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3 1/2 Lime Review: “Grasping For Freedom (Bantorus MC #4)” by Debra Kayn

Feb 15
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Finished reading book #4 in Debra Kayn’s Bantorus Motorcycle Club series.

Find out why I gave GRASPING FOR FREEDOM 3 1/2 Limes



Grasping For Freedom cover 2Review: I debated whether to give GRASPING FOR FREEDOM a 4-Lime or 3 1/2-Lime review, ultimately deciding that while I enjoyed the novel, the things that bothered me would not allow me to give it a full 4-Lime review.

Don’t get me wrong, there is great, no, sizzling chemistry between the hero with a mysterious past, Sergeant at Arms of the Bantorus Motorcycle club, Torque Kendler, and the new, equally mysterious manager at the MC’s bar, Brandy Haas.

Torque and Brandy are both strong individuals with painful pasts which they’ve chosen to rise above, always looking out for those they care for. When they meet, the attraction and don’t-mess-with-me attitude is mutual 🙂

My issues with this novel stem from Brandy’s reasons for being there. In my opinion, there needed to be more explanation about her father’s ‘condition’ and how he ended up in the hands of Los Li, a group that’s part of the Mexican mafia.

Torque suspects something is ‘off’ about Brandy’s story and how she came to be hired by Bantorus MC at their bar, Cactus Cove. There’s a moment when her secret could have been revealed but Brandy offers a plausible explanation that Torque accepts. In part because he’s more concerned about trying to manage his attraction to her, when she’s been declared off-limits to the club members.

The other issue I had concerned the reasons for Los Li deciding to target Bantorus MC when a truce was supposed to have been declared at the end of book #3, SOOTHING HIS MADNESS. We do get an explanation, but it could have been fleshed out because I was left with a couple of questions about how Torque really ended up at the top of the Los Li ‘hit’ list.

These two plot points aside, at its core GRASPING FOR FREEDOM is about a man and woman who are brave enough to let someone into their hearts. You will go ‘aww’ when you find out what Torque does to demonstrate his newly-discovered love for Brandy and cheer when she comes to an important realisation about her relationship with her father. 🙂

So, to sum it all up, while I would have liked more detailed explanations about certain things, I enjoyed getting to see Torque and Brandy ‘find their happy’ and being able to catch up with other Bantorus MC members whose stories were featured in the first three books.

(GFF can be read as a stand-alone novel.)


Title: Grasping For Freedom

Series: Bantorus MC #4

Author: Debra Kayn

Publisher: Debra Kayn

Publication date: February 12, 2014

Synopsis: Torque Kendler, Sergeant at Arms of the Bantorus Motorcycle club, tenaciously safeguards his marked past. Shot twice by Los Li and nearly killed last year, he wants to hold on to the familiar and retain his freedom.

However, there are too many changes happening in Pitnam for him to trust anyone…especially the new chick managing the bar that’s giving him attitude and consuming his thoughts.


Sent by Los Li to work at a biker bar called Cactus Cove, Brandy Haas expects to get the information she came for and save her dad from the Mexican mafia.

Worried about her dad, struggling at her job, and scared of failing again, she adds to her problems by lusting after the most dangerous biker in the MC. One biker, one hothead, one wonderful gift Torque unknowingly gives her could destroy everything she’s trying to protect.

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Debra-Kayn-headshotABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Top Selling Romance Author, Debra Kayn, lives with her family at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountains in beautiful Idaho. She enjoys riding motorcycles, playing tennis, fishing, and creating chaos for the men in the garage.

Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. Oh, let’s cut to the chase. She loves to write about REAL MEN and the WOMEN who love them.

When Debra was nineteen years old, a man kissed her without introducing himself. When they finally came up for air, the first words out of his mouth were…will you have my babies?

Considering Debra’s weakness for a sexy, badass man, who is strong enough to survive her attitude, she said yes. A quick wedding at the House of Amour and four babies later, she’s living her own unbelievable romance book.



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