Title: Gemini Kings
Series: Gemini Kings MC #1
Author: Noreen Machelle
Genre: MC/Dark Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2021
Gemini Kings by Noreen Machelle is a dark and heavy MC romance, but it will pull you in. From the first chapter, this book brims with emotion. Both characters suffered a great loss - Lil lost her brother, and Stokes lost his best friend. That terrible night 7 years ago changed them both. Can they get past all of the heartbreak and find a way to move forward together?
Stokes has never forgotten Lil. In fact, he's thought about her every single day. He knows he loves her, but he hurt her terribly when he walked away seven years ago. He did it to protect her, but how is she supposed to know that? All she knows is the boy she grew up with, her best friend, abandoned her in her time of need. She was left alone in the world and that devastated her. When a surprise run-in after 7 long years leads to gunfire and danger and a new threat against Lil, Stokes realizes that he can no longer stay away. Lil is his - and he'll be damned if he lets anything happen to her. He wasn't able to save her brother, but there is no way he can lose her too. Now, despite everything, he has to bring her into his dark world. But maybe she can save him too by giving him a bit of light.
Stokes and Lil are awesome together - they have intense chemistry and the connection of a shared past. I loved seeing them break down the walls that time and hurt had built. I loved seeing them come together emotionally - as well as physically (yes, the steam was great too). I liked the other characters as well. There really is nothing better than those rough and ready bikers and Noreen Machelle created her own fantastic group. It will be interesting to keep reading the series and see how their stories play out. I wouldn't have guessed that this is the author's debut novel - she avoids several of the missteps that new authors tend to make. The book was easy to read and fast paced - I didn't find it a chore to pick up at all. In fact, once I started it, I didn't want to put it down. Gemini Kings is now a new favourite of mine in the MC romance genre.
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A savage is what she craves. A gentleman is what she needs. I can be both. I’m a Gemini after all.
She may never be able to accept my monster, but I won’t hesitate to use that part of me to protect her. I’m the VP of The Gemini Kings Motorcycle Club. Blood, violence and murder come with the territory.
I never needed more until Lilliana showed back up in my life. Now she is thawing the shriveled pieces of my cold, dead heart.
I have to find a way to prove to her that the decision to vanish from her life is one that I will regret until hell opens its gates to welcome me.
His closeness does things to me that it shouldn’t.
I lost the two men that meant the most to me on the same day.
The day my brother died was the day Stokes vanished.
Years later, after someone tried to have me killed, Stokes and The Gemini Kings inserted themselves into my life.
Stokes has demons lurking beneath the surface, but that’s the kind of man you need to take care of the monsters hell bent on hurting you.
While he protects me from the monsters, I must guard my heart.
That’s easier said than done.
I always did have a thing for the bad boys.
Gemini Kings is the first book in The Gemini Kings MC series. It contains dirty-talking bad boys who only soften for their women. It teeters on the dark side and is best for 18+.
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Grab life or any man you please, by the balls. Don’t let anything or anyone stop you from going after what you want. Thirsty Grandma’s words float through my mind.
I grab a hold of his belt loops and drag him closer to me. I don’t say anything. I can’t yet, but I bring my lips to his and kiss him gently. Not like the electric kiss we just had in the diner that was filled with lust. I kiss him with my heart flayed open, pouring all the raw emotions I am feeling into it. His hand tightens around my throat as he deepens the kiss. I finally pull back and we stand there frozen in time, sucking in air.
Lenny lets out a wolf whistle that breaks through the tension between us. “Look who finally decided to let her inner vixen out.”
I don’t know if I let her out or if she was tired of being caged, but with the way Stokes is looking at me right now, I’m going to let her enjoy her freedom.
Noreen is an avid reader turned writer. She lives in the mountains of NC with her four kids and two dogs. She writes dark romance with a little humor sprinkled in. When she isn't writing she's either reading or watching one of her favorite 80's movies.