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Summary

Two men, two different worlds, one destiny.

Gunner has spent half his life running from his past, and the other half trying to protect himself from ever being vulnerable again. He’s escaped his old club and worked hard to earn the VP patch on his cut after joining the Broken Chains. But his entire life is turned upside down when Gunner’s past comes back to haunt him, and the club’s Deaf delivery guy ends up at the wrong place at the wrong time. 

When his president asks him to protect the injured man, Gunner wants to say no. After all, he hasn’t been able to take his eyes off Logan since the day they met, and Gunner can’t afford that kind of distraction. But ignoring him is damn near impossible when every time he looks at Logan, he starts to feel something. And Gunner doesn’t think he has the power to resist him for much longer.

There will be no promise of a future though, if the Broken Chains can’t protect Logan from the mess he’s in, but even if they succeed, Gunner isn’t sure there’s a place for Logan in his world.

Broken Chains MC is a Motorcycle Club Romance series with dubious morality, mild violence, and happily ever afters.

©2021 E.M. Lindsey (P)2021 E.M. Lindsey

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Gunnar and Logan

Tidal Wave was my first book by E.M. Lindsey and I really enjoyed the Broken Chains MC prelude.

Gunnar has fled his old MC along with his little sister Maddie and starts a fresh start with her in another city. He finds a new club and becomes vice president there. Logan is deaf and he is Maddie's dance instructor. He also delivers to the Broken Chains garage from time to time. When he gets hurt, the president of the club asks Gunnar to protect Logan. The two spend a lot of time together. I liked this slow burn love story, but it took me a bit to feel the connection of Gunnar and Logan as a listener.
Everything seems to be going well until members of his old club show up in town. But then things get interesting and exciting and events start to spiral.
I really liked Gunnar because he will do anything to protect those he loves. And Logan also had my sympathies, because due to his deafness he has to struggle with some things.

I liked the story as well as the development of the characters. The love story is slow, but the author brings in suspense and also some romance. At the end it went almost too fast for me, I would have liked to hear that in more detail. I'm looking forward to more of the Broken Chains stories.

Logan Anare was not someone I had heard of before. I really liked his interpretation of the story and his way of bringing the protagonists to life.

This audiobook was provided to me as a free review copy upon request, this is my honest review

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Great start

A great start to the series by EM Lindsey, a bit more on the action side that some of the other stories but still amazing. Gunner and Logan have a entertaining story. Logan Anare did a fabulous job with the narration. Hope to listen to more in the series and stories narrated by Logan.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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great story

I don't think I've ever listened to this narrator before but they were good. I would definitely listen to him again (spoiler...I'm starting book 2 now).

The story itself was good. some angst and some challenges but love the diversity of the characters the E.M continues to showcase in their books.


fyi: I was provided a copy for an honest opinion. I would not have taken this book for review had I not enjoyed previous work of the writer or narrator. I also always listen to the sample of a new to me narrator to confirm I enjoy their voice. once I have have checked those I will request for a review copy because I know I'll enjoy them for the most part.

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  • Erryn Barratt
  • 03-07-21

A rough ride

I will admit to not being a huge MC book fan. I can stomach a certain amount of violence. Sometimes it feels excessive. This book did not. The violence was there and was necessary.

Gunnar has had a rough go of life. He was never particularly wanted, never loved, and grew up in the shadow of his father’s MC. When it was discovered he was gay, he was beaten literally to within an inch of his life. Those injuries have remained with him and always will. The light in his life? His sister Maddie. A precocious young girl with a stubborn streak a mile wide. She’s also growing up around bikers, but they are all protective of the little tyke.

Logan is - as self-described - deaf, black, and bisexual. He doesn’t let any of that hold him back. He’s made a good life for himself, well away from his well-meaning family back in Louisiana. Unfortunately he has a run-in with some vicious bikers from another gang and suddenly he’s reliant on the gang he’s been working for to keep him safe.

I loved Logan. He teaches dance despite being deaf. He works a couple of jobs to keep a roof over his head, but never complains about his lack of material things. He adores his students, including Maddie, and has noticed Gunnar. When the two men are thrown together, is it any wonder things get interesting? Then that happiness is shattered by violence, and I wondered how this was going to end. Well. Or as well as can be.

Logan Anare is a new narrator to me and I guarantee I’ll listen to him again. He just suited this series. And there are more books, so I plan to listen to them as well.

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  • JD
  • 22-06-21

Good Story Line

This is a slow burn story with action. Gunner and Logan are great characters and come together overcoming obstacles in both of their lives. Gunner's little sister Maddie is a firecracker and makes the story even better.

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  • Leah Brock
  • 17-06-21

Gunner and Logan's MC Romantic Suspense Story

Series starter ‘Tidal Wave’ sets up the characters, and what is likely to be just one of many conflicts, of newly established motorcycle club Broken Chains. They have a small membership, few allies and operate legit businesses. They also want to maintain a fierce reputation against other clubs coming into their small town of River Crest. Their first challengers are Satan’s Soul MC, the club Gunner fled with his baby sister five years ago.

Gunner is VP of Broken Chains, but worries his old club coming after him. Logan is a deaf man working as a dance instructor to Gunner’s sister and also delivers for Broken Chains’ mechanic shop. It’s inevitable the two men will run into each other. Gunner feels an immediate attraction, but knows getting involved with a civilian will put Logan in danger, so he keeps his distance. Logan has no interest in the biker lifestyle, but is intrigued by Gunner nonetheless.

Lindsey fills this MC love story with suspense, moral ambiguity and some violence. Trope-y goodness abounds with opposites-attract, hurt/comfort, close-proximity and even a small dose of single-dad, ‘Tidal Wave’ is a great beginning to what promises to be a wonderful romantic suspense series. I’m looking forward to what Lindey has in store for other club members on their journeys to finding love.

Logan Anare does a very good job with the narration of this book. His interpretation and delivery of the unique personalities of the main characters helps bring Lindsey's story to life.

This audiobook was given to me by request as a free review copy. I’m now submitting a voluntary opinion of it.

Recommended.

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  • pdaake
  • 12-06-21

Beautiful start to a series!

I actually listened to the second first. I lov d it so much that I had to go back and listen to the the first book! This motorcycle club series is so good! A lot of motorcycle series are well established clubs and this show the struggles of being new. I love the reason the new club was formed and that the characters are very unique. The narration is spot on and I love the voice!

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  • Marianne H.
  • 04-06-21

Could have been more...something

Maybe it was the pace of the story or the unnecessary characters but I couldn't follow Gunner and Logan's story at all.  The narrator did a good job, didn't really differentiate between as much between the main characters but he was okay.   I think if the author removed the little sister and the guy called 'Rat' from the plot, it leaves the story more open to better ideas for Gunner and Logan to cross paths.  I thought Logan would be fine being a 'delivery guy' for the club rather than being a delivery guy for the club as well as a dance teacher and former dancer or what not.  It was just too much for my taste.  I think I'd like the story a little if I read it first, maybe then listening to it would drag on as it felt like it did.  I do love that the main characters had disabilities that they've learned to overcome.  I did enjoy Gunner's club member family as well.  All in all, Tidal Wave was okay for me so I'm giving it 3.8 stars.  Happy listening all!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • PattyH
  • 04-06-21

Excellent

One ballet dancer, one Mc man. what could go wrong when two men find each other and sparks fly? Read this excellent story to find out.

The narration was one of the best I've listened to. Logan Anare's voice is sexy and expressive.

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  • Jonathan
  • 03-06-21

Short, fat, tall, thin, tan or light skinned...

I wanna start this by saying below are potential spoilers so don't read if you wanna give the book a go. Its a personal review so your opinion might differ.

SO first off I got sooo confused with the constant explaining of what people looked like, I know Logan was dark skinned but the way it sounded, so was Gunner? Then the love between the Poly deaf dance teacher who worked multiple jobs to get by, falling head over heels for the grungy mechanic biker in a gang without saying GANG, who brought a child to dance class.. Gunner is on the run from his old crew of druggies and abusers, protecting his sister. Still so confused how he thought he was able to provide for her more than there rich sibling who had kids and a huge house.... I know love is more important than money, but what indicated that she wouldn't love her little sister and he would love her enough to not have a safe home for her, as well as, his sister was a lawyer they wouldn't touch, then why was the child with the man they could? Parts dragged on longer than I felt they should, this seems like the writer was going for a star crossed lovers but make it gay, that's fine and dandy cuz we need more stories of gay couples overcoming stuff, but make it realistic... Also Narrator was good, I did notice 2 words he flipped the first letter of, I cant remember which but when you listen you will notice it, Like joy or something, it was around the middle maybe.

I was given this review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • MT
  • 20-05-21

Good narration

I thought the narration of the book was good. Sometimes, it can be difficult to listen to narrators perform a child’s voice but this narrator did it very well. The story itself seemed to drag at parts but I enjoyed the narration.

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  • Amelia
  • 26-04-21

Exciting, heart-pounding, and romantic

Gunner's story was wonderfully written, with plenty of high-stakes action that I expect from motorcycle club books and E.M.'s unique brand of swoony romance. In comparison to some of their other series, Broken Chains is grittier, more morally ambiguous, and heart-pounding. I loved the change of pace, and it's so exciting to see one of my favorite authors branching out a bit. I honestly could not have predicted how this story would unfold, and I had a pleasant buzz of suspense for most of the second half. In my opinion, this is one of the least romance-centric books E.M. has written, and to me it read more like an action/adventure book with a splash of romance to keep everything balanced out. I'm definitely not complaining about the slow-burn, because the actual storyline was incredibly captivating and I fell in love with all the characters immediately. For how sparse Logan and Gunner's interactions were, their romantic connection was surprisingly deep and convincing. All together, I thought this was an excellent start to a brand new MM romance series from E.M. Lindsey!

**I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this book. This review expresses my honest thoughts and opinions.