Devil's Own
Megan Crane     

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Devil's Keepers
Book: 3

From the bestselling author of Devil’s Honor and Devil’s Mark, this seductive novel of the Louisiana bayou kicks into high gear as a dangerously sexy biker takes a no-nonsense teacher on the ultimate thrill ride.
Lara Ashburn hates bikers. She watched a motorcycle club destroy her hometown, bringing her brother down with it. That’s a life she put far in her rearview. So the last person she wants to see walking into her classroom is the top enforcer of the Devil’s Keepers. Big, mean, and gorgeous, all tattoos and leather, Chaser is everything Lara should avoid. Yet the insane chemistry sparking between them tempts her to break all the rules.
Ryan “Chaser” Frey has his hands full with a teen daughter in need of tough love, and he doesn’t have time for prissy teachers who want to tell him how to raise his kid. But Chaser never could resist a chick who gives as good as she gets. Lara is sexy as hell, and she’s not afraid of him. Plus, her links to a California club could provide the Devils with leverage against their enemies. But that would mean mixing business with pleasure—and risking the one woman Chaser can’t afford to lose.

Lara had enough of the wild biker days. She is pushing on with her new life in Lagrange. She didn’t expect her old desires to resurface once she meets one of her student’s fathers.  Chaser is not pleased to have to go meet with Lara but after their one on one session, he is sure she is not the poised teacher she pretends to be.

This might be the best in the series so far. There is something about Lara and Chaser that just got to me. I liked that there is this crazy, unexplainable attraction to them that neither of them wants. They are both no-nonsense kind of people and their initial meeting with them is intense.

Lara is this prissy, wannabe proper woman who comes from a badass biker family. She wants to escape her past so bad but she is so drawn to Chaser and he represents her past in flashing neon letters.  What I really liked about her is that once she gave into the relationship, she didn’t hold back. She lets go and stands by Chaser in a tough situation and trust him completely.

There are two reasons why I couldn’t bring myself to give this review 5 stars.  One, the insta-love throws me in this story. The author is so amazingly descriptive in her writing. I feel as though I am in the hot swamp with the characters but she doesn’t devote as much time to the romance. The characters have literally known each other for a week and they are riding off into the sunset.  They don’t have any real time to know each other. It makes it so hard to buy into the romance because I don’t know if they even know each other outside of the bedroom.  The chemistry is so explosive that you now it makes for a great start.

The second reason is that I need to know what the President of the Club is doing. We finally get Digger back at the club (you have to read the other books to know what I mean) and there is still some potential threat and deceptive behavior but nothing revealed or resolved. It is driving me crazy. I need more of the biker elements in this story. There is a bit of biker drama towards the end but it is resolved quickly. I also wondered what was going to happen with Lara’s family.

~ Samantha