Chris "Shooter" Sullivan has returned to his home town of Rapid City, South Dakota to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He only wants to focus on holding what's left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father's motorcycle gang doesn't exist.
Hayley Turner is a young woman with her own traumatic past. Fresh off the bus from Nowhere, USA, all she wants is a job and a place to live, until it's time for her to leave again. She doesn't want to make friends, or enemies, least of all the ex-Army Ranger who obviously doesn't like her. She bristles under his watchful eye. He's even got her convinced she's bad news.
But circumstances force two people who don't need anyone to need each other more and more.
The more Chris gets to know Hayley, the harder it is to stay detached. And the more Hayley gets to know Chris, the more she realizes she's been alone for so long she might never recover from it
This was a good find.
At first, I thought it was an MC read which is why I decided to read It, but it isn't.
Chris is ex-army and although He rides a Harley, calls his friends brothers, they are all ex-forces and they all served together, they all now at a local repair garage that Chris owns.
Hayley, aka, slick as Chris names her has been on the run for years, she moves around every 6 months in fear her perpetrator will find her.
Hayley ends up renting Chis' s house which is next door to his own.
Although Hayley seemed as meek as a mouse at first, once she and Chris became friends and she started cooking for all the guys on poker nights, Hayley came out of her shell and she blossomed.
Hayley could be quite sassy, especially in response to Chris's bossy alpha tendencies.
In summary, I liked it. I listened in audio and glad I did, I struggle reading the third person, however, I still think this would have been better in the first person. It was also in dual pov which was good.
In summary, I was entertained and enjoyed it. The plot contains talk of sexual abuse/rape in Hayley's past but does not go into gritty details.
This author would be brilliant at a romcom, Hayley really made me laugh at times with her wit and sass, so the balance with serious and light-hearted moments was also good.
Hayley and Chris's story leads to hea.