Ryan Gallagher is the one who does the dirty work. The brute force in the Harrison Street Crew, he lives to have the club all for his own one day. But the one thing he can’t have is Megan Mahoney—the one woman he’s loved since she was a teenager who needed saving.
Megan never forgot the all-consuming passion she felt for Ryan, her larger-than-life, wild teenage love. But coming from a hard, shocking past has left her broken and scared—and untrusting of the Harrison Street Crew. Ten years later, she’s back in Ryan’s world to claim a promise he made to her years ago. And even though she knows she shouldn’t fall for him, Ryan still has an explosive, sensual pull on her that she can’t ignore.
Ryan’s powerful love for Megan is the only thing that could ever soothe the tempestuous beast that roars in his soul. And when she comes back to him to aid her in a dangerous quest—a deadly revenge plot he swore he would be a part of years ago—Ryan can’t say no. He lives to protect this woman. He will die loving this woman. And as the stakes get higher, the love that they have kept hidden all these years explodes and goes further and deeper than either of them expected. But with a dark threat from Megan’s past thrust headlong into their lives, can their love win out?
I liked a lot about this book, I did. Unfortunately, at least for me, I thought it was too hard, too harsh. I liked both of the characters, but I felt so much time was spent on the harshness of their life, and of the characters themselves, that it was hard to get lost in their story without feeling a little sad for each of them.
The writing was strong, and I definitely believed in both of the characters and I thought they seemed realistic.
I guess I like my romance a little more romantic than this was. And, part of the issue was that the harsher scenes were so real that the softer scenes seemed off to me.
I don't necessarily recommend this title, but I didn't hate it...and I would read the next title by this author.