Vigor by JC Valentine Blog Tour Review + Giveaway

Posted September 11, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 1 Comment

by J.C. Valentine
Published by Self-published Genres: Contemporary, MC, Romance
Format: eARC

VIGOR, A Spartan Riders Novel

by J.C. Valentine
Spartan Riders, #3
Cover Designer: Sara Eirew
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, MC Romance, Bikers, Standalone



USA Today and International bestselling author J.C. Valentine is back with the latest in her electrifying, dangerous, and provocative world of the Spartan Riders MC…

After escaping an abusive marriage, Spartan Riders bartender Ginger “Red” Mercury is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club’s VP declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she finds herself ready to wage war.

A year after inoculating the threat from notorious cartel leader Ricky Cruiz, Garrick “Repo” Stone, the last-standing original member of the Spartan Riders MC, has his focus on something else: monogamy. Having decided to settle down and take an ol’ lady, he has his sights set on Red…and he has his work cut out for him if he hopes to win her.

When a new threat makes itself known, threatening everything the brothers stand for and care about, they’re left scrambling to find out who’s behind it before it’s too late. With the high-stakes game of war looming over them, will Red be able to open her heart to love before outside forces pull her and Repo apart?


Renee’s Four Star Review:

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie’s Book Reports.

Vigor is the third book in the Spartan Riders Series from J.C. Valentine. I am assuming this can be read as a standalone because I did it. However I so wish I had read the other books before it.

Ginger “Red” Mercury has escaped an abusive marriage and is the Spartan Riders bartender. She is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club VP though declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she finds herself ready to wage war.

Garrice “Repo” Stone is the last standing original member of the Spartans Riders MC and has his focus on monogamy. Having decided to settle down and take an ol’ lady, he has his sights set on Red. Boy of boy does he have his work cut out form him if he hope to ever win her. Now too, there is a new threat threatening everything the brothers stand for and care about. They are left scrambling to find out who is behind it before it is to late. With the stakes so high and war looming over them will Red be able to open her heart to love before outside forces pull her and Repo apart?

Repo, Repo, Repo. Oh how I fell in love with this guy. He is certainly a big bad biker to the tee but he also has this side to him that few people ever get to see and I loved that side of him. He has lived a life that was expected of him before the new President took over and turned their club around and now is ready to settle down. Red is the woman for him. I really loved her too. She is like the mother of the club, however she has no problem spreading the love around and making the members feel like they are the most special people in the world and listens to them. She genuinely cares about them. They are her family and have been for a while. However she is stubborn and because of past relationship she doesn’t need a man in her life except for one thing and she can get plenty of that at the club. However when Repo claims her basically behind her back and the boys start acting strange around her ……get ready because all heck is going to break lose. I loved he mystery of who is threatening the club. They way I got to see into the others characters thoughts from some of their chapters. This book is told mainly from Red and Repo’s point of view but there are times your in the others head for a little bit. This is where I felt like I was missing something. Not necessarily anything that made the story not work for me or had me lost while reading but just this nagging I wish I had read the other books in the series first feeling.

If you love MC books then you are going to love J.C. Valentine’s Vigor. I would recommend it. I would also say too though to read the other books first just so you don’t feel like I did. I can’t wait to see what comes next for this club as I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of this book and I just know in the next book the crap is going to hit the fan and I so want to see that.





Taco’s story…blurb coming soon!





Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid.

Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.




Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.

Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?



J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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