Hardcore by Jenika Snow

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SKU 978-1-77233-508-8

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Bleeding Mayhem MC, 1

The Bleeding Mayhem MC, where blood, violence, and being a badass alpha reign supreme. 

Claire left the Bleeding Mayhem MC two years ago after a Patch named Big broke her heart. But her brother, Mayhem, and the MC are all she has, and she knows she’s going to need the club’s protection after what she’s gotten herself into. 

Big, who got his nickname because of the equipment he’s sporting between his legs, has never forgotten Claire, the woman he at one time had as his number one, so when she shows up at the club, he knows it’ll be hard to keep the past where it belongs. But Big still wants her in a bad way, and has no self-control when it comes to Claire. 

Big takes it upon himself to handle Claire’s problem the only way he knows how—with violence. No way is he going to let her run from him again. She’ll be his in every way, no matter what. 

Be Warned: spanking, rimming


The floor was cold and hard beneath her hands and knees, but she liked the discomfort, craved it because it gave her pleasure in the end. Big looked dangerous and dark, menacing and dangerous. She thought about what he liked, how he liked spanking her, tying her up, giving her bruises because she screamed for more.

When she was right in front of him, she looked up at his face. He had a stoic expression, but his eyes told her how much he was turned on.

“Sit back for me.”

She did what he said, her pulse beating so fast she felt dizzy.

He started undoing his belt, pulling it out slowly through the loops until the leather was free. He set it on the bed and started undoing the button and zipper of his pants. He grabbed his cock out of the fly of his jeans, his gaze on her, his expression hard. Every part of Big was hard, physically and mentally. He was just a very intense man, one that didn’t back down, that took what he wanted, and never apologized.

He started stroking himself up and down slowly, from root to tip, his chest rising and falling as his breathing picked up. He liked her watching him jerk off, liked her being the voyeur while he was the exhibitionist. Her mouth dried, her pussy clenched and became wetter, and her clit throbbed in time with her pulse.

“You like being on your hands and knees crawling to me, doing what I say,” he said without any emotion in his voice.

“You know I like doing what you say.” It got her off, because even if it seemed like she wasn’t in control, the fact was she held a hell of a lot of power right now.

“You’re mine, Claire, my little PainSlut, my woman, my everything.”

These were things he used to say to her before she left, things that were always said in the heat of the moment, but never when they weren’t fucking. Of course she knew he cared about her, but she never felt that it would go any further, that he’d want any more than what they were doing.

She looked at his dick as he stroked himself from base to tip, and her pussy clenched painfully hard at his size. Big was a large man all around, and his cock was no different. That’s the reason he got his nickname, because what he sported between his thighs was nothing short of monstrous.

“You like looking at it, Claire?”

She nodded, not moving her gaze from his dick.

“Stop staring at it and suck my cock, suck it like you’re starving for it.” He was hard and unyielding in his command, and she shivered in response.

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Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 18 ratings)
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Night Owl Reviews
Written by Nrslalee on 30th Aug 2016

I couldn’t wait to get in on the first book of this new series from Jenika Snow. The title sums it up because it was a hardcore read. I loved the character of Big. He ooozed big badass biker who could be a little rough but was sexy as all get out. Big and Claire seemed to mesh really well. This story was too short, but it is packed with so much action with a roller coaster of emotions. I can’t wait to read more in this series.

Coffee Time Romance
Written by Delane Davis on 24th Jan 2016

Big lives a life of not regrets, or he did until Claire blew into his world and right back out again. The life he once enjoyed no longer exists and the void Claire left behind can never be filled by another. Claire left her life and family behind because she could no longer stand to be less to the man who was her all. Now, she is running from one of the biggest mistakes of her life and maybe it is the perfect time to go back home. Big regrets the decisions he made in the past and now that Claire has returned he will never let her go. Claire knows there is no future with Big so she must move past it but there is one big roadblock on the moving on road; Big himself. Can Big convince Claire he has seen the errors of his way or is the pain, both past and present, more than she is willing to let go? Jenika Snow always delivers and Hardcore is no exception. The title of the book is no mistake the MC life is hardcore and Big is the hardest of all except when it comes to Claire. If you are expecting midnight and roses then Hardcore is not for you. Big is an alpha male who makes no apologies for his wants and needs and who will never let go of what is theirs. If you are looking for a wild ride with a group of men who are the ultimate alpha and live their lives without apology then the Bleeding Mayhem MC and Hardcore are the thrilling ride you are looking for.

Written by Shannon on 15th Jan 2016

To try and save herself more heartache, Claire left behind her brother and the Bleeding Mayhem MC, the only family she knew after a Patch named Big broke her heart. After two years away, Claire has no choice but to return to the Bleeding Mayhem MC. She knows she’s going to need the club’s protection for the trouble she has gotten herself into. Big knows he screwed up big time with Claire and he has never forgotten her. No matter for the reason for her return, Big is determined to keep Claire where she belongs — under him and in his bed. The very popular pen of author Jenika Snow takes readers on a sinfully delightful ride with a new series, the Bleeding Mayhem MC that is sure to please her legion of fans. Hardcore is a rocking hot story of second chances that keeps the gritty and raw sexuality and drama moving rapidly forward with a few twists that leave you highly satisfied but clamoring for more. The chemistry between Big and Claire is intense and portrayed with enough sizzling-hot erotic heat and plenty of emotion to keep the reader on edge while turning page after page. The Bleeding Mayhem MC is a hard group of alpha men who aren’t about to take any crap. They live by violence, blood and the code. These men party just as hard as they fight. Sexy, rough and protective, Big might not be full of sweet words and romance but he is man enough to realize that Claire has always had his heart and with the second chance he isn’t about to let her go. Poor Claire doesn’t stand a chance, nor does she want to fight too much against Big and her heart. It doesn’t take much for these two to get down and dirty. Readers should be warned Claire is a masochist and Big is just the man who loves to give her the pain she needs to gets off on, to satisfy both their needs and desires. Hardcore is a gritty, dark and action packed scorching read that shouldn’t be missed.

Exquisite Reviews
Written by Karla on 3rd Dec 2015

Holy crap was this story good and better yet Hot… The story itself is not very long and will definitely be a series but it packs a punch. Big is someone who is rough, hard, and tough… he is missing the one he let get away by being stubborn. Claire comes running home before a bad situation gets worst, she knows that she will be safe alongside her brother and his crew… This couple was hot and raunchy in the most sensual way possible… their scenes make you hot around the collar and look around to make sure no one sees you blushing… This is a great way to start a series I give it 5 diamonds and can’t wait for more from this sexy group of bad assess…

Long and Short Reviews (LASR)
Written by completedreviews on 28th Nov 2015

This book was another great read from Jenika Snow! I love a second chance romance and this one was a very satisfying story that had me entertained from beginning to end. Hardcore is the first book in the Bleeding Mayhem MC Series. I am very excited about this exciting new series and all of the intriguing secondary characters that were introduced in this book. I liked that Big and Claire had a romantic history and were as closely connected as they turned out to be. Claire’s brother, Mayhem, was the VP of the Bleeding Mayhem and Big was once her man. They were in love but Big wasn’t good at relating his feelings. He never let on that Claire was anything more than sex to him. So Claire left him and moved on to a new life away from the club. Now as the story opened she is in trouble and returns to her brother and the club for protection. There was a lot of feelings that came through in this story. Big and Claire both felt regret about the way their relationship ended two years ago. Neither one of them has been able to move on, so now that Claire has returned to the fold then it doesn’t take long before they hook back up. This time around Big doesn’t fool around or take any chances on losing Claire. I loved how he took charge by baring his feelings. Big was the kind of romantic hero that I look for in a book. Jenika Snow colors a little outside of the box with this newest series. The premise is more bold for this one and the characters are realistic for an motorcycle club lifestyle. As usual, the writing was excellent. The second chance story line was entertaining, and the love scenes were loaded with passion and dirty kinky sex. I was also intrigued by man of the secondary characters, and look forward to reading all of their stories, especially Mayhem. This book was an entertaining read and a great start to the new series. I enjoyed it very much.

Good Start To The Series ~ So Looking Forward To More...
Written by Mariann @ Belle's Book Bag on 29th Sep 2015

I was drawn to this book for a couple of reasons: 1. The author ~ I haven't read as much from her as I would like. 2. MC ~ Can't get enough MC romances 3. The cover and blurb 4. Second chance romance ~ This is a favorite theme of mine when done right. And last but not least ~ The hero in the book is named BIG ;) ;) I had to find out for myself if he lived up to is name. lol It always interests me when reading a book with characters that like a little pain with their pleasure. That they need some level of pain to achieve that ultimate pleasure. I wasn't sure how in depth Jenika was going to take it between Big and Claire so I was really surprised when the scenes were not as "Hardcore" as I was expecting. Just HOT KINKY and a little on the DIRTY side. Which brings up another point...I thought that this book was going to be heavy on the sex and light on the story when in fact it was the other way around. Just enough sex to balance out the story. And Big definitely lived up to his name. ;) Big was a lot more then I expected. He didn't play games and he was the one to realize his mistakes and confront Claire and try to make it right. That won me over big time. He gave her the play of ignoring him in the beginning but he didn't let it go to far before letting his feelings be known. He truly was sorry for the way things happened between them 2 years ago. He had missed her and all it took was seeing her again to know he wasn't letting her go. Claire was a bit more difficult for me. I totally understand why she felt she had to leave but a little communication between them could have changed things. Her trying to ignore him and the feelings she still had for him totally didn't work. I LOVED the relationship between these two. When Claire finally gave in, not that Big gave her a choice, they were perfect for each other. There is nothing better than a rough sexy biker who has sweetness in him for his lady. The secondary characters caught my attention as well. I'm so wanting more of Mayhem. I loved the relationship that he had with Claire. So sweet. Good start to the series, excellent writing, some HOT KINKY sex, love, a second chance, forgiveness, loyalty, friendship, laughter, revenge, family, bikers and a HEA. What more could you ask for?? Book obtained per Evernight Publishing ~ Thank you!!

Written by Kindle Customer on 26th Sep 2015

I liked it one a level that it seemed liked other biker books. Liked the people who are introduced into the story. It has me wanting to read about mayhem... that I'm hoping is going to be real good.

Mardcore is HOT
Written by Meliisa Q on 26th Sep 2015

I was given and ARC in exchange for a honest review. I am a HUGE Jenika snow fan and of course I loved this book. I absolutely loved Big and his alpha ways. Claire loves Big, an feels that her feelings aren't returned so she left him and the MC. Big loves Claire and hasn't been able to get Claire out of his mind since the day she left 2 years ago. When Claire finds herself in a situation she runs to her twin brother and the MC for help. When Big and Claire see each other again they both realize their feelings for each other are still there and stronger now more than ever. Big will do anything to keep Claire safe from her threat.

Great start to a new series
Written by wanda thompson on 26th Sep 2015

Loved Big and Claire story he's a man who learned from his mistakes he let her go once never again. Can't wait for Mayhem and Butters book

Hardcore is Rifght
Written by Donna Briody Buccella on 26th Sep 2015

Loved Big, dirty, rough, sexy as sin. Man, he talks some nasty sh@t, but dayum it's sexy. Claire is pretty much the same way. These two are smoking together. Big needs to let go, and forget what he did about claire in the past, and grab her with everything he has. Needs to show her he has a heart, release some emotions , let her know she's not just some whore, and be the man who he needs to be. I can't wait to read more about the other MCs, especially Butter. loved this

Great Story
Written by Booklover Sue on 26th Sep 2015

This story was so great, from the storyline to it's amazing characters. Dark and gritty. Claire and Big are a couple who create lava! Looking forward to reading more in this brand new series!

Love It
Written by Teresa on 26th Sep 2015

Loved it! Storyline was well written, entertaining, action packed and so dang hot! I could not put down and at times was on the edge of my .A roller coaster bundle of emotions. Love these sexy badass bikers & their will to protect their women, club .Would recommend this to everyone to read.

One Hot Read
Written by Amy on 25th Sep 2015

Big is not what I had expected. He has a dirty mouth, likes sex, and drugs. I knew this being an MC book he was going to be bad but that dirty mouth on him made him pretty sexy. Claire was somewhat like him with the dirty mouth and they seemed to have amazing chemistry together. Her troubles with her boyfriend sent her running back to the club and forced her to deal with Big who is still kicking himself for letting her walk away. These two are great and the rest of the guys seem interesting as well and I hope to read more about them soon. Especially Mayhem and Butter. My only problem with the story was I wish there was a little more background about the MC so I could get a feel for them a little more. Still a good story!

Written by Rhonda on 23rd Sep 2015

Wow!!! I loved this book. Claire left because she thought Big only wanted her for sex but she had no clue how he really felt. Big couldn't find a way to tell Claire how much he loved her. After time apart, they come back together and it's still as HOT between them as it ever was. I loved this story and the way it was written. If you like dirty, raunchy and steamy sex, this is the book for you. Now I want Mayhem's story!!!!

A definite must read.
Written by Linda W Wager on 23rd Sep 2015

This book is freakin explosive. Prepare yourself for the best biker experience you will ever have. You can guess why they call him Big. It's because he is. He's the big guy women want to experience before they die. At least once. More than once if you're really, really lucky. Unfortunately though, Big's not interested. His one and only ran from him two years ago when she couldn't stand the thought of not having all of him. Now there's so much missing from him since she left that he can't find that calm. The peace he would feel from really great sex that he could only have with Claire. She is the only one that can scratch his itch because they shared a dirty little secret that most people couldn't imagine. Only one thing is standing in between them. A lot of miles and an ex who's after Claire. It's time to run back home but she has no idea what Big will do when she gets there. Time to find out. I love Jenika Snow's books. She has a gift to give you real people and real life in print. This book is a must read.

Hot, Hot, HOT.
Written by Confessions or a Serial Reader on 22nd Sep 2015

Hardcore is EXACTLY what it is....Hardcore to the max. Big knew what he had 2 yrs ago and let it slip through his fingers. When Claire ran away from the only family she knew only to return 2 yrs later after being abused by her boyfriend, Big vows not to let her go again. Hardcore is a 2nd chance love story that is HOT, explicitly, irrevocably HOT. There are big things in the future for Jenika Snow's new Bleeding Mayhem MC series. This is my Confession: All the hype leading up to Hardcore's release is VALIDATED!

Hot steamy Second chance read
Written by J. L. Johnston on 22nd Sep 2015

I'm so excited for this new series from Jenika Snow. Hardcore is the first book in her Bleeding Mayhem MC series. Meet Big a rough, tough, hardcore MC Patch who allowed Claire to slip through his fingers two years ago. He's a alpha male who doesn't show emotions which caused him to not let Claire know she was more than a piece. Claire has returned after two years seeking help from her brother and the MC family she left behind. Can these two stubborn characters finally admit their feelings? Can Big and the MC protect Claire? Boy does Big live up to his nickname. He's got a special piercing and is completely hardcore in and out of the bedroom. This book is a little more gritty than some of Jenika Snow's other MC books and these new characters are going to be exciting to read about. Love and hate play a fine line in this book. Jenika Snow writes such hot scenes and has a great story line I devoured this book in one setting. So if you love a second chance steamy hardcore read then 1-click. You will not be disappointed especially if you love Jenika Snow's work.

Awesome start to a new series
Written by Mlmayer on 22nd Sep 2015

Loved this book and so can't wait for more from this series and from Jenika Snow!!!!! Buy this book u won't be disappointed!