Get it at Amazonfrom our B+ review: Bo Phelps has had something of a difficult life. His father disappeared (Bo firmly believes he was killed) which resulted in his mom shacking up with a guy from the local biker gang called The Gutters. When he was just 18, and in order to stay on the good side of the club, Bo wound up in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Out after six long years, he doesn’t find much to look forward to in the future. All he is sure of is that working for The Gutters isn’t the life he wants. Nevertheless, after a disappointing first night home that features a dinner with his murdering stepdad and a night on his brother’s lumpy couch, he finds himself at the Gut Shot bar awaiting orders from the leader of the MC club. His first assignment is easy: get laid. After some debate as to just whom he should sleep with it’s determined that he should be with Sydney. She’s lowest on the totem pole of club whores since she’s no one's favorite, but as property of the Gutters it’s her duty to let the guys do whatever they want to her whenever they want. Bo heads to her trailer expecting a woman who is fat, ugly, lazy or all three combined. He’s shocked by what he finds. Sydney is pretty, patient and kind. She’s not a favorite with the club because she doesn’t fake orgasms or make them in any way feel good about themselves. However, the fact that Bo is interested enough to give her pleasure has her giving it back to him in spades. Bo finds his second night of freedom much better than the first. From the supreme pizza to the endless sex combined with surprisingly good conversation his time with this near stranger is far superior to the time he spends with his family and supposed friends. It doesn’t take long before he knows he wants to stake Sydney out as his favorite, keeping the rest of the Gutters away from her. But even if he does that, where will that leave them? Are both of them destined to be the property of this gang forever, constantly afraid that saying or doing the wrong thing could get them killed? This isn’t a pretty story. The language is crude, the sex is graphic and the setting is as far removed from glamorous as one can get. But this is an amazing romance. The sex goes from meaningless coupling to actual love-making very quickly. Sydney and Bo care about each other and like each other, even when their relationship isn’t meant to be anything more than a hooker/john affair. They fall into love in a sort of bemused fashion, neither having expected it and initially, neither accepting that the feelings are as strong and as real as they are. When people say silly things like “I would trade everything I have for a love like that” what Bo and Sydney have is what they mean. Their connection is strong, visceral, and life-changing. They’re the Romeo and Juliet of the trailer-park set.
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