Roman Serpico has abandoned a thriving rock star career to prospect for The Bare Bones MC. His goal: revenge on the cartel for his father’s murder. His black soul is a writhing mass of venom and rage, and joining the club fuels his ability to wreak havoc. His stepfather, the club’s lawyer Slushy, calls on him to save a stepsister Roman barely knows. Nurse’s assistant Gudrun McGill has fallen in with a bad crowd and needs an emergency extrication…now.
Roman believes he’s killed Gudrun’s assailant, but the loathsome, murderous fugitive Riker has nine lives. He lives to traffic in human flesh another day, and Roman is hell-bent on tracking the bastard down. But The Bare Bones votes to place Gudrun into custody with her stepbrother as her bodyguard. Things heat up between them when they hide in plain sight in the ghost town that surrounds The Citadel, their clubhouse.
Roman has vowed celibacy to fixate on vengeance. Gudrun wants nothing to do with men after losing her husband in a horrific car crash.
The terror of their situation brings them too close for comfort. Walls must come down. Barriers must be broken. Taking risks is in the nature of their new MC family. Roman has to roll the dice, to hit fast against Riker and the Chinese cartel. To preserve his newfound family, he has to roll like thunder and be gone like smoke.
Publisher’s Note: This is Book #4 in the Bare Bones MC series. This book is a stand-alone and can be read out of order, but the series is best read in order to gain the full experience. This is not your mother’s contemporary romance. Daring readers will encounter sexual assault, nonconsensual drugging, general violence between bikers and cowboys, and a HEA. It is not for the faint of heart. It’s a full length novel of 67,000 words with no cliffhanger. Recommended 18+ due to mature content and possible triggers.
One thing I know when I read a book by Layla Wolfe, is that I’m getting something that is just plain fun to read. The story is completely over the top and you have to throw all reality out the window. But man is it a crazy ride from start to finish. I loved watching Roman and Gudrun try to stay away from each other because of a supposed familial bond. Then use it to have crazy wild sex. I’m curious if Roman will get vengeance for his dad’s death and kill Tony Tormenta like he planned. Or if his focus completely shifted and he let it go so he could focus on Gudrun. The ending was a full complete happy ending for most. However, I would have liked to see Roman put the “Property of” patch on Gudrun making her his “old lady”. That would have made it completely perfect. The great thing about the story is you don’t have to have read the first three books to enjoy this one. You can read it in any order you’d like.
Bestselling author Layla Wolfe is satisfied with a leather jacket, one bad-ass pink camo compound bow, and a vicarious outlaw lifestyle. Layla Wolfe is the pen name of multi-published erotic romance author Karen Mercury.