Book Review: A Wild Wicked Weekend by Layla Wolfe

Reviewed by JustJen

30358234Title: A Wild Wicked Weekend
Author: Layla Wolfe
Series: The Bent Zealots MC #4
Heroes: Haven/Ogden
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 310 Pages
Publisher: Quicksilver Books
Release Date: July 21, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  When they do right, no one remembers.
When they do wrong, no one forgets.

HAVEN: At forty-five, I was a washed-up racecar driver, a Daddy Dom who had searched the world over for his power bottom, his submissive. Fuck, I was still a Prospect for the Bent Zealots MC. That’s how I came to be in the clubhouse while most of them were raising hell at a Vegas rally. Word came there was a stiff down on the Rez, and the Zealots were getting blamed for it. My mission included a clownish reject from a rival club name of Mike Drop, and a mysterious half-breed who would change my life forever.

OGDEN: I met Haven there in the desert, standing over the disemboweled corpse of a tourist. After I made a sleazy deal that would help solve the mystery and clear the Zealots’ name, that muscle daddy gave me a tongue-lashing of a lifetime. Have more self-respect, Haven said. As the bastard half-Navajo basketballer who had frittered away a scholarship, I was a bad penny. Haven, with his powerful mastery at training and molding me, gave shape to my form.

HAVEN: Ogden is my forever toy, a morsel for me to savor. He says you can’t see the future with tears in your eyes. If we make it through this hell together, we’ll see clearly. The club will know I’ve made my bones when I bring them the killer’s head on a platter.

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Review: I really like this series about a group of somewhat misfits, a biker gang made up mostly of gay men, though there are a few straight guys and even a trans character in the mix. This installment is about the club’s Prospect, Haven, who is left to hold down the fort when the majority of the club is away at a rally, and Ogden, who’s brother is a club member.

Haven is a nice guy underneath a tough exterior. He’s a daddy dom who just hasn’t found the right partner yet. That all changes when he meets Ogden, who is sent to help Haven investigate a murder that’s being blamed on the club. Ogden is a bit of a mess who hasn’t found the ideal dom for himself yet either. He’s basically screwed up every good opportunity he’s had in life, though he’s been dealt some pretty crappy cards; namely Uranium poisoning that caused disfigurement of his fingers and gave him lung cancer.

Haven and Ogden hit it off right away, and I mean right away. Ogden’s bratty sub routine fits perfectly with Haven’s kinks, and the two quickly engage in age play scenes that trip both of their triggers. While there is a lot going on here with their investigation trying to uncover the real murderer and all that surrounds the real purpose of it (mostly territorial/hereditary between the Indians and the Japanese), Haven and Ogden quickly become an item. This was the part I had the most difficulty with. Within a day or so, they were assuming ownership of each other and everything that goes with it. I didn’t have time to really feel a deep emotional connection with them, though the physical one was easy to see. I liked them together, but wish we had more time to see their relationship grow.

As with the previous books, this is a gritty story, with tough language and sometimes violent scenes (they are dealing with drugs and cartels after all). We didn’t get to see too much of the other characters from the club, but the feelings and memories of them were all there just the same. This book felt on par with the previous one, which I also enjoyed, but not quite as much as the previous two. I’m still a fan, however, and definitely look forward to the next one.

Overall Impression: I liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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