Violet Marcus's life is settled. She has it all: a place of her own, a business where her temper has its uses, and great people who work for her.
But something is missing. The problem is, her stubbornness refuses to admit how lonely she actually is.
She lost the one man she thought she could marry, a university love, but when their careers drive them in different directions they went their separate ways.
Now he's back.
He's also changed.
Unsure if she wants to hug him or throat punch him, she keeps her distance. Or tries to.
Travis Stewart moves to Ballarat for one reason—to have Violet back in his life. His love has never diminished. Not through the years, the distance, or even in the underworld he finds himself a part of.
He will always love her.
Now he just has to convince Violet that his heart is hers, and his soul isn't as black as it seems.
His mission is simple: get Violet to understand they have a future together before getting kneed in the balls. Easy, especially as he refuses to be outplayed.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Love violet. Csn't wait to read wardens story
It's finally time for Vi and Travis' story! We met both of them in Talon and Zara's story, and even though they were peripheral characters, they both played a huge part in that story. We found out just enough about them, and their past, to whet my curiosity! And now I know! Vi is a private investigator, and the sister of Talon. Years ago, they had a falling out, over his involvement in the Hawks MC, which wasn't exactly legit at the time. Because both are stubborn, the rift between them dragged on for years, leaving Vi pretty much on her own. She built her business, and formed her own sort of family with the guys she employed in her agency. She knew they had her back, but there was still something missing, something she had in the past, that left a hole in her life. Travis is an enigma. Not much is said about him, or his past in Talon and Zara's story. But so much is revealed in Outplayed, that I had several "Aha!" moments, and things started to make more sense about Travis, and his actions. I can only say, he has strong feelings for Vi, and is determined to make a place for himself in her life! This book can totally be read on its own, as it's a complete story. However, the events take place concurrently with those from Holding Out, giving you another viewpoint of those events. The story, to me, seems so much richer, and fuller if you have already immersed yourself in the world of the Hawks MC. So much is explained, and I'm so glad Vi and Travis found their HEA! (and I totally cried a tear for Richard during his scene!)