Monday, February 26, 2018

Book Tour for Fighting Dirty by J.C. Valentine (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Readers are again pulled into the MC world as lifestyles and a dangerous ex weigh down two people caught in a combustible connection an unexpected twists and turns.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Fighting Dirty by J.C. Valentine, along with getting my impressions of it, then learn even more about it by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this second installment in the Blind Jacks MC series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a signed print copy of the first book in this series along with a $20 Amazon GC too!

What happens when an outlaw biker’s obsession puts him between a beautiful nurse and her vicious stalker?
When a brutal attack sent him rolling on a gurney into a beautiful nurse’s life, the chance encounter seemed like a dream come true. She patched him up and gave him a reason to believe in love again, shining light into his dark and dangerous world.
There’s only one problem… She’s on the run from a violent past that’s about to catch up with her in the form of an ex-husband who’s used to getting what he wants—no matter what stands in his way. It might get him killed, but Ryder’s never backed down from a fight, and this is one he’s determined to win.
Starting over isn’t easy. Years of learning new towns, new people, and new jobs have left Tiffany tired, lonely, and ready to give up. Until a hot, sexy, bad-boy biker barreled into her life and she fell…hard. Latching onto the over-protective biker seemed like a good way to escape her daunting past, but life is never that simple.
Club life isn’t what Tiffany imagined it to be, and she soon realizes that her hot new man has a long and wild history that may be more than she bargained for. Between the women and rumors of violence, she finds herself caught between a psychotic ex bent on her destruction and the man who isn’t what she thought him to be. When things quickly begin to unravel, Tiffany doesn’t know who to trust or where to turn.


Barely cognizant of her surroundings, Tiffany laid her head against Ryder’s muscular chest. Enjoying the warmth of his body, she allowed him to carry her into their place. Well, it was really his place. Ryder was a bit of an anomaly in that he was a biker with a nice house and insisted upon her moving in with him.
Though living with him was like a dream come true in terms of having good company and someone to cuddle up to, Tiffany did feel guilty for not contributing. At the moment, though, all those worries were a million miles from her mind.
Ryder kicked the door shut and juggled her slightly as he flipped the lock. The house still smelled of the cookies she’d baked earlier in the day, but the sweet scent of almond was nothing compared to the smell of her hot, sexy man. He exuded expensive cologne and sexy male. Kissing his chest, she fisted his shirt in her hand.
“You awake, kitten? We’re home.”
In a sleepy haze, she responded, “I haven’t had a real home in a long time.”
Lifting her slightly, he kissed her forehead. “Well, you got one now. Having you here makes a house worth having.”
“You say the sweetest things.”
“I love you,” he said, his voice rumbling in his chest. Peering down at her, his eyes were practically glowing with happiness…or maybe from the endless shots in celebration of Ace making the cut.
“I think that’s the alcohol talking, handsome.”
Heading straight to the bedroom, he set her on the bed and began peeling off her clothing. “I’m not the one who’s had too much to drink, sweetheart.”
Helping kick off her pants, she mumbled, “I’m not drunk. I providence…romance…promise.” Kicking wildly, she tried to get them over her boots, forgetting that they had been tucked in.
Kneeling down, Ryder gently pulled her boots off then her pants. “Yeah, you sure don’t sound too sober.”
He rose, and she immediately went for the snap on his jeans, since it was at eye level.
Smacking her hands away, Ryder began working her shirt and bra up and over her head. “Cut it out, sweetness. You ain’t gonna be playing with my cock tonight.”
Flopping back on the bed, wearing only her panties, she gazed up at him. “Are you getting naked?”
“I always sleep naked. You know that. You are in no condition to be trying to have sex.”
The idea that he could take advantage of her at this point in their relationship was sweet if not a little frustrating. She knew what she wanted, drinks or no drinks, but persuading her gorgeous biker would take some serious work.
“Maybe I could lay on your side with my legs spread. If your cock accidently fell into me, well, no one would have to know.”
Chuckling, he began tearing his clothing off. “How about we sleep and see who accidentally falls into who when you’re nice and sober?”




After their combustible meeting and escape from danger in the previous installment in the Blind Jacks series, readers become even more invested in this dynamic duo as they grow closer together.  When her past puts their future in doubt, and with enemy’s plotting and secrets changing the Club’s future, readers will be on the edge of their seats from the first page to the last.

Ryder never thought he’d find a woman worth settling down for, let alone a smart and strong-willed nurse.  The moment they met she put herself in danger to keep him safe and in turn he vows to keep her safe from the sadistic ex who refuses to let her go.  Now that they’re safely back within the security of the Club, Tiffany’s getting a glimpse of what being an Old Lady is like while Ryder and his Brothers deal with a threat to their President.  Just when their HEA seems within reach, her doubts and fears have him making a bold stand to prove he’s the only man for her.  Ryder’s a delicious hero, a bit rough around the edges but protective and devoted to Tiffany.  He longs to see the Club go legitimate but isn’t adverse to spilling a bit of blood to make it happen while keeping those he cares for safe.  He’s a talented dirty talker and together they burn up the sheets while he shows surprising charm through his subtly romantic words and deeds that endeared him to me.

Tiffany suffered a lot of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her ex, but she’s tired of running.  She’s tired of missing out on life and ready to be a part of Ryder’s life.  At least she was...but the more she sees how some of the Club women are treated and how carefree the Brothers are about spilling blood, she starts to have doubts.  Jealousy over his past women further fuels her self-doubts and leads her to finally standing on her own two feet in a bold decision that changes her views on violence and of herself.  Standing up for herself puts her directly in harm’s way, but she’s not alone as her newfound family supports her every step of the way.  Tiffany’s a likable heroine with a strong will that had me cheering her on in her confrontation with her ex.  I was frustrated by her judgments though when talking with the Club’s women, especially after getting to know them and learning of their adversities.  She’s a good match for Ryder despite their differences and through witty banter, erotically-charged encounters, and endless sexual tension they’re a couple whose HEA was well-worth the roller coaster ride to get there.

This was a scorching tale balanced beautifully with gripping suspense and unexpected twists and turns.  The battle with a rival Club, the nefarious plan directed towards their President, all kept me on the edge of my seat while bringing the Brothers together as a solid wall of support for each other.  The nefarious plan to harm Darkness was a heartless one but it brought out an endearing and loving side to the man that was compelling.  Darkness has always appeared cold and calculating but the unexpected change to his life has me looking forward to what comes next for him.  Seeing Ace again warmed my heart as he slowly works his way back into the Brotherhood.  For far too long he’s been punished for his brother’s crime and I loved seeing him finally happy and look forward to his burgeoning romance with a woman vastly different from himself.  He too is a sexy and charming bad boy and I am still drooling over him.  There was surprising heart throughout this story too as these gruff men showed their loving and protective sides time and again.  The only thing to mar my enjoyment was the outcome of Tiffany’s confrontation with her ex.  It was built up so much, it depicted him as truly sadistic and dangerous, but when she and the Club met him face to face it was a huge let down.  Her view of him changed, while the author tried to change our view too, but I was just left disappointed with the over the top culmination.  Despite that this was still an immensely enjoyable romance with a decadently delightful couple who kept me cheering them on from the first page to the last.  On a whole, I enjoyed the interactions with the Brothers, as well as the women of the Blind Jacks MC, and look forward to where the life-changing events that befell them here take us next.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Leading a nomadic life, I’ve been on the run from my rich ex-husband for years. I’ve learned every trick in the book, staying one step ahead of him and his trackers. He’s taken everything from me, and despite everything, I’ve managed to carve out a life. But he’s getting close again. It’s time to hit the road, to start over…but it looks like the universe has other plans.
As Sargent at Arms, stalking the crazy man trying to kill my MC brothers is part of my job description. Protecting the club is what I live for. Unfortunately, today I’m the loser in our never ending game of cat and mouse. The last thing I remember before waking up in the emergency room is staring up at the sky while bleeding out onto the cold, hard pavement. Then the pretty nurse walks in and turns my world sideways, and those soft hands know just how to handle a big, angry biker like me. With a psycho on my tail, the stakes couldn’t be higher. I know I should walk away, but self-preservation has never been much of a strong suit. As my enemy closes in, I’ve got no gun, three bullet holes, and absolutely zero patience left. The question is, who will be the one to sign my death warrant—the crazy-ass biker who’s gunning for me…or the sexy-as-sin nurse I’ve got a hard-on for?




J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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