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Illusive (Storm MC, #6)

Illusive (Storm MC, #6)

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by Nina Levine

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He’s been burnt by love.

Griff Hawkins keeps his pain locked away and the ghosts of his past buried even deeper. Three years ago, he chose the Storm MC as his family and accepted the ways of their violent world. These days, he lives his life with one rule – don’t get attached to anyone but his club.She longs to be loved.


He’s been burnt by love.

Griff Hawkins keeps his pain locked away and the ghosts of his past buried even deeper. Three years ago, he chose the Storm MC as his family and accepted the ways of their violent world. These days, he lives his life with one rule – don’t get attached to anyone but his club.She longs to be loved.

Sophia Barnes aches to know real love, and lives her life with arms wide open, ready to embrace the possibilities that come her way.When Griff’s past is exposed and his place in the club is jeopardised, he fights for his family the only way he knows how, regardless of the consequences. That is, until he meets the woman who brings him to his knees, giving him something to lose.Can they teach each other to leave the sins of the past behind in order to find love, or will Griff's demons dictate their future? 

Book 6 in the Storm MC Series

Series Reading OrderBook 1 - Storm Book 2 - FierceBook 3 - BlazeBook 4 - ReviveBook 5 - SlayBook 6 - IllusiveBook 7 - Command (Coming 20th October 2015)

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Nina Levine
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Illusive (Storm MC, #6) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite authors! Can't wait till the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great read...love this series!!!!! Loved Griff and Sophia...great characters and wonderful story line...
Sammyjk More than 1 year ago
5 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession! TITLE~ Illusive (Storm MC #5) AUTHOR~ Nina Levine GENRE~ Bikers/MC-Romance-Adult PUBLISHED~ August 25th 2015 by Nina Levine PURCHASED/COST~ ARC/Review Copy MY RATING~ 5/5 Dialogue Natural/Realistic 5/5 Stars Australian through and through. No inconsistencies. Emotional Impact 5/5 Stars Some deep emotional issues. Grammar 5/5 Stars Spot on as always! Story Pace 5/5 Stars Moved right along while still being descriptive. Twists, Turns, & Unpredictability 5/5 Stars There are some big surprises that I didn't see coming! Heat (Sexual -where applicable) 5/5 Stars Fireworks! Likeliness to Recommend 5/5 Stars Will absolutely recommend this book and entire series to anyone that loves bikers! Likeliness to Finish Series 5/5 Couldn't stop me!! Likeliness to Read More from Author 5/5 Will definitely read ANYTHING this author writes! Overall 5/5 Stars
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I love love love these books... Each book leaves you wanting more... I don't know what I'm going to do when the series is over...Great job Nina
JustBlogIt-Reviews More than 1 year ago
FIVE STAR FABULOUS ★★★★★ Thank you Nina Levine!! Once again she's given us a FIVE STAR read. Illusive gives you everything you're looking for in a MC setup. Griff will quickly steal your heart. Sophia is easily loveable. The two of then together is dynamite! The loyalty Griff has is amazing. Seeing the struggles he faces alone and then with Storm has your attention immediately. The things he deals with from his past just guts you. We see a lot of our favorites in Illusive. I loved this book. Reading out alone was close to impossible. There are so many awesome parts in it that make you want to talk it out. The action and everything else is mesmerizing. This was well worth the wait and the read. I'll always be #TeamStorm and #TeamLevine! Illusive is book #6 in the Storm MC series.
cookie614 More than 1 year ago
Who would have known that under all of that tough exterior was a handsome man with a soft smile and a heart with so much love to give....but to the right woman. Josie saw something in Sophia the first day but trying to get it thought Michaels head was another story. With all of the turmoil going on in Storm ...Griff really didn't need or want the distraction but when you notice something once it stays with you until you full have the understanding why and what it means....Rambling ..... Oh and maybe her short shorts.....lol You will see a side of Griff in this book that you never would have believed existed....but once he opens his heart you will fall in love with him !! You will never see it coming !! Amazing story and awesome writing and story as usual !! They get better and better each time and you will not be able to pick a favorite because they ALL have caused a STORM in your heart !! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
BecsL More than 1 year ago
One of the best things about Nina Levine’s writing is that no matter how much you think you know about a character, there are still many more surprises waiting for you. I’ve known for several books now that Griff had secrets that he guarded closely, but I was thrown for a loop when his real story came to light. Griff turned out to be far more complex than I imagined, keeping me captivated as Nina Levine unraveled this man. Sophia is the kind of character you just have to care about, her warm and forgiving personality the ideal counterbalance to Griff’s illusive and distant nature. Illusive is another fantastic book in the Storm MC Series, continuing the unpredictable and chaotic journey of the club and reminding us of all the couples we’ve fallen in love with along the way. Griff and Sophia have a unique dynamic, unlike any of the previous couples in the series. Opposites in many ways, they proved to be two sides of the same coin. I enjoyed experiencing their personal growth as they helped free each other from the baggage of their pasts. Both have histories that must be faced and they certainly give each other the necessary push to move on and go forward. Although he didn’t speak much, Griff’s beautiful and sweet words made me swoon, while Sophia’s incessant babble kept me grinning. Together, these two were incredibly entertaining. Nina Levine wrote a sizzling chemistry between this couple that had them pushing their personal boundaries and relinquishing control to one another. Griff and Sophia’s relentless flirting, delicious dirty talk, and steam-inducing moments balanced their undeniably intense emotional connection, making their relationship feel genuine and whole. As always, Nina Levine is driving me crazy with the overarching club storyline. Just when I finally get some answers, she hits me with something new that leaves me desperate for the next book in the series. The club dynamics are just so addictive that I can’t seem to ever get enough. I devoured Illusive, desperate to see where things were headed after Slay. Illusive was well paced, demonstrating equal parts intense, gripping club business and passionate, emotional relationship issues. I loved the cameos of characters from Nina’s spinoff series as well as the return of all my favorite Storm men. Nina Levine really captured the feeling of family with this book, not just within Storm, but with Griff, Sophia, Josie, and Magan as well. Illusive was hot, engaging, and emotionally raw, proving yet again how well Nina can dish out a biker book boyfriend! Bring on Command!
TracySupple More than 1 year ago
As readers there is always one book that we have been highly anticipating and Illusive was that book for me .I've loved Griff from the start and with each book I found my self becoming more intrigued with Griff I needed to know what his story was and how he became a member of storm and what had happened in his life to shape him into the man he is today. And my God Nina delivered it with a bang. Griff and Sophia's story completely shattered me and then put me back together in the best possible way. Sometimes when we read books we find we can relate to certain aspects of a characters story and this has been the book that truly hit so close to home for me that it was like I was 're living my past and the emotions I felt when I went trough it. Griff is a man is a man of few words but when he does speak you really need to sit up and pay attention because what he has to say is always of great importance. Griff has so many hidden depths and you will finally get to see them in this book. He is loyal Strong Dark intense guarded Dominating kinky sexy as sin and so swoon worthy. He has always kept a wall up around him never really allowing anyone in. That's until he meets Sophia. Sophia is loyal sassy I love the fact that when she is nervous or has something she needs to get off her chest she has absolutely no filter to what comes out of her mouth. yet she is vulnerable to a certain degree but still at the same time she is one of the strongest female leads Nina has wrote to date in my personal opinion. she has been trough so much in her life hasn't given up on finding love. But she has one rule and rule only she doesn't do 1 night stands that's until she meets Griff and sees the real man he tries to keep hidden. Griff has become a master at his flawless public facade that masks his private dispair. That is until his past threatens to raise its ugly head and destroy his future. A future he has only realized means the world to him. Here are a few of my favorite quotes : Baby you've already led me. I'm burning in the flames of hell because of the sins I want to commit with you. We've all got secrets and demons that take up residence in us . if we never show them to anyone how will we know who would choose to accept us regardless. Love isn't about grand gestures and fancy declaration it's getting your hands dirty and been there and opening yourself up for the people you love....And letting them give all of that Back to you. You might have a gruff way of expressing yourself and it's clear you hold your self back but none of that means your incapable of love. This book is definitely my favourite read of the year Nina has yet again delivered a phenomenal story that everyone needs to read if I could give this book 10+stars I would.
VidaB More than 1 year ago
#StormChaser The STORM MC men are back and it is now Griff's turn to have his story told. He's a man with a past that none of us would have seen coming but no one can outrun their past. Griff is fascinated by Sophia from the first moment that they met when he came to her rescue. Of course Griff has vowed to never get attach to anyone again, but there is just something about Sophia that keeps him coming back for more. When these two characters come together, sparks fly. The sexual tension from the get go was blazing and the amazing sex scenes throughout had me forgetting how to breathe and constantly attacking my guy. Not only was I panting from all the dirty talk and alpha dominance that rolled off of Griff but my heart was pounding with excitement, and all the questions I had, like what the hell is going to happen next? Nina certainly kept us on our toes and guessing the whole time. I could not put this book down, no matter how hard I tried, and I can't wait for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm going to start by saying I loved this book and it's up there as being one of my favourites from the series so far. Illusive brings us Griff's story and to be honest he was always on the back burner for me but not now. Who knew he would be such the dominant guy with an unbelievably soft centre. His interaction with his aunt - sigh -. And oh my, Sophia, what a girl. She absolutely stole the show for me: she was strong, soft, adorable and the rambling just made me a smile every time. Nina drew me in to her so much, that there were times I just wanted to dive into the pages and wrap her up in a big hug. Sophia is hands down possibly my favourite of all the Storm women. I have to say that together, Griff and Sophia were smoking. I loved the gradual build up between them. There were no games and were unbelievably honest with each other from the get go. Some of their scenes together were just so beautiful. As much as I would have liked to see the interaction of Sophia with the others in the MC, at the same time, it felt that this was right for Griff and Sophia. Griff has always had that secretative edge to him and it would only be apt that he still kept a part of him for himself (not that I still wouldn't love to see Sophia together with the other Storm ladies) What I particularly liked about Illusive was that it was far grittier than the previous books in the series and was full of MC action. Of course we are sadly nearing the end of this series and Nina has amped up the MC side of things and for me I felt that it gave the story that wicked edge that keeps us as readers on the edge of our seat anxiously anticipating what's in store next for Storm MC. Now I'm just going to sit back and anxiously wait the arrival of Command. This is a series and I would highly recommend reading this book in order.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Storm (Storm MC, #1) Fierce (Storm MC, #2) Blaze (Storm MC, #2.5) Revive (Storm MC, #3) Slay (Storm MC, #4) Sassy Christmas (Storm MC #4.5) This is Sophia and Griff’s story. Griff is helping to the club investigate who is out to bring Storm down. He meets Sophia and he knows he can’t have her. She is not like the woman he is used to. She’s not a one-night stand woman and he is not a long term guy. Sophia knows all about pain. Her past if full of pain. She can see the pain in Griff but he continues to run hot and cold with her. Griff has secrets in his past he would prefer never come to light. He will do anything to protect those secrets. But secrets have a way of coming out. Will Griff recover from the backlash of those secrets? Will the past come back to take everything Griff holds close? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Sensual and sweet Favorite Quotes: “I had to concentrate hard to keep my eyes on the road. This man and that body could singlehandedly cause traffic to halt.” “There’s only so much sexy a woman can handle, Griff, and I’m almost at my limit, because let me tell you, just standing next to you is hard work sometimes, so you can only imagine how hard it is to have flirting from your sexy mouth thrown in to the mix.” “Hate is a double-edged sword, baby. Sometimes it’s all you’ve go and all you’re capable of feeling. Sometimes it gets you through when nothing else can.” “If this was heaven, I’d be a good girl for the rest of my life.” “The past is part of us, part of our story, but it doesn’t have to be who we are today, and it doesn’t mean our story won’t get better.” My Review: I have a new BBF and his name is Griff, swoon. I am enamored with this sexy and passionate couple in Nina Levine’s latest in the Storm MC series. I love her quirky characters and Sophia is now my all-time favorite sassy gal. I love how she banters with Griff and rambles out her concerns and thoughts in a manner that just strips that distant and distrustful alpha male bare. She disarms him with her honesty and vulnerability, and plants her flag in his heart without game playing or feminine wiles, and his hardened walls collapse. I loved that their story is not the constant push and pull of conflict with or against their relationship; but in supporting, building up, nurturing, accepting, and adoring each other. I always enjoy Ms. Levine’s use of a dual POV narrative, and she expertly builds the story as she weaves us through their memories, fears, dreams, and present concerns in an insightful, and skillful manner. I would never tire of this pair and hope to see more of them in the future.
nancy-h_ More than 1 year ago
dition) Ever since I was introduced to the Storm men, I have been fascinated with one man, Griff. There was just something about him that made me want more. With each story that Nina created, we learned a little bit more about the mystery of Griff. The awesome story of Griff and Sophia is revealed in Illusive. My man Griff! Where do I start? He is hot, sexy and wonderful. He has so any layers and it was amazing to find out why he was and is the man he is. Loyal. Brave. He made my heart bleed for all the pain he hides. The journey he took was dark and bleak. You see the inner strength he has. I loved that he saved a small part of his soul and heart. Now Sophia is just a strong and I love her inner beauty. Although she had a painful past,she still reaches for the happiness and love she wants. "We've all got secrets and demons that take up residence in us. If we never show them to anyone, how will we know who would choose to accept us regardless of them?" Sophia to Griff in Illusive by Nina Levine. She sees and accepts all parts of Griff. Griff and Sophia fit. They are amazing together. I loved reading their story. It was sweet, hoy and sexy. Nina Levine did an outstanding job of telling Griff's story. Thank you. I left something's out because I didn't want to include spoilers. Read the book and find out all his secrets! A wonderful addition to the Storm family.
RottenLotus More than 1 year ago
Nina Levine is one of my one-click authors. She knows how to write bad boys! I have been waiting for Illusive since the beginning because it's Griff's story and I am a total #GriffGirl as well as a #Stormchaser! I was not disappointed! Illusive was all I knew it would be! Griff is a man of few words; a badass with deep secrets and an unmatched loyalty. He is sexy, hunky, hot, protective and intense. A true Storm Man! Griff and Sophia together was an all-consuming heat - steamy, passionate, intensive. I wanted more of this couple!! In Illusive, the Storm MC is being stretched every which way. One problem after another. Secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, and men are betrayed. Definitely read the series in order so you know what is going on. I was honored to receive a copy from the author in exchange for a honest review.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
This is Griff's story. He like others of Storm MC carries a deep secret and it rears it's ugly head on a certain day of the year. Madison is having a huge Christmas party and Griff knows he is expected to show up but he just can't do it. One day while sitting having a drink he meets a woman. This woman it turns out lives across from his Aunt. Griff is taken with Sophia and just has to see her. Storm is tryiing to find out who the member is against the club. Once they find out they let the Sydney chapter president King know. The guys are trying to get everything back to some normalcy after Marcus was removed. Scott has a lot to deal with but he knows deep down they will get through it. I really enjoyed this book since Griff had become a favorite of mine from previous books in the series. I recommend you start with book 1 in this series but I do recommend if you love Romance with a little darkness and Oh so hot Alpha Males grab your copies and get reading. I was gifted a copy of this book for my honest review.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
I just can’t get enough of this series so I’m super excited to be reviewing the next chapter in the Storm MC series! I laughed, was biting my nails in anticipation, and fanning myself during those especially hot moments. Here’s another book from Nina Levine that I couldn’t put down until I’d finished the whole book in one sitting. I’ve loved every hero in the books and I always will but holy cow! Griff knows how to make your panties melt! Not only is he all MC but then then he’s thoughtful and sweet. It added a whole other dimension to the story when we get to learn his back story and I loved how he interacted with his aunt Josie. And speaking of aunt Josie, her little matchmaking is how Sophia (her neighbor) comes to know Griff. Sophia is a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of girl and tends to ramble when she’s nervous. I loved it. These two were the perfect compliment to each other and I could just feel the sparks coming off the page. The story was put together very well. It flowed well and kept me interested the whole time. There is plenty going on in this story so there’s no chance to get board. And that badass alpha in the bedroom makes for some steamy sex scenes. You definitely won’t be disappointed in this book. 5 out of 5 stars!!