Werebiker by Paige Cuccaro
Published by Swerve
Publication Date: September 12th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Years after she thought she left town for good, Jillian is back and has enlisted the help of her older brother’s ex-best friend (and the man who broke her heart), Jack, to track down her sister-in-law, who’s fallen in with a rival biker gang—but Jack knows they’re werewolves, and that he has to protect Jillian at any cost, even if she hates him.
Jill is shopping for a motorcycle when she runs into Jack, her brothers ex-best friend. He refuses to sell her a bike when she tells him what she wants it for. Her brother is coming home from his military service and his wife is MIA. Jill has found out that she’s been hanging around an MC called the Hellhounds. When Jack finds out he’s determined to keep her away from the Hellhounds but Jill is too determined to let it go.
Jack knows that the Hellhounds are bad because he once was one. The night before he was set to take off to basic training with his best friend, Jill’s brother, he was attacked and turned into a werewolf. The guys in the Hellhounds have a way of mesmerizing women so that they never want to leave their side. This is what has happened to Jill’s sister-in-law, Carrie. Despite Jack’s warnings Jill makes bad decision after bad decision going after Carrie but there’s only one way to get her back to her brother’s side and that’s to find the cure for the “virus” that has infected the Hellhounds.
This story had an interesting blurb and premise so I thought I’d give it a try. Unfortunately there was a lot about it that just didn’t work for me. First, Jack and Jill’s antagonism toward each other – it just didn’t feel authentic. Yes, they had every reason to be mad at each other but it felt forced. Jack also did everything in his power to keep Jill away from the Hellhounds and she was so freaking stubborn she put herself into trouble more than once and had to be saved. It annoyed me that she was being so stupid!
When it came to the romance – it fell flat for me. Jack and Jill (don’t even get me started on the names!) had kissed at one point but Jack had walked away. Jill’s feelings were hurt but she’d never given up hope that they could one day be together. Jack wants to stay away from her because of what he is but can’t seem to do it. The romance ended up feeling rushed, especially at the end, and I just wasn’t feeling it.
Overall the story is mildly entertaining, but I can’t say that I recommend this book.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5