Leather & Lace by Brynn Hale EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Brynn Hale
- Language: English
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“WHAT ABOUT YOU, REIGN?” Gia Maldese rubs her growing stomach. “You
have any resolutions?”
In my mind, there are two types of people who make New Year’s
resolutions. Those who desire to make real changes and have the ability —
money, time, resources— to make them, and those who want changes but
find themselves stuck in some painful loop that they can’t get out of to make
changes. I fall into the second category.
I need a change. I want to fix what’s
broken and have the life I dream of. But alas, there is no chalkboard of life
and wiping the slate clean and starting over seems like a pipe dream.
Those aren’t the good kinds of dreams. Actually, it’s almost a nightmare.
I’ve hit rock bottom and all the resolutions in the world won’t change the
shit I’ve been through or what might be ahead. And that’s part of the
problem. My past is part of my present and future. I’d be dreaming if I
And if I told people the truth about my circumstances, they’d look at me
differently. So I hide behind leather and lace. Leather for an edge that seems
to keep people away and lace for a softness against my skin to remind me that
I’m more than resting bitch face. More leather, less lace.
Plus, as part of the Red Lipstick Motorcycle Club, leather isn’t optional.
If you ride, you’re head-to-toe protected— it’s not a suggestion. Thankfully,
we get more good days of weather in January in Nevada than bad ones, and I
took the bike out for a stroll through the town and outskirts today. Mostly to
forget what’s happening in life.
And at 180 M.P.H. speed takes away my cares. I know, I know… it also
could take me away, but the risk is worth the reward to me, unlike many
things in life.
And now back at Hard Brake bar, I’m nursing a craft brew from a local
brewery, Two Twisted Brews. A nice heavy, winter stout with coffee and
vanilla notes, and I’m surrounded by people. With these people my ability to
guard myself is more a mesh net than a wall.
Maintaining space was working, until I found the Red Lipstick crew.
They’re the only people I’ve let into my inner circle— Gia, her sister Shea,
Bree, Exie, and Taren. That’s it. I don’t talk to anyone else. Gia’s boyfriend,
Beck, has tried. Nope. Guys in the Guardians MC club next door have put
forth a valiant effort. Not a chance.
Being kicked out at sixteen from my childhood home taught me to hold
my trust close. It’s not an infinite well. It’s more like an inkwell and I dip
into it occasionally, giving those who deserve access to the real me the ink
and permission to write our story.
But do I even know the real me or my story? Seems more like a horror
novel right now.
A hand lands on my forearm and I jump.
“Hey, it’s just me.” Gia’s child is going to be one lucky baby. Her voice
is so soothing.
I look around. Everyone has gotten up and are standing at the bar. We’re
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