Shake Down Brotherhood Bonds #2

Shake Down Brotherhood Bonds #2❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Shake Down Brotherhood Bonds #2 ✪ Author Jade Chandler – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The by the book detective and the badass bounty hunter opposites attract as they’re forced to work together CHARLIEHunting murderers is what I do but this pair is different A modern day Bonnie and C The by the book Brotherhood Bonds MOBI ñ detective and the badass bounty hunter opposites attract as they’re forced to work together Shake Down Kindle - CHARLIEHunting murderers is what I do but this pair is different A modern day Bonnie and Clyde they’ll kill Down Brotherhood Bonds PDF/EPUB ¿ again unless I stop them I need help—and help in this case looks like bad boy bondsman JoJo Marcone Good Bad Right Wrong Gray is dangerous and Marcone is the most annoying shade of gray—the one that pushes me from merely turned on to totally insatiableJOJOTracking down a skip for Jericho Bail Bonds doesn’t usually involve partnering with a hot lady detective but this is no ordinary case Too much blood has been spilled on my watch and with the mob after us it’s getting harder to keep Charlie safeIt would be easier if she’d stop stealing my bikeI’m the last guy Charlie ever saw herself with that much is clear But I need to find her before our enemies do—and then convince her to follow her heart. Not as good as the first Another great book in this series Jojo is the sexy hero of this one He teams up with Charlie who works for the police department She believes in always doing the right thing Can Charlie tame this hot biker or will they go their separate ways after the mission is over? Plenty of action and steam fill these pages Book Info Kindle Edition 1st editionExpected publication December 11th 2017 by Carina PressASIN B0769XB1LL URL Series Brotherhood Bonds #2Other Editions None foundSourceNetgalley EARC Buy book from BN BOOK BLURB The by the book detective and the badass bounty hunter opposites attract as they’re forced to work togetherCHARLIEHunting murderers is what I do but this pair is different A modern day Bonnie and Clyde they’ll kill again unless I stop them I need help—and help in this case looks like bad boy bondsman JoJo Marcone Good Bad Right Wrong Gray is dangerous and Marcone is the most annoying shade of gray—the one that pushes me from merely turned on to totally insatiableJOJOTracking down a skip for Jericho Bail Bonds doesn’t usually involve partnering with a hot lady detective but this is no ordinary case Too much blood has been spilled on my watch and with the mob after us it’s getting harder to keep Charlie safeIt would be easier if she’d stop stealing my bikeI’m the last guy Charlie ever saw herself with that much is clear But I need to find her before our enemies do—and then convince her to follow her heart This book is approximately 80000 words One click with confidence This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise all the romance you’re looking for with an HEAHFN It’s a promise Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Deborah Nemeth My Thoughts A definite opposites attract romance just like it is billed however sometimes being opposites is a little complicated for some couples than it is for othersIn the case of Detective Charlie and Bail Bondsman Joe Marcone it boils down to whether or not one can not only trust the other but also accept them for who they are both internally and externally JoeJoJo has had no problem with either of these from the very beginning but Charlie struggles pretty much all the way to the end with the acceptance part Which of course is not helped by either her past upbringing or her own personalityI found myself identifying uite a bit with Detective Charlie Pine at times as I grew up within a pretty opinionated household my own self However not able to actually totally connect or even really empathize with her on a deeper level This actually did not surprise me as she is uite hard to work up a lot of sympathy for when she comes across as pretty narrow minded when faced with situations that make her uncomfortable Rather than trying to get all the facts from JoJo instead Charlie instead jumps to the wrong conclusions which of course leads to conflict between the pair and in turn puts her in needlessly dire situationsThe upshot of it is that her own actions are dangerous in the long run to not only Charlie but to JoJo his best friend and the members of the Jericho Brotherhood as wellOnce again we are immersed in 2 very different worlds as the main characters find themselves challenged by one another despite their conflicting backgroundsFor me it was a treat to meet JoJo and not uite as much so for Charlie but together they provide as much of a kick as did Rebel and Elle EArc from Netgalley I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked ReadsI've read all the Jericho brotherhood series to date and have really enjoyed them so when a spin off happened I got on board The first brotherhood bonds was pretty good I liked both of the main characters in that story but I'm feeling sorta on the fence about #2 I'm not sure I liked Charlie although i really liked JoJo Jojo is a biker and the brotherhood are his family Charlie is a cop from a long line of cops in her family Never the two shall meet? Kind of Charlie has all these preconceived notions about bikers with their illegal activity and Jojo is almost constantly needing to defend himself and his brothers I found Joe's character pretty selfless and likable but Charlie not so much There's some intermingling of our beloved Jericho brotherhood characters when the two are forced into hiding in the brotherhood compound that I enjoyed uite a bit But I found this book a little slow going at times I enjoyed this story uite a bit I really liked the characters though sometimes I wanted to knock some sense into the heroine I love a hero who is all in and he was here which was great 35 StarsCharlie is a homicide detective and she and her partner have been chasing a Bonnie and Clyde type married couple who are bank robbers turned killers She comes from a family of male cops so there was never really any other plan for her life once she grew up She's very close to her family Also she was engaged to a fellow officer when he was killed 3 years before in the line of duty She still hasn't uite gotten over it and she definitely hasn't really attempted to move on Sexually or otherwise When she draws the short straw and has to contact the bounty hunter who put down the most recent bond on one of the fugitives she has no idea what she's in for Jojo is part of a motorcycle club that has become of a family to him than his actual family ever will be again He also works for the MC's own bail bonds business Jericho Bail Bonds He is great at his job As a former Marine he knows everything he needs to know about protecting himself investigating people and tracking them down He loves everything about it and he loves even when he makes good bonding decisions and doesn't lose money from his club He really screwed up this time though bonding out a guy who later turned spree bank robber and killer and is now in the wind He will do whatever he can to track the guy down regardless of cops or anyone else trying to get in his way But he never saw Charlie coming Jojo and Charlie's chemistry was strong but she was determined to fight it Even when her life is in danger from an unexpected threat and Jojo offers his help and protection she wants to fight their connection She's convinced they don't have any common ground and doesn't see how it could ever really turn into anything Jojo is very determined to get her to see what they could have together and I loved his dedication and care for her She however pushed my buttons at every turn She was very judgmental of Jojo and his MC even though she didn't know much about them especially at first She also was mistrustful of his reasons for helping her and she was worried of what others especially other cops would think of her if she got involved with a biker or a bounty hunter for that matter I get that as a female cop she has to worry about such things regarding her reputation that no male cop would ever encounter but it was so frustrating to watch her let it rule all of her decisions Charlie's best friend and partner Brie was a great side character as were her police captain also a good friend of Jojo's and each of Charlie's big and boisterous family I enjoyed getting to know them and I loved when they told Charlie the truth at all times even when she didn't want to hear it Especially then Some of Jojo's MC brothers were also great side characters and we got to revisit the main characters from book 1 in this series Rebel and Elle as well I loved the banter between all the brothers and how they're constantly ripping on each other as brothers do My only real issue was Charlie who at several points along the way made it hard for me to like her and pull for her happiness I try not to be overly hard on heroines over heroes in general but in this case it feels warranted Jojo went out of his way and put his life on the line for her over and over He cared for her and took care of her all while giving no care to himself or his own feelings She not only seemed to sometimes take that for granted but constantly made him feel purposefully or not that he wasn't good enough for her and that there was no chance of a future for them I understood many of her hesitations but I didn't understand some of her decisions and they were often hard for me to swallow Overall I liked this story and I'm definitely interested in reading book 3 which will be about Jojo's best friend and roommate ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Megan from Alpha Book Club Shake Down is the 2nd book in the Brotherhood Bonds series This book is JoJo's story He is a bondsman and meets a cop named Charlie who he instantly falls for She gets mixed up in a bad situation after arresting someone with mob ties JoJo becomes hellbent on protecting her from everything they throw her way I absolutely loved JoJo He was intense protective and sexy Charlie got on my nerves at times because she was too concerned with letting people down and ruining her reputation as a cop Even though Charlie got on my nerves I still had to give the book a 5 just because of JoJo He was the reason I couldn't put the book down This one was not as good as book 1 but still a great read Fantastic I really enjoyed this one Lots of action suspense and steamy sexy times It's a very well written book with characters that are intriguing I loved Jojo The sexy biker bounty hunter makes this story Charlie a detective and use to working in a man's world was a bit annoying to me She was always pointing out how capable she was rather than just letting her actions prove it Luckily Jojo made up for it As these two find themselves working together to stop a couple of Bonnie Clyde wannabe's the spark between them flares to life but can Charlie accept Jojo and his world as they are??Don't miss this one I definitely recommend it Jade Chandler's Bail Out is easily my favorite action romance of the year This seuel pairs a bail bondsman and a cop but ultimately fails to deliver the fun and chemistry that made the first book a standout Detective Charlie Pine and biker bail bondsman JoJo Marcone cross paths at Charlie's precinct and exchange sexy looks but nothing else Though they instantly lust after each other Charlie's put off by the whole biker thing Eventually a case they're both working on and a perilous situation get them thrown together and the inevitable sexy times throw a kink in Charlie's plans to not get involvedThe conflict in this book comes from two fronts The first front is external Charlie and her partner get into the mob's crosshairs and JoJo takes on the job of keeping them from being assassinated There are lots of shootouts and bombings and bad guys everywhere they turn The action scenes are pretty exhilarating overallThe second front has to do with Charlie being rather less than enthusiastic about the biker lifestyle Her career and coming from a family of  cops going back multiple generations means that she's not tolerant at all of illegal activities and makes assumption based on her previous knowledge of motorcycle clubs Charlie is rather sheltered and a tad judgmental and being thrown into the deep end without a life preserver doesn't help the situation She doesn't know the lay of the land Jojo fails to explain pretty much anything to her in a timely fashion this is an unfortunate recurring theme and all of the bikers and old ladies she meets are straight up confrontational jerks to herThe confrontational club members drove me up a wall It's come up in various degrees in the last couple of books but it really makes no sense here I'm really freaking over the other women in the motorcycle club being assholes to new love interests They've all been on the outside looking in themselves but suddenly they become old ladies and they are instantly incapable of having any kind of empathy? Eff that noise Eff it to hellOne of my favorite things about the previous book was the heroine's extreme competence at her job and the hero's genuine and sincere appreciation for her skills That's not really a thing here Charlie feels rather green but I didn't get the impression she was a rookie cop learning the ropes Part of the problem is JoJo getting high handed and not giving her the information she needs but it's irritating nonetheless JoJo is the one who gets to be super competent Charlie not so muchThis was a disappointment for me The whole thing felt disjointed and rushed and sloppy in places The central romance was okay but there wasn't a lot of meat to it and pretty much everything else was a hot mess I generally really enjoy Chandler's writing and I hope the next book turns things around Shake down was a good 4 star read Charlie is a homicide detective who is trying to catch a Bonnie and Clyde type couple Archer Deidre Logan She comes from a history of police officers in her family including her fiance who was killed Because of the tragic loss of her fiance Charlie has not been able to move forward with any type of a relationshipJojo is a former Marine and an MC member who works at a bail bonds business When he goes to the police station to talk to Charlie he finds out that one of his bonds is the Bonnie and Clyde duo now he needs to find them so he’s not out on his money Charlie was hot and just my kind of girl with those round hips and sassy blue eyes I’d liked her just fine but she gave me the cold shoulder some cops just didn’t like bikers or bounty hunters When Charlie meets Jojo there is something about him that pulls her in The chemistry between them comes off the pages She tries to be crabby with him but yet he gives it right back to her And things take an interesting twist when they both end up on the same poker run for charity They eventually end up working together to find the fugitives and even though she has issues with him being a biker they seem to get past that as well The secondary characters were great and added a fun element to the story The bantering had me lol several times loved Brie and her family There are some steamy scenes and I was very happy with the ending This is my first read from Jade Chandler and I really enjoyed it I look forward to reading from her I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book Reviewed by MAustin from Alpha Book Club I reviewed this for RT Book Reviews be sure to check out my review there