Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: The Devils Pride by Jessie G

The Devils Pride MC
by Jessie G
Genre: M/M Romance

Tricking Chase 

As Sergeant At Arms for Devils Pride MC, Tyler “Trick” Malone’s take no prisoners reputation make him one of the most feared and respected members of the club. Unbeknownst to the MC, Trick indulges his most dangerous secret, traveling out of state twice a year to trade his cut for the whip he expertly wields at a gay dungeon.

Trick’s well organized life takes a turn when he saves bar back, and terrified submissive, Chase Ward in a Georgia dungeon. With his protector and dungeon owner dead, Chase is no longer safe in the place he once called home. With the new dungeon owners circling like sharks, he desperately begs for sanctuary in the arms of his savior.

A year later the MC is still none the wiser that Trick’s houseboy is anything more than a grateful servant. Chase knows if the club finds out they will kill Trick, the man he’s come to rely on for everything from the food he eats to the pleasure he feels to the security he craves. Even when gratitude turns to love, Chase never expects reciprocation from his ruthless Master. After all, the only way for them both to survive is if Trick remains the heartless bastard the MC knows.

Trick is positive he has it under control and having Chase around has definitely made his life easier. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in letting Chase take a part-time job at Velvet Ropes, especially after meeting privately with the owners. That is until a bomb explodes at the club, leaving Chase fighting for his life and forcing Trick to face his long hidden feelings.

Even if Chase survives, that bomb has done more than rock the foundation of the popular leather club. It’s blown Trick and Chase’s well-guarded secret out of hiding, putting their lifestyle and their lives at risk. Now there is only one thing Trick needs to do before the club gets them and that’s to get revenge on the person who dared to hurt his precious boy.

Talk Dirty To Me

As a secret agent for the DEA, Snake’s gone deep into Devils Pride MC with the hope of bringing down the head of Miami’s lucrative drug trade and finds himself saddled with the club’s volatile and secretive SA instead. Unfortunately, after years as partners doing shit neither of them wanted to do for reasons neither of them felt comfortable sharing, Snake considers Trick his best friend. Now he’ll do anything to repair the damage his own necessary lies did to their friendship because, while Trick may have walked away from the MC, Snake needs someone he trusts to have his back.

Meanwhile, Snake’s contact at the DEA has him tied up in knots. The sexy voice and inappropriate comments have him walking around with a permanent set of blue balls. Life undercover is lonely and he lives for every phone call, but his own personal Deep Throat is skittish about committing to a date once Snake returns to headquarters. As far as Snake’s concerned, they only have one shot to build something together and he’s not willing to waste it.

Greg knows he’s not Snake’s type, or anyone’s for that matter. Former love interests called him plain, chubby, and boring. More comfortable in his tech cave than with people, he’s a grade A nerd who isn’t exactly GQ material. Normally he would never be brave enough to flirt with anyone—much less the very hot and very dangerous ginger who’d been starring in his nightly fantasies—but Snake needed something to keep him from getting lost undercover. What started out as a helping hand quickly became an integral part of their relationship—if one could call a five year phone conversation a relationship—and Greg is terrified that once Snake’s sees the wizard behind the curtain, he’ll lose the only man he’s ever loved.

Now the DEA has called Snake home to plan the next stage of the mission, leaving Greg no more places to hide. When fantasy and reality collide, will it be everything Snake hopes for or everything Greg fears? The trick will be staying alive long enough to figure out the answer.

Tys That Bind

Unprepared, ill-equipped, and with no example to look back on, Ty and Chase embarked on a journey to build a family for Ava and Luc that would far exceed anything they dreamed of for themselves. Two years later, they’ve succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, but there’s still a couple of things missing…and they’re ready to make them happen.

Bad boy biker Trick wouldn’t hesitate to fight for those he loves, but Ty knows it will take more than violence to win this war. Willfully submissive Chase has the utmost faith in his Master, but when he sees Ty struggling with demons from his past, it will be his quiet, unbending support that will see them through. Jumping through the loopholes of family court, they are only one event shy of making it all official and neither are willing to wait another second to check it off the list.

Clearing the path for adoption should reassure them, but it will take their cast of well-meaning friends and the occasional slap upside the head before they realize that the ties that bind them together are forged in a love that can never be taken away.

Tricking Chase (Kindle Unlimited)

Talk Dirty To Me (Kindle Unlimited)

Tys That Bind

Tricking Chase

I know I'm being ambitious for trying to read this one without reading the previous book from Sizzling Miami series. For a book that is label as Book 1 of Devils Pride MC, it might be a tad misleading. I feel like a headless chicken trying to understand what is going on and why is everything happening behind the scene. Alas, I realized a lot of the action actually took place in The Protector, which many of the reviewers are talking about. But I'm too lazy to read another book before starting this one. 

Anyway, I still very much enjoyed the relationship between the heroes in this book, Ty and Chase. They have a very interesting dynamic of D/s, but is not the cookie cutter type that I read before. Ty is the Dom and he is so in tune with everything that Chase's need. He treats Chase as his precious boy, giving him pain, pleasure, dominance and order in life that he crave. Chase isn't your average boy toy either, beside of his OCD tendency and loves being bound and whip, he is own man out of the bedroom. Together they are partners, Ty see Chase as his equal and they need each other in their quest of leaving the troublesome MC life behind. 

Although both men are together since the beginning, is still fascinate me to see their relationship develop further throughout this book and when Chase got hurt, Ty's protective instinct increase ten fold and is a joy to see these two men finally admit the feelings that they had for each other.

I'm not going to delve much on the suspense and shop talk because it just confused me. I get the basic gist, but never felt very invested into the outcome. The part that I enjoy is the familiarization with Snake, the undercover DEA and his phone sex operator. Saul, Javier and Kyle sounds they are having an interesting three-way relationship. Even Clay, Evan and Tory are a nice bunch. Overall, the supporting characters and the romance is great.

Talk Dirty to Me

I find myself enjoying this Book 2 more than Tricking Chase, simply because I already knew all the players involved and the story arc was continued from the previous book. Thus, is easier to understand what is going on.

Snake is the undercover DEA that we got to know in Tricking Chase and his relationship with his handler, the 'phone sex operator' named Greg is swoon worthy. They have been communicating via the phone for five long years without meeting each other. They forged an undeniably strong bond and their phone sex is to die for. In Snake's mind, their relationship is as real as can be and he can't wait to meet the man behind the sexy voice.

Greg is a nerdy brainiac who is an introvert with a less than amazing body. He seems to be very self conscious about his appearance until he nearly had a panic attack when he had to meet Snake for the first time. The scene is hilarious and I totally adore Greg for his quirkiness. 

Their relationship is the highlight of the book for me and it was being explored well during the first half. However, I miss Snake and Greg during the second half of the book. They are both force to separate with Snake going back to the lion's den. Snake and the MC are working together to bring down a certain mob boss and trying to flush out the traitors. Although I like the inclusion of Ty, Chase and Alaric, I really need more Snake and Greg's alone time. On a side note, I find myself warming up to all these supporting characters and wanting to read their stories, especially Alaric and the new possibility, Mateo and Carlos.

Tys That Bind

For those who miss Ty and Chase, this one is definitely a treat. Ty and Chase finally tying the knot and adopting the kids. Plenty of cameos from all the guys in the previous books and series. Get ready for some mushy and sugar overload.

Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I'd begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: to be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it's a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With three series in the works and a full schedule of releases planned for the next two years, it's been amazing to have made this dream my reality. 

I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics, and happily ever after. I'm a lover of strong secondary characters, and series filled with families—biological or chosen. All are themes you'll find throughout my books.

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