Knuckle Down (The Cursed Ravens MC, #2) by Chantal Fernando
Title: Knuckle Down
Series: The Cursed Ravens MC, #2
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 9, 2018
A single father struggles to change for his daughters and the woman he loves in this second book in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series from New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando.
As a single father of two girls and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club, Jack “Knuckles” Chester doesn’t have much free time. And having earned his road name from his reputation as a fighter, Knuckles isn’t one to back away from a challenge.
But what he’ll never admit out loud is that his two daughters have changed him irrevocably, softened him even. And these two girls are the only women who will ever hold his heart forever. That is, until he meets Celina.
Celina is nothing like the women Knuckles used to date. She’s a journalist for the local newspaper, and basically just has her life together. And the last thing she wants is to be involved with a Cursed Raven. But when the ripped, badass biker worms his way into her heart, she has trouble remembering all the reasons they would never work.
But when a shocking story is published her newspaper, it breaks the thin trust she has with Knuckles. Will she lose him forever? Or will Knuckles fight to keep Celina in his life?
4 iScream Cones
“Tonight took an unexpected turn, but I guess that’s what happens when you party with bikers.”
I was intrigued by the idea of a journalist with a biker, the whole good-girl/bad-boy, right? Celina thought so too, “The tattoos give him that bad-boy, I don’t give a fuck vibe, although boy is not a word I’d ever use to describe him. Bad man just doesn’t have the same ring to it though.” She shows up at the ‘biker party’ because it’s her cousin Erin’s birthday. Erin is the very recently discovered daughter of the club president and she’s Celina’s younger cousin. They are very close and nothing could keep her from attending…wearing her little black dress. As you can imagine, she’s not what The Cursed Ravens MC are used to. But she makes a very good impression on Knuckles. So good, that for the first time, he considers making room in his life for someone other than his daughters.
Well, after his careful consideration, he made up his mind. And as I’m sure you already know, once that happens there’s no changing his mind. He’s the sergeant at arms for the club, and he’s used to making things happen. There’s no hope for Celina to be able to resist this sexy badass biker when he lays on the charm. And when she finds out that he’s her cousin’s bestie, and then meets his daughters, game over.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being inside Celina’s head, knowing her thoughts. Apparently, he doesn’t have a filter so he always verbalizes his, much to my amusement. She tries to convince herself, “Didn’t he understand the silent conversation we had last night? We aren’t supposed to see each other again. He asked me out, I said no, and that’s it. That’s how the story ends.” I’m so happy that Knuckles doesn’t take no for an answer and continues his pursuit. “And even in my dreams, the bastard finds me.”
I fell even further in love with the characters that make up this amazing MC family. Their love and support for each other in addition to their incredible sense of humor had me sighing and smiling throughout. I’m really looking forward to each of the books that will feature a different member of the club. I’m especially excited about Rogue that’s up next. The line forms here…