Author: Nina Levine
Series: Storm MC #4
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?
I’ve been waiting on Nash’s story for what feels like a lifetime. Every little piece of Nash we were given in Storm, Fierce and Blaze just made me want to know this man even more. I wasn’t sure how Nina Levine was going to successfully crack his tough exterior, but by the end of the book I couldn’t have been happier with Nash’s story. Velvet is the perfect female personality to balance his damaged oh-so-alpha demeanor and seeing them together was endlessly entertaining. They are experts at pushing each other’s buttons and the game they play is simply mischievous.
Velvet was unexpected. I had no idea how I was going to relate to her as a character based off of what we’ve seen of her so far. Velvet was there for Nash even when he didn’t deserve it. She didn’t let him push her away and I admire that. It quickly became evident how determined Velvet was to carve out a better life for herself and I couldn’t help but grow to respect and adore her. Nina expertly unraveled the layers of this strong and independent woman so we could see and appreciate Velvet’s true nature.
Nash took me by complete surprise to be honest. I knew I was going to like him, because Nina knows how to write her Storm men, but I had no idea how much I would feel for him while reading his story. Nina skillfully broke down this complicated and hard man until he was laid bare. His evolution from dark and mysterious to fierce and loving was stunning. Every emotion Nash experienced throughout this book wrapped itself around my heart. I want to go back and re-read the series so that maybe the pieces we saw before will make more sense in the new context.
The storyline that has been moving through the Storm MC series is exciting and fun with just the right amount of suspense. As Nina continues to layer this story, fill in the blanks and find a resolution to everything that has been happening with the club, I find myself more and more captivated by the Storm MC world. With each book we get a few more answers and a ton of new questions, keeping me riveted to these books. The ending of Revive caught me off guard and left me aching to know more.
Nina Levine has once again out-done herself with Revive. With each book in the Storm MC series her storytelling becomes more crisp and colorful, painting a world for the reader that is brilliant, raw, and real. Her characters also grow by leaps and bounds with each additional book. She never stops letting them learn and flourish and it makes them lovable and unforgettable. I can’t wait to read Slay, the next book in this series and hear Blade’s story. Hopefully we’ll get a few more answers soon!
** This takes place the morning after Velvet meets Nash’s family for the first time (just after Chapter 17) **
I finished making coffee for us and placed the milk back in the fridge. As I closed the fridge door, Velvet walked into the kitchen and smiled when she caught my gaze drift to her chest. I saw her smile directly before I gave up trying not to look at her tits.
There was a hint of laughter in her voice when she said, “I swear it’s like you’ve never seen boobs before.”
I didn’t bother to take my eyes off them as I moved towards her. My arms circled her waist, and finally, I looked back up at her face. “I haven’t, baby,” I murmured.”
Her forehead creased. “Ummm, yeah you have, Nash.”
“Not like yours.”
Something flickered across her face; I couldn’t be sure because it moved so fast, but it
looked like my words made her happy. When she stood on her toes and kissed me, I figured I was right.
I held her tight, and asked her something that had been bothering me since last night. “Why were you worried to tell my family what you do for a living? I’ve never seen you care about what people think.”
She hesitated, but then answered me with her trademark honesty. “I’ve never really cared before, because I’ve never cared what people thought of me, Nash. But I care what your family thinks.” Her voice softened as she kept going, “I feel kind of stupid about it now; they were so good about it.”
“And I’d have fuckin’ kicked their asses if they had something to say about it.”
Smiling at me, she said, “I know you would have, but it turns out your family are amazing so you don’t have to.”
It pleased me no fucking end that she loved my family. Bending my face to hers, I whispered, “They fuckin’ loved you, sweet thing.”
Again, my words made her happy, and she showed me just how much with her lips. It was a damn shame we both had shit to do this morning, because I would have happily spent the day buried in her.
She ended the kiss, and murmured, “I could so go for some Nash loving right now.” Fuck.
I let her go, took a step back, and raked my hand through my hair. “Christ, woman, don’t
fuckin’ tempt me.”
She gave me that sexy smile of hers; the one that made me want to lock her away for days
so I could fuck her six ways to Sunday. “Nash, baby, you never need tempting,” she said with a breathy sigh.
And that right there was the fucking truth. The only thing she didn’t realise, was that with her, I was fast becoming addicted as well.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Storm MC series:
Storm (Storm MC #1)
Fierce (Storm MC #2)
Blaze (Storm MC #3)
Slay (Storm MC #5)
Sassy Christmas (Storm MC #5.5)
Illusive (Storm MC #6)
Command (Storm MC #7)
Havoc (Storm MC #8)
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.