Sunday, August 26, 2018
ACE OF HEARTS BY CHANTAL FERNANDO - REVIEW
Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. Her parents gave her and her sister everything a child could want. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t actually her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is.
Armed with her original birth certificate, she finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club, which could not be further from the life Erin leads. But, she’s determined to get to know the man who she gets her striking blue eyes from. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace that catches Erin’s eye.
As the new “princess” of the Cursed Ravens, Erin is learning a whole new world, but her father has made it clear she is off limits. Will Ace follow his President’s orders or will he put his heart ahead of his duty? A sizzling tale of family and passion, Ace of Hearts features Fernando’s signature “snark and sass” (Booklist) and is perfect for fans of Kristin Ashley.
Growing up, Erin thought she had a pretty ideal life. Until, that is, she discovers she's actually adopter, and that the man she thinks of as her father is actually her step father.
Her real father, however, is a bit of a mystery and after a little digging around, she discovers he is the president of a motorcycle club. One of the tough, hard living, clubs parents warn you to stay away from kind of MC...although I am not sure there are any other kind? No way this can go well, and I admit I was immediately interested in how this was going to go. Erin, as most of us would, found herself faced with a completely foreign world and a father who lives a life she has nothing in common with. The idea of a complete innocent walking into an MC isn't new...but the idea of that complete innocent being welcome because of her connection to one of the members felt like a different take on the MC trope.
Ace, after the surprise of Erin showing up wears off, is tasked with watching out for her, and keeping her safe. Of course, there is an attraction between them, and it is complicated by the fact that she is the daughter of the president of the club and Ace is a member.
There's an element of the forbidden beyond the MC aspect of this that made it fun, however there was a lot of time spent developing the other characters who will be featured in other stories, so this one left me wanting a little bit more of Ace and Erin. However, overall I did enjoy this title and I do recommend it.