⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5
Ryker took over as the President and owner of the Bar for the Smokey Bandits MC and needs to find a way to pull it out of the red and making a profit again. In order to do that he has to make some changes and add staff. He doesn’t want to go to Ace the past president that stepped down to run his casino and have time for his family, so he makes a bad choice and goes to a loan shark. Now, he needs to make payments and the loan shark wants to be sure that he reminds him that his payment is due at the end of the week, so he shows up at the bar and makes threats that scare Ryker.
Harlow is in need of a job to keep a roof over her and her little girl and keep food on the table for them. She lives next door to her mom, who helps with childcare and as much as she can, but Harlow knows that it’s her responsibility to take care of her and her daughter, so with no work experience at all, she goes to the Smokey Bandits bar and applies for a waitressing job.
Ryker and Harlow meet when Harlow needs to find a job and Ryker needs to hire a waitress for the Smokey Bandits bar. Ryker is determined to keep things professional, and Harlow is fine with that since her choice in men in the past has not been great in the past. Now there is more danger lurking around Harlow because she chose to be stubborn and not leave her bosses office when a loan shark showed up to remind him of his payment and got on the loan sharks’ radar. Now if Ryker doesn’t make his payment, Harlow will be taken as collateral. Ryker needs to protect Harlow, her daughter, and her mother, as well as go to Ace after all. Things will get heated and these two will have to really fight their attraction. I enjoyed this book and loved the characters. I give it a 4-star review and I look forward to more of the Smokey Bandit MC books.