Named an Official Selection 2017 New Apple Awards Cross-Genre Fiction
American pro cyclist Loren Mackenzie has learned to hide her emotions behind a mask of cool confidence. In the beginning, cycling was a means to escape; to overcome the pain in her heart and mind with the burn of her muscles. Now a seasoned professional in the European peloton, her focus is leading her teammates through the highs and lows of intense road racing.
After a change in management of her team, Loren is forced to confront a turbulent relationship with a man from her past, and the paper thin lines between coach and athlete are crossed. But, when a chance meeting with an A-list celebrity develops into a whirlwind romance for Loren, the love affair exposes her to a threat that not only puts her chances at winning the World Championship Time Trial title in jeopardy, but also her life.
When love and obsession collide in the first book of the Wheeler series, can Loren find the courage to defeat her inner demons, or will her fear and shame consume her?
Loren’s story now continues with Wheeler: In Darkness, There is Still Light, available now.
“Atherton Leaves Her! Has the Actor’s Whirlwind Romance with the Women’s Pro Cyclist Run its Course?”
Loren Mackenzie knew the headline in The Sun was misleading, but the women’s Time Trial World Champion still felt the sting. With her team’s season winding down, Loren looks forward to taking a break from racing, and reuniting with boyfriend, Graham Atherton. However, rumors and innuendo begin to swirl around the couple, and secrets they have kept from each other shake their relationship to its foundation.
Still reeling from the heartache, Loren discovers details of her relationship with Felix Lalonde were provided to the media. When a bittersweet reunion becomes the catalyst for reliving the fractured memories of her childhood, fear keeps her from probing the darkest corners of her mind. She leans on Graham for support, but can she trust him now?
On the horizon, obsession and greed churn into a storm, threatening Loren and those closest to her. When the tempest hits and the dust finally settles, what is uncovered tilts the axis of her world.
In the second novel of the Wheeler series, Loren must find the strength to believe that even in darkness, there is still light, there is still hope; there is still love.
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