DANGEROUS BREED by ONLEY JAMES
PREACHER GRAVES made a fatal error in judgment when he was just sixteen years old, and it cost him twenty years. Now, he plans to live out his days in quiet isolation. For six months, he’s done just that. Until a favor for a friend finds him rescuing a twelve-year-old boy from a ruthless biker gang, putting him face to face with the boy’s beautiful and very damaged older brother, Memphis.
MEMPHIS CAMDEN suffered an unspeakable childhood, culminating in an act that left him disfigured, inside and out. When he could, he ran, leaving his past behind, including a baby brother he thought was safe. For a time, Memphis is content living and working in an LA flower shop. He’s put thoughts of love aside, unable to trust anybody enough to let them see all of him. But a phone call changes everything.
Preacher assumes his protective detail will end when Memphis arrives, but one look and he can’t bring himself to leave. Memphis is terrified of his abuser, but he’s fiercely protective of the brother he barely knows, and now, Preacher feels the same way for Memphis.
But protecting the Camden brothers is going to take more than just Preacher. Their father is the head of the vicious biker gang that chained up one son and maimed another, and he’s decided they need to be silenced. Memphis is battling a past that’s come back to haunt him and the irresistible draw Preacher seems to have over him, but each time he gets close, Memphis pulls away. Can Preacher keep Memphis safe and convince him that he can trust him with his body and his heart?
Sometimes people just need to die—a preferably horrible death.
Spoiler Alert: That happens.
Memphis was tortured as a kid by not only his father but this older brother Nash, as well. He got away with his fair share of scars, physical and emotional, but when his little brother is found chained to a wall by Preacher—a man recently released from prison for committing his own crimes—he’s forced to return home.
There is an instant spark between Memphis and Preacher. From the moment they laid eyes on one another it was obvious something was happen but it was anyones guess what because they couldn't have been more different as characters.
Within hours of being each other Memphis' life implodes. Things go from bad to worse. Thankfully, they get better too.
Memphis was a great character who was in desperate need of love, acceptance and a safe place to grow into who he really was. Preacher was a good man who did a bad thing and was more than willing to love Memphis and his little brother, Knox. Their relationship was lovely from start to finish. I liked that once they started fooling around their issues were from an outside source. They did have some minor hiccups but nothing off putting.
If I could give an extra star, I would for Luke and Bo. They’re the hero’s of this story.