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--- You always want what you can’t have. ---David. Catholic. Gay. Set on keeping his purity ring.Raja. Biker. Manwhore. Never refuses a bet.David has always tried to be the best son his parents could dream of. Always at church on Sunday. Always eager to help with the garden. Always trying his best at school. Prim, proper, innocent, and kind.But deep inside of him, there is--- You always want what you can’t have. ---David. Catholic. Gay. Set on keeping his purity ring.Raja. Biker. Manwhore. Never refuses a bet.David has always tried to be the best son his parents could dream of. Always at church on Sunday. Always eager to help with the garden. Always trying his best at school. Prim, proper, innocent, and kind.But deep inside of him, there is a yearning planted by the devil himself, and when a cocky, foul-mouthed biker pulls him a step too far, David doesn’t fall into the abyss. He leaps.Raja is all he’s ever dreamed of, yet didn’t dare voice. Older, dangerous, a wall of muscle with a grip so strong David can’t resist him no matter how hard he tries.As a freshly appointed president of a motorcycle club on the verge of ruin, Raja has a lot to live up to. Being gay doesn’t do him any favors in terms of commanding the respect of his men. He has his way of compensating though.Always first in a fight.Always bragging about his sexual conquests.Always up for a bet.Daring, tattooed, sexy, and unapologetic.After he boasts he can have any man he wants, he gets challenged to hook up with the preppy guy wallflowering at a party. Raja can’t wait to pop the innocent cutie’s cherry. But when he finds out the guy is his friend’s younger brother, life gets a whole lot messier. Why is the one guy who should be off-limits always the most tempting?POSSIBLE SPOILERS:Themes: Outlaw motorcycle club, organized crime, religion, homophobia, bet, good boy meets bad boy, coming outGenre: M/M romance, suspenseLength: ~100,000 wordsWARNING: This book contains steamy sexual content and graphic violence....

Title : Heart Ripper: Coffin Nails MC
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Heart Ripper: Coffin Nails MC Reviews

  • Judith
    2018-10-10 11:08

    4.5 Stars.A bet,that would change both their lives...David...Catholic,Gay,Virgin.Raja...Biker,Manwhore.Well,this is totally my thing.If there's one thing I love in M/M books it's when one is innocent and one is experienced.....very experienced..Oh,the possibilities,and this definitely delivered.Raja is the newly appointed President of the Coffin Nails MC chapter in Toledo.He's a total Manwhore and is unapologetic about it,always up for a challenge.So when a club member puts a bet his way,he can't resist.David is 18,a good Catholic boy....a virgin.He tries so hard to be the good son his religious parents want him to be.What happens when the dirty biker and the good boy get it on??And what happens when Raja finds out David is his best friends young brother??This is just delicious.Not as dark as some of the books in this series,consentrating more on David and Raja's relationship.It's no secret I love these Authors and I cannot recommend their books enough....***Arc from Author***

  • K.A. Merikan
    2018-10-18 10:59

    Are you ready for the fluffiest Sex&Mayhem book? :) <3 <3 <3 Heart Ripper! Book 9 in the series is coming June 15th!PRE-ORDER!!! ***CHECK OUT CHAPTER 1! - song makes me think of the couple in there:"He's so tall and handsome as hellHe's so bad but he does it so well"Pinterest :D

  • Tanu Gill
    2018-09-30 02:53

    This was a good one, after a lot of misses for me. I liked the shy David, and I quite liked the cocky Raja, and he was Indian! Though only by ethnicity, not by nature. ;)The plot was interesting enough, if not so driving to make me sit on the edge of my seat, like the first two books did, but good nonetheless.

  • Ele
    2018-09-24 07:01

    "I bet you a bike wash you can't get a blowjob out of him. He's got virgin-forever painted all over his face."And that's how the sweetest installment in the Sex & Mayhem series starts. With a bet. Don't let the title fool you. Heart Ripper is sweet and romantic, but it maintains the authors' gritty style. There is fluff, but there's also raw passion and tension.We only took a glimpse of David in Split but I knew! I knew that the preppy, clean cut young man was going to have a story and it would be spectacular. David is a good boy. On the outside. Because on the inside, he feels all kinds of bad. He tries and tries and tries to keep everyone happy, and be what his family and the church want from him. But he can't supress who he is anymore. And after his first blowjob encounter with Raja, the purity ring on his finger starts to lose its meaning.There's something truly genuine about David's story, and I absolutely loved how the authors handled it. He came a long, long way in this book. He does a lot of self-searching, he questions things, he's morphing into his true self. All this without losing his faith, but finding what it really means for him instead. And that journey to self-discovery and self-acceptance was a beautiful thing to watch.It's interesting what K.A.Merikan did here. David and Hunter (from Split) are products of the same environment, yet they turned out to be so different. They both became amazing men, but by following so different paths.Raja is....well he is the big bad wolf here who succesfully proceeds to debauche David. It might have started as a bet, but it ended up being everything. When Raja's homophobic, racist club, the Rabid Hogs, came to an end, and transformed into a chapter of Coffin Nails MC, Raja becomes the president. Being openly gay and having to make the club that counts only a few members, successful, is a lot. Last thing he needs is the All-American looking twink in his way.I loved the romance in this book. These two might be completely different, but they really clicked. Raja might claim to be a shallow manwhore, but you can tell that he is a man of integrity in his own way. Plus, he is possessive and protective towards David and I loved it.And David. David might be young but he loves Raja in a very mature, irrevocable, and desperate way. Raja is it for him, period."This man would be the center of his universe now, and everything would be fine. He had the right to make that choice."The sex is very dirty here, with an extra dose of dirty talk. David likes to be a little humiliated during sex, and Raja is there to please.“You are a dirty little boy who will tell me what exactly should go where...”Yup. That dirty.There is a swoon worthy scene towards the end, a lot of sexting, and Lucky that messes things up for everyone. Or maybe not?And fine, someone dies. But don't worry, he had it coming. Like I said, it is a sweet book, but for Merikan standards. I don't think that the authors are capable for pure fluff. And that's a very good thing.Bottom line, I absolutely loved David and Raja's story. Highly recommended!*Review cross-posted on Gay Book Reviews.*

  • Dia
    2018-09-22 04:08

    5 HOT stars - I loved this story! Another great book by K.A. MerikanRaja- sexy dark haired president of his motorcycle club in Toledo. David:- a 18 years old sweet man, about to get into priesthood. He's so attracted to Raja that he falls for him HARD and FAST!After reading its presentation, I couldn't wait to read this story! It has all the things I love in MM stories: virgin catholic boy ready to become a priest AND a motorcycle manwhore with a dirty mind! Plus a BET that's going to spice things up!I must admit this story was hotter than I expected. From the beginning I was glued to the pages, as Raja tossed with the young and inexperienced sweet boy. And what a game it was! Their messages made me chuckle and the sex was electric!Things got so far pretty fast and neither expected the HUGE attraction nor the consequences of their fling. I was sorry for David's broken heart and also for Raja's attempts to make himself trusted again. The betrayal and the chase kept me up at night turning the pages so fast!Overall it was a hot book, with a lot of action, suspense and a VERY sweet epilogue. I can't believe how much I loved these characters! Oh, and I think the cover suits the story perfectly!

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2018-10-04 04:57

    This is my third Sex & Mayhem book and my favorite. David is such a dirty boy. I loved his innocence and the way he was virgin putty in Raja's capable hands. And Raja. That bastard is all tats and beard and muscle. He oozes raw masculinity and confidence. Raja takes David apart. And David wants to be taken. Raja's a serious fuckwatt at the end, and I wanted to kill him. Then lick him. Because the fucker is infuriating but so very HOT.Heart Ripper is not really romantic in the traditional sense, but I don't expect hearts & candy from this series. What I expect is edge, heat, and sex, and that's what I got.This book is ridiculously SEXY. It's SEXY(infinity)^2. Despite the drama in the last chapter, I loved what came of it. Raja needed a wake-up call. I liked seeing Lucky & Tooth again, but the epilogue was kind of a let down (in spite of the HEA). Closer to 3.75 stars, rounded up because reasons (see image above).

  • Chelsea
    2018-09-27 11:00

    Reread - August 2017 - possibly a little slower for me this time around but I still enjoyed it a lot. The dirty talk is delicious! 4.5 absolute adoring hearts! Buddy Read with Breann and Fantasy! We had a lot of fun fawning over David, getting hot under the collar with Raja's dirty talk, and cheering loudly when certain people got punched in the face!This was truly a sweet and fluffy Merikan book. However that being said there's still some dismemberment, but it wouldn't be a ‘sex and mayhem’ book otherwise ;-)So first off let me introduce you to David and Raja:Everyone meet David,David is an eighteen year old boy who has been raised in a conservative catholic family. His brother is Hunter (who was the hero in ‘Split’), a member of the Coffin Nails MC (‘CNMC’) Detroit chapter. David goes along to Hunter’s new sons baby shower, along with all of these CNMC members. Here he meets Raja and ends up doing dirty dirty things!1 "I’m a dirty boy, I want it."Yea you do! Seriously though, David was such a cutie. He is naive, but honest with himself once he learnt to overlook the restrictions his parents had placed on him. Obviously he annoyed the shit out of me when he was clouded by all the opinions he’d been led to believe, but more on that later. I loved seeing David come out of his shell and make a version of himself that was just for him. It was very well done.Everyone meet Raja, Raja is the newly appointed president of the Coffin Nails MC Toledo chapter. He’s struggling to get his small chapter of 5 men up and running while trying to prove his worth as a gay president. He is a self-proclaimed manwhore and loves it! When he’s at Hunter's baby shower, Raja feels the need to prove he’s still a ‘man’ even though he’s gay (queue eye roll) and makes a bet with one of his men that he could get any man to suck his cock. Here enters David.Raja is one sexy Mo-fo, every sex had me in overdrive and his dirty talk… good! Raja moaned and grasped David’s hair tighter. His muscled stomach flexed so beautifully that David couldn’t help but gasp against the thick shaft. “It’s gonna plow both your holes today. Can you imagine it pushing your ass apart?”I really like how Raja wants to protect David, but not smother him. He wants David to explore what it means to be himself. Once they decide to be together though, Raja brings out that possessiveness, which had my toes curling in delight. Even though I liked Raja, it was definitely because he grew on me. Being an out and proud manwhore, he doesn't treat David extremely well in the beginning, and I felt nervous about the inevitable fallout his actions would cause. I like how things resolved though. Good for David! One reason I was hesitant to read this book was the religious themes involved. Hearing about gay boys (and girls) hating themselves and being hated on makes me so angry, especially when it's disguised under the banner of ‘love’ and what's ‘best for you’. Now don't get me wrong, I think spirituality is an important part of many people's lives, but religion is organised by people, and people can be judgmental ignorant pricks who should not enforce their opinions where it's not welcomed. It feels a lot like brainwashing, which was why is was so interesting to see David start to question his opinions and beliefs when faced with a world away from his parents influence. Poor David and his inner conflict…. It hurt to read.“There are facilities where I can be helped with my… feelings. I’m just not ready to go, but it looks like I’ll have to, because it’s spinning out of control.” Raja’s jaw clenched. “What facilities?”“There’s even something like a summer camp where I would go for a few months , do therapy, and not be a pervert anymore. There’s lots of people who have succeeded.”This book had some great moments that had me jumping up and down in my seat. I was literally grinning like a loon when Raja comes help David out with a certain situation gone wrong at church, it was ah-mazing!!Some people may think this book was too long, I didn't notice the length but I can understand their thoughts. I could've kept on reading for the delicious sex alone! It takes a great book to make you invest and physically feel all the emotions the characters are feeling. It might be because the religion issue is close to my heart, but I was definitely invested! This book was ridiculously fun, ridiculously sexy and ridiculously infuriating. Highly recommend!!! See Breann and Fantasy's review here on the blog.

  • Jewel
    2018-10-02 03:02

    So...KA Merikan can do sweet & fluffy in a gritty MC series. Who knew?! Don't worry, there's still plenty of blood and violence, so fans of this series won't be disappointed -- and someone dies (and no I am not going to tell you who)! This is how you know this is a KA Merikan novel, after all!Raja -- bad boy and manwhore of a gay biker. He takes shit from no one. He fucks who he wants and prefers Grindr to actual dates. Raja found himself president of his motorcycle club chapter after their former president and VP were killed. But not everyone is overjoyed to have a gay president, so most of their members left and Raja needs to bring it back from the brink. He has a lot of pressure on him to expand and make his club a real club again. But not everyone is overjoyed to have a gay president, so Raja has his work cut out for him. After making a stupid bet with one of his friends, that he could fuck any guy he wanted, his friend picks the timid looking geeky boy across the room. No problem, right? Right.And David...a very young 18 years old. He's been not just sheltered, but shackled (in every way but physically) by his very conservative, very religious, very overbearing Catholic parents. After figuring out that he's not ever going to be what his parents want, he decides to move in with his older brother Hunter and his fiance Asty to help care for their newborn son (and they named their son after Asty's deceased brother, Bell, which made my heart melt a little). Meeting Raja was like sending a nuclear bomb into a volcano and David just can't imagine ever getting enough.I liked Heart Ripper, I did. I thought it was sweet and I loved visiting with Lucky and Tooth, again. But there were a couple things that kinda bugged me. Raja came out to his club when he was nominated for president. He wanted to make sure no one had a problem with it. That's fair. But most did, so instead of electing someone else, they all left. That made little sense to me. It would have made more sense for Spin to be president and Raja either VP, or maybe, Raja should have joined the Detroit chapter of Coffin Nails, with Hunter, since they are more gay tolerant. The other thing that bugged me was David seemed so young! He was 18, but his lack of life experience made him seem younger. So I had some issues, at first, with his his relationship with Raja, who is not only ten years older, but loads more experienced in everything. But David does grow up rather fast, once he gets away from his parents, so later in the book I had many fewer issues. He did seem to come into his own. So I was only creeped out for a little while. That said, I loved Raja. He comes off as superficial, at first, but this man has layers. He has depth and a caring soul. David brought out his possessiveness, and Raja really opened up to him. And he'd never trusted anyone that much before. It was the same for David, too. He was innocent, but once he got a taste he quickly figured out what he wanted. He starts out very naive, but he does find some backbone later that made me very proud of him. He made Raja work for his affections and made sure Raja knew that he had some self respect. All in all, Heart Ripper is a fine addition to the Sex & Mayhem series!-------ARC of Heart Ripper was generously provided by the authors, in exchange for an honest review.

  • ☙ percy ❧
    2018-09-20 09:08

    omg guys i 5-starred a contemporary, it's a christmas miracle

  • Christelle
    2018-09-30 05:01

    I'm gonna be in the minority here, but what can I say...I struggled to finish this book. Bikers and MC s'stories are not something I usually go for (must be a cultural thing and tbh, I don't really like main characters being drug or arm traffickers), so that must explains a bit why I couldn't relate to the story (even though it's not about the club). I also struggled with these bets and I didn't find Raja and David's relationship believable.It had good moments for me, but they were spoiled by all the times I wanted to DFN :-( Sorry for all the fans of this series !

  • Denise H.
    2018-10-08 09:11

    * The Coffin Nails Motorcycle Club men are back ! * Yes ! * We met the Toledo's club Prez. Raja previously, and now he's visiting Detroit's members, where Hunter's brother, 18 yr. old David, has graduated high school.David is a good Catholic boy, wears a purity ring, and is beautiful. Lately his feelings are at war within himself, plus he's attracted to older, exotic, bearded, super gorgeous, openly gay, Raja. We have amazing characters, a study of opposites attracting, and this book has some serious dirty-talk, hot sexiness and fabulous first times for David. Raja's reputation as a one-niter is well earned, but once he is with David, no one else appeals to him. Each man fights his inner struggles; questions his own long held beliefs and each wants to explore new possibilities. Did I tell you the sex is hot ?? Oh yeah, baby, it is ! We get what we want form these authors every time - great stories - dirty words - action - graphic violence - and sizzling sex - all of which are essential in a biker tale. David and Raja simply "fit", they are totally made for each other. David evolves over the next months, as he gains strength and independence. We see them deal with parents, a sleazy priest, and a bitter club member.I highly recommend this terrific story of unlikely lovers ! ENJOY ! =========================================I've read the whole series, but each book can stand alone. Thanks Judith for the Rec ! ==============================================

  • Sybil aka Lala
    2018-09-26 03:00

    I bet you…I bet you that you will find it extremely difficult not to fall for these two guys together. David is all innocence and good intentions while Raja is all jaded cynicism and very dirty intentions. Together they are all delicious sexual tension and cuteness.I bet you that you won’t be able to keep from saying: Fuck yeah! There was no question that I would adore Raja – K.A. Merikan have a talent for writing gruff alphas who can also be incredibly sweet and vulnerable without losing an ounce of their masculinity. It was David I thought I’d be having issues with. I thought that all his hellfire and damnation ways would become annoying but instead David showed a lot of strength and backbone.I bet you that you won’t be able to keep from biting your lip and fanning yourself. I’ve come to expect a certain level of weirdness from K.A. Merikan and their character’s bedtime shenaningans but this book didn’t have that. Instead they brought the angst and frustration that only this kind of taboo, secret can affair can provide. Watching David be coaxed out of his shell by Raja and his filthy words was as erotic as it was hot as it was exciting.I bet you won’t be able to keep that big ole’ stupid grin off your face. This book wasn’t as violent or gritty as I’ve come to expect from these authors and in this case I didn’t mind going without it. I was perfectly content just to be pulled into Raja and David’s story and all the supporting characters with their humour and support and banter. I had my moments of righteous indignation and eye rolling and wanting to pimp slap certain characters into another religion but mostly this book had me wrapped up in the warm fuzzies.This was yet another extremely entertaining read from K.A. Merikan that comes highly recommended!(ARC provided by authors in exchange for an honest review)

  • Nichole (DirrtyH)
    2018-10-08 06:17

    So I guess I'm in the minority here.The premise sounded like something I would love. I love "the virgin and the whore" type of stories. The straight-laced Catholic boy with the big bad biker dude? Sign me up.But I was probably never going to love this book. The anti-Christian sentiments in it made me uncomfortable. David's brother and his wife are Satanists and they name their baby Beelzebub. I try to be open minded and this alone wouldn't have ruined a book for me, but I admit to not enjoying those characters very much. It also bugged me a little that David was so straight-laced he wore a purity ring, but then he would go home and jerk off. That's not how chastity works, guys. (Not saying David wouldn't jerk off, just that he should have felt guilty about it because you're definitely not supposed to.) This book was also a little on the dirty side for my tastes. Some of you love books with tons of raunchy sex, but I kind of got over that after the first couple of years reading this genre. It doesn't really do much for me anymore.So for those reasons, this book probably wasn't for me anyway.But the reason I DNF'd is not because of the story or the characters. It was because of the writing.It's not good, you guys. I hate to say that because I know there are a lot of K.A. Merikan fans out there, but the dialogue reads like it was written by someone who is not a native English speaker.* And the writing itself is sloppy. Lots of run-on sentences, things that needed to be cut, tightened up, re-worded. Formatting problems. There were lots of scenes were David and Raja text, and sometimes the texts were italicized and sometimes they weren't, no rhyme or reason to it at all.I think self-publishing is a viable route. I don't automatically dismiss a book because it's self-published. But a lot of self-pubbing authors are cutting corners and I think that's a disservice to the genre. Even worse is the legions of fans who either don't notice or don't care. If we as readers don't demand a minimum standard of quality, then we're going to continue to get subpar books. I mean, if you can get away with writing a story that's less than your best, and you can sell hundreds of copies without ever paying for an editor or a proof-reader, then why wouldn't you?I'm not cool with that. If you expect people to pay for your work, then you should make sure that work is the best you can possibly give them. And I'm not even necessarily saying that paying for a professional editor is essential. But if you're not going to do that, then you better have several alpha and beta readers helping you to polish it. You can't just scribble out a book and then say "ta-da!" (Except that you can, because like I said, most readers apparently don't care.)**DNF at 60%.*I see now that this writing team are Polish. I'm not saying that ESL speakers shouldn't write in English, or set their stories in English speaking countries. Just that if you're going to write in your non-native language, then get a native speaker to go over it for you and help you with the dialogue.**Please note that this review is not directed at any one particular author. This is a trend I'm noticing and this is the venue I chose to air my frustration. I do not intend this review to be in any way disrespectful toward the authors of this particular book. It is not directed specifically at them.

  • ♣️ Lynda ♣️
    2018-10-05 04:56

    4.5 StarsWhat a great installment in the Sex and Mayhem series. This book was not as dark as previous books. There was still lots of hot sex and romance.I can hardly think about anything else but youDavid is so sweet. He is a natural pleaser but has grown up in such a strict Christian environment he's scared of what he's feeling and thinks something is terribly wrong with him. His parents, which we met in Split are still the same assholes they were before. I cried for David when he tried to confide in a Priest for help and it was thrown back in his face.So a cocksucker should beRaja is sexy, has no qualms about being a total manwhore, and his Grindr account gets used regularly. David has thrown him off his game. He's not expecting to become attached to the virginal Christian boy.This is a great story!! We get a look at most of the Detroit Chapter men. Lucky is still such a little shit and Milk still comes across as bi but in denial.I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Angela
    2018-09-24 06:53

    Oh these books. This is close to 4 stars for me so rounding up.I still get messed up in my head a bit at times with some of the language. It interrupts the flow a bit when a person says something that isn't an American term and the character is American. Obviously it's fine with the Guns N Boys series because they aren't American. I volunteer to go through any story and help with the correct terms. We use Band Aids, Tylenol and Neosporin after beating the shit out people who touch our property. We aren't "keen" on things. Instead, we really like that shit. Sometimes reading badass, murdering bikers speaking proper English just messes it up a bit. Still a good story though.

  • River
    2018-10-16 10:08

    3.5 stars For some reason I ended up reading most books in this series even though I don't like dark books. This book is different though. It doesn't have a dark theme.I liked both characters and enjoyed their story.My only complaint is that I didn't see much character development. David started the story like a naive boy and it ended the same. Just different clothes. Raja talked and talked about teaching him stuff but it never happened. Overall it was an enjoyable read and a good addition to the series. It was great to catch up with couples from previous books and see them happy.

  • Em
    2018-10-16 09:09

    Loved this book so much, but then I've really enjoyed all the books in the series, I never get bored of them. I can't work out who my favourite couple are now though, Tooth and Lucky or Raja and David, they are both so cute.

  • Truuss
    2018-09-20 03:07

    Well not what I expected. Not really a coherent story. For me not enough convincing. The personalities are not enough exploredOthers may really like this one. I..... I didn't connect

  • Sara
    2018-10-03 07:20

    This is not something I normally do, read a book in a numbered series out of order. My OCD doesn’t mesh well with things like that, I usually make myself read all the books before I get to the one I want to read. BUT, I took the authors word on good faith that this could be read as a stand alone and dove in because come on; a manwhore and a Catholic virgin? I’d be stupid not to take the opportunity.From the first page I was hooked. I was hooked in Raja’s POV and all that he was as the new president of the Coffin Nails MC chapter in Toledo. I really liked Lucky and made notes to find out what his story was and from which book but when Raja sees a sweet thing across the room… a wallflower of a boy with eyes that promise pleasure…yeah, I was all in. BUT…then we get that boys POV and let me tell you, I bonded with David immediately and good lord. That first scene? I read that at my desk while at work and I am not innocent but that scene made me blush. It was hot AF and surprisingly emotional and tender.What? Yeah, I know what you are thinking? Hey Ginger, are you sure you read a book in the Sex & Mayhem series with the boys from the Coffin Nails MC?? Yup, sure did and while this may be my first in the series, I am so not done with it. I think, for once, reading out of order has served me well.But, back to the review at hand.So, Raja is at his friend Hunter’s house to welcome his new baby boy into the world. Blade, one of the dudes in Raja’s MC is chatting up Raja about the sex and the gays and what not. To prove a point and to shut Blade up, Raja takes on a bet that he can get a blow job for anyone, including the wallflower across the room. UGH and OMG! Talk about a decision that will change your life. I am a huge sucker for the alpha male and Raja fits that role as perfect as his ass fits into his jeans. It’s natural for him to take control and sweet David is so repressed and confused that when Raja invades his space and starts directing their encounter, it was stupidly hot. I can’t even explain how hot it was.This book was a ride of emotions that were so strong there were times I thought I was on a long run with a bunch of dudes on motorcycles. I was honestly amazed and overwhelmed by range of emotions I got, I mean – this book made me cry during sex and only a handful of authors have done that to me. The sex was dirty but it was sensual and yeah, pretty fother mucking sweet with these two.Ooh Boy. The ginger is on a ramble. So anyway.  Raja and David have a sexy moment. Raja then learns exactly who David is and his relation to Hunter and all that MC/Chapter mess but these boys, they can’t stay away from one another and I loved how they kept coming back for more.I have a think with books and music. I had the Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s “It’s Blitz!” on repeat reading this and each time “Hysteric” came on with Karen O’s beautiful voice singing the lyrics, “Flow Sweetly, Hang Heavy. You suddenly complete me…” I was a mess and fully connected to the music and the story I was lost in.Goodness. How do I even begin to explain this book and have it make sense? When religion and self-hate is involved I can’t help but find a common thread. Growing up Catholic I know the guilt that can be forced on you and while I am currently without religion, the imposed Catholic guilt resides in my subconscious and likes to rear its ugly head from time to time. I can’t imagine being David and trying to find his way through wanting to be his true self while coming to terms with his sexuality and wants/needs. It was adorable that Raja decided to be the one to teach David all he needs to know about being gay but in turn, David teaches Raja so much about himself and what he is capable of.I loved that David was able to be himself with Raja, that he let go and while he may have questioned if what he was doing was right by the church, he knew in his heart and soul that anything with Raja could never be wrong. Oh and David, you are such a good and dirty boy. Such. A. Good. And. Dirty. Boy. Mmm hmm...The sex in this book was amazing. I mentioned it was hella dirty but along with the dirty was this outstanding level of respect. The moment when Raja explains to David that dirty talk is just that and to never let someone call you names and mean it was amazing. These two were stunning as they found their way to a common ground one wouldn’t expect from the surface and yet the layers they pull back on one another to reveal the deeper connection left me breathless.Am I even saying anything? I have no idea. I stayed up way passed my bedtime reading this last night because I couldn’t put it down. I had to know how the MC would react, how Hunter would react, how David’s parents and the evil freaking priest would react and how it all would come together with Raja and David falling for one another.Gah. Raja and who he is. Can I just mention that I loved his heritage and David’s passion for Bollywood movies? When we get Raja’s name I may have let out a sound that made my dogs bark in the dead of night because it was all too much for me, in a good way of course. This book was everything I could have hoped for and even more. It surpassed all expectations I had and gave me the most wonderful story. And that epilogue... shut up with the song played. I may have a crush on the authors for that because it was just so out of the blue and so damn perfect.Heart Ripper did just that to me, it ripped my heart out in the best way while softly placing it back in my chest with respect. The romance of David and Raja was amazing and has fueled my need to go back and read the other books in this series and while I have been warned, the other books get darker I am sure the Merikan’s will pull me through with reverence.***Review copy provided for an honest review***

  • Melissa
    2018-09-19 03:52

    Even though this was the sweetest love story in this series, it was still just as good as the previous books.

  • Serena Yates
    2018-10-01 11:09

    It’s been too long since I immersed myself in one of K.A. Merikan’s bad*ss biker books, so I was particularly thrilled when I realized that this one was still in my huge pile of books to be read. And what an installment this proved to be! “You always want what you can’t have” is not just a well-known phenomenon of human psychology, it is also the perfect summary of the fundamental conflict in this novel. And since it’s a K.A. Merikan, this premise works on more than one level. David is a (mostly) good little Catholic boy who wants to keep himself pure until he gets married – with a woman, of course, and never mind his secret longing for a strong man to hold him. Raja, on the other hand, is a big, bad biker who has recently become president of an almost-bankrupt club. He wants to save his club from ruin, never mind the cost, and is a total manwhore – secretly, of course. What a setup!David may look all innocent, but he is also a sneaky little sh*t. He may want to stay “pure” until he gets married, and he does resist temptation – on and off – but he quickly finds out that he can’t fight his attraction to Raja. He becomes a master of inventing excuses, explanations, and detailed justifications for his behavior and it takes him quite a while before he can let the reality of what he is up to catch up with his conscience. I felt sorry for him in many ways too – sure, he needs to grow up and stand up for what he wants and believes in, but this is a very tough process for him. What with his unrelenting parents and Raja’s stupidity – David sure has his work cut out for him! Raja is unscrupulous on many fronts, which I sort of expected. It’s almost a prerequisite for being a biker club president, right? But some of his “maneuvers” are way more unprincipled than I expected and made me want to kick him – more than once! The bet he “can’t resist” is bad enough, but the hurt he causes David with the way he handles the fallout just because Raja is a coward – that had me very, very angry. Add to that the nonsense he starts spouting – to himself – when he finds out that David is his best friend’s younger brother – let’s just say Raja has a lot to make up for. Luckily he manages - barely – or else I would have had to throw this book at the wall (virtually, of course).If you like the way outlaw bikers think and behave, if you enjoy stories with two main characters who could not be more different if they tried yet have a lot in common, and if you’re looking for a read filled with angst, lies, cowardice, creative excuses for behaving badly, violence, and craziness, then you will probably like this novel. It has a dark vibe but is not as violent as the other volumes in this series – just the right mix of “bad” and “fluffy” for me.NOTE: This book was provided by the author for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • Lustful Literature
    2018-09-26 08:17

    Jen's ReviewA manwhore biker. A virginal church boy. Sex, self-discovery, coming into your own, trust, betrayal, violence. A bet that starts it all. Just a few things this story gives us.David was raised in a home by god fearing judgmental parents. His whole life has been sheltered, living strictly by the teachings of the catholic religion doesn’t leave very much room for personal growth or self-discovery. David has always tried to be good. Always doing what his parents want. Never wanting to rock the boat. Being proper, dressing proper even tried to have clean, proper thoughts even though he struggles with being honest about his sexuality. What happens when one very sexy bad boy that has his heart skipping a beat makes a move on him? Well lets just say, this is where we see sparks fly, innocence corrupted and one good boy loving every dirty, sexy minute of it.Raja is a manwhore that doesn’t do relationships. He will sleep with whoever he wants whenever he wants. The amount of hookups is never ending because Grindr is just at his fingertips. He’s sexy, confident but doesn’t trust easily. He’s the first gay Prez and never shows weakness, won’t even apologize for anything. When his path crosses David’s everything Raja stands for is put to the test. He is not one to turn down a bet.What starts off as a challenge for one that won’t lose, to doing something that the other only fantasized doing turns into something passionate, real and honest. Raja and David’s journey is not without bumps. These characters make the impossible possible. When there are so many road blocks in front of them slowly little by little they break barriers, absolute trust is built and love perseveres.These authors have once again brought us some pretty complicated characters with their own set of issues. The kind of characters where opposites attract. Characters that totally fulfill the needs of the other. Lovable, interesting and exciting characters that complement each other. There wasn’t anything I didn’t love. Well that’s not true. I did want to throat punch a few characters along the way. The prejudice and bigotry that went on really ticked me off. And there is this one priest… O.M.G.!!! That’s all I’m gonna say about that. This story was a perfect balance of everything I have come to love in a Merikan book. It really was another incredible installment in the Sex and Mayhem series. I can’t wait to see what else these talented authors come out with next.

  • Steph
    2018-10-10 05:01

    This book reminded me why I freaking LOVE this series so much!! There is a good storyline here, but I'd say that 90% of the book is all about Raja and David's relationship, which I loved.Raja is the recently new appointed President of the Toledo chapter of the Coffin Nails MC. He's come to the Detroit chapter (where Tooth is the VP) to mend fences and to start the process of building up his new MC.It's there that he meets David; sweet, reserved, religious, loving David. David and Raja are the perfect match. Raja wants to love him, treasure him, support him and spoil him. Whereas David wants to do whatever it takes to please Raja. I really enjoyed seeing David become the man he wants to be, once he left his parent's poisonous house. Raja has had a hard life, being chased down by his adoptive parents who wanted a son more than anything in the world. But once they discovered that their son wasn't the perfect man they wanted him to be and that he was gay, they sent him off to an Aversion Therapy camp where the evil people running it tried to make Raja 'normal'. He ran away from that camp and never looked back.Now, he is proud of who he is and fights every day to make people respect him for who he is. David has been sheltered his whole life, but now he has amazing friends and his brother Hunter and wife Asty are more than happy to have him and give him time to learn who he is and what he wants to do with his life. And Raja is a huge part of that..."Because you're everything my life isn't. Sexy, exciting, like a living, breathing adventure that I never want to end." **'Raja kicked off his jeans and pulled the underwear all the way down. "Now the top. I want to see all of my pretty virgin boy before I get my dirty biker hands on him." **"My mind is already yours, so I want you to grab my body too." Raja moaned, excited beyond measure. "Maybe you've been created especially for me," he whispered...'**'His fingers slid to Raja's neck, and he stroked Raja's beard with his thumbs. "You're everything I need, and I feel empty inside without you."It was great to catch up with so many people, like Tooth and Lucky, Milk, Hunter and Asty. All of those characters make the series so fab!! I really cannot wait to see what happens next with this series and who the book will focus on :D

  • Lorraine Lesar
    2018-10-05 07:59

    When I open a K.A. Merikan book for the very first time, I always it’s the equivalent of opening Pandora’s Box, you never know what you are going to open yourselves too. You know it’s not going to be evil but tons of sexy goodness and in this case, tons of fluffy sexy goodness!Yep, K.A. Merikan has gone and done “fluffy”. Well……fluffy with their own spin on fluffiness – sexy, dirty-talking raw passion, violence, shady dealings, ManWhore vs Virgin seduction, religious brainwashing, douche-bag Catholic priest, all wrapped up in one big ball of fluffiness.David’s and Raja’s love journey started on a bet, one that Raja is determined to win, or maybe not?David, my little virgin sweetie, I got you, I really did. I understood your hesitation, your confusion, your anxieties and your questioning. Your metamorphosis transformation from chrysalis to butterfly was stunning. I understand why Raja fell in love with you at first sight.And Raja? It was love at first sight, you might not have known then, but I did, that sweet, Catholic boy had you wrapped round his finger (much like his Purity Ring) long before you realised it.But what really appealed to me on so many levels, was the honesty in which these authors delivered this storyline. It felt so real, I could see it happening and indeed, I’m sad to say, it does. This Religious Brainwashing is something that needs addressing, so well done authors for tackling such a sensitive subject.But that’s not all, we were treated to Asteroth and Hunter plus their little bundle of Goth joy, Tooth and Lucky (sigh) and club politics. Raja is now the President of the Coffin Nails MC in Toledo and he’s determined to put them on the map and we all know that politics whether it be Political or Club Politics is a dirty game…..but he’s determined that his sweet but now, foul-mouthed-in-the-making David (he had a fantastic teacher in Raja) is coming out clean, no dirt is going to stick to him, Raja definitely, but no dirt. But can Raja deliver on this?As I said at the beginning, they put their own spin of fluffiness on it and I loved it. Certainly not as dark as some of their books, but definitely filthy, dirty talking and so sexy.Highly recommend.Five glorious, ripped fluffy stars from me.****I would like to thank the authors for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book****

  • Santy
    2018-09-29 06:13

    This was the most "mellow" K.A Merikan book I've read so far. No over the top violence and dark subject matter in this one. I liked it.It had your good old story about a young man discovering his sexuality with a hot as sin older man. And I mean Hot.As.Sin. Damn! Who knew a book about a fresh out of catholic high school guy would be so HOT?! The dirty talk was off the chain to boot!! When David reaaaally got into it, I was like "Damn look who grew up?!" Lol!It almost had too much sex in it... ALMOST. But they made it work.I must admit that the plot aside the self-discovery & hook ups was sparse at best [baring the relationship drama] but I didn't really mind that much since it was hot enough to placate my dirty mind. ;)

  • Maria
    2018-09-22 02:57

    What a blast! Funky, dirty and oh so sweet. I had fun reading this book. Raja and David, hot, hot, hot! Sweet lovin. A thoroughly enjoyable reading experience.Jesus. I really was tired last night. Everything I said is the honest to God truth. I'll elaborate a teeny bit. This book deserves that much.Raja oozed sex appeal. David, sweetness and light. Raja is a little older and David is unexperienced. Now imagine putting these two together in a well written tale of finding your soul mate in the mad mad world of KA Merikan. It will blow your socks off! It's one of those books that you hate to put down. Boring? Hardly. Sexy? Hell yes! Smutty? Not at all. That's the difference here and it's a big one, hence the 5+ superb rating which I rarely give. Okay, that's a little better.

  • Mercedes
    2018-10-07 11:03

    4.5 starsWow! Serious competition for Tooth and Lucky! How does KA Merikan do it? How can you make a book about a church boy utterly filthy hot? This is also the book with the least criminal activity or at least it is more dubious or it's something it's hard to criticize.I Also commend the authors for talking about the many ways prejudice is out there.

  • Jessica Alcazar
    2018-09-22 05:05

    The book as a whole is a big fat NOOOOOOOOO.However, David's character was very well done. It was realistic and true for his experience. Everything else, and I mean EVERYTHING, was either a ridiculous cliche with no new feel or a Porn-like scene filmed in someone's basement with bad lighting and even worse acting.....

  • Ariana
    2018-10-17 03:13

    Bikers. Yeah. That was a new one for me, and I did hesitate to read this book because of the biker's theme. It is not something that grabbed me before and I'm still not sure if it will be ever my thing totally.That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy Heart Ripper. On the contrary.An innocent MC being initiated to the wonders of sex (and as here to the big wide world) by a more experienced, older one is one of my most favourite scenarios. And boy, David certainly IS innocent, and inexperienced and un-be-lievably naive! I know people like him must exist, even nowadays, and it really gives me the creeps to think that all his inhibitions, hang-ups and self-doubt are caused by his narrow-minded parents. And all in the name of religion. The authors do take a good stab at the Catholic church and the way some of its followers interpret their belief, but I can't blame them because extremism is never acceptable, no matter what denomination is behind it.David first ....and then ...It is heart breaking to see how much David's upbringing has f***ed with his mind, robbing him of any self-belief and confidence. No wonder these are attributes he loves in Raja. It is a bit of a miracle (and a credit to his personality) David manages to develop any thoughts of independence and I salute him for his decision to be his own man and be himself, despite all the pressure and threats (OMG, the mention of that 'correction facility just smacked of Nazi ideas and totally freaked me out) he has to face up to. For someone so young that's an incredibly brave thing to do. Great character development throughout!It is also totally understandable that meeting Raja fries his brains and his b***s. I was a bit shocked by their first meeting, because Raja, unaware of anything about David, just took what he wanted, almost without consideration to the much younger man. Of course I know in hindsight, that David absolutely loved exactly that because he adores to submit to the much stronger, older man. And their sex is just ... raw and hot and sweet and gloriously honest.I loved how David's honesty, innocence and integrity are Raja's undoing. Not to forget about his exploding sexual appetite. *g*. Raja ...For me Raja was the more difficult character to come to grips with which mainly had to do with the biker thing. Like beards, and Harleys and (view spoiler)[ pushing illegal medication and cutting people's fingers off (that last one was really a bit tricky for me to swallow)(hide spoiler)] But then there is his 'normal' persona, away from the brotherhood, I really rooted for: a kind guy who has been really badly hurt in the past. And he is so protective of David. Still, I don't get the whole biker philosophy, I'm obviously not wired that way at all.But I certainly enjoyed the imagery and lines that came up, like these ones for example : ...his mind tripped with caramel coated fantasies.......If his life were a batch of laundry in a washing machine, then his love was that scarlet sock that stained every single item in there... All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would not hesitate to recommend it as a good, sexy read.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Is
    2018-10-02 04:58

    I once read, or heard, something amongst the lines, “Your hands don’t know how to be gentle.” It was a lovely piece of poetry about delicate things crumbing under someone’s touch. That piece came to my mind more vividly than ever, and funnily enough I think it applied to the K.A. Merikan duo. They have this way with stories that they take the reader to the extremes, to places that perhaps some are not comfortable with. In fact, I’ve been there, I’ve read books that I wouldn’t usually read.They write gritty and harsh. They present the unlikely hero, the antihero in some narratives, but…they are redeemable, even when it isn’t needed. I digress, though. “Your hands don’t know how to be gentle,” I say to K.A. Merikan, “or so I thought,” See, this book is sweet, and delicate and me as a reader thought I had the duo figured out. I was expecting the gritty and harshness that comes with a K.A. Merikan novel, but instead I got the warm hands, the slow caress.His Favorite Color is Blood is my favorite in the MC Coffins Series, but Heart Ripper is now my co-favorite. They’re both contrast opposites and I can just say they know how to do it all. Heart Ripper is sweet and romantic, and I completely ate it all up.I just want to write asdjkalsdjasdk for the entire review, because that how much I loved it. How much I loved David and Raja. Oh man. They’re the first characters that I automatically loved together and individually. David is this sweet, naive, gives his all guy who has had a very sheltered life. And Raja, is what the “bad boy” should be, this badass guy who doesn’t treat his lover like shit, the way most romance portray the bad boy guy to be.The way they banter is where their chemistry starts, and every time they sent messages to each other I would a. laugh out loud, b. gasp at some of David’s advances, c. ship them together all the more.K.A. Merikan still writes about very flawed characters, who not always make the best decisions. Heart Ripper is an awakening, for both characters, and it’s sweet, in a way that only the duo can make it when dealing with unlikely (not unlikeable) characters. Despite me saying how sweet and romantic it is, by no means did they take out their staple grittiness style. Raja is still a biker, still an MC President and he behaves as such and David completely accepts Raja, just as Raja accept him. The more I keep thinking about them both the more I love this book. It still sexy and steamy and dirty, in fact, it’s all of the above. Read more of my reviews at Gay Book Reviews