5 Cups for Ryan Michele’s latest



Blurb: Prospect Andrew “Tug” Tugger wants two things. One, to become a member of the Ravage Motorcycle Club, and two, Blaze, the sexy brunette whose eyes set him on fire. Only one of those things is under his control, and he is done waiting. It’s time to take what he wants. Blaze has been running from her tragic past for over four years. She is finally feeling settled, after stripping her way through school and building a life in Sumner, her first safe haven. She keeps everyone at arm’s length, afraid to let anyone discover the secrets she holds within. Tug sets out to make Blaze his, but will someone get burned in the process? Will Blaze run again when her new world is threatened? Or will she allow Tug to consume her?

Have you ever played the game, “Just One More Chapter?” I did with this book. I did a dumb thing and started it at ten o’clock at night. I could not put it down! Between Blaze and Tug I was hooked. H-O-O-K-E-D. As in, I finished it in one sitting. I will say that even though Consume Me can be read as a standalone, the first two books really add to your understanding and appreciation of characters and storylines. And even better, those books are just as amaze-balls as this one! Blaze is a stripper at a club owned by the Ravage Motorcycle Club. She is obviously running from some kind of past, but no one really knows. She isn’t “just” a stripper, though, having recently graduated from college. Clearly, Blaze is not a stupid girl, so when hotter than sin Tug catches her eye, she is more than happy to look – just not touch. She doesn’t want any kind of relationship, no ties to bind kind of thing. This chick lives with the need to be able to cut and run at any moment. You just wanna hug her, it’s horrible. Tug is your typical Ryan Michele biker bad boy. Tough, sexy, tatted, in others words, my dream man (minus the whole violent lifestyle thing, a small issue, really). I’m pretty sure that his bed posts are dwindling down to toothpicks from all of the notches in them. But Blaze is different for some reason. So he does something he never has to do, he pursues a chick. What? He has to work to get attention? Weird, but true! Another reminder for us girls – DON’T BE EASY, it really doesn’t work out well for you. Tug is a bit more than determined and not being his natural alpha-male self does make him impatient.

“I’m playing this your way, For now. That time is almost up, sweet lips.”  “What in the hell does that even mean, Tug?” …. “Means I’m letting you call these shots. Want you used to me. But soon, babe, we play by my rules.”

I just love him! I mean, I don’t know that I could handle that as the guy I date, but I’d be willing to try, I do believe. Another important thing about Tug, well all of Ryan’s guys really, is that she writes them like they are DUDES. I have read some books that had the ability to be fantastic, but the guys sounded really, um, girly. Not Ryan’s Alphas. No way. These are men, through and through. They love, they have passion, but you totally forget that a chick wrote this. He is all guy, all the time. It’s a lost art, so thank you Ryan! The book takes a couple dramatic turns based on previous storylines and an intense reunion between Blaze and some people from her past. Her instincts are to bolt, and I would feel the same way; run to protect. It’s something she felt was always coming, and the heartache it causes is palpable. Tug is Tug, and a badass alpha biker dude isn’t really hip on the whole “running away” thing.

“I will not let them get to you…I will protect you, keep you safe.”

Who doesn’t want that? Ahhhh I do. This is Tug, loyal and protective to those who matter to him. And hot, did I mention hot? The heat in the this book….oh my good-ness. Ryan gives a great build up, and lemme tell you, totally worth the wait. Totally. I was riveted to each page, and I know you will be as well. I am going to try to be patient for Ryan to write the next book, but I am probably going to fail.

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