Wicked Secrets (Ashby Crime Family #5) Read Online KB Winters

Categories Genre: Alpha Male, Dark, Mafia, Suspense Tags Authors: Series: Ashby Crime Family Series by KB Winters

Total pages in book: 78
Estimated words: 72937 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 365(@200wpm)___ 292(@250wpm)___ 243(@300wpm)

Charlie Ellison found me broken, beaten and bruised.
Another biker in a long line of bikers in my life.
Except he’s not like the others,
And he has me questioning everything.
He’s tough, strong and hotter than hell.
Could he be my knight on a chrome stallion?
Or the devil in a leather kutte?
All I know is, he’s different.
He makes me feel things I never thought possible.
But Charlie doesn’t want me,
He wants what I know.
And what I know could get me killed.
I’m no snitch, but I may not have a choice.
I’ll have to make a decision soon. My life depends on it.
Because at the end of the day, he’s still a criminal. And I’m still his prisoner. This book touches on addiction and abuse. It contains strong language and graphic violence. Fans of Ray Donovan and Sons of Anarchy will love this damsel in distress forbidden romance!
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“It’s no secret that I’m getting too old for this shit.”

Did I just hear Superman say he was retiring? Superheroes didn’t retire. They went out with guns blazing. Right?

Church broke into rolls of laughter like Cross was the star act at a comedy club.

Cross had been the head of the Reckless Bastards MC for longer than I’d been alive. Hell, he’d always been like a superhero to me, as much as my own dad.

We waited for one of Stitch’s funny one-liners. We could always count on him to break up the tension. “Time to roll out the silver carpet!” he howled and we all joined in. No moment in my life had ever been more tense than this one.

Cross flipped him off and held up his black mug of beer with a big grin on the grizzled face I loved like he was blood. “Like I said, I’m gettin’ too old for this shit. It’s time to pass the torch and give this kid time to learn how to take the Reckless Bastards to the next level.”

Dozens of hands pounded on the impressively carved Mayhem table that sat as the main centerpiece inside the club’s inner sanctum. Finally, they raised their glasses to me. The kid Cross had just mentioned.

“We got new threats coming in every fucking day.” Stitch again, as if anyone needed a reminder.

“Fuck those fuckin’ Jacks!” My Uncle Tate made no secret of his hate for the newest gang of punks who thought they could come into town and take what our MC had spent decades building. Shit was bad lately, plenty of sabotage and kidnappings, public shootouts and even a few deaths, all because of the fucking BJ’s.

The dark look Cross wore brightened as he turned his attention back to the reason we were all gathered here today. “We will fuck them, long and hard ‘cause we’re the biggest dicks around!”

Max, my dad and the MC treasurer shouted, “Being led by the biggest cock of them all!” He glowed with a proud smile because this time, right now, inside these walls, was where we could be more than badass bikers, more than tough sons of bitches who fought to the death. Here, we could also be family.

“Damn straight,” Cross agreed. “And that’s why it is my absolute fucking pleasure to hand this patch over to the new Prez of the finest MC God and man has ever conspired to create. Charlie, get your ass up here.”

I stood on shaky legs, knowing this moment was bigger than just me, but still feeling strangely sure it was entirely about me at the same time. Somehow, I stuffed my nerves down deep and made my way to the head of the table. My spot at the table. As of to-fucking-day.

My brothers' roar to welcome me to my new post was deafening. I couldn’t help but smile at the happiness, the pride that wove through us all. This wasn’t just about me, but for our club. It was a thread that would never be broken. Ever.

Savior’s big blue eyes were wide, bright and proud when he calmed everyone down. “Let the new Prez speak!” he shouted. As the sergeant at arms, he had taught me everything I needed to know about guns and ammo.

Savior was an old-timer, but the man knew his shit. His blue eyes looked even bluer with a head and beard full of gray against his skin, tanned as fuck from too much time spent in the desert.

A chorus of, “We’re listening,” answered his call.

I heard “Speak!” come from the middle of the crowd. That was easier said than done. I wasn’t a talkative guy like Cross or my brother, Jameson, but I was their leader now. The lives of these men, every last one of them, were now my responsibility. My duty.

They needed to hear that I was prepared to carry the same weight Cross had as we moved forward and fought bigger, badder, and much bolder enemies.

I cleared my throat and looked out at these men. My brothers. My soldiers.

“Shit,” I said. The honor Cross just handed me hit me like a wrecking ball, and I was overcome with humility. “This is much harder than I thought it would be.”

I took a deep breath, gathering my thoughts. “I know I have big shoes to fill,” I said. “But I promise you, I will do everything in my power to protect this club and our way of life.”

There was a murmur of agreement from the group.

“I know times are changing and we’re up against some pretty powerful enemies. But I also know that we’re the Reckless Bastards, and we don’t back down from a fight. We never have, and we never will.”

I paused, letting my words sink in.

“I’ve been around this MC since I was a baby. Watching the men at this table taught me what it means to be a man. Taught me to shave, to fight, and to honor. The rest of you, we became men together. We’ve gone from boys who didn’t know a damn thing to men who know what it means to fight for something bigger than us. To protect what the previous generation worked hard to build up.”