Brothers Ink Tattoo by Nicole James

I recently read the last book in this series, but I realized after considering to write a review that I never wrote any for the previous books (and I had read them a while a go now), so… I figured a good ol’ review for the entire series it is! 😁 Hope you enjoy! 

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— Jameson (Book One) —

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Jameson_CoverJameson O’Rourke owns the primo tattoo shop in town, one he’s worked hard to build. And in his industry, he’s the current ‘it’ boy, the reigning King of Ink. His career is on fire, so hot television has even come calling. And as a result, the town bad-boy has now become the town’s favored son.

Ava Hightower needs his face on her flyers, if she is to have any hope of her charity gala and bachelor auction being a success. Unfortunately, they get along like oil and water. He’s a hardheaded, controlling jerk, and she’s already had one run-in with the man. Asking him, of all people, for help is the last thing she wants to do.

Not exactly a match made in heaven.

Jameson doesn’t think too highly of Miss Hightower, either.

To him, she’s just an uptight, stuck-up know-it-all; a little Miss Goody-two-shoes. Not in a million years was she the type that he’d have anything to do with. Unfortunately she is also on the city council, and therefore has the ability to screw with his business.

He needed her help once before, and she shot him down.

Now the tables are turned, and she needs his help. Well, my, my, sweetheart, karma can be a cold-hearted bitch.

But, hey, maybe he could work this to his advantage.

You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours, and all that crap.

So they cut a deal. One he has no intention of ever having to fulfill, because he plans to make it impossible for her to keep her end of it.

She thought she could outlast him. Guess again, sweet thing. She may be a stubborn woman, but she’s met her match. And he has no intention of letting her win this game.

Be warned, sweetheart, because the King of Ink has plans to push your limits in ways you’ve never imagined.

This new series from Nicole James, author of the Evil Dead MC series biker romance is a new addition to the bad boy romance genre with her hot, alpha, dominant men.

MY REVIEW

I LOVEEEED IT!! I read the entire thing in one sitting. I wish it was longer, with a longer epilogue (half a page was nothing!)

I love the banter amongst the brothers, it made it all the more enjoyable to read. You can really see the dynamics between them all but also the wag the band together when they stand for something.

Ava is a such a wonderful female protagonist. She has a feisty front but deep down she’s quite vulnerable. She’s relatable, likable, and most importantly not at all annoying (as I find some female leads can be with their personality and attitude).

Jameson was such a jerk (but in a funny way). Doesn’t he know you can’t scare a chick off once you challenge them in something they think they won’t win in!? 😁 I love that he was denial for the most part about his feelings towards Ava which gave way to his brothers giving him shit — FYI was the funniest parts to read!

The O’Rourke brothers are quite the crew. I don’t know who I loved more — Jameson, Max, Liam or Rory? They all had me in a fit of giggles which is probably the main reason why I couldn’t put this book down.

This was an excellent start to the spin off series to Evil Dead MC and it stands on it own so well. It has the same atmosphere of sexy, alpha males with protectiveness and smartassy remarks but without the amount (or mention) of violence you’d see in the Evil Dead MC series.

If I had some criticism, I would’ve loved a bit more suspense in the scenes where Ava was worried for her life. I thought it was resolved a little too quickly but it’s no biggie. It doesn’t take away from the entire book. And like I said earlier an extended, more detailed epilogue would’ve been nice. Ooh.. and throughout the whole book I was wondering how old Ava was. Just tiny little details like that would’ve been nice to know. (I’m just been nit picky. Let’s just move along.. move along) 😅

If you enjoy a hate-to-love romance trope, this needs to be added to your TBR!

RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥

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— Maxwell (Book Two) —

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Maxwell_CoverMalee was sheltered all her life,
Until the day she walked into Brothers Ink
Lucky for her… he’s waiting.

She’s naïve and wary.
But that’s okay…
Maxwell O’Rourke is a patient man.
Some things are worth waiting for.

He’s nothing Malee ever thought she’d want, but everything she needs.
He makes her feel beautiful and worthy, even as he makes her burn with desire.

When an overprotective father with deep-rooted family traditions tries to come between them, she’ll have to make some hard choices. And she’ll have to be ready to face the consequences.

And just how far is Maxwell willing to go for the girl who owns his heart?

MY REVIEW

I would’ve loved to have given this one 4 stars but it didn’t quite reach for me.

I absolutely loved the first book; Jameson from this series (and I mean I ate it up in one sitting.. couldn’t read it fast enough) so I was a little disappointed this Max’s story didn’t leave me with the same impression. I actually struggled to read more than a few chapters at a time. I felt the story had a slower pace than Jameson’s which dragged on IMO.

Max was actually the brother I was looking forward to reading about after they were all introduced in Jamison’s book, and I did love him in this one (he’s just as sweet and caring as ever!), but I just couldn’t connect with the storyline. I don’t know how else to explain it… buuuut it just didn’t grab my attention and it fell a bit short in comparison to the first book.

An age gap between the hero/ heroine is nowhere near one of my favourite romance tropes in my reads but I don’t mind them IF the age difference is not so obvious in the way they interact or the way they are described. I felt this one particular, the gap was evident — especially if you picture Max as the model on the cover, and picturing Malee as a girl who’s just barely of age… hm… it can be a tough element to swallow. Just something to keep in mind if you’re similar in regards to this trope or new to it.

But in no way did I hate reading it. I just didn’t love it either. It was a nice read. Max is still such a sweet character, and a strong presence in the O’Rourke family. I’m still looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

RATING: ♥♥♥½

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— Liam (Book Three) —

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Liam_CoverWhen tattoo artist, Liam O’Rourke, meets a hot new ink model promoting a sexy calendar at an LA tattoo convention, sparks fly.

Liam admires Velvet like every red-blooded man in the convention center. The way she moves, her sexy pinup look and a body to die for; what man wouldn’t want that? She seems so strong and confident. But it’s the look in her eyes when she meets his that has him lightheaded. They hold a vulnerability that defy the sexy pose and call out to him. That look awakens a fierceness in him that has him wanting to protect her. She’s the beauty to his beast, and he can’t forget her.
After an incredible night together, she vanishes, leaving him with nothing but questions, only to reappear in the last place he expects to find her. She’s gorgeous and irresistible, but she’s also hiding something from him. Liam must decide if she’s worth the risk if he’s going to save her from her past or lose her forever.

Velvet comes from a family of con artists. She grew up learning all their scams. When she was fourteen, her mother forced her into traveling from town to town, with Velvet playing the leading lady in the longest running con her mother ever pulled.
She’s fought to put all that behind her, until she crosses paths with the one man who left an indelible mark on more than her skin. Velvet remembers Liam, but fortunately he doesn’t recognize her, because there’s something he doesn’t know and she can’t risk him ever finding out.

MY REVIEW

Ooh, okay. 🤔 I have a love/ hate relationship with this book. Just like Maxwell, I love Liam as a character and brother, and couldn’t wait to see his story and who he’d end up.

And whilst I liked the idea of Liam meeting Velvet (a tattoo model) at a Tattoo Convention and having that initial spark, when her story starts unraveling and you realize she’s in a difficult family situation and has actually met Liam before in the past, it starts losing a bit of the edge and excitement I initially had for them at the beginning. I can’t pinpoint it but it went in a direction I didn’t see coming. It’s not a bad storyline but it’s not one that kept me constantly engaged.

The moments where it’s just them two or when Liam is hanging with his brothers were the highlights for me. But when it was solely Velvet’s parts I wasn’t as invested. Her story — whilst I’m sure can and does happen in real life, just didn’t seem as plausible to me in this setting… 🤷‍♀️ Sigh. I just think there was a lot of things happening and it was a lot to take in. 

But their chemistry is hot! I liked the idea of Velvet being an unconventional beauty covered head to toe with tattoos.  

Velvet’s story also put awareness to child abuse. There’s all kinds of abuse out there, and in Velvet’s case, she was exploited as a child. Any kind of light against any kind of abuse in my opinion will always be a positive element in stories being told whether it’s fictional or not.   

RATING: ♥♥♥¾

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— Rory (Book Four) —

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Rory_CoverIt was just supposed to be a one-night stand— Until he stole her life story and put it in a song.
Now he’s rock’s hottest new artist— And she’s just found out she’s having his baby.

Rory is a pierced and inked tattoo artist by day at Brothers Ink, but by night he’s lead guitarist for the heavy metal rock band, Convicted Chrome. He’s headed East on his Harley to catch up with the tour. Beautiful Rayne is headed West on her motorcycle with her girl squad…the Moto Babes. When rain forces them all to take refuge in the same motel, sparks fly. A night of drinking and karaoke leads to a connection deeper than either of them expects.

Rayne — What do you do when someone writes a song about your most private feelings and experiences and you hear it on the radio for the first time? What do you do when that song is climbing the charts, and the man who stole your life story is suddenly rock’s hottest new artist? What do you do when you find out you’re having his baby?

Rory — After a long songwriting drought, he’s met a woman who sparked something in him and got his creative juices flowing. He’s written one of his best songs ever. When a friend in the business gives him the break of a lifetime he’s suddenly topping the charts. But Rory’s not ready for the instant stratosphere of success he’s catapulted into. Caught up in a whirlwind career that offers temptations and sin at every turn, is Rory losing the biggest part of himself?

To fix his career and more importantly himself, he’ll have to go back and fix the damage he’s done and apologize to the people he’s wronged in the past.

And one person in particular tops that list.

MY REVIEW

Great book, and a nice wrap-up to the Brothers Ink Tattoo series! 😊 I admit I wasn’t as invested in reading Rory’s story in comparison to his older brothers — but that’s only because I’m not really a fan of heroes who are musicians or romance reads that centers around a rock star (nothing against them… just not my thing). 

But it was only right to read his story and get this series complete! 

And my verdict? His story was pretty enjoyable. His was a rollercoaster ride and one of growth and needing independence. 

Both Rory and Rayne are likeable characters. Rory is a musician wanting to make it big but has to navigate through the life of fame, tours, and media attention. Whilst Rayne is coping with the loss of her older brother, trying to keep his business afloat, and now an unexpected whirlwind romance with a guy she connected with deeply one night, but who is ultimately a stranger. The minute they meet, it’s an immediate attention grabber. I didn’t want put the book down!

Despite their struggles in both their personal lives and their relationship, their concerns were relatable and reasonable. Seeing them navigate through their blossoming relationship was heartwarming and engaging to read. Whilst they hooked up relatively quickly and had strong feelings for one another instantly, the development of their relationship was relatively slow and often hit road bumps. It was nice to see the growth and development at a steadier pace. It didn’t read as insta-love at all. 

And finally, seeing the brothers (and their partners) come together in the end and really wrap this entire series up is exactly what I hoping to see. I love that the ending left so many great possibilities for the brothers and their expanding family. I love that the story of the O’Rourke brothers has come full circle from struggles to success. That they all got their happily ever after!         

RATING: ♥♥♥♥

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I first discovered Nicole James through her fabu MC series; Evil Dead. When she first announced a spin-off series focusing on the four O’Rourke brothers who made an appearance in Wolf (Evil Dead MC Book 4) — I was giddy! 😊 It’s a great contemporary romance series with some edge, some grit, and a whole lot of of brotherly love!  

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If you haven’t noticed, Jameson is without a doubt my favourite book from this series. If I could only recommend one, then it’s gotta be that one!  


OVERALL RATING: ♥♥♥♥


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Dirty Desires by Nicole James

First read of October? Check! 😁

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A twist of fate threw us together…

Gypsy—

I’m a Devil King; loyal to no one but my club, until she comes along and tests everything I thought I believed in.
When I do a favor for my imprisoned ex-president’s ol’ lady, I come face to face with the one-night-stand that’s haunted me for three years. She pulled a disappearing Cinderella act on me, vanishing with the dawn. I searched high and low for her, and now that I’ve found her—she’s the definition of off-limits. She’s an MC princess—my MC’s princess. And even if her father no longer runs things, she’s still forbidden with a capital F.
Tell that to my traitorous body that reacts every damn time she gets within sight of me.
They say no good deed goes unpunished, and I’m learning this golden haired beauty could be the death of me.

Though our chemistry blazes, every second I spend with her risks the brotherhood we’ve just repaired.

Tess—

I’ve never wanted anything to do with my father’s filthy MC, The Devil Kings. With daddy dearest in prison, my mother is falling apart. Her struggle with anxiety, drugs and money problems drag me back from the independence I crave. She needs my help and my father holds the key—literally.

But when he insists I get him information on the Devil Kings in exchange, I’m thrust into a world I want no part of. My father may be their EX-president, but I’m still considered an MC princess.

When my mother pulls in a favor and arranges an escort for me down to the prison, he walks in—a patched member of the Devil Kings MC—and a memory from a one-night stand we had three years ago.

But there’s a reason I ditched him the next morning; I want nothing to do with men like my father. Gypsy is everything I need to steer clear of—he’s an outlaw, a Devil King, dangerously sexy and loyal to his club.

As my mother’s world falls apart, my choice becomes clear.
But how do I choose between saving her and betraying the man I love?

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— MY REVIEW —

Ahhhhh! I loved reading this book! 😍😍😍

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I’m just gonna say it straight out —

✔ Amazing storyline.
✔ Amazing characters (and mind you, oh so hot!) *phoaarr!*
✔ Amazing world building.
✔ Amazing secondary characters (Hayley is a hoot and half. I love her!)
✔ Amazing development.

Just fucking AMAZING! I wish this series didn’t have to end but I’m glad it ended with an absolute banger! I only wish this book was a little longer. I really didn’t want it to end.

Tess and Gypsy are quite a pair. A perfect fit. I thought no other Devil King could top Reno but I think Gypsy is a definite contender. I will for sure grab a paperback of this (and the other books in this series).


“All my life I’ve sworn I wanted nothing to do with my father’s MC. And then you come along.” — Tess


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A must read for fellow MC romance lovers. Nicole James has done it again. She’s effortlessly gotten my attention well within the first chapter and followed all the way through with a strong plot, chemistry between her hero/ heroine, and some good ol’ suspense added in.

Nothing faltered. The pacing was steady and there wasn’t a damn moment that I didn’t soak up!

Some absolute highlights to look forward to:

Tess’ best friend Hayley! 😄 She is without a doubt THE BEST friend any girl could have. Not only is she upbeat, hilarious and 100% supportive, she is for sure a ride or die type of chick! 👊 She adds an uplifting element to the story and a nice contrast to the usual gritty world of an MC.


“I’m pretty sure it’s in the BFF rulebook. Accompany your friend when she’s about to do stupid, dangerous shit. It’s right after Don’t let her date a biker.” — Hayley


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Appearances from the club is a given — but most importantly characters from the previous books like Rusty and Reno are present, and brotherly banter strong as ever! 

But what screamed at me was the visualization of the entire world. The way James has described her characters, from their physical appearances to their personality traits was so vivid, I could almost picture them as real-life people. By giving us past glimpses to how the club has grown and evolved since the past James has expanded her already existing world of the Devil Kings MC.

Tess and Gypsy’s forbidden (hmm.. “forbidden” might be too strong a word. I should say it’s more of a don’t-even-go-there) romance was the shit! Excuse my potty-mouth for this review but it was needed to express my feels! Lol. 🔥 They’ll have you invested and rooting for things to pan out for them.


“Can’t promise you there won’t be bumps in the road, but I can promise you a hell of a ride.” — Gypsy


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Gypsy is the right balance of alpha male and gentleman. He’s strong, dependable, but not overly domineering like a lot of stereotypical alpha males. He stands out from the crowd just with his presence alone. He was caring and sweet (even before anything serious happened between him and Tess). I liked that he wasn’t pushy either with what he wanted.

Neither he or Tess are perfect people yet together they’re stronger, better and all round happier. 

Tess is spunky, feminine and confident in herself, but when she’s vulnerable, Gypsy is there to pick her up, keep her thinking positively and just makes you wanna swoon. You’ll wish it was you he was giving those soothing hugs and kisses to… trust me! (And FYI, anyone willing to go to WB Wizarding World, gets bonus points from me!)

Totally likable characters. There wasn’t a single moment where either one of them annoyed me with their antics — because there weren’t any! (But that’s not to say there isn’t any drama. There is!) 🙌

Ugh. Just go read it! It doesn’t disappoint! The entire series doesn’t disappoint! *flails arms*

This book is another phenomenal example as to why I consider Nicole James a queen of MC romances. She always gets you suckered in by the blurb and hot ass cover, then when you actually read the book, it exceeds any expectation you may have. I love the way she writes and if you haven’t read any of her books, then I highly recommend you rectify that, pronto!

RATING: ♥♥♥♥½

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Read my reviews for the Devils Kings MC trilogy!

📕 Book One: Reno and Kara’s story
Dirty Deeds by Nicole James
📕 Book Two: Rusty and Ashlynn’s story
Dirty Deals by Nicole James

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Dirty Deals by Nicole James

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Rusty—
I’m the president of the Devil Kings Atlanta MC. With a fractious club to rebuild and a revolving door on my bedroom, the last thing I need is 5’4” of sex-on-a-stick trouble.
When a mysterious beauty shows up with her playmate’s body, dark soulful eyes and a bagful of cash, I’m willing to make an exception.
I don’t fully trust her, but she needs my help.

Ashlynn—
Things are finally good. I’m one of the best high-roller hostesses on the strip. But I’ve lived in Las Vegas two years and have yet to unpack my bags. Why? Because shit always goes sideways.
I should have known this time would be no different.
When I’m asked to hostess a private poker game at a mega exclusive hotel penthouse, I end up in the proverbial wrong place at the wrong time.
I’m the sole witness to a double murder and I’m suddenly on the run again, but this time I’m running for my life.
I get as far as Atlanta before my Porsche blows a tire.
That’s when he shows up. Dangerous. Drop-dead gorgeous. Scary badass biker. One I can’t take my eyes off. Maybe this town is as good as any to lay low.
When trouble tracks me down, I want to run again. But he has other plans.
He’ll protect me—for a price.
My willing body in his big bed—all night, every night.
That’s the dirty deal he offers.
Dare I accept?

Where the President of the Devil Kings is involved, there are no rules.
But I’ll stand toe-to-toe with him and make it out of this bargain with my heart intact. Because in the end, running is what I do best.

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— MY REVIEW —

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I can’t get enough of Nicole James’ MC romances! And this one was just as enjoyable, just as swoon-worthy, and just as thrilling to see unfold! 😍😍

My only downside to this book? It was too friggin’ short! Nowhere near as long or as organically developed as it’s predecessor, Dirty Deeds. Ugh. I have loved and been intrigued by Rusty since the good ol’ Evil Dead MC days where he was introduced in Shades’ book as Skylar’s ex-boyfriend.

After having read Dirty Deeds, not only did it cement a new love for these Devil Kings members (and spin-off series), but it reiterated how much I wanted Rusty’s story.

I want to say that Rusty has been consistent in his personality and traits since he was first introduced in Evil Dead, all the way up to this book — HIS book. He always stood out to me as a character, whom despite being in a big bad MC, had morals, gentlemanly manners, and just good all around decency. I am so glad, he hasn’t strayed away from that. Dirty Deals, just made me love him even more and knowing that he’ll finally have his own HEA!

Okay! — Let’s talk storylines before we move onto my thoughts on our heroine, Ashlynn (aka Hot Rod), shall we?

The blurb pretty much sums up the plot to a T. Ashlynn blew a tire out and the lucky girl that she is, happen to have had Rusty riding past, pulled over to help her out, and the rest is history! 😉 You might say, their attraction to one another was instant. So, you can imagine me already scooting over, hand under my chin, grin on my face, and my full undivided attention in place!

With Reno’s book; Dirty Deals, the majority of the story revolved around their MC. In this instance, Rusty’s story revolved around Ashlynn and ensuring her safety. It still has a nice MC backdrop with members dropping by now and then, and having some of the scenes play out in their clubhouse, but make no mistake, Ashlynn and Rusty’s growing relationship, and her troubles are very much in the forefront.

It’s a little different from Nicole James’ previous MC romances in the sense that it’s MC-lite and more romance. Rusty, isn’t as gritty or troubled as some of the other MC characters Nicole has written in the past. Yes, he’s alpha. But he’s also patient and willing to take things slowly when it comes to someone he truly cares about.

I would’ve loved it even more if the story was little longer, so that it didn’t feel like things were progressing too fast. Their relationship, although sweet and steaming hot… it also felt like they skipped a few milestones between getting to know each other to not being able to live without one another. It still works, but in my opinion it only does because it’s an MC romance. If you’ve read from this genre before then you know, the guys usually move a little faster in claiming who they want. If this was more of a contemporary romance, then I consider their relationship leaned more towards insta-love.

Don’t get me wrong, this was an enjoyable read that had me hooked from start to finish. I would definitely reread it again, and I’m not gonna lie the cover is now one of faves out all of James’ book covers! I just wanted MORE! ✊ More Rusty! ✊ More Rusty! ✊ More Rusty!


“I get we just met, and maybe you don’t trust me. I get that, babe. But if you need help, all you gotta do is ask. Understand?”


Ashlynn is an independent, well established career woman. It’s always refreshing to see a heroine in an MC romance to be so self-reliant. Yes, she’s a damsel in distress when it comes to the trouble she falls into, and yes, Rusty is more than willing to help her out. But I love that she’s financially set, and that she actually likes to work.

She’s got some personal issues and quirks, but she’s not naive, immature, or a pushover (which I always favor in my heroines!)

She knows she’s in a fucked up situation, but I respect her for wanting to make sure the people she cares about doesn’t get sucked into it with her. She thinks about consequences and actually uses her brain to piece things together.

  • Likable, smart heroine? ✔
  • Stunner of a anti-hero? ✔

This can be read as a standalone as each book centers around a different MC member. I still highly recommend you read Dirty Deeds so you get the entire backstory of the club, how Rusty became the President, and to get to know the relationships between the secondary characters (aka the rest of the MC members). If you really want to see what the Devils Kings MC were like in the past, how much they’ve evolved, and get an even bigger impression of Rusty — then read Shades from the Evil Dead MC series.

You don’t get a lot of world-building in this book. It’s more of a continuous from the first one, with very little expansion since — but as I said earlier, this one is less MC, more romance.

And whilst Rusty and Ashlynn’s relationship came together relatively quickly, there are some very memorable moments where they do try to get to know each other more. Their feelings for one another is actually one of the more solid things in this book.


“I just want you safe. I can be a dick, I know. Get used to it.”


A highlight is always the brotherhood and friendship that James’ always manages to include in her books. This was no different. There’s banter, but there’s also some deep camaraderie between the men. (Another reason why I think Nicole James’ is at the top of the game when it comes to MC romances).

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Somewhat short, but a worthwhile read. I’ve come to really love this spin-off series and look forward to the next installment. Effortless storytelling that’s full of life and love. Make sure to leave room in your book boyfriend list for Rusty’s name, because I guarantee after you read Dirty Deals, he’ll be all over it!

RATING: ♥♥♥♥/5

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Read my review for Dirty Deeds — first book in the Devil Kings MC!

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📕 Dirty Deeds by Nicole James



Read my review for the Evil Dead MC — the series that started it all!

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📚 Evil Dead MC Series by Nicole James


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Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly

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Fabiano was raised to follow in his father’s footsteps as Consigliere of the Chicago Outfit – until the man abandons him. Left to fend for himself, Fabiano is forced to fight for a place in the mafia world. As a ruthless street fighter, he quickly earns his place as the new Enforcer of the Las Vegas Camorra – a man to fear.

Leona wants to build a decent life for herself, away from her drug-addicted mother. But soon she catches the attention of a dangerous man – Fabiano Scuderi. Staying out of trouble and living a normal life are near impossible with a man like him.
Leona knows she needs to avoid Fabiano, but men like him aren’t easy to shake off. They always get what they want.

Fabiano cares about only one thing: the Camorra.
But his attraction to Leona soon puts his unwavering loyalty to the test. Is Leona worth risking everything he’s fought for, and ultimately his life?

Author’s note: Spin-Off-Series to my Born in Blood Series set in Las Vegas. You don’t have to read the Born in Blood series to understand the book.

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— MY REVIEW —

I LOVED IT! I am so freaking ecstatic that Cora has returned to writing more Mafia romances… and even better decided to write a spin off series off of the ‘Born in Blood’ series 😊 A spinoff that lives up to the original series!

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I didn’t think I would picture Fabiano any other way than as the teenage boy he was from the Born in Blood series.. but boy oh boy that quickly changed just from reading the first two chapters of this book.

I’m curious to see how Fabiano will deal with the Outfit (New York) and the Camorra (Las Vegas) war knowing he’ll be fighting against his sisters side.

Leona was THE perfect partner for Fabiano. They complimented and balanced each other so well. I felt for her.. having such troublesome parents like she did. Every time Fabi was frustrated with her parents and wanted to crack some skulls.. I was like yup! I hear ya. I hear ya, man!

She had a good, strong head on her shoulders. I liked that she was actually a practical thinker with common sense and survival instincts. (You’d be surprised by how many heroines I’ve encountered in Mafia stories where they’re supposedly independent and strong but the minute a guy comes along, they become complete doormats! Ugh). Leona is very much a likable character and honestly has become one of my faves female characters from this series.

Aaaaaaand… I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I’m already very curious and eager to read Nino and Remo’s stories and seeing the ladies that would totally spin their worlds around! *evil laugh* Bahaha! 😁

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There wasn’t a single part of the book that I didn’t enjoy reading. It flowed so well, the plot was engaging (there was always something going on) and the characters’ mysteriousness had me desperate to know what was going on in their little Camorrista heads! 😅

This has now become one of my faves from Cora! I only wish it was longer. 😜 If you’re into dark mafia romances, then I highly recommend you read this one (and check out the entire Born in Blood series!)

RATING: ♥♥♥♥½

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📚 Read my reviews for the series!

(In reading order)

Book Two: Twisted Emotions by Cora Reilly

Book Three: Twisted Pride by Cora Reilly

Book Four: Twisted Bonds by Cora Reilly

Book Five: Twisted Hearts by Cora Reilly


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

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