Desperate to shake memories that stalk him like feral beasts, Richard Winters points his motorcycle toward the highway and twists the throttle--destination anywhere but New York. By the time he puts his kickstand down, he's in Summitville, North Carolina, where, with a few annoying exceptions, one being an outlaw MC, he's left alone.
Except there's one woman who catches his notice and resurrects the protective instinct that cost him everything once before. A woman with stunning green eyes that haunt his dreams, and facing prejudice that makes him want to rise to her defense. But that would mean doing the last thing he wants to do--lower his guard.
Noémie Bellerose has heard times are changing, but in 1968 North Carolina, she and her younger brother are second-class citizens. The new bartender in town is temptation on two wheels, but in what world could the two of them connect? Not this one.
Despite their best intentions to avoid trouble, trouble finds them both--and so does an attraction that won't be denied. But can love bloom where it is planted, or will they be forced to resort to desperate measures...before hate cuts them down?