BOOK REVIEW: Red (Salvation’s Bane MC) by Marteeka Karland #mcromance #bookreview #romanticsuspense @marteekakarland

Rosanna: Salvation’s Bane’s been good to me — more of a family than I’ve ever had before. And I want that. But I’m not a kid anymore, and I know what I want. Red. I need him to see me as more than just another mechanic. No matter how good I am, working beside the man is never going to be enough. I’m going to break him down. Get under his skin, until he realizes I’m a grown-ass woman, and I know my mind.

And if that bitch of an ex of his doesn’t leave us alone, she’s the next thing I’m gonna break.

Red: I’m headed for a special hell. Rosanna knows her way around cars, I’ll give her that, and she looks sexy as hell with a wrench in her hands and a spot of grease on her nose, but she’s just a kid. I know she’s got a past she can’t or won’t talk about, and she may think she’s all grown up, but she’s younger than my son, Anthony. Pretty sure that makes me some kind of a pervert.

And now that Anthony’s the assistant DA, he’s got a bee up his ass to take me down. Be damned if I’ll let him take Rosanna with me. I should send her far away from me and this life, but one kiss is all it takes to pull me under. I could no more give her up than I could give up the air that I breathe. I’d kill to protect her. And from the looks of things, I may have to.

Available from Changeling Press

MY REVIEW – 5 stars!

Red is a steamy age-gap romance that will break your heart … then put it back together.

Red hasn’t had an easy life. With an ex who hates him, and a son who dislikes him just as much, he’s done his best to keep everyone at arm’s length, fearing it will put a target on their backs…. and for good reason. His ex is a piece of work and only out for herself. And his son has traveled down a dark path from which there may be no coming back …

Rosie is exactly what Red needs, if only he’d let himself love her. She’s sweet, sassy, and smart. But more than that, she’s head over heels for Red and knows no one else will be her “one”. Good thing she has a backbone of steel because she’ll need it if she plans to tame the biker of her dreams.

While Red’s story does touch on dark subjects, it’s not done in detail. More of a reason why certain things have to happen so you catch a glimpse of the darker side of what Salvation’s Bane is fighting but that’s it. The main focus is on Red’s battle with himself and his ex, and Rosie.

Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. Watching a big, tough guy like Red fall is always delightful. You know what they say… the bigger they are, the harder they fall … and boy does he fall for Rosie!

*Disclaimer: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The review above is only my opinion.