The blog tour for ONE RIDE by Chelsea Camaron has stopped by the blog today. You can grab this book for just 99c/77p throughout the month of June, to celebrate the release of book #2 on June 9th! There’s also a giveaway for a Kindle Paperwhite!
Title: One Ride
Series: The Hellions Ride, #1
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Delilah “Doll” Reklinger never imagined her life with anyone that wasn’t a Hellion. She never imagined a Hellion would come along and prove himself worthy enough to her father, Roundman, Hellions Club President. Content in living in the bubble of safety the motorcycle club family has always provided, Doll never thought that danger surrounded her.
Roundman has kept the Hellions contained for the last thirty years by controlling the chaos surrounding their lifestyle. When the dangerous side to their business comes knocking on his door, he realizes his precious Doll isn’t safe. The Hellions code may be that women and children are off limits in any altercation or dispute, but that doesn’t mean their enemies follow that same moral compass.
His only child, now in danger from the association to him and his club, Roundman makes a decision. He sends her away to a charter club, in hopes that the trouble won’t follow.
One ride across the country. One simple ride. Talon “Tripp” Crews has been ordered to take Doll on one ride away and to keep her safe. She’s off limits, his head knows this, but his body can’t deny the sparks between them. She’s feisty, fierce, and fearless. Constantly in close confines together, can they deny the chemistry? Will they give into the attraction between them? Can one ride turn lust into love?
I can’t help but do a little happy dance when a new biker book lands on my kindle. Getting lost in the crazy world of Motorcycle Clubs is my one true weakness, and once I turn the first page, you had better believe that you won’t see me again until I turn the last.
In ONE RIDE we get the story of the Hellions MC. Well, we get a tiny bit of story about the actual club, but most of the book is about Doll (MC presidents daughter) and Tripp (MC brother) as they escape a threat from an enemy of the club.
I think biker books are hard to get right. You need to have the perfect blend of grit, angst, sex, and romance for it to really work, and a lot of authors fall short. I think that Chelsea Camaron has it just over half way right. This series has a LOT of potential and I think that ONE RIDE is a good start to greatness.
As I said earlier, Doll and Tripp have hit the road to get away from the danger that the club has come into contact with. While I enjoyed the story of these two characters, I couldn’t help but feeling like I was missing out on the story of the actual club. They were facing some really bad times while Doll and Tripp were consumed with each other, and I would have loved to see how the trouble was handled.
I love a strong, kickass heroine, and Doll was certainly that. She wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself, and say it how it was. But Tripp was . . . well, he just didn’t really do it for me. He was too much of a “big, bad biker”, and though I do love that side of my guys, I also need a good dose of romance.
I need to believe that the guy really wants the girl for more than a quick shag. And talking of shags . . . while lacking my need for romance, these characters definitely made up for it with chemistry. Hot, hot, hot!
Chelsea Camaron is a fantastic writer. There’s no two ways about it. The writing was flawless, and with a few little tweaks to the characters, and more club interaction, this book could have been as fantastic as she is. I have very high hopes for the second book in this series which will follow Sass and Tank. ONE RIDE probably isn’t a book that I would pick up again, but I will absolutely be continuing with the THE HELLIONS RIDE series.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
FOREVER RIDE (#2) – Out June 9th!
Up for grabs: a Kindle Paperwhite or $100 Amazon giftcard- winner choice + 5 Hellion Swag packs.
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.