by Addison Jane
Book 2 in the Club Girl Diaries. This book can be read as a standalone. However, there are important storylines that run into this book from book 1 and I think as a reader you would get a better picture of the characters and club if you read the series as it was written.
Chelsea chooses to be a club girl. She doesn't need the attention, she could do without the sex. But what Chelsea craves is the family being a club girl for the The Brother’s by Blood MC gives her. What she does know, good things don’t last forever and it is something she has heartbreaking experience in. Due to finish her college degree in a few months, it will be time to say goodbye to the only family she has known since being a young child. But worse, she will be walking away from a man that she has fallen in love with, but who will never love her back.
Optimus is the President of The Brothers by Blood Motorcycle club. Handed the gavel following his father’s murder, he is younger that most presidents, but rules with an iron fist and an emotional detachment that has become a common theme in his life choices. He is fair and he is respected. His only weaknesses are his daughter, who he has kept secret and miles from the club, and his Blackbird. Chelsea has become so much more than a club whore to him. She has become his everything. But history plays heavy on Optimus’s head and heart. He knows he runs hot and cold with her, but how can he keep her when he has been unable to protect anyone he has ever loved.
When the repercussions of flushing out the rat that was in there midst builds, and threats are made against the club, Optimus knows he must protect those he holds close, even if it means pushing the woman who has his heart away. Will Chelsea finally turn her back for good? And will Optimus’s plan to protect her work?
Oh how I love this series. It has everything I love in a MC romance. Hot Alpha males, strong females, humour, grittiness and a whole slew of club politics. I had waited patiently for this book, having loved Harmony and Kit’s story and it didn't let me down. It is full of high level drama, emotion, love and loyalty and it had me turning the pages ferociously as awaited the next twist and turn that Addison Jane threw at me. I thought I knew where it was going… how freaking wrong was I. This is a complicated story, told in a reader friendly fashion and I loved it.
Will Chelsea and Optimus bury the ghosts of the past to rejoice in a future together? Well you will need to read for yourself. What I will say is that it is a hard road for them, with lots of obstacles to overcome. But the chemistry between them is palpable and you will feel their hurt as much as you feel the love between them.
A brilliant sequel to book 1, I now look forward to reading on – hopefully about a certain VP. A MUST READ series for lovers of MC romance.
Emma - 4.5 Crowns
Chelsea spent most of her life running.
She was young when her parents were killed, and she was thrown into the system as just another statistic. One foster home after another, hell after hell. When things got too hard, her first instinct was to get out and fast.
She didn’t mind being a club girl. Who wouldn't want a group of possessive alpha males on your side and in your bed? The freedom and the lifestyle allowed her to spread her wings while the rules and bylaws kept everyone in line. It was comfortable – safe.
But while her head told her she was happy, her heart reminded her constantly of what she really wanted – Brothers by Blood President, Optimus. He was a brooding asshole who was sexy, loyal and pushed the boundaries of both her body and her mind. He never let her all the way in, but she still couldn't stay away from him – he was addictive.
Optimus had only one rule – family comes first.
He knew that sometimes sacrifices needed to be made in order to keep the ones he loved safe. He'd done it before and he would do it again.
Being President of the Brothers by Blood MC meant he couldn't show any weakness. His feelings for Chelsea were off the charts, but so far he'd managed to hide them and keep her at an arm’s length thinking he was protecting her. Beautiful, athletic and sassy, she wasn't just another club girl, she was HIS girl.
Danger is fast approaching and Chelsea is in its direct sight. Will it be too late for Optimus to show Chelsea how he really feels? And when secrets are revealed will Chelsea stay and stand beside the man she wants or will the urge to run just be too strong?