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Uppercut Princess by E.M. Moore
Title: Uppercut Princess
Author: E.M. Moore
Publication Date: February 19, 2020
Vengeance is NOT my middle name.
It’s in my blood.
It’s tattooed on my skin.
It’s with me 24/7. The thing that drives me.
It’s also what brings me to Rawley Heights. No one would willingly come here otherwise. But me? I don’t have a choice.
Here, everyone fears the Heights Crew. They’re not just some small-town gang, they’re the real deal. Crime. Sex. Murder. Angry, self-obsessed dudes with bad attitudes.
And they’re exactly who I need to get my vengeance from.
I have my work cut out for me—especially where Bat, Brawler, and Magnum are concerned—but don’t worry, they have no idea who they’re dealing with.
I’m counting on it.