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Title: Cynic’s Stance

Series: Riot MC Biloxi Series
Author: Karen Renee
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2022


Cynic believes in a good time, not a long time; itโ€™s understandable since his wife cheated after twelve years of marriage. Now that heโ€™s single, variety is the spice of life, and he keeps his life spicy. He avoids women looking for commitment.

As the Sergeant-at-Arms for the Riot MC, when heโ€™s ordered to protect Fiona Brinkley from her ex-fiancรฉ Cynic battles an almighty attraction. A battle he loses.
Fiona thinks Cynic is off-limits. The last time she saw him, he was married to his high school sweetheart. However, that was years ago, and things have changed. When Cynic suggests a good time with him, she jumps at the chance. Itโ€™s the best chance sheโ€™s ever taken. She falls for Cynic, but heโ€™s the wrong man.
He doesnโ€™t want the things she does: commitment and building a family.
Can Fiona shift Cynicโ€™s stance, so heโ€™ll take a chance on a long time that promises to be a good time?



Weโ€™d barely taken one step when Cynicโ€™s phone rang. He let go of me to grab the phone. โ€œThatโ€™s Harโ€™s ringtone. I gotta take this.โ€
He stepped further down the hallway, leaving me with his parents.
โ€œIโ€™ve got to use the restroom. Iโ€™ll be right back, dear,โ€ Teresa said.
Irv stood when she did. I debated going with her, but I had no need.
Irv stepped a little closer. โ€œIโ€™m glad we have this moment. If you havenโ€™t figured it out, I like you for him. The last eight years have been difficult, not just for him, but for his mother and me. We want him to be happy, and I know, for some people, marriage isnโ€™t for them.โ€
I nodded, and faintly drawled, โ€œRight.โ€
โ€œMy boy isnโ€™t one of those people. He was happy as a clam with Jessica. She stomped his heart flat with what she did.โ€
I gave him a closed-lip smile. โ€œI know, sir, and it took quite a bit to convince Cynic that I wouldnโ€™t do anything like that to him.โ€
He stared into my eyes for a long, uncomfortable moment before he finally spoke. โ€œSee that you donโ€™t. Youโ€™re beautiful and appear to make him happy, but if you betray him like that, itโ€™ll break him.โ€
โ€œI did not just hear you,โ€ Cynic ground out in a sinister voice.
I turned around and put a hand to his chest. But he only had eyes for his pop. Still, I said, โ€œCalm down. He didnโ€™t do anything wrong, honey.โ€
That got me his angry eyes. โ€œHe didnโ€™t? Warning you not to betray me isnโ€™t wrong?โ€ He looked past me to his dad, but said, โ€œIt isnโ€™t his place to do that shit.โ€
I rubbed his name patch on his cut. โ€œIsnโ€™t it though? Youโ€™ll always be his son, no matter your age. Family looks out for family, โ€™Nic.โ€
His chin dipped down and he looked into my eyes. The anger had dissipated. โ€œHe doesnโ€™t need to.โ€
My lips quirked to the side skeptically. โ€œThat doesnโ€™t matter. He loves you. Itโ€™s what parents do.โ€
โ€œWhatโ€™s going on?โ€ Teresa asked as she walked up to us.
โ€œDadโ€™s oversteppingโ€ฆ as usual.โ€
โ€œHe is not,โ€ I whispered.
โ€œI was. I am. And Iโ€™ll do it again,โ€ Irv said, clapping Cynic on the bicep.



Karen Renee is the author of the Riot Motorcycle Club, Beta, and O-Town series of books. She once crunched Nielsen ratings data but these days she brings her imagination to life by writing books. She has wanted to be a writer since she was very young, but it’s taken the last twenty plus years for her to amass enough courage and overall life experience to bring that dream to life. Some of those life experiences came from the wonderful world of advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a proud wife and mother, and a Jacksonville native. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.

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MY REVIEW: Another terrific addition to this thrilling MC series! This one features Cynic, a brother that earns his road name by always bringing the cynical side to things. Then thereโ€™s the lovely Fiona, the wild gal with so much going for her until her relationship goes sideways. Thereโ€™s hot romance, some danger and loads of drama in the story. The drama is relationship based with the relationship adverse Cynic, the suffering Fiona, exes at every turn and an old dad/daughter showdown. When Fionaโ€™s relationship takes a violent turn the MC comes to her rescue and puts her up close and personal with her teen crush, Cynic. Sheโ€™s had a tumultuous relationship with the club as a result of her fatherโ€™s, the former prez, actions. But the club is family always and Fiona realizes sheโ€™s included. When her relationship with Cynic turns romantic itโ€™s hot and sexy. But Fi wants it all, family, kids, the works and Cynic is not the guy for that. The push/pull between the two is heartbreaking but the chemistry is sizzling. I love this group of sexy alpha brothers and their fabulous women. One of the best parts to the story is the fabulous friendship between Fiona and her bestie Abby. Love those gal pals! Of course, thereโ€™s always an overload of hunky bikers in the story. Old faces and a few new. Gamble gets a lot of face time and I canโ€™t wait for his story. Such a fun hottie! Done miss this exciting addition to this excellent MC series. Biker love!

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