Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Blog Tour: Vigor by JC Valentine

VIGOR, A Spartan Riders Novel

by J.C. Valentine Spartan Riders, #3 Cover Designer: Sara Eirew Publication Date: August 29, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, MC Romance, Bikers, Standalone



USA Today and International bestselling author J.C. Valentine is back with the latest in her electrifying, dangerous, and provocative world of the Spartan Riders MC…
After escaping an abusive marriage, Spartan Riders bartender Ginger “Red” Mercury is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club’s VP declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she finds herself ready to wage war.
A year after inoculating the threat from notorious cartel leader Ricky Cruiz, Garrick “Repo” Stone, the last-standing original member of the Spartan Riders MC, has his focus on something else: monogamy. Having decided to settle down and take an ol’ lady, he has his sights set on Red…and he has his work cut out for him if he hopes to win her.
When a new threat makes itself known, threatening everything the brothers stand for and care about, they’re left scrambling to find out who’s behind it before it’s too late. With the high-stakes game of war looming over them, will Red be able to open her heart to love before outside forces pull her and Repo apart?


Vigor wasted no time drawing me into the action of the Spartan Rider's world.  Ginger and Repo's story sucked me in from page one.  

Ginger is no stranger to the workings of the Spartan Rider's. She's been involved in one way or another with their group and bikers in general for years - including being married to a biker.  But Ginger left all notions of love behind after her awful marriage, now she's not in it for a relationship. But when the guys start turning her down, she doesn't understand it, until she does; Repo staked a claim on her - a claim that doesn't exist - but he's about to show her differently.  I really loved her sassiness, how she was proud of who she was and how she lived her life. Though there were clear vulnerabilities Ginger was a strong woman. 

Repo was a fun character, he was firm in his desires - he knew that staking a claim on Ginger wasn't going to be smooth or easily acceptable to her at first - but he also knew he wasn't going to set his feelings aside. He was determined to have her and show her they could make a commitment work. 

I loved the banter between these two, it often made me giggle or shake my head, but drew me in further to the connection between the two - even when Ginger didn't want to admit to feeling it. When things took a turn for the dangerous - I liked watching Ginger's reactions, how she was pulled deeper into things, how she became a bigger part of Repo's life. 

Watching these two manuever a relationship together while also trying to work out the threat to the MC made for an interesting read. I really enjoyed how the author spun things together showing us what was happening from different angles to give us small glimpses and leading us to the bigger picture.  

I fell in love with not only Ginger and Repo, but their supporting characters, leaving me not ready to leave this world and ready for the next in the series.  JC Valentine has written quite an intriguing set of characters and given them a vibrant MC world to play in, where action is a plus, danger lurks, and there just might be a mystery or two waiting to be unraveled as the pages turn. 





Taco's story...blurb coming soon!





Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid. Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.



Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch. Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?


J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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