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In the start of a sizzling new series, bestselling author Megan Crane takes readers deep into bayou country, where the sultry swamp has nothing on the heat of Louisiana’s fiercest bikers: the Devil’s Keepers.
Merritt Broussard grew up knowing she had two choices if she stayed in Lagrange: run with the outlaws or get left in their dust. So she got the hell out, leaving behind a bad-boy biker and scorching memories of their summer fling. Now Merritt’s back, with trouble on her tail, and the sergeant-at-arms of the Devil’s Keepers is the one person she can still trust. But Greeley isn’t the boy she remembers. He’s harder now, more dangerous—and even more alluring.
Joseph “Greeley” Shaw loves two things: his bike and his club. At eighteen, he escaped a rough life, found the Devil’s Keepers on the wrong side of a bad weekend, and never looked back. Greeley swore to live and die by their code: Devil’s Keepers first, Devil’s Keepers forever. No one comes between him and his brothers—except for the tantalizing woman who touched his soul. Greeley’s the kind of man who honors his commitments . . . and Merritt is one promise he’s determined to keep.
Merritt Broussard didn’t ever think she would be back in her small hometown in Louisiana. This is the perfect place for her to hide out from her loser ex-boyfriend and the humiliation he put her through. Five years ago, she promised that she would get out of the swamps and go to the big city to be a top notch lawyer. She ended her heated romance with bad boy Greeley Shaw and never looked back. Now that she is back, Greeley is seeking to make her life miserable.
Greeley told Merritt to never return to LaGrange, Louisiana. She didn’t care enough about their relationship to stick around. He is surprised that she is back home. He thought that he would hate her but as soon as he has her in his arms, he vows to make her want to stay at home with him.
Merritt’s past with her ex-boyfriend shows up again and Greeley is forced into a situation to protect her or remain loyal to his club. The big bad in this story is kind of creepy but it is just brushed aside very easily. I wanted a different solution to that problem.
The story is sweet but very predictable. The author writing is very descriptive. I felt as though I got transported to the swamps of Louisiana. However, the story became overly descriptive and it was hard to move along. There are pages and pages of description and no dialogue. The days never move forward and when it does, the author just merely tells us that weeks or days have passed. I just needed more to the story.
There is so little growth or character development. I wish we would have learned more about the biker club and the secondary characters. This is a decent start to the series but there are some many ways to have pushed this to a different story.