Author: Nina Levine
Series: Storm MC #2
She’s everything he’s never wanted. He’s everything she’s never known.
Scott Cole is a force to be reckoned with. As Vice President of the Storm Motorcycle Club he carries out his duties with a ruthless determination. He moves through life with a clear agenda – protect his club and his family at all costs.
He is intense.
He is loyal.
He is fierce.
He doesn’t give his love easily, but when he does, he loves fiercely. Settling down, however, has never been part of his plan.
Harlow James is a country girl who has never met a biker in her life. She is also done with men. In her experience all they ever do is lie, cheat or steal. When she meets Scott Cole she knows he is heartbreak on legs.
He is confident.
He is sexy.
He is bossy.
She knows she must fight her growing attraction to this complex man in order to guard her heart. When his world crashes into hers and danger comes calling, Scott’s fierce desire to protect kicks in and Harlow realises that she might just have found a man worth taking a risk on.
Nina Levine, what are you doing to me?!? But seriously. I loved Storm, the first book in this series. I was completely caught up in Madison and J. I thought for sure that J was going to be the best of the Storm MC boys, but dear lord I never saw Scott coming. To say Scott took me by surprise would be a ridiculous understatement. Scott was an unforeseen force of nature. He absolutely steamrolled me and left me insatiable. When we met Scott in Storm he was constantly pissing off his sister. Since the story is all about Madison, well, you kind of want to punch him in the face (even though you know he is trying to keep her safe). The Scott we meet in Fierce still makes me want to punch him in the face sometimes, but more often than not, he leaves me stunned by his kindness. Seeing Scott with Lisa, his neighbor’s daughter did me in. His need to take care of her, despite trying to keep things together in his own life, imprinted on my heart.
“Scott Cole was the kind of man that women like me threw their checklists out the window for.”
Harlow is beautiful and feisty and unselfish. All things I love in a heroine. She moves back home to help with the café her mother owns that is slowly falling apart. After meeting Scott at her second job, he comes to her rescue when the café is in trouble. Insert intense attraction, lusty thoughts and sexual tension here. As Scott struggles with giving in to his feelings and keeping Harlow far away from the MC life and the trouble plaguing the club, we get to watch the fireworks show taking place between them. Harlow is not the kind of girl that needs someone to take care of her or fight her battles, but as things spiral out of control she realizes she might just want to have Scott fighting with her. It is in her moments of vulnerability, when she opens up her heart to the possibility of a life with Scott, that I became vehemently and irrevocably invested in their happily ever after.
“And I’m not sure I have it in me to fight anymore. I’m sick of rolling with the punches. I’m black and blue from them.”
Blade’s role in this story was a complete surprise to me. I didn’t know how he would fit in or if I would ever grow to like him. He was easy to hate at times, but as his part plays out I found myself absorbed in the mystery that is Blade. When the book ended, I couldn’t help but kind of like him. I want to hear his story. I need to figure him out. Here’s hoping I don’t have to wait too long. Nina Levine tells an incredible story, once again. Just as Madison and Scott’s biological family is dealing with the revelations at the end of book one, the club family finds themselves facing problems of their own. Her growth as both a writer and a storyteller manifests itself on every page. Her ability to develop and grow characters while maintaining not only an interesting and complicated storyline, but the emotional investment of the reader is rare and stunning. She just keeps getting better and better. As we follow the drama Storm MC faces, we see the complexity of life in the club and the delicate balance that must be maintained to keep everyone safe. Loyalty is tested, family is defined, and I fall further into the chaotic world of Storm MC.
“Like I said, I’d never seen him coming and I sure as hell wasn’t letting him go.”
Nina Levine is easily climbing the ladders to becoming one of my go-to authors. I adored the characters she introduced in the first book of the Storm MC series, but it was Fierce that made me swoon ridiculously hard. With how gruff and broody Scott could be, I wasn’t sure how he’d ever find a woman to balance him, but Levine created the perfect counterpart in Harlow and I simply couldn’t get enough of their relationship.
“There was pain in those eyes but there was also warmth that attached itself to my heart, and I was pretty sure that in that moment, I was his.”
These two characters were beautiful sparks on their own, but when they finally came together, it was fireworks and explosions. From everything I had previously seen, Scott was an alpha male who never thought he’d be able to settle down. He was moody and business-oriented, with very little time for anything else. While I loved those qualities about him, it also made me a little nervous. However, Fierce introduced an entirely new side to him and it made me fall head over heels in love. He was so much sweeter than he ever let on and what girl can resist a delicious piece of candy with a hard exterior and a gooey, attractive center?! Harlow came across as just the opposite; she had this giving, compassionate outside with an impenetrable, distrusting core. However, that only made me love her more because she came across as every scarred person I’ve ever met, myself included. Together, they balanced one another out in an unexpected way. I loved to watch their relationship unfold and see each of them change and adapt, ultimately growing together.
“His to have however he wanted.”
I’ve always been a fan of the MC sub-genre, but Nina Levine has taken that adoration to an entirely new level. The Storm MC series has grit and harshness, but there’s also a strong family vibe present as well. The way that these characters came together to protect, to love, and even to fight created such a special bond with the way it drew the readers in. I have absolutely adored getting into these personalities’ minds and delving deeper into the club mentality, leaving me anxious to dive into the rest of the series and beyond glad that I don’t have to wait for the books’ releases!
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Don’t miss the rest of the Storm MC series:
Storm (Storm MC #1)
Blaze (Storm MC #3)
Revive (Storm MC #4)
Slay (Storm MC #5)
Sassy Christmas (Storm MC #5.5)
Illusive (Storm MC #6)
Command (Storm MC #7)
Havoc (Storm MC #8)