If you love the motorcycle romances of Joanna Wylde and Julie Ann Walker, don’t miss Violetta Rand’s irresistible novel about a sexy-as-sin biker who tempts a good girl to go bad.
Lang Anderson may be the new leader of the Sons of Odin motorcycle club, but his personal life is in shreds. He’s struggling to take care of his three young sisters in the wake of tragedy, while rumors of drug dealing within his ranks jeopardize everything he’s built. The last thing he needs is another distraction—like a bar brawl over a woman—but Lang is a sucker for a damsel in distress. And this one gets him roaring like a finely tuned engine.
High school guidance counselor Lily Gallo is no fender bunny. So why can’t she get Lang off her mind? Lily’s head says the rugged, rough-and-tumble biker who came to her aid is bad news. Her body begs to differ. But when Lang’s troubled kid sister walks into her office, Lily’s determined to help, even if it puts her in the crossfire of a gang war. On a crash course with danger and desire, Lily partners up with Lang to fight for his family—and for love.
Praise for Persuasion
“Red-hot chemistry, emotion that digs deep, and suspense that leaves you wanting more: Persuasion is a seriously sexy thrill ride!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series
“Persuasion is raw, gritty, and intense! Violetta Rand raises the bar for super-hot bad boy bikers. The Sons of Odin are dangerously sexy, real, and absolutely irresistible. Readers, brace for a thrilling ride!”—USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder
“The story is sexually charged and scorching hot. Violetta Rand’s vivid worldbuilding and uber-alpha, but still believable, male heroes set her apart. If you are looking for a compelling, page-turning, and super sexy MC romance, Persuasion is a great place to start.”—Victoria Vane, award-winning author of Sharp Shootin’ Cowboy
“With a slow burn, a hot outlaw MC hero falls in love with a smart good girl. What’s not to love about Persuasion?”—Carla Swafford, author of Hidden Heat
“For the first in her steamy new MC series, Violetta Rand has written a vibrant new spin on romance’s beloved 1%ers. Lily and Lang’s story about choices, family, and the lengths we’ll go to for those we love is another winner that you don’t want to miss.”—Scarlett Cole, author of the Second Circle Tattoos series
“Persuasion is a scorching read. You’ll enjoy the ride.”—Gina Conkle, author of the Midnight Meetings series
“Forget what you think you know about MC romance! Violetta Rand’s new series is smart and, as always, sexy!”—Jessica Jefferson, author of Going Rogue
“Rand never fails to bring the heat to her exciting and fast-paced novels. This one is definitely no exception. It is the perfect start to what promises to be an unforgettable series.”—Confessions of a Bibliophile
“I loved . . . the chemistry between Lang and Lily. Holy crap! Lang was awesome!”—The Book Harbor Reviews
“A well-written, fast read.”—The Romance Factor
“Persuasion is recommended for folks who like MCs, who like hot sex between virtual strangers which evolves into more.”—Romance & Smut
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not as edgy or daring as the premise or the genre would suggest
I’ve been back and forth on this review since finishing the book. While the characters were built with solid features that brought them clearly into view, and the drama and angst in this story was coming from the two characters themselves not the outside, there was just something missing.
Perhaps it was the solidity of Lang – an all too typical alpha biker in his protective, demanding nature and his nod to the ‘biker code’: I wanted more depth from him throughout, a moment that would make his actions and his character make sense. But it could have been Lily’s willingness to be pushed about and taken, if not quite for granted, as soft and always forgiving. She was that, without really making it clear that she needed more. I wanted to feel more of the conflict and difficulties Lang had with caring for his siblings and the difficulties with his sister, which has such promise but seems to be forgotten in the relationship between Lang and Lily.
I’ve experienced similar with Ms. Rand’s work – premises that are wonderful but just don’t quite push the edges enough: chances taken (here Lang does not play with the ‘pass-arounds’ –a rarity in this genre) that don’t really build a statement as other behaviors more common to the genre, specifically misogyny, is rampant. Lastly the conclusion. It almost came out of left field without any real hints or conflict in Lang that would have made the scenario even reasonably possible. It just didn’t fit the story that I read.
Not a bad read, but just not as edgy or daring as the premise or the genre would suggest. Rand has the ability to ‘go there’, I just want to see it done. A good starter MC romance for those who don’t know the genre and aren’t sure they want to delve in completely.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.