Title: Grayson: The Wild Ones
Series: Jokers MC #5
Author: Jessie Cooke
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 9, 2020
Loyalty is the one thing Grayson Richard grew up understanding completely. His belief in loyalty above all else led to him becoming a New Orleans Joker, and finally finding the family he had always been lacking. But loyalty had also given him many sleepless nights. With his uncle imprisoned for a crime Gray knew his mentor Tucker committed, Grayson will be left with two choices, blood or loyalty.
Tucker McCloud was a small-time crook and drug dealer, who ultimately became one of the richest and most respected businessmen in the US…and behind the scenes, a big-time drug and arms dealer. When Tucker is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, keeping his empire running becomes next to impossible, and Grayson’s loyalty will once again be tested when it seems he’s the only one the old man can turn to for help.
In the midst of it all, Poppy Le Blanc juggles her own demons and will have to learn that sometimes strength is less about what you can do for yourself, and more about who you’re willing to let in to help you.
From the swamps of Louisiana, to the coast of California, lives will be changed, people will be broken and above all, loyalties will be tested. Ride along with the New Orleans Jokers, and find whether or not Grayson and Poppy can carve out a path that will lead them far from the pain of their past, or straight into the eye of a storm that’s been brewing for twelve long years.
Jessie Cooke writes hot romance novels about tough guys, bad boys, bikers, fighters and lovers and the women of strong character who tame them.
A terrific addition to this MC series that offers something a little different. A group of rowdy cajuns and their unique lifestyle is always a treat. But there’s not much going on in the swamp in this story. It focuses on Grayson’s backstory and history with his mentor Tucker. Gray needed someone when he was young and Tucker stepped up to teach the kid about motorcycles and life. That life took a turn when Gray’s uncle takes the fall and Tucker comes out on the good side even when he’s the bad guy. It’s a double edged sword for Gray. He knows Tuck is a bad guy but he was always good to him. Where does loyalty lie? On the right side with Gray. The romance between Gray and Poppy is on again, off again as the two struggle to be together. When Gray ends up in Cali to ask Tuck to help with his uncle he takes the time to see Poppy and there’s still that explosive heat between the two. Sizzling sexy times! But can Gray convince Poppy to give them a chance? She not sure she can give up her Cali life to go back to the swamp and all the bad memories. When Tuck has a plan that involves the Jokers the club heads to Cali to help. There’s some action and danger but not enough for me plus I want more of the club and those sexy brothers. This is a quick, easy read that focuses on the steamy romance between Gray and Poppy. I was glad Gray and Chance worked on their differences. Love the brothers and look forward to the next installment.