5 Stars for Bare-Knucke Love (Rabid Mongrels MC #1) by K.A. Merikan #MM #DarkRomance


Title: Bare-Knuckle Love (Rabid Mongrels MC #1)
Author Name & Publisher: K.A. Merikan (Acerbi & Villani LTD)
Publication Date & Length: June 19, 2015 – 106 pgs


— Fight to the death. Love to the bone. —

Jason is back in his home town and trying to make money the only way he knows – in an illegal MMA fight. Bare knuckles. Hardly any rules. All he needs to do is… lose.

The Rabid Mongrels Motorcycle Club bet against him, and they are set to make a killing, but when Jason spots his high school crush in the audience, he can’t bear to lose. All he wants is to have Hyde notice him. He gets more than he bargained for when Hyde turns out to be the president of the MC, now out for his blood.

To survive, Jason will have to make a deal with the blond devil. No matter how manipulative and vicious Hyde can be, he is a dark wet dream come to life, and Jason can’t keep his hands to himself. Soon enough, the self-destructive lust he has for Hyde becomes a dangerous obsession that takes Jason to the most forgotten corners of his soul.


Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, criminal activity, abuse, sexual orientation issues, second chances, enemies to lovers, first time, coming home, alternative family, blackmail

WARNING: Adult content. Explicit gay sex, strong language, violence, mentions of past animal abuse, mentions of past child abuse. Reader discretion advised.

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I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
This book starts out with a bang and just keeps going.  I loved it.  It was a dark, violent read.  But WOW you can’t put it down the story just kept getting better as you got further into it.

I wanted to love the main characters, but Hyde kept making me mad at the stuff he pulled. Jason on the other hand need some self esteem.  You won’t believe what these two guys endure.

This may not be a book for everyone, but I absolutely loved it. I can’t wait for the next one. Ladies please keep the books coming!



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K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.

Inspiration never failed them so far, but they are ready to hunt down the exotic and unique. Kat and Agnes are pursuing their dream of becoming full fledged virtual nomads. Having gotten rid of their apartment and with most of their belongings put in storage, they are choosing their own path in life, ready to experience all the world has to offer while working on their books.


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