Anthony Bear and Christy Chapman are from two completely different worlds.
Anthony’s the leader of a motorcycle gang that terrorizes Florida’s West Coast. As a child, he ran away from his family and the Cherokee Indian Reservation to enter a life of crime. As an adult, he leads a multifaceted life managing his two businesses—his legitimate landscaping venture, and his loan shark and underworld dealings. Driven by anger and betrayal, Anthony begins the hunt for Christy’s father, Van Chapman, after he runs out on a loan.
Christy’s privileged life is not as it seems. She has kept painful family secrets and hidden some of her own. She’s determined to find out the truth and expose Van, but her search delivers her right into Anthony Bear’s hands, adding kidnapping to his list of crimes.
Their worlds are as contrasting as the color of their skin. The only thing they seem to have in common is their mutual disdain for Van Chapman…and each other.
They couldn’t be more wrong.
*The Iron Tiara is a spin-off novel from The Minutes Trilogy. It can be read as a standalone, and does not contain a cliffhanger.*
Oh how good it felt to be back in a world created by Beth Flynn!! She is one of my Ultimate Authors and I was absolutely desperate to get my hands on Anthony Bear’s story. We first met him in the Nine Minutes series (though you don’t need to have read this series first to enjoy The Iron Tiara, you would be missing out on an incredible story, seriously, it’s one of my favourite ever!!) and I was beside myself with excitement when Beth first announced she was writing his story.
We knew snippets of Anthony and Christy’s life from Nine Minutes, but it was so good to see it all happen in real time in this book. I loved Christy, I thought she was such a strong and resilient character, even after everything she had been through. And Anthony may have been a scary dude, but boy was he swoonworthy. I loved how hard he loved his family, and the respect he had for those he cared about.
And speaking of… we saw Grizz and Kit!!!!! I nearly combust with excitement every time Grizz was around (I feel like he might just be the literary love of my life), and I am desperate to see more from Anthony’s right hand man, X, and his love interest (I won’t spoil who it is but all the excites there!!). Of course, I’ve still got my fingers tightly crossed for a Christian and Mimi book, but I’m more than willing to take anything that this amazing author dishes up.
So, Beth Flynn, whatever’s next…bring it on!!!
Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.