Review: Vipers Run (Skulls Creek #1) by Stephanie Tyler (DNF)

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Vipers Run Book Cover Vipers Run
Skulls Creek #1
Stephanie Tyler
Contemporary Romance - Romantic Suspense - Erotica
July 1st 2014


The Vipers Motorcycle Club has strict rules for their brotherhood and the women who enter it. Now one Viper is about to find out how much trouble one woman can be……
Former Army Ranger Christian Cage Owens joined the Vipers Motorcycle Club for its sense of brotherhood. In return, he pledged to live outside the law, protecting club members and their families, as well as keeping other MCs out of Skulls Creek. But when Cage discovers that a rival MC—one Cage has an all too familiar past with—plans to push meth into his town, he calls an old Army buddy turned private investigator who’s helped the Vipers in the past. By doing so, Cage endangers both his friend and Calla, a woman who works in the PI’s office. Now he’s made it his mission to track Calla down and do whatever it takes to protect her.
Thanks to the phone call with Cage, Calla knows she’s formed a deep connection to a dangerous man.  She quickly discovers that although he may live by a different set of rules, Cage is an honorable man who wants to be more than her protector—if only she can accept his dangerous lifestyle.  But Calla comes to Skulls Creek with her own set of secrets…secrets that threaten to tear her and Cage—and the Vipers MC—apart.  As they put their newfound love to the ultimate test, Cage will risk everything he cares about to save her……


I got pulled in by the cover and blurb, but unfortunately this novel didn’t work for me and I DNF’d it.

I don’t mind reading insta-love/lust, but this one was over the top. How can anyone fall in love over a 10 min phone call, sight unseen? Then add in the two months of her mourning this guy she never meets and think’s is dead? A lot didn’t make sense.

Up to this point Cage and Calla haven’t talked, shared, or gotten to know each other. All they have is this attraction, sex, and trying to avoid the past. I can’t understand how Calla can feel, at this point, even at the begging, the way she does about Cage. She feels a deeper bond, something profound, but I just don’t see it. She also feels that the sex is more then sex. As for the sex… They don’t use condom’s (not once), Cage has a pierced cock, but it doesn’t come up during the sex scenes, and the sex scenes are bland and glossed over.

Next not much is talked or introduced on the other guys in Cage’s MC. The only thing I learned is that they are the good MC, not the bad kind.

Then their is the writing. The chapters are divided up into POV’s. One chapter we have Calla and then the next is Cage. For some reason the writing felt disjointed, broken, and off. Maybe the off is; because I didn’t care for the story or the characters. Who knows?

Vipers Run was not the book for me. It had several things that didn’t work and make sense to me, so I just couldn’t read any longer. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

DNF at 41% at pg. 148.

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Mary Kirkland
July 9, 2017 10:41 am

Sorry to hear this one wasn’t as good as you’d hoped it would be.

herding cats & burning soup
July 7, 2017 1:36 pm

I read this one back when it came out. Totally pulled in by the cover. I finished it but I had some struggles. Bummer it didn’t work for you.

July 7, 2017 12:49 pm

Wow you hung in there longer than I did on my last DNF book! I only read until about 10-15% in and if its not looking good, I bail and move on. Hopefully your next one is better!

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