Monday, 4 April 2016

Review: It Is What It Is by D.R. Graham

It Is What It Is (Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club, #3)
 It Is What It Is

Author: D.R. Graham
Series: Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club #1
Source: Netgalley
Pages: 190
Publisher: Psyched Publishing
Release date: 22nd February 2016

Synopsis: Tracking down the runaway teenage daughter of a senior member of the Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club should be a quick, easy assignment for Tait—a chance to earn his full patch and officially join the outlaw biker family. But Tait didn’t count on the complication of working alongside the sassy-mouthed older sister, Kolby. He also didn’t count on the mission leading them into the clutches of a lethal international drug ring. Defying direct orders and relying on only his training and wits, Tait will have to risk everything to protect Kolby, rescue Roxie, and get them all out alive. 

Review: 2 out of 5 stars

It Is What It Is by D.R. Graham was a quick and easy read provided to me by Entangled via Netgalley.

Our MC is Kolby who is searching for her missing little sister Roxie, after exhausting all avenues she turns to her step-father Cisco, a leader of the Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club for help. When Kolby arrives at the clubhouse she meets Tait, a clean-cut smart guy who wants nothing more than to become a member of the club.

I really liked Tait aka Uni but I didn’t understand why he wanted to become a member so much; he didn’t fit it at all! He was a kind-hearted, intelligent guy and I liked his interactions with Kolby but I would have loved some sweeter, romantic interactions between them, everything seemed so rushed.

A lot happens in their search for Roxie and they end up involved with the Mexican cartel, at only 190 pages I didn’t feel there was enough time to develop the storyline properly and meet all of the key players; everything seemed to happen all at once.

Besides Kolby and Tait, I didn’t like any of the side characters and that is probably because there wasn’t enough page time to learn enough about them. It would have been great if this book was a lot longer.

Unfortunately, I felt this book lacked depth; I would have liked more – the inner workings of the club, what had actually happened to Roxie in the days since she was taken, the relationship between Cisco/Roxie & Kolby. I’m not sure if this book is a part of a series but I think it definitely had potential.

Thank you to Entangled via Netgalley for the opportunity to read It Is What It Is by D.R. Graham.

D.R. GrahamAbout the author: D.R. Graham is the author of: RANK, NOIR ET BLEU MOTORCYCLE CLUB SERIES (ONE PERCENTER, THE HANDLER, IT IS WHAT IT IS, THE NOIR ET BLEU), the upcoming BRITANNIA BEACH SERIES (HarperCollins) and the Apple iBooks best selling novel, HIT THAT AND YOU'RE DEAD. She is also an award winning columnist for the Richmond News.

D.R. Graham worked as a social worker with at-risk youth before becoming a therapist in private practice. Her novels deal with issues relevant to young adults in love, transition, or crisis. 

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  1. Bummer about the depth. I struggle with MC books and haven't run across one I like yet.

  2. I have not read a MC book, it feels like not for me

  3. Oh darn. I can totally see why the depth panned. After reading the blurb you could see so much hope for it. Hope your next book rocks.


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