The sizzling second novel in the gritty contemporary Sons of Steel Row series from the author of Dare to Run .
Bruised and bloodied on Boston's mean streets, Chris O'Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend.
The sizzling second novel in the gritty contemporary Sons of Steel Row series from the author of Dare to Run.
Bruised and bloodied on Boston's mean streets, Chris O'Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A chance encounter leads him to the perfect safe haven--the home of a girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he lets her take him home.
For Molly, letting Chris into her house means also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off of him like steam, and yet she can't bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there's a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she's never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he'll stay...
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-07-04
- Reviewer: Staff
The mean, gritty streets of Boston’s Steel Row provide the setting for McLaughlin’s tumultuous, compelling tale of love between an unyielding gang member and a tenacious kindergarten teacher. Chris O’Brien is a member of the same gang that his abusive father belonged to, and he fights for his life on a daily basis. It’s all he’s ever known. When his old friend Molly Lachlan finds him half-dead in an alley, she brings him to her home, understanding that going to a hospital will raise questions better left unanswered. While he’s recuperating, Molly uncovers his softer side, and her nonjudgmental attitude encourages his romantic feelings for her. However, his presence is a threat to her safety, so he tries to stay away. When she refuses to give up on him, she becomes the perfect pawn for rival gang members and is thrust into his dark, dangerous world. As love blurs the line between privilege and misfortune, readers will root for this unlikely duo. The action is heart-stopping, and reformation occurs at a believable pace without diminishing the unpleasant truths of gang life. Agent: Louise Fury, Bent Agency. (Aug.)