— BLURB —
She’s an angel thrust into the chaos of the devil’s playground.
I’m a Royal Bastard who doesn’t deserve her. She’s too young for me. Too pure and too good. I’m going to ruin her and break her heart. I know it and she knows it and yet neither of us can stay away. I watched Wylla Mae transform from a girl into a lady. She’s forbidden and tempting with her soft curves and big doe eyes. Everything I crave and all that I deny myself until a moment of weakness forces me to break.
An enemy is on the move and when he sets his sights on her, all bets are off. I’ll move heaven and hell to keep her safe in my arms.
— MY REVIEW —
The Biker’s Kiss had the potential for this MC romance series to be a big hit. Well… Lady & The Biker just made that potential into a reality! 🙌
“We’re a team. It’s you and me, Whylla Mae.”
I was not expecting to be sucked into this story that I read it in one sitting. Whilst I am immensely addicted to MC romances, there are some romance tropes I’m not big on or have not read a lot of good ones of to want to read anymore from said trope. Lady & The Biker is an age-gap, opposites attract biker romance.
I do love me some opposites attract but age-gap romance has never really grew on me much. But I can say with absolute surety that Maynard wrote Easton and Wylla Mae’s relationship beautifully. I’m not going to lie, their first encounter had me taken aback (because you know they’ll eventually end up together romantically) but the further you read, you gradually see their relationship develop, you get a sense of their unique bond and their age difference almost fades to the background.
I thoroughly loved that their story was written throughout a span of a decade during different times of their lives.
“She gave me a sense of family outside the brotherhood of the RBMC.”
Their story is a little bit tragic, a little bit heartbreaking, and will have you thinking about long after you’ve finish reading it. Maynard is a relatively new-to-me author having only The Biker’s Kiss prior to this one but I tell you what, she has won over another fan and reader! 👍
Always a fan of stories told from dual POVs as it gives the thoughts going on from both parties, and with the age difference and opposites attract element in this story, you get to not only see both their perspectives but you’ll see the different dynamics they both bring in. The storytelling was a relatively well paced, excellently detailed writing that’s constantly gripping and suspenseful.
😮 Phoar! What world-building and character development! Not only with seeing Whylla Mae grow up right before your eyes from a sassy little girl to an intelligent, determined young woman, but with East as well.
I loved that over the years their relationship has only grown stronger. They have a great friendship first and foremost, so when their feelings started to become of the romantic natyre the development felt organic — which I think is a big reason as to why the age-gap in this particular book didn’t bother me as it normally would have (based on past experiences with this trope).
This may sound a little weird to some considering this is after all a romance book, but what I loved the most about this story is the growing relationship East and Whylla had over time before the romantic feelings started blossoming. It gave their relationship more realism, less infactuation on Whylla Mae’s side and doesn’t give East that older-man-creeper-vibes. 😅
“I’ll be around. I promise. If you need me, you can call on me…”
I can’t get over the development between Whylla Mae and East. How much they’ve both grown but have stayed bonded to one another. I adore East for the man that he is. Despite his constant remarks of being undeserving and not a good enough man, he is without a doubt better than most. He’s biker and a gentleman — which I must say is a hot combo in any MC romance book! 😍
Full of temptation, angst and drama that’ll have you hooked from the get-go. With an unsual first encounter that will have you curious about how their relationship will develop and work in the end.
One of the more gripping storylines I’ve read in an MC romance. Maynard not only gave her characters dimension but she’s also even given her secondary characters enough personality and backstory that you’ll eventually want to see more of in the forefront.
Maynard has creatively and cleverly written her characters to be portrayed in a certain light, at certain moments but what you’ll realise is that looks can be decieving. Don’t judge a book by its cover so to speak. 😉 Add this element along with the world-building and characters’ development, and who’ve got yourself a story full of depth.
Ugh loved it. The first book is a novella which is an introduction to Royal Bastards Charleston Chapter. This however, is the first full length novel in the series and it’s not to be missed!
Whilst this is only the second book in the series, the stories do interconnect with another, so I recommend you read the first book prior to delving into this one.
Perfect for MC romance fans!
Read my review for the other books in the series!
Book One: The Biker’s Kiss by Glenna Maynard
Book Three: Tempting The Biker (Coming Soon!)
Hope you’re all doing well and off to a great start to the new month! Happy reading and as always, catch you in my next one! Xo