Title: Hooked(Viking Bastards MC #1)
Author: Christina Phillips
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2017
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While I'm a sucker for MC books this one just didn't blow me away. While it's not a bad read it honestly didn't grab me enough for me to feel invested in the characters or the story. I never connected to Grace and truth be told, I didn't care for Zach.
Zach's character felt very overdone and was very much like a caricature of a biker in a romance story. I didn't find anything about him that drew me to him and had me wanting for him to be with Grace and for them to get their HEA. I know I'll probably be in the minority when I say this but I'm not a fan of the way he handled Grace during their first encounter. It put a bad taste in my mouth that I just couldn't get past over the course of the story. While many will probably find it sexy, I found it degrading.
I love the angst and the drama we typically get with Biker books. I enjoy the dynamics of the club, the H and his brother's and how that works with his relationship with the h but that was lacking here. Im not sure if the story had been more drawn out of it would have changed how I felt or not.
I will say, though, that I loved the cover. I'm a bit of a cover snob but when I first saw this one I was in love with it. Throw that together with the blurb and I was in heaven. Unfortunately, in the end, this one wasn't my cup of tea. However, I'm sure there will be readers out there who really enjoy it.
(Bumped from 2 to 3 because I loved the cover and blurb).
About The Author
Christina is addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate and bad boy heroes. She writes on the sizzling side of naughty, and loves bringing her tough biker heroes to their knees (her heroines enjoy this, too ☺ )
Christina is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.