Conned. Betrayed. Damaged.
Jett's plan to clear his head with a midnight ride turns into a mission to chase a female con artist away from the Brikken Motorcycle Club and ends with murder.
To protect his freedom, Jett's only option is to bring Sydney back to the clubhouse and make sure she doesn't squeal. It isn't until Jett orders Sydney to wipe the make-up off her face and stop the act that he learns he put an innocent sixteen-year-old in his bed.
Loyalty within the club is necessary for Brikken's survival. Any woman in Jett's life will need to be untouched by betrayal and open to trusting him. He glimpses that faithfulness in Sydney when she reaches her breaking point and despite all the danger and her age, leans toward him.
Raised with Rollo's values, Chief's examples, and surrounded by the club, Jett's life-long commitment to someday step into his father's position within Brikken is put in jeopardy as he hits rock bottom while sitting in prison for the second time in his life. His path of punishment hardens his heart. But, it's his weakness for Sydney that he wears like a patch on his vest that could destroy his future.
Sydney Hawkins never depends on anyone. Her mom, her dad, her grandma were only temporary caregivers in her young life. Shuttled from one foster family to another taught Sydney every personality, every con, every manipulation, she uses to survive.
And, she uses each skill to hide her secret.
Until she meets Jett.
He's the only man who has stepped into the role of taking care of her—not as a social worker, not as a guardian, and definitely not as a foster father. He's also the one person she can't manipulate. Jett's dominating personality makes it hard to keep the secret in her life hidden. And, as the pieces she desperately clings to start to fall, she finds herself at a dead end, locked up, where the only thing she can rely on is her heart.
Through the hardships of her childhood to paying the price for her choices, she stumbles into adulthood depending on the most unlikely man who'll change the course of her life.