You murder a man, and all of a sudden people are scared of you.
Slate Solis went from being a guy that people went to in times of need to an ex-con that people crossed the street to avoid being too close to.
He knows he’s done wrong, but out of all of his sins, only one really bothers him—coveting thy neighbor’s wife.
Harleigh Belle—the cute little lady that never gives him a second glance.
After seeing her for the first time while he was in prison, she’s stayed on his mind for three long years. Each time she comes in to visit with her friend on family day, he can’t help but stare.
Then the day comes that he’s set free, and he’s almost disappointed that he’ll never see her again.
Except fate has different plans.
He hasn’t been back in his house for more than three hours when he sees her.
Harleigh Belle in all her glory…oh, and her husband that is everything Slate isn’t.
He tells himself that her being fifty feet away from him, all day every day, is a complete coincidence.
One that he shouldn’t take advantage of. The more time passes, the harder it gets to stay away. Until one day, and one very ill-timed thunderstorm, ruin everything.
Who knew that baby-making-weather was a real thing?
I've been waiting for Slate's story since we were introduced to him in a previous book. Harleigh couldn't have been a more perfect match for him.
I absolutely loved the banter between these two from the start, Slate made a few misconceptions and Harleigh did her best to drive him crazy but it just flat out worked. I really loved watching as Slate adjusted to being on the outside, to being a part of something again and to finding love when and where he least expected it.
Slate was a good guy, a good guy who'd been through a lot and felt himself lacking in some ways. I really enjoyed watching Slate with not only Harleigh but the rest of the characters, the men of Free, his sister and Rome, the MC members. It was like watching a man get a second chance at life.
Harleigh was also a fun character, I loved her little quirks and how she just did what she did and though it wasn't meant to be an "in your face" thing, it kind of was. She, of course, had her reasons for certain quirks and I really enjoyed getting to know more about her there.
Things weren't as simple or easy for Harleigh and Slate - which gave us the suspense angle of the story and delivered just the right amount of drama for these two. As always, Vale was able to intricately align every piece of this puzzle together and deliver it in a compelling way.
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.