Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando | Book Review

Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando | Book Review

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Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando | Book Review
Knuckle Down by Chantal Fernando
Series: The Cursed Ravens MC #2
Genres: MC Romance

A single father struggles to change for his daughters and the woman he loves in this second book in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series from New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando.

As a single father of two girls and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club, Jack “Knuckles” Chester doesn’t have much free time. And having earned his road name from his reputation as a fighter, Knuckles isn’t one to back away from a challenge.

But what he'll never admit out loud is that his two daughters have changed him irrevocably, softened him even. And these two girls are the only women who will ever hold his heart forever. That is, until he meets the cousin of another biker’s old lady.

Celina is nothing like the women Knuckles used to date. She’s a journalist for the local newspaper, dresses well, and basically just has her life together. And the last thing she wants is to be involved with a Cursed Raven. But when the ripped, badass biker worms his way into her heart, she has trouble remembering all the reasons they would never work.

But when a scandal at her newspaper breaks the thin trust she has with Knuckles, will she walk away for good? Or will Knuckles fight to keep Celina in his life?

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My Thoughts

This is the second in the Cursed Ravens MC series and I will say that I liked this so much more than the first. However I need to make a little note about the first; I was halfway though this book when I realized who Clover from the first book was. Talk about a DUH moment.

Jack “Knuckles” Chester is a single father and the sergeant at arms for the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club which means he has little free time. On top of that he has some issues when it comes to women thank to his ex. When he first sees Erin’s cousin Celina he like what he see but he has to convince her of that.

Celina is a journalist and very good at her job. She does have a sleazy ex and her boss leaves a lot to be desired as well.  She sees the MC as a great story but she in’t use to the whole family vibe they have going on. Apart from her cousin Celina never really had that.  As she and Knuckles get closer she evaluates her story idea.

The climax was so unexpected and such a wonderful surprise. I loved it! It brought everything together in a way that made you melt. It also set you up nicely for the next book. I would love if Erin’s dad got his own book or maybe Clover got with one of the guys. Just saying!

Knuckles girls are so cute! They embrace Celina is a way that she isn’t use to. From the moment they meet her they are attached and so is she. My one dislike about this book was Knuckles’ ex which is probably a good thing. She was one of those women who always thinks her man is cheating and then when he moves on she becomes this petty **tch. Like I said it was probably good that I didn’t like her.

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Releasing August 6, 2018



About Chantal Fernando

New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty-one years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers.

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    I usually prefer standalone stories. Recently read a series of 3 books & the first one was good. The second one was excellent but the last one was a big disappointment. It kind of tainted how I felt about the whole series. If I had to do it again, I would have skipped the first & third books.

  • Ann

    I find it interesting when a something/someone is described as being “the last thing s/he wants”– e.g., “The last thing she wants is to get involved with someone like _______ .” I dunno– how many of us know ~for sure~ what would be the very last thing we’d ever want? How do we even know what’s out there, and whether or not we’d want it?
    …Hope this makes some sense. It’s been a deep-thinking, existential sort of day. 🙂

    • Rita

      It makes perfect sense. You never know the last thing until you are actually in that situation and even then you might not be sure. I mean we all know roughly where are line in the sand is drawn but who’s to say that you wouldn’t cross it ever.

  • Mary Gardner

    This sounds like an interesting read with a single father as a main character. Thanks for the review.