River James (Rockers Of Steel #3) - MJ Fields

Dear Reader,

A big thank you for checking out River James.

If you are new to my work, let me take the opportunity to give you a brief overview of all things STEEL.

Steel men, whether it be Men of Steel, Ties of Steel, or the Rockers of Steel, are not for everyone and, more importantly, not for every woman. They are highly sexual, highly inappropriate, and sometimes … high. They are not always mature, are hard to handle, and most of them would prefer to be the handler. They are man-whores who love all women…until they make the decision to love one woman.

They are undoubtedly Alpha males, each on his own path to finding out what that actually means. When they figure it out, there is no turning it off or turning back. They are genuinely good hearted and have a deep loyalty to those they consider family by blood or by choice. They are all that and then some…until River.

***Warning to the reader***

River seriously has issues, like big-ass issues.

I feel the need to warn you all…

He's an addict.

He's immature.

He has the sex drive of a madman.

He is a victim and an abuser.

He has no regard for rules or laws.

He has no filter, no off switch, and no desire for either.

His loyalties are … sporadic, his mood swings epic.

River James is … a very unlikely hero.

I have asked myself more than once what I was thinking taking this on because, fiction or not, it's an emotional read and a mind-fuck to boot.

***Warning to the reader***

I am not responsible for damage done to your electronic reading device due to the fact that during one, if not all, scenes, you hide it to make sure no one sees you reading it, throw it because you are ready to kill River, or damage it caused by tears from emotion or laughter.

***Warning to the reader***

There are, without a doubt, triggers for some in this book. Sexual and physical abuse is touched on in this book. It was done as tastefully as possible, but I needed to put it out there.

***Promise to the reader***

As raw and gritty as the situations, words, and scenes are in this book, there is heart and emotion in abundance.

Thank you so much for opening your mind and hearts to an unlikely hero because everyone deserves a chance to heal and be loved.

—MJ

P.S. Make sure to check out the link in the back for information on how to claim a free “Rocker, surprise.”

When he fell in love, he fell hard. When he lost her, he lost his will.

Drugs, sex, and rock and roll—in that order—became his life.

River James, the drummer for Steel Total Destruction, loved the brotherhood he formed with his unlikely best friend, the band mates from Steel Total Destruction, and the family he found in his label, Forever Four.

Then one tragic accident takes it all away in the blink of an eye. Twisted metal, shattered bones, crushed dreams, and torn wreckage causes deep, dark secrets to be revealed. One collision causes him to lose all hope, with no one but himself to blame.

Now facing harsh realities, which have never been one of River’s strengths, he turns to the sure things in life: drugs and women who oh so willingly give themselves to a tall, dark, and tattooed rocker like him.

Will he find himself in the wreckage of twisted metal and crushed dreams? Or will he lose his way in the smoke and debris?

The first person in her family to graduate from high school and college, Keanna Sutton is flying high on her accomplishments and hard work. She has the career and man of her dreams … or so she thought until she finds out he is cheating on her. Ending the relationship, she begins rebuilding her shattered self-esteem.

Then a chance run-in with a tall, dark, and handsome, silver-tongued drummer tests her strength and ability to hold her own tongue while trying to ignore the implausible attraction to a man she knows will be no good for her.

Now a second run in at O’Donnell’s pub while under the influence of drink, music, friends, and a fight makes Keanna throw caution to the wind, and she finds herself getting rocked the only way a badass like River can: hard and nasty.

Will the hottest night of her life end there? Or will she lose herself in a man who gives no promises except the lady always comes first?

Six years ago…

The first time I saw Jesse, she was wearing a jean skirt with a frayed hem,