To Have and to Harley

To Have and to Harley

by Regina Cole

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ISBN-13: 9781492667957
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Series: Bikers & Brides Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 325,363
Product dimensions: 4.60(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Regina Cole specializes in erotic contemporary and new adult romance. When she's not frantically pounding away at the keyboard, she can be found fishing at the Outer Banks with her family, playing with her two spoiled dogs, or snuggling with her superhero husband. She lives outside Raleigh, North Carolina.

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To Have and to Harley 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
gaele 10 months ago
A twist on the usual biker-romance, we have Trey, leader of a club and ashamed to share that fact (and all of the associated baggage) with his long-lost mother, he claims to be a wedding planner. OK – a stretch, but the ‘never disappoint Mama” vibe is strong in Trey. Even though his club is far different from the ‘hell raisers’ that most people associate with it. Unfortunately, he didn’t know that the reason all of the wedding stuff is scattered about the house – his long-lost sister is getting married – and who better to plan her special day than her brother? OK – lead right into it – and yes, the deception is strong here – but rather than Trey being gruff and half-assing the job – he’s gone all in. Even if that means ‘all in’ is more than uncomfortable and contradicts everything in the party-planner book for the MC’s events. Bethany is the Sarah’s best friend, and views all the Yelvertons as family. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Sarah’s brother is in town, but Bethany sees instantly that wedding planner he is not, but not wanting to add yet another on the long list of ‘to dos’ for Sarah (finishing pharmacy school, upcoming board exams, a returned family member long thought gone, finding THE dress, and of course, wedding decisions) she steps up to take on some of the load. It doesn’t hurt that Trey is attractive, and the guys (his staff) are often more perplexed than productive, but these two have something special. So – we have a fish out of water romance that showed plenty of potential, and gave Bethany and Trey a chance at love amidst the chaos that was a wedding. With Sarah’s commitments, I had no real sense of her ‘needing’ the marriage right now, and then, perhaps understandably, she melts down over the ‘attention’ Trey is receiving from her parents. He was stolen years ago, dumped, placed in foster care and grew up believing he was unwanted – when nothing was further from the truth. His getting to know his parents, and dealing with the angst of a wedding, learning about his family and falling for Bethany were never in the cards. And it was cute, and occasionally funny with too many slapstick moments added for laughs, and not quite enough balance (or honesty) from Trey about his club and their mission. Like others I’ve read from this author, the premise is lofty and marvelously clever, it’s just the execution that fails to rise to the challenge, leaving an ok book rather than a great and funny one. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
HEABookNerd 8 months ago
DNF around 30% Sadly, I'm going to have to pass on this for now but I might consider coming back to it again one day. I just couldn't get into the story which is sad because I loved the set up for the book. However, I found the writing to be a bit repetitive and there was just something missing from the flow. I also felt like Bethany went back and forth between thinking Trey was a "scum-sucking con artist" to a super sexy guy so much that I was about to get whiplash. Bethany's family is also way too over the top and it didn't fit the tone the rest of the story had. And I about lost it when Trey started calling Bethany "Strong Girl" as her nickname. Just no. I'm so over every romance having the hero come up with a nickname for the heroine, especially when they're not even a good nickname. Overall, there were just too many little nit picky things that got on my nerves and made it hard to keep going.
blonde_betty 10 months ago
I took a chance on Regina Cole’s To Have and to Harley because it intrigued me; bikers turned wedding planners, I had to see where it went. I am SO, SO, glad I did. I loved the interaction and the odd matchup. Things turn a little dark in the middle and there were times that I wanted to slap both the hero and heroine. However, things came around to where I wanted them to by the end, so much so that I hope all 12 of the Shadows get their own book. Bikers turned wedding planners is fabulous and creative and wonderful. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
UpAllNightBB 11 months ago
4 Stars Review by Nancy Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog To Have and to Harley is definitely an interesting take on a biker book, it is the first book in the Bikers & Brides series by Regina Cole. A laugh out loud, feel good romance, with a little angst and a lot of deceit. When one little lie turns into a whirlwind of deception, we get a very interesting story. Put in a difficult situation, afraid to disappoint his new found family, Trey lies. For the first time in a long time Trey was ashamed to be the leader of an MC and couldn’t tell his mother he was a criminal. He was caught off guard and blurted the first thing that came to mind, courtesy of the magazine he was looking at, he was a wedding planner. Before he knew it, he was hired to plan his sister's wedding. Bethany knew the moment she laid eyes on Trey, that he was deceitful. Trying to protect the only family she knows, she is determined to catch him in his lies, but she had him all wrong. The last thing she expected was to fall in love with the biker passing as a wedding planner. This book was entertaining and hard to put down. Despite the fact that it was very different than any MC book I’ve read, I found myself enjoying it immensely. A fun read with just enough angst to keep you wanting more. Cole gave us an interesting plot with some intriguing characters. I loved that she also gave us some very lovable secondary characters. She set this book up to be the perfect start to a great series. I’m excited to see what we will be getting next.
nelriv 11 months ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) This is a new series of a biker gang but it is totally not the regular biker gangs that we know. We have situations that there would be no way in hell they would do this however it was entertaining and I loved Trey and Bethany and was happy that they found each other. I have never read from this author before but the name to this book got my intrigued and was glad that I read it, there were times that I was laughing of the antics that these guys pulled and you couldn't help but like them. I appreciated that we didn't have any OW/OM drama as tends to be the case with biker stories. I am going to be following this series it just brings a smile to your face. .Anyway I wont tell you more so that you can grab a copy and Enjoy!
Bette313 11 months ago
I REALLY enjoyed this book! It's not your typical MC read so if you're looking for raw and gritty pass on by. If you're looking for a fun, humorous, romantic story this is the book for you. It had me laughing out loud picturing the tough alpha bikers dealing with all the things that make a wedding come together. There are some truly great characters and the writing is excellent. I'm hoping there is more of these wedding planner bikers in the future. If you're looking for a fun, relaxing read bring your sense of humor and give this one a try. I highly recommend it.
JackieBCentralTexasJB 11 months ago
Book Info Paperback, 384 pages Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca ISBN 1492667951 (ISBN13: 9781492667957) Edition Language English Other Editions:(1) Source:Netgalley EARC Buy book from Amazon B&N BOOK BLURB You may now kiss the biker Bethany Jernigan owes her bestie. Big time. So when wedding planning overburdens the bride-to-be, Bethany steps in to handle the nitty-gritty. But the guy in charge isn't anything like she imagined. He's gruff, tattooed, and 100% male. His staff is even rougher around the edges, and it's not long before she feels as if she's stepped into some kind of crazy alternate reality. Are those...bikers? Arguing about wedding favors? Trey Harding never wanted this to get so out of hand. One little lie somehow snowballed into a world of dresses and flowers and food and holy-hell-he's-in-over-his-head. But it's not like he can confess he's not the wedding planner he's pretending to be--especially now that he's falling for the maid of honor! His charade is becoming a farce, and as engines rev and ribbons fly, Trey's running out of time to figure out how to tell the truth without losing his new family, his crew...or the woman of his dreams. Bikers & Brides Series: To Have and to Harley (Book 1) What People Are Saying About Regina Cole: "Hits the mark...joyful, feel-good romance."--RT Book Reviews for Sex Becomes Her, 4 1/2 Stars "Cole sizzles...sweet and red-hot."--Publishers Weekly for Sex Becomes Her "Will keep you turning the pages."--Night Owl Reviews for Sex Becomes Her, 4 Stars My Thoughts As I read this first foray into the world of Motorcycle riding, alpha-male men and the more strait-laced women who find them to be very much to their liking it struck me that have read books with this type of pairing more and more often in the last few years. The fact is there are more than a few of us otherwise conservative females who find a man on a bike to be a pretty sexy specimen, especially if he is good-looking as well. Trey Harding not only looks good to Bethany Jernigan but he also brings smiles to the faces of readers like myself who enjoys characters that step out of their comfort zone. What really stands out for me is how much I smiled throughout the read. These 12 tough men who make up the Iron Shadows MC bring more to the table than their ability to protect those weaker. These men also have a willingness to attempt things way out of their normal set of skills, and more importantly find an enjoyment in doing so that was totally unexpected by any of them. The greatest gift given to a reader is from an author who brings together a relatable cast of characters, a story that has heart and substance and of course best of all has the ability to stretch ones belief in ways that have only been attempted in certain Rom-Com movies. To be able to accomplish these things with only the written word is a pleasure to discover and certainly within this tale all those things hold true for me. Even when it hurt to laugh it felt good to connect with both Bethany and Trey as they muddled their way through to find something real with each other amidst the craziness. This story and it's characters reminded me of author Angie Fox and her Biker Witches somewhat, without the use of magic to create the mayhem of course! [EArc from Netgalley]
Jennifer_e911 11 months ago
This is a new to me author, and also first in the series, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I love MC books, and the blurb sounded interesting, so I decided to take a chance. Trey is a self proclaimed modern day Robin Hood. He and his "band of merry men" (MC brothers) are thugs that only target bad guys. At the beginning of the story, he is a tough guy. But when he meets the other characters, his entire demeanor changes. He begins a complicated lie that quickly gets out of hand. Bethany Jernigan is a woman alone. She has no family, except for her best friend's family, who she would do anything for. When her best friend asks for a favor, Bethany doesn't hesitate. She quickly agrees. She has no idea what she is getting in the middle of! From the very beginning, this book seems to be a comedy of errors. Anything that can go wrong, does. While the story is different than most MC stories, I had a hard time connecting with the characters, and a difficult time staying interested in the book itself. Although it was a well written book and funny as all get out, it was not very believable. This story would be great for someone looking for a light-hearted, funny story, but it wasn't exactly what I was looking for.