by Nina Levine
Book #3 of Storm MC Series
Release Date: July 28st, 2014
Cover Designer: LM Creations
Photographer: CJC Photography
Model: Joseph Troisi
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He doesn’t do relationships. Neither does she. But they can’t fight the attraction any longer…
Nash Walker hides the demons that consume his soul. He buries them deep and distracts himself with sex. Anything to avoid facing a past full of heartbreak and regret; anything to numb the pain that he struggles with daily.
Velvet Carr has spent years fighting her demons. It’s a fight she’s winning. That is, until Nash crashes his way into her life and into her heart.
It started out as a bit of harmless fun between friends; it wasn’t meant to get complicated for either of them. But when two broken souls come together and arouse unwanted feelings in each other, complicated is what happens.
Can Nash and Velvet help heal each other and revive the love in their lives that they’ve both been refusing to allow in for years? Or will they let their demons ruin any chance they may have at happiness?
Oh my!! The most anticipated and written about character before he had his own book, really was worth waiting for!!! Nash is all he was hyped up to be .... and MORE!!
We came to know him as a good-natured and devastatingly good looking manwhore whose constant one-liners were enough to melt the underwear of females of any ilk or age, within a 200 yard circumference! In REVIVE Nina Levine shows us there is so much more to this enticing character. A man who had held the world in his arms at a point in his life when he was too young to appreciate the full value of what he had, and could lose. A man who never found a way to let go of the pain buried deep inside him. A man who fought hard not to let anyone in, for fear of losing what is left of his heart. He has no defense against Velvet however, she has found a way into his life, under his skin and finally into his heart.
Velvet has had a rough go of it, but after having been stripped of her self esteem, she turns her life around and now strips to make a living, building up her strength. She's had a good friend in Nash, who is one of her bosses at the club, and has tried charming her into his bed more than once. But Velvet has vowed not to mess up a good friendship with some meaningless sex, and a relationship is not something Nash is built for, nor is it what Velvet wants. But what Velvet hadn't counted on was that once they breached that boundary, there would be no turning back for either of them.
Nash was a big surprise, even though I had suspected from previous books in this series that there was more to the man than what he was showing the world. The layers of his character were very revealing and a challenge to the readers to accept ALL of this unexpectedly complex man.
Nina put a lot of faith in her readers also, by asking them to accept the character of Velvet, whom she was able to make completely believable as a former wife of a prominent political family member now turned stripper in a biker owned club. The catch of course being that Velvet seemed completely accepting of herself in this 'jump' in situation and environment. Something she manages to convey quite well. It had me admiring Velvet's strength of character.
If there was one thing I missed it might have been a little more MC intrigue.... there seems to be a lot going on behind the scenes, and we get numerous hints and suggestions at movement within the club, but there is no action to accompany the innuendo. When, on the last few pages, a bombshell is dropped, there are no real hard clues or events that could offer us a theory as to what in heavens' name is happening with Storm MC. A huge dangling thread left for the next book to hopefully explain away....... And I will be waiting with bated breath!
✨Blatantly carnal, heart-breakingly emotional and highly charged!✨
I eyed the guy standing in front of me. He was a pig. I’d seen him in here before, and he always treated the strippers and the waitresses like a piece of meat put on Earth for his personal pleasure. “You need to step away,” I told him in a firm tone; one I hoped he paid attention to before Nash saw him giving me a hard time. God only knew how Nash would handle him.He leered at me, and I didn’t even want to think about what the look in his eyes meant. “Baby, I’m not stepping away. You’re gonna show me a good time tonight. I’m gonna pay a shitload to have your tits in my hands.”Like fuck he was. “I’m not your fucking baby, and there’s no way you’ll ever have my tits in your hands.” I took a step back as I said it and ran into hard muscle. Familiar hands curled around my waist, and pulled me back into him.Nash.I braced for the confrontation I knew was coming.Nash’s voice had a murderous tone to it when he threatened the guy. “You’ll leave and you won’t ever fuckin’ come back here. And if I ever fuckin’ hear you talking about my woman’s tits, you’ll find it hard to ever breathe through your nose again, motherfucker. We clear?”It felt like the wrong reaction, but my stomach fluttered at his words. I couldn’t help it though; I loved it when Nash called me his woman.The guy glared at Nash for a couple of moments before admitting defeat by turning and leaving. I watched him go, and breathed a sigh of relief. That could have gone wrong really fast if the guy hadn’t listened to Nash.
Nash bent his head to my ear, and muttered, “Your last shift here can’t come soon enough, baby. I can’t take much more of these assholes fucking with you.”I turned in his hold, and faced him. “A couple of days; that’s all you’ve got to last. Maybe you shouldn’t come in.”He scowled. “Not fuckin’ likely, babe. I’m not having my woman spoken to by motherfuckers like him.”I grinned at him. “You keep calling me your woman, and you’re going to get so lucky tonight.”He looked pained. “Two things, babe. One, don’t fuckin’ say shit like that to me when there’s still three fuckin’ hours before you can make good on that promise.” His eyes softened before he said the next thing, “And two, I’m already lucky.”Nash had a special knack for turning me on and melting my heart all at the same time. “What the hell did I do to deserve you?” I asked, softly.It was his turn to grin now. “I guess we’re both fuckin’ lucky, babe.”
USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about hot, alpha men and the tough, independent women they love.
When she isn't creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.
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