First and Last
What happens when all you knew was a lie? This is the question Willa Beckett asks herself when she discovers the love of her life has been keeping a secret. A secret so big it causes her world to come crashing down around her.
Jake Conlan was born into a life of crime. Literally. The Conlan family has been living on the other side of the law for more than a century.
He does everything he can to keep that life separate from the one he has with Willa. He should've known that he wouldn't be able to keep it up forever.
When Willa learns who he really is, she runs. And he let's her go. It's safer for her that way.
But enemies have long memories and when Willa is injured beyond his worst nightmare Jake declares war on the Ridgeliners.
Foes become friends as Jake teams up with two police detectives and an ATF agent to bring the Liners to their knees.
As the war wages Jake and Willa are stripped of all illusions down to their souls as they attempt to rebuild what they had.
He will do anything to have a second chance to be with the first and only woman he has ever loved - including fight a war he has little hope of winning.
“How could it be that you could love someone so much and keep it secret from yourself as you woke daily so far from home?” The Lovely Bones