A hot new Desert Dogs novel from the author of Lay It Down
Keep your friends close--and your enemies closer...
Bar owner Raina Harper can't say for sure what Duncan Welch is to her. With her small Nevada town under siege by a ruthless casino development and still reeling from a spate of murders, she knows that trusting the public face of the corporate invaders is risky to say the least. Though damn, it's one fine-looking face.
Duncan may be a mercenary when it comes to getting the job done, but he's no villain. In fact the calculating fixer soon finds himself in the bad guys' crosshairs, framed and facing professional ruin. To clear his name, he'll need help from Raina and her roughneck motorcycle club, the Desert Dogs. Gaining their trust won't be easy, and the molten sexual tension between Raina and Duncan only makes things more complicated--especially since Miah Church, Raina's friend and ex-lover, would sooner strangle Duncan than shake his hand.
One thing's certain, though: If they don't deal with their incendiary attraction soon, the whole damn town might go up in flames.
Oh, how I enjoy this story - I enjoyed reading it AND listening to it! And, if it were ever made into a decent movie, I know I would enjoy watching it too. It's just an all around literary wonder to me. Duncan Welch may not be a Fitzwilliam Darcy but there isn't ANY-thing I don't find utterly fascinating about him. Cara McKenna wrote a character, who at first, appears vain, contemptuous, cold, and shallow, but in his depths I've found one of my favorite fictional characters, ever. Nothing about Duncan is superficial but with his self-invented haughty and superior manner, he definitely comes across that way...at first. Once his carefully constructed and protective layers are stripped away he takes my breath away. Literally. I can't count the number of times I chuckled, snorted, or laughed out loud during my initial reading or while listening to this audiobook. The narrator, Tom Weiner, expertly conveys Duncan's personality. Gawd, it was so much fun to hear what I previously had to imagine. It's not all laughs, though. There were several times when Duncan's inner monologue or vocalized confessions tugged at my heartstrings. I find every element of this story engrossing, no matter what format it comes in.
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