Just can't get away from those bad boys
Cole Lepley comes off her Cherry Grove series and brings us to the Thanatos MC in Arizona. In this first instalment, we find that the Thanatos MC is into some serious stuff, and they are bad news - especially their young and green president Flynn.
Flynn has only just taken over as the club's president and he has a lot to prove and a lot to learn. But soon, his focus is split when he meets Sloan, a spitfire who intrigues him from their first meeting. Sloan has moved (run) away from her past. She is hoping to start over and is hoping to avoid the same bad choices that have gotten her into trouble before. She wants a clean slate so when she meets Flynn, despite being attracted, she doesn't want to get involved with him and his MC. Of course that doesn't stop Flynn from pursuing her. Can Sloan put away her feelings about bad boys and give Flynn a chance or is their romance just another mistake waiting to happen?
If you're a fan of Cole Lepley and have read her other books, you will enjoy Toxic. You will also recognize Sloan and the two men from her past from Lepley's last Cherry Grove book, Tortured. I had not read Tortured and so I was lost when it came to who Sloan was and who was in her past. Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I got a good enough initiation in the beginning of Toxic. I was very confused as to who Perry was, for instance. I had to do a bit of research before it started making sense. Once I had that figured out, it was easier to go ahead with the story and Flynn and Sloan's new romance. This is not a sweet romance - it's darker and true to its title. There are a lot of toxic relationships in this book. The relationships are deep and layered and it makes sense why connections with the past are difficult to break. Despite everything, I do think that Flynn and Sloan are good for each other. I was hoping they would get their HEA even if I didn't like everything that happened in their story and didn't always agree with their decisions.
I enjoyed Toxic and I would recommend it, but only if you familiarize yourself with Lepley's world. If you go in with your eyes wide open, it will make for a great reading experience. Thank you to the author and to GiveMeBooksPR for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Keep scrolling for purchase links and a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
Series: Thanatos MC #1
Author: Cole Lepley
Genre: New Adult/MC Romance
Release Date: February 16, 2021
Sloan Prescott is done with bad boys and bad choices. When she moves to Arizona, she's looking for a fresh start, far away from her drug dealing ex and all the complications that went with him. She doesn't have the stomach for a life of uncertainty.
Flynn Davis is the President of the Thanatos Motorcycle Club, one of the most feared and revered organizations in Arizona. As such, he's used to getting what he wants from whoever he wants whenever he wants.
When Flynn and Sloan have a chance encounter in a coffee shop, sparks fly. Sloan wants nothing to do with the arrogant man who screams trouble and reminds her of the past. But Flynn loves nothing better than a challenge, and Sloan just threw down the gauntlet.
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Cole Lepley is a contemporary romance author of bad-ass alpha heroes, a whole lot of drama, and happy endings. She writes realistic relationships that you can't help but fall in love with.
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