Book Review: Tricking Chase by Jessie G.

Tricking Chase by Jessie G.Title: Tricking Chase
Series: Devils Pride MC, Book 1
Author: Jessie G.
Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: bought
Published: May 8, 2015 (self-published)

As Sergeant At Arms for Devils Pride MC, Tyler “Trick” Malone’s take no prisoners reputation make him one of the most feared and respected members of the club. Unbeknownst to the MC, Trick indulges his most dangerous secret, traveling out of state twice a year to trade his cut for the whip he expertly wields at a gay dungeon.

Trick’s well organized life takes a turn when he saves bar back, and terrified submissive, Chase Ward in a Georgia dungeon. With his protector and dungeon owner dead, Chase is no longer safe in the place he once called home. With the new dungeon owners circling like sharks, he desperately begs for sanctuary in the arms of his savior.

A year later the MC is still none the wiser that Trick’s houseboy is anything more than a grateful servant. Chase knows if the club finds out they will kill Trick, the man he’s come to rely on for everything from the food he eats to the pleasure he feels to the security he craves. Even when gratitude turns to love, Chase never expects reciprocation from his ruthless Master. After all, the only way for them both to survive is if Trick remains the heartless bastard the MC knows.

Trick is positive he has it under control and having Chase around has definitely made his life easier. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in letting Chase take a part-time job at Velvet Ropes, especially after meeting privately with the owners. That is until a bomb explodes at the club, leaving Chase fighting for his life and forcing Trick to face his long hidden feelings.

Even if Chase survives, that bomb has done more than rock the foundation of the popular leather club. It’s blown Trick and Chase’s well-guarded secret out of hiding, putting their lifestyle and their lives at risk. Now there is only one thing Trick needs to do before the club gets them and that’s to get revenge on the person who dared to hurt his precious boy.

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Reviewed by: Crissy

Why I Read This Book: Bad boys, MC, revenge, and mouthy bottoms—what’s not attractive about that? Which is why I had to read it.

In A Nutshell: At first glance this book looks like a MC romance. I mean, the series literally has MC in the title. It is not—I repeat not—an MC romance. The only reason I’ve labeled the genre as such is because that’s how the book is marketed. While there are sexy aspects about this book, I was distracted by the fact that it doesn’t deliver what the author is trying to sell.

The Setup: Tyler “Trick” Malone, the Devil’s Pride MC Sargent in Arms, has a few secrets—not the least of which is Chase, the love of his life who lives with him. His biggest secret is the real reason he is part of Devil’s Pride. With the unwanted help of his friends and his lover, Trick sets out to find the truth about his family and is blindsided time and time again in the process.

What I Liked: What I liked most in this story were the interactions between Ty and Chase. Those intimate moments made this story bearable. They were both sweet and extremely sexy. The interaction between the two wasn’t forced or hollow. I actually felt the connection between them, and that’s why I’m not giving this story a lower rating.

What I Didn’t Like: Okay. So, here’s the thing—if a book is the beginning of a series or a standalone, I don’t expect or want it to lean heavily on another series—even if characters from that series are included. For one thing this book has a ton of characters that this author seems to think readers have already read their previous books. I have not and now I’m less inclined to do so. I was so lost when it came to the secondary characters in this story and their “relation” to one another, that I lost focus on the actual plot and what each of the dozen people running around were doing.

I like bad boys. It’s not secret. BUT I prefer them to be bad and not just playing one for appearances. Trick wanted to be bad and was made out to be this big badass, but he’s not. He’s a good guy and a dominant. Dominant and bad boy are not synonymous.

The fact that this book is absolutely marketed as a MC Romance was the first thing that attracted me to it. But it’s not in any way. Yes, there is an MC in the book, some things happen with the MC and Trick is part of that, but in the long run, the MC plays a minor role in the story and that is very disappointing.

While the plot was decent, there were just one or two too many stumbling blocks in this story and a lot of time skipped over. The book is wordy without adding to the plot and I found myself bored through parts of it, just wanting things to move along.

In My Opinion: While the romance and interaction between Ty and Chase is good, the rest of the story comes up lacking for me. It’s not a book I plan to crack open ever again.

Crissy’s Rating:
2 Frogs

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