Running Blind Audiobook by SE Jakes (Review)

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Review of: Running Blind
SE Jakes

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On February 15, 2019
Last modified:February 14, 2019


Running Blind Audiobook

By: SE Jakes

Narrated by: Mark Larchmont

Riptide Publishing 2/04/2019

Running Blind Audiobook

4 Hearts rating image Hot Listens

Havoc Series #2

6 hrs and 11 mins

genre: M?M Romantic Suspense

Running Blind Audiobook Sample

Running Blind Book Audiobook

4.0 Hearts

He’s a dead man. One MC thinks he’s a traitor and he’s hiding what he really is to yet another. All while trying to help his brother. Talk about an adrenaline rush. I craved this one so much and it didn’t stint on the gut-clenching thrills and hot and dirty-style romance in the biker world.

Running Blind is book two in the Havoc series. In a pinch, it could be read out of order, but I thought it had a natural build on the book before it which has ties to the author’s other series set in the MC world..

Running Blind picks up time-wise after the events of Running Wild, but shifts to two new characters and all new conflicts involving the Havoc MC.
Linc, the best friend of the hero in book one goes missing and his brother Bram, in spite of his own troubles, comes running. He’s an ATF agent who was embedded in a hellish world of an outlaw biker club for two years.

Sweet knows that Bram is their way to Linc and that Bram is all kinds of trouble. He can’t help himself. From the very beginning this wild guy with death in his eyes and a nothing left to lose attitude is the first one to move him in years. He has given everything for Havoc and it has his full loyalty and duty, but for once he wants this for himself though he knows he should keep his distance from Bram.

This author is the queen of tough, gritty, hard spot situation romantic suspense. Her heroes are rough and wild and unapologetic. They are broken men who live on the edge, but they have a sense of honor. I’ve enjoyed several of her books in this world and her other romantic suspense worlds. There’s pulse-pumping sizzling hot loving and edge of your seat action. I like the pinch of suspense, but also that these are not easy and light. The characters are flawed and they challenge each other and never make it easy.

The clash between biker clubs and the setting of the Havoc world was well done as was the way the characters interacted with each other. The camaraderie of the Havoc brothers but also with a few other peripheral characters was great.

All in all, this fast-paced rush of a story pulled me in and left my pulse-pounding. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. Those who like firecracker hot and gritty m/m biker romantic suspense should give this book/series a try.

Running Blind Audiobook Narration

4.0 Hearts

The narration for the series shifted to a new narrator, Mark Larchmont. I’ve not listened to any of his work before, but my wariness of starting with a new narrator was laid to rest pretty quickly. I enjoyed the way he voiced Bram and Sweet. He got some rough qualities into his voice and he was able to get the tone and pace right for this series world of outlaw bikers.

SE JakesSE Jakes writes m/m romance. She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want. She lives in New York with her family and most days, she can be found happily writing (in bed). No really…
SE Jakes is the pen-name of New York Times Bestselling Author Stephanie Tyler (and half of Sydney Croft!)

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Mark LarchmontMark Larchmont. Passionate, Connected, Engaging Audiobook Narrator for Romance and Erotica

My thanks to Riptide Publishing for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Sophia Rose
Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.


    • Thanks, Debbie!

      I was waiting for this book for a while so I was glad to get it. 🙂

  1. Sounds like a great story. I love romantic suspense. It has been a while since I had a good M/M one. I’ll have to give this series a try.

    • They are a huge adrenaline rush and her characters are something else. LOL Hope you like them if you get the chance.

  2. I can’t think of the last time I read a Motorcycle book. I like that the heroes are rough and wild but that they have honor!

    • I don’t get to as many these days, either, Heidi. I was so glad she came back and continued this series after I enjoyed book one.

  3. I haven’t read many biker romance stories but I like them at times. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one.

  4. I’ve got a few biker books in my tbr and most have been there for ages. Just not sure about the biker thing. I grew up with movies like The Born Losers and they are just portrayed horribly. But I do want to try or I wouldn’t keep buying them!

  5. I’m not a bif m/m reader but it sounds good!

    • It was quite the rush, but probably not one you’d want to jump into. These guys definitely can’t keep their hands or anything else to themselves. 🙂

  6. Nice review Sophia. I tried an MC book once and didn’t care for it (different author), I just can’t get into the anti-hero all that much. But I do love this author! Glad you enjoyed.

    • I can understand that one, Jen. I’ve startled a handful of MC series and not continued because the MC stuffed crossed a line with me. I don’t mind guys who cross the line with the law (in fiction), but it depends on the line if that makes sense. If they aren’t hurting others and just doing their own thing even if its different- fine, but abuse, slavery, running drugs, etc, nope. Jakes tends to blend hers with undercover law enforcement stuff or biker clubs protecting their town from bad bikers so I can go with that. 🙂

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