The Dust and the Roar by Cat Porter
Title: The Dust and the Roar
Author: Cat Porter
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Design
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2019
Screw the rules.
Army veteran Richie Tallin returns to South Dakota from a disastrous war with nothing to gain and nothing to lose. With no real home, his family in shambles, his dad’s old motorcycle becomes the key to a new life as Wreck, the Road Captain of an outlaw motorcycle club. Now he’s living the life he’s always craved—freedom, good times, loyalty, no regrets, and, hell yes, no rules.
But when he finally gets a chance with Isi, a feisty girl he’s had his eye on for years, everything shifts. As fiercely independent as Wreck, Isi is determined to restart her life and keep her family’s business afloat while she hides a wounded past. She and Wreck light a fire in each other that’s unexpected and wild, and what begins as a casual fling becomes passionate and serious real fast.
Life is good.
But when a war of revenge, payback, and power breaks out, everyone gets caught in the crossfire. Choices are made. Sacrifices that can never be undone. In a crazy 80’s world of drug dealers, rock and rollers, and rival outlaws, Wreck and Isi are determined to hold on come what may.
And come it does.
Few know how the One-Eyed Jacks MC of Meager came to be. And fewer still, how the love of one woman changed the destiny of a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota forever.
5 iScream Cones
"Even in the darkest of times, in despair and death, there's always a gleam of brotherhood to light your way. It's a promise, and it's also a warning to never fuck with that."
Damn, Cat Porter...you wrecked me with this one. I loved it so hard it's gonna be hard to move on, I can't get it out of my mind. That's confirmation it's a good book, right? It doesn't happen often and I treasure those times when it does.
I really enjoyed the transformation of Richie into Wreck. The pain and the passage of time, the lessons learned, the roads traveled, the love lost and gained. I got attached to the support characters and feel very strongly that the author has lots of good stuff to build on for future books. I really hope she does.
Isi is perfect for him. A light that can't be dimmed and hope for a better tomorrow. Her passion for life is inspiring and her passion for Wreck is more than he ever hoped for. She's as wild as the mustangs she adores and he doesn't want to tame her. She's exactly the way he wants her to stay...as long as she's his.
"Isi had made me poke my head of out of my cave and brought me out into her fresh sweet air."
The future they want is in danger of being snuffed out by the danger that surrounds them. Being Road Captain for the One-Eyed Jacks MC of Meager is what he was meant to do, but can he risk her safety with the war that's destined to break out? Will he have to choose? Is their love strong enough to withstand the dark cloud blowing in their direction?
This beauty deserves a special spot in my paperback collection. Every time I see the cover I'll feel an ache in my chest and a smile in my heart.
Daydreamer, crazy person, a New Yorker who lives on a beach in beautiful Greece. A compulsive scribbler, a lip-biting romantic, an optimist with a twist and a twisted imagination. Obsessed with emotional epics, intense anti-heroes, and bold, determined women. And I don't want to be cured of any of those. Ever.