Elena Cochran begged her father to take a safer job after nearly being shot to death. They end up in a small town of Georgia on a secret she doesn't know about. For her protection, her father hired the president of a motorcycle club unbeknownst to her to be her 'bodyguard.' Elena only knows of him being her annoying, hot, tempered neighbor, but everything about him intrigues her. With all he has gone through and has seen, Michael (Red) Gilbert believes he has no heart - just a pesky organ in his chest. He's sure that he's damned to Hell and there is no hope for him. Michael is supposed to protect Elena from a man who is closer to him than he realizes. Consequently, the only other person she needs protection from at the crossroads, is him.
I knew it wasn't a good idea to get involved with the MC. I knew that my bestfriend ran with them because of her brother, father and uncles. Here I am, a goody-too-shoes store clerk stepping into a world I shouldn't be in. Until I meet him. He brings me to life. I've seen him before with my work as a prison penpal. But what do you when you go from prison pen pals to meeting in real life? I've been in prison for a good eight years and the same damn girl had been writing me for the last four of my sentence. I'll do everything I can to protect this girl. She brings me to life, I wouldnt tell my brothers that though. My feelings are brought to life when I meet her face to face. When shit happens when he get out and she gets in danger, will he do everything he can to protect her or just stand by and watch the girl he fell in love with over the last four years, get hurt maybe even killed?
To love a Phantom, now that was detailed, complicated, messy, dangerous, and most of all hard work. Maddox "Skinner" Jones. That name sent chills down many spines, the feared President of the Phantoms Motorcycle Club. He was a killer, the word on the street was he had skinned a man alive, hence the creative nickname. This was the man I stood beside in life, shared a life and a bed with. This is how I loved him.