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Running on Diesel (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor) Paperback – September 15, 2021

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★★★★★ "Running on Diesel is a phenomenal, dark, twisted, slow burn romance, which will have you reeling for days after reading it! This is an emotional rollercoaster read with incredible characters you will absolutely be rooting for, and a storyline that you will struggle to walk away from." —Nicole, Reading Between the Sheets

★★★★★ "Running On Diesel is a scorching hot, bite your lip and clutch your pearls, romance read." —JudyAnnLovesBooks

★★★★★ "Its angst, twists and turns, steam, alpha-ness, and sweet and swoony moments makes this story A MUST READ!" —Mum.Reader.Dreamer.4Life

★★★★★ "Angst and pent-up sexual tension? Yes! The classic 'will they, won't they', yes again! Book boyfriend? Ab-so-lute-ly! A deep and meaningful emotional connection between both the main characters, and the characters around them? Yes, yes and yes again. And this is only touching the surface." —Philippa Attwood, author

★★★★★ "If you think Melissa has already written the most alpha, overprotective, man EVER then you need to be introduced to Diesel (Desmond) Black!!" —Laurie, Goodreads

★★★★★ "Oh my heart!! I started this and couldn't put it down. [...] I laughed and I cried and in the end, I had a big smile on my face." —Mari Loves Books

★★★★★ "This book made my heart all kinds of twitterpated and swoony!" —Wine Lover Book Reviews

★★★★★ "Diesel is all that and a bag of chips!" —Behind Closed Doors Book Review

★★★★★ "These two have the perfect mix of soul and heat, heart and fire. The emotional times are deep and meaningful and full of depth and when they get between the sheets (or on the bar) it is hot!" —Karen's Utterly Unashamed

★★★★★ "Melissa Foster just knows how to write a damn good book." —Kati, Goodreads

★★★★★ "The grumpy, yet gentle, tatted giant is going to melt your book-loving heart with every growly word he utters." —JudyAnnLovesBooks

★★★★★ "Running On Diesel has the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. That mixed with humor, angst, and a healthy dose of emotions makes this the perfect romance story." —Romance Reads Reviewed by K

★★★★★ "Buckle up ladies, Diesel Black, the broody and yet gentle tatted giant is here to steal your heart and wet those panties." —Mum.Reader.Dreamer.4Life

★★★★★ "Melissa Foster weaved a beautiful story about love and family. She brought the feels, pulling on the heart and taking you on an emotional journey." —Jill, Goodreads

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ World Literary Press (September 15, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 300 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1948868636
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1948868631
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.81 x 8.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Melissa writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big-family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summers, Bayside Summers, Harborside Nights, Wild Boys and Bad Boys After Dark, Tru Blue and the Whiskeys, the Wickeds, and the Montgomerys. Melissa's emotional journeys are always family oriented. Perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

Melissa also writes sweet romance with no harsh language or explicit scenes under the pen name Addison Cole.

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I grew up in Maryland with my mother, a slew of wonderful brothers, and never a shortage of friends or pets. I am passionate about writing, reading, living healthy, and helping others do the same, and I enjoy just about anything outdoors (and anything chocolate!). I love to chat with readers and book clubs, and welcome your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me. You can also catch me on

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Running on Diesel is book #8 of The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor contemporary romance series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but I feel that they are best read in order.

The is the story of Desmond ‘Diesel Black’, a nomadic member of the Dark Knights motorcycle club. The club is made up of keen bikers who help their communities. Diesel has been drawn to waitress Tracey Kline since he first met her, but she was running from an abusive relationship and needed space to rebuild her life.

Tracey has worked as a waitress at the Whiskey’s bar for two years. Recently customers have been scared from her tables by an over-attentive Diesel; she’s had enough of the caveman act from Diesel and she intends to tell him to back off, but does she really mean it? Why is he the man filling her dreams?

In a story where secrets are revealed and the past comes back to haunt Diesel, these two people form a bond and find lost families. It was great to see Diesel change from someone who needed the freedom of the open road to a man who wanted to put down family roots. I was also pleased to see how Tracey grew in confidence and came back fighting after a traumatic experience. I do enjoy the ethos of the Dark Knights and the Whiskey family is definitely one to fall in love with.
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