They call him ‘War’. Growing up without a family to call his own, Xander Cole spent a lot of time on the streets. Time had changed him. Hardened him. But his inner turmoil—the war inside—always raged on, eventually leading him to Satan’s Pride, the Motorcycle Club and band of brothers he came to consider family. They patched him in as War for his loyalty and willingness to fight for the Pride. Life with the MC is everything he’s ever wanted, and the only thing he thinks he’ll ever need—until he meets Maddie Holden, and suddenly, there’s something he needs even more.
Music has been Maddie’s solace for as long as she can remember. After a turbulent upbringing, Maddie left home at seventeen to form the band, The Smoking Guns, with her brother, Paul. But just as their band starts taking off, Maddie suffers a traumatic experience at the hands of a crazed fan, who obsesses over her, stalks her, and ultimately holds her against her will. Maddie retreats from performing in the band. Until one day, Guard, the President of the Satan’s Pride MC, approaches the band with a request. He wants The Smoking Guns to perform for his wedding anniversary, and that includes Maddie.
Guard assigns War as Maddie’s bodyguard, to protect her and keep her safe from a stalker –a job War is ever so eager to manage. With War at her side, Maddie’s confidence, passion for life and provocative side blossoms. Will War find the one thing he needs?
She’ll make him burn down the past and forge the future from the ashes
Up on the mountain I’m of club royalty. I am the legacy.
I am the man who was sent to save the Mountain Misfits MC from my father’s need for destruction.
But maybe I don’t want to take on this burden anymore.
Maybe I want a white picket fence and a good woman to settle down with.
Maybe I’m tired of this blood on my hands.
Or maybe I want it all. One foot on the mountain, the other down below, chasing after a woman who doesn’t see me for the man I truly am. A woman who likes my leather cut. A woman who’s smart enough to know better, but damaged enough to not care.
When you rely on a man for everything, the only thing you are worth is your word.
And if my word is my worth, then I am worth nothing.
I took my ex’s money as fast as he was willing to give it to me.
I watched him sell heroin to pay my college tuition.
I played his games, lived in his mansion, and lied through my teeth until I put him behind bars.
And now I have nothing. Nothing but the scars on my arm and the sneers of my colleagues.
What’s one more bad decision when my life is made of many? Especially when that bad decision smells like leather and motor oil and looks like the kind of guy who might just be worse than me.
My daddy warned me to not walk down Cider Avenue after school. I thought the threat on my life was nonsense, just like the other times before… But when arms engulfed me, tugging me into a van, on that very street, I wished I had listened.
My only hope is in the motorcycle club, Night Hawks. I couldn’t deny, the son of the club’s president had swept me off my feet. I was drawn to the boy with rugged looks and a heart of gold.
As my world collapses into chaos, will he pull me from the clutches of my enemies or will our families be drawn into a war of blood, guns and broken promises?
When Darla’s cousin Vinnie screws up, yet again, it lands her in the cage of the local ‘Dragons’ motorcycle club. Livid, she demands to be set free immediately, refusing to give into the effect one biker has on her in particular. When she’s offered a deal in exchange for Vinnie’s safety despite him losing the club’s shipment and disappearing, Darla takes it, but try as she might, Link’s effect on her starts to wear at her resistance while she works to pay off her cousin’s debt.
Raul Sanchez, president of the Lagsturns Motorcycle Club, proved himself over the span of eight years to lead the outlaw bikers. No longer able to distinguish right from wrong, the undercover FBI agent is after blood when he finds out the Mexican Mafia took his woman. When he finds out his other half is still alive, he sheds the badge, throws himself into chaos, and seeks biker justice. Because any man who touches his woman is going to die.
Swinging on a pole in a seedy lounge in Palm Springs, Crystal Rose works to keep herself one-step away from trouble. With a prior rap sheet of pissing off a rival MC president, shacking up with a crazed out drug addict who used her for collateral against the Mafia, she’s one day away from disaster. All she wants is the one man who rocks her world. But she can’t go back, because loving Raul could get him killed.