Knuckle Down (The Cursed Ravens MC #2) by Chantal Fernando
A single father struggles to change for his daughters and the woman he loves in this second book in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series from New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando.
As a single father of two girls and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club, Jack “Knuckles” Chester doesn’t have much free time. And having earned his road name from his reputation as a fighter, Knuckles isn’t one to back away from a challenge.
But what he’ll never admit out loud is that his two daughters have changed him irrevocably, softened him even. And these two girls are the only women who will ever hold his heart forever. That is, until he meets the cousin of another biker’s old lady.
Celina is nothing like the women Knuckles used to date. She’s a journalist for the local newspaper, dresses well, and basically just has her life together. And the last thing she wants is to be involved with a Cursed Raven. But when the ripped, badass biker worms his way into her heart, she has trouble remembering all the reasons they would never work.
But when a scandal at her newspaper breaks the thin trust she has with Knuckles, will she walk away for good? Or will Knuckles fight to keep Celina in his life?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Cursed Ravens are back! This is Knuckles’ book, who we met in book 1. It can be read as a stand alone, but there are characters, and events, from the previous book that might not be understood if book 1 hasn’t already been read.
Knuckles is a single father, and the Sergeant at Arms of the MC. He is an amazing dad, and a dependable brother. However, his previous relationship has left him with little trust, and no tolerance for deception, especially from women. Celina is Erin’s (from book 1) cousin. They are best friends, having grown up more like sisters than cousins. She is also a journalist at the local news paper. She, too, has a bad relationship in her past that has left her distrustful, jaded, and closed off from relationships. However, there is an instant attraction between Knuckles and Celina, that neither one can deny is there. While Knuckles embraces the attraction, Celina tries her best to keep her distance.
This book was everything I want in an MC romance. Hot men, strong women, crazy drama, and surprises around every corner. And that ending! I never even saw it coming! The chemistry between these two was off he charts smoking hot. The interactions between Knuckles and Celina were at times sweet, at other times they were hilarious. This book was well written, engaging, and pulled me in from the beginning. There were also just enough hints of what is to come, that I’m eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series!