Title: Happy Birthday
Author: B.D. Roca
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Publisher's BlurbJake Rushman is on the run, but it’s too late. He’s being tracked by an expert.
Motorcycle Club Enforcer Nick is tough, but even he has a conscience. It’s slowly destroying him, together with memories of his parents’ ugly deaths. Nick eliminates the guilty, but Jake Rushman is the innocent witness to a murder. It will be one kill too many.
Determined to find redemption, Nick plans to trade his life for Jake’s. Neither man counts on the fierce, powerful bond that the collision of their opposing worlds brings, and Jake refuses to let Nick sacrifice himself. He offers Nick the one thing he's never had: hope.
But with a violent past tracking them, Nick might be forced to do the one thing he promised himself he never would—kill again.
Happy Birthday by author B.D. Roca is a twist on cat and mouse game. I liked Nick he is so honest about who he is and what he does. He is an enforcer for a motorcycle gang. He knows he is the one who cleans up the messes and takes people out. He has no illusions that he is a bad man. He is street wise. He has a ton of anger inside him. He is tired of doing his job though, he promises catching Jake is the last job he is going to do. Maybe the last thing he does in this lifetime.
Jake is a witness to a gang murder. He is smart though. He runs, but he knows he cannot run forever. They will eventually catch him. But he wants it to be on his terms. I liked his guts. He really is daring and brave.
When these two fall in love it is a case of opposites attract for sure. Jake is an IT guy not a street wise biker. But somehow it works. That is if the gang doesn't kill them both for being together.
I really loved this story, lots of intensity and heat that kept me reading and wanting to know what would happen next. If tough bikers are what you like this one is a must read.
Five Shooting Stars