Overall Rating: 2 Stars
Moto by M. Never
[Audiobook Purchased from Audible]
What’s harder than resisting one Dane man? Resisting two.
I don’t date bikers. It’s my one cardinal rule. No rough, rugged, tattooed egotistical maniacs on two wheels. Even if they are gorgeous, brilliant, and sport the prefix Doctor. Bottom line, bikers are nothing but trouble.
Dr. Devlin Dane has had his sights set on my panties for months. But I’ve done a stellar job of fending him off. As Mercy Medical’s most eligible bachelor, he has no problem in the panty dropping department. He’s tall, dark, and inked all over. I get the appeal, I’m not dead. I’m not stupid either. He’s a walking heartbreak waiting to happen.
But when Reese Dane comes crashing into my life – literally- the game suddenly changes.
Reese, the dark, brooding, motorcycle racing champion, knows exactly how to apply the right pressure on and off the track.
The two have an unstoppable pull like centrifugal force, and both bad boy bikers are determined to take me on a high-powered ride I’ll never forget…
Well, that didn’t go how I thought it would.
There has been a lot of buzz about Moto in the romance novel world, particularly among the audiobook romance readers, and I was so excited to get my hands on this book, especially since I tend to have the same opinions as the majority when it comes to hyped book.
I just couldn’t get into this one. I would blame the MFM menage trope, however, American Queen by Sierra Simone proved to me that it could be done right. This book? This book just didn’t.
Here are a few issues I had:
The main character, Kayla, has very few qualities that make me believe two gorgeous men would both fall in love with her. I call this The Bella Effect, because Bella Swan from Twilight is probably the most popular MC who absolutely did not deserve the love of two such great guys. Superhuman or not… and Devlin and Reese may as well be superhuman.
Kayla was so deeply selfish akin to that of Charlotte from Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino. SPOILER ALERT: when Devlin confesses that he can’t share Kayla anymore, she can’t possibly fathom that she’d have to choose between the two. She feels like she should be able to have them both. *insert eyeroll* SPOILER OVER.
Devlin and Reese are brothers. They are twin brothers in a relationship with the same girl and I just… I can’t. I just couldn’t suspend reality enough with this book to get past this little tidbit. And, I don’t really think it’s an issue that would prevent me from suspending reality for any super-obvious author fantasy because, again, in American Queen we had a Vice President and a President, and I was all in.
And, of course, the ending. If you read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about. It left me with my mouth hanging open. I kept thinking, as the ending approached, “No… what I think is going to happen can’t possibly happen, right?” And then it happened. Womp.
There were things I liked about this book. Reese definitely had his moments and I did end up finishing it, but it just didn’t live up to expectations. Oh well, ya win some ya lose some.
I will say, I’ll definitely give M. Never another try!
Audiobook Performance: 5 Stars
The audiobook performance was fantastic. I love these readers and they did a great job with the book.
Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars
There were only a couple of fleeting moments that worked for me.
Re-read Worthiness: No
I almost want to give this another try, just to see if it was a timing thing for me, but I have so many great books on the horizon for me!
Bookshelf Placement: No
Though, I do love the cover!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars
I did actually really like both Devlin and Reese (though, I’m definitely Team Reese.)