Smokey & Bandit: Rebel Guardians MC by Darlene Tallman, Liberty Parker
Hannah Nelson has been running for a long, long time. Getting out of the dysfunctional household she was raised in, she knows if she doesn’t get out of the small-town she was living in, she’ll always be branded with the same brush her parents and siblings are…white trash, no-account, good-for-nothing pieces of filth. But Hannah has dreams of being an artist. Whatever she touches, she makes beautiful. Determined to make a new life for herself, she takes her kitten, Duckie, packs up her four-door SUV and leaves. When she arrives in Corinth, low on money and out of options, she takes to parking in the back lot of the RGMC Truck Stop. It’s close to the interstate and she has hopes of getting a job, maybe in town somewhere.
Harley “Smokey” Richards and Davidson “Bandit” Richards are twin brothers who are bound by blood, and their oath, to the Rebel Guardians MC. Smokey is a Texas Ranger for the state’s national park in the next town while Bandit handles the IT work for the RGMC as well as on a contract basis for several local firms. They grew up with two dads and one mom so that lifestyle has always appealed to them, but they’ve never found the right woman to claim as theirs.
When Hannah winds up in Corinth, she draws the attention of the two men in an unexpected way. Can they break through her fear of the past? Will she allow herself to love both of them?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hannah Nelson is running from everything that she knows. She is hiding who she is, hoping that she won’t be found. She has secrets that she doesn’t want anyone to know about, and she is reduced to sleeping in her car in the parking lot of a truck stop. When she takes advantage of their amenities to wash her clothes and clean herself up, she is saved from an almost-tragedy by one of the handsomest men she has ever seen. But there are two of them!
Smokey and Bandit grew up with two dads and a mom. Despite their dads not being the best, they know they want that life style. They just have to find the right woman. When they save Hannah, they know she is it. They also know that they are going to have to move slowly to get her to accept them and what they want.
Even with the immediate attraction and pull between Hannah, Smokey and Bandit, this book has a very slow build up. The characters take their time to build a solid relationship, and they seem to be stronger for it. This book is a very sweet, solid romance that also has plenty of laughs, while also having enough action and drama to keep it moving. As with all of the RGMC books, I love the focus on family and the close relationship all of the characters have with each other. This was a fun book, and I’m definitely looking forward to the next one!