A sexy, gripping romantic suspense novel...
Identical twin sisters move to St. John's, Oregon, buy Vavoom's Bar, and purposely put themselves into the path of Notus Motorcycle Club.
Burdened by a deep, dark secret, Clara has to be careful because one wrong step, one wrong word, could land her and Gracie in prison. Her need to stay close to the motorcycle club members backfire when Wayne Shaw throws her heart into a tailspin. There is more to the possessive biker than she originally thought. Cornered and out of options, she can only go forward and hope Wayne protects her.
Wayne Shaw splits his time between working at Port Loaders, searching for missing persons in partnership with the local police department, and keeping Notus Motorcycle Club together in hopes a brother will come home. Skilled at finding clues normal people miss, he has no trouble telling the new owners of Vavoom's apart. He only wants Clara.
When a little girl goes missing, followed by a teenager disappearing, Wayne's need to keep Clara safe while searching for a serial killer gets tested…until he's no longer sure who is the hunted and who is the hunter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great read!! Hard Proof was a perfect mix of mystery & romance. I loved watching the feelings between Clara & Wayne develop, even during stressful situations. And the bond between Gracie & Clara so touching. I love forward to reading the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 This is the first book in the Notus Motorcycle Club series. This motorcycle club is not your typical MC. The club members all have legitimate jobs, and in their off time, they help local law enforcement find missing people. When twin sisters Clara and Gracie take over the bar where Wayne Shaw and the rest of the Notus club meet, they have an ulterior motive. After the death of their father, they find out that their mother was kidnapped and murdered in St. John's, Oregon. Now they are determined to find out who killed their mother. After so many years there is little to go on. Clara and Gracie plan to persuade the members of the Notus Motorcycle Club to help them find their mother’s killer. Wayne Shaw’s mission is to bring the missing home. When two young girls are kidnapped and show up dead they are determined to find out if these two cases are connected and if they are connected to the murder of the sister of one of their members several years ago. When Clara and Gracie take over Vavoom, the bar that the club meets at, Wayne and Clara have a connection. The chemistry between Wayne and Clara starts off with an almost instant connection and quickly builds to more than either one of them were looking for. When someone breaks into Clara’s home, Wayne becomes the ultimate protector, but it may not be enough to save the twins from the person that took their mother so many years ago. The pacing of this story is fast and exciting with a dramatic conclusion. As the story progresses so does the development of these characters making this story an intense romantic suspense novel. PLOT: 5 Stars CHEMISTRY: 5 Stars PACING: 5 Stars ENDING: 5 Stars CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 4 Stars Review Copy of Hard Proof provided by the Debra Kayn I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club
Wayne Shaw is one of the founders of Notus MC, an MC not far from Portland Oregon. They aren’t really a traditional MC, they spend their spare time trying to locate missing people. Shortly after their father’s death, Claire Nelson and her identical twin sister found out that her mother was murdered when they were little and that it had went unsolved. They decided to move back to her hometown and hire the Notus MC to solve the old crime. She just wasn’t counting on her attraction to Wayne. THis book wasn’t bad. It was the first I read by this author. The plot was pretty well laid out. I liked both characters. I really liked the building chemistry between them. I liked the serial killer’s snippets. I had some issues with it, hence making it a 3.5 instead of a 4 or 5. Issue 1-the MC. Since the Notus MC consisted of five childhood friends that grew up together. They hang out at Wayne’s home and solve crimes. They don’t accept new members. The only real connection I saw to an MC is that they ride motorcycles and wear vests. Not a huge issue, but if the series is branded as an MC series, it should have certain MC elements to it. Issue 2-Why the subterfuge? I didn’t know why the girls couldn’t just ask Wayne to look into their mother’s murder right from the beginning when he tells Claire what they do. It made for unnecessary tension and had Gracie acting more like Claire’s mother than her twin sister in regards to Wayne. There were some other small things but nothing that actually ruined the book. Overall it was a decent read. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book