lifetime…Holden “Havoc” Thompson
My job as the leader of the Moonshine Task Force is my life. I eat, breathe,
and sleep it. The men under my command mean the world to me. Knowing they count
on my guidance has kept my demons at bay for longer than I care to admit.
The control I have over myself is an iron fist that sometimes threatens to
squeeze the life out of me. What I want more than anything is to live again –
let go of the hurt smothering every bit of light I have in this darkness.
I don’t expect it to come in the form of a Moonshiner’s daughter needing my
My whole life has been defined by who my family is. In the state of Alabama,
we’re number one with a target on our backs. The danger and prestige isn’t for
me. I don’t care about the money, and I care too much about the families we’ve
My brother and my dad are proud of it. They wear their arrest records like a
badge of honor. Me? I want as far away from the lifestyle as I can get.
It’s the only reason I ask Holden to marry me. At least that’s
what I tell myself.
I never expect his whispered yes to cause such upheaval in my life. Even though
I resist, I learn some havoc is good – and this one? It’s a whirlwind of lust,
hope, and love and all I can do is let it sweep me away.
When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.
Laramie Briscoe just keeps writing winners in this series.
Holden, aka Havoc, is the leader of the Moonshine Task Force and is married to Leighton Strather, aka Princess of Moonshine. What starts out as a marriage of convenience, turns into the real thing for both of them. However, they are both so jaded that they take FOREVER to truly admit their feelings for each other. I get Leighton’s reasons; she was abandoned by her mother when she was young and her dad was manipulative and emotionally, if not sometimes physically, abusive. Holden’s reason for holding back his feelings? The girl he dated when he enrolled in the military, straight out of high school, dumped him while he was overseas. He’s 36 now. How much did his 18 year old self love this girl that she had THAT kind of hold on him for all those years? I call bullsh*t 😉
It was great seeing the friendship between Blaze, Whitney and Leighton. And of course I love the camaraderie between the guys. We got to get to know Menace and Ace a little more and now I can’t wait for their stories. I don’t know which I’m looking forward too more…Ace and what is happening (or not happening) with Violet or Menace who is a single dad. I bet that teacher conference he’s scheduled will be interesting 😉
*thanks to Give Me Books Promotions for sharing a copy of this with me*