Wes ‘Stiff’ Collins lived life on the wild side. He worked from the moment he knew what the word meant, always making the best of every situation. There was nothing about his past he would change.
Without a real family except his brother Xander, Stiff joined the Vipers Creed Motorcycle Club, and they taught him what it was to have people he could depend on. When his past crashed into his present, he vowed to protect the club that had always been his steady, even if it meant turning his back on the woman who had given him life.
Chelsea Miller’s life was simple: work, take care of her family, and save for the future. Everything was about having a goal and a plan. However, when her sister ended up battered and bruised on a diner floor, everything she thought was in her past suddenly threatened her future. In a moment, she had a new goal, everything else be damned. She would protect her family … at all costs.
Stiff and Chelsea’s worlds collide in an explosion of determination, strength, and lust. Will they give in to temptation, or will conquering each other be too steep a price? Two people not afraid to put in the work will either overcome everything in their paths or finally crumble under life’s troubles they can’t escape, all in the name of family.
*Due to subject matter, mature audiences 18+ only*
Chelsea is your everyday waitress trying to earn a living and build a life for herself and her family. She has had to work so hard to correct mistakes made by a drugged up dad who destroyed her credit and is now paying for his mistakes; in more ways than one. Chelsea’s sister is going to college to get a degree; thinking that she was safe from any pain her dad could inflict on her baby sister….Chelsea was wrong.
I was a bit distracted by Chelsea’s sister (Jen) and Stiff’s brother (Xander) hoping that something might happen with them, even though Xander has a girl, I just couldn’t help myself! Weird hopes, I know! I could tell Stiff wasn’t going to be like I was thinking he would at the beginning of the book, and they both seem to have the past constantly haunting them. About halfway through Chelsea and Stiff had all my attention, then panic set in during certain chapters that had me finishing the book faster than I expected.
This book had some death, violence, drug talk, and sex scenes that you should be aware of and consider before reading. I wouldn’t want to miss out on this read though!! Congrats Ryan Michele on another great read!