Title: Red Hot – Coffin Nails MC California (Sex & Mayhem #5)
Publisher: Acerbi & Villani ltd
Release Date: July 18th 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark romance
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5
— Live fast. Die young. Fuck hard.—
Red Jack. Rude. Crude. Horny ginger mess. In love with… himself.
Loki. Deadbeat. Volatile. Stalker. Terminally ill. Fatally in love.
When it comes to men, Red Jack has three rules. The guy has to be hot, out of town, and not up for repeats. It’s a good way to keep the gay flings far away from the eyes of his brothers in the Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club, and he will make damn sure it stays that way. When a hookup takes an ominous turn, and the sexy stranger turns up at his house, the heat is on. Loki invades his life and just won’t leave, wreaking havoc wherever he follows Jack, but getting rid of him becomes harder with every kiss.
The world crumbles around Loki when he finds out he has cancer. As if his life wasn’t shit enough already. With only a few months left, he decides to live to the fullest and get every last wish on his bucket list fulfilled. One of those is fucking the hot bearded biker he meets the same night he got the bad news. Big, confident, and dangerous, Red Jack is all Loki ever wanted in a man. After all, he deserves one last shot at love. Who cares if Red Jack is a stubborn, closeted asshole? Loki knows what he wants, and he won’t settle for anything less. Even if it kills him.
Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, criminal activity, hurt/comfort, abuse, sexual orientation issues, stalking, revenge, bucket list, coping with illness, first love
Genre: M/M erotic dark romance, suspense, drama
Length: ~105,000 words standalone novel (HEA)
WARNING: Adult content. Explicit gay sex, strong language, graphic violence, abuse scenes. Reader discretion advised.
This book starts with a warning.
“The characters in this book live deeply in the morally grey zone, and we wouldn’t advise anyone to follow in their footsteps ;).”
Take it seriously. If this is your first Merikan book, you’re in for a surprise. If you’re a Merikan fan…you ‘re in for a surprise too. This was somewhat grittier and more violent than the other books of the series. And with characters that are meant to be really unlikeable before earning our love and sympathy.
He is exactly what the blurb says. Crude and rude, he only respects his brothers from the club. Horny ginger mess, he fucks everything that walks, women and men. But with caution, the club must not find out about his male hook ups. In love with himself. He’s a gift to humanity, the best stud in town and he worked damn hard for it. That’s right, Red Jack is no longer the lanky, ugly ginger kid with the freckled skin. The kid that is a disappointment to his family, that gets picked on at school and ends up in juvie.
It was supposed to be a hook up. Another thing to cross off his bucket list. But he hadn’t counted on love. Loki is terminally ill and has only three months left to live. He decides he wants to spend it with Red Jack. He becomes a stalker, obsessed , determined to make Red Jack love him. He deserves a last chance at love, right?
“On the day I found out I’m through, I was all alone… and you contacted me.” He pulled the chair closer and leaned forward, resting his head on Red Jack’s palm. “That had to mean something. I was meant to be with you.”
These are not your typical heroes. They fight a lot and are violent with each other.
- They even shoot each other! I know some people will hate that scene. I loved it and I’m actually in awe. How is it possible for love and tenderness to shine right after something like that happened?
“So you wanna be my property?”
“I wanna die your property.”
It pushes boundaries, this book. And I freaking loved it! And don’t be afraid, there is a HEA. It’s solid and satisfying but real nonetheless. I can’t wait for the next book of the series!