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Road of No Return

Hounds of Valhalla MC, Sex & Mayhem, Book 1
Narrated by: Wyatt Baker
Series: Sex & Mayhem Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Summary

Don’t talk to strangers. 

Zak: Tattoo artist. Independent. Doesn’t do relationships. 

Stitch: Outlaw biker. Deep in the closet. Doesn’t share his property. 

On the day of Stitch’s divorce, lust personified enters the biker bar he’s celebrating at. Tattooed all over, pierced, confident, and hot as hellfire, Zak is the bone Stitch has waited for life to throw him. All Stitch wants is a sniff, a taste, a lick. What follows instead is gluttony of the most carnal sort, and nothing will ever be the same. Forced to hide his new love affair from the whole world, Stitch juggles family, club life, and crime, but it’s only a matter of time until it becomes too hard.

Zak moves to Lake Valley in search of peace and quiet, but when he puts his hand into the jaws of a Hound of Valhalla, life gets all but simple. In order to be with Stitch, Zak’s biker wet dream, he has to crawl right back into the closet. As heated as the relationship is, the secrets, the hiding, the violence, jealousy, and conservative attitudes in the town rub Zak in all the wrong ways. When pretending he doesn't know what his man does becomes impossible, Zak needs to decide if life with an outlaw biker is really what he wants.

As club life and the love affair collide, all that’s left in Zak and Stitch’s life is mayhem. 

Warning: Contains adult content - a gritty storyline, explicit language, violence, and torture

©2014 Acerbi&Villani ltd. (P)2019 Acerbi&Villani ltd.

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Brutally Brilliant!

I first read this book about 2 years ago and it took me on a journey of these authors library of books, which has me waiting eagerly for each new one that is published.
Their books are not for the faint hearted, whether you are reading this series, Sex & Mayhem, Kings of Hell MC (which the first is now also out on audiobook) or Guns n’ Boys.
Road of No Return is a vicious and brutal love story, be warned, it brings you face to face with the reality of inherent homophobia within certain lifestyles, in this case the Hounds of Valhalla MC.
Stitch is a newly divorced, closeted member of the Hounds of Valhalla and Zak is a, new to the area, tattoo artist. When Stitch sees Zak walk into the clubhouse there is an instant attraction.
Their relationship slowly develops, with many mistakes and arguments along the way due to Stitch’s need to stay closeted, if found out it could mean his death from his own brothers in the MC.
This can be an uncomfortable read at times, but that’s the great thing about K.A Merikan, they make you ask yourself questions, such as “What would I do for the one I love?”
I hope the rest of the series of books are going to come on audio.
As for the narrator, Wyatt Baker, he nailed it! 5 stars!

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Hot bikers

Loved this! Like always with K. A. Merikan, the characters are kind of a*sholes, but I like them. The narration is perfect for these mean badass bikers!

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Stitch and Zac

Zac a Tattoo artist moves to town the day Stitch's divorce is final. He drops in at the Club to hand out brochures for his business and Stitch decides to get his wife's name tattooed over. The rest is history, what Stitch goes through with the Club and the Ex all for love of 1 man is unbelievable

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Road of No Return (Hounds of Valhalla MC Sex &Mayhem Book 1)by K.A. Merikan. This story develops nicely. A good combination of world building and character development. This story is intense but very good.
The Narrator Wyatt Baker did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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Bad Boys, Bikes, Tattoos & other dangerous things

Wyatt Baker is a new-to-me narrator, but I thought he did a credible job of bringing the story and characters to life.
I do enjoy the writings of Kat and Agnes with the darkness they feed/stir within the darker recesses of my mind/imagination.
I like Zak, the Tattoo Artist, but I didn't really like Stitch, the MC member very much to begin with as he's very self-centred and not so good at communicating his expectation to his significant others.
Zak seems to have a good head on his shoulders and I enjoyed taking the journey with him as he enters the world of the Hounds of Valhalla MC. Recommended if your a fan of MCs with plenty of bad boys, their hogs, and naughty sexy times.
Trigger warning of violence in the latter part of the story.

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Gritty MC tale

If you want a fluffy motorcycle club tale with MCs with a heart of gold then this isn't the tale for you. Stitch in particular is an unsympathetic character who I hated half of the time. He was unlikeable and unapologetic about the way he acts and didn't seem to learn from his mistakes despite Zac pulling him on his behaviour on a regular basis.

The narration took a while to grow on me but the gritty delivery suited the storty

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Not for me.

Although this is a very well written book and I enjoyed Wyatt Baker’s voice, for some reason I couldn’t get into it which meant it took me a while to get through. So technically it was very good which is why it got the rating it did, but it was not my cup of tea. This is just my opinion.

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Gritty

What an amazing book to listen to, One of the MCs is so far in the closet he needs a flashlight to find a way out, I really enjoy these ladies books , but listening toWyatt Baker(what a voice) gave it more depth and feeling then I got from reading this, eager for the next in this series well worth the credit.

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Dark and gritty.... yet awesome

Scary how homophobia can make people do such vile stuff. Stitch is a biker bad boy, who just got divorced. He is gay, but way inside the closet and when he meets tattoo artist Zak, he wants to explore. I was afraid for him all through the book. This story evoked may emotions, I felt for Stitch and sometimes wanted to kick him but he is a great character. Zak is a dear, he really took a lot of $&$& from Stitch. I liked how the relationship evolved though. Danger was all around them and that made it exciting yet terrifying. The narrator has a great voice and made the listen that much better.
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  • The Book Quarry
  • 22-02-19

Dirty, gritty and dark. A great romance

I was excited to get an audio copy of one of my favorite books. The story and plot line were both so unique, dark, and dirty. Zak was by far my favorite character. He was strong willed and knew exactly what he wanted and needed. Stitch is an in the closet bad A biker whose world completely shifts when he sees Zak for the first time. Then it completely changed when he got his first tattoo from Zak.

This book was gritty and dark with some unexpected happenings. It is a book that is hard to put down and it is a book I can reread several times. The audio was a bit hard to listen to for me. Wyatt Baker did a great job creating the different voices. It was easy to know exactly who was talking. I just for some reason could not fall into it like I did when I read the book. Regardless this is still a book I highly recommend.

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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 22-02-19

Gritty and Raw Goodness!

4.5 Stars!

Road of No Return is book one in the Sex & Mayhem Series. If you've read K.A. Merikan's books before, you know that they're amazing at writing dark, violent, gritty stories with alpha men that are willing to do just about anything to protect those they love.

This is not a story for the faint of heart, there's plenty of heat and sex and yes, even love, but don't expect Zak or Stitch to turn all mushy just because they fall for each other, because that's not what you'll find here. They're realistic and they are raw, and I found myself alternatively liking them and wanting to knock some sense into them. LOL

Wyatt Baker did a great job with the narration. His voice is gruff and deep and a bit rough around the edges, just like KA Merikan's characters are and it made the whole listening experience very enjoyable!

Definitely an audiobook you don't want to miss out on!

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  • Nica Flor
  • 06-02-19

So hot and passionate

If you're into clean, safe, good guys, then turn around, this ain't the club for you. There's a tattoed wet dream named Zak, who walks in the Hounds of Valhalla bar and meets a raspy voiced, long haired biker named Stitch, and their hot headed romance explodes in a ride full of angst and passion. Stitch is rough and rowdy and shameless, but lives with a huge secret that comes out the day he meets Zak, and their relationship is sweaty, dirty and sexy. The book is full of sexy moments but also has unexpected tenderness and realistic reactions, and though Zak and Stitch may not be to every reader's liking, they are certainly attention catching and believable, and with a pure message: be yourself even if it cost you blood. The narrator did an amazing job, he had the perfect voice for Zak, soft, deep and plummy, and for Stitch, all raspy and mischievous, and his performance hit all the right emotional notes, especially the intimate scenes, which were narrated perfectly, as well the scenes where emotions ran high with anger. The story is exciting and the audiobook brought the characters to life and a new level of hotness.

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  • Stephanie VO
  • 25-05-19

Amazing dark read!!

I am loving this dark and dirty read! Stitch and Zak's story is something I couldn't put down! Then Wtatt Baker just made the book even better. He just has away that made even darker and dirtier and I absolutely love it! I just couldn't stop listening. Amazing all around!

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 23-05-19

OMG! Dark, sexy and dangerous!

There is nothing sexier than a badass biker! Stitch just flipped all my switches and Zach's too. The action and adventure kept me on the edge of my seat! Amazing job!

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  • Starwarslover
  • 22-05-19

yum

sex and mayhem is right. haha good storyline.. good characters and the narrator did a very good job. i liked this one also.. cant wait to see what happens next.

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  • Susan R
  • 21-05-19

dark story but so awesome

Stitch is in the Hounds of Valhalla MC and in the closet.
Zakk is a tattoo artist who sees something wonderful in Stitch I am not sure the rest of us saw.
This a dark and gritty romance.
This book is not light and fluffy, but of so worth it.
Wyatt did an amazing job with the voices in this one. He really bought the scenes to life like we were there in the shadows watching what was going on.

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  • Meg
  • 15-05-19

A raw and gritty romance

This is a story about an outlaw MC member who is very deep in the closet. In walks new blood that he just can't resist.

Stitch is very controlling and a bit violent in the relationship, but for some reason, Zak allows it, and keeps letting him come back.

The Hounds of Valhalla are a dangerous, homophobic group of men. They are getting more involved in serious illegal activities that make Stitch very uncomfortable.

When the two MCs are found out, things go from bad to worse, and the danger amps up. But, after the climax of the story, they chose a different path that will lead to a safer, and more satisfying life for all involved.

This is a new narrator for me, I think he did a great job. His character differentiation is really good and his pace is consistent throughout the book.

* I was given a copy of this audiobook and I am leaving my honest review. *

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  • Amy Begnene
  • 10-02-19

Tremendous!

I just listened to both books by this author and can’t wait to see what happens next. Excellent writing and perfect narration!!!!

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  • Katie Phillips
  • 31-01-20

I need to learn my MC lesson

I need to remember that I don’t like MC books. So take this review for what you will.

The premise sounded good. I had just read a forbidden love mob mm romance and this sounded like a good follow up. It starts off entertaining. I liked the 2 main characters, I liked Stitch’s relationship with his daughter, the MC seemed ok (these mm books either they are all a**holes or they are all gay... both options are unbelievable... this one they turn out to all be a**holes), the writing was above average and I was enjoying the narration so I continued on.... I should have stopped. Ugh.

I won’t spoil anything but the last 4-5 chapters were contrived and unbelievable and really just twisted up and not in an interesting way. Zac’s turn to helping in that situation made no sense and the situation itself was uncalled for and ridiculous. I didn’t buy any of their reactions.

This was a new to me narrator and author. I might try another book by the author because I did enjoy the beginning. I will just steer clear of MCs because I have yet to read one mm or mf that doesn’t end ridiculous. The narrator was awesome.

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