Welcome to Northern Nevada. The scenery is idyllic, the people are friendly and three Motorcycle Clubs rule the tri-city area between Reno, Carson City, and Lake Tahoe with an iron fist. Gisela wasn’t introduced to the thug life, she was born into it. The daughter of an American gangster, her life has been carefully orchestrated with private education, a law degree and now a respectable law firm she co-founded with Kyra Hughes, her best friend. Life is good until her high school sweetheart walks through the door of Jackson & Hughes and decides to turn her world upside down. Cillian is not an average criminal, he was brought up in the Lucifer’s Saints MC and is now V.P. of a powerful criminal enterprise. He’s no stranger to mayhem yet only one woman has ever made him feel worthy of redemption. He’s a survivor and luck has always been on his side until he is arrested and charged with the murder of an undercover ATF agent. His complicated life becomes more than he can handle when he is forced to face the only woman who has ever turned him inside out. An unconventional love story, unfinished business between these two passionate people—physical, emotional and professional—will spark a fuse that will leave a path of death and destruction in its wake.
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Now, I found myself in the same position with Cillian, and I couldn’t do it again. Not only because of Brianna but because I was in love with the fucking guy.
“Leave Brianna and we’ll pick up this conversation at another time. Until that happens…I don’t think I can do this.” My voice was small but firm.
He crawled over my body so he could face me. “Now you’re not playing fair. I told you I would leave her and I will. You can’t deny me—I won’t be able to do this without knowing you’re by my side.”
“And I will be when that Irish bitch is out of your life.” I gritted my teeth together. “You left me in a foreign country for her, and drop kicked my ass outta your life. Now, I’m supposed to drop everything because you give me a few empty promises after mind blowing sex? I want to believe you but we’ve got too damn much history between us, babe. I need to see some actions before I commit to anything.”
Cillian smiled wryly. “Always the fucking attorney. Fine, I’ll show you actions but you better keep up your end of the bargain.”
I turned over onto my side away from him. “Don’t worry about me. Unlike you, I don’t make promises I can’t keep.”
“Deadly Seduction” by Selene Chardou is a love story, but not your typical love story. This one is all about the inner workings of hardcore motorcycle clubs in the Northern Nevada area…specifically the MC known as “Lucifer’s Saints” and the struggle of Cillian and Gisela in their fight to reclaim lost love.
I LOVED the concept of this story…and holy HOTNESS Cillian, pronounced Kill-e-an, even has an Irish brogue, so ya know I’m just picturing Mr. Hotness Colin Farrell…as badass biker man Cillian. Gisela, not unknown to crime life, as her Father is a “mafia crime boss” of sorts… is a tough, no nonsense attorney whose life was specifically mapped out by her parents for her to attend law school and become an attorney all to help her Father and his associates circumvent the law in future illegal activities.
So, like I said, great story concept…motorcycle clubs, hot dangerous guys riding bikes and lots of sex! And Selene doesn’t pull any punches…nothing is sugar coated; I’m not kidding, murder, drugs and gun running… Selene keeps the story very real and completely within the context of the subject to what she’s writing about; this ain’t rainbows and unicorns and glittery rays of sunshine. Now, with everything I liked about “Deadly Seduction”, there were just a few things I really didn’t like… waaaaay too much information crammed in the first couple of chapters, too many other MC (motorcycle club) names, too many other member names AND their history and backstories, it was just so much to take in…. I had to keep going back and forth to try to make sense of it and finally just gave up… I know it was probably to set up future books, but I wish Selene would have just left off most of the information and concentrated more on Cillian and Gisela. Also, I didn’t like Cillian as much as I usually like the leading alpha male character, he just didn’t seemed a bit wishy-washy at times and just as I was getting past that…he goes and pulls a really dick move just when he and Gisela get their relationship back on track. I won’t say what it was he did, but with already being on the fence with his character….after that, I just really couldn’t find anything to like about him at all.
Overall, “Deadly Seduction” is a love story with so much reality I have to wonder if Selene Chardou isn’t a “Motorcycle Mama” herself! It’s gritty, it’s realistic and it’s hardcore like nothing I’ve ever read before.
3 Stars ~Kathy
Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.
Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.
She is currently working on The Will to Love, the second novel in the Scarlet Fever Series, which chronicles the relationship of Will Cullen and Laurel Munsen. She is also working on Deadly Seduction, the first novel in The Rough Riders series, which chronicles the issues between three Motorcycle Clubs, and various criminal elements in the tri-city area of Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City in Northern Nevada.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.