Review: Payback by Christina Phillips

Payback is book two in Christina Phillips’s Viking Bastards MC series, and wow, was this one steamy read!

payback-129No one should be able to turn your body into a burning heap of need just by being there.

Amelia wants payback. The Vikings Bastards MC was behind the death of her father who was an enforcer for another MC, the Silver Wolves. All she needs to do is work in their bar and get information that they’re running illegal drugs. She doesn’t expect to fall for Gage, the son of the father who killed hers. Oh, vey!

Gage is immediately attracted to Amelia, but she won’t give him the time of day even though he can feel the attraction. So he’ll wear her down slowly until he gets what he wants. But when that changes, will their MC past keep them apart for good?

Right from the beginning, it’s ON with lingering eye contact and verbal sparring. These two just have it so bad for each other, and it’s instant tension. Amelia has to resist. She doesn’t trust MCs and Gage least of all. But Gage has no problem letting Amelia know he wants her, and I appreciated that it soon became more than just the sex driving the story. Gage can be a sweetheart and he’s dedicated pushing for more. Now, their conversations at first did seem to run in circles. I expect some back and forth, but the story stalls out a bit before the secret comes in to turn everything on its head.

As far as MC romances go, Payback definitely delivers a solid story. Personally, I like to have a more emotional investment while reading a book, have that lingering smile after I read the last page. I wanted more development to elevate these characters and leave me with that lingering happy sigh. This is the first book I’ve read by Christina Phillips, and I definitely enjoyed this! If you’re a fan of sexy MC romances this might be just what you’re looking for!

3.5 stars!

*I received an arc via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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