Reader Warning: You'll need to buckle up and load up on snacks and energy drinks, because this baby clocked in at 112,000 words. But the heartwarming story is filled with adventure, dry humor, quick-witted banter, a touch of mystery, and a hard-earned happily ever after. :)
Raised on the streets, Shay Morgan yearns for a real family, where love is unconditionally offered—even when trust doesn’t come easy. Before that day arrives, she trespasses and steals in order to provide for the few people who’ve gone out of their way to protect her.
Born to privilege, Ben Bishop loathes his family for the despicable things they’ve done, and not done. He vows to be different, play by the rules, do the right thing. Building a thriving nightclub with those who share his values dominates his world.
One explosive night at his bar, Loading Zone, changes everything. For both of them. Forever.
A dance of opponents commences as they thwart with suspicion, start to trust, then sidestep to protect themselves from a fatal blow. Until they soon wonder if they’ve been fighting for the same side all along.
As they begin to open their hearts, they up the stakes with a one-week pact. She shows him the power in breaking the law. He demonstrates the virtue of following it.
Then a far-reaching crime is suddenly exposed—that his family committed. And for one chance moment, Shay and Ben hold the key to right the wrong, correct the injustice. But at what cost?
Will they be able to return from the other side together? Or will their differences tear them apart?
Flirting with danger...has never been so tempting.
Shay Morgan trusts no one. She lives by her own rules and is more than capable of taking care of herself. Landing a job as a bartender at Loading Zone feels like a step toward something resembling stability.
Until her arrogant new boss rips it all away.
While distracted, when not trying to battle the world, she looked gorgeous. Young, for sure. But maybe not as young as I’d first thought. The more we talked, the more convinced I became that the bravado and shrewdness of the girl who’d acted so tough behind my bar covered a sweet innocence, a great vulnerability she didn’t want anyone to see.
Ben Bishop can’t believe someone in his club would hire someone who looked as young as the girl standing behind the bar. She’s as gorgeous as she is tough. She never backs down and looks him right in the eye. Even when he fires her without reason.
After chasing her down and offering her another job that keeps her close, he catches a glimpse of the real beauty that she hides behind a tough exterior. And it’s a beauty that he will do anything to protect.
He knows that even though the attraction between them is something that they both can’t deny, there’s still something that she’s holding back. He’s going to prove to her that not only can she trust him with her secrets – but with her heart and soul.
And yet, she still stared at me. Gaze fierce. Jaw set. “When I’m with you, I become someone else. I forget who I am. And I can’t let that happen. You make me believe I can trust again. And that terrifies me.”
Lawbreaker is far from your typical romance. It’s a story with a special kind of sophistication that goes just a little bit deeper.
Shay will inspire you for her strength and Ben will make you swoon with his passion. They shine so brightly together even when surrounded by the brilliant cast of characters that make up the Michaelson family.
Every time you read something from Kat and Stone Bastion, you know that is going to be an experience unlike anything else. And it’s one that you won’t soon forget…
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