Vaughn O’Keefe has been part owner of the Hog’s Den for years. Privy to plenty of Disciples of the Road business, he’s never been more ruffled as when a new recruit named “Smoke” walks through the door. Something about the man gets his blood pumping, but he knows to keep his preferences under wraps around the club.
“Smoke” Callahan has done a couple of rehab stints and is finally clean, thanks to help from the Disciples. He’s on the right path and isn’t about to get sidetracked, no matter how much the guy who manages the bar gets beneath his skin. Besides, his last relationship with a man left him scared, alone, and with a nightmare of an addiction.
When the Hog’s Den becomes shorthanded, and Smoke is ordered to help out the one man he can’t have, his longing for the bartender reaches blistering proportions. Vaughn figures a night together should be enough to satisfy their mutual attraction. But neither banks on just how scorching hot it might be.
As Smoke’s past unravels and the one person he hopes never to lay eyes on again messes with all he holds sacred, it’s time to involve the Disciples. Problem is, he’ll have to risk his membership, his heart, and his own hide to keep everyone he cares about safe
I received this book on my kindle and immediately inhaled it. I didn’t even give my throat time to adjust. I regret nothing.
Two hot as hell, muscular men with raging hard-ons practically tackle each other when they collide. It’s bruised lips and marked necks and eye-fucking before actual fucking and OHMYGOD I’M GETTING TURNED ON AGAIN.
This book is totally outside of the norm and I loved it. Vaughn owns a bar that is the headquarters of a motorcycle club – but this MC isn’t your typical drug running crew. They’re trying to get clean, change things around and go on the straight and narrow. Smoke is a rookie in the club, working his way up to full time member. He and Vaughn have obviously met before and they hold stares that has each of them well aware that the other isn’t completely on the…uhhh…straight and narrow…but nothing has ever happened.
However, when Vaughn’s down an employee and Smoke starts to help out behind the bar, the two men find it harder and harder *cough* to limit their interaction to only passing glances. When the tension finally comes to a head [ohmygod I can’t stop myself], they let themselves explore the vibrating need between them. It starts as a let’s-fuck-this-tension-away-for-one-night plan, but it quickly turns into each of them running to the other to find comfort when Smoke’s past returns to cause huge drama.
I adored the way that their relationship flourished. It wasn’t defined for quite a bit of this book and they felt that they had to keep it secret (for a variety of reasons) but no matter what happened, they kept finding their way back to each other. It was beautiful, sweet and incredibly endearing. I loved the intimacy that grew between them. Did I mention that it’s also really scorchingly hot? It’s that too. I have a thing for male/male books and this one filled not only my need but also my heart.
The Darkest Flame starts as a small flicker and leads to a raging inferno. There’s danger and sex, comfort and love. Lee gives us heat, passion and incredible heart wrapped in a sexy story. I Loved this so hard.
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]
I grabbed my hold of keys and tried not to slam my way out the door. I didn’t know why the hell I was so rattled by Vaughn tonight. I mean, I had been every night, but something about the idea of him being with somebody else right in front of my eyes, made me crazy with need. Need that it felt like only he could fulfill.
As soon as I got to my bike I realized I’d left my cut in the break room. I stood outside attempting to rein in my uneven pulse. I didn’t know what the fuck had come over me.
Breathing more steadily, I stepped back through the door only to find the bar empty. I’d just grab my leather vest and leave him in peace.
“I forgot my…” I stopped in my tracks because Vaughn stood motionless in the middle of the floor, veins bulging in his neck, as if he’d implode at the slightest touch.
He was always moving and talking with a restless energy in this bar so his stillness was a bit startling.
“Hey.” I gingerly placed my hand on his shoulder. “I’m sorry if I—”
There was instant recoil, as if he were attempting to contain the vortex of tension between us by vacuuming it in through his skin.
He twisted toward me, his eyes latching onto mine, right before I was slammed against the door.
The wind was practically knocked out of me as Vaughn sank his weight against my smaller frame. We were groin to groin, heartbeat to heartbeat.
“Fuck, Vaughn, you’re—” Heaving breaths surged through my nostrils. “I was going to suggest a truce.”
“Yeah?” he mumbled, his gaze fastening on my mouth. “What sort of truce?”
About the Author:
Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son–her two favorite guys.
She’s addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.
Author of the Between Breaths series from Penguin. ALL OF YOU, BEFORE YOU BREAK, WHISPER TO ME and PROMISE ME THIS available now.
Book five in the series, THERE YOU STAND, a male/male romance just released in April, 2015.
Also, her first Adult Contemporary Romance, TWO OF HEARTS, released in May, 2015.
Stay tuned–more M/M, Adult, and New Adult romance to come!