Last Mile (Vicious Cycle Series #3)

Last Mile (Vicious Cycle Series #3)

by Katie Ashley


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, July 24


Katie Ashley, the New York Times bestselling author of Redemption Road and Vicious Cycle, returns to the dangerous and seductive world of the Hells Raiders motorcycle club….
After her father was murdered in the line of duty, ATF agent Samantha Vargas is determined to take down the scumbags of the drug trade. When her partner takes on a case to infiltrate the Hells Raiders MC, Samantha agrees to go undercover as his old lady but is surprised to find herself drawn to the very man she is investigating.
Benjamin “Bishop” Malloy has worked hard to carve a place for himself both in and out of the MC world. Working days as a mechanic, he spends his nights rebuilding motorcycles with the hope of one day owning his own shop. After taking one of the club’s new hang-arounds under his wing, Bishop is conflicted over his growing attraction for the man’s girlfriend.
Even though she’s determined to bring down the Raiders, Samantha discovers their world isn’t as black-and-white as she thought. And as the stakes grow higher, she’s in danger of losing more than her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451474933
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: Vicious Cycle Series , #3
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 188,858
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Katie Ashley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Vicious Cycle Novels, including Redemption Road and Vicious Cycle, as well as the Runaway Train Books and the Proposition Series. She spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English but is now a full-time writer.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Last Mile (Vicious Cycle Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I usually enjoy Kate Ashley's biker books, this one seemed too predictable. There were some good parts, but over all something was missing. The plot was unrealistic, not enough twists and turns and the HEA ending was kind of bland. Not Katies's best effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series I’ve read in a long time I would recommend to anyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog: 3 Stars Ah…the Malloy brothers. Hot. Sexy as hell. Wild. Or in this case…sweet? Bishop Malloy is a biker. He comes from a long line of bikers and boy, oh boy, he knows how to handle himself. That is until he is blindsided by Samantha, an ATF agent posing as the girlfriend of a fellow biker. Bishop believes she’s taken by her partner in disguise, Gavin, so he admires her from afar. His pining for her is adorable, if not atypical of a guy that’s like Bishop, but it definitely made you fall for him. Hard. Samantha lost her father when he was killed by a biker, making her extremely uncomfortable around them. So when duty calls and she’s forced to enter their world, her judgments and prejudices follow her and make her seem bitchy and off-putting. I get it that she’s had a traumatic experience with her father’s incident, but her stand-offish personality made the pairing between she and Bishop somewhat unbelievable. At several points throughout the story, you could feel the arc shift in the right direction, but their relationship seemed unlikely from the get-go. I’m satisfied that it finished itself nicely, but would have liked the same kind of passion and eroticism that the first two books showcased. I’m happy to see Bishop find his mate, but his mild-natured side would have been better served by jumping out of HIS comfort zone with the right kind of woman. Overall, the book wasn’t bad. It was fun to watch Samantha and Bishop flirt back and forth, neither one of them expecting to find an HEA at the end of the tunnel. I just wish it had been a lot more exciting and fast paced. And…even more steamy :) ***I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When a novel begins with such a blatant error, I usually find it continues. Author evidently thought an ATF agent sounded cool, but then had her acting as bait in a prostitution sting. Author should have done her homework. Federal agency like the ATF rarely involve themselves in what is local crime like prostitution. That just started the problems with this story. Not up to the standard of books one and two of this series.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
3.5/5 stars I have really enjoyed this MC series by Katie Ashley! I am sad to see it end, as I have grown really attached to the Malloy brothers, their family, and Raiders brothers. I was looking forward to Bishop's book and while I enjoyed it, I can't say it was my favorite of the three. I can't quite pinpoint why either. I liked that it was low on emotional drama (because we got quite enough of that in the previous book), but I don't know... it just felt a little lacking to me. I really enjoyed Sam and Bishop's characters. Sam was quite the independent, strong-willed heroine and I had to give her props for her gumption. She doesn't back down and is determined to see her case through even after certain things transpire that make it off limits for her to do so. She ends up falling for Bishop, despite everything, and I liked seeing her come to that point. However, with the undercover premise and loyalty being a huge value for Bishop, you knew things weren't going to end well. It was a bit predictable in the end, but that didn't detract from my overall enjoyment. I love Bishop's loyalty. He not only is loyal to his MC brothers, but also to his friends. He knew feeling the way he did for his friend's girl was wrong and he had immense guilt over it. He's just a good guy to the core and while I hated how he acted after things went south, I get how hurt he was too. While they had some sexy, steamy scenes together, I felt like I needed to see more of a connection between the two. I don't doubt that they loved one another in the end, but I don't know... I just felt something lacking there. While this wasn't my favorite of the Vicious Cycle books, I did still enjoy being back in the world. I loved seeing how happy Alex, Deacon, Willow, and little Wyatt are, as well as Rev and Annabel. These characters have been through so much... they deserve their happiness! I felt it was a satisfying end to the series and I'm glad I gave Katie Ashley a try!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. Bishop was hot. Love the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bishops story was amazing! Of course Sam was totally naive in thinking her lie wasn't going to garner the horrible outcome it did, she was silly to think otherwise. At first her character is pretty hard to like since she had so much prejudice against bikers, because of one incident in her life, but as the story moves along you can't help but begin to like and appreciate her dedication to Bishop, even after she loses a second person to MC life. Before getting angry at her for her actions, I put myself in her place and while I wished she spoke to her superior before everything came out into the light, I admired how she accepted everyone's Wrath, hate and venom before coming 100% clean and helping the club! There are no more Malloy brothers and and every other biker is either married or seeing someone so I'm not sure if there will be other books in this series. If so, I totally look forward to reading them in the future! SR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really have enjoyed this series and Bishop and Sam's story did not disappoint.
Teewee125 More than 1 year ago
The last of the series and just as good as the other two. Undercover agent and Biker -recipe for disaster. Her dad was killed by a biker when she was 8 and she has never forgotten nor forgiven. Aren't all bikers bad news. Only involved in illegal activities and never worth your time. Samantha started this undercover assignment to get the proof that this MC group was indeed bad news and should "pay for their sins." From the minute she met Bishop she felt a connection to him. But how could that be..... he was a biker, And they were never good, caring, men. After spending time at the club with Bishop and his other "brothers" and their families Samantha realizes maybe she was wrong. Maybe not all bikers are bad. So now she has to figure out how to prove to her superiors they too were wrong about this group. Could this undercover agent and biker stand a chance at happiness?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The perfect ending to the perfect series. I have to admit it wasn't as intense as Deacon and Rev's stories I still cried just as hard and watching the love grow between two people just like Rev & Annabelle and Deacon & Alexandra, Bishop and Samantha all the brothers had to fight hard to get where they are and with the women they were meant for. I wish the story would have continued so we could find out their future together. It was also really great to get to see more into the lives of the rest of the club. I highly recommend this series to everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay I guess to the ending was a bit rushed but hey when u run out of things to write that's what happens right:) but overall it's okay just thought the heroine was too emotional for a supposedly tough officer, but that's just me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this so much, I'm hoping there will be a book featuring Archer and Willow :)
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
SPOTLIGHT, Review & Giveaway: Last Mile: A Vicious Cycle Novel, Book 3 by Katie Ashley Publication Date: May 3, 2016 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated: 3.5 Stars I have enjoyed the Vicious Cycle series but I have to admit that this one seemed a little rushed. The storyline was riveting however, and I couldn’t wait to see how things turned out with all the twists and turns. Bishop was someone that I warmed to immediately in more ways than one, and I was glad that Samantha finally brought me around to liking her. All in all it’s a good story and a quick read. *Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.
NPButterfly More than 1 year ago
I’m so sad to see this series end. I just knew that Bishop would be my favorite and after finishing Last Mile I can confirm that my feelings were right. I’ve loved Deacon and Rev from the first two books, but I felt the emotional connection so much stronger with Bishop. I expected him to be more of an a** and a womanizer. Don’t get me wrong, he is a total manwhore, but there was more of his soft side in this book and I absolutely loved him. There is a part in Vicious Cycle with him and Alexandra and I knew we would see more of that Bishop. This story had me on the edge of my seat the last twenty-five percent. The tension and turmoil was so intense, I thought my heart was going to palpitate right out of my chest. From start to finish there are many tear filled moments, so have your tissues handy. Samantha and Bishop are a couple you will cheer on. Grab on to your seatbelts, because The Last Mile is going to be a bumpy and emotional ride. Great way to end a series!