Jamie K. Schmidt
In this steamy series opener from bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt—whose writing has been called “hot and sexy, with just the right amount of emotional punch,” by Lauren Layne—a vigilante biker takes the power of love into his own hands. Lucy Simmons comes from a rough family, but she’s a damn good public defender. Even though she hates to see criminals walk due to sloppy police work, the law’s there to make sure everyone gets a fair trial, and Lucy certainly doesn’t believe in the kind of justice meted out by the leather-clad ex-cop they call “Evil.” He’s stubborn, cynical, and out of control—but he plays her body like no man ever has. For once, both Lucy’s boss and her brother agree: The biker is trouble. Evan Villiers took a sacred vow to let no killer, rapist, or pedophile go unpunished. When scumbags fall through the system, the Sentinels of Babylon clean up the garbage. Although the SOBs and their methods may not be to Lucy’s liking, the beautiful lawyer has become Evan’s light in the dark. But his next hit is Lucy’s own brother—a murderer who got off on a technicality. Now, with his loyalties split, Evan must turn his back on his sworn duties . . . or lose the woman who has claimed his reckless heart. Praise for Necessary Evil “Calling all fans of Sons of Anarchy (and, of course, Jax)! This book is for you. Jamie K. Schmidt delivers a turbo-paced, gritty, highly sexual thrill ride with this first book in her new series.”—Jamie Beck, bestselling author of the Sterling Canyon and St. James series “Jamie K. Schmidt’s Necessary Evil is the perfect alpha-male-MC-bad-boy-meets-vigilante-law-enforcement romance with characters that pull at your heartstrings and make you fall in love with every page.”—Sarah Robinson, author of Breaking a Legend “I would recommend Necessary Evil by Jamie K. Schmidt, if you enjoy romantic suspense or the enemy-to-lovers trope.”—Harlequin Junkie “Really enjoyed this book. I loved Evan.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews “You should read this book because it is an emotional roller-coaster ride of action and great tension.”—Blue Cat Reviews “I loved this book. It had all the elements of Dark Justice just with a different spin. It was nice to reminisce while enjoying a fantastic book. Necessary Evil had a great plot and a well developed set of characters.”—Yearwood La Novela “This is a nice read if you’re looking for something seductive and entertaining, with a nice amount of thrills.”—Books Movies Fandoms “This was a good start for the Sentinels of Babylon series. I look forward to seeing the subplots that were present in this story in their own books.”—Once Upon an Alpha “The mystery in the Necessary Evil was complex and gut-wrenching creating it a good read.”—Janet Reads Books “The chemistry was fierce and protective. The pacing was fast and exciting. . . . I look forward to reading the rest of this series.”—Alpha Book Club Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.