Reviewed by JustJen
Title: A Gorgeous Mess
Author: Layla Wolfe
Series: The Bent Zealots MC #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 250 Pages
Publisher: Layla Wolfe
Release Date: February 26, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.
ANSON: I was just a mercenary back from fighting the good fight overseas. I was on a quest for my father, my roots, looking for answers. Turk Blackburn, Bent Zealots MC Prez, ordered me on a fresh operation to prove myself, my guts, my valor. Infiltrate the Navajo Rez and find out who is claiming the Zealots’ turf, using kids to cook drugs.
My partner is the famous badge slut, Ormond Tangier, known far and wide for his mad oral skills, his subservience to anyone in uniform. Mercenaries don’t wear badges, but my dominant side soon has me all over that seductive Spanish servant. A man may as well have a few laughs while on a fatal mission. Because these things never end pleasantly.
ORMOND: I was flung into a life-or-death battle against the slimy Iceman, leader of a rival MC. Iceman is running all sorts of questionable ops on Bent Zealots land, and now Anson and I have to prove our street creds just to stake a claim in our own backyard.
I’m a friend of cops, firemen, and soldiers alike, but suddenly I only want one man ordering me around. Anson Dineyazzie, macho half-breed hired gun, has stolen more than just my heart. This was never supposed to happen.
ANSON: I swear I’m never falling for that service bottom Ormond. I’m accomplishing this op and going back to Afghanistan. But I have to wrest control of this Rez land from Iceman and the lethal hit man who has been trailing us. I’d bury anyone who got between me and Ormond. Does that mean I’m in love? God, I hope not. Don’t think I can take that again. Just need to get back onto the open road and blow the dust from my soul.
Review: I loved this story every bit as much as the first book, . A Dangerous Reality This one is a little different though, or I should say the guys are a bit different.
We met Ormond in the previous book. He has a badge or uniform kink, in that blowing men in uniform really does it for him. Needless to say, he doesn’t ever get any traffic tickets. He owns up to his slutty ways though, fully admits he is a total cumslut, but he is thinking it is time to start changing his ways.
Anson is former military/turned mercenary. He was sent home from the sandbox after it appeared his PTSD was getting the best of him. He returns home to visit the MC to find out more about his elusive father of whom nobody will say a word. In the meantime, at the request of that MC, he takes a job helping out the newly-formed Bent Zealots MC to rid them of their little problem with theft and turf encroaching.
Ormond’s knowledge of the rez and experience with the law enforcement earns him a spot as Anson’s partner. Now, here is where these two are different. They are both used to being lovers at a distance. Neither has gotten close to anyone (or at least not in a long time in the case of Anson), and they both like it a bit rough. Ormon likes to be dominated and used, and Anson is more than happy to do the dominating and rough sex. There are no quick declarations of love here, though Ormon realizes pretty early on that Anson is exactly his type. After Anson, he has no desire to submit to random blowjobs. It just takes a little convincing to bring Anson around.
Anson gets much more than he bargained for or even knew he desired when he found his home with Ormond and the Zealots. These guys have a different kind of relationship, but it works for them, and it’s easy to see at the end how right they are for each other.
This story moves along at a quick pace and has plenty of hot dirty sex and exciting action. I really enjoyed this and love the gay biker gang theme. They are not without their problems, but they are looking to be a force to be reckoned with, and I am looking forward to more of their stories.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*
Thanks for the excellent review, Jen!