Crank: The Devil’s Highwaymen Nomads #1 by Claire C. Riley


Crank

By: Claire C. Riley
Genres: Romance
Pages: 134
Series: The Devil's Highwaymen Nomads #1
Crank: The Devil’s Highwaymen Nomads #1 by Claire C. Riley

The Nomads are alpha males that will take you on the ride of your life.

I found my deliverance in the form of a bottle of whiskey and a woman named Hope.

Hope was the opposite of everything I stood for and believed in; she was innocent and pure and beautiful in a way that was soul deep, yet I couldn’t help falling for her. We only had one night—just mere moments in a lifetime really, but it was enough to change me forever.

Maria tasted like venom and looked like sin. She was beautiful and poisonous. She was dangerous—way more than I knew at the time, and she never pretended to be anything but my worst nightmare.
I never stood a chance.

Whiskey was bad for me, but in the end, Maria was probably worse.
I was young, too young to have seen the things I had. On the run from my past. Chasing my nightmares away with sex and booze and praying to any god that might be listening to finish me off sooner rather than later.
The day our worlds collided was the day that everything came apart. Our lives were set on a path that none of us could change.
Maria was my Demon.
And whiskey was my escape.
But Hope? She was my redemption

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also by this author: Odium II, Limerence 2, Odium Origins. A Dead Saga Novella. Part Two
 
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Crank isn’t a book I would have normally picked up to read just because. I’m not a fan of romance or lovey-dovey stuff in general. I chose to read it because the characters in the series have made appearances in another series I’ve read and I wanted to know more of their backstories. I’m glad I took a chance with this book.

 

I’ve read all 3 books in the series at this point in time and of the 3, I think this one has the least amount of sex. Which is probably why it’s my favorite.

The main character, Dillon, has had a tough time in life. Mom was an addict, stepdad was a piece of crap, and he’s headed down a dark path. When he comes across the Devil’s Highwaymen he may be getting a new chance at life.

 

This book was both exciting and heartbreaking. Dillon is such a tortured soul and has never had the chance to learn what family is truly about. You can tell he has a good heart but has been hurt by everyone he’s cared about.

 

I loved seeing Dillon grow as a person and learn what the club has to offer him. He needs stability in his life. Riley has a way of making you fall in love with her characters and you want things to go well for them. But when things don’t go as well as you would like, it’s like learning something bad happened to an old friend. You feel for them and want to fix things for them, even though you know they aren’t real.

 

This is really a good series if you like motorcycle club style books. The later books have A LOT more sex and romance in them. So if you’re into sexy time in your books, this may be a series for you.

 

 

Purchase Links

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About Claire C. Riley

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author with almost twenty novels of various genres to her credit.

A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside of their comfort zones.

She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.

Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters and one naughty beagle, where she can be found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids and reading.

 

Author of:

 

Odium The Dead Saga Series

Odium Origins Series

Limerence (The Obsession Series)

Out of the Dark Series,

Twisted Magic,

Beautiful Victim

Blood Claim

 

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

 

Thicker than Blood,

Beneath Blood & Bone,

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

 

And by Cee Cee Riley:

 

The Ride or Die a Devil’s Highwaymen MC Novel Series

And coming in November – The Devil’s Highwaymen NOMAD series.

Author of:

Odium The Dead Saga Series

Odium Origins Series

Limerence (The Obsession Series)

Out of the Dark Series,

Twisted Magic,

Co-authored books with Madeline Sheehan:

Thicker than Blood,

Beneath Blood & Bone,

& Shut Up & Kiss me,

And soon to be released by Cee Cee Riley:

The Ride or Die Series

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One Response to Crank: The Devil’s Highwaymen Nomads #1 by Claire C. Riley

  1. great – loved the excerpt – picked up on Kindle!

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