This is book one in the Red Wolves Motorcycle Club series.
Merrie stumbles into a bad situation, forcing an outlaw motorcycle gang to ‘deal’ with her, but her escape leads her into the arms of two incredible men who change her life forever.
Merrie Walden is in the wrong place at the wrong time. When she sees something she shouldn’t, she’s attacked by a vicious outlaw biker bent on shutting her up—permanently. She escapes him by jumping out of a moving car. Luckily, horse rancher Braden McClintock finds her and takes her for medical attention to his adopted brother, Leo Cloud Dancer.
As she heals in the men’s home, Merrie realizes that she’s falling for both men. Braden is taciturn, while Leo is outgoing—both reaching a deep-seated need in Merrie that she never knew she had.
However, the outlaw biker has discovered her hideout and even if she doesn’t know what she witnessed, he sure as hell does—and he wants her silenced. Will Merrie have a chance to have a happily ever after with Braden and Leo?
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex.Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.
Review by Ramona
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Around the time the Red Wolves Motorcycle Club joined the rest of the 95%, otherwise known as becoming legit, Along Came Merrie to throw a major wrench in the works. Someone wants her to disappear and she has no idea what for. All she knows is that she tried to make a call from a biker bar and now someone wants her dead.
Merrie keeps her wits, though, and escapes out of her car to evade her impeding death. Or does she?
Rescued by a rancher and nursed back to health by his adopted brother, she thinks she's found everything she's ever dreamed of in her short yet painful life. There is yet another dilemma facing her. She has to choose between the dour and serious Braden or the fun, expressive Leo but she doesn't want to be the reason for the brothers to resent each other. But maybe she doesn't have to make a choice, if only the three of them can come to an agreement on how to share their relationship.
Beth D. Carter has spun a story of a woman who is a true survivor getting involved with two men that themselves also have learned to cope. While that makes for extremely sizzling fireworks, it also means that there are three tough, strong personalities in a relationship that would be a challenge enough for two!how the dynamics will work, well, that makes the most interesting part of the story.
Merrie has learned to deal with whatever life throws at her. From the time she was born to the time she finds herself trapped in her own car, everything has worked against her and hurt her badly. Everyone is out to just use or abuse her. Which is why she wasn't really surprised to find herself picked on by that group of bikers. It was just another major letdown which might end all her troubles - permanently. Yet Merrie is strong enough to will herself to survive.her instincts led her straight to the two men who just may be her first stroke of good fortune.
Braden and Leo are just as opposite as two people could be. While Braden is just dead serious, Leo manages to find humor in just about everything. One is the perfect foil to the other. Put together, they're the irresistible combination that Merrie can't seem to resist.
While I like Leo a lot, Braden at times needed to be reminded he wasn't supposed to be a spoiled brat. He certainly ac Ed like to, which made me want to hit him when he suddenly morphed into a toddler with a tantrum. Despite the vast age difference, Merrie seemed to be a lot more mature than he was. Not a surprise that he had been hurt badly before, but for me it simply wasn't enough reason to vent his frustrations on Merrie and Leo.
I don't understand what the prologue has to do with the rest of the book. While Grey Dog plays a huge part in Merrie's story, the anonymous man in the beginning doesn't show up again. Perhaps this will be answered in the next book in the series?
There are also shadowy hints to the next installments. Gavin, North, maybe Gunner? I wonder who's story is coming up next? For sure Grey Dog will show up in all of them. The big, bad dog has quite a few tricks to show before his possibly inevitable bloody end. Maybe I guessed right about that. Hmmm...
With Along Comes Merrie, Beth D. Carter has created a bloody and violent, yet beautiful, romance of a woman whose will to survive surpasses a traitor's need to make easy, illegal money and her men who are willing to protect her even to the risk of their own lives. If this is only the introduction to the Red Wolves MC series, it will be hard for me to wait for the rest of the books!
Note: Copy provided by publisher for an honest review.