Review: Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando (Cursed Ravens MC #2)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by Simon & Schuster.

Twenty-seven-year-old Celina Hutton's latest story made it to the second page of the paper she works at, and while that's certainly a feather in her journalist hat, she's still on the lookout for a story that will land her on the front page. When her cousin finds not only her birth father but also the love of her life in the motorcycle club both men are part of, Celina wonders if this could be her shot. After all, the Cursed Ravens's reputation was well-earned, but she wanted the story behind the image the public believed to be true. While a lot of what was already known wasn't a secret, Celina is fascinated by the men--the brothers--of the motorcycle club. One in particular has caught her attention just as much as she's captured his: Knuckles. The man's road name is easy enough to figure out, but there's a lot more to the thirty-three-year-old than his cut and patch as sergeant-at-arms. He's a single father to two beautiful daughters and he's funny and flirty and is more than willing to pursue Celina even after she says no. But as she gets to know Jack Chester, it's Knuckles and the MC she'll have to face when scandal threatens them all.

Knuckle Down is the second novel in the Cursed Ravens MC series created by Chantal Fernando, and this proved to be a bit better than its predecessor, Ace of Hearts. Celina and Knuckles had a more interesting romance, especially given that he was a single dad who had two girls who weren't set on making their father's shot at a happily-ever-after miserable. I confess that there were moments that Celina came off just as immature as her cousin in book one, and for someone who was a somewhat seasoned journalist, she seemed to flounder when it came to being covert or even being like a dog with a bone in pursuing her "story". This did have a tad more of that mature MC romance feel that I expect in this particular trope, although there were still times where it came off as like MC romance lite. I did appreciate the love story between Celina and Knuckles as well as how they handled the hiccup that they were forced to get through. Bonus points go out to the twist in their romance as well as their trying to figure out if what they had could go from fling to family and forever. Knuckle Down gets four stars out of five stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the Cursed Ravens MC series:


Ace of Hearts (book one) - 3.5 stars - My Review

Knuckle Down (book two) - four stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 09 July 2018

Date Read: 07 July 2018

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