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Benjamin "Bishop" Malloy is the the Sergeant at Arms for the Hells Raiders MC club, a fighter, and also has other dreams. He is loyal and dedicated to his brothers and his club, and supports their decision to go legit.
Samantha Vargas is a tough, smart, sassy ATF agent. Her past shaped her choices in life and one thing she has little tolerance for are MC clubs. But when she and her best friend/partner are sent in undercover, she finds herself involved in a life she never wanted a part of and unexpectedly attracted to the man she is supposed to be using for her investigation.
A situation occurs that changes everything, but also ends up bringing her and Bishop closer. And the more she gets to know him, the more she sees he has principles and a conscience. He does not fit her profile for a MC club member. But that also means he is confused and feels guilt and remorse even though the situation was not directly his fault.
She has her secrets and lies she is keeping. The lines between good and bad are blurred. The more she gets sucked in, she is not sure if she is in bed with the enemy or if he is really as honorable and The Raiders are as legit as he is claiming. For a woman with demons, loss, and sadness associated with MC clubs, can she be truly impartial? And when her womanly feelings begin to overshadow her need for justice or revenge, which part will win out?
I loved Bishop. He's a bit like his brother Rev in that he has honor and a moral compass, but is also like Deacon in his younger player days. He has a bit of a wild streak, but is also not afraid of being tamed. He's a strong alpha, but has a heart and conscience. He has his own dreams and plans, but is also loyal to his family and brothers. He's tough yet tender, and he's got a good sense of humor.
Sam is strong willed and determined. Her background has made her resilient, but she is also loyal and caring. She is conflicted between perception and reality. And she has to come to terms with what is most important and right in a world that is not black or white.
I loved their chemistry and their banter. They were both flirty, stubborn, and sarcastic. They came from different worlds, but also managed to find common ground. But there are secrets and lies that could destroy it all.
Bishop believes strongly in loyalty, what will happen when he finds out Sam is not who she appears to be?
And even with their desire to get out of the illegal components of MC life, some danger is harder to escape from. Can the Raiders manage the difficult last steps into becoming a truly legitimate club without succumbing to pressure, violence, or legal ramifications?
I loved getting more with Deacon, Alex, Willow, Rev, Annabel, Mama Beth, Kim, Breakneck and all of the Raiders. This is more than a club... it is a family. They stick together and love hard. I enjoyed getting to see a bit more into the future with the other couples. I like that the men are rough and tough, but also have big hearts and are protective of those they care about. The women are equally strong and able to handle the challenging men and the lifestyle.
I felt like this wrapped up this trilogy really well and tied up loose ends. This is a MC series, but at the heart of it is family. And it is not just about club business, but about close bonds, friendship, connections, and love. It has the danger, excitement, and suspense of a MC series, but also the humor, steam, romance, and drama of a contemporary romance with multi-faceted, likable characters and an interwoven story line that has kept my attention through all three books. This is a perfect series for those that want to try out a MC book, but also need to feel like the characters are real, have emotions, and have a sense of humor. I am really going to miss these characters since it feels like we have been through so much with all of them.