Teaser Tuesday 5100:00
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Here are the rules:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) or a few more “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• Be careful not the include spoilers!
My teaser this week comes from Behold the Stars by Susan Fanetti. It's a biker romance/thriller and it's the second book in the Signal Bend series. It can't be read as a standalone since it continues with the story of the main couple from book 1, Move the Sun (my review). I just finished Behold the Stars and it was an intense read, quite brutal at times but it had its tender moments, as well. I will be reviewing it later this week.
Here is the teaser:
... He'd been rocked on Christmas morning to discover how scared, how scarred, his warrior woman was. He'd known that she wasn't all right - he could feel it like a low-voltage current under everything she said and did, especially when she thought he wasn't watching - he'd had no idea how high the voltage was in her head.
Behold the Stars - Susan Fanetti
Lawrence Ellis, with vast wealth and power, has made it known that he wants control of Signal Bend, Missouri. He is a man who always gets what he wants; there are no limits to the lengths he'll go, and he has the means to pay all manner of people to do his dirty work for him. The Night Horde MC, led by its President, Isaac Lunden, is wildly outmatched but prepared nonetheless to defend their hometown to the last man, and they are willing to do whatever they must to protect their home. Lilli Accardo, Isaac’s old lady, with her own special skills and resources, stands with them, rebelling against Isaac’s need to shield her.
After toying with them for months, Ellis loses patience for the game and rains down destruction on the Horde, their families, and the town itself. Tested to their very limits, beyond anything they could have imagined, forced to travel dark roads, the citizens of Signal Bend fight a war no one—not even they themselves—thinks they can win.
Challenged constantly from without, beset by their own inner demons, Isaac and Lilli must find the true strength within their bond. Isaac needs to protect what is his; Lilli needs to stand on her own; but they are stronger side by side.
Even in the deepest darkness, love brings hope.
NOTE: dark themes; explicit sex and violence.