Series: Dragon Runners #2
Series: Dragon Runners #2
Author: ML Nystrom
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: MC Romance
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 23, 2018
Bold and brash, Eva MacAteer has spent her life working in her blue-collar family’s construction business. In doing so, she’s had to fight for her own place away from her overbearing father, as well as for her own identity as a woman. Struggling between her loyalty to her brothers and her desire to strike out to be her own person, Eva knows one thing for certain: getting involved with a womanizer, no matter how hot he may be, is not the path for her.
Stud is not one to be tied down to any woman. Fiercely loyal to the club and his single ways, the last thing he expects is to become fascinated by the fiery Eva. He sees his own life reflected in hers and is not quite sure how to handle the connection.
Can two mismatched people find enough common ground to overcome their fears and allow love to grow?
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Review by Barbara
Stud is book 2 and a standalone in the Dragon Runners MC series. Just like book 1, Mute, the author has given us a great storyline with strong, down to earth characters that you’ll simply fall in love with and s storyline that will have you smiling, laughing and cringing as you turn the pages.
Stud is just that, a sexy biker that not only that has women lining up just to be around him, he plays in a band, is a wiz with numbers and has secrets that haunt him daily. It’s due to his past secrets that Stud is a confirmed bachelor and doesn’t do attachments. Eva is part of the family owned construction crew that is rebuilding the Dragon Runners Bar. She is the lone girl and works with her Dad and four brothers. Not having had a mother in her life to help refine her, Eva has grown up as tomboy and she can definitely hold her own against anyone. But she secretly wishes for a more “girly” lifestyle, instead of the roughed ruffhouse life she’s used to. Eva also has a huge secret crush on Stud however he just wants to be friends.
As events happen and secrets come to light, the storyline takes off. The author will take you on a wild ride that will have you laughing one minute and saying OMG the next. The characters will steal your heart and have you rooting for a happy ending. I highly recommend reading this exciting, funny and very well written storyline. You won’t regret it.
Review by Kathy
It's always a plus when reading an MC book to have a hot, smart and strong alpha male, but it is a complete added bonus when the lead female is equally as smart and strong as her male counterpart in the lead roles. In this book you have just that when you read about Eva, the daughter of the Irish contractor and sister to five...yes count them five older brothers. Tough! Yes she is tough. She has to be being raised by all men and a part of the construction company, as a worker! She's cut, she's brash and sharped tongue, and carries her beauty without a thought about it. Their job is to rebuild the biker bar that was destroyed by a fire. She designs the inside and helps with the building of the structure right along with her brothers. Brothers who don't see her as a young woman, but just another one of the guys. There she meets Stud, the beyond handsome player who is just as smart as he is good looking. He watches her, he smiles and she knows what kind of man he is, but she can't help the thoughts that run through her mind when she is left to her thoughts. She's determined not to become another notch in his bedpost so she keeps everything on a business level, even if his nearness causes her pulse to race.
This story has an exceptional story line in that there is no outside trouble that causes the club problems. This story is totally about Eva and Stud and their family issues that not only cause them pain and drama, but also bring the two of them together.
The characters are so very well developed and complex in their own ways. Eva is tall, strong, cut, sharp tongued and has always had to deal with people judging her by the way she looks and the job that she does. Working construction has made her strong and has defined her muscles making many people believe she is something that she is not. She has a secret however, one that only her older brother Conner knows. See, she has more than one talent, one that she loves and has to work on in secret, otherwise her other brothers and father would give her grief about it.
Stud is very handsome, a talented musician and singer, a lawyer and a biker. Since coming to be with the MC, he has helped the club with their finances and getting the club to where it is today. His past as made him the way he is however, and player is what he is when it comes to women. He is not a stick around kind of guy and he lets the women know that none of them will ever become his old lady. But he is also a gentleman and respects the women. Knowing what they want, he still tries his best not to hurt them. But his past is hurtful and extremely complicated. A past that Eva would like to know more about, but will have to wait until he feels able to trust her with. That is until she see's it with her own eyes.
This book is amazing. I loved every single word of it and cannot wait to read what will happen next in the series and with the next brother. I hope to see more from these two in the next book because, well the ending left me wanting so much more! I highly recommend this book. You will definitely not be disappointed. (other than the fact that you want someone to deck her "da"! )
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ML Nystrom had stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured her interest. A voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she found it only fitting she should write a few herself!
ML has spent most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one mold. She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else she felt like exploring. As one of her students said to her once, "Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities." She has no intention of ever stopping... so welcome to her story world. She hopes you enjoy it!