Prologue Willa I can’t even remember the first time my brother used me as a tool to make money. Being traded for favors to make rent was such a regular part of my teen-hood. I didn’t realize how abnormal I was until I met the man who saved my life. Gabe Cohen crashed into my world, obliterating the foundations to rubble. He built me a new life. A safe one. A protected one. The kind fairytales are made of. But fairytales don’t last, and like a cruel, twisted villain creeping out of the shadows, the old life found me and set fire to my happily ever after. I was left dying in the embers. My prince couldn’t find me amongst the ashes. His Willa died that day…but my heart kept beating. Stories don’t always end once the final page is turned. There’s so much more left to be written. Sometimes the final page is just the start, and it’s up to us to determine whether it remains a fairytale or a tragedy. The essence of the true love stories, the big ones, the beautiful, bright, epic loves, are always grown from the darkness of a fucked up beginning.
As luck would have it his well-intended play goes to crap, so Beast involves his brothers from his club the Grimm Wolves MC. Not only is he out of options, but his ol’ lady and son are also in constant danger from a cruel and heartless enemy with the muscle to back him. This enemy is close enough to Beast so he knows how to manipulate him by using his love for his family.
When a threat involving everyone connected to the Grimm Wolves MC comes to their front door, Beast and his brothers fight against the enemy threatening to pull them back into the darkness as they fight for their survival.
With their club on the verge of a war and the holidays quickly approaching, Beast works to fix his mistakes and make amends to his family. With help from his brothers and their ol’ ladies, Beast’s surprise Christmas gift for Cathy and Rider is completed. Will his family come home for the holidays, or will he end up lonely and alone on Christmas Day?
He kissed me again, and it was worse than I realized. The kiss on the dance floor was such that in no way did I think it could be topped, but this one beat it. Worse yet, there was a hint to his kiss that I knew not only he could do better, but we could do better. And if our kisses could get better, what did that say for the main event? His lips disengaged before I could think about that any further.
With glittering eyes, he asked, “Is there really any reason for you not to see where this can go? I don’t have to be your bad habit, but I want you to be mine. Period.”
I didn’t even have to mull it over: it was time for me to develop a new habit. If I was lucky, it would stick.
The music began, and his gaze never left Lady Olivia’s. He placed his hand on top of hers. The same feelings he had the last time he danced with her washed over him, causing him to curse himself for even trying to stay away. Her touch felt like fresh sunshine warming his face after days of darkness. A small part of him wanted her light to guide him out of the dark hole he had created for himself.
Cover Model: Quin Bruce
Cover Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
She tells me it’s because she doesn’t believe in love.
I tell her “Believe in me.” Because I, Lars Samuels, will rock her world and treat her like a queen.
She says, “Ha, I will never be caught.”
Good thing I’m really good at catching things. I should be. I’m the best wide receiver on the Columbus Comets football team.
I like winning. So I’m going to win her.
Once I catch her, of course.
Also Known As Ezra Cross
He’s one of a pair.
Identical twin to Damon.
And an enforcer for the Inferno if one is ever needed.
I knew better than to get involved with him.
With his aggression.
With the constant fights.
With the games the twins were known to play with every woman stupid enough to fall for them.
We made a mistake when we met again as adults.
I fell in love.
He fell in love.
His brother fell in love, too.
What used to be a good time is now a tragedy.
Our story is messy.
Despite all that, Ezra refuses to let go.
*** Each novel in the series depicts a unique romance, but the plots through each book connect in one world. For the best experience, read the series in order.
Nine Dangerous Men. Nine Unrepentant Sinners. Nine Irresistible Manipulators.
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