Tempting The Biker by Glenna Maynard

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— BLURB —

He’s married and twice my age, but I can’t walk away.

Murder—
We were never supposed to happen. Alexa’s my daughter’s best friend. I’m a married man. I’m too old for her, but stolen glances turn into more than either of us are prepared for. I’ve made promises I can’t keep. I’m the Prez of Royal Bastards MC. I’m not supposed to be tempted by her innocence. My head swears that I don’t love her, but my heart won’t let go.

Alexa—
Murder’s married. Off Limits. But I want him. He’s a powerful man. Untouchable and unbreakable. I’ll be his dirty little secret. No one has to know. We’re playing a dangerous game. A deadly one that will leave me with a broken heart or worse, but I’ll do anything to prove to him that what we share is a ride or die love. And for Murder, I’m willing to risk it all.

Tempting The Biker is part of the Royal Bastards MC world.
Recommended reading order for best enjoyment within the Charleston, WV Chapter:
The Biker’s Kiss
Lady & The Biker
Tempting The Biker 

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— MY REVIEW —

Warning: Minor teasers included. Read at own risk.

Oh. My. Goodness.

My fave book so far by Glenna Maynard! I haven’t read very many (yet) but yes, this book gave me a roller coaster of emotions that I always love to experience in my reads.

I had trouble putting this book down. You already get a taste of Alexa and Murder’s relationship from the previous book in the series, so I couldn’t help but have that sense of anticipation to see where it all began.

It does not disappoint! Their story is told from dual POVs and spans over almost 20 years of their lives.    


“Would give you the world if I could.”


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And without a doubt, this book shone a light on Alexa that you would never have expected — especially based on how she was portrayed in Lady & The Biker (book two). I couldn’t get enough of seeing Alexa’s growth from adolesence to adulthood. In my opinion, she has one of the best character developments I’ve read in a long time. The horrific, tragic events she’s had throughout her life is unbelievably heartwrenching and at times hard to read about. What got me is how constant these events were for her. The girl just couldn’t catch a break, and you can’t help but sympathize and fully understand when she loses it and breaks down or even lashes out. 

(Please Note: This book contains sensitive subject matter that may be triggering to some readers. It contains kidnapping, sexual assault, physical abuse, violence, drug use, and adultery).

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If I was going to base my opinion of Alexa only what I’ve read in Lady & The Biker, then I would’ve completely based it on the damaged, broken Alexa. This book not only reveals Alexa in her entirety but it shows how much she’s evolved from the young, carefree teenager that she was when she was first introduced. If I hadn’t read this book, I most likely would not have liked Alexa as a character as much as I do now. She goes through the ringer, yes, she makes a lot of stupid decisions — and you will definitely won’t agree with her every single time… but damn if she isn’t also a person of strength and willpower (in her own way).

Murder isn’t a bad guy… per se. He’s actually quite caring and protective. But I’m also not going to sugarcoat when I say that you’ll find yourself cussing his ass out one too many a times reading this. You’ll question what the hell Alexa sees in him? Why she won’t let go? And for the love of the book gods why she can’t just suckerpunch him in the nutsack!!? But you know what? Just like me, you’ll have to read it, let the story soak in for a few days or so, and realize that what’s meant to be, will be. 😜   

I know this book is technically both Alexa and Murder’s story but in my opinion, Alexa will hold your attention just a smidge more (and deservingly so). I appreciate and am thankful that Maynard decided to write their story because their journey is one unforgetable uphill battle of proportions that is so worth experiencing.

There’s a lot of push and pull and a constant merry-go-around to their relationship that’s honestly frustration galore! But no matter how many times they move one step forward only to be shoved five steps back, you will be clinging to hope that things would somehow miraculously work out between them.


“I don’t hate you. Sometimes I wish I could. I want you to find happiness. It’s just not going to be with me.”


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This was a slow and steady paced storytelling, switching back and forth from our hero and heroine’s POVs. As I mentioned earlier, their story spans almost 20 years of their lives but for the majority of the book, it’s told from the earlier years of their complicated relationship. 

I’ve said this countless of times in previous reviews — I love me some MC romances and I like to think I’m not overly picky as long as there’s great chemistry between the protagonists and some storyline. But when you come across one that has such world-building, such contrast between the characters and a constast flow of development and character growth, then it goes without saying, it stands out from the crowd. This book is one of those!

I thought it was amazingly written, the atmosphere envelops you in, making you feel like you’re going through their crazy journey with them. Throughout the highs and lows, the struggles, heartbreaks, and the fleeting happy moments they manage to share in between. 


“I don’t want the world. I only wanna live in yours.”


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Ugh. A truly spellbinding storytelling of second chances and never taking things for granted. Their story will wreck you, leave you in a sobbing mess, but without a doubt also leave you with a sense of relief, contentment and most importantly… happiness. 😊 I don’t think I have to tell you folks that I would recommend this book. Whether you’re an avid MC romance fan or not, if you enjoy romance books, I’d hit this one up!

But make sure to read the previous books first as the characters and their backstory are interconnected with one another. 

RATING: ♥♥♥♥½



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Original post from my IG @booksofthemuggleborn

Read my reviews for the other books in the series!

Book One: The Biker’s Kiss by Glenna Maynard

Book Two: Lady & The Biker by Glenna Maynard



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Happy reading, guys! Catch you in my next one! Xo

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