Review of Hold Me Down (The Deacons of Bourbon Street #3) by Jackie Ashenden

Hold me down

Passion and Duty

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 199 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

When the biker who broke her heart rides into town, a woman must choose between passion and duty. Jackie Ashenden ups the ante in a seductive series co-written with Megan Crane, Rachael Johns, and Maisey Yates.  

Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix might be the prodigal son of New Orleans aristocrats, but the Deacons of Bourbon Street are his real family. And with their patriarch murdered, Blue wants nothing more than to unleash hell on the motorcycle club’s enemies—even if it means taking up arms against the girl who used to be his best friend. She’s done quite a bit of growing up, and suddenly their chemistry is red-hot. But where’s the line between ruthless seduction and sweet temptation?

For Alice Day, loyalty is everything. When Blue skipped town, she had no choice but to adopt a new family: their rivals, the Graveyard Ministry. Seeing him again reawakens old feelings . . . and fiery fantasies. Alice could never forget the scent of leather on his skin—just as she could never forgive the sting of his betrayal. But while the Ministry has treated her like one of their own, Blue is part of her soul. And as their liaisons hit the boiling point, Alice trusts her heart with the deadliest choice of her life.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Mindy’s Review:  

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Leonidas “Blue” Delacroix was one of the original guys in The Deacons of Bourbon Street MC that was sent away ten years ago on Priest’s orders. Now that Ajax is calling them back Leon is very happy that he has returned to New Orleans. Living secluded by yourself for ten years is not a way of living. Upon his return he knows that he needs to get somethings off of his chest and the pretty red head at the bar might just do the trick, until he realizes who she is.

Alice Day stops by the bar on a normal basis hoping to see the one that left her ten years ago. Even though she has become loyal to another MC club to ensure her safety and her garage she just cannot get Leon out of her mind. Seeing him in person after all these years awakens some old feelings. Being torn between her long friendship with Leon and her new loyalty to their rival MC will make the sparks fly. 

I enjoyed reading this as it is the third book in The Deacons of Bourbon Street series. I once again did not feel closure once the book was over. I am starting to think that the author wants it this way. For her to leave the rival MC to come back to her rightful place just seemed a little too easy. The also find out who killed Priest but that stops there as well. I am hoping that the fourth book in the series Strip You Bare gives me some of these answers. 

My Favorite Moment: I really enjoyed this book so I am just going to have to say that I cannot pick just one.

Mindy 3.5 Star

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


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