Author: Nina Levine
Series: Storm MC #6
Release Date: August 25, 2015
He’s been burnt by love.
Griff Hawkins keeps his pain locked away and the ghosts of his past buried even deeper. Three years ago, he chose the Storm MC as his family and accepted the ways of their violent world. These days, he lives his life with one rule – don’t get attached to anyone but his club.
She longs to be loved.
Sophia Barnes aches to know real love, and lives her life with arms wide open, ready to embrace the possibilities that come her way.
When Griff’s past is exposed and his place in the club is jeopardised, he fights for his family the only way he knows how, regardless of the consequences. That is, until he meets the woman who brings him to his knees, giving him something to lose.
Can they teach each other to leave the sins of the past behind or will Griff’s demons dictate their future?
One of the best things about Nina Levine’s writing is that no matter how much you think you know about a character, there are still many more surprises waiting for you. I’ve known for several books now that Griff had secrets that he guarded closely, but I was thrown for a loop when his real story came to light. Griff turned out to be far more complex than I imagined, keeping me captivated as Nina Levine unraveled this man. Sophia is the kind of character you just have to care about, her warm and forgiving personality the ideal counterbalance to Griff’s illusive and distant nature. Illusive is another fantastic book in the Storm MC Series, continuing the unpredictable and chaotic journey of the club and reminding us of all the couples we’ve fallen in love with along the way.
“I watched her go, feeling something I hadn’t felt for fuck knew how long. Regret. And that confused me. And for some reason, it also hurt.”
Griff and Sophia have a unique dynamic, unlike any of the previous couples in the series. Opposites in many ways, they proved to be two sides of the same coin. I enjoyed experiencing their personal growth as they helped free each other from the baggage of their pasts. Both have histories that must be faced and they certainly give each other the necessary push to move on and go forward. Although he didn’t speak much, Griff’s beautiful and sweet words made me swoon, while Sophia’s incessant babble kept me grinning. Together, these two were incredibly entertaining. Nina Levine wrote a sizzling chemistry between this couple that had them pushing their personal boundaries and relinquishing control to one another. Griff and Sophia’s relentless flirting, delicious dirty talk, and steam-inducing moments balanced their undeniably intense emotional connection, making their relationship feel genuine and whole.
“It was both heaven and hell for me – a constant push and pull of needs. All I wanted to do was take her body and bend it to give me what I desired – what I needed – but I refused to break her, so I denied myself.”
As always, Nina Levine is driving me crazy with the overarching club storyline. Just when I finally get some answers, she hits me with something new that leaves me desperate for the next book in the series. The club dynamics are just so addictive that I can’t seem to ever get enough. I devoured Illusive, desperate to see where things were headed after Slay. Illusive was well paced, demonstrating equal parts intense, gripping club business and passionate, emotional relationship issues. I loved the cameos of characters from Nina’s spinoff series as well as the return of all my favorite Storm men. Nina Levine really captured the feeling of family with this book, not just within Storm, but with Griff, Sophia, Josie, and Magan as well. Illusive was hot, engaging, and emotionally raw, proving yet again how well Nina can dish out a biker book boyfriend! Bring on Command!
His strokes were slow and rhythmic, designed to work a woman to a crazed state. I should know because he was slowly taking me there. He didn’t want me to come yet, but that was getting harder and harder with each new round of pleasure. Each time a wave crashed over me, my muscles threatened to let my body collapse onto the bed. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could hold myself up.
And not to reach out and touch him? That was a whole other level of how-the-fuck-will-I-make-it-through-this?
He pushed another finger inside so I now had two delivering me heaven. I writhed under his touch, my muscles seriously beginning to tire. My eyes squeezed close and my fingers curled into a ball, wanting desperately to cling to something, but unable to latch onto anything the way they were tied. The orgasm that continually tried to shatter me, moved dangerously close until it reached the point where I thought I could no longer fight it.
“Griff, I can’t…I can’t do this anymore.” I panted as my muscles gave way and my body dropped to the bed.
His fingers left me, and in what felt like a split second, he had me flipped onto my stomach, and he’d moved so his knees were on the bed, either side of my legs. One of his hands landed on the bed beside me while he placed the other one on my back. He growled into my ear, “Do you know what happens when you don’t obey me, Sophia?”
My breathing had turned into pants and my muscles were screaming at me, all while my pussy pulsed with need. “No,” I managed to get out, even though I struggled to form a thought while my mind tried to deal with all my senses at once.
“When you don’t do as I say, I get to punish you, in any way I want.”
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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)
Revive (Storm MC #4)
Slay (Storm MC #5)
Sassy Christmas (Storm MC #5.5)
Command (Storm MC #7)
Havoc (Storm MC #8)
Storm MC Box Set (Books 1-4)
USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about alpha men and the strong, 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.
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