Author: Nikki Groom

Princess Kelly Reviews: Spark in the Ashes by Nikki Groom

Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1) by Nikki Groom
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5 Stars

Sadie Foster is consumed with revenge. The quiet beauty she portrays on the outside disguises the rage bubbling within her. Because on the inside, her desire for retribution dominates her every waking thought, until him...…
Ramsey Dalton is an outlaw. A criminal that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and to keep his MC brothers safe. He didn't know there could be more to his life than sex, drugs and death, until her...
Their meeting is pure chance. Their connection undeniable. But what neither of them know, is that their relationship threatens to uncover far more than they could have imagined.
Secrets and lies are best left buried, but sometimes they’re too real to stay dead.
(Book 1 of 2)

Also by this author: Against the Tide, Headstrong (The Kingdom Book 4), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)

Spark in the Ashes is a fantastic initiation for Nikki Groom into the dark and gritty world of MC contemporary romance. This book delivered in droves, as it held many elements that make a good book great including suspense, violence, sex and the best part… likable (even though a little fucked up) characters.

From chapter one this book makes one hell of an opening impact with a young woman who has made a very conscious decision to walk the dangerous path of revenge. Her reasoning becomes very apparent as the story unfolds, and one that kept me riveted until the end.

Ramsey is enamored with the young beauty who carries herself so calmly, whilst holding a gun that just ended a renowned local lowlife, but unfortunately her actions have caused him somewhat of a problem. He was owed a debt, and now it seems it will have to be paid by another – the very female walking away from her new kill.

Sadie and Ramsey’s first meeting ends in a car wreck and many unanswered questions. But if there is one good thing Ramsey Dalton, Vice President of the Steel Souls MC is good at, and that is getting answers – he just never expected a feisty female with personality traits close to his own. This is no wannabe MC whore like he’s used to, Sadie ‘Raven’ Foster is a whole new ballgame.

Sadie is a ticking time bomb, her promise to do the job she set out for doesn’t as much come under scrutiny but understanding, making her realise that the life of a bikers old lady could have its merits, and yet she never envisioned that life with Ramsey could prove more dangerous than the life she set out for herself when a rival MC finally shows their hand and will stop at nothing to take the reins and their territory.

And oh my goodness what a fucking ride this book was! I can’t tell you how many MC books I’ve read, but I can tell you that this one stood out for many reasons, but none more so than having two strong, brave and undeniably hard-core characters at the helm. There are no shrinking violets here ladies, and for that alone it was absolutely awesome!

There is a deeper backstory here that moulds both our characters into what they are today, and yet there were still rules, lines you didn’t cross that were admirable. There was no violence for the sake of it which many MC books I’ve read lately seem to have made a theme. I felt most actions were justified even if one in particular was a little gruesome, it wasn’t overdone – and that ending will have you shouting HOLY HELLS BELLS with that wicked little twist, and no, I didn’t see it coming!

I can’t wait for the sequel. Write like the wind Nikki, I need it now

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Spark in the Ashes(Steel Souls #1) by Nikki Groom

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Spark in the Ashes(Steel Souls #1) by Nikki GroomSpark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1) by Nikki Groom
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Also by this author: Against the Tide, Headstrong (The Kingdom Book 4), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)

HOLY HELL!!! Nikki’s last name should be VROOOOM! Steel Soul’s Mc series revved my engines and I want more NOW!!!

Wow just wow!! Nikki gave us an amazing MC story. You all know this is my fave genre, and Nikki knocked it out of the park!

 

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Sadie Foster is a sad broken soul on the path of revenge. She is a beautiful and bloodthirsty package as she seeks to right some wrongs in this world. It will ease her pain to make filthy soul less individuals pay the price for her pain. Never in a million years did she expect the consequences she gets.

Ramsy is the VP of the Steel Souls MC, and he is as rough and tough as they come! He watches Sadie in fascination, not able to believe what he sees. And he must have the wild beauty and make her his while at the same time dealing with all the drama and craziness that ensues…

This book grips you from the first page to the last! And the last chapter… holy hell! Seriously a book hangover with this one….

Can not wait for the rest of the series by Nikki Groom…. need them now!

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Princess Emma Reviews: Spark in the Ashes by Nikki Groom

Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1) by Nikki Groom
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4.5 Stars
Series: Steel Souls #1
Also in this series: Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)
Also by this author: Against the Tide, Headstrong (The Kingdom Book 4), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)

4.5 Crowns

Book 1 in the Steel Souls series, this book is unrelated to any previous work by Nikki Groom.

Sadie Foster hides her rage well. Outwardly she lives a quiet almost solitary life, however look a little deeper and she is a volcano waiting to erupt. Unable to forget her past, she desires revenge and retribution. Little does she know the path it is to lead her down.

Ramsey Dalton is a loud and proud biker. VP of the Steel Souls MC, he likes his bikes fast and his pussy even faster. Loyal to the core, his brothers both blood and water come first. So when he comes across a raven haired beauty getting in the way of club business, he vows to find out more. Little does he know of the darkness she holds and the ripple effects the presence of her in his life will create for both him and his club.

Well that ended my MC book slump. I have always LOVED this genre, but to be honest it has all got a bit same samey of late, leaving me to avoid reading anything in this genre for a while now. But having loved Against the Tide by Ms Groom, I knew this was a book I would most certainly have to make an allowance for. Let me tell you how glad I am about that.

Nikki’s first venture into this popular style is a roaring success as far as I am concerned. Not only is it departure for her in terms of subject and backdrop, thankfully it is also a departure from the rather generic MC stories that every Tom, Dick and Harry seem to be releasing. Straight away I was sucked in by the rather dark and interesting prologue, then I became addicted to the mystery and secrets that you know are waiting just around the corner. It had an almost suspenseful feel about it and I applaud Nikki for being able to get that across in her writing.

Both characters have a history and I think they recognise the darkness they both possess in each other. The chemistry between them is electric, but it is the connection and understanding of who they are as people that seems to attract them the most. Sadie isn’t scared to stand up to Ramsey and he totally respects her for that. On the flip side, Sadie isn’t a shrinking violet that he needs to protect and that seems to be a major turn on for Ram. They can be themselves and although that works for them, I’m not sure it works for all.

So don’t go in expecting a rush job of a storyline; that is totally not Nikki Groom’s style. Their story continues into book 2, Fire in the Stars. So do expect an amazing ending, one that I personally didn’t see coming; and I totally had my own little conspiracy theories running through my head as I raced to the books conclusion, all of which were not on the money in this book anyway. I hope we get further books as well, there are a few interesting secondary characters that I hope Nikki explores more for us in the future.

Another great read from a talented British writer. I highly recommend reading her books of you like a bit of grittiness in your reads. Well done Nikki, and thank-you for restoring my faith in MC romance. I seriously can’t wait for book 2.

 

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Headstrong by Nikki Groom

Princess Kelly Reviews: Headstrong by Nikki GroomHeadstrong (The Kingdom Book 4) by Nikki Groom
on January 1st 1970
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4 Stars
Also by this author: Against the Tide, Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)

Oh I really enjoyed this novella; it had a touch of sass and a whole lot of sexy alpha. From sheltered Las Vegas little sister princess to Harley riding queen of the highway, Tara King is a woman on a mission.

Just her, Hank the Harley, a road map and sheer determination is all that she needs to spread her wings. Tara didn’t expect to meet a biker at the roadside diner, never mind get invited to their latest gathering at the compound. Ruck is gorgeous but there is no denying the danger the lurks beneath. With a near miss of a bullet and a quiet kiss goodbye Tara takes to the road once again only to find herself stranded in the beautiful lakes of Oregon. New friend and love interest in a truck lovin’ fisherman with an impressive beard and a small town girl who loves to party, Tara learns that travelling alone doesn’t necessarily mean you stay alone as opportunities arise and new friendships forged. When all you have is an open road, the possibilities are endless…
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Headstrong can be read as a standalone and very comfortably in a couple of hours. Tara King is a young woman taking the reigns and making her own decisions and I loved her honesty. She was sassy but fun and I thoroughly enjoyed her journey into the unknown. My favourite part was touching base with the Steel Souls MC and I can’t wait to see what Nikki Groom has planned for them in the future.

An entertaining and enjoyable short read that looks to be a strong prologue and a promise of more great things to come.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Against the Tide by Nikki Groom

Princess Kelly Reviews: Against the Tide by Nikki GroomAgainst the Tide by Nikki Groom
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

I was happy until I met him. I was content until I met her. That's a lie. I was lonely. That's a lie. I was incomplete. He was nothing but a handsome distraction. She was nothing but a pretty pastime. That's untrue. He changed my life. That's untrue. She altered my world. I blame him. I blame her. I blame myself. He wasn't to know. I blame myself. It wasn't her fault. I don't want to need him. I hate that I want her. There's no easy solution. There's no going back.
Expected April/May 2015

Also by this author: Headstrong (The Kingdom Book 4), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)

“You feed something in me, a desire, I can’t explain it. But you also hurt my heart in the most excruciating way possible. It breaks every time I see your pretty face.” Finn James.

Goodreads is asking me what I think, and I don’t know if I have the words inside me that can give this book the justice it deserves but I am damn well going to try. For want of a better description, Against The Tide is fucking amazing!

No, I won’t filter because this story blew my mind! I connected with it immediately. Maybe because it is set in one of my favourite parts of England and written in true southern British dialect, or maybe because from the offset this book goes from 0 to 60 in a heartbeat that gave me the shivers and rendered me speechless, and, if I’m honest, a little awed. Whatever it was, I can tell you that this book sank its talons into me and even though it hurt, I didn’t want it to let go.

I am going out on a limb now to say that Against The Tide has a strong drug theme in the first few chapters and there are no hearts and flowers here, only heartache, confusion, lust, hate, and a need for revenge. I loved the moody tone, it was atmospheric and gripping without being depressing and sombre. Even though there is an element of that, the characters are too interesting to be anything but likeable even though they are trying to overcome some challenging times. But please, DO NOT let any of this deter you, because I loved how it started dark and manifested into something profoundly beautiful.

Megan and Finn are thrown together at the worst and best possible time. The girlfriend of a renowned and protected drug dealer, Megan is not naive when it comes to her high school sweetheart’s career choices, but having him work away from home more often than not, Meg throws herself into her job at the local tattooists, as a body piercer. In those moments she is free doing something she loves, something honest.

Finn hasn’t had a serious girlfriend before, a hook-up now and then has even lost its appeal as of late since the devastating news of his terminally ill Mother. Life has dealt a hard blow and drugs and alcohol are his escape from the harsh reality that everything is about to fall to shit.

It doesn’t help that the woman he lusts after is just a shadow behind the boyfriend who thinks he owns the club he frequents. Her face a welcome sight in a world that seems so unbelievably cruel.

When she smiles, he forgets his name. When they come together in a dark alley and there is no running from the face that haunts his dreams, it only ends one way… a frantic sex session and a whispered goodbye. That is until fate deals another hard blow and Finn and Megan are thrown together under very different circumstances, and lust turns to hate, only to manifest into something real, solid, something resembling hope…

I loved how it started angsty, and manifested into something beautiful. I loved Meg and Finn even when they struggled to love themselves. Finn… he is a special kind of broken and you will just want to wrap him up in a security blanket and never let go.

Gah… I even loved Harley, Kyle and Torran even though they were secondary characters, and I can’t wait for them to get their own books. The banter, the honesty, the fear, the guilt, the passion, I felt it all, but what I loved most was that Meg and Finn worked at their love and it wasn’t just thrown out there within the first few chapters. It was thwart with challenges that added depth and substance. Against The Tide tackles real issues that break and destroy families, but it also focused on friendship, new beginnings and gave a message of hope.

With alternating POV’s, Against The Tide paints a picture with words that I cannot get out of my head but I sure as hell don’t want to. That epilogue had me shed a tear or two, that’s how much this book affected me. Nikki Groom has proved her author status with this one as it shoots onto my favourite reads list of 2015.

‘I’ve gone from wanting her, to believing I hated her, to not even being able to imagine my future without her in it.’

It is so hard not to give anything away. Avoid spoilers where you can. Go in blind. You won’t be disappointed!

5 stars

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