Title: Wayward Secret
Author: K. Renee
Series: Wayward Saints MC #7
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 3/9/2017
Genre(s): M/M Coming Out, M/M Military / Law Enforcement, M/M Thriller/Suspense Romance
Page Count: 193
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Growing up, I idolized my father. I wanted to be the same type of man he was, but I wasn’t. I didn’t function the same way he did. I had my own vices that kept me isolated from the rest of my brothers and the club. I felt like I was living a lie until I met Spencer. Spencer never judged me for being a biker, but he also didn’t know I was part of the Wayward Saints.
I kept my life a secret from him, a secret from pretty much everyone. Secrets never stay hidden for long and soon I have to choose. Choose between the family I love more than anything and the one I’ve fallen for in a short period of time.
Being part of the special crimes unit is something I have worked my ass off to achieve. One night can change all of that, and can cause me to lose everything I’ve worked so hard for. Elijah is worth that, even if I don’t tell him that. He didn’t know how I felt about him when I watched him walk out the door.
One case can take our perfect arrangement to utter devastation. When truths come out, I am ordered to get information from him – have him rat on his own family, something I know he would never do. One wrong move and one of us can be killed.
Is love worth a death sentence? I know I would die for Elijah, I just hope he will be there to save me in time.
I’m sad to say that despite this being book number 7 in the series, this is actually the first one that I have read – and boy, have I clearly been missing out! Thankfully, I didn’t feel like there were any storylines that had started in a previous book, that made this story difficult to understand, so it can easily be read as a stand alone.
Written from the POV’s of both characters, we see the very different lives of two men on opposing sides of the law. On the one hand, we have Elijah, the (good) bad boy biker who has grown up in the lifestyle of the Wayward Saints M.C. He is law abiding but the police aren’t convinced of this. All his brothers (biological and club members) sleep with the endless supply of women who hang around the club while he takes off away from prying eyes, in order to hide who he is and to find himself yet another random, empty, night of relief with other men. One night stands are all he can afford to get involved with – until he meets Spencer. He’s a Fed and finds himself working a murder case that brings him uncomfortably close to home.
When the two men’s eyes meet across a crowded dance floor, they are immediately drawn to each other and know that one night together will never be enough. They continue to see each other and in an attempt to keep things casual, they don’t put a label on what they are to each other, they don’t get into subjects that are too personal and they avoid talk of their jobs. The more time they spend together, the stronger their attraction becomes and the more they avoid verbalizing their feelings.
I just loved their relationship. Although there’s a lot of sex (which is scorching hot and I’m pretty sure I combusted right along with them!), the author manages to convey the depth of emotion in such a way that you know what they are doing runs so much deeper than just scratching an itch.
Sex aside, the actual story was really good and the investigation keeps you wondering who is responsible for the murders. My only complaint would be that Elijah’s sudden change in opinion towards Spencer (at the end of the book), virtually gave me whiplash. I’m glad that Elijah came around but I don’t understand why he did. Apart from that, this is such an easy and gripping read that I have to recommend it.