Review-Dirty Little Secret by Laramie Briscoe
Heaven Hill MC series book 5
Published June 2014 (first published January 1st 2014)
Scared, but tough
Christine Stone has lived through a lot since the day she was born. Her older brother left her without a backwards glance, leaving her with parents who wanted to use her to better themselves in their cult-like religious sect.
Days after legally becoming an adult, she’s given to an older man for an arranged marriage that will change her life forever. Escape is the only way her life can be saved. When she succeeds and sets out to make a new life for herself, she meets Travis Steele—communications and security officer for the Heaven Hill MC.
Protector of secrets
Level-headed and steady
Travis Steele has been on the periphery of the Heaven Hill MC for a long time. Quiet, he takes his job seriously. He is the protector of the group, in charge with keeping family and friends safe.
When one meeting with the sister of his friend turns into more, he struggles with where to draw the line. She needs a friend, and Travis prides himself in being what other people need, often sacrificing himself for others. As he discovers the life that Christine has been forced to live, it opens up old wounds, new wounds, and secrets that everyone thought long buried.
Turning a chance meeting into love is hard, especially when everyone has a dirty little secret.
Christine is a battered woman, but far from broken. A survivor. Strong but scared of her own shadow. Trying to keep the past behind her, she did not keep her head down at the time and caught the eye of the one man whom can both help and hurt her. Trust and truth are the two hardest thing for Christine. The are no words for Christine strength. Even with trying to make a new life for herself, she puts the well being of those she loves above herself.
Steele smart and quite. If there is such a thing as a geeky bad ass bike, that would be Steele. Trusted with the clubs safety, the man is tech genus in his own right. Don’t let the glasses fool you, he can and will kick your ass. Under the leather and tats is man that goes above and beyond to show a woman that has been hanging by a thread that there are good men in the world. Helping Christine puts his ass in the line with the club. When the danger she is running from puts heat on the club, Steeles has more than one Dirty Little Secret surface.
This is one powerhouse of a book. How Ms. Briscoe is able to write a bad ass who is so caring, sweet and self giving is beyond me. Travis Steele takes the cake on that one. With each book of the Heaven Hill MC series, not only do we get this awesome story of the put together family and the f-ed up stuff that happens to them that makes us love them. We see a writer that has really found her place in this world of books, that I love. Ms. Briscoe has pure talent for character writing. Making each of her lead men very distinctive and very memorial. Creating a family with a vast range of personalities , qualities and flaws that make me want to keep reading.
Dirty Little Secret is to date Ms. Briscoes best book in my opinion. Dark secrets line a complex story that test brotherhood and loyalty. A book that will make your heart heavy to read and a lasting smile upon completion. Ms.Briscoe holds nothing back with Dirty Little Secret.