Cate C. Wells
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About Cate C. Wells
Cate C. Wells is the author of the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club and Stonecut County series. She writes raw, real, emotionally satisfying romance. She’s into messy love, flaws, long roads to redemption, grace, and happy ever after, in books and in life.
Along with stories, she’s collected a husband and three children along the way. She lives in Baltimore when she’s not exploring the world with the family.
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I keep my head down. In this backwards pack, females rank low, and my bad leg makes me damaged goods. It doesn’t help that I’ve never shifted. I don’t mind the late twenties single life, though. No one’s paying any attention as I build an illicit farmer’s market empire.
My roomies and I are doing it for ourselves, and if life under Killian Kelly is stifling, at least it’s predictable. We can deal.
But when biology finally kicks in, I lose my mind. I claim our alpha as my mate. And he rejects me in front of the whole pack.
It’s all good. It only hurts when I breathe. I’ll survive. That’s what I do.
Who wants an arrogant jerk for a mate, anyway? I’ve got a business to run.
To lead this pack out of the dark ages, I’ve had to be hard. Merciless. I don’t flinch, and I don’t make mistakes.
Una Hayes isn’t my mate.
My wolf might have some kind of strange infatuation, but if she were mine, I’d know it. And I can walk away, can’t I?
And if I keep coming back? If she starts living in my head?
I’m the strongest male in five generations. My pack scrambles to do my bidding. I can bring one quiet female back in line. No one can possibly be as stubborn as I am.
There’s no way I’ve ruined the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
I’m the Quarry pack alpha. I don’t lose.
The Tyrant Alpha’s Rejected Mate is a full-grown shifter romance. No cheating. HEA guaranteed. Intended for adult readers only.
Fate made a huge mistake when she mated me to Cadoc Collins. He’s the heir apparent. I’m a scavenger. My people are so low in this pack, we don’t even rank.
I should have known better, but for one night, I let myself forget the facts of life in Moon Lake. Cadoc Collins might be powerless to resist me, but he’s not going to claim me, either.
A pink line on a stick makes it a much bigger problem than my bruised heart.
I’m eighteen, knocked up, and publicly rejected by the future alpha. And this baby in my belly? It might as well be a target on my back.
Lucky for me I’m a scavenger. My kind are good at finding things, but we’re great at getting lost.
The fate of Moon Lake rests on my shoulders. I can’t claim the scavenger female.
The pack is on the verge of a revolt, and a mating so controversial could push our warring factions into open conflict.
All I need is time. I’ll do what’s expected of me as our future leader, and when the politics are sorted, I’ll do right by the odd little scavenger.
I’m the heir apparent. She’ll be there when I’m ready.
The Heir Apparent’s Rejected Mate is a wolf shifter romance. No cheating. HEA guaranteed. Intended for adult readers only.
Six years ago, the good, upstanding men of Stonecut County ran me off. I took a secret with me. An inconvenient truth they wanted buried.
Actions have consequences. Their perfect golden boy maybe wasn't so perfect after all.
When life hands me one too many lemons, I'm forced to go back, and in Stonecut, nothing ever changes.
Kellum Wall is still golden. I'm still unwanted. And being swayed by his cocksure smile will most certainly ruin my life all over again.
I believe there are still good men left in this world, and I strive to be one. I was raised to live by a code. God and country. Protect and serve.
I always do the right thing, even when it's hard—and yet, somehow, I've made an unforgivable mistake.
I want what I lost. The woman, the child, the white picket fence. But it's not gonna come easy.
Shay's a survivor. She doesn't believe in happy ever after, and earning her trust might be the hardest thing I've ever done.
She's got my heart in her hands, though, and this time—I'm not letting her slip through my fingers.
Hitting the Wall is a steamy, small town romance featuring a secret baby and a second chance at love. It is the first book in the Stonecut County series. It is intended only for adult readers.
When I fell for Dario Volpe, I thought he was Prince Charming, and I was the luckiest girl alive. He didn’t care about my past. The talk. The stain on my family’s reputation.
Then he saw something I never wanted anyone to see.
He cares now.
This isn’t a breakup, it’s a warning shot, and if I want to get out of this bad romance alive, I have to run and never look back.
Dario Volpe is no storybook hero. He’s a psychopath, and he can’t decide—kiss me? Or kill me?
I’m the man behind the curtain, the power behind the throne. I could have killed her, and no one would have blinked an eye. Posy Santoro isn’t exactly a mafia princess.
No one sees her as clearly as I can—the perfect mind hidden by that knockout body in the tight dress.
I made a mistake, running her off, but now I get to play one of my favorite games.
Posy can run, but she isn’t made to be free. She’s made for me. And when I catch her? Game over.
Run Posy Run is a standalone mafia romance with dark elements. Intended for adult readers.
Life isn't easy. Single mom, minimum wage, family drama. You know the story. I've come a long way in a short time, though, and it's all worth it. For Jimmy. My grumpy little guy.
Then a hot biker charms his way into our lives, tempting me into wanting more. I want to go for it, but how can I trust myself when I've screwed up so badly in the past?
I'm an easy kind of guy in a rough world. Yeah, I got a record, but I also got my club, my ride, and the open road. Life is good.
I don't need no hassle, and from recent experience, woman is the very definition. I sure don't need to be messin' with a girl young enough to get carded, cartin' along a six-year-old.
So why is she livin' all up in my head? And how am I gonna stop my past from screwin' up this good thing?
Charge, the first book in the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club series, is a single mom, older man/younger woman romance. It can be read as as standalone. Intended for adult readers.
Cash Wall has been messing with me since junior high.
Nuisance stuff, mostly. Name calling. Pranks.
Honestly, he’s nowhere near the worst of my problems. Back in school, I had bigger fish to fry, and now, I’ve got a “scarlet letter” situation going on. The whole town hates me.
For some reason, Cash offers himself up as my knight in shining armor.
So now, my former tormentor is my fake boyfriend. What could possibly go wrong?
Glenna Dobbs thinks I’m an idiot, and she’s mostly right.
I hunt. Fish. I go mudding. I’m not a “brain” type. I’m not really a “thinker.”
But I ain’t stupid. When I see that Glenna needs a rescue, I’m in.
‘Cause what Glenna doesn’t know? I’ve been in this whole time, and once I’ve got her, I’m not letting go.
Against a Wall is a small-town, enemies-to-lovers romance. It is the second book in the Stonecut County series, but it can be read as a standalone. Intended for adult readers.
Dina is off limits. She’s my brother Wall’s little sister. She’s wired different, and despite the malice aforethought, she’s innocent.
She wants me to help her bury a body.
I want to unravel her beautiful brain.
I want to let her explore me—and watch the light in her eyes when she discovers what she needs and how badly she needs it.
I want her.
I’m the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club president and CEO of Steel Bones Construction. Around here, I’m the last word and the first in the line of fire.
I’m Heavy Ruth.
I don’t get to have what I want.
He’s ruthless, and he knows how to dispose of a body. That’s all I’m looking for in a man.
I’m not catching feelings. I don’t do emotion. My frequency is sensation.
So what if he’s too much in the most mind-blowing way? So what if I’m curious about him—and I’m not curious about anyone.
This is just a conspiracy to commit murder.
I might have said “I do,” but those are only words.
Heavy, the seventh book in the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club series, features Dina Wall, a crossover character from Hitting the Wall. The novel can be read as a standalone, but for maximum enjoyment, consider reading Hitting the Wall and the other books in the Steel Bones series first. Intended only for adult readers.
Life didn’t give me a silver spoon. It gave me tetanus. When Adam Wade walks into my club, I know I’m in trouble. His money I can handle. But sweet words, gentle hands? I don’t know what to do with that. Eventually, he's gonna wise up and walk away. If I let him in, what’ll be left of me when he goes?
I’m the adopted son of the man who owns the city. I was born into nothing, and I’ve earned my seat at the table. But at night, when I can’t sleep, I’m haunted by the pieces of myself I’ve disowned to make it this far.
I don’t know why Plum caught my eye, but I can’t look away. Maybe it’s her brave face, her fight, her quirks. I’m obsessed, all-in with my eyes screwed shut. Then life throws a harsh light on our choices. I’m forced to face the ugly truth of what she’s done to survive—and what I’ll have to sacrifice to be with her.
Plum’s a fighter, but would she fight for us? And if I give up everything for her, who will I be?
Plum is a 60,000-word “opposites attract” romance set in the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club world. It takes place at the same time as Nickel’s Story. This novel is intended for adult readers (18+) due to strong language, violence, triggers, and explicit intimate scenes.
I've been in love with Nickel Kobald since I was fifteen. I know what he is—a biker with almost a decade on me and one hell of an anger management problem—but to me? He's the one. Night after night, though, I'm dancing up on the stage alone. How much longer is he just gonna watch from the shadows? And how much longer can my heart stand to wait?
I've turned down Story Jenkins a hundred times. She's a happy hippy with eyes like an anime babe and curves for days. She's perfect, but she ain't for me. I can't be trusted with nice things. I wreck 'em. Not by choice. It's how I was made, and now, it's what I am.
When old enemies roar back into town—threatening my club and the girl I don't dare claim—I'm in for the fight of my life. My fists are all I got, and I'm afraid that this time? Fists aren't gonna be enough to stop the past from tearing apart everything I love.
Nickel's Story, book two in the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club series, is an older man/younger woman romance. It can be read as a standalone. Intended for adult readers.
Scrap Allanbach is a living legend to the Steel Bones MC. A vigilante hero. Ten years ago, he gave up his freedom for me. I never asked him to. Now he’s back, with some idea about how it’s gonna be. He’s wrong. Things are different now. I’m not the same girl he knew. After what happened, I’ll never be that person again. Not with the baggage I carry and the secrets I keep.
I’ve waited ten years to make Crista Holt mine. I came back expecting to claim the girl I fell in love with, but that girl is gone. I hardly recognize the woman in front of me now. She thinks I’ll give up, walk away, but I’m not that kind of man. She’s been mine since the moment I laid eyes on her, and I don’t give up what’s mine. All I need is time, and she’ll see how it is.
But when the past rises up and old enemies ride again, we’re out of time, and it might not be ghosts from the past that destroy our future. It might be the secrets between us.
Scrap is a 58,000-word motorcycle club romance. It’s the third book in the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club series, but it takes place at the same time as Nickel’s Story, and it can be read out of order. This novel is intended for adult readers (18+) due to violence, triggers, strong language, and explicit intimate scenes.
WARNING: This novel contains graphic details of a violent crime.
Standalone. Safe. HEA.
I want my wife back, but I lost the right to be with her one drunken night four years ago. She might think I bailed, but I’ve been here all along. When she finally comes to me? I ain’t letting her go again.
I’ve moved on. Not literally. And not in my heart. But I’m not the broken woman whose husband betrayed her and left. I’m stronger now.
But when I run into trouble, and I need a backup? Well, John Wall is still the biggest, toughest man I’ve ever known.
I thought I knew what tore us apart, but when I let John back in, I realize the past—like people—isn’t always what it seems. And second chances? They can break you forever.
Wall is a 43,000-word short read set in the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club World. It takes place before the action of Charge and Nickel’s Story, and it can be read as a standalone. Wall is a redemption story that deals with infidelity and pregnancy loss.
I burned my bridges a long time ago and headed for the big city. Life was fast, but I was making it—until I wasn’t anymore. I want a do over. Confront my past. Starting with the man who swore he loved me and left anyway. The big, bad biker who broke my heart.
I never got over Nevaeh Ellis. Never could forgive her either. My brothers believe she’s disloyal, and there’s no making that right. But why is she back? And why is she so angry? The longer she’s in town, the more I wonder what really happened back in the day. Is she the bad guy—or was I?
There’s no time to figure it out. The feud between my club and the Rebel Raiders is raging out of control, trouble is dogging Nevaeh’s heels, and if I don’t make the right call this time—she’s not gone. She’s dead.
Forty is a steamy, second chance romance. It’s the sixth book in the Steel Bones Motorcycle Club series, but it can be read as a standalone. It is intended for adult readers.