Murphy
Sam Crescent
Contemporary romance
Evernight Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-77130-656-0
November 2013

Tate Johnson has decided that she has been hurt for the last time by The Skulls, a motorcycle club whose leader is her father. She is tired of the club always being first so she is cutting her ties to it. She’ll be the only one in her family that she has ever known to stand on her own two feet, have a life and maybe even find a man who will put her first.

Murphy was forced to betray Tate, the only woman he has ever loved, in order to keep her safe and for the sake of the club. Now that he is back with his family of Skulls there is no way he is willing to let Tate go without a fight. She might be stubborn and pig-headed but she is no match for his determination, strength and charm. When danger comes knocking on The Skulls’ door and an attack has been ordered on Tate, Murphy will do everything within his power to keep her safe even if he must make a choice between Tate or the club.

Looking for a sexy bad boy to spend the evening with? Readers need not look any further than Murphy a sexy, dominant and wicked man who, like fellow brothers within the club, doesn’t take any crap off of anyone. Author Sam Crescent continues to captivate winning readers’ hearts with a man who is simply perfect as a ruthless and controlled bad boy who will do anything for the woman he loves — even betray her to keep her safe. Tate and Murphy’s forbidden love, as well as her need to find a new life outside the club and stand on her own two feet, melds perfectly creating an emotionally powerful romance that leaves the reader craving more.

Ms. Crescent really allows the reader to experience Tate and Murphy growing into their relationship through glimpses into their shared past, solidifying their connection and the deep and passionate emotions that they create between each other. Tate’s personality is an interesting combination of feisty, direct, willful and stubborn, a blend that is easy to sympathize and relate to. She is filled with awkward insecurities that make it very hard for her to open up to people for fear of them using her to get with the club. The lengths that Murphy is willing to go to in order to have the right to call Tate his is thrilling and romantic in a surreal sense. Readers of this series will enjoy catching up the past characters as well as the introduction of some new ones that help move the story and add a few twists and turns that are sure to entertain. The ending has that wow factor that the reader will be totally blindsided by it works to set the stage for the next book in this highly explosive series.

Overall rating: 5hearts
Sensuality rating: Explicit
Reviewer: Shannon