In the first in a brand new series by Katie Ashley,
VICIOUS CYCLE does not
play around with its jaunt into the dangerous motorcycle
Deacon Malloy, the sergeant at arms of the Hell's Raiders
readers are thrust into the gritty, violent world of a
brotherhood based on sin.
After reading several other books of Ashley's, I was
interested to see her
take on the motorcycle craze that has been sweeping over
community. However I found that although the writing
remains well done,
that the events covered in this book were just despicable.
Deacon, cannot really been seen as an honorable man in the
When a daughter he didn't know existed lands in front of
steps, he doesn't know what to do with little Willow.
Right off the bat, he
wants to put her up for adoption, knowing that the life he
lives is no place for
a little innocent girl.
Ashley doesn't paint her characters in very
good light in this series. Everyone has flaws and they are
glaringly obvious in
every scene. That being said, I found Deacon hard to like,
parts of his job as a sergeant at arms makes him a bad
man. Even though
Ashley tried to redeem him somewhat, I just don't like
that much violence
from any hero I read.
VICIOUS CYCLE is certainly not for the faint of heart. If
you feel strongly
against violence against women and children then some of
the scenes in this
book will offend you. The majority of the book is filled
with violence and I felt
that it was there mainly for shock value as opposed to
related to plot. As a result, I never really connected
with the club or the
characters except for Willow. Fans of Susan Fanetti will
enjoy this darker
portrayal of biker gangs but I will warn you that it is
not for everyone.
New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the
danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle
Deacon Malloyâ€™s life is dedicated to the Hells Raiders
motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he
serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-
approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-
daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.
Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her studentsâ€”but thereâ€™s
always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her
heart. Thereâ€™s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in
of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops
to school, Alexandraâ€™s search leads to a clubhouse full of
bikersâ€¦and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter
The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in
bedâ€”and heâ€™s never met a woman yet who couldnâ€™t be
persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon,
Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But itâ€™s
Deacon himself who could be seducedâ€”into a brighter future
for himself, his daughter, and the woman heâ€™s falling for
against all odds.