Etienne LaFayette hits the ground running the moment he breathes free air after being paroled from a maximum-security prison in Texas.
He claws his life back from his brother-in-law who’d taken over his business during the years he’d spent as an inmate at Huntsville Penitentiary. Though it is hard, he puts his life back together in Accident, Florida.
There, he hires new employees, joins a motorcycle club, and becomes wildly successful overnight.
Seems like the perfect life, right?
Because one of his first clients is a beautiful, curly-haired woman that reels him in from the moment he first lays eyes on her. Only, before he can work his charm, she forms an opinion of him based solely on the person that he chose to work at his side, day in and day out. That opinion? Utter disgust.
Matilda Deveraux has been dealt blow after blow her entire life.
First with the death of her mom. Then living with a stepfamily that despises her.
Her entire life she’s been known as different. The “weird girl that creeps everyone out.”
It’s not her fault that she’s different, yet everyone, including Etienne’s assistant, treats her like she’s a menace to society.
Like she would be better off in a loony bin than gracing the streets of Accident, Florida.
After years of abuse from everyone around her, the last thing she needs is to be around a man that would have that horrible woman around him twenty-four seven.
As a result, she forms an opinion—something that people do to her all the time—and treats him accordingly.
Only, it turns out that Etienne isn’t who she thought he was.
He’s much, much worse. But only in the best of ways.
This has to be my favorite series by LLV and that’s saying something.
Etienne LaFayette just got out of prison and decides to start his new life in Accident, Florida where his friends have also started over.
I’m both hellfire and holy water. What you get depends on how you treat me.
Mattie Deveraux is different than other people. She has been ostracized and taken advantage of her whole life. Her family being the worst offenders.
“You want me to wear your name on my back, you’re gonna have to put a ring on my finger first.”
“You askin’ me to marry you, baby?” I asked, her eyes gleaming.
“Yes. As a matter of fact, I am asking you to marry me. Etienne? Would you do me the honor of becoming my husband?”
“Yes,” I answered. “I think I will.”
I love how Etienne was so protective of Matilda. He loved her even with all her quirky ways. Lots of fun alone with a love story that is unique.