Published Sept. 2019
My past taught me family means pain. I don’t want one, other than my club. But fate has other plans.
Darby: At fifteen, I thought I knew everything. Having been in foster care all my life, not much scared me. I’d already faced monsters parading around as upstanding citizens. But life hadn’t prepared me for a biker who would lure me in, kidnap me, and abuse me for five years. I got Fawn out of it, my precious girl, and a lot of bad memories. Being tossed into a dumpster and left to die wasn’t at the top of my list, but Renegade found me. I’ve never had a man be kind to me or my daughter before — especially not a biker — and I’m not sure what to think. I want to trust him, but I don’t want to give him my heart only to have him turn out like every other man I’ve ever known. It would break me.
Renegade: I lost my family a long time ago, and I vowed I’d never have another. I still have Nikki, my baby sis, and that’s enough. My club is a family, but that’s different. I trust them, and in my own way I love them, but it’s not the same as having a wife and kids. I’ll never go down that path. Then I found Fawn and her mother, Darby, thrown away like unwanted trash. Yeah, Fate’s laughing her ass off right now. They’re in my home, and slowly worming their way under my skin. Hearing their story is enough to make my blood boil and send rage flooding through me. I’ll exact revenge for all they’ve suffered, and then they’ll truly be free, able to move on without fear of being taken again. Except… I might not want to let them go.
WARNING: This story contains violence, bad language, and really hot sex. While there are abuse themes, nothing is told in great detail.
May be spoilers:
Renegade is the 6th in the Devil’s Boneyard MC series. Each can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading in order. I haven’t read the 4th and 5th yet. It has 11 chapters with an epilogue and is about Renegade, Darby and her daughter Fawn.
They meet when Renegade hears Fawn and she shows him where her mother has been left for dead. He feels a connection to the two of them right from the beginning.
He’s a little hesitant because he lost his parents and brother when he was younger and he doesn’t want to lose anyone else. He’s been celibate for a few months.
Darby, she’s had a very hard time. She was taken 5 years ago and she’s been beaten and raped over and over. Rape was briefly mentioned, but not descriptive and happened off page.
Darby is scared and hesitant, but she had seen Renegade with his sister before she was taken and had a little crush on him that kind of comes back full force when she’s rescued.
I really liked the story. I thought it was a good read. The only drama is from her past really.
I love seeing characters from the other stories in the series.
No cheating, no ow/om drama, no real separation-he’s in a coma for 3 months, then therapy for 2 ½ weeks. Couple steamy scenes that were really good.
Epilogue is 2 ½ weeks later. They are happy together and pregnant. I really wish that we could see further out, but it was still a good read.
I gave it 🌟🌟🌟 ½ . Thanks for reading.
Goodreads shelves: epilogue-pregnant, faithful-since-meeting, hfn, instalove-lust, no-cheating-between-mcs, no-ow-om-drama, no-sex-scenes-with-ow-om, no-virgins, rape, read, safe-for-me, steam, talk-of-rape