Chris “Shooter” Sullivan has returned to his home town of Rapid City, South Dakota to pick up the pieces of his life shattered by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He only wants to focus on holding what’s left of his old unit together, running his garage where he builds custom bikes and cars, and pretending that his murdered father’s motorcycle gang doesn’t exist.
Hayley Turner is a young woman with her own traumatic past. Fresh off the bus from Nowhere, USA, all she wants is a job and a place to live, until it’s time for her to leave again. She doesn’t want to make friends, or enemies, least of all the ex-Army Ranger who obviously doesn’t like her. She bristles under his watchful eye. He’s even got her convinced she’s bad news.
But circumstances force two people who don’t need anyone to need each other more and more. The more Chris gets to know Hayley, the harder it is to stay detached. And the more Hayley gets to know Chris, the more she realizes she’s been alone for so long she might never recover from it.
Shooter begins when Hayley finally finds a place to stay for a little bit longer before running again. But when she gets there she ends up meeting Shooter and his friends at the bar she's working at. They don't exactly hit it off on the right foot, and Hayley really doesn't like Shooter. But eventually they end up becoming very close friends. Hayley also makes friends with all of his friends as well, and they sort of create this group of friends all together. But no one really knows exactly what has happened to Hayley until its almost too late.
This book was good, and I liked it. But sometimes there were just things that really didn't make a whole lot of sense to me being in the book. I mean certain things with the local biker club just didn't seem to fit into the book at all. Then sometimes it felt almost like the characters forgot certain things that happened to them to get them where they were. I don't want to go into great detail because that will ruin it. But I will say I enjoyed the closeness of all the main characters. And I loved how they created this group of family, and they are all together almost all the time. And it was a beautiful romance between Hayley and Shooter even if they didn't start off all that great. Not sure if I will read the next book, but this one is worth taking the time to read!