What is it about a man in leather that seems to do it for so many of us?
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I love a man on a bike, it’s a bit of a weakness, so if a romance has any hint of that I’m all over it. And if it just happens to be a Motorcycle Club then my day is totally made. There’s just something about it that I can’t resist, especially if the Hero is an Alpha arsehole, although they do need to have some redeeming qualities - I think it’s the powerful, take no shit attitude as well as the fact that family, be it biological or extended, is everything to them. I’m sure it’s also got something to do with the dramatisation of the life, the danger and excitement that seems to surround them all the time as well as the mystery. It’s the fantasy that I would never really want to become a reality.
Tack from Kristen Ashley’s Motorcycle Man was exactly what I want in a biker. He was an Alpha Arsehole but there was just something about him that I couldn't help fall for.
Horse from Reapers Property was like a rougher version of Tack and was probably more realistic as he was still involved in all the illegal aspects whereas Tack had been pushing his club to leave that behind. Horse was an even bigger arsehole but I still found a little space for him in my heart – he knew what he wanted and he went for it, even if he went about it the wrong way. He was hurt when Marie wouldn't accept him even when he knew they were perfect together so he pushed her and protected her the only way he knew how.
I've also got a bit of a weak spot for Sons of Anarchy. I started watching the show when it first came out and have watched up to part way through season 4 so far (it’s amazing the things you lose in a breakup, lol). I love all the drama and the secrets, it just kept me hooked – I know that I've missed out on a lot of drama in the last couple of series (and I know about the big shock as well so at least I can be prepared for it when I get to that episode) but I will be going back as soon as I can get my greedy little paws on the box set.
I’m so grateful that this seems to be a popular trope at the moment for romance – I am really excited to see what this year brings and what other bikers I can get my teeth in to.
So are you like me or does the leather wearing biker not do it for you?? Are there any books that I NEED to read - either with bikers or if your feel like a challenge something that might get me hooked just as quick?