Title: Mute (Dragon Runners, #1)
Author: ML Nystorm
Publication Date: March 3, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
“HE LOVES LONG, LOVES HARD, BUT HE DON'T LOVE EASY.”
Katrina Vega is set on one thing: finishing college. She’s determined not to let anything or anyone distract her, especially not hot brooding bikers. On her mission to stay focused, she doesn’t expect to be pulled into the fold of a motorcycle club, let alone into the arms of Alec "Mute" Stillwater.
Unable to keep her guard up, Katrina soon discovers that beneath the hard and rough exterior of a family she’s grown to care for, there’s also loyalty and passion she’s envious of. But falling for the club’s enforcer will not only threaten her plans but quite possibly her life.
I love motorcycle romances- they are always just so gritty and fierce. There was a lot I loved about this book and a few things that I did not. I would still recommend it because it was a great start to a new MC romance series.
Mute is the first book in the Dragon Runners series. The first part of the books was not really to my liking. It was rather jumpy. There were multiple time skips and over detail in places that did not need it and then barely any detail in places that needed it. It was a little of a shaky start for me but I did end up really liking the book. Overall, I think this is going to turn out to be a great series!
What I loved about it was the characters. Mute was a great male lead. He was everything you are looking for in a rough and tumble book boyfriend. He was passionate and loyal and loving. The dynamic between Mute and Kat was written well. Mute’s past was horrible but Kat managed to break through his wall and help heal his past wounds. Watching their relationship build was fun and exciting.
I also loved Katrina (and not just because we share a name). She just wanted to keep her head down and stay out of the way but something about her spoke to Mute in a way he wished he could have ignored. Kat was strong when she had to be even though she did not like being the center of attention. She was a solid female lead. And I liked that Mute made her open up and feel like she was worthy of love, love not only from him but from everyone else in the club.
Kat and Mute balanced each other out in a way that no one else could have done for either of them. Kat softened Mute and Mute hardened Kat. They healed each other and made each other stronger.
I’m really curious as to how the rest of the series will play out. This book was rather short and really only peeled back the surface layer of the other characters and the larger plot line. I think that if a few of the problems from this book were fixed in the next book it could be great. And in turn the series could be great. I can’t wait to read the next book. I’m really interested as to what Stud’s story will be. I wish we would have gotten to know him and a few of the other characters a little more in Mute but hopefully that will change in Stud’s book!
If you love Joanna Wylde and Tille Cole you’ll love this new series!