Aubrey is running away from the monster in her life. She doesn't leave alone, she takes with her a teenager called Ari and makes her pass as her daughter. Thanks to a nice Italian grandmother she has a second chance to start over. When she's offered shelter, she can't say no. However, she doesn't want to feel like a burden so finding a job is her priority. When a job at the auto shop is available she takes it without a second thought. Here she meets Daws, a biker who contrary to his appearance, is gentle with her but she's scared of wanting him....
“Don’t you see? I have to fight you. I’ll fight you ‘cause I’m used. I’ll fight you ‘cause I’m broken. I’ll fight you ‘cause I’m scared. I’m so damn scared that whatever this is between us is too damn big.”
Dawson "Daws" Matthews is part of the Devil Crusader MC. He is powerful and strong. He's also done with casual relationships. He wants more. When he meets Aubrey, he can't stay away. She is different and he knows she's damaged but Daws can be a patient man when it is necessary....
“You are a mosaic of beautifully broken pieces put together. Don’t you fucking get that? When I see you, I don't see whatever it is that’s happened to you. I see a survivor, a protector and a fighter. You got a battle to be fought, I’m fighting it with you. No more running from this. No more fighting me.”
I liked the story. Daws become someone you can like after he meets Aubrey. He's patient and careful with her. He handles her with kids gloves. He never pressure her and he was there for her anxiety attacks. He also can be funny.
“Us bikers use this thing on our phones called a weather app.”
I didn't read the first book in the series. I don't think it's necessary but I do thing it can give a better insight in Daws thoughts about his romantic life.
I think a certain Italian guy needs a story too.
A complimentary copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.