Vera Marlow left sunny California for Bristol, England, after a life-altering event. Coming home to see the friends and family she refuses to admit she missed, she quickly realises she might not be leaving at all. And the reason is not the warm days by the beach, or her family and friends, the reason is a motorcycle riding, underground fighting, walking sex god names Travis Bane-better known as The Dark Machine. After Vera gives Travis a kiss as addicting as a cigarette, he's completely taken with the sassy spit fire. He's so into her it's driving him crazy, and she doesn't even seem to care. But between crazy baby mamas, poisoned gorillas, raving at the best clubs, and hot, tempting bosses, Vera is in for the ride of a lifetime being back home. With Travis and his charming smile and a newfound family, she finds that Travis might not be so bad for her after all. Especially with the way he makes her heart accelerate.