Straight is the last word to describe me. But the club can’t know.
And I’m not about to jump out of that closet. Cleaning up the motorcycle club’s act is dirty business, and Slim is the one person I trust. I can’t keep away, not when he’s the only man I’ve ever loved. The club can’t know that things are changing between us, but Slim doesn’t want to keep secrets for long.
As betrayal hits the Iron Hunters from every corner, I know I’m going to have to find a way to balance leadership and love…or I’m going to lose them both. But when my past comes back to bite me, it may already be too late.
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspectives, usually by chapter.
I feel like calling this Books 1-3 is a little misleading. Really, this is a single book that follows the same characters and same storyline/plot that was broken into 3 parts with parts 1 & 2 ending on cliffhangers. Ride With Me, Together We Ride, & Forever We Ride were later packaged into this box set: Iron Hunters. As the complete set it’s a good deal.
This will be best enjoyed by folks who are looking for motorcycle club themed romance that’s a little lighter than typical. Which is exactly what I was looking for when I requested it. The whole central thriller/suspense aspect of the story revolves around Ward & Slim trying to make the Iron Hunters MC’s focus be legit business and income. There is an overall respect of women and without any dubcon or noncon situations (which isn’t always the case in darker MC books). That said, this isn’t without language, violence, illegal activities, or murder. Additionally, one of the legit businesses is porn though they make a point to describe how it will be as safe an operation as possible.
There is a lot of world building and the introduction of a lot of people packed into the first part that bogged the pace down a bit. As the story goes on there are also occasionally some inane conversations that don’t really move the plot forward. Outside of that, I enjoyed a unique take on Ward & Slim coming out (personally and as a couple) in what is generally considered a straight, traditionally homophobic environment. the fact that it wasn’t all sunshine and roses lent a credibility to it as well.
In addition to their personal struggles – they face several sets of enemies, blackmail, and betrayal from within the club. This makes for a nice mystery/suspense storyline in addition to the romance.
This was my first time listening to Eric Umstott and it won’t be my last. He did a good job with giving a huge cast of male characters unique voices. I especially liked the way that he spoke in a different voice depending on whether it was Ward or Slims POV. This really helped differentiate the two characters.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from Gay Romance Reviews and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
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