Book one of Washingtons.
He grew up white trash, so poor that even his peers looked down on him. With no parent to guide him, he went the only route he could. He lost his sister and brother and claimed a new brother, only to lose him too. But he kept his last promise and got clean. He finally gave up searching for anything, he didn’t deserve it.
Her life hadn’t been a bed of roses, but it was full of love. A sister barely hanging on and debts mounting around them. She wandered into a strip club looking for a job and found a damaged soul. Unafraid, she challenged his ideas of himself, and he cherished her.
When someone threatens to tear his world down, the world that cost him a cherished brother, James takes a stand. He won’t let revenge take his woman, not now he’s found her.