Inflame Me (Ravage MC #4)
by Ryan Michelle
Book 4 in the Ravage MC series. Each book follows a different member of the club as he finds his woman. It could be read as a standalone, but in this series there is a strong storyline arc that weaves throughout each instalment. For this reason, I recommend that you read the books in the order in which they were written.
Tanner O’Ryan is on the run. Having watched her mother suffer abuse for years by her partner, who also happens to be an alcoholic and a respected cop in their small Tennessee town, she finds herself having to protect not just her mother but herself as well. Her mother Mearna then decides that the only person to protect them is Tanner’s father, leaving Tanner floored. Her mother has never mentioned Cameron Wagner before, so why does she think he will help? But desperate times call for desperate measures. Tanner soon finds herself heading toward Sumner, Georgia and into the unknown, and a lifestyle so far removed from her own it will leave her reeling.
Denny “Rhys” Lorant had it tough growing up. Leaving home at 14, he soon found his groove living and fighting on the streets for survival. By 16, he was fixing up his first Harley and bumming jobs in garages to help pay for it. It wasn't until he found himself at Banner Automotive that he finally came home. Not only did they help with his bike, but he was introduced to a club and lifestyle that would become his family. Over two decades later he is still loving the life, especially the women that frequent the ever moving carousel that is his bed. When his best friend is blindsided by the arrival of a 23 year old daughter he never knew existed, little does Rhys know that everything he has ever wanted and needed will change forever.
So I kind of don’t want to say much more on this storyline. What I can say is that it takes a very different direction to the other books in the series. A kind of respite from the heavy club politic storylines that have come before it. Instead this book very much focuses on the individuals, and the past, present and the future. There is some club action and the underlying storyline continues, but it is very much just bubbling in the background. This book is about a woman who ran away from the love of her life and the ramifications her decisions had not just on her life, but that of her daughter and the man she left behind. It is also about how a life she didn't want her daughter growing up in, organically consumes said daughter anyway.
I loved the dynamic between Tanner and Rhys. They both resist the attraction they have for their own personal reasons, but they also find it hard to stay away from each other, much to the initial dismay of Tanner’s parents. For Rhys it is a case of he wants her short-term as is his usual MO. On the flip-side Tanner doesn't want to be his plaything. Will they overcome the differences they have, least of all the age gap between them?
But what I really liked is the chapters we get from Tanner’s parents POV. This book also explores their relationship and where it all went wrong. Forgiveness will be as important as love in their relationship – I enjoyed watching it play out for all of them.
Once again expect a cliffhanger; although this one is very much part of the series story arc, rather than that of individuals. It is bloody genius move as it brings the bigger picture back to the forefront, leaving me eagerly awaiting book 5.
Another great instalment in the Ravage MC series. If you haven’t started this series yet, I highly recommend it!
Emma - 4.5 Crowns
Tanner O’Ryan is in desperate need of help.
When her mother suddenly suggests they drive to Sumner, Georgia to get assistance from her father, Cameron Wagner, she is more than floored. In her twenty-three years, she’s never known who her father is, and now she has to put her trust in the man. Not only does she have to trust him, but an entire club full of men and women who live a life she didn’t know anything about.
She quickly realizes she needs more help than she originally thought.
*Contains mature content including, sex and violence. Mature audiences only.*