard to believe that Luci didn't suspect anything from the way Tooth was so touchy feely with him. I mean, two straights guy wouldn't cuddle on the same bed. Anyway, I enjoyed reading their intimate moments even though it was not meant to be sexual. They spent half the book being friends and confident to each other, which make me really admire Tooth. Luci is crushing big time on Tooth, which is understandable. 

"Hit me harder."
"It's the only way you're close to me."


There are a lot of things going on in this book. From a missing woman, family drama, to organ snatcher and revenge. I find the story highly entertaining and couldn't find a moment to put it down for a rest. The blossoming love between Tooth and Luci was very heartwarming too. Luci kept making me cry every time he starts crying. He is the kind of character that I want to cuddle him up and protect him from all the nasty people. Thank goodness Tooth is always there for him. 

"When I'm next to you, my heart beats so hard... I get hot all over. I always miss you when you're not there."

I totally love KA Merikan's work and I can't wait to read the rest of this series.