Caitlyn Rogue Walker attracts the attention of Dayle MacKay and Nadine Grace when she stands up for Shane, the local sheriff’s son. She is caught in a compromising situation and forced to resign as a school teacher. She refused to let them run her off, shed her sweet, innocent persona and became Rogue. She runs her dad’s bar with the help of Danny “Jonesy” Jones and works with Alex and Janey at the restaurant.
Zeke Mayes is the local sheriff that returned to Somerset after his father died. His father was part of the Freedom League and Zeke has had to contend with consequences of that for the last 10 years. He lost both his mother and his wife due to the Freedom League. Because of the past he doesn’t believe in relationships. He keeps his affairs regulated to the night but Rogue makes him desire more.
I loved this story. The characters are both strong alpha characters. Rogue has had to grow up and become tough after what happened with Dayle and Nadine. She refused to let them get the better of her. She is outspoken, tough as nails and loves to stir up trouble. The bar is her home but she is starting to feel restless there, she would rather be at the restaurant with Janey and Alex. She has been in love with Zeke for as long as she can remember but can’t get him to see her as anything other than “too young”.
Zeke is all alpha male. He believes it’s his right to protect what is “his” and he considers Rogue his. He has a dark past that he is worried will catch up with him and cause her harm. He has even darker desires that he is afraid to unleash on the innocence that is Rogue.
The sexual tension between these two characters is great. You know they will end up together eventually and when they do it’s going to be HOT!! Rogue trusts Zeke with the one thing she never given anyone else, her innocence. She wants him to lose control with her like he never has before. She wants to capture not only his heart but his soul, just like he holds hers. Loved the kitchen scene!!
The story flows well, is a fast easy read that draws you in from the start. My only complaint is that it is fairly predictable. I figured out who the bad guy was about halfway through the book but it didn’t stop me from wanting to finish it and see how everything played out. I was even surprised at a couple of the things that tied the story together. I loved that we got to see Janey and Alex again and the other Nauti boys were mentioned. I was even glad to see Cranston still around, maybe he will have his own story to tell.