Review: Devil's Own by Megan Crane

Devil's Own by Megan March
Title: Devil's Own
Author: Megan Crane:
Expected Publication Date: May 16, 2017.
Publisher: Loveswept
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Lara Ashburn hates bikers. She watched a motorcycle club destroy her hometown, bringing her brother down with it. That’s a life she put far in her rearview. So the last person she wants to see walking into her classroom is the top enforcer of the Devil’s Keepers. Big, mean, and gorgeous, all tattoos and leather, Chaser is everything Lara should avoid. Yet the insane chemistry sparking between them tempts her to break all the rules. Ryan “Chaser” Frey has his hands full with a teen daughter in need of tough love, and he doesn’t have time for prissy teachers who want to tell him how to raise his kid. But Chaser never could resist a chick who gives as good as she gets. Lara is sexy as hell, and she’s not afraid of him. Plus, her links to a California club could provide the Devils with leverage against their enemies. But that would mean mixing business with pleasure—and risking the one woman Chaser can’t afford to lose.

Devil’s Own is the third in Megan Crane’s Devil’s Keepers series that features a “new” standalone couple but continues the overarching story that was developed through the first two novels. Ryan “Chaser” Frey has his hands full as a single father to a sixteen-year-old girl when he meets high school history teacher and hater-of-bikers Lara Ashburn.

The trope of big, bad biker falling for his child’s teacher is pretty popular in the MC romance sub-genre, and to be perfectly honest I was a little sceptical when I first read the synopsis. What could be done that hasn’t been done a million times over already? And, yeah, this wasn’t a groundbreaking plot in that way. But it was a very fast-paced read and Chaser and Lara had unbelievable chemistry together. I loved how straight-forward Lara was - she had some great quips and held nothing back with Chaser, but still combined it with the underlying understanding of the mechanics of an MC.

However, this novel felt short. I was expecting a bit more plot surrounding Lara’s interactions with the Sheriff, but that turned out to be a bit of a red herring. Then, I found there was very little build-up to the situation surrounding the rival club member, and I felt like I missed a few paragraphs or something that would provide the set-up or hammer home how serious/dangerous the issue was.

I was really excited for this novel — I feel that Crane has re-invigorated the motorcycle club sub-genre for me with the previous instalments in this series. And while I did love the hero and heroine - their personalities, their chemistry, and their interactions with other characters — I felt that the story was a little bit light on plot. With that being said, I think this story is definitely worth reading, and I continue to be excited for this series to continue with other MC members.

A copy of this title was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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