Book Review: Chrome, With A Heart Forged In Steele by Rie Warren

Chrome boomer1If I can give a subtitle to “Chrome: With a Heart Forged in Steele ,” it will be “Straight from the Heart.” In this heart wrenching and poignant novel, author Rie Warren turns serious as she brings her readers to the dark side while keeping them grounded in the light.

This is the story of Boomer Steele, oldest Steele sibling, brother to Brodie and Cat. At 6’5”and buffed all over with the added attraction of a sleeve of ink, who would have thought that Boomer Steele is a financial genius? While Cat and Brodie are the public faces of Chrome & Steele, Boomer works behind the scene managing the cash flow, investing and re-investing and thus making sure that all three of them have a sizable nest egg.

But, Boomer has two big secrets and one of them is his attraction to Rayce Lafayette, a grease monkey and top mechanic at Stone’s Garage. No one there questions why a girl is the top dog when it comes to fixing engines.

Unknown to Boomer, the feeling is mutual. But, like him, Rayce has a secret and it is something that she cannot share with anyone. So, though the sparks between them are flying like crazy, a happily ever after is not on the horizon.

Still, the saying “love conquers all” is not a cliché for nothing. Yes, Boomer and Rayce have to learn to trust each other completely so that they can help each other carry their burden. The question is, will they be brave enough to open up and show what they really are inside.

Chrome: With a Heart Forged in Steele ” is Rated M for Mature due to violence and sexual content.


Boomer Steele is big. He’s bad. He’s the Retribution MC pres. He’s been dealt the worst hand imaginable and bears the scars inside and out. Not that anyone knows it. He’s watched his younger brother and sister hook up and hitch up with the loves of their lives, and now he’s the last Steele standing alone. Maybe he should keep it that way.

Then one feisty honey makes him feel, gets in his grill, pisses him off.
She goes by the name of Rayce. And that’s exactly what she does on her motocross bike when she’s not busy getting her hands dirty with her fellow grease monkeys as the only female mechanic at Stone’s Garage. She’s into fixing bikes, racing hers, and making Boomer’s life a living hell just for the fun of it. Oh, and she hates being treated like a girl.

Sparks flying? That’s an understatement where these two are concerned. Yet when Rayce needs a place to live, and Boomer offers her a room in his house, their unquenchable attraction wins out over antagonism. Sometimes. Rayce’s crappy upbringing makes her think love is for stupid fools asking for heartbreak. She’s not willing to go there for any man. Not even Boomer Steele.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.