Friday, August 19, 2016

Challenged by Ryan Michele REVIEW!

Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

Title: Challenged

Series: Vipers Creed MC #1

Author: Ryan Michele

Genre: MC Romance



     I get what’s mine.

As the gun lay heavily in his hand, the weight of it was nothing compared to the pressure
his father had put on him and the club year after year, dragging them all down in the

Cade had two choices: the club or his father.

The club won.

Cade Baker sacrificed everything for the Vipers Creed Motorcycle Club, bringing the club
back to what it was supposed to be—a family—even when it meant taking out his own

It took a particular kind of man to kill his blood, but Cade had always believed in doing
what was right for the club. To him, it was a small sacrifice to make things normal for
him and his brothers. Then, when Trixie strode into his club, full of demanding attitude,
his normal was shot straight to hell.

He vowed to have Trixie.

No matter the cost.

     Nobody steals from me

Trix Lamasters was nobody’s fool. Raised by a con man, she lived by her own set of rules.

Mainly, take care of herself first because no one else was going to do it.

When an employee stole from her, she could have let it go. She could have let the thief
fade into the background and chalk up the missing cash as a loss. She was Trix, after
all—she always landed on her feet. But that wasn’t her style. She was too stubborn, too
damn proud. No one stole from her and lived to tell about it.

With pride, though, came consequences, and Cade Baker was hers.

Trix gave something to Cade when she was a girl, something sacred. And she could never
get it back. She had loved and trusted him, and he had left her.

Now he was making her crazy because he wanted her.

And hell, she wanted him, too.

But how is she supposed to trust the man who broke every single one of her rules, not to
mention, her heart?


I love my men hot, sexy and alpha and if they have a motorcycle and muscles, well that doesn't hurt either. Cade/Spook Baker fits that bill in every way. I also love a good second chance romance story and though it's buried a bit beneath some of the drama, that what this is at it's heart. I love this story, these individuals and this couple!

Trix and Cade were high school sweethearts, dating for about six months before circumstances forced them apart. Those circumstances helped shape Trix into becoming the woman she is, but it also caused her to carry a grudge against him. And, even though she has a hard time admitting it to herself, she still has a thing for him too. What she doesn't realize is that he's had a thing for her all these years too. Neither one of them ever let go of that first love. Enter Cade. The man knew what he was giving up when he walked away all those years ago but now that she's walked back into his life, he's not letting her go again.

Trix isn't quite on board with that plan though. She doesn't trust him. She doesn't trust that he won't hurt her again. When you take a man that is the president of a club full of a rough group of guys, that is used to getting what he wants and a woman that has become a strong, take charge female that does what she wants and you're going to get explosive fireworks. 

These two will need to learn how to get beyond the past in order to move forward, Trix needs to learn to trust Cade again and Cade needs to learn the new, stronger Trix. Can  they do it? Throw in some outside drama and more sexy motorcycle men and this is a great read.

Ryan Michele is known for writing strong, independent females who give no f*cks with perfect male counterparts to match them making couples that everyone wants to know and wishes they were. This book definitely meets her standard.

Color me an official fan of this new series. I cannot wait to read the next one!

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What Others Are Saying:

"This MC book has sex (hot all-consuming sex), lies, deceit & a history amongst the characters Cade aka Spook and Trix that leaves you holding on to the handle bars while enjoying the ride of your life as you read Challenged!"  ~DMHoltry of Wicked Tales of Racy Reads

"At heart this gritty biker romance is about love and trust and how hard it is to earn your way back. It had me captivated from beginning to end."  ~Debra Taylor Reads Too Much

"This book is dark, gritty, suspenseful and also includes a sexy alpha male biker with a cocky attitude and a smart mouth independent woman who isn’t afraid to back down. Spook and Trix stole my heart."  ~Nikki from Saint and Sinners Books

Author Bio:
Ryan Michele found her passion in making fictional characters come to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible and has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.
She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and many more romances. And whether it’s bikers, wolf shifters, mafia, or beyond, Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.
When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun. 

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