Book Title: GONZO
Series: Rolling Thunder Motorcyle Club #7
Category: MC, Bikers, Werewolves, PNR, Bad Boys
Main Characters: Gonzo/Candace & a cast of great characters!
Author’s Website: http://www.candaceblevins.com/
Release Date: May 13, 2016
Word Count: 105,300
Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone
Source: Review copy provided by the author for an honest review
Rating: A giddy 4.5 Batty Moons!
Gonzo has not only had to come to terms with the loss of his entire family, but he also barely survived being shot in the chest multiple times while still a human, and was then later turned into a werewolf during a vicious attack while hiking as he tried to put his life back together.
Constance has had her own losses to deal with, and while nowhere near as bad as Gonzo’s, they’ve left a mark on her as well. She’s determined to live her life without a partner though, because her two sexual experiences in college convinced her she’s asexual.
Gonzo’s a biker people cross the road to avoid, while Constance has multiple doctorate degrees and works as a research scientist for a leading pharmaceutical firm. Gonzo doesn’t trust women, Constance has no use for men — and yet they’re going to find themselves working toward the same goals.
Can they form a team to do what needs to be done?
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club Book Seven, can be read as a stand-alone.
Read on to learn about the author, enter the tour giveaway, and check out my review!
About the Author:
Candace Blevins lives with her husband of 18 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.
Candace writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary BDSM Romance, and is currently writing a kick-ass Motorcycle Club series.
Her urban fantasy series, Only Human, gives us a world where weredragons, werewolves, werelions, three different species of vampires, as well as a variety of other mythological beings exist.
Candace’s two paranormal romance series, The Chattanooga Supernaturals and The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, are both sister series to the Only Human series, and give some secondary characters their happily ever after.
Her Safeword Series gives us characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work. Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different BDSM issue to resolve.
You can visit Candace on the web at candaceblevins.com and feel free to friend her on Facebook at facebook.com/candacesblevinsfacebook.com/candacesblevins and Goodreads at goodreads.com/CandaceBlevins. You can also join facebook.com/groups/CandacesKinksters to get sneak peeks into what she’s writing now, images that inspire her, and the occasional juicy blurb.
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5 copies of Brain (RTMC #2)
Other Books By Candace Blevins
Only Human series (Urban Fantasy)
- Only Human
- Unhuman Acts (early 2016)
- Only Human book three, title TBA (2016)
Chattanooga Supernaturals (Paranormal Romance)
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club (link)
- Bash Volume I
- Bash Volume II
- Bash Volume III
- Nix (Novella, Summer 2016)
Short erotica stories from the world of The Chattanooga Supernaturals
I’m fairly new to both the MC and ‘shifter genre. I’ve decided I’m kind of in love with both, and the combination thereof is even MORE fun.Oh, and I forgot to add my penchant for stories that star a damaged hero with a dark past and the heroine who saves him — and gets saved herself in the process. GONZO has that too! PLUS,, there’s some SERIOUS sexytime here.
While this is the 7th book in the Rolling Thunder Motorcyle Club (RTMC) series (what is it with me coming into the middle of series?), once again, it didn’t really matter. Characters and events from previous books feature heavily in GONZO, but there’s enough information about them that you have what you need to enjoy this book without feeling clueless. Of course, you may want to go out and snap up the rests of the series after reading this one — it’s that good!
I had no idea how rough bikers would come across in a romance novel. I figured they had to be whitewashed to just a bunch of nice guys/werewolves who happen to look tough and ride Harleys. But Candace pulls NO punches about the violence and danger of living outside the boundaries of of society, while making everyone sympathetic, even lovable. There’s even (off-screen) murder, but not without sound reason. The RTMC are good guys who aren’t afraid to take people down or out when they deem it necessary, especially to protect the club, their loved ones, the strict rules of their kind, and their territory. The depiction of the biker life seems true to life, and is not for the squeamish or easily offended.
Of course, the real center of the story is Gonzo/Connie. They are thrown together as a result of something Gonzo did a few years before, and the consequences have come home to roost when Connie (actually, Constance, but Gonzo shortens it and she accepts it. He’s adorably pushy, and she picks her battles carefully, so she lets this one go as one of his quirks that eventually grows on her.) enters his life, and as they deal with those results together, their barriers slowly come down while their feelings rise. Neither of them wanted any kind of relationship — especially with each other — in the beginning, but that doesn’t last.
In spite of the sometimes scary, sometimes violent world of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, the core of this book is about family, love, friendship, and how those things can heal even the deepest wounds.
My ONLY criticism about this book is that external threats mentioned in the story were never fully realized. When I finished, I felt like I had skipped over something. Even the most dangerous things surrounding Gonzo and Connie (she’s a research scientist for a large, international pharmaceuticals firm, making her and her family potential victims of kidnapping) don’t really amount to much. They’re mentioned — quite a bit — but they quickly go away. I was very into the rest of the story, so that ultimately didn’t bother me very much, but it was there.
A warning: this book is graphic, and deals with some very un-vanilla hardcore sex. Not standard erotica, unless you like m/m, if you know what I mean. I enjoyed it, but sometimes it made me look askance at the couple, and their sort-of Dom/sub relationship (although neither of them are in the life. Gonzo is just kinky.) Still, it was plenty hot, and as I appreciate the kink, again, it was okay by me. Might not be for some people, however.
Whatever it’s flaws, I enjoyed this story so much, I immediately ran out and bought the rest of the series, and joined Candace’s group on Facebook so I can review new books in the future.
I have to recommend this book to people who like really hardcore biker stories, especially ones with shifters in them. The actual were action is light in this one, but the influence on Gonzo is still central to who he is.
I have to give my new fiction addiction 4.5 bouncy batty moons!