Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club
April 28, 2015
by D.R. Graham
While searching for the member of an outlaw motorcycle gang who murdered his dad, Cain Allen is offered a boatload of cash to "handle" the stunning teen popstar Lincoln Todd. Although he doesn't need the headache of a high-maintenance celebrity, getting out of town will help him keep a low profile until he testifies against the other two killers.
Touring Europe with Lincoln proves to be more complicated than Cain anticipated, and despite his efforts, the line between their personal and professional lives blurs. She’s sweet, smart, and totally unpredictable. And he loves it.
But Lincoln’s association with Cain puts her in more danger than anyone could have imagined. When he joins forces with the Noir et Bleu Motorcycle Club to protect her, Cain discovers the lengths he's willing to go, and the person he's willing to become to protect the people he loves…
"A clash of two worlds." By Celeste Hawkins 1 year ago
The Handler is a novel founded on the idea of a man looking for vengeance against the man who killed his parents and a young, famous girl seeking adventure.
The reader is immediately drawn in from the first page into a plot where a man who speaks his mind, Cain, is drawn towards a slightly bratty woman, Lincoln, and they begin their adventures together. We begin to find out that she appears rude and demanding when she's really lonely and just needed a friend and someone she could depend on.
Cain was a fascinating character from beginning to end. He had a complexity to him that is hard to find in many modern novels. However, the downfall of his character begun when he met the famous Lincoln Todd. From then on, everything started to sound unrealistic. With so much potential in this plot, it was a shame to see it go from exciting, down to a very stereotypical story line. This happened in several areas of the novel where everything was be interesting, then it would suddenly drop. It makes you think things like: would Lincoln have opened up to a strange man she'd just met? However, it still raised interesting scenarios, such as Cain needing money for rent so he took the job of being her "handler".
The language of the novel was easy to read and had a nice flow and tone to it. You get sucked into Cain's mind in a matter of pages, which is a really successful thing for an author to create.
Although the novel bordered on becoming cliche, the author brings it back around to the interesting side of things again and again, and it's definitely a novel I'd pick up and read again.