Day Three: Merciless Ride
Series: The Hellions Ride
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: MC Romance
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Mercy is no friend of mine. Karma, she has yet to show kindness to me. The hits just keep on coming for Tessie Marie Harlow. She has never had an easy life. Her mom disabled, her dad long gone, and a single mom raising a rambunctious little boy, that’s Tessie’s world. Her childhood aspirations to be a nurse long since disappeared after a college spring fling both blessed and burdened her with a baby boy. Dropping out of school, she returns to her hometown and begins to settle in. Getting the only job she could as a bartender she spends her days caring for her son and nights serving the Hellions Motorcycle Club and their affiliates. Tired of waiting for Rex to grow up, she’s faced with the bane existence of her life until one night changes everything. In the darkest hour of her merciless ride through life, she’s saved by a quiet, laid back Hellion. Andy ‘Shooter’ Jenkins has always been around. Too wrapped in Rex she has never really noticed him before. He has never been loud or known to have the girls hanging all over him. He is a mystery. A chance encounter brings him to her rescue not once but twice. The Desert Ghosts Motorcycle Club are in town and bring their own brand of chaos right to Tessie’s door. Forced into her day to day life, Shooter is doing everything he can to shelter and protect her as lines are crossed and a war between two clubs begins. Secrets revealed putting two brothers in the Hellions Motorcycle Club at a serious crossroads in their lives. This is not a ride for pleasure. This is not a ride for safety. This is not a ride for love. This is a ride for endurance. Mercy has never once shined her grace down for these two, but in the midst of the danger and lies can they learn to rely on one another and ride it out together?
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Michelle / Scandalous Book Blog***
This book is my favorite so far,, I got lost in Tessie story from the minute I started reading it. She amazed me with what she has gone through. Life has been cruel to her, her words " Mercy is not my friend" and she has been dealt a rough start !!
Tessie works at the bar where the Hellions drink. Tessie and Rex have a relationship where she has been holding out hope that he will grow up and be ready to settle down, Rex on the other hand has no other intention that to keep her stringing along until she cant take it no more. When the Desert Ghosts are in town on business and start drinking at the pub she has more than her hands full, she is dealing with being a single parent, running a pub and looking after her ill mother. She loves her job but is struggling to keep afloat.
Tessie has had enough, she knows Rex is never going to give it all up for her and she makes the decision to cut all ties and keep him at arms length. Her secret will need to remain a secret.
Tessie first gets to know Shooter when he helps he after her old run down car breaks down on her way home from her shift, in the dark on her own she calls for help, the last person she wants to see if Rex, she knows if she sees him her resolve will break. Luckily for her Rex is " too busy " and sends her brother Shooter to help her out.
Tessie has always felt safe at work until some tragic happens to her. Shooter once again comes to her rescue and thank god he does !! Little does she know that he has feeling for her and hates the way Rex has treated her through out the years and he is there to rescue her is every way possible.
Loved It !! Chelsea has done it again with this book, brilliant writing and the flow of the story has you gripped. Emotional and tragic in places but heart warming all at the same time.
USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.