Series: The Harrison Street Crew #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Outlaw
Also by this author: Blind Spot, Outlaw
A Full Length Novel
Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you.
Ryan Gallagher is the one who does the dirty work. The brute force in the Harrison Street Crew, he lives to have the club all for his own one day. But the one thing he can’t have is Megan Mahoney—the one woman he’s loved since she was a teenager who needed saving.
Megan never forgot the all-consuming passion she felt for Ryan, her larger-than-life, wild teenage love. But coming from a hard, shocking past has left her broken and scared—and untrusting of the Harrison Street Crew. Ten years later, she’s back in Ryan’s world to claim a promise he made to her years ago. And even though she knows she shouldn’t fall for him, Ryan still has an explosive, sensual pull on her that she can’t ignore.
Ryan’s powerful love for Megan is the only thing that could ever soothe the tempestuous beast that roars in his soul. And when she comes back to him to aid her in a dangerous quest—a deadly revenge plot he swore he would be a part of years ago—Ryan can’t say no. He lives to protect this woman. He will die loving this woman. And as the stakes get higher, the love that they have kept hidden all these years explodes and goes further and deeper than either of them expected. But with a dark threat from Megan’s past thrust headlong into their lives, can their love win out?
Enforcer is book 3 in the HSC series, and honestly, I really think you need to read them in order. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues from book to book. In this book, we pick up after a major event that ended Patrick’s book and so you will be lost if you haven’t at least read that.
So, spoilers ahead if you haven’t finished Ex-Con and Outlaw!
Enforcer starts by giving us the story of Boots’ daughters. They lived with their crack whore mom and her boyfriend who had been raping Megan for years. The girls were starving and desperate for help when Shannon, the younger sister, writes a letter to their father. Being part of a car gang has its benefits and he is able to take Megan and Shannon away. For the next 10 years Megan grows up and recovers with the help and support of the club. Then her father is murdered in prison and HSC didn’t protect him. She is furious and wishes she could cut ties with all of them.
Ryan saved Megan from the horror of her childhood when he stormed her mom’s house with Boots years ago. Megan was only 16 at the time, but she worshiped Ryan. When she decides she wants to have sex with him on her 21st birthday, she finds him with 2 girls already and he turns her down, thus breaking her heart (and leading to an adorable moment between Megan and the 2 other girls! Such a sweet, kind portrayal of women. They could have been cruel and heartless, but instead they saved her!)
Ryan feels that he can’t be with Megan. Boots was like a father figure for him, he worries that she isn’t thinking clearly and has some ‘hero worship’ for him, and he doesn’t want to risk hurting her. However, she is 26 now and that excuse was getting annoying. I liked that Megan was a no BS kind of girl. She is still protecting her sister and fighting to prove her father wasn’t a traitor. She had such a traumatic childhood that she still hasn’t recovered. She wants revenge and Ryan promised her he would help her get it.
The story weaves around the continuation of discovering who killed Boots in prison, why books framed Patrick, and Megan’s revenge plan. The heat between Ryan and Megan is insane! When these two finally get together you just know it will burn your kindle. Enforcer blends the brotherhood of an MC club read with the feel of a Fast and Furious movie to create a steamy, dangerous, and consuming read! I hope Collins has plans to continue the series!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: protector, revenge
- Triggers: View Spoiler »Megan was raped by her mothers boyfriend; her mom neglected the girls pretty severely « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes, with epilogue « Hide Spoiler
The Darkest Corner by Liliana Hart, Ride Rough by Laura Kaye, Trigger by LP Dover…then you will probably like Enforcer!
Thank’s for the review.
I’ve been wondering if these books work as standalones, I’m glad that you told me they should be read in order.
Yeah, I think its important to read them in order. So many things are over arching through each series, so even though each book focuses on a different couple, the larger story arc is the connected and continued!
I have been seeing these around the blogosphere lately and I got curious! They sound interesting, and it’s good to know that you need to read the series in order to get the full story. I’ll see if I can buy these soon!
I enjoyed these books! Its gritty and kind of mixes MC club type books with crooked politicians. Its interesting!
I was SO tempted by this one but ended up passing. Good thing since I haven’t read the others. I’d been led to believe it would be fine so I do appreciate that bit of info. I won’t feel so bad about passing it for review. lol