Winnie thinks she has the perfect life.
Two beautiful, healthy children. A police officer husband. A job that she loves. Oh, and let’s not forget that she’s a nationally ranked marathon runner.
Fast forward six months, and her perfect life has imploded.
Winnie finds herself in a completely new world, and this new world is a brutal bitch.
In this new life of hers, her husband is gone. He realizes, at the worst possible time, that he’s no longer in love with her. He’s in love with her best friend. He leaves, and doesn’t look back.
Her sixteen-year-old daughter is in trouble with the law, and she’s barely making ends meet thanks to losing the job that was keeping her and her tiny family afloat.
Then, the last thing that could make it all bearable, her running, is ripped out from under her, too. Thanks to a spinal stroke that leaves her unable to walk, let alone run, she’s having to relearn how to do the simplest of tasks—such as putting on her own pants.
She’s at the lowest of lows, and the last thing she wants is a sexy, bearded, motorcycle riding alpha to tell her how to live her life.
But Steel Cross never asks her what she wants.
The moment Steel Cross sees Winnie’s daughter steal some shoes for her younger brother, he knows he’s in trouble.
He’s a sucker for misunderstood teens. After all, he was once one himself.
He knows he can’t just walk away, and the moment he sees that troubled teen’s mother, he doesn’t just know it, he feels it. Down to the very bottom of his soul.
With his share of hard knocks, he knows that he shouldn’t step in and make his move on a fellow police officer’s ex. There’s a code, after all, yet he just can’t seem to help himself.
He’s done being the good guy. Sometimes he just wants to be bad.
And Winnie makes him realize that being bad is still kind of good. As long as you’re with the right person.
Where to begin……I really enjoyed Steel’s (Big Papa) book. It was fun and flirty but still had that edge that Lani always puts in her books. When you know something bad is going to happen but you never know when.
I loved Winnie from the start. She was strong and independent and did whatever she could to try and give her kids a good life.
Steel stole my heart. Steel made a promise to keep an eye on Winnie’s house for a friend, knowing that she was actually telling him to keep an eye on Winnie and the kids.
When Steel ends up having some run-ins with Winnie’s daughter Conleigh, you can tell that something is blooming between Winnie and Steel. The way Steel is with her kids tells so much about how he is as a man.
But they will not have the typical relationship for a few reasons. I can’t spoil the book but you will not believe what one reason is.
Steel and Winnie will have many hardships on their road to a relationship. Will they be able to get past those hardships or will they be torn apart?
About the Author:
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.
This one sounds good 🙂
This premise has snared my attention – enjoyed your review!
Ooh, I love beards. They’re so underrepresented in romance novels. Awesome review.
Great review! I hope it worked out for Winnie – she sounds like a strong woman!
This sounds pretty intense. Great review!
This seems like it would be a good read.
Great review. Though I don’t like that cover. It certainly wouldn’t make me want to pick the book up.
My heart melts for bad boys with a heart of gold.
Oh wow. Great review and this one looks like something I might have to pick up in the near future 🙂