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Release Day Review: Broken Sun by B.D. Roca
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CC Cat Clontz
City to City (Book 2)
About the Author
I’m a writer fixated on romance, Noir, reading great books, and singers with voices of pure gravel (ah yes, Tom Waits).
I grew up in Brisbane, where the houses always seemed to be old, on stilts and falling over. Between that, the feral cats we rescued, wild thunderstorms and an eccentric family, it was true Australian gothic. Naturally my first stories were all about the dark and mysterious until I discovered writing M/M romance, which I love for the character driven power and strength of the genre.
I think if I’d grown up in this particular house I wouldn’t have left, but it does fit the crumbling Queenslander thing I’ve described, only much grander. That said, the inhabitants probably expired from the mad heat while waiting for air-conditioning to be invented. I know I would have.
Inspiration can be seeded from some unlikely sources, that much is a certainty.
November 13, 2017
ePub, Mobi, PDF
Read an excerpt at Dreamspinner Press.
James Morgan: outlaw in a ruthless biker club, the Bastard Legion. Willing to do whatever he must to claw his way to the top of the club’s hierarchy.
Two things stand in the way of his ambitions: his heroin-addicted brother and his bisexuality. In Morgan’s world, his attraction to men is a death sentence, and he has no desire to pursue it… until he tangles with Luc Sinclair.
Luc Sinclair: fellow Bastard Legion biker. Tattoo artist. Rebel who wants out of a club he’s grown to despise.
Luc has a sister he’s protecting from a Legion ex-boyfriend. Saving her makes him a target. Morgan intervenes, and all bets are off. The sex is as fierce and passionate as it is dangerous. But when Morgan’s junkie brother learns of the relationship, he sees a way to advance in the Legion and take out a brother he hates. Their three worlds collide—one is left for dead, another fighting for life, and the bond between them broken.
In a dark and violent world where it’s every man for himself, finding their way back to each other and the only truth they’ve ever found will be a long, hard fight.
Gritty Realism and Enduring Love
B.D. Roca is a new author to me, so when she contacted me to review a biker story, I jumped at the opportunity. There’s nothing like a good biker story! What I then proceeded to read was a delight for the senses.
Set in Australia, Luc and Morgan are not the most compatible people. Morgan wants to climb the ranks of the club, and Luc just wants out without dying in the process, which appears less and less likely as each scene passes. The plot was great, and the pacing was on point.
There is a large gap of time between the beginning and the final get-together, but while I was sad to have the missing years, the result allowed for infinitely more maturity on Luc’s part, and the way the men come together is more special for the lapse. It is here, however, that the pacing falls apart a bit. It isn’t enough to throw you out of things, but it is noticeable.
Slipping into the minds of each main character allows for greater understanding of the whole. The chemistry between the men is strong, their pull toward each other palpable, and sexy times are super hot. The character growth on both parts is massive, especially with the ten plus year break between them.
Broken Sun is a gritty, evocative book. The situations faced by the men with regard to the motorcycle club are beautifully dark, and really make the book seem more realistic. Favors done equal favors owed, and no good deed goes unpunished.
I am rating this book at four strong stars, and I highly recommend you give it a try!
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