Series: Moonshine Task Force #3
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2017
When a marriage of convenience turns into the passion of a lifetime…
Holden “Havoc” Thompson
My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe, and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.
The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again – let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness.
I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my protection.
My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama, we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve ruined.
My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get.
It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that's what I tell myself.
I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust, hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.
Each story just gets better. This close team of cops on a special task force work to clean up the Moonshine dealers in their area. They are real people with real lives, loves, and family. Havoc/Holden heads the team. He cares about his men. Their problems can leave them vulnerable in dangerous situations.
Leighton is the daughter of the head moonshiner. Holden had to arrest her once, knowing her father set her up. Knowing she wasn't like the rest of her family. Knowing he wanted to protect her. Knowing he wanted her. Knowing it all and promising to protect when she wanted to get out. Knowing their marriage may be a farce but the heat between them sure wasn't.
Watching their relationship morph into something they never believed possible is touching, sweet, heated, and draws the reader.
Will they have a chance to experience their growing love? Can he really protect her from the family she has betrayed?
The author does a great job of reaching into the lives of the team their lives and loves, as well as setting the reader up for the next book without making it a cliff hanger, just enticing.
This is the third book in the series. Each book is complete, however, the experience is better reading them in order and each book. I can't wait for number four.
Reviewed for Words Turn Me ON
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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".
When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.