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Road Tripped: Satan’s Devils MC Utah #1 by Manda Mellett – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur

Road Tripped (Satan's Devils MC Utah #1)Road Tripped by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a book that is only suitable for those over 18, due to the adult content throughout.

This book starts with Road who has just been in a serious accident as is on his way to recovery, the only trouble is, he will never be able to compete in his beloved sport any longer and this is a future that he is really struggling to accept. This is making him a time bomb which could go off any second and everyone around him knows it and is on eggshells around him.

When he is summoned in to see his Prez, Drummer, he is worried about what the outcome may be, he knows his fuse is short and that he isn’t dealing well with things, but he does not know whether or not this is something his Prez is going to continue to allow. This is where his Prez surprises him with a suggestion which could help.

This suggestion is for him to have a change of scenery and go to visit another chapter, in Road’s case, this is the one down in Utah. Drummer is worried that something is going on in Utah, not that it is a bad thing, they haven’t shown any reason for his worry, apart from that things are just too right at the club and he has a gut feeling that something is quite as it should be. Road is surprised, but is willing to accept that Drummer is trying to help, but he wonders why, out of all his brothers, Drummer has chosen him of all people!

As Road prepares to leave and set off for his road trip, he knows that it will be a slow one with the pain from his injuries reducing the amount of time which he can spend in the saddle. Even so, he hopes the time away will help him to clear his head so that when he comes back home, he will be back somewhat to his usual happy self.

When he gets close to the club, the idea that a warm welcome and a bed to sleep in is surely on the cards at least, but other than that, he truly has no idea of exactly what he will be walking into and this is where the story really begins.

What Road finds at the Utah branch will change his perceptions and life forever, but what that means for him is something that he may not have much time to figure out. In this tale of twists and turns, unexpected trials, tribulations and choices which have to be made, will Road be able to handle it, or is he in over his head before he has even walked through the front door? Only time will tell.

Reviewed by @RoxsanneL

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Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC Book 1) by Manda Mellett- Review by Angela Hayes

Turning Wheels (Satan's Devils MC, #1)Turning Wheels by Manda Mellett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Turning Wheels is the first book in Satan’s Devils MC Series by Manda Mellett. This is the book that started it all. I remember coming into the series on book six, not sure what to expect or if I would even like the book, as I wasn’t a huge fan of MC series. But boy did I change my mind quite quickly. I enjoyed it so much that I went back and got the previous five books to consume, too… and so started my Manda Mellett addiction.
I have read every one of her books now and have found that I can always count on her to spin an enthralling read. Recently, the earlier books in the series popped up on my recommended book feed, sparking pleasant memories that were spent between these pages, prompting me to read them all over again. I am happy to say that I have enjoyed going back to the beginning of this series just as much as I did the first time around.
This story really tugged at my heartstrings. Meeting Sophie and discovering everything she’d been through, how much her disability eroded her confidence and sense of self, made my heart ache for her. I wasn’t sure to begin with that Wraith would be the right ‘one’ for her- but he soon changed my mind. Then add in the danger, tension, suspense, and chemistry! Bam- we have a heart-pounding read!
If you love a really beautifully written, riveting MC story- with complex, quirky and loveable characters, sizzling scenes, overcoming adversity, all wrapped within an original plot- then this is definitely a book you won’t want to miss. Be warned though, you may discover that one of Ms. Mellett’s addictive books may not be enough!

Thank you, Ms. Mellett!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Satan’s Devils MC Boxset 1 Books 1-5: Brothers protecting their own by Manda Mellett – Review by Roxsanne Lesieur

Satan's Devils MC Boxset Books 1-5Satan’s Devils MC Boxset Books 1-5 by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is definitely a book that should only be read by those over 18, as there is profanity, extremely graphic and explicit scenes throughout, and not just of the adult variety. If you have any trigger points, or PTSD, this may be a series for you to avoid, but these books are great if you like hard hitting books that are full of emotion. They can be read individually, however, I would recommend reading them in the order in which they were written.

The stories are written from two viewpoints, the MC member and a woman and while you read about their experiences happening, it brings you even closer to the characters within each story as they have to battle their own demons, as well as help others to overcome theirs, an exhilarating ride (in more ways than one) and leaves you wanting to know what the next challenge over the horizon will be.

An exceedingly well written set of stories that leave you breathless and for a taste of the adventures awaiting inside, keep on reading!

Book 1 – Turning Wheels.

The book starts with a girls night out with Sophie talking to her best friend about their sex lives and jobs, you then follow their Friday night get togethers for another few weeks, until they stop altogether when sophie’s best friend meets someone and gradually stops meeting her. This is until her best friend turns up injured on her doorstep needing help getting away from her abusive boyfriend. Sophie helps her and then hears nothing for a while again.

We next see Sophie at home in bed, with someone banging on her door to get her attention. She decides between either her crutches or wheelchair to go answer, but chooses the crutches and ends up rushing and falling over. Upon hearing this, the person at the door kicks it in, thinking she is in trouble and after making sure she is, calls a friend to come repair her door.

While they are waiting, Sophie asks what is going on, her visitor introduces himself as Horse and tells her that he has been sent by her best friend and also tells her that she needs to leave her home, so that she is safe, she is admittedly shocked and doesn’t understand why.

This conversation carries on until the man’s friend arrives and starts to repair the door, Sophie then gets another visitor who comes to take her to see her best friend’s ex. It is at this point and after this visit and sophie’s demand for answers, he proceeds with an explanation of why he is there and she explains how she got injured in the first place. Sophie is asked to pack some items and after the confrontation between all three men and the conversation she has with Horse, the reality of her situation finally hits home.

She is whisked away and arrives with the Satan’s Devils Motorcycle Club and this is where she embarks on the journey that will change her life forever. This is a story with twists, turns, shocks, disappointments, hard work, but also happiness, celebration and a lot of sex.

Book two – Drummer’s Beat.

The book starts with Sam running out of gas on a trip to the Satan’s Devils Motorcycle Club, to confront one of its members. Drummer comes across her as she is considering what to do and starts to talk to her, she explains her situation and why she is heading to the club and decides to get her some gas and escort her there.

As she enters the compound, she is watched with eager eyes as she is a woman, but not one they know of with a vintage motorcycle that elicits questions and appreciation from the bikers.
Sam then goes to Drummers office, where she confronts the member she was searching for and explains her situation to him as well. This does not go to plan and she is not believed, she is then invited to spend the night at the club, as it is late, but that she has to leave the next morning.

When she wakes up, Sam is invited for breakfast and as she is preparing to leave, she finds the bikers crowded round her bike, only to find that it had lost all its oil and broken overnight. After a heated discussion, Sam is allowed two hours to fix it before another decision has to be made. Again, this does not go to plan and so Drummer decides to allow her to stay until the bike is fixed, much to the consternation of the other member.

This is where her story truly begins, as she fixes her bike, discovers that feelings she wanted to keep hidden come to the surface, there are fights, agreements, disagreements and sex. Boundaries are tested, broken and remade throughout the story as discoveries are made and life changes for all involved.

Book 3 – Slick Running.

This book starts with a link to “Turning Wheels” and a confrontation with another MC where the Satan’s Devil’s brought in a woman, Ella, to help them deal with the situation. She ends up getting hurt and although claimed by Slick, she abruptly leaves without a word to anyone apart from Drummer. We find ourselves revisiting her after she contacts Slick again, as she needs some help. Slick ignores the calls she is making and denies her his help (without consulting the rest of the club) in a spiteful manner because he is still hurting from when she left. She happens to call when he is in a meeting with Drummer and so he demands to know what is going on Slick explains the situation and Drummer demands that he goes over to see her and sort the issue out, as they owe her a lot.

When Slick goes to see Ella with one of the club Prospects, she is being harassed by her housemates boyfriend and when Slick sees that he is claiming that Ella is his. all the old feelings are brought back and neither of them quite knows how to deal with it, so when Ella makes it clear that she is not with the guy and gets into an argument with him, Slick and the prospect escort him out and tell him that he is not allowed back to the house. After this, Ella tells Slick why she has called him and why she needs the club’s help. Ella explains that she is worried about her younger sister because her behaviour has changed dramatically over the last few months, Slick agrees that he will ask the club if there is anything that they can do.

After this, Slick asks why she left him before and they both get angry and shout at each other, but she eventually gets to the point where she starts sobbing uncontrollably and the truth of her experience, that she has been hiding from everyone, comes out in all it’s foul reality. At this point she breaks down and Slick has to call Doc to come and see her. When Ella comes out of her faint, she finds that she is back at the club and doesn’t want to be there, in her mind, it is the last place that she wants to be. When the club find out exactly how much they owe Ella.

This is a story of revelations, revenge, protection, loyalty, trust being broken and remade, relationships being rebuilt and as always in this series, a lot of sex.

Book 4 – Targeting Dart.

This book starts with a sisters night out where we are introduced to Alex and Celine, they discuss their lives and what next steps that Alex needs to take, to become independent again and not to have to rely on her sister’s generosity for longer than she needs to. They notice and eye the two bikers entering the bar and start to discuss them and what they get up to, both professionally and personally. The older sister (Celine) tells her younger sister (Alex) about the club that they own and that they employ people as dancers and then Celine tries to convince Alex that it could be her perfect job as she is really good at it as a hobby and why not try! Alex takes a lot of convincing and muses on the suggestion while Celine goes to the bar. Alex then sees her talking to the two bikers and before she knows it, Celine has her set up with an audition at the club the next morning. Alex is shocked and appalled at the suggestion claiming that they won’t hire her because, for one, she is a woman of colour and two, not the typical body shape of what they would be looking for. In the end she agrees to the audition and goes to the club the next morning.

It is at the club that we meet Dart and another of the MC members who are going in to watch the audition as they have a spot that needs filling at the club. They know that they are expecting someone called Alex and what time she is turning up, but nothing about what she looks like, so they are shocked as well when Alex turns up bang on time. They take one look at her and do not approve of her looks, not her skin colour, but her body shape, so as Dart prepares to let her down easily, before they have even given her a chance, he goes over to talk to her. After inviting her to sit on a bar stool, her height issues come to the fore as she is unable to sit on it and after establishing that she is not a dwarf and that she is just short, Dart starts to discuss the position. During the conversation, Alex shows the fire within her when she is sure that they are going to dismiss her before even showing them what she can offer them, this show of attitude convinces the bikers to give her a shot on the pole and so she goes up and dances for them.

When she does this, Dart realises how good she is and what effect she has on him while she is dancing and it takes him by surprise, as it does the other members as well. This encourages him to make the decision to take her on, but when she says that she has conditions to attach to her employment, Dart starts wondering why she chooses the particular ones she does, he asks her to go into a bit more detail and when she does, he decides to take it back to the club to ask whether this is something that they may be able to help with.

As the story develops that Alex’s worries become reality, this is where she realises that she has to learn to trust, overcome and learn from the experiences she is going to have and Dart has to do the same. There are hurdles that must be crossed, decisions that have to be made and action that has to be taken. The MC has to decide whether to pull together and deal with hardship, friendship, relationships, sex and barriers to see whether their lives are going to change and what is going to come from it.

Book 5 – Heart Broken.

We start this time with Heart who we discover has been temporarily kicked out of the club after he was hospitalised by a motorcycle accident which killed his wife. Heart is out on a road trip which they had planned and is angry, grieving and lost in the feelings that this loss has left behind. He is just going through the motions, both physically and mentally, not really looking after himself and constantly berating himself for his wife’s untimely death. He is hurting deeply and cannot understand why he is doing what he is doing, apart from because it was the thing that they were going to be doing when she died.
He does not know what to do with himself and so, while he is trying to decide his future, he continues travelling until he can make that decision. There are things that he is remembering during this trip that remind him of his dead wife and he struggles to deal with it, all the while he is in contact with the police woman who has been dealing with the case from her side.

Marc (the detective) is struggling to convince her superiors that the report she has written about the case is valid and that she is certain of the facts that she has written in it. Unfortunately, her superior doesn’t want to hear any of it and maintains that her partner (who is, we find out, missing) is not involved in what she is stating in her report and that she is falsifying and twisting the truth to that end. She is put with another detective to work and sl;owly comes to the realization that he is just trying to keep her out of the way, so that she cannot work further on the case in question.

As Heart and Marc discuss the case over the phone and any developments within it, as they speak, they share some more personal details that they probably shouldn’t and so start to become more than just detectives and witness. This becomes apparent when Heart comes to a decision about his future and starts to plan how this will be realised. He receives a timely call from Marc who can sense what is going on and becomes someone who he realises has felt the same way as he is feeling now and their connection deepens because of this.

As this connection grows and becomes more complicated, life starts to get even harder for both of them and the reality of both their situations strike them in ways that they didn’t want or need in their lives. There is danger, sex, tenderness, beauty and hardship on the horizon and neither of them is prepared for it. As these issues arrive, loyalties are tested and reforged, life will never be the same for any of them, on both sides of the coin and deciding which side the coin lands on, depends on how the story will end.

Reviewed by @roxsannel

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Targeting Dart (Satan’s Devils MC #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Debi Kircher

Targeting Dart (Satan's Devils MC, #4)Targeting Dart by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Targeting Dart (Satan’s Devils MC #4) by Manda Mellett

5 +++++++ Stars

Wow this book had a lot!!..So much going on through the whole story that theres no way I could sum it all up in this one review, Just know that these first 5 books of this series should absolutely be read in order..There are ongoing stories and issues being dealt with and Im afraid picking any of them up out of order will not give you what you need to fully appreciate everything.

Oh my goodness, Dart and Alex and this club, whew what a ride this was. Danger, heartbreak, fear, bylaw changes, betrayal, love, and a few scenes that totally blew me away and not in the best way. Then bring in Heart’s continued story and I’m literally emotionally wrecked! This author has no fear of tackling some tough scenes.Scenes that you just dont normally have pop up in books, and if they do there are usually saviors rushing in, but she plays these out and it floors me. She has like a million books in all of the Satan’s Devils spread out through a few different chapters and cities and I just can not figure out how she can have this many books and each one is so very different!

I cant find the right word to sum up this Author’s talent and give her the justice she deserves but if I had to pick one or two they would be Brilliant Perfection!

Jumping in to book 5 now…cant wait but also am so scared, i just know this one will be the heart breaker that will finish me off!

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Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC, #1) by Manda Mellett – Review by Debi Kircher

Turning Wheels (Satan's Devils MC, #1)Turning Wheels by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC, #1) by Manda Mellett

5 +++++ Stars

My first book ever by Manda Mellett was Peg’s Stand, which is number 6 in this series. I’ve read every single book after that and have always wanted to go back and read the first 5 and I’m thrilled I finally have the chance to do that.

Wraith and Sophie have always been 2 of my favorites and reading this story was tough in some spots and made me cringe in others, but also made me smile, laugh and even cry. I love this club, I love the family feel, and the loyalty factor is second to none.

Sophie has been through so much just trying to help a friend escape an abusive relationship, and it’s not even over for her yet. Her friend managed to escape so the abuser is coming after Sophie for information and leverage. She is whisked away by an unlikely protector to the US and this is where we meet the Satan’s Devils MC. They have agreed to protect Sophie, which comes with many more issues she has to face.

Next to Drummer, Wraith, and Soph I think Peg was my favorite character in this whole book. I had some favorite scenes as well, the phone scene was AWESOME and I almost felt like I was there watching these guys fall out of their chairs. Now I must jump into Drummers book, the book I have probably looked forward to the most.

Grab this as soon as possible and take the Satan’s Devils journey.

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great great in the Satan Devils Colorado Chapter by Manda Mellett. Her books always have a way of bringing me into the story and holding me there till the very end. I may have not liked how the two main characters were brought together but they went through so much and together they came out stronger. I connected with Mel so much in this book and wish I could have read even more! I love how the Vegas trip and getting to meet so many more of the crew Ana Insight the crew!
I love this story, I love this author. Each story in my view gets better and better! I can’t wait to read more and honestly have already started reading more of her other series! I give this book five stars.

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Tausha Treadway

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett. I love this series and I love Manda Mellett. This is the story of Melissa who has been in a relationship with Skull, a main member of the Colorado Chapter. Melissa is so easy for me to relate to because of her body image and her opinion of men. She doesn’t feel comfortable in her own skin until Skull takes her in. She loves the Family life of the Club and is devastated when Skull doesn’t come home one night. The Club starts searching for him but its like looking for a needle in a haystack. Enter Pyro who has always thought Melissa was the hottest, sweetest woman around but knew he could never have her because she belonged to Skull. Now he is trying to be Melissa’s friend, a shoulder to cry on as they grow closer and closer. Will Melissa and Pyro have a future together or will Skull finally show back up or is he really gone for good? Read Devil’s Dilemma to find out!

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Lisa Brydalski

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Dilemma is the fourth book in the Satan’s Devils MC – Colorado Chapter by author Manda Mellett. After Melissa’s boyfriend pulls a disappearing act, she is left with no choice but to lean on his brothers with the Satan’s Devil MC and especially Pyro who has become a good friend to Melissa. From the start Melissa thinks she is less than, her boyfriend leaving doesn’t help this and Pyro and the guys of the club band together to make Melissa feel better about herself. But nothing is what it seems and the club must once again deal with problems they never saw coming.
I think this series just keeps getting better and better! I think Melissa and Pyro are now my favorite characters. I loved the way Pyro supported Melissa with everything and couldn’t love her enough when she needed him. There were points in the story that I would have loved to have reached into the book and shook people but never Melissa and Pyro they were awesome. I look forward to seeing what will happen next…hopefully back to Las Vegas!!

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Devil’s Dilemma is the fourth book in the Colorado Chapter branch of Manda Mellett’s Satan’s Devils MC series. As I’ve come to expect from the series, it’s an action-packed romance that’s at times tragic and heart-warming.
Melissa is the protagonist of this one. I was particularly drawn to her because of her love of baking – I read a good chunk of this book while waiting for things in the oven! She’s uncomfortable about her weight and worries about her appearance but grows to trust others and how they see her and overcome some of her anxieties.
The path to a happily ever after is rarely smooth, and for Melissa there are some pretty big twists and turns along the way. It’s a real page-turner, and particularly satisfying as things start making sense.
As well as continuing the story of the Colorado Chapter, Devil’s Dilemma gives us an insight into the Vegas chapter of the MC. I really like how the stories link together, allowing us to catch up with familiar characters and introducing us to new characters who we’ll see developing later. There really is a sense of family and it adds depth and makes you care a lot more about the characters.
For me, this is a four-star read. I’d never read any MC books before I started on this series, and it’s got me hooked! There are various places you could start – perhaps at the beginning of the main Satan’s Devils MC series or in the first Colorado Chapter book. Or, you can jump in here and discover the Satan’s Devils through Melissa’s eyes!

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Devil’s Dilemma: Satan’s Devils MC (Colorado Chapter #4) by Manda Mellett – Review by Robin Rankin

Devil's Dilemma (Satan's Devils MC Colorado Chapter #4)Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Devil’s Dilemma by Manda Mellet is the fourth book in the Satan’s Devils MC Colorado Chapter.

Holy cow this book wasn’t what I expected, it was so much better! The story with Melissa, Pyro and Skull was a lot deeper then I realized and I found myself shedding tears a few times during this story.

Melissa deals with so much pain and heartache and it made me feel so bad for her. I wanted to hug her, and try to make her feel better.

What can I say about Pyro? He’s an amazing man and though he is a big burly biker he has a heart of gold and he shows Melissa and us that several times throughout this book.

I fall in love with this series and the guys in Colorado a little more with each book and I’m so looking forward to keeping up with them and their lives.

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