Alexandra Evans is a kindergarten teacher who develops a strong relationship with one of her students. Willow Malloy is a shy little girl who barely speaks. When she misses too many school days, Alex gets worried and decides to talk to Willow’s father. When she drives to his address, she is shocked to discover he’s a biker with an attitude. Deacon doesn’t want Willow back in school because of Willow’s life in danger by the person who killed her mother To help out, Alex volunteers to home-school her.
Deacon Malloy likes the MC life. He is the sergeant at arms of the Hells Raiders MC. He can be ruthless and dangerous. When Willow appears at his doorstep he’s not prepared to be a father of a five-year-old but in the end, he knows he must rise to the occasion. Months later when he meets Willow’s teacher, he knows he should stay away from her because he’s not good enough for her. He tries to make his brother Rev and Alex get together but the more he pushes them together, the more it bothers him.
But old enemies are lurking and Willow and Alex's lives are in danger.
I love MC books so I couldn’t pass reading this one. Vicious cycle has a strong beginning.
Willow’s terror felt real to me and it was a sure way to endear me to the little girl.
Deacon was all alpha, no messing around with him or his brothers.
Alex was smart and sassy. Her dedication to Willow as a teacher was impressive.
I liked that the author spaced their relationship to give it a more realistic feeling, no insta-love. It felt natural.
The other MC guys were likable, especially Rev and Bishop. Archer, the prospect was also a good addition.
My main issue involves the conflict and its resolution. I didn’t think it was realistic. It felt too simple and easy.
Overall Vicious Cycle had an interesting storyline.
Rev is next!
“My head tells me to be leery of you. That I shouldn’t want to be with an outlaw like you. But no matter how hard I try to talk myself out of my feelings for you, my heart and body rage and riot for you.”
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.