So bittersweet that this series which is a spin off series of the Marked Men series is done. I have loved all of these men and their women, and it will be sad to see them go. However, this was a perfect book to end with. We first meet Poppy Cruz in Rowdy from the Marked Men series and from the beginning your heart goes out to her. As the series progressed, and as well as the Saints of Denver Series, we got to see more and more of Poppy and a little bit of Wheeler.
This book can be read as a standalone but I think it works better as a series. From the beginning we have learned that Wheeler is a stand up guy and doesn't have the best girlfriend. So when Wheeler and his girlfriend breakup I was hoping for Poppy to catch his eye. And thankfully my wishes came true.
I wasn't supposed to be looking at anything other than how to salvage the mess my life was in, but she was all I could see.
Poppy's a sweetheart but has had seriously bad luck where it comes to men in her life. So much tragedy that it would be hard for anyone to move forward. But if anyone had a chance to help her heal and find love its Wheeler.
"No, your heart was listening to what someone else trained it to think it wanted. This is the first time it's been able to speak for itself. Listen to it, little sister." "I'm afraid of what it might have to say, Salem." My voice shook and so did my hands. "That's how you know the message is important, Poppy."
Gah! Wheeler is such an all around nice guy. His heart is made of gold and I loved every part of him.
"Even if those scars you have from what you survived were on the outside, I'd still be right here and want you just as much. They're part of you and you are who I want to be with."
With Wheeler, Poppy finally starts to come back alive and starts to live. And for the first time, Wheeler now has someone he can count on.
"I gotta tell ya, Hudson, a bad day with you is still better then the best day without you."
Wheeler is a nice guy even though he too didn't have the best past. But his heart is huge. And these two deserved each other.
"I don't want to be a guest in your life, Poppy. I'm not interested in visiting your heart. I want to move in, stake my claim, and plant roots so deep nothing will ever be able to move me out. I don't want you to ever have to replace the memories you have of me with something better." "There isn't anyone better than you, Wheeler. You are the only person I made room for in my heart, so if you want to live there it's all yours."
Wheeler and Poppy or so sweet and also inspiring. Especially Poppy. She started as a fragile, scared, battered woman and has blossomed into a beautiful, strong, empowering woman.
"You're not-so-nice is still pretty damn nice, Hudson. That's just who you are." And it was also why I loved him.
I loved Wheeler and his beautiful kind heart. I also loved the amazing evolution that we got to see of Poppy. Their story is sweet and beautiful and then we end this story with an amazing epilogue where we get to see everyone from the Marked Men and the whole Saints of Denver series. This made me happy and sad all at the same time, because it will be sad to see them all go. However, I did love the ending of this great series. I adored this book and this series.