Although More Than Miles can be read as a stand-alone, the first book in the series, Slow Burn, is currently free and the second book, Corrupting Cinderella, is on sale for .99cents.
Blake “Murphy” O’Callaghan, Road Captain of the Lost Kings MC, has the world by the balls. Everything he wants…except the one girl who’s off limits. The only girl he’s ever loved. His best friend’s little sister, Heidi.
Now that she’s eighteen, it’s time to claim her as his. Problem is, she’s in love with her high-school boyfriend, Axel, a prospect for the Lost Kings MC.
Can Murphy convince Heidi that all the hard roads they’ve traveled lead to their happy ending, or is he destined to ride the open road alone?
For reasons I don’t want to think about, I’m anxious while I wait downstairs. Sparky’s hanging out in the living room, so I end up talking to him while I wait.
It’s my brother who finally comes downstairs. Not Blake.
Marcel ushers me out the door without speaking. Outside, in the parking lot, I shake out of his hold. “Wait a second. Where’s Blake?”
“Upstairs. He’s tired.”
He pushes me into his truck and shuts the door.
Tired of being manhandled, I hop right back out. “What do you mean he’s tired? We were going to—”
“Get back in the truck.”
“Heidi,” he warns. “Leave him alone and get in the truck.”
I don’t answer, but I hoist myself back inside his big, jacked-up ride.
“What are you compensating for with this monster truck?” I ask when he slams his door.
“You didn’t hit Blake, did you?”
“No. Should I have?”
“No! Why are you being such a—”
“Careful, little sister.”
I hate this. I hate when he pushes me into acting like a brat. I’ve been trying so hard lately, but sometimes he pushes all my bratty-little-sister buttons.
“He said you fell at the park. You okay?”
Unsure of just how much Blake told my brother, I say as little as possible. “I’m fine.”
“Why were you up in his room?”
“Jeez. I already told you. I helped him bandage up his arms.”
“Are you hurt?”
My shoulder still burns from the Tiger Balm, and I replay the few brief seconds with my shirt off while Blake tended to me, our kiss, our second kiss after he tenderly wiped my face clean. I’m not sharing any of those moments with my brother, though.
“Heidi, you know you’re the most important person in the world to me, right? Everything I’ve done. Everything I do. It’s to make sure you end up okay. You know that, right?”
His words drive splinters of guilt through my chest. “Yes.”
He sighs and reaches over to squeeze my hand. “How much do you remember about living with mom?”
“I don’t know. Not much. I remember hanging out at the club with you guys more.”
“She left us alone a lot.”
“I know.” I’m tempted to tell him to get to the point, but I’m also curious about where he’s going with this.
“You remember any of the guys she used to bring home?”
If I think really hard, I do. Sort of. “I remember you sleeping in my room when she had guys over. You used to sleep in front of the door.”
I’m watching him closely, so I notice the way his mouth twists down right away. “Yeah.” His hands squeeze the steering wheel. “You were so little. And trusting. And sweet.”
“Are you trying to say I’m a big, suspicious, bitter teenager now?”
He huffs out a laugh and glances over at me. “And so fucking smart.”
“Smart ass you mean.”
“Not that I don’t enjoy strolling down crappy childhood memory lane, but do you have a point?”
“What did we always say when we were younger? Whatever Mom did—”
“We’d do the opposite when we were adults.”
“You still happy with Axel?”
Confused and suspicious of the change in conversation, I take a second to answer. “Yes, why?” A shiver of excitement races over me. “Why? You think the club’s going to vote him in soon?”
“Heidi, you know I can’t talk to you about that stuff.”
“Yeah, yeah,” I grumble and cross my arms over my chest.
He chuckles then turns serious again. “If you’re with Axel, be with him. But stop messing with Blake.”
The familiar tingle of my blood boiling starts up. “What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Exactly what I said. He’s too old for you.”
“I’m not messing with him.” If anything, Blake keeps messing with my head. My heart. But I won’t rat him out to my brother and cause problems between them. I love both of them too much.
He’s silent for the next few miles and his words replay in my head. “Are you trying to say I’m like Mom?”
“No. Fuck no. You’re nothing like her. I just don’t want you making her mistakes.”
“What would those be?”
“Axel’s my only boyfriend.”
“Good. I know you and Blake are friends, too. Just, be careful.”
“Why? He wouldn’t hurt me.”
“You’re not a two-guy type of girl, Heidi.”
“How do you know?”
He takes his eyes off the road for a second to glare at me. “I know you.”
“You’re saying that because I’m your sister.”
“How would you feel if you knew Axel had girls on the side?”
An uneasy prickle slides through my stomach at the thought. Axel spends a lot of hours at the club. Marcel knows my boyfriend in a whole different way than I do. “You haven’t seen him. . .he doesn’t mess around with other girls, does he?”
He chuckles because I fell for the bait. “Have I ever kicked his ass?”
I snort and shake my head.
“I won’t tolerate anyone disrespecting my sister. Club or not.”
A tight smile forms at the corners of my mouth, but I don’t say anything right away.
“Have you ever considered those girls you mess with? Club girls. Maybe they’re someone’s little sister?”
“Maybe they’ve got big brothers warning them away from guys like you?”
His jaw tightens. “You’re too smart for your own good.”
Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she’s a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better. She believes true love stories never end.
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~5 Crazies Stars~
“I love you. I’ve always loved you. We can work things out between us.”
More Than Miles is the sixth book in the Lost Kings MC Series. With each book, the characters in this series continue to bloom and come to life. With each nuance and plot twist, I am drawn deeper into this MC saga. Heidi and Murphy are significant characters of the LOKI family, and the dynamics of their relationship have been playing out in the background throughout the development of the series. Now that Heidi is of age, it would seem an obvious choice for her to be with Murphy, however, now that she has been in a relationship with Axel it seems easy to keep him by her side and run away from it all! Finally, the truth will be revealed. Will it be Murphy or will it be Axel? OR will Heidi be left alone?
“My life feels like the hardest road I’ve ever traveled, and there doesn’t seem to be a beautiful destination in sight.”
Heidi has always had the love of her brother and the love of the Lost Kings to lift her up. Abandoned by her mother and abused by her grandmother, love has been given through the tatted arms of scruffy and rough bikers. Comfort has been delivered through the sounds of bikes and the raucous laughter of men. As Heidi has grown closer to her boyfriend Axel, it only makes sense for her to bring him into the fold and encourage him to be a prospect for the club. Her club. Her family. Turning her back on Murphy is the only way she can shield herself from the pain of rejection.
“You know how much I love you?”
Murphy has spent his life at the side of his best friend and brother. Falling in love with his best friend’s little sister wasn’t quite part of the plan, and yet it happened. With the age gap being so great between them, Murphy has been waiting for the stars to align for him to claim his girl. Although he has always known that Heidi was his, he hasn’t stopped living. The life of an MC brother is full of women, sex, and a plethora of action. When the time to be with Heidi has finally arrived, Murphy must come to terms with the idea that maybe Hedi won’t be waiting with open arms. What if too much time has passed? What if too much damage has been done? Can he possibly survive without her by his side?
“She’s mine and off-limits.”
“Man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.”
Axel is young and in love. Full of passion for life and plenty of energy to explore Heidi, he is just starting to figure out who he is and what he wants from his life. Embracing the LOKI seems like the easy answer to all of his questions, and yet, something inside him is pulling him in another direction. Is the love he feels for Heidi the answer to his questions on life? Does he love her enough to pull her away from the club? Knowing that Heidi and Murphy share a deep bond that he will never be able to compete with, causes Murphy to struggle with insecurity and doubt! Will he ever be enough?
“I’m here for you, beautiful.”
“It’s time to focus on the road ahead of us, not behind.”
Told in multiple POV, More than Miles explores each and every emotion experienced by all three main characters. As an avid reader, I have always been one to shy away from the dreaded love triangle. Who wants to escape to a place where someone will be left with a broken heart? Who wants to watch one person be left out in the cold? To make matters worse I love all three of these characters. I see Heidi as a strong young woman who is simply trying to figure out life. By her side, she has two very different men. Both contain attributes that would compliment her well. And yet we know, there can only be one. Despite my fears of a broken heart at the conclusion of this read, my desire to know who Heidi would end up with was greater than my fear of potential heartbreak, doom, and despair. The stakes are high for these characters as they strive to find happiness, experience heartbreak, fear, and joy. The spectrum of emotions is broad as each layer is revealed. The intensity was great as I read late into the night. There were moments where I found myself smiling and crying at the same time. The natural writing style kept the pacing steady throughout and the supporting characters enhanced the read with their interactions with all three main players. In addition to the romance element, the story was full of all of the other fundamental themes of the series that I LOVE including loyalty, brotherhood, passion, and of course MC action! The story arc is well developed, and we are even blessed with an Epilogue! (Thank you Ms. Lake!) If there is any doubt in your mind about reading this book, set your fears aside and jump in.
Overall, I cannot recommend More Than Miles enough. This series has quickly become one of my favorites and the beauty in this read will stay with me forever. I know you might want me to reveal the man that Heidi ends up with, but I would never want to ruin the journey for you. I will reveal that my favorite element of this read is not that Heidi finally finds her love but instead Heidi finally finds the peace and healing that she so badly deserves. This is a simply stunning read from the first page turn to the very last. My only complaint is that I have to wait to read more of the series because now I am current with the series. No doubt more greatness is on the horizon for the characters of the LOKI. I will be waiting to experience every single moment of it!
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*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review!*