Full Heat: A Brothers of Mayhem Novel

Full Heat: A Brothers of Mayhem Novel

by Carla Swafford

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Full Heat: A Brothers of Mayhem Novel by Carla Swafford

From the author of Hidden Heat (“Filled with action, deception, and emotional and sexual tension.”—Publishers Weekly), the Brothers of Mayhem MC rides again in an explosive novel of wounded hearts and undeniable heat.
Forget shining armor. Motorcycle shop owner Mary Jane Parker could use a knight in black leather right about now. A local gang has been extorting her for protection money, and standing her ground would be a lot easier with the Brothers of Mayhem at her back. She just needs to convince the club’s new president to take the job. The powerful, brooding biker claims he’s not interested—but if his version of tough love is supposed to be punishment, Mary Jane would gladly misbehave for the rest of her life.
Storm Ryder has no interest in rescuing anyone but himself. He spent three agonizing years in prison, and there’s no way in hell he’s going back, not over a spoiled rich girl who’s flirting with trouble. So why does he find himself craving Mary Jane’s lips—and holding her close when he should be pushing her away? Deep down in his tortured soul, Storm knows she’ll be there for him. And when Mary Jane needs him most, he’ll find the courage to give her everything he’s got.

Praise for Full Heat
“A suspenseful ride with the Brothers of Mayhem . . . Full Heat has plenty of action, angst, and sexual tension to keep you turning pages ’til 2 a.m.”—Gillian Archer, author of Ruthless
Full Heat is gritty, emotional and hot, hot, hot! Storm battles the demons of his past as he finds himself drawn uncontrollably to Mary Jane, and I loved getting lost in their world.”—Brenda Rothert, author of Blown Away

“[Full Heat] got me in the feels and ended up being a strong read.”—The Romance Factor
“You definitely don’t want to miss the chance to experience to be in the middle of this Storm! It’s like nothing I have ever felt!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends
“I have to give Swafford props. . . . Motorcycles, hot guys, leather and well-written love scenes. This book is a win for romance lovers, especially those who enjoy dirty men doing dirty things.”—Book Mafia Blog
“This installment of the Brothers of Mayhem MC is a fast-paced, enjoyable book.”—Romance and Smut
“Great story, great ending! Five Stars”—Once Upon An Alpha
“Five Hearts . . . Storm and Mary Jane’s romance is fast, steamy hot, and it’s just a matter of time before they crash. Mary Jane’s love is the calm in the raging Storm. Full Heat is a must-read.”—I Heart YA Books

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101886113
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/19/2016
Series: Brothers of Mayhem , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 121,531
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Carla Swafford loves romance novels, action/adventure movies, and men, and her books reflect that. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Alabama.

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Full Heat: A Brothers of Mayhem Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
The second in the Brothers of Mayhem MC series, it was a raw, gritty, down and dirty read. I loved Storm's story, but it broke my heart to read of the abuse that one person could survive at the hands of someone that should have loved him. Mary Jane was his healing. A lot of the emphasis was on Storm and Mary Jane's story and that for me made this a great read. Carla Swafford's writing is great in describing Storm and Mary Jane's journey, the facing off of Storm with his father and dealing with the past, as well as fighting a gang bent on their destruction. Mayhem is the right word that describes "Full Heat". It was a little different than a lot of the MC books I have read, with a lot more raw emotions. While this is a romance story and has a HEA for the H and h, it is not a romanticized story of life in a MC. One of the better books I have read about life inside a club. If this is your genre, then this is a must read. Thank you to NetGalley and Loveswept for gifting me with a copy of "Full Heat" and asking for my honest opinion. This is mine. 4.25 Stars!
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book in the series, I was really looking forward to Storm's story. Needless to say, I was not disappointed, and in fact, I loved Full Heat even more than Hidden Heat. Storm spent 3 years in prison and endured some unimaginable trauma, which forced him to be and do whatever he had to in order to survive, and of course, punish his tormentors. Now out of jail and the President of The Brothers of Mayhem MC, and he is trying to convince his club brothers to embrace a more legitimate side of business. Enter Mary Jane Parker at this point. She needs protection against a rival gang who is threatening her business. The chemistry between Storm and Mary Jane is off the charts from the moment they met, despite attempts to deny it. Mary Jane suddenly finds herself immersed into a lifestyle she never imagined, with a man she can't resist, a man haunted by his past. These two go through many trials, face many dangers, and do it in the midst of some intense passion. Their story is captivating and heartbreaking, as these two, along with some really great secondary characters fight for their happily ever after. Definitely check this one out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good storyline. I liked the fact that the book discussed the reality of prison life for the young and inexperienced
Momscookingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have read this author. This is the second book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone. I liked the book enough to want to read the next book in this series, and to go back and read the first book. The story flowed, I liked the characters of Storm and Mary Jane, but Storm’s father was the worst human being. I don’t think the man had a soul the way he treated his children, beat his wife to death while Storm and sister watched. He continued to torment and goad Storm at every turn. Storm was just barely a patched member when he was sent to prison after being set up by an undercover cop that was part of the MC. He was to serve 6 months, but ended up serving three years because he was fighting. Believe me he had reason. What that man endured in prison was horrendous and who was behind it was even more heinous! Storm doesn’t want to be touched because of his physical and psychological abuse as a child at the hands of his father and the abuse he endured in prison. He had sex with the club women when they were allowed in the club, but he wouldn’t let them touch him, he did the touching. Until he met Mary Jane. She was different. She was a smart, caring, free spirit that ran businesses that were being extorted by a gang, not another MC. Mary Jane was raised in a commune by loving parents. She was a balm to Storm’s tortured soul. She was a strong heroine that knew what she wanted and that was Storm. She fell in love with the beautiful man with the tortured soul! The chemistry is off the charts with these two and Mary Jane is patient with his no touching rule. Mary Jane is easy going and has a peaceful approach to life, but she is no push over and can stand up for herself not only verbally, but she has strong self-defense skills. Now, what I had a problem with. His MC brothers didn’t respect his authority and undermined him at every turn. In a way, it added to the drama of the story so I am conflicted. Storm tried to work a peace treaty with the street gang, when his dad, other MC members and the National President of the MC wanted war. I had a real problem with the brotherhood not standing by him, but this is like real life, I guess. I also had a hard time with Storm pushing Mary Jane away repeatedly. Again, this added to the drama of the story. I won’t tell you anymore because you need to read this book for yourself. It was a good read and it held my attention. There was drama, hot sexy times, and humor. Now remember this is subjective. Every reader has a take on a book that’s different from someone else. That’s why you should read it for yourself and draw your own conclusions. I am definitely going to read the next book in the series. There is no cliffhanger and the author set up the story perfectly for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story has a lot of heat and a romping good time. It is part of a series but it is a standalone. Storm fights to deal with his painful past and learns that he wants more. Mary Jane accepts his past and who he has become. Together they learn that their love is strong and can last. I recommend this story. I received this story through Netgalley for an honest review.
disneytothemax More than 1 year ago
Storm (love that name) is president of his MC. Although he's young (too young to be president), his father and grandfather were both in the same MC, so exceptions were made for him. He's been to prison for his MC and has the scars to prove it. Mary Jane owns a motorcycle store and is being threatened if she doesn't pay the protection fees that are being asked of her. Fearing for her life and her business, Jimmy (her business partner) suggest they approach the Brothers of Mayhem MC club to be their guard system. Storm refuses to guard Mary Jane when she asks him. He says he isn't interested but, that's not true. He's interested alright...in her. Come along on this journey with Storm and Mary Jane to see if they give in to whatever this attraction is they are feeling and not admitting to. This was a good book. I enjoyed the whole story line and the characters. This could definitely be read as a stand alone. Thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept via NetGalley for a copy of this book!
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced action packed MC read. Storm has dealt with a lot at his young age and now he is the President of his MC. Trying to find ways to keep his MC Brothers out of jail they start a security business and Mary Jane comes to his door needing help. Can he protect her and his club? This is read is a bit dark, as I said Storm when through a lot and has lots of emotion. I do like the chemistry between Storm and Mary Jane. I did note a few inconsistencies that had me questioning some things however overall it was a good read.
CarmellaS More than 1 year ago
I received an free ARC in exchange for an honest opinion. Mary Jane needs protection from a local MC extorting from her business. She resisted but in retaliation they have killed her partner Jimmy, a man she grew up with, who was like a grandfather to her. She decides to go to the Brothers of Mayhem for help. The Brother's president Storm has spent the last 3 years in prison along with others from his MC. He wants the club to get into more legal ways so earn money so he has gone into the bodyguard business. Mary Jane comes to him, to hire them for her protection. He doesn't really want to take her on as a client for several reasons, one of them being how attracted he is to her and how protective he feels toward her. Can he keep her safe? Can they deny their attraction or walk away when the time comes? Mary Jane basically grew up in a commune while Storm is a product of the MC life. While she felt truly love, a normal day for Storm was being back-handed by his father. Storm's father is actually in prison for killing his mother. Needless to say, he hates him. Complications will arise, testing this couple. The release of Storm's father from prison and his return to the MC, the resistance from the MC to go legit and a rival MC. Storm truly went through hell in prison and has some serious issues because of it. He handles issues really well for someone from such a rough background which shows his intelligence. Mary Jane is perfect for him because she gives all of herself and isn't needy. Sure, she wants his love but can give him the space and support he needs. For the first time in his life, Storm is getting love. I totally did not expect the end of the book...and that's all I can say because I don't like spoilers!! I loved this book, as I did the one before it. It really gave me a real sense of realizing how beautiful life can be! I recommend this book!
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
I loved this book - it's filled with hot romance and plenty of tension when Mary Jane approaches the Mayhem Motorcycle Club for protection.. They agree to provide protection, but at what cost? Before long, she is feeling even more threatened and unsure of events as she finds herself surrounded by violence. Despite this, she feels pulled towards the sexy MC's president. However, to put it mildly, he has major daddy issues. This is not the typical MC novel that is so popular these days where the girl falls in love with a bad boy who really isn't so bad and all the guys love and take care of their old ladies. The guys in the Mayhem MC are not nice - you'd be hard pressed to find anything nice about them. It's a refreshing change from the glamorization of MCs in those books. Fans of the genre will love this book. While this is part of a series, it is a stand alone novel. However, you really owe to yourself to read them all. The author is on my must read authors' list.
PennieM More than 1 year ago
Storm is now president of the Brothers of Mayhem and Mary Jane has approached him for protection. We met Storm in the first book and now he has served his time in prison and he is now a tortured soul and Mary Jane is the perfect mother earth free spirit to heal him. The best part of this book was watching the interaction between them. There was many things that were suspect such as not respecting Storm as the president and the Skull didn't back him up at all. I would recommend this one though and hope we do find out what happened to Wolf in a coming book. **Received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
I wished I liked it more. I have stumbled into the MC genre a couple of months ago, and been devouring books about it ever since. So when I had the opportunity to get a copy from NetGalley in exchange for a review I was immediately on board. I so wanted to like the book more than I did, since it did start out very promising, however I really didn't believe that a 21 year old would be the president of a MC club especially right out of prison, when he only was a prospect going in, that just did not make sense. The other thing that started for me to loose my interested was after our two main characters had their first sexual encounter, also Storms treatment of her at the time was not very likable. Then the storyline went all over the place, with a lot of emotional baggage Storm had to deal with, and he really did not seem to have any authority and was constantly undermined and treated horribly by others. I think Carla Swafford has a promising career ahead of her, but I personally just could not connect with this book, too many instances did not make sense.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is a tough one for me to review. I really liked certain aspects of the story but other things drove me a bit batty. The relationship between Mary Jane and Storm was great. I loved how she softened all his hard edges when they were together. His story is a sad one but she seems to be the bright light he needed in his life. What I didn't like was the operation of the Club. There was no respect for him as President. No women in the clubhouse - what???? And why when Easy returns does no one call him on his crap? None of this part of the story seemed to ring true. In the end though I did enjoy the story, mostly due to the relationship between Mary Jane and Storm, and it was an enjoyable read. It's a book I would recommend.
DorisB More than 1 year ago
A rough and tough MC read about a very young president who is thrown into some bad situations most of which revolve around his father who not only killed his mother but beat both Storm and his sister and then ordered the unthinkable to happen to Storm while he was in prison. His dad, Easy, was president of the Brothers of Mayhem before he was sent to prison for killing Storm’s mom which placed Storm in the presidency spot as soon as he got out of prison for keeping his mouth shut revolving around Brother’s business. Once Storm took over the presidency he tried to get some money for the club by providing protection services for anyone who had money to pay for their expertise. So when Mary Jane was being threatened she turned to the Brothers for their special services. Little did she know that she would get more “services” than she first had thought in the form of dark and sexy Brothers of Mayhem President, Storm Ryder. Mary Jane had grown up in a commune and was now a business woman who ran multiple motorcycle repair shops with an old family friend, Jimmy. Mary Jane was very close to Jimmy and thought of him as her surrogate grandfather. Mary Jane and Jimmy had to pay money to a gang named the Thirty-seconds and after they missed some payments Jimmy had paid with his life so that led Mary Jane to Storm for his protection. The chemistry between Storm and Mary Jane was pretty intense and neither of them fought off the attraction for very long and ended up meaning more to the other one than was good for them. Storm had his hands full trying to keep the Brothers unified especially once Easy got out of prison and made it his goal to take out the son who he hated. I don’t think I’ve ever had a person who I despised more than Easy Ryder for everything that he had done in his life. You’ll have to read to see to what extent Easy was depraved by everything he did to Storm. Mary Jane came from a free living commune so how was she ever going to make it in the biker world if she did decide to take a leap of faith with Storm or for that matter did Storm want to pull Mary Jane in to his world? Mary Jane was one hell of a strong woman and to see how she dealt with Storm’s past trauma gave you a really good feeling. This book was filled with drama and sex and left a few doors open as to what the next installment of this series could be about. This book was provided as an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
Oh, how I’ve been waiting for Storm's story, and Carla Swafford did not disappoint when it came to bad boy Storm. I knew Storm was going to be trouble with a capital T. Storm is every bit as dangerous as his name. And after the childhood he experienced, plus just recently being released from prison for a three-year stretch after doing time for the Brothers of Mayhem MC, you better think twice before you touch him unless you’re seeking a death wish. Yep, Storm has a problem with anyone touching him. Storm is now the president of the Brothers of Mayhem, even though he’s only twenty-one. But it makes since when his grandfather and father started the motorcycle club and his grandfather is no longer around and his father is still in prison. That’s fixing to change, however, when his father is suddenly released for good behavior. Storm hates his father and he's determined not to let his father have control over the Brothers of Mayhem MC again. Mary Jane Parker is in need of Storm and his motorcycle club's protection after a local gang called Thirty-Seconds threatened her and kills her business partner. Storm has never dealt with a woman like Mary Jane before. So there's no way he can pass up the chance to get to know beautiful Mary Jane. Same goes for Mary Jane; this sexy, dangerous biker has her all wound up and her heart racing full throttle. Mary Jane is Storm’s calm, and Storm is Mary Jane's cyclone. Storm and Mary Jane's romance is fast, steamy hot and it's just a matter of time before they crash. Mary Jane's love is the calm in the raging Storm. Full Heat is a must read.