Monday, November 2, 2015

Persuasion by Violetta Rand {ARC Review}

Persuasion (Sons of Odin MC #1)
by Violetta Rand

Coming December 8, 2015

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.

I read Persuasion as soon as I received my ARC last week and I've been going back and forth with my rating ever since. There are some things I liked and some things I didn't and in the end this one was just kinda meh for me.

Lang is your typical MC hero for most of the book. He's jealous, protective, and possessive... Which I love in a hero... But he had the typical biker beliefs and unfortunately they kinda put me off of him. And because of the way he acted throughout most of the book the ending was completely unbelievable, at least in my opinion.

Now Lily I liked for the most part. She fit as an old lady. She knew her role in the MC world and she was pretty much okay with that. But I really wish she would have put up more of a fight on more than one occasion. I wouldn't say she's a doormat, per se, but she forgave and forgot way too easily in my opinion.

Unlike most MC romance there isn't any drama involving the club whores, or pass-arounds as they're called in this one, and I loved that! I also loved that even though Lang wasn't a saint, he didn't mess around with club whores... That's so rare in these types of reads and I give kudos to Ms. Rand for not taking that road.

Overall, this was a pretty easy read and I wish I could say that it was everything I was hoping for. The romance is pretty good, there's some danger and suspense which is typical for this type of read, but because I wasn't a huge fan of Lang, it left me a little disconnected throughout most of the book. That being said, I'll still probably check out the next book in the series when it comes out.

Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Persuasion through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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