Review~First Ride by Tara Oakes

Title: First Ride 
Series: The Slayers MC #1
Author: Tara Oakes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 167
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch

Dawson McCade is used to having to fight for everything. He fought hard for his position as the President of one of the most ruthless, bad-ass, outlaw motorcycle clubs… the Riverdale chapter of the SLAYERS, MC.
He’s prepared to fight with everything he has against the newest threat to his organization… the Conquistadors drug cartel as it begins to move in on his club’s territory.
One thing he’s not used to fighting, though, is against himself. Ever since the moment he first laid eyes on the innocent, angelic, Molly Donovan, his world’s been thrown upside down.
He’s a killer, an animal, with dark demons buried deep. Demons that he’s used to help fuel the drive that’s gotten him to where he is in life. He’s not looking for redemption, he’s not looking for temptation… hell, he IS the temptation.
Molly, his “angel”, brings a whole new threat to Dawson’s life. One that can’t be fought on the outside like everything else he’s used to. She’s going to cause a war within him, one that’s more dangerous and terrifying to him than the bullets that the Conquistadors are sending his way.

The Slayers MC are soldiers, fighters. Dawson’s going to need every single bit of those things to lead both his club and his heart to victory.


This is the first work that I’ve read by this author. I love MC romance and believe that there is a certain way to write it correctly. At least, as far as my enjoyment of it. This is sort of a novella in length. Less than 200 pages.

What I liked:

Dawson is really a kind guy to his heroine. From the beginning.

I liked the banter between the MC brothers.

I liked the heroine’s devotion to her family.

What I didn’t like:

The insta-love. It was a little hard to buy into.

It was too short.

I liked the book and will look for the next installment in the series.

Attractive woman reading a book

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>