THE RENEGADE RETURNS – Dani Wade
Mill Town Millionaires , Book 3
Harlequin Desire #2460
Contemporary Series Romance
Black Hills, South Carolina – Present Day
Championship race-car driver Lucas Blackstone lives for the excitement of speed, but he's temporarily sidelined after he's injured in a crash that will require extensive rehabilitation. He returns to his hometown of Black Hills to stay at the family mansion, and one night while out to dinner, he spots Avery Prescott, the shy girl he remembers from school. Avery is now a physical therapist and the only one for miles around, so she's hired to work on Lucas. The grown up Avery intrigues Lucas, and he's soon turning on the charm. But she's aware that any fling between them would only be temporary until he is healed and can return to racing. She doesn't want to be looked down upon and pitied by the folks in town because he ditched her.
Lucas admits that bedding Avery would be a lovely distraction to take his mind off the long recovery. She continues to resist him, but soon tongues are wagging after they are seen in public and then spotted kissing. Why won't Avery just go with the flow and see where things will lead? Meanwhile, Lucas and his brothers, Aidan and Jacob, are trying to find out who is sabotaging the mill and the reason why.
It's a return to his hometown for the renegade Blackstone heir in THE RENEGADE RETURNS by Dani Wade. Being back has been somewhat stifling for the always on the go Lucas, but Avery may prove to be a satisfactory distraction. The fact that she's his physical therapist is a bonus. Avery was always shy and self-conscious as a child, and she's still trying to not feel like everyone is judging her. Lucas is a famous person, and being seen with him has the spotlight on her. Add in that he's not into long-term relationships means she'd be picking up the pieces of her heart after he leaves town. But Lucas is very persuasive with hot kisses that tingle her body from head to toe.
As it turns out, Lucas has a rival for Avery's affections. The Blackstone Mill's accountant, Mark Zabinski, is pursuing her and doesn't like Lucas infringing on his “territory,” despite the fact that she's rebuffed Mark. He warns Lucas to stay away from Avery, but, of course, he's ignored. The more Avery and Lucas are around each other, the hotter the need rises between them. Soon, the passion can't be denied.
THE RENEGADE RETURNS wraps up the mystery of the sabotaging of the mill as the culprit's identity is learned. Readers who haven't read the two prior books in the Mill Town Millionaires series, A BRIDE'S TANGLED VOWS and THE BLACKSTONE HEIR, might want to pick them up to see what the drama is all about.
It's a return to his childhood home for Lucas in THE RENEGADE RETURNS, and while he doesn't plan to stay, will he change his mind once he hooks up with Avery? Find out in this sizzling tale.