Published: June 20, 2014
A steamy small town love story – A unique and full of feels second chance romance
One fiery night with a beautiful woman makes Lock feel alive again, but he doesn’t realize it’s her, his obsession from the past. His mentor’s widow.
When her biker husband was murdered sixteen years ago, Grace Quillen took off from her small hometown forever. But when tragedy strikes again, forty-two year old Grace must return to care for her sister and little nephew. One night she indulges in explosive heat with Lock, an attractive stranger she meets at a bar, but the morning after, she’s shaken by her fateful mistake.
He’s no stranger.
Not only is he an officer in her husband’s bike club, but the two men had once been close friends, although Grace had never had a chance to meet him. Fate is a twisted bitch with a bitter sense of humor.
Lock had heard all about Grace from her husband years ago, from his brothers, seen her in photographs. Hell, she’d become his ultimate dream woman. A fantasy.
Now that once-in-a-lifetime fantasy is his reality, and he’s craving more. A hell of a lot more.
But the club has other plans. For the two of them.
A brutal firestorm is ignited by a traitor in the MC, and suddenly Grace is in the thick of the dangerous life she’d once left behind. Yet she and Lock are on opposite sides of the mayhem. With her nephew’s safety at risk and so many volatile secrets on the line, she must summon all her determination and grit, while Lock is driven to find the fight in himself once more and do whatever it takes to protect Grace, whether she or his president wants him to or not.
Suspicions simmer, loyalties strain, hearts ache.
The truth hurts.
Once Grace and Lock had nothing.
Now, they both have so damn much to lose.
This is a gritty kind of story. It’s raw. It’s dark. I LOVED it! It’s so engagingly written that you can’t stop reading/listening even when you are hating what’s happening and don’t really want to go on any further.
An Old Lady in her previous life, Grace aka Little Sister left her home and never looks back after tragedy left her broken on the side of a road. When her sister falls seriously ill, she has no option but to go back and be there for her. On the way, a couple of hours away from her hometown, she meets a stranger in a bar. Their chemistry is unbelievable and Grace and Miller share a steamy hot night together. Unbeknownst to her, Miller’s road name is Lock and is a member of the MC she left behind sixteen years before. Thrown back into that life, she’ll have to face new hardships and consequences that have been brewing since the heartbreaking end of her happiness. As the author takes us on a back and forth journey of Grace’s life we see how her former life influences and shapes her present and how she must struggle to rise above and not lose herself in the process.
This is not a heart and flowers story, it’s rough and twisted and even though I hated many of the choices they made I simply couldn’t stop reading. There is a warning I’d give as this might be a turn off for many people (it sometimes is for me)our couple has sex with other people in more than one instance. It is not cheating per se, as they are not in a committed (or any other kind, really) of relationship. It all makes sense in the end, but still, they were already together more than once when this happens and it’s a tough pill to swallow. As I said, even when you don’t agree with their choices, and you want to slap them, in the head with a chair, you just have to keep on reading/listening.
I was completely into their story and I connected with the characters, and you can feel they are real people, with real people’s faults, vices, struggles and difficulties and I particularly like that the author made them in their early forties. This is not a young or first love kind of story.
It is still a love story, and I was overjoyed at how after everything is worked out. The author gives us time to see the couple settle and just be together and then she gave me that epilogue. It was perfect, because after that rough ride you just need a bit of sweet, and you are left with a smile on your face.
Fantastic start to a series with LOTS of very hot sex and not so nice people.