In too fast…
Trista Lennon-Carter received a phone call that will change her tranquil life with her husband, rock star Linx Carter, in the blink of an eye. All she knows is her brother, Trey, is either dead or being held against his will in Northern Ireland and despite him being the Demon’s Bastards’ Sergeant-at-Arms, he needs her help.
In too far…
To save Trey, Trista will have to take Linx back to the very place she grew up and the same place she’s wanted to escape from her entire life. She will also have to involve the very Motorcycle clubs she has no wish to deal with ever again. When it is a life or death situation, she would do anything to save the only family she has left.
In too deep…
The club life has become ingrained in Trista like a tattoo and to save her brother, she will be forced to become the person she most feared was a part of her all along: a vengeful, fearless murderer who will stop at nothing to save Trey. With her life and that of her husband’s at stake, will she survive the nightmare their world has become, or will it drag them back into the criminal cesspool she has finally managed to escape?
The stunning conclusion to The Lovers Duet, Trista and Linx’s journey will be one of strife, hardship and beyond the boundaries of anything they have ever had to face before. Will they be able to endure or will the past and their current present ruin their future happy ever after?
How could I possibly go downstairs and face Linx knowing what I knew? If he accompanied me to Northern Ireland, he was putting his life on the line for me and was that fair to ask? He was the bass player for a famous rock band and had two young sons. I couldn’t reconcile something happening to him and me being able to live with myself because I loved him so much and the thought pained me to no end. It simply wasn’t a good decision and extremely selfish on my part. Besides, I loved the man with all my heart and soul. For the first time in my life, I was in love with someone who wasn’t family and I couldn’t stand to lose him over bullshit and to me, anything club related was always a waste of fucking time. Those goddamn MCs had taken my brother and a normal life for me. They’d cost me my family, the place I’d grown up and loved but couldn’t bear to stay. I would have been willing to have made a life in Northern Nevada if it wasn’t ruled with an iron fist by a certain criminal element that included three motorcycle gangs, the Italian Mafia, and the fucking Mexican cartel slash Motorcycle Club known as Aztecas Infierno. The three major MCs: the Lucifer’s Saints, the Demon’s Bastards and the White Knights were all fierce and brutal. Nothing about them screamed Sons of Anarchy but something deeper, darker, blacker, scarier. They were blood-thirsty human vampires who demanded blood and violence; they also returned it with more savagery and desecration than one could imagine. There was nothing sexy or romantic about the MCs where I came from and any woman crazy enough to fall in love with a biker from any of those crews was in for a lifetime of pain and hurt, death and destruction, suffering and misery piled upon one another day after day, week after week until it stretched into months, years, decades and a life considered normal was the life of an old lady—if a woman was lucky. There was also the fate of being a Demon scrubber, a Saint Slut or Knight knob-rider—all code words for sweet butts or club sluts, whichever one preferred. I wasn’t built to be either and had escaped as far away as I could to Los Angeles where my cousin was the lead singer of the very successful Winter’s Regret but I never truly left if I thought about it.
Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.
Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.
She is currently working on The Will to Love, the second novel in the Scarlet Fever Series, which chronicles the relationship of Will Cullen and Laurel Munsen. She is also working on Deadly Seduction, the first novel in The Rough Riders series, which chronicles the issues between three Motorcycle Clubs, and various criminal elements in the tri-city area of Reno, Lake Tahoe and Carson City in Northern Nevada.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Out From Under (The Lovers Duet #1)
Trista Lennon is strong, independent and only desires freedom. Freedom from the control of her parents, freedom from the motorcycle gangs she has had to put up with her whole life and freedom from a relationship that will trap her into the very life she has no wish to ever live. The day before she’s supposed to leave for Stanford University to pursue her dreams, her world is shattered. After a tragedy that tears her family apart, Trey, her cousin, Talia, invites her to L.A. Her life is all the sudden Hollywood stars and sunshine, late nights and wild parties. And then she meets him. Linx Carter isn’t looking for a relationship. He survived a dysfunctional marriage with his childhood sweetheart, which produced two sons, an inability to trust women and a multitude of lies. He merely wants to recuperate from a rough, six month tour Winter’s Regret just completed with superstar band, Scarlet Fever, and enjoy a little peace and quiet. Until he sees her. Trista and Linx fight their attraction for one another like war on a battlefield. She has a closetful of secrets and he would rather be single and pathetic than date a teenage girl who seems older than her years. However the passion between them is too much to resist and they realize in order to heal one another, they must destroy the walls they have constructed so tightly around their hearts.