on August 18, 2017
Pages: 207 pages
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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.
When I finished Tank, I was ready to throw my kindle across my bedroom because of the cliffhanger it ended in; Holden and Leighton getting married wasn’t something I have even imagined could happen. So I was truly excited to read this next installment to Laramie Briscoe’s Moonshine Task Force series. The premise of, Leighton the daughter of the creator of the moonshine who Holden, the leader of the Moonshine Task Force, who is trying to capture her father, made me very curious to see how this marriage came about and the reasoning behind it, but to my utter surprise, that’s not what we get. You see, this story begins 6 months after their wedding day, and somehow that works too. Simply because I still feel their connection despite the fact that that it started out like a marriage of connivence but turned into something real and profound.
This story started out slowly, but it didn’t put me off. I needed the slow build up of the relationship between these two before I could truly connect with them. But when we finally see them truly coming together, as husband and wife, it made me so happy. The feelings between are so genuine and foreign to them both, that it feels like their first loves, who just happened to be their last.
Furthermore, some of the best elements in this series is the fact that even though it focuses on one couple, we see the previous couples, and the build up of the coming ones too.
This wasn’t as strong a story as the two previous in the series, but it still worked as it moved the overall story further and I really liked both Holden and Leighton which is why it gets 4 stars from me.