Book Review: Charity for Nothing: The Virtues Book III by A.J. Downey


Charity for Nothing: The Virtues Book III by A.J. Downey

A Romance Novel published by Second Circle Press (06/13/16)


Charity has been apart from her sisters Hope and Faith for some time, but now that she’s graduated with a nursing degree she joins them in Ft. Royal, Florida. As soon as Charity lays eyes on one of the Kraken, she can’t stay away. There’s something about Nothing that speaks to her, but is he too broken to be fixed by Charity?


Tall, Handsome, Nurse, Hurricane, Natural Disaster, Preparation, Helping, Cleanup, Sisters, Hopeless Cases, Romance, Motorcycle, Club, Loyalty, Family, POV Change, Sexual Content, Past Life, Moving On

My Review:

The plot in this book is a bit designed in the beginning, but the story takes over completely and the characters write their own story.

The love that the characters have and show for each other makes me want to be more romantic and loving in my own life. They are so in the moment and so awake in life to themselves, their surroundings, and their feelings that I want to be present in every moment too.

The phrase, larger than life, is so very true in this book and for the MC books by AJ Downey.

I love how Nothing doesn’t give up on the medical profession, that he scored highest on his re-certs, that he has it in his back pocket even if he’s not mentally ready to move on. Charity is as stubborn as they get and won’t take no for an answer, even when Nothing’s actions speak very loudly. In his head, Nothing isn’t as convinced that he can’t or won’t be with Charity. This is a whirlwind of ups and downs for Charity and Nothing. Will they end up together or will Nothing’s past keep him from moving forward?

This novel was published by Second Circle Press on June 13th, 2016 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.00

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog




Seattle Specific Saturdays: I Heart Books Event in Renton, WA Saturday, February 13: 3 PM – 10 PM

From the Facebook event page:


We’re back! And this time we have even more fun and excitement than we did before. Join Jeffrey Cook, Lee French, A.J. Downey, Bibi Rizer and more for a book selling event that will not only make you look good for your sweetheart, but will help show the love to an organization that helps abused kids!

That’s right, this time I ♥ Books is doubling as the launch party for Biker Chicks! An anthology of hot MC romance where the women are in charge.

All proceeds from the sales of any of the Biker Chicks anthology goes directly in support of the Lake Washington Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse in support of their mission to help the littlest victims. B.A.C.A. is a non-profit organization that provides victim support and services to children who have been the victim of abuse be it in a domestic capacity or otherwise.

So join us, the day before Valentine’s Day to score your copy of Biker Chicks before anyone else, and to maybe, just mayyyybe, score some points with *your* other half. 😉

We can’t wait to see you there!

Book Review: Cutter’s Hope: The Virtues Book I by A.J. Downey


Damaged & Dangerous: The Sacred Hearts MC Book VI by A.J. Downey

A Romance Novel published by Second Circle Press (01/05/16)


“My specialty? Non-lethal tactics designed to disarm an armed assailant.” (Kindle Locations 60-61).

Hope is on the search for her sister, Faith, who vanished almost without a trace two years ago. With her military training and her current job occupation as a person who trains others to disarm an armed assailant in a non-lethal manner, along with her take no BS attitude, Hope has the best chance out of anyone of finding her sister. The trail leads Hope to Cutter’s MC’s den, a bar on the coast, but Cutter and his crew won’t crack. Cutter can’t just tell Hope what she wants because he has his MC to look after the information she needs could land them in a world of trouble. Cutter, however, can’t just drop Hope because she’s the only woman in a long time, ever since Lil’ Bit, who can keep up with him and give him a run for his money.



Romance, motorcycle, club, friendship, loyalty, family, POV change, sexual content, violence, past life, moving on, strength, brave

My Review:

Downey knows how to write romance. She knows how to build up the tension until the breaking point and then giving us the goods. There seemed to be a lot more romantic scenes, i.e. sex scenes than in the SHMC romance, but I could be mistaken.

The story Downey builds in Cutter’s Hope is similar to and very different from her Sacred Hearts MC series. There are bikers and tough guys in both. There’s a bad situation in both. There’s someone who needs help in both. Cutter’s Hope, however, contains the toughest female in the SHMC and the Kracken MC club and she is amazing to watch. She is tough and violent like the MC men and can hold her own (and does) while still displaying a wide range of emotions and admitting to needing help when she’s at the end of her tether. Cutter is a character who also comes into his own in this series. We were only given a glimpse of him in the SHMC books and now he gets his own book to make us swoon.

I wish there was more finesse in the grammar, the writing style and sentence flow is not as sophisticated as the plot and characters and story. I absolutely love the way AJ can pull me in and make me love the story and the characters, but I had to re-read multiple sentences to understand what she was trying to say at times.

This novel was published by Second Circle Press on January 5th, 2016 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 4.50

Links for more information:

A.J. Downey’s Blog