Monday, September 22, 2014

Review: Lay It Down (Desert Dogs #1) by Cara McKenna

Backbreaking days, wild nights, and the hard hum of steel between your thighs...

That’s a life well lived, according to the Desert Dogs—four friends who call Fortuity, Nevada, their badlands home.

Vince Grossier is the self-crowned outlaw king around here. But when Fortuity’s slick new mayor invites a casino development to town, greed isn’t far behind—and it claims Vince’s good friend as its first casualty. With the law turning a blind eye to the mysterious death, Vince must seek his own brand of justice. The pretty photographer hired by the developers might be the key to uncovering the truth. And she’s a temptation too good to pass up.

Finally free of a controlling ex, Kim Paget’s not looking to be taken for a ride—not on the back of some tattooed roughneck’s bike and definitely not in his bed. But when she uncovers evidence supporting Vince’s suspicions of murder, Kim must entrust her safety to a man whose body threatens danger of a whole different kind.
Going into this book I assumed it was going to be about a motorcycle club and was surprised to find out that it wasn’t. Although it seems like the future books in the series will be moving into that direction. Vince is a tatted, motorcycle riding, womanizing, bad boy all rolled up in one package. One of his best friends Alex just committed suicide but a gut feeling is telling Vince that it was murder. Nobody believes him and he knows that it sounds crazy but he just wants answers.

Kim is in town as a freelance photographer working for the company that is building the new casino coming to town. She just ended things with her fiancé and is looking for a distraction, which is where Vince comes in.

“You’re coming off kinda bipolar, Vince. I can’t tell if you’re trying to get in my pants or run me out of town on a rail.”

“Me neither, but it’s turning me on. How about you?”

Kim gets mixed up in the mystery of what really happened to Alex and if the new casino has anything to do with. Of course she and Vince have their fun to along the way. I really liked that Kim’s character wasn’t a helpless innocent girl and was more real than a lot of women are written these days. And behind his tough exterior Vince is definitely a big softie looking to settle down, even if he doesn’t know it.

I really enjoyed the added mystery to this novel and will definitely be continuing on with the series. I am definitely interested in reading more about the other Desert Dogs, especially Casey.
Disclosure: This book was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own

1 comment:

  1. I won this book in a contest. I haven't read it yet, but I plan to soon. I'ave heard such great things about it. Great review.