BLACKWINGS MC - DEVIL SPRINGS
I needed a break, so I took off to my friend’s cabin for a few days for some peace and quiet. Instead, I found an injured woman in the woods claiming to be a lost hiker. I immediately knew there was more to her story, and I was right, but the bombshell she dropped was the last thing I expected.
I wasn’t sure how much more I could take. After losing my mother, my life drastically changed, and I found myself escaping from one bad situation only to land right in the middle of another. I was alone and lost, and it seemed like every person I met tried to take advantage of me. When a sexy, beast of a man appeared out of nowhere and came to my rescue with guns blazing, I didn’t know whether to trust him or run screaming. Ultimately, I ran, but he followed and refused to let me go.
I moved into one of the rental houses owned by the club while my own house was being built. I wasn’t happy about it, but I was too old to move back in with my mother, even for just a few weeks. It was a nice, quiet neighborhood. Until the girl next door moved in and turned my world upside down before I even knew who she was.
I had the worst luck. With three months left on my nursing contract, they sent me to the one place I swore I’d never return—my hometown of Devil Springs. I didn’t have a childhood full of happy memories to return to. I had a drug-addicted mother and an asshole brother. But it was just for three months. What could possibly happen?
I started prospecting for the Blackwings MC to appease my grandfather. He raised me after my parents died, and I’d do anything for him. As it turns out, he was right. Joining the Blackwings MC was the best thing for me. Until it wasn’t. I had a personal obligation to uphold—a promise I made to a woman I’d never met—and my time with the MC was interfering with it. When she disappeared, I was consumed with anger and guilt. Thinking a change of scenery would help, the President sent me to the Devil Springs chapter to start over.
My life changed in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, I was a single parent with two small children. My friends, family, and community all came together to help me during the darkest time of my life. But, being reminded of what once was every single day was too much for me. I couldn’t move forward when I was surrounded by the past. So, I packed up my family and moved us to a new town. Things were going okay for us, until I discovered my past followed me.
At this stage in my life, I want nothing more than to settle down. I want an Old Lady and I want to start a family. Too bad my gut is telling me the woman I want more than anything is trouble looking for a place to happen. Tatum is my match in every way. She's intelligent, sassy, and isn't afraid to stand toe-to-toe with me. And she’s sexy as sin. Half the time I don't know if I'm infuriated with her or just that turned on. But Tatum has secrets. And I'll be damned if harm will come to my club because of her. Lies and secrets took my mother, but I won't let them take my current family. But none of that stops me from wanting Tatum so bad it hurts.
Part of my job is keeping secrets. That’s nothing new for me and my sister. My career and her lack of luck in love puts us smack dab in the middle of a major kidnapping case—leaving the authorities no choice but to relocate us. With new identities in place, we end up in Devil Springs, right next door to a business owned by the local bikers—the Blackwings MC. As much as we need to ignore these men, circumstances beyond our control force us into their orbit, and then into their world. As if that wasn’t enough, the club Enforcer, Batta, sparks a fire in me that I wasn’t expecting. Now, I’m forced to continue lying to someone about who I am and what I do, when all I want to do is tell him the truth. But my honesty could mean blowing the case and putting my sister's life at risk—not to mention jeopardizing his.
She walked into Precious Metals out of the blue and had me under her spell in a matter of seconds. Within a few days, I was falling for her.
And then life coldcocked me and knocked me off of my feet, literally.
By the time I was able to stand again, she was gone. And I couldn’t spend much time searching for her because I was busy learning how to adjust to my new life.
While sorting through my late mother’s belongings, I discovered a family secret. Or one my mother believed to be true.
There was no way I could let it go without knowing the truth, one way or another. So, I packed my bags and headed for a town called Devil Springs.
I didn’t find the answers I wanted, but I did find something I didn’t even know I was looking for, until it was suddenly taken from me.
And my whole world changed.