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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Bare Naked Words Presents: Smoke by Gemma Weir; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Live, #Review

Book: Smoke by Gemma Weir (#5 in the Archer's Creek Series)
Genre: Series-interconnected stand-alone contemporary MC Romance
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Bare Naked Words and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".



I know women. I love them and they love me.

I don’t chase them; they line up and I pick out whichever takes my fancy.

Only now there’s her.

She’s unimpressed, disinterested. She’s different and I can’t look away.

I don’t understand her, but I need to make her look. I need to make her see me and then never look away again.

Sometimes the things that don’t come easily are the things that we should fight the hardest for, and with Riley I’m in for the fight of my life


I’ve been hurt and my heart’s still bruised.

I know who Smoke is. I’ve seen it all before, the arrogant ‘king of the world’ attitude.

So I’m mean, cold, and harsh because offense is the best defense when it comes to protecting myself.

Only what if he’s not who I think he is?

I don’t want to want him, but I just can’t help myself, and sometimes what we shouldn’t want is exactly what we need.


My Thoughts:

Riley Prince’s life is about to change and she doesn’t know the half of it. Justin “Smoke” Sanchez knows what he’s got and uses it to get what he wants. She’s a geek and he belongs to an MC. I was thankful that this book was a standalone since I’m late to the game of getting to know the Doomsday Sinners MC.

Our author has created a minor character named Al. He’s a very sweet man who Riley takes to almost immediately. She feels comfortable around him and bucks protocol because there’s just something about Riley. The only puzzle I had was Al’s boss. You get a feeling something’s there and you know he’s important to the story. Then all of a sudden his association with Riley stops. I felt that part was rushed so that the story could continue on. Plus, I was hoping that Al’s association with Riley would continue – he was never a romantic interest but he seemed like a good friend to her.

I liked watching the heat build between our couple. I also liked how feisty Riley was and that she wasn’t impressed with Smoke’s swagger. He lives in the same town as Riley’s friend whose boyfriend happens to be in the same MC. When we first meet Park and Rosie, I found myself with no choice but to put their story in my TBR list. And that means the rest of the series will follow. This book isn’t like a lot of MC stories that show the blood and violence that seems to follow that type of group. But they’re not all squeaky clean either.

By some of his action, and the supporting cast, you know this is an MC but that isn’t the main focus of the story. It’s more to show what makes Justin Smoke. We see enough of Riley’s job to see what makes her qualify as a geek. We also get to see how important her family is to her. I liked how our author makes the change from mild tolerance to something more seem so natural and believable. Who says that the geek can’t have a hottie?

Meet the Author:

Gemma Weir is a half crazed stay at home mom to three kids, one man child and a hell hound. She has lived in the midlands, in the UK her whole life and has wanted to write a book since she was a child. Gemma has a ridiculously dirty mind and loves her book boyfriends to be big, tattooed alpha males. She's a reader first and foremost and she loves her romance to come with a happy ending and lots of sexy sex.

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