Author: Nina Levine
Series: Storm MC #8
Release Date: March 8, 2016
I was happy doing my own thing.
Just me, my club and a whole lot of dirty work to take care of.
She never wanted a biker.
She wanted stability and I gave up on that years ago.
We tried to fight it.
Neither of us wanted it.
But she calms my fury and I show her a man who accepts every part of her.
Now we’re trying to figure out how to be together.
Because when the need for each other is this strong, to deny it will only cause complete havoc.
Havoc may just be Nina Levine’s hottest book yet! From the moment they met, sparks fly between Havoc and Carla, incinerating the pages of this novel with their intense connection and undeniable chemistry. Despite Havoc being a nomad and new on the scene as far as this series goes, Nina made him feel like part of the family. I loved the way he was already so embedded amongst my favorite Storm MC members and how easily he slipped into the overarching series storyline. That sense of belonging made losing myself in the Storm world once again absolutely effortless. Carla and Havoc are both fiercely independent and incredibly stubborn which made for some fantastic banter and unbelievable tension. These two pushed each other’s buttons and kept me on my toes and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love every frustrating, infuriating, deliciously scorching minute of it. Havoc is a totally different point of view on the Storm MC and I found myself more enthralled by Nina Levine’s vibrant characters and riveting storytelling than ever before.
“She’d managed to drag me closer to the edge where I lived; the edge that threatened to rip every last piece of sanity from me if I stumbled over it.”
When we met Carla in Revive, I knew she would be a force of nature. She is feisty, tough, and totally capable of holding her own with the Storm men. With Nash for a big brother, Carla has become a pro at speaking her mind and striking out on her own, but what really made this character stand out was the heartache, vulnerability, and insecurities than lived beneath the sass and sarcasm. Nina Levine did an incredible job stripping away Carla’s many defense mechanisms to reveal someone who was genuine, raw, and easy to connect with. The duality of this character was mesmerizing. I got lost in her broken pieces, recognizing bits of myself in Carla and relating to her in completely unexpected ways. I also reveled in her strength, enjoying the spunky, passionate woman who could lay down a verbal beating just as easily as she could match dirty talk with the Storm men. Nina Levine has created yet another sexy, smart, and strong female lead with Carla. She is a fantastic addition to the Storm women.
“You’re getting in my fuckin’ head, babe. It’s not a good place to go searching.”
The second they met Havoc unknowingly recognized a kindred spirit in Carla. Despite his aversion to commitment and his love of the nomad lifestyle, she managed to get under his skin. From there on out Nina Levine begins to slowly unravel this mysterious man and I found myself inexplicably drawn to him. I enjoyed the way Nina chipped away at his armor, bringing Havoc to life and allowing the reader to get a real sense of what makes this character tick and why he chose a life of solitude instead of constant brotherhood. His relationship with both his family and his Storm brothers provided further insight into Havoc and why his relationship with Carla is so unexpected. True to his Storm MC counterparts, Havoc brings the heat. His filthy promises made me blush while his undeniable sex appeal had this story sizzling. This character combined bad boy biker with lost and broken man and it was this irresistible mix that had me not only falling in lust with Havoc but also in love with him.
“You’ve got all the right words today. Keep that shit up and I might just be the one to bring heaven to your door.”
While part of the Storm MC series, Havoc can be read on its own. Since Havoc is a nomad, the events in his book run parallel to the series as a whole but occur outside of the previous books. It was this external perspective that I found so fascinating as an avid reader of the series. Nina Levine allowed us to see a whole new side of Storm with Havoc and it gave the world she has created an added depth, enriching her previous books and reinforcing the tangibility of the Storm MC for her readers. I was thrilled to see so much of my favorite Storm couples and learning a little more about secondary characters we’ve yet to really explore. Nina Levine expertly balanced the humor, steam, and emotional components of Carla and Havoc’s journey to deliver a well-paced and wonderfully written story. Nina writes with a fluidity that makes it impossible not to lose yourself in her words, effortlessly conjuring visceral emotions with her insightful prose, biting wit, and enchanting imagery. Havoc and Carla’s story was everything I’ve come to love about this series and then some. I can’t wait to see what Nina Levine has in store next for the Storm MC.
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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)
Illusive (Storm MC #6)
Command (Storm MC #7)