Title: Fighter's Claim
Series: Devils Wind MC
Author: D.D. Galvani
Genre: MC Romance
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Fighter is an Enforcer for the Devil’s Wind MC. His job is to take care of the prospects, make sure things run smoothly and kick some ass if it doesn’t. His life consists of his club, his bike, his brothers, and more than his fair share of pussy. The last thing he needs is his little sister and her best friend showing up at the clubhouse, ragged, beaten and looking to him to sort out their mess.Tish and Jiji have been best friends since the day they met. When fate steps in and forces them to run for their lives, the safest place possible is with Jiji’s brother, Fighter. Fighter doesn’t do relationships but his sisters best friend is no longer the little girl he once knew. She’s all grown up and has him wanting to stake his claim. Tish has risked her life to save Jiji and now Fighter must return the favor. When their two worlds collide, The Devil’s Wind steps up to protect Tish and Jiji and Fighter has a decision to make before he loses Tish.
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What the fuck is Jiji doing here? Why would she come here now, bigger question why would she bring Tish. If they thought for one second they were going to take a walk on the wild side with some bikers they were seriously mistaken. I would paddle both their asses then send them on their way home. Cutting through the clubhouse I made it to the front door when Dukes called out to me. Veering to my left I walked up to the bar. Where you going in such a hurry he asked. Danko tipped his beer, to his mouth, swallowed then snickered “must be some new pussy he’s after.” When it didn’t get a rise out of me, or a smile, Danko’s face changed, “Hey bro whats up?” he asked “I dunno Danko”, “Murph called from the gate, he said Jiji and Tish are here.” Dukes looked confused. “Jiji your baby sister?” “Yeah man with her best friend Tish DeMarco”. “What’s up with that Fighter?” “I know you’ve warned her not to come around the club.” “I don’t know Dukes, but something ain’t right. Murph said I needed to get down there now.” Dukes lifted his chin, “Right behind you Fighter.” He dropped his beer on the bar, he and Danko flanked me as we walked out of the clubhouse. I saw Murph, our prospect checking cars at the gate. Parked in the lot next to our bikes was a green chevy nova. Heading that way I saw Jiji sitting in the passenger seat. Walking up to the window, I knocked, she turned her head. A smile broke over her face, she unlocked the door and jumped out. She threw her arms around me “Jameson she yelled” squeezing my waist crying into my leather. Murph came running over from the gate, “I told you Fighter, you needed to get down here” he said. Tish got out of the other side, slowly she came around the trunk of the car. Her face was in shadows until she rounded the car to stand by the open door. I heard Dukes drawn in a breath and Danko mutter “oh shit” then I saw Tish. Her face was beaten, one eye closed, blood still caked in her hair. She was holding her left arm close to her body like it hurt leaning against the car door for support. I put Jiji down “what the fuck happened Tish. She seemed to shrink even further into herself. “Woah girl, it’s ok, I’m not yelling at you, relax babe, I got you. She looked up a me, a single tear tracking down her battered face I passed Jiji off to Danko, moving slowly towards Tish, she backed up against the car door trying to hide behind it, she was scared out of her mind. “Shhh babe I’m not gonna hurt you I cooed!” “Me and the boys just want to get you inside so we can see what’s wrong.” She looked into my eyes for a second then asked “are we safe here”. “Jiji is hurt” “We need help” “Who did this to you Tish? Talk to me babe, what the fuck happened?”
Tish and her best friend Jiji just escaped a violent attack that left both girls seriously hurt and they're traveling to meet up with Jiji's older brother, Jameson, who is part of a MC in another state. They don't know how they will be welcomed exactly since Jiji and Jameson haven't seen each other in quite a while. Tish has only met Jameson once in her life and that was years ago.
This book is one of those that's hard for me write a review on. On one hand I liked the story line, but there were things that didn't seem "right" to me. The writing seemed choppy and I wish the author would've gotten a hold of a good editor and I feel this could've been pulled together and become very good. I'm not saying it was horrible and I hated it, I just think it could've been more polished. Secondly, Jameson seemed like kind of a drama llama to me. It's like he latched onto Tish right from the get go as if they'd had a serious romantic history and from the first day of her arrival he all but claimed her. That was far fetched to me. There were a few parts of the story that involved the usual 'club whores' where the dialect seemed almost high school speak to me. It really could've gotten it's point across without going into so much unnecessary details.
I assume there will be a follow up book coming out involving Jiji and another one of the club brothers. I more than likely will read that one and if the writing style has improved, I'll continue to read this author. I ended up giving this book 3 stars and it was given to me as an ARC for an honest review.
D.D. Galvani was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She moved to Florida in 2002 and lives there today with her husband of 37 years. She has two children and one beloved grand daughter whom she spoils as much as she can. She is an avid reader and crafter and decided to put those two loves together and Swag by NaNa was born. After working around author’s for a few years, she asked a couple to look at a story she had written and was blown away that they liked it. They pushed her to finish it and her first novel Fighter’s Claim, an MC romance came to be. She writes strong alpha males and sassy intelligent women. Welcome to her world!