Series: Dream Man #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Setting: Denver, CO
Also in this series: Mystery Man, Law Man
Also by this author: Mystery Man, Rock Chick Renegade, Law Man
Get ready to ride . . .
Tyra Masters has had enough drama to last a lifetime. Now, she's back on track and looking forward to her new, quiet life. Until she meets the man of her dreams. The tattooed, muscled biker plies her with tequila-and the best sex of her life. She knows it isn't the tequila and hot sex talking. He's the kind of man she's always wanted. Unfortunately, he's also her new boss . . .
Kane "Tack" Allen has a rule. He doesn't employ someone he's slept with. So when he learns he spent last night in bed with his new office manager, he quickly fires Tyra. Yet when Tyra stands up to him and fights for her job, Tack is intrigued. He tells her she can keep her job on one condition: no more sex. Ever. But as things heat up between them, Tack finds that he'll be the one breaking all the rules...
As much as it pains me to say it, I will admit it. I’m not sure what I am missing about KA’s books. I find many of her heroes to be villains. Tack from Motorcycle man was probably one of the most awful characters I have read in a romance. He was crass, demeaning, demanding, and just plain mean. He expected Tyra to fit into his world-change everything and be in his world. He expected her to accept things the way they were in his world, even when she told him she wasn’t okay with it. He demanded her conformity. He physically invaded her space when she repeatedly asked him to back up. He not only ignored her attempts to get away from him, but again, physically got in her way. Am I missing something? Are women finding this type of behavior attractive? I love alpha men, but Tack wasn’t an alpha; he was an asshole who has the potential to become emotionally abusive.
However, Tack aside, I actually liked Tyra. I liked that she did try to get away from him. I like that she wanted to be her own person. She was still trying to figure out who that person was, but she was on a journey. I liked the continued plot with the Russians and how it intertwined with Tyra’s friends to keep everyone involved. I loved Tyra’s relationship with Tack’s kids. Its difficult to write books with teenagers in them and have them be likable characters-as a rule, teens are usually moody and prone to emotional breakdowns.
Motorcycle Man was both utterly disappointing and and yet oddly engaging. I couldn’t quite put it down and walk away even though I hated Tack so much. I’m as conflicted about my conflicting feelings about this book as I am about this conflicting book. Confused yet-cause I am!
Tyra repeatedly calls Tack her “dream man”. Tyra, dream bigger.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: MC club, mafia, crazy ex
- Triggers: View Spoiler »there is a scene of physical abuse of a minor « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within an interconnected series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes…but I’m not happy about it « Hide Spoiler
Other alpha men in books like Axel by Harper Sloan, The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Dark Prince by Christine Feehan …then you will probably like Motorcycle Man! I also recommend checking out Male Characters You Would Run From If They Tried To Date You In Real Life. And while you’re there, make sure to send me a friend request!