(A Wilder Inc. Story, Book 2)
Greer Lockhart set out to save the world from itself when he organized his first beach cleanup at the age of twelve. Now, as a uber-successful venture capitalist for eco-friendly startups, he doesn’t let anything get in the way of his goals—whether personal of professional. When a new fitness app schedules a site-wide cycle race, Greer’s competitive side won’t let him back down. Not even when his undivided attention turns to the one racer he can’t beat: Biker101.
Dallas Reigns learned a long time ago to keep his head low and his focus forward. He gives his all to a business he started with his brothers, BikeBro. But he worries his all might not be enough if they can’t gain traction before their financial ship sinks. A chance meeting with a hard-hitting venture capitalist is just what they need. Until his resistance is tested when the striking blond man shows interest in more than just his company, challenging all Dallas’s etched-in-stone boundaries.
When the illusion of Dallas’s life threatens to crumble under the weight of his own desire, can he find a way to fortify his iron will, or will Greer help him breakaway from the restraints of his past?
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♡ Excerpt ♡
“So, you’re investing in our company. You’ll continue building the Secret app. We’ll have a new office and warehouse. Better, cheaper vendors for the hardware, and we’ll have a shipping department. You’re providing us with a business consultant to help with all this paperwork we’re not doing. We’ll have a bookkeeper, and more trainers, with a professional studio attached to the office for the workout sessions,” Dallas said, summarizing the high points.
“Yes, and while that’s happening, we’ll begin a marketing and branding campaign to go nationwide,” Dylan explained.
Ducky’s eyes bugged out of his head. His delight was clear in the expression. “And if we fail, we owe you nothing in return?”
“Correct. But you won’t fail,” Greer answered for Dylan, adding his two cents while drawing Dallas’s gaze back to him. The endearing blush was still there. “I own this company. You’re local to me. Dylan’s asked me to keep an eye on you guys. This is what I do for a living. We won’t fail.”
“How did you become involved?” Dallas asked, skeptically. From the rustle under the table, and the wince on Dallas’s face, Greer could only assume Donny had kicked his brother.
“Dallas, he just said this is what he does for a living,” Donny explained for Greer as if his brother was the dumbest person alive.
“It’s a valid question. Dallas,”—Greer let Dallas’s name roll off his tongue like it deserved to be there—“Dylan reached out to me the day after you and I met. Now that we’ll all be partners, I have a question for you guys.” He waited until he had three sets of eager eyes focused on him. “Who the hell is Biker101? I don’t like to lose, and he kicked my ass.”
Kailey laughed, reminding him she was even in the room. “He’s the worst loser you’ll ever meet. That’s why you need to take this deal. He refuses to lose.”
“Ignore her. She’s my sister. Her glowing praise is biased.” Greer gave her the shut your mouth glare. “Now who’s Biker101? My ego needs you to tell me he’s either Lance Armstrong or Tom Brady.”
Ducky laughed along with Kailey, sitting back comfortably in his seat, looking between his brothers. “If he’s gonna own part of us, he should know.”
“I already know the answer,” Dylan teased, reclining back in his seat, looking proud that he had the upper hand.
“You knew and didn’t tell me?” Greer’s brow cocked in surprise. Fucker.
“I’m just learning you’re Wild_Rider. I didn’t know you had that performance inside you.” Dylan chuckled when Greer lifted his middle finger in reply to that comment. It seemed the best response to give his almost partner.
“Dallas is Biker101,” Donny stated proudly, drawing every eye to him. “And you just about kicked his ass.”
Out of all the answers he could have been given, this one stole his voice. Greer’s nemesis was his infatuation. The air in the room shifted as did every gaze. Dylan chuckled again, apparently very in tune to Greer’s visceral reaction to the news.
“So, it’s you,” Kailey said happily before Greer had a chance to speak. “I knew there was something about you. When you threw the race, Greer was so upset. My husband and I were on Zoom with him before the contest started. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Greer work so hard.” Like normal, Kailey’s cheeky attitude had even the stone-faced Dallas grinning.
“I think you’re right. We need to take this contract and talk,” Dallas said, reaching for his file folder. “Maybe we could take you up on the attorney offer.”
“Hold up.” Greer lifted a hand, near not ready to let the Biker101 subject go. “I want a rematch.”