Solo by Carol Lynne

Solo by Carol Lynne
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (104 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Cholla

Sam “Solo” Braun lives by one truth, the Grave Diggers Motorcycle Club above all. The creed has served him well, giving him the only real family he’s ever known.He would die for his brothers and them for him, but they don’t know he prefers men over women. Coming out to a group of men who fear no one isn’t high on Solo’s priority list, especially because he’s never indulged in more than one night stands.

Everything changes after one night with Eric James. For the first time, Solo can’t stop thinking about a single night he’d spent with a man. When fate intervenes, Solo comes face to face with his blue-eyed obsession only to find out Eric is a cop. Solo hates cops, and so do his brothers in the club. However, Solo decides to gamble everything and spend more time with Eric under the guise of getting information.

Falling in love with a cop is a very dangerous proposition for a man in Solo’s position, so why can’t he walk away?

There’s a fine line between good and bad and sometimes those lines get blurred. So, what do you do when you fall hard for someone standing on the wrong side of that line? Don’t ask either Eric or Solo because neither of them has any idea how to fight their immediate attraction to one another, even when it comes down to a matter of life or death. Neither is willing to give the other up, no matter the cost.

I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like Solo when I first met him. He gave me a bad vibe and not just in that overly macho alpha-biker-male sort of way either. There was something about him and his outlook that put me on edge. However, pretty quickly into the story you begin to see another side of him and he becomes a very likable character. Despite his attitude of ‘I can do everything on my own’ which, considering his backstory is understandable, he knows when to ask for help, not something I had expected out of Solo. He’s a truly mutli-faceted character.

Eric, on the other hand, I had affection for right away. I’ll admit that part of it is his name–Eric’s always been a favorite of mine. But he’s also that wonderful combination of strong, secure cop and warm homebody looking for his lifelong love. He’s the right balance of ‘mundane’ to Solo’s ‘exotic’. I wasn’t positive they’d work, but once they got past the biggest walls separating them, they well and truly clicked as a couple.

Although I’d never thought to seek out a novel about bikers, I’m happy that I chose this one. Both intense and sexy as all get out, Solo is a fast and enjoyable read. Carol Lynne is a new author for me and I instantly enjoyed her voice and the unique and exciting characters she created. I hope to see many more books in this series because I want to know what’s in store for Eric, Solo, and all the rest of the Grave Diggers.

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