Author: Drew Elyse
Series: Savage Disciples MC #4
Publication Date: March 2, 2017
Once a Disciple, forever a Disciple.
Ace has been keeping secrets, and not just from his club brothers.
Secrets have a way of coming back to haunt you.
All of his are about to be revealed,
whether he’s ready to face them or not.
A Disciple will fight like a savage—even against his past.
When Quinn waltzes into the Disciples’ clubhouse,
she’s only after one thing—and it isn’t Ace.
She wants closure, an end to what they started so long ago.
But with the heat exploding, Ace and Quinn are far from over.
When this biker is forced to confront his past, everything will ignite.
Drew Elyse delivers the next sizzling Savage Disciples MC novel with Ace’s story in Ignite! From the moment I first met Ace, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on his book and Drew Elyse definitely didn’t disappoint. This second chance romance is fierce, sexy and full of feels – the kind of novel that will captivate you and keep you reading until the very last page. I absolutely adored Quinn and Ace. Their story was unexpected and at first glance Quinn wasn’t the woman I would have pictured Ace with, and yet Ignite was so very perfect for who this couple was at their core. I felt deeply for Ace and Quinn and all that they had endured. I couldn’t have picked a better match for Ace and I loved discovering his history with Quinn and watching him fight for their future. These two shared an electric chemistry that made for plenty of scorching hot moments and Drew Elyse certainly wasn’t afraid to get down and dirty. She made me grin, blush and totally swoon as I fell in love alongside this memorable couple.
“I thought we were building something that would last, until the foundation crumbled right beneath my feet.”
Quinn was the kind of heroine that made investing in her absolutely effortless. Her intelligence, strength of character and feisty personality had me rooting for her in no time. I loved how easily she fit into Ace’s world and that she didn’t let him walk all over her. Her relationship with Max was one of my favorite things about this story and it revealed a lighter, spunkier side of Quinn that really rounded out the character. Ace was every bit the thoughtful, passionate and deeply loyal man I imagined him to be. I enjoyed uncovering the truth about his relationship with Quinn and diving into his family history and the past mistakes that shaped him into the man he was. Admittedly, I would have liked a little more depth in terms of his relationship with his brother. While we got the highlights of their history, I never felt like I had enough information to really feel the emotions associated with their complicated situation and that took away from the events that unfolded between them. Overall, both Quinn and Ace proved to be lovable and relatable but together they were an unforgettable force and the perfect addition to the Savage Disciples MC family.
“It wasn’t a whirlwind romance that came in hard and blew out fast. It was us settling in to something we’d both been missing all along.”
I loved seeing so many familiar faces from the previous books in the series. Drew Elyse always manages to capture that unique feeling of family she has created with these characters and it had me falling in love with the Savage Disciples all over again. I especially enjoyed getting to know Max and Ham a little bit in this book. They added some much needed laughter and levity to the story and had me itching to know more about their developing relationship. As always, Drew Elyse balances the romantic aspect of the story with just enough of the club action to keep me coming back for more. She expertly connects each book in the story with a subtlety that allows for them to stand completely alone but also feel like a piece of something bigger and better. Ignite was well paced, beautifully written and overflowing with emotion. I found myself once again completely at the mercy of Drew Elyse’s words and enjoying every steamy, sweet moment of Quinn and Ace’s journey.
Drew Elyse has completely ensnared me with her Disciples men and their female counterparts who love putting them in their places. Ace has always held a special place in my heart and when I learned his story would finally get told, I’ll admit that I was incredibly giddy. I’m also happy to say that Ignite most certainly did not disappoint; this novel was one of those that I couldn’t stop reading, yet also one that I never wanted to end.
“The fact of the matter was life wasn’t simple. Life happened to each of us, the good and the bad, and all we could do was react. Sometimes, we’d get it wrong.”
Ace and Quinn have such a different relationship from the previous couples of the series that it made for quite a refreshing read. Quinn had one of those magnetic personalities that I couldn’t help but be drawn to. I could relate to her nerdiness, yet being loved for each of those quirks she had. I also admired the bold façade she put up in front of people, especially when her inner thoughts contradicted that in every single way. It’s hard to pinpoint, but there was something about her that felt like a mirror looking at myself in so many ways. However, for as much as I loved Quinn, there was something about Ace that left me tripping over my own feet. The assuredness and dedication with which he approached his relationship with Quinn was kind of beautiful to witness. Given the harsh, closed off piece of his personality that readers got in previous books, we got to learn that there was a whole other softer side to him. It made me smile, warmed my heart, and made him quite the irresistible biker.
“My silence said it all. It broadcasted loud and clear what I would not say: regardless of the past, I would always give in to him. He was the wound I would open again and again, never learning my lesson.”
Though I enjoyed the characters and their banter immensely, I felt as if there were missed moments of opportunity for Elyse to dig deeper in regards to the storyline. There weren’t many, but I craved that connection, especially given what I know this author is capable of. However, that being said, the writing is true to this author’s style and transported me to another world of irresistible bikers and sassy heroines who tame them. The sense of camaraderie and family that Elyse inserts into these Savage Disciples melts me every single time. It’s an MC world, but this author has definitely put her own spin on the environment and will leave readers wanting more and more.
An hour or two after the library opened, I was going over an interlibrary loan order when I looked up to see a face less than two feet from mine.
“Jesus!” I cried on a whisper I only managed due to years of practice.
Max, my unrepentant best friend, just grinned at me, swirling a piece of her blonde hair around a finger.
“What’s the matter with you? Sneaking up on people is a good way to get yourself hurt,” I informed her.
She shrugged. “I ever see you holding a weapon, I might reconsider my tactics.”
“A heavy book can do some damage,” I pointed out. We were in the reference section, after all.
“And you’d sooner throw yourself at me than any of the books in this library,” she replied.
Well, she wasn’t wrong.
“Shouldn’t you be working?” I changed subjects. Max was a barista at a local coffee shop. She joked about it being a good filler job until she married rich and never had to work again. At least I tried to chalk it up as a joke, but I wasn’t always so sure.
“I’m on lunch.”
“Your lunch is half an hour.”
“And you’re avoiding the subject,” she chastised.
“There’s a point to this sneak attack?”
“Um…meeting with the P.I. this morning? Info on He Who Shall Not Be Named? Ring a bell?”
“It’s He Who Must Not Be Named,” I corrected.
She rolled her eyes. “Jack tries to kill all the muggle-borns, he can get upgraded to ‘must’. Until then, we’ll stick with ‘shall’.”
That was a fair point.
I dropped my eyes to my computer and hit send on the order to the Portland Public Library.
“So, what? You’re just going to ignore me?” she demanded.
I sighed before meeting her blue eyes. “I’ve got an address.”
Her face showed her glee. Why she was enjoying this saga so much, I had no idea. “Where is he?”
“A town called Hoffman,” I explained. “It’s four hours northeast.”
Letting her stew on that for a second, I grabbed the return cart and wheeled it around the desk. A pretty frequent visitor when I was working, Max fell right into step with me as I went to re-shelve.
“Wait. He’s still in Oregon?” she asked.
“Four hours away? That’s it?”
“Four hours,” I repeated.
“What a smarmy motherfucker.”
There was a time when I would have disagreed with her. There was even a time I had disagreed with her, but I’d learned my lesson the hard way. Even now, I couldn’t bring myself to agree out loud.
“Are you going tomorrow?” Max asked after a minute of silence.
“Yes,” I said without hesitation. I couldn’t let myself hesitate—not out loud and not in my own head. If I did, I would chicken out. It was time. I needed this. I needed to finally confront him once and for all.
“Good for you,” Max said, her voice uncharacteristically serious—not that Max couldn’t have a serious conversation, just that her personality tended to bubble up through everything. She was loud, spirited, excitable. I rarely heard her speak in that low, almost grave tone.
I really, really hoped she was right.
“You’ll call me after you see him?” she inquired.
I sighed again, knowing I was bound to get a reaction from this. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to see him right away. It might take some time.”
“Why? You said you had his address.”
“Apparently he joined a motorcycle club,” I told her, watching her jaw unhinge. “The place he’s living belongs to them, so I’m not sure I’ll be let in if he doesn’t want to see me.”
“Holy shit,” she muttered, still gaping. “You’re serious?”
“Based on the way the investigator tried to warn me from going up there, I’m going with he was telling the truth.”
“Are you sure you want to do this alone? I can come with you,” she offered, an idea probably at least as much about not wanting to miss the adventure as it was about being a loving, supportive friend.
“Really? You and what time off?” I reminded her.
She scrunched her nose. “Admittedly, his highness told me if I bail on any more days this month, I shouldn’t bother coming back in.”
“His highness” was Max’s name for her manager. The owner of the coffee shop was never there or involved in anything employee-related. That was all Marcus. The way Max told it, Marcus was a terror with a dictator complex. I took this with a grain of salt seeing as just two weeks ago, Max told me she wasn’t going into work at all because saw a Kate Spade bag online she wanted. My suggestion that she just order it off the website or at least wait until after work to hit the mall had fallen on deaf ears.
“I’ll be fine, promise,” I assured her.
“Okay, but if I need to drive up to wherever the fuck and junk punch him, you just let me know.”
I laughed, and couldn’t help but think how lucky I was to have her. Without Max, I never would have gotten the nerve to finally face him.
Now, I just had to make sure I didn’t lose my nerve before I made it to Hoffman.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Savage Disciples MC series:
Clutch (Savage Disciples MC #1)
Shift (Savage Disciples MC #2)
Engage (Savage Disciples MC #3)
Combust (Savage Disciples MC #5)
Cruise (Savage Disciples MC #6)
Drew Elyse spends her days trying to convince the world that she is, in fact, a Disney Princess, and her nights writing tear-jerking and sexy romance novels.
When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found analyzing every line of a book, binge watching shows on Netflix, doing strange vocal warm ups before singing in a variety of musical styles, or screaming at the TV during Chicago Blackhawks games.
A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, she still lives outside Chicago, IL, where she was born and raised, with her boyfriend and her fur babies Lola and Duncan.