A standalone novel in the riveting Rockwell Legacy series …
Griffin Rockwell has returned to Rocky Peak Lodge with a secret. Not even his family knows why he left his beloved sport of motocross at the top of his game. When his brother needs a favor, he can’t say no, even if it involves the pub’s sexy new employee—the one he’s clashed with ever since they met.
Serena Riggs has a secret of her own. She’s searching for her father, last seen in the small Cascades town years ago. Someone wants her to stop—but she’s not one to back down, especially with a sinfully hot temporary “bodyguard” by her side. When another threat surfaces, the only place she feels safe is in Griffin’s arms…and in his bed.
As the couple falls deeper by the day, danger looms from a direction they never imagined. Can their love survive the most stunning secret of all?
What Makes Us Stronger...
Serena and Griffin have secrets. Serena's secrets brought her to Rocky Peak from San Francisco. While Griffin's secrets brought him back home. Jake, Griffin's brother, is the only one who knows her secret as he gave her a job when she first came to town. When he has to go out of town, Jake leaves Serena in charge of the bar but asks Griffin to watch over her as she has received threats. Jake didn't relay her story, just that Serena may be in trouble.
Griffin, newly retired from pro-motor cross racing, doesn't know what to do with his life. He came back to help renovate the lodge--hoping to figure out what he's going to do with the rest of his life. The offer to be Serena's bodyguard couldn't come at a better time. It gives him a chance to be "helpful", while spending time with the captivating bartender. As they work together to figure out who's threatening Serena, secrets are revealed with possible deadly results.
This is the second novel in the Rockwell series. It can be read as a stand alone, but I liked knowing the background from book one while reading book two. I honestly have to say this is a first for me. I usually have a favorite story when reading a series, but with this series it's not true. I absolutely LOVED Griffin and Serena as much as Kai and Nicole!!! I loved how, even though the Rockwell's have their difficulties, they always have each other's backs. They embrace the truth and power through. I also enjoyed Griffin's realization that his disability could actually help others. I also rooted for Marley and the others held back by fear of retaliation. I adore Grace's artistic, childlike qualities. She and Serena became fast friends. Serena and Griffin were a perfect match! I can't wait to find out how the rest of the family's stories unfold. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
I love the touch of mystery surrounding Griffin and Serena’s story. He’s called The Rogue but that’s all in the past. He may have been the bad boy of motocross but he’s nothing but sweet and hot when dealing with Serena. She’s feisty and fun, but also reserved about her past, even when it seems someone is trying to get her to leave town.
They both have their secrets but also an insane amount of chemistry and an instant, believable connection. Jennifer Bernard weaves a great cast of characters, a bit of well-organized suspense and a couple to enjoy and root for. While The Rogue is a stand-alone, it is book two of the Rockwell Legacy series. You’ll love them both!
Griffin may be the gruff Rogue, but deep down he's the protector, especially for Serena, who doesn't fall for his outward charm or general loner exterior. Serena sees him, even when he's trying his hardest to cover up what he wants no one to know. I'm so glad they confided in each other and worked as a team. I loved this book from start to finish (I even stayed up until 1:30 to finish it!)! I love this family and their commitment to each other even through the hard times. The epilogue was a lead in to the next book coming out in December. It's going to be hell to wait two months for the next story...