Meadow Lavender Tessler. Yep, that’s my name believe it or not. My parents may be strange, but they raised my sister, younger brother and me to be independent, strong and to be our own people. Add to those qualities, I was also a tad dramatic, slightly complicated and a whole lot mushy. Whatever. I like who I am.
Love has not been mean to me, but neither has it been kind. Until one day, when a hot sexy spunk with a smirk that lit me up from the inside caught my attention. Luca quickly became my everything. Yes, we had issues here and there, and yeah, his family hated me, but love always won out in the end. Right?
Luca Massimo Donatella. I was name for my father and my grandfather, raised to be as great as them. Family always came first, my mother the most important being in my life. Until a blonde stunner came sashaying into my life and flipped it on its head.
Meadow broadened my way of seeing life, she showed me fun was just as important as being responsible . She gave me the chance to be the man I always wanted to before life got complicated by the death of my father. She taught me how to love from the deepest part of my heart. She was my game changer. Then the game dramatically changed in a way neither of us saw coming.
My story isn’t pretty. In fact, it’s downright tragic, but it is all I have and it’s mine.
Or so I thought. For six years, I hid from the world, gave up on living and instead focused on surviving. Nightmares plague me, fear controls me, my past overwhelms me, trust has deserted me, and that was fine—until he came along and turned my world on its head.
My mind, body and soul were broken, too broken for any kind of happily ever after, or so I thought.
Beau doesn’t think so, twice my age and carrying the weight of his criminal past on his broad shoulders. He saunters into my life and insists that he wants me. Baggage be damned. My choice is simple, fight my demons and take what Beau is offering or continue to hide away from living.
Simple and terrifying, but Beau believes in me. I just have to learn to believe in myself.
I lived most of my life on the wrong side of the law. My world consisted of my MC, my brothers, my president, and being the best enforcer, my club has ever had. My loyalty belonged to my club until I woke up one day and realised that there had to be more to life than breaking bones and the law.
Leaving the only family I knew, I walked away, taking my pain with me, landing myself in a small country town. There I found the meaning of a new beginning. There I found Natalie, a broken younger woman with a tragic story.
Now, I had a reason to heal because a life without Natalie was a life not worth living. All I had to do was convince her I was her one—the one that would do anything for her for the rest of her life.