Lay It Down

Desert Dogs #1


Backbreaking days, wild nights, and the hard hum of steel between your thighs...

That’s a life well lived, according to the Desert Dogs—four friends who call Fortuity, Nevada, their badlands home.

Vince Grossier is the self-crowned outlaw king around here. But when Fortuity’s slick new mayor invites a casino development to town, greed isn’t far behind—and it claims Vince’s good friend as its first casualty. With the law turning a blind eye to the mysterious death, Vince must seek his own brand of justice. The pretty photographer hired by the developers might be the key to uncovering the truth. And she’s a temptation too good to pass up.

Finally free of a controlling ex, Kim Paget’s not looking to be taken for a ride—not on the back of some tattooed roughneck’s bike and definitely not in his bed. But when she uncovers evidence supporting Vince’s suspicions of murder, Kim must entrust her safety to a man whose body threatens danger of a whole different kind.


"Like a smooth shot of whiskey after a dry desert ride, Lay It Down quenched my thirst for wicked hot romance. Cara McKenna knows how to write sexy-as-hell bad boys."
New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton

"McKenna opens her Desert Dogs series on the perfect note, presenting readers with a story that is sizzling, intelligent and completely absorbing. She burrows under each character's skin…and her well-executed badlands setting reflects her biker gang perfectly: gritty, rugged, dangerous, but noble and utterly captivating. A series to watch. ★★★★½"
RT Book Reviews

"McKenna ratchets up sexual chemistry and danger in equal measure, and tension stays high to the end. Readers will eagerly turn pages to learn the outcome of both the mystery and the romance."
—Publishers Weekly

"A gritty desert setting and murder mystery along with a sexy romance and a few scenes that made me laugh out loud round out this book."
—HEA USA Today