Seven months after the death of SixGun Outlaw member Alan "Stone" James, the motorcycle club is trying to rebuild their lives and learn how to go on without their president, friend, and family member.
But moving on isn't as easy for Espina "Thorne" Lopez after having lost her sister. Content to spend her days alone, beating up a punching bag and wallowing in her grief, no one has seen Thorne since. Until she's called in for a favor involving her partner's brother.
Dalton "Apollo" Kilpatrick is arrested for something he didn't do, but no one believes him. So the judge puts him on a three month house arrest in the home of the last person who wants him. Will they get along, or will she be a Thorne in his side?
Apollo is a handsome man that women can't deny - some would go as far as to call him beautiful. Thorne considers herself a monster - a beast for not being able to stop what happened to her sister.
So ... "Why not put the beauty with the beast" and see what happens?
Can Dalton repair the crack in her heart before the last petal falls?
I loved the first book in this series and the twists at the end definitely left me wanting more. Blue Remy did not disappoint with the second book in her Asphalt Outlaw Series. By briefly introducing us to Thorne in the first book, and seeing the attack she endured, as well as her extreme loss, I was instantly drawn into this story.
Thorne is an EMT, and whether she likes it or not, she is also considered family by the Six-Gun Outlaw MC. After getting caught in the cross-hairs of an assault aimed at the club that results in her dis-figuration, and the loss of her sister, she secluded herself in her home. She was an aspiring model with a beautiful heart to match; but now, she holds only resentment to anyone who tries to help her.
Dalton "Apollo" Kilpatrick, is a newly patched member. His job as a photographer, gets him arrested on a trumped up charge, and when the judge sentences him to house arrest, he asks the club for help. He can't work from where he lives.
The new president of the Six-Guns has a solution - Apollo can be on house arrest for the three months in Thorne's house, which is closer to his work. This works for Apollo who has always admired Thorne from afar. He even took on the duty of becoming her bodyguard after her attack. But Thorne just thinks he likes her out of pity.
I loved this book. Where I liked the first in this series (I gave it a 4.5), the second in this series really let the writer shine. This is a MC book, but it focuses on the growing relationship between these two beautiful people, as well as the strengthening bonds of the club. The Six-Guns are more than a club, they are a family; and they are trying to steer away from the criminal activities from their past. This was a 5 star read, with a strong female lead. Blue Remy - I want to read Romeo's story ASAP - PLEASE!!!