Forever Ride (Hellions Ride, #2)
by Chelsea Camaron
An MC Contemporary Romance
Released on June 9, 2014
Events happen in life that can awaken our truest and deepest desires. They also show us our greatest fears. Sometimes we are forced to face those fears, other times we build walls that can’t be broken to protect ourselves.
A profound connection these two once shared. A strong friendship once formed was shattered. Fate has stepped in and shaken both their worlds.
The danger, the wild, the chaos, and the lifestyle of the Hellions world has become far too much for Savannah ‘Sass’ Perchton. Swearing off bikers and attempting a ‘normal’ life, she has settled. She’s committed to Nick, her country club, pretty boy. She’s found a way to be content.
Things aren’t always what they seem. Wrap an empty box in pretty paper and a bow, it may look amazing, but it’s still a hollow shell.
He’s a Hellions playboy. A different chick in his bed, off on a different ride, and always something new. He’s Frank the ‘Tank’ Oleander, Haywood’s Hellions Road Chief. Throttle down and life is good.
The fast pace of the Hellions life catches up to him. At a crossroads, he’s forced to face some life changing thoughts or succumb to the darkness of death. Teetering on the brink of giving in, her voice is all he’s holding onto. The coma he can’t pull himself out of, but her voice is the light in the darkness. He wants the girl who pulled him through when his life was literally in the balance.
She’s sworn off bikers. Can he pull through? Can she ever see past the lifestyle to the heart of the man behind the cut? Will they find their Forever Ride?
I wanted to love this book so much. Sadly, although I liked the story and the characters, it didn’t hold up to my expectations.
Most of my disappointment stems from the fact that after I read One Ride I had become curious about the connection Sass and Tank shared. In the brief interactions they shared, their chemistry jumped off the page and although their connection was subtle it still felt real and intense. For this installment I was looking forward to see that connection deepen and grow.
Now I’m not saying that Chelsea Camaron didn’t bring their connection to the page. She did. But she didn’t ‘show’ me a lot of it. Most of the time she ‘told’ me about it which took some of the joy out of the experience. Then add to the fact that Tank and Sass didn’t interact much in this story and you can understand why I was disappointed. For me, it’s imperative that I get to experience that initial connection, its growth and how it was deepened (which happens mostly through character interaction).
However, having said that, I admit that the story was a good one. It delved into the situation Sass found herself after she decided to ‘quit’ the MC lifestyle–her struggles, her conflicted emotions. I liked that I got to see that side of the story. It added to Sass’ growth as an individual which in turn helped her to grow as a couple with Tank.
Tank’s side of the story was interesting too. We got to know his story from the very beginning–what shaped him, what drove him. I’m glad I got to see him in another light which appeased my curiosity about him.
As I said, their chemistry was very good and I’m disappointed that I didn’t get to see much of it. Thankfully, the little bit I saw was paired with Sass and Tank’s emotions which made it a treat to read.
Keep in mind that although this is the second book in the series it can be read as a stand alone. Talon and Doll make a couple of appearances that added to the progression of the story but overall is was all about Sass and Tank’s journey to finding their way back to each other.
All in all, a good addition to the series.
*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.
Climbing off the bike, my legs are unsteady.
“Button, you don’t have to stay here with him. You know that, right?”
“Tank, it’s complicated,” I remind him.
“So you keep sayin’, but the way I see it, you can’t be you here. The fancy car, big house, stiff clothes, and boring hair… that shit ain’t you. Button, you gotta live life.”
“I’m safe living here with Nick. The Hellions aren’t safe. You, for one, should see that.”
“What I see is family. What I see is you’re afraid. You once called me out about being afraid of commitment. Well, Button, you’re full of fear, too. Fear of the unknown. There was a time when you wanted to take chances, to hell with the consequences. What happened?”
“Lots of shit happened throughout my life. The club life, it’s not for me. I’m not strong enough.”
“This is the life you were born into. It’s in your blood. Holding on to me just now, you relaxed into the ride like it was second nature. You know you’re meant for this, and you’re meant for me. Life’s too short, Button.”
“Tank, just let it go. Just let me go. Please,” I beg him, unsure how much more I can take before I climb back on his bike and let him take me away.
“Roundman once told me to play the cards life deals us. Well, folding is not an option. You’re in my cards. Life placed you in my hand and I’m building my winning play around you. Sort your shit, Button, because I’m not letting go.”
The tears are building behind my eyes. “Please, give me time. You were gone a long time.”
“I didn’t come here to upset you or force my hand today. I’m gonna go, but I’m not giving up on you.”
Leaning over to him since he’s still on his bike, I kiss his cheek. “Until next time, Tank.”
“Until next ride, Button,” he responds with a wink as he cranks the bike and then proceeds to pull away, leaving my heart and my life a mess.
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About the Author
Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.
Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.
Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.
When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids,
attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.
She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.