Running on DieselMelissa Foster

Running on Diesel

A fun, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. RUNNING ON DIESEL is the perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more! 

Desmond “Diesel” Black is a Nomad with the Dark Knights motorcycle club. He protects others with his life and always rides alone. Tracey Kline left the only family she had for a man who broke more than her spirit, leaving her untrusting and on her own. When a twist of fate reveals pieces of the other no one else sees, will they be able to help each other mend their past hurts and learn to trust the chemistry and connection that’s too strong to deny? 


The Whiskeys are perfect beach reads with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed. The Dark Knights motorcycle club is not a typical MC book. These bad-boy bikers are tough, but they have hearts of gold...and they're not afraid to use them.

For more hot WHISKEY love stories, check out Melissa’s other Whiskey novels.

TRU BLUE (Truman)
IN FOR A PENNY (Penny and Scott)
And don't miss RIVER OF LOVE (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor), the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced!

"Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there. - NYT bestselling author Julia Kent

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

What Readers Are Saying About The Whiskeys:

"The Whiskey series has become my happy place...As a matter of fact this book is one of the best out of the entire series." - Britt, Red Hatter Book Blog

"The journey to Jed and Josie's HEA was all kinds of sweet, smexy and even ovary exploding goodness...Their bantering was fun, their heart to hearts made mine melt and the smexy was HAWT." - Kahea, Evermore Books

"I don't even have words on how spellbinding Jed's book is!!! Melissa Foster just brought the Whiskey series to a whole new level of excellence!" - Heather, Audio Loves

"From heartache to heartwarming, these bad boy bikers will cast a spell on your heart." - Isha, Hopeless Romantic

"This story captured my emotions and my heart from the first page, and kept me enthralled until the end. I was emotionally wrung out at the end!" - Pam, Goodreads

"Bikers, steamy sex, a strong woman, and a man who loves her and her little boy. There are some parts that'll bring tears to your eyes. I always thought TRU BLUE would always be my favorite but this one is right up there with it." - Whispers from Mountains

"I really loved the way (Foster) conveyed the sense of family throughout the entire story and the fact that family isn't just blood, it's so much more than that." - Janeen, Goodreads

"Melissa Foster always digs deep into her characters and brings out all the raw emotions. I would expect nothing less." - Helene, Goodreads

The Love in Bloom big-family romance collection features small town romance series for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy and blue collar heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues

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You never know what’s under appearances!Wow! Melissa Foster keeps thinking up such fantastic characters! I love that Diesel has such a tough, rugged exterior but a heart of warmth & sincerity under it. Every time I think I’ve found my perfect book “boyfriend”, she comes up with a new larger than life man & I change my mind. Tracey is a true wounded soul & I love that she sees his heart in spite of his bad boy appearance. He’s the only one to fix her broken confidence. I love all of the family connections & dialogue in her books. I just have to make sure there’s nothing on the calendar when I sit down to read her stories because I can never put it down until the end..Score: 5/5

DieselI loved this one! There were some emotional parts but overall, just an alpha claiming his woman. I love when the families come together, and this one was even more special..Score: 5/5

ChemistryI’ve been a long time reader of Melissa Foster’s books. She never disappoints and with each book she gets better and better. I was never a fan of MCs until started reading the Whiskeys and Dark Knights. Diesel is a lone wolf and Tracey is untrusting because of a recent break up. There is a pull between them that is off the charts, however, their pasts are standing in their way. As with all of Melissa’s books there is an HEA, however you’ll have to follow their journey to see how they navigate the road ahead. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.Score: 5/5

Another great Dark Knights book!Another great Melissa Foster Dark Knights book! Diesel is the broken Alpha male and Tracey the heroine who hasn’t let obstacles define her or keep her down. This one has all the feels and a little bit of a twist too! HEA, part of an amazing series but can be read as a stand alone. But I’m betting if this your first Melissa Foster book you’ll be hooked and it definitely won’t be your last!.Score: 4/5

HotHot.Score: 5/5

Fan worthyI fan my face when I think of Diesel! He is such a fantastic unexpected character in this book and I dare say one of my favorites. Thank you for putting real issues in this book and I can’t wait to hear more about Tracey and Diesel.Score: 5/5

Eyes On You/ Grumpy Meets SunshineLoved Diesel and Tracey! Once you read the Whiskeys, you never want to leave their world. These books feel like home and family. Diesel is big and gruff. He does not speak much. Tracey is is his polar opposite. The bounty hunter has turned bartender with eyes only on Tracey, who serves in the Whiskeys’ bar. She has left her timid ways after leaving an abusive relationship. Diesel and Tracey are combustible! Get ready to fall in love! 5 stars.Score: 5/5

Still waters run deep ❤️Diesel has buried his emotions deep and uses as few words as possible. Tracey is finding her place and standing her ground while recovering from a bad situation. The sparks are obvious to everyone around them, but neither of them seem to be willing to test the attraction. Melissa Foster slowly weaves the characters history into the story. Learning about the Diesel and Tracey’s backgrounds as the present story unfolds gives the readers a rich, engaging story and a deeper understanding of the characters. One of my favorites so far!.Score: 5/5

Tissue alertOMG. I think Diesel is my new favorite alpha. Melissa Foster has a way of creating mystery with her characters. We get a tidbit of info that makes us want to know what drives them. Be prepared with tissues while reading. Diesel Black is gruff and growls, especially when it comes to Tracey Kline. He has been watching her for two years as they work at the Whiskey Bro’s. As their lives mesh we learn so much about Diesel and Tracey and what they have experienced to make them who they are. How does Melissa Foster keep creating these amazing characters? A must read..Score: 5/5

Running on DieselARC for honest review with no compensation Received from Grey’s PR Running on Diesel is book 9 in the Whiskeys: Dark Knights in Peaceful Harbor by Melissa Foster an Wow, just Wow! Desmond “Diesel” Black is a nomad with the Dark Knights MC and has been in Peaceful Harbor for 2 yrs working at their bar and being the protector to all but when Tracey Kline came to town something inside Diesel changed. They both feel the sparks but he being a loner stays away and she is determined to never let another man control her again. Can these two let go of the past, move forward to finding something they thought was gone, secrets are revealed, emotional read, twists, turns and a HEA might just be on the horizon…read on to see!!.Score: 5/5

Perfectly steamy!“You were a lone wolf, and she was a bird trying to find her nest”… if that sentence doesn’t explain this book, then I don’t know what does. I’ve read a few other books in the Whiskey Brothers series, but Diesel and Tracey’s characters really spoke to me. I loved how similar they were without even realizing it. Both characters had walls up for their own reasons, and once those walls started coming down it was full steam ahead! The care and respect these two had for each other hit me right in the feels. Reading about Tracey standing up for herself and coming into her own was amazing, and I loved how Diesel helped her find that in herself. And the ending? *chef’s kiss* Perfection! Another great addition to this series. *I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review..Score: 5/5

Another hit from Melissa!Another hit from Melissa! Diesel and Tracey have skated around each other since they both got to town and started working at the bar together, but neither have made a move. With Tracey recovering from a previously abusive relationship, and Diesel continuing to live a nomadic life after the death of his mother, it seems that neither are ready to get involved with each other, until they finally do. As they start to become involved with each other thanks to an attack on Tracey, it’s clear to her that it would be a short-term thing, since Diesel is destined to leave, and she works to make sure she protects her heart as much as possible for that time. Protective of her, he works to do everything he can to ensure her safety and make her happy, so he tracks down those who attacked her while also tracking down her mother in order to reunite them. What surprises Diesel is that Tracey is protective of him, especially after the potential of him finding out who his father is and the relation to the group that he has chosen as family for decades. I loved this story and these characters, and I can’t wait to see who comes next in this book world! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book..Score: 5/5

Diesel & TraceyAh-mazing!!! Loved it!! Totally recommend this book and all Melissa Foster books really!.Score: 5/5

The lost whiskeyWell I knew that love story was coming, just didn’t know it would be so explosive. Diesel was a loner, his mother died years ago but as far as he knew that was his only family. He was raised In Colorado with friends that felt like family and always looked out for him. After the death of his mother he hit the road with more biker the dark knights. That treated him like family. Tracey left home you g with a boyfriend that turn out to be abusive her mother begged her not to go but she went anyway. She ended up in a shelter that the dark knights help secure to keep the woman safe. She started working at the bar for the Whiskey that also became friends but family. So it was only normal for them to get together. Their romance is absolutely beautiful..Score: 5/5

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4.25stars-provocative and intense4.25 stars-- RUNNING ON DIESEL is the eighth instalment in Melissa Foster’s contemporary, adult THE WHISKEYS: DARK KNIGHTS OF PEACFUL HARBOR erotic, romance series-a spin off from several of the author’s interconnected series. This is thirty-two year old bounty hunter/bartender/Dark Knight Nomad Desmond ‘Diesel’ Black, and twenty-six year old, waitress Tracey Kline’s story line. RUNNING ON DIESEL can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. WARNING: Due to the nature of the story line premise, there may be triggers for more sensitive readers. Told from dual third person perspectives (Diesel and Tracey) RUNNING ON DIESEL follows the building romance and relationship between thirty-two year old bounty hunter/bartender/Dark Knight Nomad Desmond ‘Diesel’ Black, and twenty-six year old, waitress Tracey Kline. Tracey Kline is a survivor of domestic abuse, and sought refuge in the small town of Peaceful Harbor where she would work alongside our story line hero. Diesel Black was tasked with ‘protecting’ our storyline heroine but two years in, Diesel begins to ‘overstep’ his duties, and knows it is time to move on from the town and the people of Peaceful Harbor but when Tracey is attacked at work, Diesel makes it his mission to destroy the people who attacked the woman with whom he is falling in love. Secrets from the past are about to be revealed, sending Diesel on a mission of his own, where he may not like what he finds. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Diesel and Tracey, and the potential fall-out as Diesel’s time in Peaceful Harbor comes to a close. The relationship between Diesel and Tracey is acrimonious at best. Diesel’s attraction to Tracey is masked as over-protectiveness, and in this everyone knows to stay clear of our story line heroine. Diesel is a dark, broody and quiet man who struggles to socialize with the people in his life. Tracey has struggled to rebuild her life in Peaceful Harbor but Diesel’s over the top attitude is about to push Tracey into the arms of another man. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. Once again, there is a large ensemble cast of familiar and colorful secondary and supporting characters. As secrets from the past begin to reveal a deeper connection to the Whiskeys and Peaceful Harbor, Diesel discovers that everything about his life has been predicated upon a lie. RUNNING ON DIESEL is a story of secrets and lies, family and relationships, recovery and moving forward, love and happily ever after. The premise is emotional and engaging; the romance is provocative and intense; the characters entertaining, charismatic, broken but healing..Score: 4/5

Running on DieselAn emotional roller coaster of finding the place you feel safe and belong. "You destroy me, baby girl." "I don't want to destroy you," she said softly. "I want to make you whole." Diesel has always been one for the open road, never staying in one place very long. When Tracey walks into Whiskey Bro’s, he is struck by her and feels an overwhelming need to protect her. After years of fighting his attraction, he finally gives in to temptation and begins to open up to her. His only fear is that his need to always be on the move will pull him away. Tracey is finally starting to come into her own after a bad relationship. Working at Whiskey Bro’s has given her more confidence but the growly bartender just keeps getting under her skin. When Diesel saves her and finally starts to show his true side, she becomes determined to be the one he can trust with everything. Another wonderful addition to the Whiskey family. I have been waiting for Diesel and Tracey for a while and was not disappointed. The tension that has building between them was so thick you knew once they gave in, it would burn the pages. Tracey is perfect for Diesel and it was great to see the growth in their relationship. There is a huge twist that was totally unexpected and caught me by surprise. I loved catching up with the rest of the Whiskeys and meeting new ones. I can not wait for more from this world and highly recommend them all as you can not go wrong with this fiercely loving and loyal family. Running on Diesel by Melissa Foster (The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #9) Rating… 5 Maple Leafs Genre/Trope… Small Town, MC, Opposites Attract, Workplace Point of View… Third-Person Dual, Diesel and Tracey.Score: 5/5

Fabulous ReadMelissa nails it again. Tracey & Diesel are full of sexual tension, attracted to each other for years and never doing anything about it to protect their hearts. Tracey is strong and resilient. She fought to get out of a horrible situation and lived to tell it. She’s now surrounded herself with the Whiskey’s badass biker family with hearts of absolute gold. Diesel is a nomad bounty hunter with the Dark Knights, he put his life on hold to help out the Whiskeys. He was raised by a single mom and his heart and loyalty know no ends. Diesel makes Tracey stronger and Tracey brings out Diesel vulnerable side. Travel with them as they give into their attraction and bring each other to their families. This is a beyond 5 star book. Absolutely loved it!!!!.Score: 5/5

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