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Lay it Down

By Cara McKenna

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The first in the Desert Dogs MC series. Perfect for fans of Kristen Ashley, this is a steamy romance you won't want to miss . . .

Backbreaking days, wild nights, and the hard hum of steel between your thighs...

Vince Grossier is the self-crowned outlaw king around here. When his town's slick new mayor invites a shady casino development to town, the invaders' cut-throat takeover tactics quickly turn deadly. With the police turning a blind eye, it's up to Vince. It's time to fight back. It's time to call in the Desert Dogs.

Finally free of a controlling ex, Kim Paget's not looking to be taken for a ride-not on the back of some tattooed roughneck's bike and definitely not in his bed. But when she finds evidence that her bosses are rattlesnake-dangerous, Kim must entrust her safety to the man who threatens danger of a whole different kind.

'Sweet, smoking hot, standout' Beth Kery

'Gritty and compelling. McKenna is a master at capturing realistic situations and characters' Maya Banks

Biographical Notes

Cara McKenna writes smart erotica - sexy stories with depth. A little dark, a little funny, always emotional. She also writes red-hot romance under the name Meg Maguire. She loves writing sexy, character-driven stories about strong-willed men and women who keep each other on their toes, and bring one another to their knees. Before becoming a purveyor of red-hot romance and smart erotica, Cara was a record store bitch, a lousy barista, a decent designer and an over-enthusiastic penguin handler. Cara now writes full-time and lives north of Boston with her bearded husband. When she's not trapped in her own head she can usually be found in the kitchen, the coffee shop or jogging around the nearest duck-filled pond.

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  • ISBN: 9780349406169
  • Publication date: 05 Aug 2014
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  • Imprint: Piatkus
McKenna ratchets up sexual chemistry and danger in equal measure, and tension stays high to the end. Readers will eagerly turn pages to learn the outcome of both the mystery and the romance — Publishers Weekly
Sizzling, intelligent and completely absorbing. She burrows under each character's skin, exposing the best and the worst of every one, and her well-executed badlands setting reflects her biker gang perfectly: gritty, rugged, dangerous, but noble and utterly captivating. The murder investigation that drives this plot is taut and well-developed, but it is the spark between this wonderfully unlikely couple that makes this book the success it is. Without a doubt, this is a series to watch — RT Book Reviews
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