It Is What It Is by D.R. Graham
Series: Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club #3
Also in this series: One Percenter, The Handler
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: February 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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Tracking down the runaway teenage daughter of a senior member of the Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club should be a quick, easy assignment for Tait—a chance to earn his full patch and officially join the outlaw biker family. But Tait didn’t count on the complication of working alongside the sassy-mouthed older sister, Kolby. He also didn’t count on the mission leading them into the clutches of a lethal international drug ring. Defying direct orders and relying on only his training and wits, Tait will have to risk everything to protect Kolby, rescue Roxie, and get them all out alive.
Tait has only been with the Noir et Bleu MC for about 6 months. He’s a prospect but wants to be in the MC for many different reasons. His direct “boss” I guess you could say is Cisco who has been training him. Cisco’s step-daughter Kolby shows up at the clubhouse one day and lets Cisco know that her 16-year-old sister, Roxie, is missing and it’s been 3 days since she’s seen her. The Noir et Bleu is immediately in motion and Cisco gives Tait the job of watching over Kolby which turns out to be one of the hardest jobs he’s had yet. Soon Tait figures out that Roxie might have been taken to be a drug mule for a drug cartel or something more sinister. Once Kolby finds out that her sister is in Mexico there’s no keeping her in town and Tait ends up losing her then following her to Mexico.
When Tait gets to Guadalajara he’s pissed at Kolby but still quite attracted to her. He lets her distract him and soon they’re in their own heap of trouble with the drug cartel. When Kolby is taken as well Tait uses all of his smarts to help find the woman he’s falling for.
I really liked the first two books in this series and I was looking forward to reading this one as well. It wasn’t quite the romance that I was expecting but it was still a great story.
The author had us pulling for Tait as he tries to protect Kolby despite her stubbornness and determination to find Roxie on her own. I was a little surprised that he went along with her as often as he did but again, he was distracted by her and thinking with his dick so I could understand it. lol He was a smart guy and despite being in a horrible circumstance he constantly was thinking of ways to get them free.
Kolby was a bit of a brat, imho, but she grew on me over the course of the story. She made some pretty stupid decisions but I guess when your mind is fixed on helping someone you love your mind works in mysterious ways. I was happy that she started giving Tait a chance when she saw that he wasn’t just a guy with no brains trying to join the MC.
The story was more of a beginning of a relationship between Tait and Kolby and not necessarily a romance but their story looked like it was headed in the HEA direction. The book was exciting and was certainly had me turning page after page. If you like a good action story with romantic elements then you would definitely like this one.
Rating: 4 out of 5