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“Zach” Hell’s Handlers MC, book 1; by Lilly Atlas. (review below)
Toni knows what it means to make mistakes. She has experienced firsthand how walking down the wrong path can send life spiraling out of control. Fortunately, she had someone in her life to pull her from the gutter and help set things right again. As penance for her past, she pledges to suppress her baser desires and focus on finding a steady, dependable connection with a man, even if that means embracing a boring lifestyle.
Zach is anything but dull. As Enforcer for the Hell’s Handlers MC, he embodies the outlaw lifestyle, rife with violence, women, and motorcycles. When Toni moves next door, Zach can’t resist the possibility of a quick, hot, fling. He discovers, however, that she’s not the easy conquest he’s used to.
While Zach works to convince Toni she belongs in his bed, a tenuous relationship with a local gang blows up and threatens his MC family. Zach’s world is turned upside down when he’s unable to keep the danger from touching his club. As Toni fights to resist Zach’s pull, her own peace is shattered by demons from her past. With enemies both old and new barreling down, Toni throws out her rules and turns to Zach for aid.
Before she can help it, Toni finds herself entrenched in Zach’s outlaw world. Is it possible for her to curb her desires, or is she doomed to repeat the mistakes of her past?
None of it will matter if Zach can’t keep the enemies at bay.
WooWho! Loved this exciting start to an MC series! It’s wonderfully written with characters you can’t help but love and root for to the very end.
Toni returns to her hometown when her parents are killed in an auto accident only to find after years of estrangement that they left everything to her, including the diner that was a constant draw in the small town. Her plan was to bury her parents, settle the estate and leave town as quickly as possible, as the town held painful memories from her youth that she didn’t want to relive. What Toni didn’t expect to feel was how much she has missed the diner, town and easy going lifestyle. So she decides to stick around for a few weeks and find just the right person to buy the diner. Someone that will keep it open and running like she wanted run.
Zach is the enforcer of the Hell’s Handlers, the small towns MC. He also happens to live next door to Toni’s parents home (the home she is currently living in). Zach wants Toni from the moment he sees her much to the chagrin of her current boyfriend. Of course Zach can’t help but poke the bear when it comes to her stuck-up friend and does so every chance he gets. Toni is attracted to Zach too but due to her past she knows she has to stay away from him (no matter how badly her body and her heart don’t want to). However, Zach isn’t one to back down from a challenge, especially one as sexy as Toni.
The storyline becomes action packed as trouble finds its way to the small town and the MC. Trouble that threatens everything Zach holds dear. The author will have you on the edge of your seat as Zach and his brothers are tested to the max. The storyline will take you on an amazing journey that will have you smiling, laughing, gasping, cringing and your toes curling as you turn page after page. Trust me when I say That one thing you won’t be doing to putting the book down; it’s just that dang good. 2 Thumbs Up for a great start to a new series and a book I Highly Recommend reading, you won’t be sorry you did.
This was an exceptional read. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride with the hot Zach and his MC. I especially loved reading about Toni. She is not some wimpy female who sits there waiting for the man to fix things for her. As a matter of fact, she quite often loses her temper when Zach or one of the other guys take the lead of trying to fix something, even a leaky roof!
This is a well written book with a wonderfully entertaining yet exciting and very steamy storyline. Although not everything is roses and kisses as the lead female has a past that has the possibility of destroying her entire world if it gets out. And then there it the hot, handsome and intriguing next door neighbor Zach, who is and tough as they come and would do anything to protect his beloved club family. But when it comes to the the feisty beauty who has lived next door to him forever, he truly believes that he could just have some fun and walk away. Oooohhhh men..do they ever learn. LOL
The characters are extremely well written and quite well defined with a few of complications. Toni is definitely one of the more complicated characters only due to her past. But it isn’t only the two main characters who are well written, the supporting characters are just as intriguing as the leads. I cannot wait to delve into the other characters lives in future books! Gotta love Maverick!
This is the first time I read this author and I think she has just gained a new fan. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to reading the next book in this series!!!
Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author, proud Navy wife, and mother of two spunky girls. By day she works as a physical therapist for a hospital in Virginia. Lilly is an avid romance reader, and expects her Kindle to beg for mercy every time she downloads a new eBook. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened yet, and she can often be found absorbed in a good book.