—I was a game piece in Trace Gamble's fantasy world, where he was king and everyone else was a pawn.—
He made a promise.
—I will fight him for you, and I will win.—
What starts as one night of secret pleasure soon becomes so much more.
When Jericho Walsh was handed the Bedlam MC president's patch, he decided to find more legitimate ways for the outlaw club to make money. A job providing security for Trace Gamble, a wealthy casino owner, takes Jericho and his two closest friends to Lake Tahoe. Jericho soon finds that Gamble can't be trusted. But Jericho finds a reason to stay. Roxie Palmer. A terrible secret has Roxie bound to Gamble but Jericho has decided he's not leaving Tahoe without her.
Roxie Palmer has been stuck playing girlfriend to Trace Gamble for a year, and she hates him more each day. But if she leaves him, her family will suffer the consequences. Up until now, she'd accepted her fate of living in a loveless relationship with a man she despises. But Jericho Walsh, Trace's newest employee, has swept into her life with his amazing looks and dangerous charm, and now all she can think of is breaking free.
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆
When life throws you roadblocks, you just find a way around them! In this the fourth book in the Barringer Brothers series, we finally get to Jericho’s story, or maybe the beginning. This has been an amazing series, written by a truly skilled story teller. Ms. Oliver weaves her words in such a way that the reader will always remember the characters she created, and also the lives she gifted them with!
Jericho has always been a protector and defender of women. He loves them and they love him in return. When you think of a true alpha male, you should think of Jericho. During his formative years, he lived under a psychotic MC. His best friend and first loved was the granddaughter of the Prez of the club. Richo learned early on how to protect her from the situation they lived in. So, when he meets Roxie Palmer, flags go up and his protective instinct kicks in. His club has been hired by her boyfriend to provide security, but is Roxie the one that needs protection?
Roxie has no choice but to do whatever Trace Gamble tells her to do! The live of those she loves is at stake and the only way to keep them safe if by selling herself to Trace. She cannot stand the man and recognizes him for who he really is, a self-centered, evil man that gets off on others misery. Taking care of her family was all that mattered, until a beautiful, bad boy biker walked into her life. How can she deny the attraction that overwhelms her when he is near? But the price she will have to pay for the pleasures Jericho promises, maybe too much!
It doesn’t take Jericho long to figure out that Roxie is his and he will fight to claim her. The man that she has sworn herself to cannot be trusted and his promises are worthless! Lines will be stepped over and true love cannot be stopped regardless of the obstacles put in its way. This is an amazingly unforgettable story that will keep you turning the pages to find out how it will all end! I would highly recommend this book be added to your library, it is one you will want to reread!
Hero: Jericho Walsh 4.5 stars
Heroine: Roxie Palmer 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
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