Peaches Taylor spent the last seven years slinging drinks and dodging drunks at the Starkwood Saloon. Some might call it a dead end job, but to her it was an investment—another six months, and she’d have enough money to buy the place.
Life would've been perfect if Eli hadn’t come home.
Eli King is ready to settle down. He stood by his brothers when they needed him, paying the price for their freedom with his own. Now it’s time to claim his reward—the Starkwood Saloon. He’s got the cash to buy the bar, the skills to run it, and just one person standing between him and his dream: Peaches Taylor.
She’s been driving him crazy since they were kids, and not in the good way. When she was six, she shoved a spider down his pants. When he was ten, he locked her in a closet overnight. Then she hot-wired his car at seventeen, and things got ugly…
They’re adults now, and the Starkwood isn’t a toy to fight over—it’s the hill they’ll die on. No prisoners. No compromises. No mercy.
Peaches Taylor and Eli King are going to war.
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“So, assuming we decide to do this—and that’s a big if—then who do you want to sleep with first?”
“Eli,” she said with a little too much enthusiasm. “I’d really like to fuck Eli. But only once you’re done with him. I follow the code.”
I scrunched my nose at her. “I’m not interested in Eli. He smells like dirty feet.”
“Yeah, I don’t believe that,” she said, reaching for the bottle again. “If you weren’t interested, you wouldn’t hang out with him so much.”
“I hang out at Gus’s house, which is where Eli happens to live,” I corrected her. “Between that and work, I see him a lot. Doesn’t mean I like it.”
“Does that mean I can have him?” she asked, perking up.
I frowned. For some reason, I didn’t care for that idea. Don’t think about it. Thinking is almost always a bad thing.
“Okay, whatever,” I said. “Just be sure to use like, six condoms. Because he’s probably got all kinds of cooties.”
McKayla gave a high-pitched squeal.
“You’re amazing, Peaches. I love you!” she said gleefully, raising the bottle for a drink. But instead of swallowing, she lowered it, glee replaced by grief. “Oh, this is the worst. How could something so terrible happen in such a beautiful moment?”
She tilted the bottle upside down between us. Nothing came out.
“The tequila disappeared.”
“How did that happen?”
“Someone must’ve grabbed it while I was distracted. Then they drank all of if before putting it back in my hand, all without me ever noticing…”
I pictured Indiana Jones swapping out a bag of sand for treasure, and a snorting laugh escaped. McKayla shot me a dirty look. “Don’t make fun of me. It could’ve happened.”
“Yeah. Definitely the most likely explanation.”
She sniffed. “Doesn’t matter what happened to the booze. We need to focus on what’s actually important—finding another bottle. Fast. Otherwise, we’re at risk of sobering up. That’s not okay.”
“Once again, very hard to argue with your logic.”
“Exactly,” she said, nodding slowly. “Let’s go get more tequila.”
Standing up turned out to be a lot harder than I’d expected. My left leg had fallen asleep, and I’d been sitting on something sticky. Not only that, but by the time I completed the process, I couldn’t quite remember why I’d needed to get up in the first place.
Fortunately, the music was good, and people were starting to dance. Not only that, I loved dancing. Always had. And now there was a dance floor right in front of me when I needed it most.
I missed the Reapers MC boys and Eli's Triumph is another fantastic read. I wanted more and couldn't get enough of Eli and Peaches. Their dynamic is fun, sexy and their chemistry is hot - even though they were enemies since childhood!
Peaches Taylor have been around MC since she was little. Her mother dated one of the Brothers, Gus, and he's always been a father-figure to her - even through adulthood. When Eli comes lives with his Uncle Gus, he immediately butt heads with little Peaches. They fought about everything from a young age and throughout high school.
Both grown up - Peaches has been ready to take charge of Starkwood Saloon from Gus. She's ready to become owner, since she's run the bar over the years, making it successful. But when Gus pulls it out from her and sells it to Eli instead - Peaches sees red- anger! She felt betrayed by the one man, who she looked up to. She plans on going to war with Eli, because she refuses to work for him. But Eli has other plans for her!
As always, there's secrets in the MC that Peaches can't understand or find out - so there is more to the story for Eli getting Gus' bar. And while these two fight it out, their attraction can't get any hotter! As much as they love to fight, the tension between Peaches and Eli is off the chart steamy.
About Joanna Wylde:
Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.
Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.