Nathan glared at the wheel of his Ford Focus that he had named Marilyn after the star. His brothers logan and Blake told him one day his car was going to give to die on him. But Nathan couldn’t just get rid of the car . It was the first thing he had purchased when he had left home after HS graduation. Well Marilyn seems to have given up and he was in a supermarket parking lot with a trunk full of groceries including ice cream for his very pregnant sister in law. Nathan wasn’t a man who made friends easily he was more comfortable with his computer and numbers than with people. Nathan found over the years he pretty much didn’t like people they lied, were rude, and didn’t care about anything but themselves. That went for most that went for ,most any situation …. In line at the store on the road, and in business. They almost always put their own wants and needs first. Nathan and his brothers came back to Castle Rock and started a security business- Ace Security- after their mother murdered their dad then killed herself. The brothers were triplets and had been abused by their mother during their childhood. The Inca Boyz were a gang from Denver and had gotten in the business of hiring out as thugs online. They had tried to kill Alexis and vowed vengeance between her and his family. Nathan got out of his car and was looking under the hood at the engine then a woman was by him and he said his car wouldn’t start and she asked what happened when he put in the key and he said nothing. She then went under the hood and said she had done a temporary fix but he needed his car tended to. She also said she worked at Clayton's Auto Body if he was interested and she handed him a white business card. Nathan said he would call tomorrow for an appointment. The woman said she would tell her boss and then Nathan gave his name On the back of the business card was written “ tell them Bailey sent you”. Then nathan thought it was a coincidence that the woman he and Alexis had been looking for the last couple of months was also named Bailey, that was Donovan's ex who was the gang leader of the Inca Boyz. Then Nathan realized Bailey was the first woman he had ever felt lust for. Bailey absently responded to her brother as she thought about Nathan. There was something about him that did it for Bailey. Bailey had grown up in the poorest part of denver and barely graduated HS. She got involved with the Inca Boyz at the age of fourteen Bailey had started tinkering with cars in middle school. She used to hang out at the auto body shop with her dad that he worked at and she slowly picked it up. Her dad died when she was twenty and she got guardianship of her younger brother Joel. It had been tough to find money for childcare so Bailey used to bring Joel when she hung out with Donovan and the Inca Boyz crew. It was the worst mistake she had ever made as Joel changed from being easy going and open to closed off and angry in two years. She hadn’t understood why until she walked in and saw Donovan and Joel watching hard- core porn while Joel puffed on a joint. Bailey never brought Joel around the gang again and started making plans to get away from Donovan and the gang. When Donovan and his brothers were away she packed everything she could fit in her car and headed south. Bailey had gotten hired on by Clayton in his small auto shop. Bailey’s ultimate dream was to open her own shop. Joe;l was now turning ten but she didn’t have the money for the party Joel wanted. Nathan somehow knew Bailey wa s,eamt for him.
I really enjoyed this book. The only problem I had with it was it ended in a somewhat cliffhanger. Not a bad one that was a lead to the next book with a different person and it let you know what to more or less expect but to be fair for that reason I couldn't give a five that I would have otherwise. But I would have rated this a 4.5 if I could have. I absolutely loved this book it had action, suspense, family, love, romance, danger, gang. And so much more.I loved how Nathan was in love with Bailey but was willing to only be her friend until she let him know if she wanted things to change. I loved the interaction between Nathan and Bailey as well as Joel. I loved the relationship between Joel and his brothers and their partners. I loved that Nathan had insecurities also. I felt this book was realistic in a lot of ways. I think Joel added a lot to this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I definitely recommend.