The past is called the past for a reason. Two years, four months, and three days ago, I walked away from my life to save myself. I’ve moved on, but never forward. I don’t want to look back; all I want is my sister and to get the h*ll out of Archer’s Creek – but he won’t let me. Always there, he refuses to let my secrets stay hidden. He’s not my type: old, opinionated, and dangerous – I hate him. Except when he touches me; then I don’t hate him at all.
The person you are is a product of the things you do. The last ten years I’ve found ways to deal with the shadows that haunt me. My life is good: ride-club-***k repeat. I don’t want or need anything else. But now there’s her and I can’t stay away. She’s angry, lonely, and hiding a past that might be as dark as my own. She hates me, and I love it.
An enemies to lovers romance. A bossy biker and a stubbornly independent woman.
I loved Nikki and Blade. The push and the pull throughout was enough angst on its own.
Nikki is the sister of Angel who is with Daisy, if you have read precious books you will know who I am on about and will already have an understanding of Angel's upbringing and background with her abusive father and all that happened in their story.
Nikki is Angels older and only sister who disappeared 2 years ago.
2 years Nikki has waited, planned and prepared to get her sister back and when Angel turns 18 Nikki has dreamed and planned to rescue her, take her away from their father only when the day comes she discovers Angel already has a white knight and a new family in the Sinners MC.
Nikki marching into the clubhouse demanding her sister doesn't go down well and the first person to feel Nikki's fury is Blade.
Only a biker would get hard over an angry woman and Nikki did that to Blade more than once.
"My Duchess is at her sexiest when she's spitting feathers and stamping her feet"
A great story I was completely engaged, loved the characters, I loved the way Blade called her Duchess (swoon) and no matter how much she pushed him away afraid to let anyone in he was persistent. It was great seeing previous characters too. Nikki is feisty but underneath vulnerable and Blade has his own nightmares but the bossy independent woman that tore into the clubhouse somehow calms him
"God I hate you" I hiss at him
"Well, that's okay, cause I love you enough for both of us,"
With all the angst in Blade and Nikki's relationship, the constant barriers being put up by Nikki until the eleventh hour when Nikki finally let the pushy biker in, I would have liked more hea, I didn't get my fill and it felt more like a happy for now, that would be my only grumble about this book.
A good addition to the series though and I can't wait for the next one.
"You are the calm in a turbulent sea. You are heaven when I deserved hell. You are everything"
Told in first person. Can be read as a standalone. No cheating. Has a good balance of hotness.
Arc gratefully received for review purposes