ARC Review – Hooked (Viking Bastards MC #1) by Christina Phillips

This was MC-lite. But it was dirty and fun and I enjoyed the characters and the way they worked out their romance coming from opposite sides of the tracks. ~ Leigh, Guilty Pleasures 

Description:
Zach…

I like my sex dirty and disposable. I’m not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it’s crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we’re all alone and I can’t get enough of her.

I don’t do forever, but she’s hooked me so bad I don’t ever want to let her go. Except there’s no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won’t live in hers…

 

 

 

 

Review copy provided for a voluntary review

While not a new author by any means, Christina Phillips was new to me, and I have to say that I enjoyed myself immensely with this start to her newest MC club series. It was dirty and fun and I enjoyed the characters and the way they worked out their romance coming from opposite sides of the tracks.

Grace was the princess in the ivory tower who did what everyone expected of her. She was the good daughter, the sensible sister and the goody two shoes she was expected to be. Zach on the other hand was the guy from the bad side of town. He was rough and dirty (in the best possible way) and didn’t put much stock in women or relationships. But when they got together, I really liked the way that they brought out the best in each other. Zach encouraged Grace to go for her dreams and stand up for what she wanted. Around Zach, she could be herself. She was still the princess, still the gracious person she always was. Just a bolder and more secure version.

And Grace gentled Zach. Without even trying, she brought out a caring man who valued his family. Who wanted the right woman without even knowing it. Who fell in love without realizing it and found himself deep in a relationship he never knew he was in until it was too late for his heart.

Despite the dirty sex and the gritty settings, this story at its core was actually pretty sweet.

Now, the drawbacks. A goodie two shoes is not going to have sex with a biker after walking into a bar on a rainy night when all she was after was a phone to call a tow truck. And even if she was, it was not going to happen quite that fast.

I’m talking super duper fast.

And for an MC story, there was a real lack of the MC feel. This was more a love story where the main character drove a motorcycle and had some friends that drove them too. It hit the right buzzwords that an MC romance would use, but it didn’t have the feel I’m used to when reading about a club. It was MC-lite.

Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this story. I found the characters engaging, and if I’m invested and rooting for them to get together at the end of the story, then the author did something really right.

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2 thoughts on “ARC Review – Hooked (Viking Bastards MC #1) by Christina Phillips

  1. “And for an MC story, there was a real lack of the MC feel. This was more a love story where the main character drove a motorcycle and had some friends that drove them too. It hit the right buzzwords that an MC romance would use, but it didn’t have the feel I’m used to when reading about a club. It was MC-lite.” That’s unfortunate. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Leigh

    1. It was still a good book if you’re looking for a wrong side of the tracks romance! Just don’t get your heart set on a gritty MC story.

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