As a dark cloud descends over Hope and Rock’s already precarious future, will a long-hidden secret push them both past the point of no return?
Title: Strength From Loyalty
Series: Lost Kings MC, Book #3
Author: Autumn Jones Lake
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations
Struggling attorney Hope Kendall loves her outlaw biker boyfriend Rochlan “Rock” North with all her heart, but the questionable activities his motorcycle club is involved in threaten her legal career. But does she even want this career anymore?
As a near-death situation makes their professional differences seem insignificant, a cloud descends over their personal relationship’s already unsteady future.
Even though Hope seems to have finally found her niche in the club as Rock’s ol’ lady, can she mingle in politics with neighboring clubs as well? A trip to the Lost Kings MC downstate charter will put her to the test.
While Rock works hard to give Hope the honesty she craves without betraying his loyalty to his brothers, tension from outside forces threatens to push him to the brink. But it’s the one secret Hope has hidden all along that may finally drive them apart for good.
Leaning down, Rock touches his forehead to mine. “Sway is the president here. His ol’ lady is Tawny. You’ll probably hang with her for a bit.” He pauses, and I get the sense he’s about to say something he thinks will tick me off. But I’m so out of my element it would take a lot for me to get upset right now. “Try to, uh, just observe her, okay?”
If I hadn’t already been warned ahead of time by Trinity, I wouldn’t know what to make of that. I’ll have to remember to text her a thank you later.
“Trinity explained she runs a tight ship here,” I tell him.
His mouth quirks. “Yeah, that’s one way to put it.”
Rock hasn’t said a lot about what this trip means. But thanks to Trinity, I have an inkling it’s more than just a social visit. I’m determined not to do anything that will make him worry or embarrass him.
“Listen and learn?” I ask him gently.
A look of relief washes over his face. “Yeah. You got any questions or get upset about something you see, we’ll talk it out when we’re alone, okay?” he promises me.
I can do this.
“Yup.” I give him a quick peck on the lips, then step back and shrug off his sweatshirt. Smoothing my hands over my vest and loosening my ponytail, I paste a smile on my face.
“Let’s do it.”
As we approach the building, two large men step out of the shadows. They seem to be guarding the entrance.
“Evening,” one calls out.
As we get closer, I see they’re both wearing black leather cuts but no visible patches on the front. The guy on the left eyes Rock. “Oh shit. Sway said to be lookin’ out for you. Hey, Mr. North.”
Poor guy seems confused about how he should address Rock. Next to me, Z bumps me with his elbow and smirks.
Rock threads his fingers through mine and leans down. “Brace yourself,” he whispers.
I assume he’s kidding until the two prospects open the doors. It’s a fight not to clap my free hand over my mouth like some prude.
Other Books in the Series
Lost Kings MC Series, Book 1
Lost Kings MC Series, Book 2
Three Kings, One Night
Lost Kings MC Series, Book 2.5
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When she’s not writing, Autumn spends time listening to music, going to concerts, and driving her family nuts. She enjoys reading, gardening, acting, and collecting nail polish. (Her husband says she shouldn’t be allowed to include gardening in her list of hobbies, because she makes him do all the work, but that’s not relevant.)
Autumn lives in Upstate New York with her husband and their three rescue dogs. She is actively involved with several dog rescue groups and her local RWA chapter.