Make you Burn (The Deacons of Bourbon Street #1) by
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, MC-Bikers
Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.
Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.
Praise for Make You Burn
“If you are looking for a hot and dirty read in the motorcycle club genre, then Megan Crane is a new voice to follow. Her characters are gritty, unapologetic, and led by their animal instincts, whether in war or love.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
“Launching a biker-themed contemporary series, Crane piles on the passion and danger. . . . This tough and dirty world is fascinating and satisfying in its own way.”—Publishers Weekly
“There’s hot and then there’s smoking, and Megan Crane’s start of the Deacons of Bourbon Street series is the sexiest thing I’ve read in a while. . . . Her style was so sultry and thick that I could almost feel the sweat of the bayou and the pulse of Bourbon Street as I read. I sunk deep into the story and enjoyed every minute of it.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
“There’s heat, emotion, mystery, suspicion and danger coating every page in equal measure. . . . Make You Burn is an explosive start to what will be a truly hot series.”—My Written Romance
“Hang on to your seat as you read this one and get ready to take a cold shower. . . . If you want a hot, sexy read that is not your typical MC read this is it! May the Deacons go on forever!”—Southern Yankee Book Reviews
“Fans of dirty romances with seriously naughty and sexy heroes should not miss this book. It may make readers spontaneously combust. Make You Burn is . . . hot enough to start a fire with a plot that makes me want to know more.”—Romance Novel News
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
I don’t easily read a new MC series by authors I never read before. I’m extremely picky when it comes to reading MC books so I was very worried when I started with this book. This series is written by a few different authors. I have to say this is the first time I read a book by this author. I really liked Ajax, but I did not love him. Ajax finds himself back to his hometown of New Orleans after the President of his MC passed away. That is after he was exiled from ten years by said president. I can definitely say that Ajax is al take charge, hot, sexy, alpha male.
I really enjoyed Sophie’s character. Now she’s the daughter of the former president of the MC. She’s also independent, strong, and has just about enough sass. She can dish it out as well as take it. Now this book as a real nice start to the Deacons of Bourbon Street. I think the only thing disappointing was when the story line picked up at one point, with the former president death might not be an accident, then it just kind of dropped off. I mean that was really disappointing. I wanted to know if he was really killed and who did it. When will we find this out because I’m not sure it will be explored further in this series? I also didn’t like the unanswered question of why the four best members of the MC got exiled all those years ago.
Make You Burn is almost all about the steamy, hot relationship between Ajax and Sophie. I kept hoping for more info on the club and that the plot was more developed. This book is an okay start for the series and I’m hoping the next book brings, at least some answers. This book just needed more for me!
USA Today bestselling, RITA-nominated, and critically-acclaimed author Megan Crane has written more than fifty books since her debut in 2004. She has been published by a variety of publishers, including each of New York’s Big Five. She’s won fans with her women’s fiction, chick lit, and work-for-hire young adult novels as well as with the Harlequin Presents she writes as Caitlin Crews. These days her focus is on contemporary romance from small town to international glamor, cowboys to bikers, and beyond. She sometimes teaches creative writing classes both online at mediabistro.com and at UCLA Extension’s prestigious Writers’ Program, where she finally utilizes the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards and their menagerie of ridiculous animals. Find out more about her and her books at http://www.megancrane.com.