The third thrill-a-minute novel in the gritty contemporary Sons of Steel Row romance series from the author of Dare to Run and Dare to Stay.
As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life. But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel Row, assigns Scotty to take his place in a bachelor’s auction sponsored by his sister’s sorority, he’s exposed to a whole new level of danger. Even though Tate makes it very clear—Skylar is off limits—the second Scotty sees her, he’s a goner. But how does he tell Sky she’s falling for a man who doesn’t exist?
Sky can’t resist Scotty’s cool confidence or the raw, edgy power oozing from his perfect body. She’s always been the good girl, but he brings out the bad in her. And even though she knows so little about who he really is, Sky’s willing to take the biggest risk of all. But putting her heart on the line is no guarantee that Scotty won’t slip through her fingers...
McLaughlin's superlative, powerful, fast-paced third Sons of Steel Row contemporary (after Dare to Stay) follows undercover DEA agent Scotty Donahue on his years-long case to rid Boston's Steel Row neighborhood of the Bitter Hill gang. After he participates in a charity auction event, Scotty is unexpectedly enthralled by smart, beautiful med student Skylar Daniels, who likewise wants to give him all her attention. She's the sister of the gang's leader, so Scotty tries his best to stifle his attraction, but she's a determined woman who goes after what she wants, and she wants him. His restraint is put to the ultimate test when his bosses order him to keep a watch on her. McLaughlin continues to capture the harshness of gang and undercover life, and cleverly follows up with previous characters while introducing new ones. As the stakes rise, Scotty has to decide where his loyalties lie, and Skylar struggles with a secret of her own. Life-changing truths are revealed, sexual tension cuts like a blade, and complex characterization and expert dialogue enhance the winning plot. This novel will leave readers breathless.