Not all people need a second chance at love. Some need a second chance at life.
To Violet Foster, the past ten years have been a continual replay of an ill-fated night in high school. Without warning, she went from Downriver’s sweetheart to unintentional adult film star, her most intimate moments shared with the world in ten-second loops. She's lost friends, been forced to change career plans, and had to stop dating because of that one indiscretion. The last thing she wants is to return to the scene of the crime, but with her grandma’s health failing, she doesn’t have a choice.
Easton Cole is a walking, talking bad-boy cliché in blue mechanic coveralls. He's always known his trailer-park-kid shadow would follow him into adulthood, but building his auto repair shop into a successful business means he has a chance to change that image. People in Downriver have long memories and getting them to forget his past is an uphill battle. The last thing he needs is the trouble Violet could bring. She's a lightning rod for gossip, with a reputation that precedes her. So what if he's been crushing on her practically since puberty?
Violet’s only planning on staying a month, even if the good memories of Downriver have started to overpower the bad, and Easton is dead set on making new ones…together. But the internet is forever, so there's no chance of Violet having a future unblemished by her past. And when the stain of her damaged reputation resurfaces, Violet knows it could destroy everything around her…including Easton.
POP THE CLUTCH is a full-length contemporary romance novel from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh writing as Kristin Harte. It's the first book in the Second Gear series featuring stories of blue collar heroes and second chance romances.
"Downriver felt like a real place that I loved spending time in as Easton and Violet found their way back to each other, and I know you'll love spending time there too." - Jen DeLuca, author of WELL MET
Lisa Daley’s life is going in the right direction. She has graduated from college after years of putting herself through school. She’s got a new job at an accounting firm and she’s finished her Sanctum training. Finally on her own and having fun, her life seems pretty perfect. Except she’s lonely and the one man she wants won’t give her a second look.
There is one other little glitch. Apparently, her new firm is really a front for the mob and now they want her dead. Assassins can really ruin a fun girls’ night out. Suddenly strapped to the very same six-foot-five-inch hunk of a bodyguard who makes her heart pound, Lisa can’t decide if this situation is a blessing or a curse.
As the mob closes in, Remy takes his tempting new charge back to the safest place he knows—his home in the bayou. Surrounded by his past, he can’t help wondering if Lisa is his future. To answer that question, he just has to keep her alive.
Suzie Hart has it all. A beautiful home, friends and family, and the sweetest job in the world. She's the best darned cook in Harbor Falls, North Carolina, and has the street cred to prove it. She runs her own bed and breakfast, writes a food blog, and is working on her first cookbook.
Life is perfect. Right?
Wrong. You see, Suzie has a secret. And when that secret rides up to her doorstep on a bad-ass Harley and tosses her not-so-perfect little world into some kind of big, bad tumble, happy-go-lucky Suzie panics.
Brad Matthews doesn't have a secret, he has a plan--and that plan includes luring Suzie back into his life. When she worked as his sous chef in Asheville, he had no intention of falling in love with the sassy chef, or any woman for that matter. No room in his life for romance. But when Suzie disappeared and took Brad's heart with her, his good intentions shattered. Now that he's found her again, he's not about to let her alter the new path he's set out for his life--and hers.
Second Edition, Revised and Updated, 2019
My bike, my club colors, and my hunt for the man who killed my sister have been the center of my universe since I left the Marines, but all that changes when one light-eyed beauty comes crashing into my world. She’s not alone, though. There’s another man in her life. A little one whose loose teeth and joyous personality creep into my heart almost as fast as her snarky wit. She’s protective, independent, and downright adversarial, but all that’s not going to stop me from claiming her as mine. Something that will put a target right on her back…and her son’s.
Keeping Mercy and Beckett out of the line of fire is my number one priority, even if the crew they need protection from is my own and the most dangerous person in their world is me.
The second book in the Vigilante Justice series features the most dangerous second-chance romance the town has ever seen.
Fourteen years ago, a certain redhead crushed my heart into dust and left me behind without an explanation. No amount of distraction could ever make the memories vanish the way she had—not my years as a Navy SEAL, not dealing with my brother’s addiction, and definitely not trying to carve out a life in the town where her specter lurks around every corner. Now she’s back, and that smart mouth of hers has made her the target of a deadly motorcycle club…and reminded me of exactly why I fell in love with her. I need to figure out how I lost her, how to keep her alive, and how to win her back, because there’s no way I’ll ever let her go again.
Keeping Anabeth safe could leave me with nothing—no life, no family, and no future—but no one ever said second chances would be easy.
RETALIATE is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh writing as Kristin Harte. It's the second book in the Vigilante Justice series featuring stories of very good men doing very bad things to protect those they love.
"Excellent book on all fronts. I’m on pins and needles waiting to see what happens next for sure!" - Jessica, OMG Reads
Book three in the Vigilante Justice series proves just how hot—and deadly—it can be when opposites attract.
I’m not what you’d call a man you take home to momma. I’m too rough, too mean, too…beardy. Especially compared to the woman who’s recently moved back home to open a restaurant. The one I can’t stop thinking about. I’d eat anything off her menu, spend every waking moment in her kitchen, even if I’m all wrong for her. But when a motorcycle club comes to snatch her away on the orders of someone she trusts, I’m the only one who can step in to keep her safe. The only one willing to fight to the death to keep her heart beating—especially if it beats for mine.
Doesn’t matter the danger we’re in—I’m going to protect Katie every way I can, even if she ends up hating me for it.
JUSTIFY is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense novel from USA Today bestselling author Ellis Leigh writing as Kristin Harte. It's the third book in the Vigilante Justice series featuring stories of very good men doing very bad things to protect those they love.
"Just when I think a series can’t get any better.....Kristin Harte goes and blows me away with Justify!" - K Cram, Goodreads Reviewer