Cursed with the ability to see the shadow of death, Leia hides from the world and stays far away from people. Until the night she comes face to face with Brimstone Jandreau.
Brim is the president of the Death Riders MC, but he went nomad in an effort to heal from grief. The moment he spots Leia, he is drawn to her. When she warns him of his impending death, he’s not sure if he believes her, but decides to take precautions.
He finds the would-be assassin. Then discovers it’s one of his own men.
Hit hard from the betrayal, he takes Leia with him back to his world. The more time they spend together, the deeper their bond grows. But death is waiting for Brim, and Leia will do anything to protect the man she’s fallen in love with.
“I hope my mother hasn’t been too stressful,” he said, nudging her knee with his own.
“Nah, she’s been enlightening.”
“Uh oh. What does that mean?”
“Wouldn’t you like to know?” she asked with a smirk.
“Don’t tell me she told you about what happened on my sixteenth birthday.”
“No, she hadn’t, but now that you have, tell me everything.” Leia rested her chin in her palm as she stared at him, waiting.
Brim slinked down to mimic her pose, but his big frame only looked ridiculous. “Not on your life.”
“That’s for me to know and for you to never find out.”
She narrowed her eyes. “That makes me want to know all the more.”
He smirked. “Good luck.”
They stared at one another, a challenge on each of their faces. Slowly, Leia stood up and while still holding his gaze called out.
Quicker than she could finish, Brim jumped up, grabbed her hand, and tugged her away from the bonfire.
“Nope,” he said. “Come on.”
She laughed as he led her away from the revelry,
“Shouldn’t we stay?” Leia asked, pointing back toward the gathering.
“I want to show you something.” He led her further away, toward the line of trees. As they got farther from the fire, darkness gathered around them.
Leia blinked a few times to readjust her sight. Soon, they were all alone. “Should I be nervous?”
“Nah, you’re going to love this.”
Finally, they came to a clearing in the trees, and he pointed up. Leia tilted her head and saw a vast ocean of stars set against the inky black of space.
“Oh, wow,” she breathed, captivated. “It’s beautiful.”
“I thought you’d love it.”