White Heat (Lost Kings MC #5) - Autumn Jones Lake

GLOSSARY

I first used a glossary in the Road to Royalty Limited-Edition box set and again in Tattered on My Sleeve. I’ve made a few small updates and changes here.

The Lost Kings MC Organizational Structure

President: Rochlan “Rock” North. Leader of the Upstate NY charter of the Lost Kings MC. The word of the President is law within the club. He takes advice from senior club members. He is the public “face” of the MC.

Sergeant-at-Arms: Wyatt "Wrath" Ramsey. Responsible for the security of the club. Keeps order at club events. Responsible for the safety and protection of the president, the club, its members and its women. Disciplines club members who violate the rules. Keeps track of club by-laws. Will challenge Rock when he deems it necessary.

Vice President: Zero or “Z.” In most clubs, I think the VP would be considered the second-in-command. In mine, I see the VP and SAA on equal footing within the club. Carries out the orders of the President. Communicates with other chapters of the club. Assumes the responsibilities of the President in his absence. Keeps records of club patches and colors issued.

Treasurer: Marcel "Teller" Whelan. Keeps records of income, expenses and investments.

Road Captain: Blake "Murphy" O'Callaghan. Responsible for researching, planning and organizing club runs. Responsible for obtaining and maintaining club vehicles.

The Lost Kings MC Ladies

Hope Kendall, Esq.: The object of Rock’s love and obsession. Their epic love story spans four books; Slow Burn, Corrupting Cinderella, Strength From Loyalty, and now White Heat.

Trinity Hurst: Caretaker of the Lost Kings MC clubhouse and the brothers. She and Wrath have a long, tattered love story full of lust, fury, and forgiveness in Tattered on My Sleeve (Lost Kings MC #4)

Heidi Whelan: Teller’s little sister. Has nurtured a crush on her brother’s best friend, Murphy, since she was a little girl. You get glimpses of Heidi through Corrupting Cinderella, Strength From Loyalty, Tattered on My Sleeve, and White Heat. She will have her own book, tentatively titled On the Edge (Lost Kings MC #6), to be released sometime in 2016.

Lilly: One of Hope’s best friends and frequent “booty call” of Z. You’ve met her in Slow Burn, Corrupting Cinderella, Strength From Loyalty, Tattered on My Sleeve, White Heat and two short stories, “Z and Lilly” in Three Kings, One Night and “Infatuated” from the Pink: Hot ‘n Sexy for a Cure anthology. She will be featured in Zero Tolerance (Lost Kings MC #7).

Mara Oak: Friend of Hope. Also an attorney. She’s appeared in Slow Burn, Corrupting Cinderella, Strength From Loyalty, Tattered on My Sleeve, and White Heat. She’s married to Empire city court judge, Damon Oak. Their story, Objection, will be available in 2016.

Sophie: Friend of Hope. Also an attorney. Helped orchestrate Hope and Rock’s get together in Slow Burn. She’s appeared in Corrupting Cinderella, Strength From Loyalty, Tattered on My Sleeve, and White Heat. She’s in an on-again-off-again relationship with heavy metal singer, Jonny Cage.

Lost Kings MC Terminology

Crystal Ball – The strip club owned by the Lost Kings MC and one of their legitimate businesses. They often refer to it as “CB.”

“Conference Center” – The clubhouse of the Lost Kings MC. It was previously used as a conference center and is sometimes jokingly referred to this way.

Empire – The fictional city in Upstate NY, run by the Lost Kings.

Green Street Crew – Street gang the Lost Kings do business with. Often referred to as “GSC.” “Loco” is their leader and frequent nuisance to Rock.

LOKI – Short for Lost Kings.

Vipers MC – Rival and frequent enemy MC. Runs Ironworks which borders the Lost Kings’ territory. Their president, Ransom and his SAA, Killa appeared in Tattered on My Sleeve.

Wolf Knights MC – Rival and sometimes ally of the Lost Kings. Their president, Ulfric appeared in Slow Burn. Their SAA, Whisper is a partner in Wrath’s gym and appeared in Tattered on My Sleeve as well as Slow Burn.

Dedicated to those who’ve found love in the most unexpected places.

CHAPTER ONE

“Ever seen a green wedding dress?”

Hope glances up at me with one of her adorable, baffled expressions I love so much.

“You said you didn’t want to wear white,” I explain.

“Oh.” She pauses and I can see the excitement building.

Tracing a finger down her arm, I remind her. “You were wearing green the day we met.”

Another confused face and I don’t even know what to think about the fact that I remember what she was wearing the day we met better than she does.

“My jewel green suit.”

“That’s my favorite color on you,” I tell her while