Running on Diesel - Melissa Foster

Running on Diesel

By Melissa Foster

  • Release Date: 2021-09-15
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 168 Ratings


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


  • The lost whiskey

    By Diva Princess1
    Well 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.
  • Another hit from Melissa!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    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.
  • Hot

    By sprinler
  • Diesel & Tracey

    By Shaniqua Edmunds
    Ah-mazing!!! Loved it!! Totally recommend this book and all Melissa Foster books really!
  • Fan worthy

    By jentinerv
    I 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
  • Perfectly steamy!

    By eladiolymari
    “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.
  • You never know what’s under appearances!

    By Pam50627
    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.
  • Another great Dark Knights book!

    By ceezee1
    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!
  • Diesel

    By Lbzoza
    I 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.
  • Eyes On You/ Grumpy Meets Sunshine

    By Wizz456
    Loved 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