Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.
Julie's Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Oh my word! One fantastic heart wrenching truly beautifully written story.
If you are looking for a book where you're all, in as are the characters, this is THE book to read.
I absolutely loved Wheeler and Poppy, and was pleasantly surprised with Wheelers description, I don't know, perhaps it was because how his ex Kallie was so dreadful to him, and that he allowed it to happen.
This was my soul telling her soul that it had been waiting for a long time to find its other half.
This story of healing hearts has you invested with how Poppy and Wheeler get through this life they find themselves in.
With everything Poppy went through at the dreadful hands of both her father and her husband, people who are supposed to love her. I loved Salem and Rowdy before, but even more that they were able to help Poppy's situation. Loved that Poppy was working through the terrors that had plagued her and that she was able to move on.
Wheeler was an all round good egg! he loved with a veracity that kept him grounded, he had manners of someone with a much different upbringing than he had. He was a fighter for survival.
Poppy was what forever was supposed to feel like.
The abusive storyline really tugs at your heart, and with the blossoming love between Wheeler and Poppy, it is piece by piece slowly knitted back together. You experience such raw emotion whilst reading their story and whilst I was (in my head!) hoping for things to move faster, you certainly realise the need for the slow burn of their courageous story.
It has been a great honor, getting to meet all the fabulous Mark Men and their amazing ladies, and the terrific Saints of Denver men also with their amazing ladies.
It is sad to come to the end of another great series, and who knows maybe the next generations of their kids make it to have exceptional stories of their own.
Thank you, Jay Crownover, for putting your words down on paper and giving us a bunch of honest, good, sexy, dirty talking men and beautiful, sexy and strong ladies, not forgetting the two beautiful specimens of extra hot men in Lando and Dom.