[557]: Incandescent by River Savage

incandescentIncandescent [Knight’s Rebels MC, #1] by River Savage
Self-Published | Kindle Edition
August 9th, 2014
Adult Fiction | Romance | Erotica
Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


Phoenix ‘Nix’ Knight thought pulling his club out of the illegal shit his Pops got them into was difficult.

Until he meets Kadence.

Kadence Turner has no business lusting over a student’s father, especially the president of the Knights Rebels MC. Nix is crass, obnoxious and dangerously sexy and for some reason, Kadence can’t seem to hate him for it. The bossy biker breaks down her defenses, but unlike the old Kadence, the woman she is today won’t give in without a fight.

The tension is undeniable, the attraction fierce. A man that wants what he wants and a woman that will fight him every step of the way.


I have a weakness for tattooed bikers. I don’t know what it is about them that make them irresistible. Never mind that they tend to be Neanderthals in and out of the bedroom. Never mind that they expect you to drop everything when they snap their fingers. But the more I sit here and think about why I find them irresistible, the more I realize it’s not so much as the men I’m attracted to, but the thrill of seeing them brought to their knees. Usually, by women.  

…I could try and tell myself that it’s a legitimate reason, but I know I’m lying. Truth is, I have this unhealthy addiction to men in leather chaps jackets.  And may have this sick fantasy of being ordered around. The thing is, I’m tired of cracking the whip. I deal with it enough at work. And my husband is a lamb. We rarely, rarely ever fight. So perhaps, that’s the underlying reason why I like reading books like these in the comfort of my darkened closet. 

Anyway.

I wish I can tell you what the story is about. Unfortunately, for an introduction to a series, the plot was relatively wrinkle free. These type of books are a dime a dozen. But once in a while, an author will attempt creativity by giving it their own spin. Therein lies the problem. They try so hard to make them less of a cliché by removing the drugs and crime elements of it.  But then again, I don’t know any bikers in real life. I’m fed with the information I read in Erotica books. They tell me bikers are baaaad to the bone. They deal with drugs, prostitution – or worse, human trafficking. The Knight Rebels are do-gooders.  Short of helping your grandma cross the road, they could be altar boys. They help abused women leave their violent homes. Their territory is drug free. However, as much as I admire them, the attempt at being different loses their MC street cred.  They’re not lame, per se. Just…tame.

Nix is every bit your stereotypical leader of the pack. You can’t pick him in a line up of every MC prez you’ve ever had the pleasure of reading in the past. Kadence is a…wait for it…school teacher, but far from prim and proper. Over all, this book is enjoyable enough. It doesn’t require that much thinking, or empathy. You just go with it. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

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  • Sara Walker

    I read this one recently as well. I certainly did a lot of eye rolling. Nix wasn’t even all that aggressive. Really he was pretty passive. Meh- it was amusing enough at the time.

  • Jazmen

    Definitely doesn’t sound worth my time. I’m passing on this one for sure!

  • I haven’t gotten into the motorcycle thing yet so this would probably a good one for me-the reason I haven’t read them is because of their reputation for drugs, crime, violence etc. So maybe someday I will try one. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • And I just saw the 2 stars-probably not going to be reading this one!

  • Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings

    I’ve read SO MANY of these books so I know exactly what you mean–they’re really enjoyable but they’re not the most thought-provoking romances. Still, I sometimes enjoy these and tattooed bikers are definitely up my alley. 😉

  • I have one question, Joy: Is there anything underneath those chaps when you picture your fantasy biker? Lol! I want to be ordered around a bit too, in theory. My husband is the easy-going sort, as well, unless it’s something he cares about and then he’s pretty stubborn. Wished this one stood out for you more. Great honest review! 🙂

  • Hahaha. That intro is awesome. 🙂 I admit, the idea of tame bikers kind of…ruins the fun of bikers?

  • Ah yes, hard to resist some tatted bikers

  • A weakness a lot of women have, so you’re in good company. 😉 Sorry it wasn’t what you were wanting!

  • That is a great weakness to have, though 😉 Thank you for sharing about this book Joy. <3 So sorry that you were disappointed by this one : That is never any fun, sigh. Not a book for me ;p stunning review, as always 🙂

  • I do like not thinking books but…I just do not know

  • Maybe they’re just weekend bikers? We have those here in my small town, unfortunately NONE Of them are hot. Beer bellies, bad facial hair, they look like they’re in need of aloe lotion and a good scrub down. Only in books are they sexy

  • Now see Joy, I really would like to give this one a try ESPECIALLY since that guy on the cover is just like…WOW. But I’m not sure about the whole “tame” thing which really does make me think they are a tad bit on the “lame” side. I want a book to make me FEEL, yo. Is that too much to ask? Teehee sorry for going all ranty on you. 😉

  • Hm, I am not one for these kind of books but I know they appeal to a lot of people for whatever reason it is. It’s a shame this one was kind of typical and not too interesting, but just another book :/

  • I have a weekness for tattooed bikers too, but I can’t get into biker club romances. :/ Sorry to hear this one was the same ole thing.

  • Melliane

    Oh I had a biker book today and I’m so curious about it because I heard so much about it. soon!

  • kindlemom1

    Wonderful honest review Joy! And like Jenny, I love that quote down there! 😛 Funny how in books we can like the total opposite of what we like in a real relationship huh? 😛

  • Jenny @ Supernatural Snark

    “Truth is, I have this unhealthy addiction to men in leather chaps jackets.”

    *snort* LOVE IT JOY! I find myself attracted to all sorts of book boyfriends that are different from my husband, I think that’s part of the fun. He always seems to find actresses that look nothing like me attractive, so there you go 😉 I think I would enjoy this one, I’m in the mood for something that’s just sheer entertainment:)

  • “I’m attracted to, but the thrill of seeing them brought to their knees. Usually, by women. ”
    YEAH, this is definitely a reason why I would want to read about these bikers as well. Haha.
    But aww that sucks that they aren’t as authentic or bad boys as they could have been. I do like that they are do-gooders and help people in need though.
    Great review, Joy! 🙂

  • Hehehe loved the part about you cracking the whip, go Joy! At least this one doesn’t stick with bikey stereotypes but makes them do gooders.

  • I’m finding it hard to imagine a completely morally correct do-gooder biker gang. Sometimes it is best to stick to the tried and tested formula of things. I hope your next read is more enjoyable. 🙂

  • A shame you felt this one was lacking a bit Joy, I get what you mean though, you do expect them to be badasses!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace