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Gonzo has not only had to come to terms with the loss of his entire family, but he also barely survived being shot in the chest multiple times while still a human, and was then later turned into a werewolf during a vicious attack while hiking as he tried to put his life back together. Constance has had her own losses to deal with, and while nowhere near as bad as Gonzo’s,Gonzo has not only had to come to terms with the loss of his entire family, but he also barely survived being shot in the chest multiple times while still a human, and was then later turned into a werewolf during a vicious attack while hiking as he tried to put his life back together. Constance has had her own losses to deal with, and while nowhere near as bad as Gonzo’s, they’ve left a mark on her as well. She’s determined to live her life without a partner though, because her two sexual experiences in college convinced her she’s asexual. Gonzo’s a biker whom people cross the road to avoid, while Constance has multiple doctorate degrees and works as a research scientist for a leading pharmaceutical firm. Gonzo doesn’t trust women, Constance has no use for men — and yet they’re going to find themselves working toward the same goals. Can they form a team to do what needs to be done?...

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gonzo Reviews

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-05-24 07:31

    When Gonzo first showed up, he seemed a bit damaged, but that's okay. Then he played a part in Brain's book and I loathed him. Gonzo is messed up in the head and either needs to get his shit together or be put down like the mad wolf he is. He pissed me off and I found it hard to believe Ms. Blevins would feature him in a book of his own. Why would he need it? Gonzo's life is simple in my mind. I can sum it up in two sentences. Life happened. He made a bad decision and it cost him a lot. How he treats women after his decision is what bugs me. So when Constance enters into his life and shares with him news that knocks him over, I can see what Ms. Blevins is trying to do. She is giving Gonzo a second chance. I'm mixed whether he should get one.This story is all about second chances and what-ifs. For Gonzo who was one of the walking dead, figuratively, finding meaning to life again jolts him back into the land of the living. Gonzo is different in this book because a couple of key elements are within his reach again. For some people, work defines who they are. Others, it is their spouse. Some, it is their passion. For Gonzo, whilst he loves being a protector of innocents, his main driver of how he defines himself is surprisingly as a father. This was not always the case for him. It was only after he became a father that he realized how much he loved it and how much he identifies as a daddy. When he lost his children to a heinous act of violence, he lost himself. Ms. Blevins does a great job of showing Gonzo's past of how he was, how he came to be as he is now and finally, what he is turning into. Dare I say, Gonzo is turning into a beautiful butterfly. His safe cocoon is ripped away and he is ready.Gonzo's metamorphosis is lovely to witness. Make no mistakes, he is still a lethal animal. Think of him more as a Harvester Butterfly rather than a sweet monarch. The relationship in this story takes a back seat for me. Mostly because Constance and Gonzo's sexual coming together doesn't do it for me. Between Constance's asexual perception and Gonzo's fucking any hole available, I'm not seeing a good fit. There are several conflicts in this story where it could have gone wrong. Even if this is erotica, Ms. Blevins does reward us with a happily ever after. Constance's real fear of losing what she holds dear is a nice tension point between her and Gonzo. Do not be tricked into thinking this book contains no sex because Constance is asexual. The sexual tensions is nicely built up throughout the book until it explodes. I realize Ms. Blevins says there is no BDSM in this story, but honestly, it isn't vanilla either. What it is, is some deferred gratification edging fun.The story moves at a fast past and keeps me riveted. I received this book and read it in less than twelve hours. For those who love damaged bad boys finding their way back, this is the book for you. For those who love bad boys becoming fathers, this is definitely the one for you. Recommended for erotic romance lovers who believe in second chances. * ARC provided by the author. No review requested, I wrote one anyway*

  • FantasyLiving
    2019-05-18 04:33

    **ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**Gonzo is one character I was most interested in getting to know when he appeared in Brain's story. Damaged, and scary, with a deep hatred for women, I was curious how he would get his own HEA.Constance (Connie) appears out of nowhere with part of Gonzo's unknown life in her hands. Making the choice to reveal a secret that is both devastating and life changing for Gonzo. Working together for the same goal allows these two to become close, and eventually grow to love one another.This story gave me mixed feelings. I am glad for Gonzo, and I enjoyed Connie. I thought they worked well together to bring a softer, more romantic side out of both of them. Connie is a strong character with a generous and loving personality. She is also firm in her decisions and actions. Connie says what she means, and means what she says. Bringing Gonzo out the way this story did was sort of believable. There were parts that made me pause, but the devotion he showed made it passable. His pain was a constant presence and I felt for him. His wounds run deep and I found him to be exceptionally giving of himself, when it was expected for him to push Connie away.There was a lot of telling in this story, which became a problem for me. A lot of over analyzing and over explaining which hindered the story. I needed more showing, and less of the dialogue. They talked a. lot.; sometimes without really saying much.Connie's asexuality, or if we want to be more accurate, her demisexuality, wasn't really covered very well. I would have preferred more on that, because it read somewhat like 'magic dick syndrome' rather than the progression of the bond she would need with someone to feel that attraction. I skimmed a fair bit of the anal play stuff. I enjoy a good anal play scene, but I found that it was too technically explained for my liking. I understand the why, I just wasn't that into it.Overall the story tied into the other novels in this series. There was a lot revealed about Gonzo that was useful in understanding him. I was convinced that these two were good for each other, and enjoyed getting to know them both as a couple. It wasn't my favourite from this series, but I'm glad I read it.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-04-25 05:27

    Kitty's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsI have a new book boyfriend. I am absolutely, positively, unequivocally head over heels in love with sweet, loveable, big, bad Gonzo. Oh. My. God. The man of grunts is really a puppy dog with a huge heart that just needed the right motivation and the right woman to bring him alive again.I don’t even know where to start with Gonzo. I don’t, in any way, want to give away the premise of this book. You NEED to read it to see the wonderful transformation Gonzo goes through. To watch him bloom into a man that can love, care and live again. To watch him fight his past so that he could finally look into the future. To watch him teach Constance how to live, how to love, how to trust and how to have mind-blowing sex. To watch him convince his Connie to give him a chance, give the MC a chance and allow him to be there for the twins.And Constance … she was just adorable throughout the book. Strong and capable, shy and asexual. Or, so she thinks. Turns out she just never met a man who knew what he was doing. She was a wonderful Aunt to two wonderful future werewolves. Too bad she knew nothing about the supernatural. For a smart woman, she still had a whole lot to learn.Together, Gonzo and Connie could probably conquer the world. God knows they rocked each other’s world. They were an interesting and, once they relaxed, fun couple. They both learned, together, how to enjoy life and look forward to the future. They helped each other get through some traumatic and seriously heart-breaking experiences from their pasts and came out, in the end, better people.We can always count on Candace Blevins to bring out the kink or the BDSM, depending on what her muse decides she is going to write. I will honestly say that her muse went above and beyond with Gonzo. She not only wrote the kink, incorporated some of our favorite characters from the other Rolling Thunder books but she showed us that when you think your life is exactly where it is supposed to be, something or someone will come along and open your eyes to just how empty and unfulfilling it really was. Gonzo and Connie grew together and opened up whole new worlds to both of them. I think of Gonzo and I smile. I am so happy that someone came into his life and fulfilled all of his dreams.Review copy provided for an honest review.

  • Nadine Bookaholic
    2019-04-30 07:18

    There was something about Gonzo that made him angry all the time and in this addition to the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club Series we find out exactly why he is the way he is...and it's heartbreaking!I have to say I was not a fan of Gonzo's when he was in the other books but wow, I totally understand the grumpy don't [email protected] with me attitude now, and the way he makes a 180 in this book has you believing that the love of a good woman can heal anything. Constance considers herself asexual so she has sworn off men and dedicated her life to being the best scientist and the best "mother" she can be to her twin niece and nephew that she is raising since her sister died of an overdose a year and a half earlier. Chloe and Declan are the cutest four year olds going and I am hoping that this series continues long enough that we see them get their own stories because I have a feeling Chloe is going to be one heck of a handful as a teenager. This was a great addition to the series and I cannot wait to read Nix and Tippy's story next.

  • Daria
    2019-04-30 07:31

    I’ve been patiently waiting for Gonzo, I’ve read the others and so totally fell in love with the RMTC series, I was lucky enough to receive a ARC for Gonzo from the Author in exchange for my honest review. Wow Gonzo, if I hadn’t met Gonzo in the previous books I’d have not known he was the same man. We know when something tragic happens in our life one or two things can happen. We fold within ourselves and either become angry and bitter or bitter and sad both instances lonely. Gonzo put the A in anger and most gave him a wide berth. Constance a ready maid mom to her twin niece and nephew, with a job that has her needing pretty high intense security. Besides that she hasn’t had many relationships and she is more than okay with that. Gonzo said something that followed me through out the book “...Connie didn’t know it, but she was a little broken too”. So true a words, he knew he was broken but I’m sure he thought he didn’t care. But to be able to see the broken in Constance What drew me to liking Gonzo so much is how he changed without losing himself Constance had a couple of misteps in getting to know Gonzo, the same misteps polite society has very often. I loved the entire story, Candace brought back prior characters from the series. Gave us a detailed story with character, personality, sexy heat, passion, bedroom bossiness, and slow building love. Strength, pride and honor can be find on whatever side of the tracks you reside on, suit and expensive shoes, jeans or biker boots. I recommend this book. Enjoy.

  • Laurie
    2019-04-25 03:35

    I was practically doing cartwheels when Candace Blevins sent me a copy of Gonzo. I should feel embarrassed since I think I may have worn her down with all the “I Can’t Freaking Wait!” comments I left her.This was an emotionally driven book but we knew it would be since it was Gonzo’s story. He had zero respect for women because he had been betrayed by his second wife which resulted in the death of his children. I felt for him, but I still thought he was a complete jerk. With no use for women, he let very few past his walls. It’s good he let Gen, Harmony, and Angelica his MC brothers’ women in because he needed their support for what was coming.I wasn’t sure how Ms. Blevins’ would pull off redeeming Gonzo but she did. In fact, I’ve decided Gonzo holds the prize for the most character growth of any other Hero I can think of. There are things that truly gutted me but Gonzo had to get through the pain to see the beauty just waiting for him. How he handled himself through some serious upheaval in his life was wonderful to behold. Constance didn’t win me over at first since I thought she was too timid. By the last page, I had completely changed my opinion. She was extremely measured and cautious but she was not timid. Taking on her dead junky sister’s twin toddlers made her worthy of respect. She also won points for the risk she took by bringing Gonzo into their lives.I loved that Gonzo and Constance had a slow burn romance. With his past, insta-lust/love would have been a tough sell and I don’t think it would have been believable. By developing a friendship first through the twins, the relationship ended up being much more believable. I found myself rooting for them which is something I would never have done with Gonzo before.I completely devoured this book even having to force myself to close my iPad at 1:30 AM. If not for an early appointment I would have read straight through. I completely understand why it had to be more relationship driven but I did miss the suspense and action that I look for in an RTMC book. Loved that I got to spend time with Angelica and Brain, but I really missed Horse and I wanted more of him. It would have been nice to see how some of the different species interacted since the club has been opened up for other shifters besides wolves. These were my only complaints.Gonzo is a wonderful story and I am so glad he got his chance at love.Spice’s rating: 4.5 Yes you can cure alpha-hole-itis stars.I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Author in exchange for an honest review.For this review and more, check out EDGy Reviews

  • Jaycee
    2019-05-21 09:24

    *ARC copy provided by author for honest review*'Tis a thing of beauty, this revealing tale about the heretofore monster that is Gonzo. Insights into the man will surprise and please readers of the RTMC series, and will engage every emotion available to new readers. There is a beautiful, organic flow to all the relationships Gonzo develops and nurtures, and the results surprise even him. Though all of the key characters make their presence felt in profound ways, this is wholly Gonzo's story. I must admit that in his original appearance in the series, I wrote Gonzo off as a bit player; the necessary bully-muscle but without the depth to hold a key role in the series. As always, Ms. Blevins proves me wrong, such that I now know whatever I imagine will happen in this and all the supernatural series, will be precisely what does *not* happen. No spoilers here, but there will not be any reader who is not fully on Team-Gonzo by the end of this tome. The core of the man doesn't really change, and outsiders will still quiver in their shorts in his presence, but those closest and those getting closer, are core to the man he reveals.One hundred percent human Constance begins a surprise in many ways, but in a very natural manner, ultimately meets Gonzo in the middle and theirs is a relationship that I think will provide important subject matter for the future. In classic Blevins style, she is a woman of conflicts, but at her core, is grounded and strong and self sufficient. There is ultimately some..shall we say, flexibility to parts of that persona when woman-meets-wolf, and it makes for some earthy personal growth. Teasing glimpses of characters from the concomitant supernatural series flesh out the enjoyment factor of the story, and while I could always use many more insights into them, nothing detracts from this long-awaited unveiling of Gonzo and his new reality. I feel like a broken record in singing continuing praises for these characters and this superlative world that engages my imagination in all the right ways, but when a series (or combined series) keeps you guessing and usually surprises you as a reader, then the praise is well-earned and the next book is eagerly anticipated.

  • Aղցela W.
    2019-05-21 10:26

    Spoiler Ahead This was book 7 in the "Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club" Dwight "Gonzo" Wells lost his whole family he first lost his parents and brother when he was fourteen than he lost his first wife to cancer and then his second wife shot him and killed his two children. While hiking he was attacked and turned into a werewolf and he didn't want to turn back to being human. Constance has had to deal with her own share of loss her sister Sandy died of a drug overdose and she was left to raise her niece and nephew she goes to the clubs bar to find the kids father Gonzo. This was a really good book and I loved reading it. Gonzo was very upset that Sandy didn't tell him that she was pregnant and that he missed four years of the twins lives. Constance has her own share of problems she believes that she is asexual because her two tries ten years ago didn't go so well she couldn't get aroused. As Gonzo and Connie try to work together to co-parent the kids he realizes that he has to tell her that he is a shape-shifter and so are the kids. Gonzo has to also deal with a lot of emotions in this book Gonzo didn't think he would ever let the walls around his heart down but the minute he met his kids they came down and he would do anything to protect them. I also liked how his brother's were their for him and for Connie to in a way. I also liked how he introduced Connie to sex and she enjoyed it although she thought that she had to put up with it to be in the kids lives and when he introduced her to her orgasm she couldn't get enough they had some good sex Ms. Blevins writes some really good sex scenes. I also liked how he was not afraid to show her his emotions while he was showing her his pictures of his kids that he lost and telling stories. This was a really good book it was wrote with emotions. This book was well written like the rest of the books in this series with no errors in grammar or spelling I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. If you like reading about paranormal bikers than I recommend that you read this series.

  • Leslie OBrien
    2019-05-17 09:41

    “Gonzo” is my first Candace Blevins novel and I was so curious to read it, I asked to join a list so I could receive an ARC of the Roller Thunder Motorcycle Club book 7 (yes, there are other yummy books in this series that I will need to indulge in further). Both the male and female leads in the story have seen their share of heartache. Seriously, so. And through a series of circumstances that should not have happened (avoiding spoilers), Gonzo and Connie have been thrown together and not only must make the best of it, they seem to flourish. Gonzo is nicer, actually smiles (okay, that might make some folks run) and Connie…well, Connie (spoiler alert), discovers the beauty and intensity of orgasms. Overall, I enjoyed the writing immensely. The characters were well played and I found myself laughing multiple times (especially the use of Sons of Anarchy as a learning tool). I liked how the different actors fed off each other making for a well-blended ensemble. As Gonzo and Connie get to know each other, their relationship slowly develops and the stereotypes they once thought existed are rapidly peeled away.If you enjoy stories about motorcycle clubs, you’ll find it here. Paranormal/wolves, yep, here. Transformations…that too. Bit of kink…mmmm…yes, oh, yes. Sssex…what was the question?I’m impressed. You will be too.

  • Evita
    2019-05-05 05:39

    I really did not know what to expect when I started reading Gonzo’s story, but what this author brings about in telling his story is a man who has suffered, a man who has to learn to adjust due to unforeseen circumstances, a man who may learn to love again.Gonzo meets Constance when she imparts some very big news, big enough to change his life. Together they work to make things work in their new roles, they also get to know each other better. Love the paranormal elements, he is a werewolf and she is human. They gradually become an item and even though it begins slowly, Gonzo is very much a gentleman with her and little by little shows her all that she’s been missing pleasure-wise. Gonzo really stole my heart at how loving he can be, even after having survived unimaginable pain, he now has two very big reasons that make him smile and laugh, Constance, or Connie, as he prefers to call her, is another reason for smiling. Constance brings out feelings he never thought he’d feel again, she was able to reach inside of him and see life very differently. Of course, this being a Candace Blevins story, there are some thrilling sex scenes. I adored how patient Gonzo was with Constance, but as their relationship progresses, the inner caveman comes out, and boy of boy, he is totally sexy. Once I started reading this story, I just could not put it down. Don’t miss out on another great installment to the series, though the stories can be read stand-alone, other characters do make appearances, which is another part I really enjoy.* Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review

  • The Book Junkie Reads . . .
    2019-05-17 06:35

    Motorcycles. Bad boys. Werewolves. Romance. Then there was Gonzo. This man has lived his share of deep, deep, deep tragedy, heartbreak, and just down right major tragedy. He has every right to keep the chip on his shoulders and bring down the shutters to his soul more than most. He was walking through life with one purpose and that was to protect the innocent. While needing a true purpose for his life. Bad, bad boys need someone to love, protect, and cherish as well has have it returned. There was action, quick pace, vast characters, in depth background. Constance on the surface does not mesh well with Gonzo. Thinking of their lives, paths life had taking them and current circumstance. Things begin to change and foster a different perception for me. I really want to get my hands on the previous books and then read this one again just to see if any of my views change. I am certain there was more in the pages that I was not fully aware of. I anticipate reading the previous books in this series. I have only one view of the characters and that is from what I have read in this book. I see the all from this one book's point of view. I anticipate getting to know Duke, Brian, Bash, and Horse. I want to get a better understanding of the Rolling Thunder MCs. I hope to move forward with all the new reads that Candace has coming for the series. Thank you for moving forward and bringing us new things. **This ARC was provided via Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Tarina Deaton
    2019-04-29 06:37

    Gonzo is one of those books I enjoyed because of the underlying theme (whether the author intended it to be a theme or not) - sometimes, your closest family is the one you make for yourself. There’s a lot of subtle emotion in this story. Yes, some of it is in your face, but a lot of it creeps under the surface. It’s more than just the relationship between Gonzo and Constance.It is so hard to write this review without giving away any spoilers. There’s a reveal that is so huge for Gonzo, one Constance brings into his life, that breathes life back into him. It makes him realize there’s a difference between being alive and living a life.One thing that disappointed me with Gonzo (and Horse, really) is something I expected from the way Bash ended (yes, I’m going back three books). There was a hint in Bash, a foreshadowing even, of bigger events to come. I really want to see where that story arch goes, but it feels a little like it dropped off.Oh well, I guess that just means I’ll have to keep reading. Gonzo CAN be read as as standalone if you haven’t read the other books I mentioned.

  • Aya
    2019-05-08 11:36

    I was not a Gonzo fan coming into this but it didn’t stop me from being curious enough to want to know his story. What was his deal? Why was he so angry at the world? The Gonzo in this story was a different person. It was hard to reconcile the Gonzo I thought I knew with the Gonzo I came to know. In the end I couldn’t help but love him. He was patient, thoughtful, and kind. The way he dealt with Connie and the kids coming into his life was definitely something.Not sure how much I liked Connie. The biases she held rubbed me up the wrong way, and as a consequence I just couldn’t warm to her. If it wasn’t for the fact that she seemed somewhat apologetic for them and tried to be more open-minded I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have liked her much at all. I think apart of the reason why I didn’t like her was that I didn’t really get to know much about her – her past in particular. I wanted to know her story in detail. I have to say I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t more surrounding her asexuality. This story is focused on Gonzo, his past, and his growth, rather than his relationship with Connie. The relationship itself takes a backseat but it does provides the perfect opportunity for Gonzo’s personal development. I loved seeing this side of him, the grief put me firmly in his corner, where I just wanted to heal his hurts and give him cuddles. I was surprised that his story wasn’t more anger filled, regardless; it still explained some of his previous actions and attitudes. While I liked seeing his growth, seeing that he could be sweet and tender, I felt the whiplash as it was less of a gradual transformation and more a personality implant. On the whole, I couldn't put this book down. I absolutely devoured it. I still would have like a little more MC action but there really isn't much to complain about considering I had my Gonzo fix.Enjoyable, fast-paced, and addictive. I can’t wait for more of this series. Seriously, how can I not continue a series where morphing male appendages keep making an appearance. *provided by the Author through the BDSM group on goodreads

  • Stefani Drury
    2019-05-13 11:23

    *ARC copy provided by author for honest review*Kindle copy preordered on Amazon.comLet me start by saying I love love love the RTMC series and I have had a soft spot in my heart for Gonzo from book one. Most people see him as just a grade A jerk, but I always wanted to chip away at his crusty outside to see the real man inside. I was not disappointed--Gonzo stole my heart! He is my new favorite RTMC member, sorry Brain!Gonzo has been through a hell I can't even begin to wrap my head around. To avoid completely shutting down and leaving his humanity to live in wolf form, he slaps on his suit of armor in the form of jerkitude. [It's a word!!! :)] The world as a whole sees the gruff/rude/seemingly hateful persona under which Gonzo now lives. However, he is presented with a scenario which causes him to rethink how he interacts with the world. While those without access to his inner circle will always see the intimidating Gonzo, there are the lucky few who get to meet the man he was always meant to be. Connie--MAN Gonzo hates the name Constance--manages to not piss him off on sight and that is something very new for him.Constance has adjusted to a life devoid of a romantic relationship. However, as circumstances bring her and Gonzo together on a consistent basis she begins to rethink her future and how she wants to live it. While she recognizes Gonzo's rude persona is genuine, she glimpses the pain in him and seeks to delve a little deeper.The romance for these two is slow, sweet, funny, and HAWT!!! I loved learning their story and guessing at their future. The journey will take you through the full spectrum of emotional highs and lows and everything in between. I smiled, giggled, belly laughed, cried tears of sympathy, joy, and heartbreak. Be prepared to be exhausted afterward!If you've never read Candace Blevins---YOU MUST! She writes smart, loving, funny, and sexy characters and avoids the formulaic storylines flooding the market. She takes you on thrill rides that are more than worth the price of admission.

  • Heart5
    2019-05-04 03:36

    Gonzo never really stood out for me in the previous books, but after going back and doing a little re-reading I’m not sure why I didn’t notice him more. He seems to be the most broken of the RTMC members, having suffered loss after loss. His general views of women aren’t good, but at the same time he is quick to jump in and help a woman in distress.Constance is very structured. Everything in life has a place and everything needs to be in its place. Having kids about the same age, she left me feeling a little envious of the order she managed to maintain. She’s not someone you expect to see fall for a damaged biker. The romance in this one builds very slowly. Gonzo does what he can to appease Constance for the sake of his kids, Constance tolerates Gonzo as best she can for fear of losing her niece and nephew. This is the first time in the series that I can recall such a build up to that first sexual encounter.Gonzo in dad mode brought a whole new level of hotness to the RTMC series. As the sexual tension built, I chanted a silent “Please let it turn kinky, please let it turn kinky.” I was not disappointed. Having Connie go from so in control and innocent to submissive and open to everything Gonzo has to offer, really amped up the heat in the finals chapter.This is a book that I could have sat down and devoured in a single session. Unfortunately work and kids sometimes get in the way of my plans. It drove me crazy having to space this one out over several days. Next time a RTMC gets released I’ll know to plan my week a little better. I received this book from the BDSM group on Goodreads.

  • namericanwordcat
    2019-05-23 05:19

    At its heart, this is a sweet romance about grief and loss. But on top of that we have all sorts of other crazy themes--wolf shifter, aunt raising her sisters kids, secret baby, motorcycle club, opposites attract--all kinds of fun that make this a really good time. Gonzo was really dead inside and kind of awful earlier in the series. He hates women and acts like it. We get to know why in this book and Blevins does a great job making him into a wonderful hero. I like the quiet, fierce, practical heroine a lot. I love an opposites romance so this romance makes me happy.I wasn't really thrilled with the asexual angle in the book. Blevins does a great job through out the series presenting and developing a spectrum of sexualities as part of her characters. It turns out Constance wasn't asexual but needed a bit more kink to get her going which is all good but the idea of asexuality gets a bit mishandled I think also the heroine is a genius. We should see much more of that part of her than we do. Also, Gonzo is a little too callus at times about custody issues. However, couple time is grand in this book as Gonzo can't help but fall in love and neither can Constance. They both grow and heal. It is a really lovely romance in that way. I like kids and I like the kids in this romance and how parent is handled and discussing. Even though this is a erotic romance there is a lot of talking. The series plot moves forward nicely and all the characters show up in great ways. A very good read.

  • Missy Fern - BFD Book Blog
    2019-05-20 11:40

    Gonzo.A supernatural, shifter novel. Book 7 in the RTMC series.Let me start by saying Gonzo is not likable throughout this series. He's been dealt a rough hand and walks through life rather than actually living it. Sooo....he's rough and he's tough and he's not the nicest guy, especially to women. Really, really not nice.Cue Connie. She's convinced she's asexual. When she and Gonzo meet, it's not love or like at first sight. No spoilers - but when Connie reveals her secret, she and Gonzo find some common ground and have to work together. Sexually, they are polar opposites. It was interesting to see this develop into a love story, especially when both had established lives and boundaries. It was slow building and sweet, when these two broken people finally opened up to each other and allowed themselves to be vulnerable.As the story evolved, sweet became spicy hot. Gonzo was controlling and bossy. Not a surprise and that's why we read these books, right? It wouldn't be a CB story without some kink, but I spent more time in Connie's b$tt than I liked. Seriously, it doesn't detract from the story and those "moments" were building trust, but....(see what I did there) I didn't necessarily need a play by play.Why was this story good? The writing kept my interest start to finish. I found I now like Gonzo, he came alive and redeemed himself to Connie and to me. That CB found a way to make me like him, wow. Bravo!

  • Kath Pigou
    2019-04-30 06:40

    Gonzo is a broken man. He doesn’t relate to people beyond his brothers in the RTMC and doesn’t participate more than he has to. He’s a scary man I’d cross the road to avoid.So I was curious to see how Candace Blevins would bring him to life and give him a story I’d be interested in. I should have known she’d find a way.Gonzo’s life, which has been tragic, and enough to make anyone step away, takes a turn for the better. There is something out there to pique his interest, to make him want to reconnect and to give him focus. And Connie is the one to show him what it is. She’s a strong independent woman who doesn’t need a man in her life, but might get one anyway.I enjoyed their growing relationship, how they helped each other and how we find that love does indeed conquer all – and it’s not only romantic love.There are cameos from other Chattanooga Supernaturals, which I always enjoy, but really this is Gonzo’s return to a real life, and the surprising joy he finds there in places he never thought to look.

  • Helen Wawrejko
    2019-05-05 05:42

    Received ARC. Emotionally charged storyline for this member of the MC club. Sex was almost subtle in the context of the, at times, wrenching story. You get the eroticism Candace is so famous for, but the story of redemption overshadows it. Great story with Constance and Gonzo, small side story, but wholly about 2 completely different people finding each other bound for a common goal. How they get together is a huge spoiler, so it's hard to put into words the emotional deliverance Gonzo gets in his story. Nice addition to some of the heavy BDSM like Bash's story.

  • Becca Reads
    2019-05-03 10:27

    Bikers, werewolves, and a smart heroine are again on center stage in this series. Having read each of the books in this series, I loved getting to know the back story of Gonzo. Despite his initial trepidation, Connie is a great match for him. (view spoiler)[Seeing him with his children was also a revelation. (hide spoiler)] I'm quite happy to be team Gonzo now.

  •  Joyce
    2019-04-27 11:26

    So I took a little break from this series because book 6 was boring and brutal to finish. So just picked up again to see if I wanted to continue. I'm glad I did. This book was a true redemption for this series. Once again I'm wanting to continue the series.

  • Melanie Marnell
    2019-04-27 11:40

    My heart went out to Gonzo when he discovered he had children. His joy in seeing his twins was palpable. Constance, the prim and proper scientist, knew it was the righr thing to do in letting Gonzo know about his twins. The surly man seemed to come to life before her eyes. While she had many reservations about him and his lifestyle, the love he had for Chloe and Declan was so apparent the reservations took a back sest. The begin to co-parent the lively children at the same time moving toward a more intimate relationship. Overcoming the obstacles in their path such as: her need for extreme security; the revelations of Gonzo and the twins being werewolves, they become a happy family. Something they both thought would never be.

  • zoegrl
    2019-05-05 10:23

    Gonzo & ConnieWow! What a beautiful love story. It was sad & happy & loving mixed along with the RTMC way of life. I cried so much for Gonzo & his loss. But also for the love story that unfolded along the way. I read it so quickly, I just couldn't put it down. All the other books have love stories in them just not as touching as this one. Enjoy!!! I definitely did!! Thank you Candace!6

  • Pat
    2019-05-01 10:33

    How can you not feel good at the end of this story. Gonzo's HEA. WOW to have loved and lost twice and the second time being one of the worst. Way to hang in there Gonzo.

  • Deb B
    2019-05-15 06:40

    some sad, some fun, some sweet, some rough .. definitely loved it

  • Jody
    2019-05-21 07:20

    Fans of shifter reads will find some familiar mythos in this scorching story along with a few inventive twists that sets this apart from the rest of the genre. From its political system to its hierarchy between those born and bitten that shows differing strength, the depiction of pack life is an intriguing one and is perfectly blended with the mentality of the MC world to keep readers invested in this story. Add in a hero who's difficult to define, a heroine that left me a bit frustrated, and a set of twins very mature for their age and you end up with an unconventional family that drove this story and was a nice addition to an entertaining series.Gonzo's a broken man after the death of his first wife and the betrayal of his second one who took his children from him. With nothing to live for he let his wolf take over until finding the RTMC and a new family who supports him despite his anger and callousness. His heart's still closed off though as his trust in women is gone. Life for him is full of meaningless sexual encounters and working for his Club to work out his rage. Discovering that he's the father of twins changes his life irrevocably and returns him to the land of the living in scenes that are in direct contrast to his previous nastiness. Gonzo tends to speak before thinking, casually and often talks about sex and his treating women in interchangeable ways, which is sometimes off-putting. When around his children though he's a kinder and gentler man, much more appealing as he let his heart show. Meeting his children's aunt also catches him off guard as her prissy nature slowly pulls him in as he longs to dirty her up. As their sexual connection grows so too does their unified parental front. As he gets closer to his newfound family there's a sense of peace that comes over him and makes for more smiles and laughter from the bad boy biker as well as more intense glimpses of his Dominant tendencies in the bedroom. All his differing facets make for a compelling hero who I might not have always liked but who I couldn't look away from.Gonzo's twins are very exuberant with sparkling personalities and mature thoughts wrapped up in a child-like package. I don't normally like kids in my romances but these two meshed nicely with the overall story bringing out more facts about living as a werewolf and bringing Gonzo and Constance together in very subtle ways. Constance is a good caretaker to the twins, sacrificing everything for their happiness which was admirable. She's purported to be very smart but in many ways she's naive. Because she's had unfulfilling sexual encounters in the past, she's convinced she's asexual which has her blushing whenever Gonzo discusses sex. Her naivete didn't ring true and left me frustrated as sex talk always left her flustered and uncomprehending. Once Gonzo got his hands on her though she turned into an insatiable sex kitten that resulted in LOTS of sexual encounters and even more sex talk that overtook the story. The early scenes of romance and sensuality soon morphed into more erotically-charged encounters with moments of light BDSM that overshadowed the issues the MC was facing.Overall this was a unique read that brought new concepts to the shifter sub-genre. Affection was casually gifted which showed a softer side to these bad boys as hugs were common between them. Running in their werewolf form was vividly depicted to reflect the sense of freedom they got when they shifted. Sex was casually brought up too with scenes that grew in intensity as the story drew closer to the end. All this was wrapped up in the MC world which was seen as a bit bloody and dangerous, everything we've come to expect. Though this is the seventh installment in the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club series I had no problem getting immersed into this world. Though the story went on a bit too long, and got a bit bogged down by the sexual interludes, it was still an entertaining ride that fans of the paranormal will enjoy.3.75 STARS!

  • H.A.
    2019-05-24 05:22

    I’m fairly new to both the MC and ‘shifter genre. I’ve decided I’m kind of in love with both, and the combination thereof is even MORE fun.Oh, and I forgot to add my penchant for stories that star a damaged hero with a dark past and the heroine who saves him — and gets saved herself in the process. GONZO has that too! PLUS,, there’s some SERIOUS sexytime here.While this is the 7th book in the Rolling Thunder Motorcyle Club (RTMC) series (what is it with me coming into the middle of series?), once again, it didn’t really matter. Characters and events from previous books feature heavily in GONZO, but there’s enough information about them that you have what you need to enjoy this book without feeling clueless. Of course, you may want to go out and snap up the rests of the series after reading this one — it’s that good!I had no idea how rough bikers would come across in a romance novel. I figured they had to be whitewashed to just a bunch of nice guys/werewolves who happen to look tough and ride Harleys. But Candace pulls NO punches about the violence and danger of living outside the boundaries of of society, while making everyone sympathetic, even lovable. There’s even (off-screen) murder, but not without sound reason. The RTMC are good guys who aren’t afraid to take people down or out when they deem it necessary, especially to protect the club, their loved ones, the strict rules of their kind, and their territory. The depiction of the biker life seems true to life, and is not for the squeamish or easily offended.Of course, the real center of the story is Gonzo/Connie. They are thrown together as a result of something Gonzo did a few years before, and the consequences have come home to roost when Connie (actually, Constance, but Gonzo shortens it and she accepts it. He’s adorably pushy, and she picks her battles carefully, so she lets this one go as one of his quirks that eventually grows on her.) enters his life, and as they deal with those results together, their barriers slowly come down while their feelings rise. Neither of them wanted any kind of relationship — especially with each other — in the beginning, but that doesn’t last.In spite of the sometimes scary, sometimes violent world of the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, the core of this book is about family, love, friendship, and how those things can heal even the deepest wounds.My ONLY criticism about this book is that external threats mentioned in the story were never fully realized. When I finished, I felt like I had skipped over something. Even the most dangerous things surrounding Gonzo and Connie (she’s a research scientist for a large, international pharmaceuticals firm, making her and her family potential victims of kidnapping) don’t really amount to much. They’re mentioned — quite a bit — but they quickly go away. I was very into the rest of the story, so that ultimately didn’t bother me very much, but it was there.A warning: this book is graphic, and deals with some very un-vanilla hardcore sex. Not standard erotica, unless you like m/m, if you know what I mean. I enjoyed it, but sometimes it made me look askance at the couple, and their sort-of Dom/sub relationship (although neither of them are in the life. Gonzo is just kinky.) Still, it was plenty hot, and as I appreciate the kink, again, it was okay by me. Might not be for some people, however.Whatever it’s flaws, I enjoyed this story so much, I immediately ran out and bought the rest of the series, and joined Candace’s group on Facebook so I can review new books in the future.I have to recommend this book to people who like really hardcore biker stories, especially ones with shifters in them. The actual were action is light in this one, but the influence on Gonzo is still central to who he is.

  • Bianca78
    2019-05-15 11:36

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I love motorcycles, men with beards, and paranormal romance, so obviously I was immediately sold on Gonzo. Sadly, the book fell short of my expectations and my first foray into the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club is likely to be my last.Dwight “Gonzo” Wells is left reeling when he’s unceremoniously informed he’s unwittingly fathered twins. Almost instantly Gonzo accepts responsibility for the children and is forced to deal with his baggage before he can fully embrace his new role as father. The four-year-old twins quickly embrace Gonzo as does their aunt Constance.Gonzo was promoted as a potential standalone read, however, I feel I may have missed a lot of pertinent information on the characters and the club by jumping in at book seven. Gonzo isn’t such a tough customer, in my opinion. He gardens, hosts family barbeques, lovingly wraps leftovers in tinfoil, and is concerned with maintaining strict hygiene during anal sex. I was expecting a slow and complex character transformation. I did not connect with Connie as female main. For such an educated and accomplished character, she doesn’t have much substance. And while Blevins goes to great lengths to describe the ordinary throughout the book, I’m not even sure what Connie looks like or enjoys outside of Gonzo, southern food, and the children.Blevins’ writing style is distracting. Too many scenes are stalled by mundane description and dialogue. I found the pacing slow and frustrating. Moreover, I’m not really sure I can identify the central conflict of the book. Gonzo seems willing to be a proper father to his children from the start and his relationship with Constance “Connie” a given. The strife experienced within the MC (motorcycle club) is passively described, quickly resolved, and doesn’t amount to much. I’m not sure this book can be properly classified as a paranormal romance. Yeah, Gonzo and his biker brothers are werewolves, but this is a minor element within the story. It affords Gonzo and his crew certain abilities (like changing the shape of their penises), but it’s certainly not in the forefront. The magic of paranormal romance is rather absent in this novel. Given that I wasn’t swept away by a whimsical storyline and extraordinary characters, I found myself questioning a lot of the text. I don’t have extensive knowledge of biker gangs outside of a few episodes of Sons of Anarchy, but I couldn’t blindly accept the rampant misogyny in the book and the misrepresentation of asexual people. I realize this is a work of fiction, however, I wasn’t sufficiently lost in the fiction to forget the social implications. On a potentially positive note, the romantic scenes within the book are abundant and graphically vivid. If you’re looking for an erotic read, this book might interest you. The author also has written sexy shorts set in the same world that might be worth a look. Reviewed for I Smell Sheephttp://www.ismellsheep.com/2016/05/bo...

  • Epiphany
    2019-05-22 05:20

    I loved Gonzo's story. I love reading MC books and I had no idea what to expect when I started reading Gonzo’s story. Gonzo is a wolf shifter but there is more about the human side of Gonzo than the paranormal side of this shifter in this story line. As I was reading many times I want to reach inside my Kindle and just give him a hug. Gonzo is a damaged man that seems to hate most people until Connie comes into his life with news that he never expected to hear. Without telling you what that news is, I will say Gonzo learns to put his demons behind him and grow a person, and learns to love again. Even though this is the 7th book in this series this book can be read as a stand-alone story without needed extra back story. I now want to go back and read the other books. You can't go wrong with this sexy read. I Highly recommend this book.

  • Donna
    2019-05-12 11:33

    And how can you mend a broken heart?How can you stop the rain from falling down?How can you stop the sun from shining?What makes the world go round?How can you mend this broken man?How can a loser ever win?Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live againThis song played through my mind throughout this book. Gonzo is a sincerely broken man. He lost his wife and kids and was turned into a werewolf. He exists for his brothers in the club and that’s about the extent of his living. Until he meets uptight, prissy pharmaceutical scientist Constance who is about to shake up his world in ways you can’t begin to guess at. I loved watching Gonzo and Constance bring each other into the world of the living. I love how the irredeemable gets a second chance at love and life. Don’t worry Gonzo is still a bada$$ biker but maybe a little softer around the edges.