Friday, August 2, 2019

Audio Book Review: Running On Empty (Havoc Motorcycle Club #3) by S. E. Jakes

From The Blurb:
Listening Length: 5 hours and 44 minutes. 
After years of running wild, Linc might've finally run out of road. 
After a brutal capture at the hands of the Heathens Motorcycle Club, Linc is just trying to heal, mentally and physically. But he's got men in his life who are complicating everything. There's Mercy - a Havoc MC biker and the man he is falling fast for - plus an undercover ATF agent and a rogue Havoc member. 
But Mercy's keeping him at arm's length, and Linc is spinning. In an attempt to regain his equilibrium, he heads to the bar where he first met Mercy. Night after night, he escapes Havoc bonds and continues down his merry path of mayhem...mainly in the hopes that Mercy will give chase. 
Since Linc's capture by his old MC, Mercy's been dealing with the fallout of his guilt. He's trying to give Linc space and still watch over him - all without Linc's knowledge. But with Linc's old job calling and a threat to Havoc MC heating up, can they make their way back together?

Karen's rating:




 Get your motor runnin'...
                   ...Head out on the highway...
                                           ...Lookin' for adventure

ok, I admit it without fail if I come across a book about motorcycle clubs...Steppenwolf's 'Born to be Wild' becomes firmly planted in my brain...for my generation it is synonymous with the motorcycle clubs from the 60s...clubs like Hell's Angels, Satan's Choice, The Outlaws, Last Chance and Bandidos and I can honestly say I don't think those MCs are what this author is writing about and that's a good thing, however, these gangs are what are known as the 1 percenters; in other words these are the bikers who live on the wrong side of the law and they are in this story...they're just not the focus of it simply part of the conflict. But still here I am with 'Born to be Wild' and Peter Fonda's movie 'Easy Rider' bouncing around in my head.

In 'Running Blind' we met Bram who was working undercover and looking for his brother Linc who coincidentally is also undercover and we learned that Linc was held captive by The Heathens, a rival MC to Havoc. Havoc rescued him but it's not until here in 'Running on Empty' that we get the rest of Linc's story.

Havoc member Mercy was involved with Linc before he was kidnapped and he still cares for him but things are more than a little complicated for these two men and it's a fine line they're walking in this dance they're doing as they try to find their way back to each other.


While Mercy and Linc's relationship is central to the story there's another story happening here as the men of the Havoc MC prepare to defend themselves from rival gangs and Linc's old job as an undercover agent may turn out to be the key to Havoc winning this war.

In general this story grabbed my interest and held it quicker and more solidly than the previous two books. I was all in from start to finish on this one. Mark Larchmont was once again the narrator which I think also helped me to become more invested in the story as the character voice's held a more familiar tone and I was more readily able to distinguish who was speaking.

At this point I'm actually hoping that the authors going to do more with this series since there were some MC members in this one that we saw more of and I for one would love for them to get their own story and for me...

Van is at the top of that list...a girl can hope right?

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An audio book of 'Running on Empty' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


http://booklikes.com/running-on-empty-s-e-jakes-mark-larchmont/book,14007214



Buy the audio book:

https://riptidepublishing.com/collections/audiobooks/products/running-on-empty
 https://www.amazon.com/Running-Empty-Havoc-Motorcycle-Club/dp/B07V4H1HBR/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=running+on+empty+s.e.+jakes&qid=1563840346&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0




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