Thursday, April 18, 2013
Book review: Breathing His Air by Debra Kayn
Available April 22, 2013
She is love advice in a coffee shack, he's protection in a biker bar. When her past meets his present, it's a killer cocktail that might get them shot, stabbed, or otherwise dead.
Tori Baldwin spends all her time traveling the states, running a mobile coffee shack and handing out love advice with every cup. She’s staked her rig in the parking lot of Cactus Cove—a local biker bar by all appearances— and plans to stay put for three months. Just long enough to make some money, without making any friends, before she moves to her next destination as she tries to stay ahead of a painful past.
Rain Brookshire is the leader of the Bantorus motorcycle club, and owner of the Cactus Cove in the small town of Pitnam, Washington. He wants the Lagsturns, a rival-bad-news motorcycle club, to leave town before they infect his town with trouble.
With bullets flying and the Lagsturns putting on the pressure, the only way to keep Tori safe—since she refuses to leave town—is for Rain to claim her as his woman. She has no idea that Rain’s played his hand for all to see in the biker world. It doesn't help that Tori exhibits the three ideal classifications of his ideal woman—Classy, Sexy, and a total Goof— and he can't help but posture and lay down the law. But, when it appears Tori’s life is in danger, and the Lagsturns are innocent, he isn’t going to let the law stop him from keeping his woman safe.
This is one of the only a few motorcycle club type books i have read. Book starts out with Tori and her mobile coffee shop on wheels parked in the lot from Rain's biker Bar. Takes all of a handful of pages to meet Rain and his alpha male tendencies. He comes out of the gate in bossy protection mode. Tori appreciates the protection when a handful of guys from a biker gang try to intimidate her but she's her own boss and Rain needs to understand that. Rain tries to run her off for her own protection but Tori is tougher than he thinks. Soon he realizes something is going on with her. He's attracted to her but he was burned pretty bad by another woman before and he can't decide is she's like that woman or is she is innocent and a bit naive. Then someone targets her and bad things start happening. Her story starts coming out and she finds eventually the men and woman in Rain's motorcycle club look at her as family and want to protect her. I had a few problems with some word choices but nothing that bothered me that much i wouldn't recommend the book to others. I loved Rain's character. He's this big alpha guy and here's Tori who is damaged and he's got to balance protecting her with helping her heal. 4 out of 5 stars for Breathing his Air by Debra Kayn.
Find out more about this book and author Debra Kayn here www.debrakayn.com