Zach (Hell’s Handlers MC #1)
by Lilly Atlas
Toni knows what it means to make mistakes. She has experienced firsthand how walking down the wrong path can send life spiraling out of control. Fortunately, she had someone in her life to pull her from the gutter and help set things right again. As penance for her past, she pledges to suppress her baser desires and focus on finding a steady, dependable connection with a man, even if that means embracing a boring lifestyle.
Zach is anything but dull. As Enforcer for the Hell’s Handlers MC, he embodies the outlaw lifestyle, rife with violence, women, and motorcycles. When Toni moves next door, Zach can’t resist the possibility of a quick, hot, fling. He discovers, however, that she’s not the easy conquest he’s used to.
While Zach works to convince Toni she belongs in his bed, a tenuous relationship with a local gang blows up and threatens his MC family. Zach’s world is turned upside down when he’s unable to keep the danger from touching his club. As Toni fights to resist Zach’s pull, her own peace is shattered by demons from her past. With enemies both old and new barreling down, Toni throws out her rules and turns to Zach for aid.
Before she can help it, Toni finds herself entrenched in Zach’s outlaw world. Is it possible for her to curb her desires, or is she doomed to repeat the mistakes of her past?
None of it will matter if Zach can’t keep the enemies at bay.
Zach is the first book in the Hell’s Handlers series by Lilly Atlas. He is the clubs enforcer and a bad ass. The club is his life for as long as he can remember. He is not looking for a long term girlfriend but he is bored of the one night things so when Toni
Christ, this woman made him feel good constantly. Just moments ago, he couldn’t have imagined even cracking a smile, now he was laughing. Something about her soothed all his ails. The moment her hands had entered his hair, he’d wanted to purr like a cat.
Toni’s estranged parents die suddenly and she has to go back to her home town to run their family diner. Determined that she is only staying until she can sell the place and doesn’t want to move her whole life here to continue running everything. That’s not what she wants or so she thinks at the start but once she gets into it and getting to know new and old staff she realises this just might be what her boring life needs to shake things up a bit.
Holy crap. It hit her like a lightning strike. Chris was her parents. She was dating her parents. Everything she’d rebelled against. She’d come full circle.
I really enjoyed this story and Zach and Toni fit so well together. There was just the right of humour and suspense that makes an MC book great. She has the most amazing secondary characters who I can’t wait to dive into. I’m not sure why I didn’t read this MC series at the time but I’m glad I’ll now get to dive into them for the next few weeks. Highly recommend.