“All my life I’d always known what the Gentry boys were. A set of fraternal triplets born to a depraved family, they were rough, sexy and wild as wolves.”
I don’t even know if love is real. After running from the bastard who brutalized me, I limped back to Arizona, choosing a vibrant college town in the hopes of starting over. I never expected to find him there.
He and his brothers were tough, lusty forces of nature I’d known since childhood. Years ago, Cord seduced me as a sick game. I’ve hated him ever since. Now here he is again, a man who beats other men bloody for money.
Cord has always been heartless, dangerous, not to be trusted.
And I want him so much I can’t think.
They called us ‘those white trash Gentry boys’ until we believed that’s what we were. Our people squatted at the edge of a hellhole prison town for generations. The childhood we endured was the stuff of nightmares. I’d learned early on that my brothers, Chase and Creed, were the only people on earth worth my time.
They all told us we were bad, that we’d always be bad.
The horrors of the past have scarred my soul.
But now I need to be better.
Remember the boys in high school who were bad? The ones that made your hormones stand up and take notice of them? The ones you were warned about? Well, in this story, those boys are the Gentry brothers. Triplets. The trifecta of hotness. Cordero, Creedence and Chasyn Gentry. This is Cord’s story of love and redemption.
Cord did something deplorable in high school. He took a dare from his brother and seduced the nerdish girl at school. As if that wasn’t assholish enough, his brother told everyone at school about it. Young men! My God, they are so stupid. Cord isn’t a bad guy as an adult though. He and his brothers are just trying to survive after their hellish childhood. Poverty, abuse and judgement.
The nerdish girl from high is no longer a nerd and she just came crashing back into Cord Gentry’s life. Saylor, the heroine, has just fled from her abusive boyfriend to her cousin. She had finally had enough of being used as a punching bag. She just wants safety and peace. What she didn’t want was to come face to face with the boy who broke her heart in high school.
This was an enjoyable story of redemption. Redemption for Cord for his hurting Saylor and Saylor’s redemption of love. Learning to trust love and it’s healing powers. When life has kicked the shit out of you, it leaves you skeptical. Watching these two characters work through all that was nice.