Author: SJD Peterson
Narrator: Rusty Topsfield
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 7 hours
At a Glance: Great book and great narration.
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: Life has been known by a series of constants. Violence, anger, drugs, sex, death, heartbreak, pain, fear and the most common, hunger. Always hunger. Not the kind that can be satisfied with food, but the kind born of circumstance. The kind that not only claws within a gut, but settles into a heart, consumes a mind. Deeper. Encircles, penetrates the soul. Hunger for something more, something better, safer. Always just out of grasp.
It’s part of me.
Who I am.
Born of blood and violence, hunger is my fate.
Yet, the slightest things can change the directions of a life. An unplanned circumstance, random act—a connection—a chance event, like a lightning strike, fate trumped.
Jamie is my lightning strike.
Tek Cain was cultivated from birth to lead the motorcycle gang, Crimson Eight. Jamie Ryan, his best friend, is destined to be his second. But forbidden desires have them questioning everything they know, and an undeniable bond makes them want more than their supposed brotherhood can provide. Their love could get them killed, but they are bound to each other—from the cradle to the grave.
Review: Oh, SJD Peterson, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
Biker gangs are the in thing (i.e., Sons of Anarchy), and I was concerned that Roped wouldn’t be a fresh story, but Peterson wrote it, so I had faith. The author gives this novel grit and depth as an amazing story develops through the eyes of two different people. I am typically not a fan of head-hopping, but because Peterson is a consummate professional, this seemed effortless and was absolute perfection.
Narration: Rusty Topsfield has narrated several of SJD Peterson’s books, and is an excellent performer. He has a rather young sounding voice, but with a hard edge, which really lent itself well to this story.
Great book and great narration.
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