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Running on Diesel (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #8) by Melissa Foster


A funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. RUNNING ON DIESEL is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more!

Desmond “Diesel” Black is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. He protects others with his life and always rides alone. Tracey Kline left the only family she had for a man who broke more than her spirit, leaving her untrusting and on her own. When a twist of fate reveals pieces of the other no one else sees, will they be able to help each other mend their past hurts and learn to trust the chemistry and connection that’s too strong to deny?

The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed. The Dark Knights motorcycle club is not a typical MC book. These bad-boy bikers are tough, but they have hearts of gold…and they’re not afraid to use them.

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I love a good alpha hero protector and feisty heroine and Diesel and Tracey fit the bill.  It certainly doesn’t hurt that Diesel is a big broody bounty hunter who growls and grunts his way into Tracey’s tender heart. And, that cover? Yummy! 

That tiny flick of a woman was going to be the death of him.

Desmond “Diesel” Black keeps his life and feelings close to his vest unless Tracey Kline is nearby. Her genuine kindness is something he is drawn to as well as everything else about her, but she drives him out of his mind when bikers come into the bar and flirt with her.  His job was to watch out for her in case her abusive ex comes back, but he made sure that would never happen. He has stayed longer than he expected and she has got her confidence back to be on her own. He wants to make her his, but she deserves better. Someone who is willing to stay and settle down. Diesel is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. The road is in his blood.

The man withholds words and emotions like he has a limited supply.

Tracey is fed up with the death stares Diesel keeps giving her paying customers. He’s costing her the tips she needs. After asking him to back off, she is attacked by some men in the alleyway and Diesel is there to save her. He stays with her as she breaks down and shows a gentle side that moves her. He doesn’t like people touching him, but he allows her to do so. She’s seeing a whole new man who is genuine, kind to kids, and full of compassion.  But she heard he is leaving and it is messing with her heart.

Tracey and Diesel are definitely meant to be together. They are both reliable, trustworthy, and really authentic.  It’s cliche but they say what they mean and mean what they say.  A match made in heaven. Watching Diesel come out of his hard shell is lovely. The way he talks about his mother and his help with kids is beautiful.  He is deserving of a good woman and Tracey is that.  She says the kindest things such as “You, Dezzie Black, are the very definition of a good man”. Sigh!  Just lovely.  She can read this man like no other. And Tracey has become a strong, confident woman who owns her mistakes and reclaims her life.  I adored how Diesel showed Tracey his love by his actions and not necessarily his words.  There is a surprising and extremely happy ending to their story which I’ll let you find out on your own.

What can I say about the Whiskey family other than I want to be a part of it?  Apparently, I need to go back to the beginning and meet all of these wonderful people who are gradually introduced throughout the book. They all love Diesel and Tracey as their own teasing them, supporting them and giving them invaluable advice.  

I highly recommend this lovely emotional romance filled with a close family, great friends, and a couple deserving of all the love and happiness they can get.

Thank you to Ms. Foster for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Melissa FosterMelissa Foster is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, always family oriented, and feature fiercely loyal heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and complex relatable issues. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event!

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