Emily's Essence by Lila Fox

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Viper's Crew MC, 8

Hawk had been a nomad most of his life. They drove from town to town and state to state and never stopped for more than three days. He was the prez of the Nomads and took taking care of them seriously.

When they decided to settle in one area, he was shocked at how everything fell into place. They now had a permanent home and ways to make money. Along the way, he saved a woman and took her to where he knew she’d be safe. He felt something for her. He just didn’t know what.

Emily was at the wrong place at the wrong time. She would have been tortured and killed if it wasn't for Hawk. She starts to have feelings for him but doesn’t know if they’re real or just gratitude for saving her.

It isn't until something happens to Emily that it draws them together. Now they have to find the person who wants to destroy her.

Be Warned: anal sex



“Do you want to keep staring at me, or do you want me to make you feel good?”

She exhaled. “Make me feel good, Hawk.” She raised her arms.

He chuckled and lay down beside her. “The last time you raised your arms like that, you wanted me to pick you up.”


“The morning after we found you.”

His hand landed on her neck, and he cupped her jaw. “I was glad to do it. Right now, I’d be thrilled to be able to taste you like I’ve been craving since we met.”

“Really?” she asked. She had thought he just put up with her until he could drop her onto someone else’s lap.

“Enough talking.” He lowered his head and pressed his lips against hers. It was the hottest feeling she’d ever had, and she was already craving more.

The kiss started out gentle, like he was just sipping at her. But within a few minutes, he had her mouth open under his, and he was ravishing it. Using his tongue, lips, and teeth, he acted like he wanted to eat her up, which made her body even hotter.

His hand started roaming over her. It would stop when he’d hit a sensitive area to play a bit before moving on. It was like he was trying to learn how her body works and makes it hot.

When he tucked his hand between her legs and said “open,” her legs immediately fell apart. This time when his fingers started to penetrate her, she was sopping wet for him.

He groaned. “Fuck, yes, this is what I want. I want you to always be like this, so you’re ready for me whenever I want to take you.”

“I don’t know if that’s possible.”

“Fuck, yeah, it is, babe. It will get to where your body will respond just hearing my voice.”

“What about you?” she asked as her hands roamed over every part of him she could reach.

“What about me?” he asked.

“Will your body react when you hear my voice?”

He grinned. “Fuck, babe, it already does.”

His mouth went back to hers, and at the same time, he finger-fucked her. The dual sensations scrambled every thought in her head. She hissed when he added another finger.

“Easy. I need to stretch you out so you can take me without discomfort. The last thing I want to do is hurt you.”

She nodded and watched his eyes. Usually, they were a delicious caramel color, but at the moment, they were black with arousal.

He started working three into her, which was enough to worry her because his cock was bigger than that.

He reached for something on his nightstand. Emily exhaled when she saw it was a condom. She was glad he thought of it because it hadn’t crossed her mind to protect herself from pregnancy.

When he rolled on top of her, she wrapped her legs around his waist and gripped his shoulders.

“Nice and easy,” he said.

She felt the head of his cock push into her. It stretched her, but it wasn’t enough to make her panic.

When he continued to thrust in and out and take it deeper every time, she could feel her apprehension start to rise.

“Babe, you’re fine. I promise. Just a little bit more, and I’m all in. Jesus, I’ve never felt anything this good before.”

It seemed to take forever, but maybe two minutes passed before she exhaled because she guessed he finally got his cock into her.

“Babe, I’m in.”

Her eyes widened. “All of you?”

“Yeah,” he laughed. “Now, let’s have some fun.”


Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 44 ratings)
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Emily's Essence
Written by Lisa G on 28th Oct 2023

I loved his motorcycle club romance. It’s a quick read, and even though it is the 8th book in a series I was able to read and follow it even though I have not read the rest of the series. The way Hawk stepped up & saved Emily, then helped her find somewhere safe which she was eventually able to call home. I really enjoyed this quick read which had some suspense in addition to the steam. Thank you NetGalley, Evernight and Lila Fox for the ARC of this book which I voluntarily read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Emily's Essence
Written by Pat L on 28th Oct 2023

This is really a very quick or short read. A lot takes place in the opening pages as Hawk saves Emily and then must work at gaining her trust. When he finally has her trust and set up a place to leave she now feels abandoned by Hawk until something happens to her once again and now he can’t put his feelings aside. This is a really good story with very good characters, wished it was just longer.

Really entertaining!
Written by Ash J on 28th Oct 2023

I really liked this book. I love MC romances and this one pulled me in. I loved the characters as well. I do wish it was a little more steamy though. I also wish that Candy got punished in some way for what she did to Emily. Can't wait to read more from this series!

Another Great Addition to the Series
Written by tburbr on 25th Apr 2023

Lila Fox has hit another home run with this latest addition to VCMC. The characters were entertaining. The story line was engaging and kept me coming back for more.

Great bikers romance !
Written by Diana A on 25th Apr 2023

All this book in this series are great and this is no exception. This bikers romance are super enjoyable !

Emily’s Essence
Written by Stacii on 16th Apr 2023

Hawk and Emily’s story starts when he and his mc bro decides to stop the nomad lifestyle and settle. He saves her and takes her to his safe place and they get to know each other. But when someone keeps coming after her what will Hawk have to do to keep her with him.

Finding Emily
Written by kdavis on 16th Apr 2023

Hawk is the prez. of the Nomads who are ready to settle down. Hawk rescues Emily from some bad bikers and takes her to the Vipers MC camp. After Hawk saves her and takes her to the camp he treats her like she's a nuisance. When something happens to Emily Hawk finally pulls off his blinders. This is a short story that's cute, sweet, entertaining, some danger, and steam. Enjoyable story.

Hawk and his crew save Emily
Written by Maleficent on 16th Apr 2023

Hawk and his crew have been nomads for a while, never staying where more than three days. They are all getting tired of being on the road. They run across group beating on a woman, there is no way they are not going to intervene. There is something about Emily that brings out the protective instincts in him that he never felt before. She needs a safe place, he calls on friend. It looks like they may have also found a solution to getting off the road. He tries to push Emily away, not just for her sake but he is not sure he likes the way she makes him feel. When someone attacks her there is no denying the inevitable.

Emily and Hawk
Written by Ann L on 16th Apr 2023

Hawk is the Prez of the Nomads, when they settle in a town Emily who he saved from a fate worse than death is with them, she thinks she's in love with Hawk but isn't sure until someone is after her and he's there again. From the start this caught my attention and I couldn't stop until I'd finished it.

Excellent story
Written by Merry J on 16th Apr 2023

Hawk and Emily meet when he saves her from a group of men up to no good. It will start them along their way. Hawk has never been in a real relationship and they both come from dysfunctional homes. As they work through their feelings they build trust, but someone doesn't want Emily to find happiness. Will the MC find out who assaulted her before they strike again.

Emily finally got lucky
Written by Anne H on 16th Apr 2023

Emily finally got lucky Hawl can’t believe his eyes when he saw a group of men dragging a female screaming by him. Her clothes were ripped it was obvious that they had taken her by force. Hawk was the President of the nomad MC and had Eight men in his MC. He made sure that the men who had taken this lady would never be able to do it again. hawk could see the lady was in shock and he wanted to make sure she was okay so they took her to a motel fed her and just let her sleep it off. Emily couldn’t believe what was happening she had finally left home and she landed in worse hands she was so thankful that hawk was there to save her but she just wanted to get on her way but it seemed he had different ideas he wanted to protect her. Then he tells her of a place that she can go to reevaluate what she wants she could stay there forever if she chose too. Emily was grateful. But what she wanted more than anything with hawk to find her attractive. Hawk was totally confused by his feelings for Emily and he found himself getting defensive with her. could he be the man for her? he would have so much to learn he’d never been a relationship before but maybe they could have something special. I thoroughly enjoyed this read you kinda heard of the MC and what they expected from their women and treat them like rock stars but they would have rules that they must abided too. I must admit I smiled a lot through this book and I can’t wait to read more of the vipers crew MC and any other books Lila Fox writes .

Fun and steamy
Written by LBing on 16th Apr 2023

This was a fun damsel in distress romance between Hawk, prez of a Viper's Crew nomad chapter, and Emily, an abused gal that got roughed up by some bad guys. Thankfully, Hawk took care of the baddies in a permanent fashion and let Emily heal as he brought to a place of safety. From there, he messed up with a lack of communication and she was too sheltered to understand where he was coming from. They figured a lot out after she endured another bad incident but their journey to an HEA was a rough one. Expect a sizzling chemistry and spicey romance to heat things up as they sort themselves out ;D

Great MC
Written by Danee on 16th Apr 2023

This was a wonderful MC story. I enjoyed Aubrey and Liam's story. The chemistry and attraction between them is palpable but they both don't really want to admit it. They meet when Aubrey is in a place at the wrong time and almost gets attacked and he saves her. There is tension, drama, action and a lot of steam between them. It had to get worse before they both admit that they care about each other and want to move forward together. A wonderful page turner.

Emily's Essence
Written by Makeen on 16th Apr 2023

Hawk rescues Emily from 4 bad bikers and takes her to the Vipers MC. He’s the prez of his group, the Nomads, and they’re ready to settle down. Emily finds acceptance and friendship with the women and is attracted to grouchy hot Hawk. Lila has the best stories- short but packed with great characters, awesome dialogue, and settings that connect groups into a family. This couple has some obstacles but not insurmountable and their sexual relationship is steamy. Lots of trust he’ll just have to learn to talk sometimes. Great series!!

So good.
Written by sherr on 16th Apr 2023

I really enjoyed this book. The flow of the story was smooth and well written. The main couple had very intense and steamy chemistry between them. Readers will have loads of MC action.

Mc romance
Written by Ashbear on 16th Apr 2023

I really loved the beginning of this story.. Hawk ends up saving a protecting Emily. Emily appears innocent and fragile.. but she is not. You get to catch up with previous characters. The story flows well and I loved the world building. HEA. Highly recommend

Written by Amd2662 on 16th Apr 2023

Hawk/Emily. Older man/Younger woman. Protector. Safety. MC Prez/Runaway. Abused. Neglected. Violence. Attacked. Attraction. Affection. Desire. Consensual. Acceptance. Wonderful characters and endearing story. Love. HEA. Page Turner.

Fantastic for MC Readers.
Written by Duvlina L on 7th Apr 2023

I would recommend this book to readers that like MC romance and spicy scenes from the characters in this book. I love Emily- despite being abused by her father, she tried to save herself by running away and she doesn't just cry when there's a problem fall upon her. Loved a blunt Hawk also, even though he is not comfortable dealing with feeling but he doesn't beat around the bushes to show that he want Emily. I would love to continue reading this whole book series. Absolutely curious to know each of the MC members' story.

I couldn't put my phone down!
Written by Jada H on 7th Apr 2023

I couldn't put my phone down! I started this ebook at 1:23 pm, and I finished it at 7:16 pm. I genuinely enjoyed it so much! i'm giving the book a 4 star rating because it kept me wanting more, and more. The few times I had to put my phone down, I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen next with Hawk and Emily. This was a great read, and I can't wait to read more by this author. They definitely have a great way with words.

Good storyline
Written by Jan H on 7th Apr 2023

Good storyline, Good biker comradery. Enjoyed this short read and would love to seem more from this author.

This book was a delight from the very first page
Written by Courtney B on 7th Apr 2023

This book was a delight from the very first page, and had me hooked in to see where this relationship between Emily and hawk would go, before I was even finished with the first chapter ,I knew where I had hoped, and wished that their relationship would go . The writer did a very excellent job at keeping me interested . I read this book in one day. Every time I put it down. I had to turn around and pick it up. I was telling myself just one more page. It ended up being a whole book. It was an easy read, because it was filled with raw intentions and emotions. I can tell you this if you like romance books you’ll like this, but if you wanted to find a romance book with a sexy twist and a little erotica between a bad boy and a good girl this is the book for you.

This was a great quick read that hit in all the right places
Written by Celeste H on 7th Apr 2023

This was a great quick read that hit in all the right places. I could have definitely read a couple hundred more pages, and I loved the interaction either the other mc. I will definitely look into this authors other books.

Emily's Essence
Written by Cynthia G on 7th Apr 2023

Thank you NetGalley for the eARC. I am new to Lila Fox and the only complaint I have about this book is that it was TOO SHORT! I wanted so much more. I was sorry to see it end but I was also so happy for the couple. I look forward to more from this author.

I absolutely LOVED this book
Written by Krystal B on 7th Apr 2023

I absolutely LOVED this book. I couldn’t put it down. Hawk and Emily’s story was phenomenal and found myself wanting more when it ended.

One more great book by this author!! MUST READ!!
Written by Andrea R on 7th Apr 2023

I just absolutely LOVE author's writing style. She is able to write a very gripping story once again. Love the characters and their chemistry. The danger coupled with the love story is wonderful. If you love MC books you must read this series. This book did not disappoint.

Emily and Hawk
Written by rainereads on 7th Apr 2023

Hawk saves Emily from some bad men trying to hurt her. When they get together he’s an a hole. I liked most of this story however there were a few things I didn’t like and felt slightly unresolved.

Written by Angel Joy on 7th Apr 2023

Love reading MC romances. Hawk is a nomad, he decided to settle down. He met Emily when she was in trouble and he is going to protect her!

Hawk and Emily
Written by Doris on 7th Apr 2023

Hawk and his nomad brothers are ready for a place to settle down now. He becomes the Prez for the Viper’s Crew MC and has already saved one woman he has come across. Emily was in need of saving so now Hawk not only has a woman but a club which is all new to him. Now I can’t wait to see what comes next for the Viper’s Crew MC.

This was a fast and steamy read!
Written by Angela F on 7th Apr 2023

This was a fast and steamy read! I read it straight through in about 3 hours and loved every page. I liked that while Emily's gone through some trauma, it wasn't the focus of her character or the plot. Emily deals with it and moves forward. I also appreciated that Hawk is respectful of the trauma she's suffered, but let's her be the one to say whether she's ready or not, and trusts that she knows herself. I haven't read the other books in the series, but I'll definitely be picking them up!

Fast read
Written by Grinning Cat on 7th Apr 2023

H/h: Hawk and Emily POV: 3rd Genre: MC Romance Heat level: Vesuvius Standalone: Y but part of series Cliffhanger?: N HEA/HFN: Y Triggers: violence, language, explicit erotic scenes Tropes: Damsel in Distress, Alpha Male, Nomads Emily’s Essence is a fun, fast read. Definitely a page turner. Most of the violence is off page, but there is some on page violence, but it furthers the plot. Love scenes are steamy, and the Hero always comes to the rescue just in time. What more could you want from a light MC romance?

Emily and Hawk
Written by Kimmijane on 7th Apr 2023

This story is a sweet novella about a woman trying to escape her cruel father just to get taken by some bad guys. Hake is a heroic guy with an attitude. If you love romantic novellas with a twist of suspense you will most likely like this one.

Nice MC book
Written by GAnnG on 7th Apr 2023

The story is a nice one, MC Prez saved a girl in trouble and once sorting his head/heart makes her his ol’ lady. But be aware that the book finishes quite abruptly. Still worth a read

Good story
Written by Kurtins-R on 7th Apr 2023

I loved the start of this story. The way Hawk stepped up & saved Emily, then helped her find somewhere to call home. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the MCs joining together and loved the other old ladies. I enjoyed the banter between the characters and the way Hawk took care of Emily was so sweet. The ending did feel rushed and I wish we had more time to dive into Emily’s past. Overall this book was an enjoyable quick and easy read.

Written by Gkp2460 on 7th Apr 2023

Hawk and Emily's story is a fast paced, insta love kind of story. As much as he fought it in the beginning, when Hawk finally gives in they waste no time getting to know each other.

Sweet, innocent, & intense MC romance
Written by Sarah ES on 7th Apr 2023

This book started out on a dark and intense scene with a very scared female character. The main male character came off as intense and vicious because of how the female character was introduced in the storyline. Emily was very sweet and innocent throughout the entire book in spite of the bad things that had happened to her throughout her life. Hawk, even though handing out death sentences to several men who had caused Emily pain in the beginning, was very attentive and made it easy for her to fall for him. Although, once the Nomads arrived at Striker’s compound that all changed because Hawk did not know hot to deal with emotions since he had never been in a relationship. Needless to say, both Emily and Hawk had a lot of stuff to work through before they officially came together as a couple, and once they did the connection was sweet and intense.

Written by Nasra on 7th Apr 2023

I see lil fox I click it no question ask. Guarantee HEA no cheating no love triangle just free clean story with lots of steamy . This one I laughed and got butterfly. Good job

Emily's Essence!
Written by Mary on 7th Apr 2023

This is the sixth story in the "Viper's Crew MC" series. It can be read as a stand alone story but does have connected characters from previous stories. The banter between the characters, especially the men and their women, is comical and witty. This story is about Hawk, a Nomad, and Emily. Hawk and his crew were in a bar when they notice a women being abused and man-handled. Of course, Hawk steps up and takes matters into his own hands rescuing Emily. She is a little bit unsure of them at first but reluctantly agrees to go with Hawk and his men. He takes her to the Vipers MC camp and then acts like she is the plague. That is until something tragic happens. He finally gets over his problem and steps up. This is a cute, sweet and steamy read. It is a short and quick read that is entertaining with a touch of danger and jealousy.

Great story
Written by KreggySue on 7th Apr 2023

Hawk and his men are nomads, as they rest, they meet Emily being badly treated and mishandled by a group of unsavory characters. Hawk intervenes and decides to get her somewhere safe. This is one of Lila's best books so far. The characters are so well set out and the plot follows on nicely.

Emily and Hawk
Written by Heather7170 on 7th Apr 2023

Hawk has been a Nomad for years only him his bike and the rest of the Nomads he rode with. All the Nomads were tired of the road and were looking to settle. Hawk meets Emily at a bar when she is in trouble with another group of bikers. Hawk rescued her from them and decides to help her. But what’s he going to do now. He’s never had a woman a home or a clubhouse of his own. What will happen next?

Great Book!!!
Written by Amy J on 7th Apr 2023

Loved reading Emily’s Essence. Once I started this book it ended up being a fast read for me. This was an awesome addition to the Viper’s Crew MC series.

Interesting story
Written by Jedi on 7th Apr 2023

Hawk and his brothers are nomads, after saving Emily from a bad situation they finally decide to settle down. Hawk and Emily's relationship was back and forth, glad they finally figured things out.

Enjoyed this book.
Written by Jamee h on 7th Apr 2023

I enjoyed reading this book. The Characters had great chemistry and the story Line was awesome. I would recommend reading it.

great read
Written by PHOENIX96 on 7th Apr 2023

Emilys had a touch time and when shes saved by Hawk her feelings confuse her, does she care just because he saved her or could they be really something more. Hawk never though to settle he was a nomad at heart but with his club settling down and Emily entering his life could that finally be the missing piece he needs? well written push and pull fast paced romance

MC story
Written by Michele77 on 7th Apr 2023

Emily is in a bad way when Hawk and is crew find her, she was running away from her abusive father only to be taken by a group of men with not very honorable intentions. Hawk is an interesting character in that he runs hot and cold but then gets all caveman. There is violence and references to gang rape/rape.