Running on Diesel (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor) Love in Bloom Steamy Contemporary Romance

· The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor Book 9 · Sold by World Literary Press
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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.

For more hot WHISKEY love stories, check out Melissa’s other Whiskey novels.

TRU BLUE (Truman)







IN FOR A PENNY (Penny and Scott, novella)

And don't miss RIVER OF LOVE (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor), the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced!


"Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there. - NYT bestselling author Julia Kent

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

What Readers Are Saying About The Whiskeys:

"The Whiskey series has become my happy place...As a matter of fact this book is one of the best out of the entire series." - Britt, Red Hatter Book Blog

"The journey to Jed and Josie's HEA was all kinds of sweet, smexy and even ovary exploding goodness...Their bantering was fun, their heart to hearts made mine melt and the smexy was HAWT." - Kahea, Evermore Books

"I don't even have words on how spellbinding Jed's book is!!! Melissa Foster just brought the Whiskey series to a whole new level of excellence!" - Heather, Audio Loves

"From heartache to heartwarming, these bad boy bikers will cast a spell on your heart." - Isha, Hopeless Romantic

"This story captured my emotions and my heart from the first page, and kept me enthralled until the end. I was emotionally wrung out at the end!" - Pam, Goodreads

"Bikers, steamy sex, a strong woman, and a man who loves her and her little boy. There are some parts that'll bring tears to your eyes. I always thought TRU BLUE would always be my favorite but this one is right up there with it." - Whispers from Mountains

"I really loved the way (Foster) conveyed the sense of family throughout the entire story and the fact that family isn't just blood, it's so much more than that." - Janeen, Goodreads

"Melissa Foster always digs deep into her characters and brings out all the raw emotions. I would expect nothing less." - Helene, Goodreads

The Love in Bloom big-family romance collection features small town romance series for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy and blue collar heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult 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 and always family oriented. Melissa loves to chat with book clubs and readers, invite her to your next event.

Foster's love stories are perfect steamy romance beach reads for fans of big-family, small-town romance. The characters are romantic and loyal, some are billionaires, others are not, and you're always guaranteed a happily ever after. 

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71 reviews
Irene Chartofilis
September 15, 2021
4.5 stars From the first chapter I was hooked, I loved Running on Diesel by Melissa Foster. The storyline is beautifully written, emotional, heartfelt and I loved watching Desmond/Diesel and Tracey's relationship unfold. I loved how protective and respectful Diesel was with the people he loves. He never once made me think he was ever going to make Tracey feel less than. They have amazing chemistry and they both made each other feel safe, secure, and be loved unconditionally. This book will bring out the feels, I smiled, laughed, swooned and even shed a tear or two. Diesel and Tracey are perfect for each other and I'm so happy to have read their love story. Running on Diesel is a wonderful addition to The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor series and I highly recommend it.
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Leila Brenner
September 15, 2021
Oh me. Oh my. The tension between Diesel and Tracey has been thick since they first “met” (which we have read in other books). Their book is two years after meeting and the tension is still just as thick. Diesel scares Tracey and Tracey has had enough. My heart yearned for “Unleaded” to find some sort of happiness. His stone cold demeanor and lack of words really made me feel like there was something so much more underneath all of that muscle, yet he seemed to push anyone and everyone away. Tracey was once a victim, but was finding her way to a strong, independent person who deserved to find happiness. When these two finally let their guard down for just a moment, more than sparks flew and everyone could feel it. I love the Whiskey family and how close they all are. Tracey and Diesel are two people we have ‘known’ for some time and to get to know them more was such a treat. The Dark Knights are some of my favorite people and Running on Diesel did not disappoint. Diesel fits in with the Dark Knights perfectly!
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Leticia Teixeira
September 15, 2021
This book made me very emotional. I should have been expecting it because, well, it’s Melissa’s, but she blindsided me again. Note to self: not sorry at all. I can take all the emotions when I know there’s an HEA coming. And Ms. Foster never disappoints! This feeling of family, of real friendship, of sticking up and showing up for one another, and loving unconditionally in Melissa's books never fail to amaze me. Or to make me yearn for it. Every. Single. Time. Running on Diesel was no exception. There is so much love flowing through the pages it is sure to warm your heart. Diesel is growly and guarded. He doesn’t talk much, is imposing, and protective. He seems standoffish and keeps mostly to himself. He’s obviously all sorts of sexy, and a dirty talker to boot. And he’s protecting Tracey, while also getting on her nerves because she is her own woman. Tracey’s a survivor, and she doesn’t take his shielding her easily. Once again, I love that the heroine is not a helpless woman. I love how feisty Tracey is, and how she gives as good as she gets. I love that she doesn’t let him off the hook, and that she doesn’t back down. At Whiskey Bro’s, he’s working as a bartender, and she’s waitressing. There is so much tension between the two of them from the get-go, and so much chemistry. It’s not a spark, it’s a freaking forest fire waiting to happen. It’s a wonder how they didn’t burn the bar down with it. The pushing and pulling is constant, and it takes something happening to her to get them moving in the right direction: toward each other, of course. Once they get it on, let me tell you, IT IS ON! It’s explosive. I think this is the sexiest couple I’ve read by Melissa so far. More than physical, their connection is soul-deep. They both have baggage (don’t we all?), scars, and sadness in their past. They need each other more than they realize it. They both need to allow themselves to find true happiness. To recognize what real love is. Diesel has always felt the call of the open road because he’s been missing a home. Tracey has found a home in town, and friends, but her heart has been missing a piece. She is his home, and he is the piece she was missing. They can take on any road together. Melissa Foster has knocked it out of the park again with Running On Diesel. The Whiskey series is my favorite series of hers, and one of my favorite all-time series. I absolutely loved it!
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Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Bayside Summers, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, Tru Blue and the Whiskeys, and the Montgomerys. Melissa's emotional journeys are always family oriented. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance with no harsh language or explicit scenes under the pen name Addison Cole.

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