Series: The Cursed Ravens MC #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Knuckle Down, Going Rogue
Also by this author: Breaching the Contract, Seducing the Defendant, Approaching the Bench, Knuckle Down, Going Rogue, Fallen Princess, Saint, Temper
The New York Times bestselling author of the “swoonworthy and addicting” (Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author) Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series is back with more bad boy bikers in this first novel in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series.
Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. Her parents gave her and her sister everything a child could want. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t actually her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is.
Armed with her original birth certificate, she finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club, which could not be further from the life Erin leads. But, she’s determined to get to know the man who she gets her striking blue eyes from. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace that catches Erin’s eye.
As the new “princess” of the Cursed Ravens, Erin is learning a whole new world, but her father has made it clear she is off limits. Will Ace follow his President’s orders or will he put his heart ahead of his duty? A sizzling tale of family and passion, Ace of Hearts features Fernando’s signature “snark and sass” (Booklist) and is perfect for fans of Kristin Ashley.
Ace of Hearts was an adorable read! Erin is a delightful character-she is vivacious and funny. I loved her interactions with all the guys in the MC. I also loved that the story is told entirely from Erin’s POV so you aren’t really getting the details of the MC. The club isn’t the focus of the story and that was a refreshing change in an ‘MC romance’.
Erin and Ace are certainly opposites in many ways. She was raised in the country by 2 loving parents. Ace’s life is very rough-left home young, sleeps around a lot, willing to do anything for the MC. But, when Erin finds out her dad isn’t her dad, she is determined to meet her real father and get to know him. Their interactions were very authentic. He doesn’t know how to interact with a daughter and goes about it like he would his MC guys. Erin doesn’t really understand the ‘rules’ of their world and isn’t afraid to call them out or ask questions.
Erin and Ace have issues to overcome for sure: first, she is the prez’s daughter and ‘off limits’. Second, Ace is a manwhore whose past exploits are club girls who are still hanging around. Third, Ace is kind of hung up on their age difference (not that much of a difference though so I’m not sure what that was really about!). Finally, there is a miscommunication. You know this is my LEAST favorite trope, but it actually worked in this story and I didn’t hate it!
If you like the gritty, alpha, no apologies type of heroes, you will love Ace. If you like the slightly sheltered, quirky, brave heroines you will adore Erin. Overall, I thought Ace of Hearts was delightful and endearing! I can’t wait to read more in the series!
- POV: 1st (Erin)
- Tears: no
- Trope: MC club, miscommunication
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with a cute epilogue « Hide Spoiler