Title: Meant to Be by Laramie Briscoe
Heaven Hill Series Book One
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense (spicy love scenes)
Length: Approximately 61,000 words
Laid off factory worker.
Drug runner for the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.
When Denise Cunningham is served with foreclosure papers on her birthday it’s the last straw in a long line of bad luck. Sitting and crying about things has never been how she solved her problems, but this time she decides to do just that. A phone call interrupts her pity party and changes the course of her life forever.
Grease monkey mechanic.
Vice President of the Heaven Hill Motorcycle Club.
William Walker Jr., known as Liam to his club, needs a new recruit that is just naïve enough and desperate enough to do what he asks without question. When Denise Cunningham lands in his lap, he decides to hire her – not because he wants to, because he has to.
Neither are comfortable in their new roles, but he needs help and she can’t stand to lose anything else.
As bullets fly and a local Bowling Green, KY reporter works to bring the club down, Liam and Denise find themselves getting closer to one another. When the stakes get high and outside forces try to keep them away from each other, they have to decide if they really are meant to be.
“Would you like to sit on my lap and feed me?” he joked as she slid over one more time. Accommodating her, he moved his arm up on the booth and put it around her neck, pulling her closer to him.
Denise had the decency to blush. “These women looking at you just pisses me off.”
A deep chuckle sounded in his throat. That was great to hear. “You got nothin’ to worry about,” he reassured her.
The two of them had put in their order and now sat talking softly over their drinks, a bottle of beer for him, a margarita for her. Out of the blue, she blurted, “What’s your favorite color?”
“I’d have to say whatever color your underwear is,” he flirted, taking a pull off his beer.
She preened prettily, huffing at the same time. “I’m serious here. We know nothing about each other, but we’re living together and you’ve asked me to be your old lady. Do you not see anything wrong with this?”
His large hand enclosed hers, and he brought it up to his lips before turning it over and placing a soft kiss on the pulse point at her wrist. “I know all I need to know. You love your kids, you’re loyal and honest. You know that I love my family, my club, and I’ll always protect you. What else do you need?”
“It’s not conventional,” she argued.
“If you haven’t noticed this about me yet baby, I’m not conventional. If I have a feelin’ in my gut, I’m goin’ with it,” he quirked an eyebrow at her. “And to be honest, you aren’t really conventional either. Don’t let society’s rules about what’s conventional make you uncomfortable with what we do.”
“Is that how you do everything in life?” she asked.
“For the most part. I’ll admit to you that it sometimes bites me in the ass, but when it works out it’s usually the best time of my life.”
Denise yearned to be like him, to just let things fall as they may, but she had her kids to think about. “I’m a mom,” she explained.
“I realize that, honey. And I promise you this, no matter what happens between us your children will always be taken care of. Just let this happen. We may be together forever.”
“And we may not.”
He brought his hand up to her cheek. “And we may. What’s life without risks?”
“Tell me,” he begged, leaning his head into her neck, nipping her ear. “Do you want comfortable? Or do you want this out-of-control feeling we get whenever we touch each other?” he breathed, causing goose bumps to pop on her arms.
“The out-of-control feeling,” she whispered, relenting to the feelings he evoked within her.
Laramie Briscoe has loved romance novels since her grandmother gave her Dorothy Garlock’s Tenderness as a teenager. It sparked a love of reading and writing that’s manifested into this series of novels.
An avid TV and movie enthusiast, a nail polish hoarder, an obsessive book reader, and a lover of all things that sparkle and glitter. She lives in South Central Kentucky with her husband and her cat. She is currently editing the second story in the Heaven Hill series – due out late summer 2013.