Knuckle Down (The Cursed Ravens MC #2) by Chantal Fernando
Series: The Cursed Ravens MC #2
Also in this series: Ace of Hearts, Going Rogue (The Cursed Ravens MC, #3)
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: July 9, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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As a single father of two girls and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club, Jack “Knuckles” Chester doesn’t have much free time. And having earned his road name from his reputation as a fighter, Knuckles isn’t one to back away from a challenge.
But what he'll never admit out loud is that his two daughters have changed him irrevocably, softened him even. And these two girls are the only women who will ever hold his heart forever. That is, until he meets the cousin of another biker’s old lady.
Celina is nothing like the women Knuckles used to date. She’s a journalist for the local newspaper, dresses well, and basically just has her life together. And the last thing she wants is to be involved with a Cursed Raven. But when the ripped, badass biker worms his way into her heart, she has trouble remembering all the reasons they would never work.
But when a scandal at her newspaper breaks the thin trust she has with Knuckles, will she walk away for good? Or will Knuckles fight to keep Celina in his life?
Celina is a journalist and loves her job. She loves being independent and making her way in the world. She’s not really open to a relationship as her last one did a number on her. When she heads to the Cursed Ravens MC clubhouse for her cousin Erin’s birthday party the last thing she expects to happen is to fall for one of its members.
Knuckles is the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Cursed Ravens MC. He’s also a father of two daughters and does his work for the Ravens around his kids. He loves his MC but he also loves his girls and will do anything for them. He wasn’t planning on meeting anyone and hadn’t been attracted to a woman in a long time but when he sees Celina in the clubhouse he’s immediately smitten.
Celina has a bit too much to drink at the party so Knuckles ends up driving her home and then goes the next day to check on her. She keeps telling him that she’s not interested in dating him but he is persistent and their friendship soon turns into a relationship.
This was a fun story. I really liked Knuckles a lot as he was just a good guy. The author really doesn’t get into anything that the MC is criminally into. The stories are definitely more relationship driven and the men just happen to be in an MC. In this story there was one incident that was something I could see happening at an MC but other than that we don’t get much info about anything the MC does.
I’m not normally a fan of romances where the heroine is a journalist (actually I don’t like it when the hero is either but that so rarely occurs) but since I read book one in this series I thought I’d give it a shot. The conflict had to do with her work (as expected) and I could see it coming for miles down the road. Fortunately, that was worked out rather quickly. Celina and Knuckles were good together once they each let their guards down. Despite Knuckles chasing Celina he still held himself back a bit until later in the book.
The Cursed Ravens MC novels are pretty short and fluffy, but the author gives me enough about the characters that I end up wanting to see what the next guy is up to. Point in her favor. 🙂
Rating: 3 out of 5