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Challenged by Ryan Michele by Ryan Michele
Series: Vipers Creed MC #1
Genres: MC Romance
I get what’s mine.,/b>
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 process.
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 father.
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?
What could be better than an MC romance with a second chance romance added in? I will tel you… NOTHING! Cade (Spook) and Trixie had a high school romance that didn’t last when he left her to go and take over his father’s motorcycle club, Viper’s Creed. Each went their separate ways and during the fifteen years they have been apart Cade has become the president of the Viper’s Creed MC while Trixie has become the owner of the local strip club, Sirens. Their paths cross again when Trixie comes to the club looking for an employee who “borrowed” a rather large sum of money. Once they meet again all of his past feelings come back for Cade and he is determined to have his Trixie again regardless of her thoughts on the situation.
These two were intense and I love the fact they were getting a chance at their happily ever after even if it was fifteen years later than they had thought. Cade always put his the club in everything and while that was what he needed to do it shattered Trixie’s young heart in the process. She knows that she wants him but she gave him everything once and is afraid of what he will do to her heart if his has it again. Their past has defined them but getting to the happily ever after is what made this such a great read. There were plenty of twists and turns with the history of their fathers and the other club brothers are simply awesome. I loved this book and can’t wait for the next one.
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