Satan’s Devils MC #1
A Blood Brothers Spinoff
By Manda Mellett
This is a full length MC novel. This is Sophie and Wraith’s story. A story of differences vs romance. An MC’S VP taking an old lady. This is a must read. I also suggest you read all of her books in this series.
Sophie is recovering from a horrible accident that left her in a wheelchair. She has lost the use of her leg and the other one is no longer there. Between the pain and self loathing she has all but given up. All she had done was help a friend leave an abusive boyfriend. Now her door is smashed open and the threat has started all over again. But Wait…. The door was kicked in by someone sent to help her escape. Strangers who become friends, family and a strong desire to live. MC to the rescue!
Manda Mellett has once again taken me by surprise. I love each of her men in the Satan’s Devils. But this one has taken over my heart. I have grown very fond of this MC series. Sophie is so strong and the men of Satan’s Devils are there to support her, back her up and keep her safe. As well as give her what she needs to take back her life. This story will take you on a rollercoaster ride you won’t soon forget. Fast pace and the many emotions will keep you reading. Well Done Manda Mellett! Well Done!!!
Grumbler’s Ride is the second book in the Satan’s Devils MC series by Manda Mellett. Grumbler is a rough and tough biker who feels as though he has no time in his life for anything other than his bike, his work, and his MC life. He has never been married and never had kids, nor has he had any desire to have either. His family is the Satan’s Devils and that is how he intends to keep it. His girlfriend, as his biker buddies refer to it, is his beloved motorcycle. Besides, even if he wanted an old lady in his life, he is too darn old at this point as he is nearing sixty.
Mary, a single mom, has been raising Alicia alone since Alicia was about 10 years old. Now at 17, Alicia and her mom butt heads constantly because, as teenagers often do, she knows everything. Mary has no desire to date or bring a man into her life because raising her head strong daughter not only keeps her busy but tends to be a turn off to men. Mary and Alicia bicker constantly as Mary tries to teach her daughter the dangers of the world. Alicia, feeling that her mom is being too overbearing and too protective, chooses to often ignore her mom’s advice. When Alicia is approached by a photographer who asks her to do some modelling for him Mary is nervous and reluctant to let Alicia do the photo shoot. However, against her better judgement, Mary allows her daughter to do the photo shoot, but only on the condition that she goes along to supervise.
As luck would have it, Grumbler has been approached by the same photographer and has been asked if his beloved bike can be used in a photo shoot. At the photo shoot Grumbler briefly meets Mary and gets a glimpse into the dynamics of the mother-daughter relationship between Mary and her daughter Alicia. This chance encounter between Mary and Grumbler during the photo shoot changes all their lives forever in a way that non of them could have ever predicted.
This book was a great read and I fell in love with the characters of both Grumbler and Mary. I absolutely loved the fact that the main characters were both older and more mature. I also found it quite refreshing that Grumbler and Mary first became friends before deciding if it could be taken any farther. Grumbler is a man who oozes sex appeal and goes to show that even mature, older men that are considered rough around the edges can be sexy. Mary is someone who shows that older, more mature women, can also be attractive and desirable. This was a great read, but I must warn that there is some sensitive material in the book.
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Avenging Devil Part 1: Satan’s Devils MC San Diego, by Manda Mellett
5 out of 5 stars.
Girl, you will sweat. This book is not for the lighthearted as there are 18+ scenes that will make your heart go thud and I am not talking just about the romance. Our strong female lead Saffie, has a past that could break even the strongest of men. However, as this is the third book in the Satan’s Devils series, these are no ordinary men. Niran is determined to repair Saffie and help her feel safe. But what is going to happen when she finds out that he represents the very thing that she is running from? Manda Mellett has quickly become one of my favorite authors. The MC series of books was never truly one of my favorites, however, Mellett’s style of writing, complex characters, and amazing storylines have made me a fan of hers. I highly recommend this book for lovers of Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Contemporary Romance. A Solid 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by @kgregory
Turning Wheels is the first in it’s series and also a first time read from this author! Most certainly will NOT be my last either! She is now one of my fave authors. Turning Wheels was soooooo GOOD! 🔥🔥 It was written so realistically. I was riveted from page one. Very addictive story line. It was told in a dual POV between Wraith and Sophie ( which I absolutely love 🖤) Just a stellar story! So eager to read the next story in the series.
I cannot even begin to give this author the credit she deserves and I will be binge reading EVERY book in this series.
Wraith and Sophie came to meet under insane and left field circumstances. Bringing the quiet English girl to a Motorcycle Club filled with grungy, loud, attractive men. After Sophie’s accident, leading her to ending up at the clubs compound, Sophie was afraid she’d never be wanted or loved. She learns swiftly that is not the case as the all men almost immediately fawn over her. With the plot line that stays intriguing, interesting, and prominent. Mixed with the romance element, with a couple risqué scenes (to which I’ll admit I was ASTONISHED by). I cannot even fathom how this book would be any better than it is. This will be going into one of my favorite books of all time. I can’t tell you enough if you want a book that is constantly moving, intriguing, romantic, falling in love, and having some bomb ass sex – please read this book! And let’s not forget what’s revealed at the ending?! Are you kidding me, could it have been any better!!?
Turning Wheels (Satan’s Devils MC, #1) by Manda Mellett is a five star book from start to finish. This is the first book I have ever read by this author and to say she now has a new fan would be a huge understatement! I am hooked on the Satan’s Devils and I will absolutely be making sure I read the rest of this amazing series.
In Turning Wheels we meet Sophie, injured and broken after a terrible accident that drastically changes the course of her life and Wraith the VP of the outlaw motorcycle club the Satan’s Devils. The club offers Sophie their protection when asked by a friend to help her because the man suspected of hurting her wants to basically finish the job. Thrust into a world she really doesn’t understand Sophie finds an inner strength she didn’t realise she had but still fears her heart isn’t strong enough to handle her growing love for the gorgeous, powerful VP. With so much going on can she trust in him and her feelings to truly move forward with her life? And what about Wraith, He has never EVER thought he would want a permanent woman in his life but Sophie is changing that idea real quick. Can he convince her to truly trust him and join his world?
The characters created by Ms Mellett are full of depth and heart that going into the book you might not expect. There are steamy moments that only make you fall more in love with these characters and their deep connection. Some Preconceptions you might have about bikers are put to the test. This club and their connection and commitment to each other might even make you a little envious. Do yourself a huge favour and read this book! you will not be disappointed!
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
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
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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