Thursday, June 30, 2016
Amy's 4.5 star ARC Review of Originals Ride: Hellions MC (The Hellions #8) by Chelsea Camaron
Four men, four families, four originals, one club.
Go back to where it all began so long ago for Roundman, Danza, Frisco, and the late Rocky Fowler. A life choice, a road less traveled, all coming together in the name of brotherhood.
Some found love, some faced loss, and others learned real loyalty. This is the story before the chaos. This is how the originals ride.
*Each book in the Hellions Ride series can be read as a stand-alone story with NO cliffhanger endings. Contains adult language, situations, and violence not recommended for readers under the age of 18. This is not an exact depiction of life in a motorcycle club but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.
Series reading order is
*Ride With Me (Hellions MC and Ravage MC Duel)- Bonus story
Originals Ride: Hellions Motorcycle Club
The Hellions Ride #8
First! Do NOT look at this book and think I cannot read this because it’s the 8th installment of a series. I actually had not read ANY of the previous books and Im so glad I had not. This is the book that tells the tale of four men and their families – the original members who formed the Hellions MC. I feel like since reading this book first I can do dive into book one of the series knowing how the characters came to be. I LOVE THAT.
This is the story of how Roundman, Danza, Frisco and Rocky became a family bonded by brotherhood. I really loved meeting the guys and seeing how the MC was formed from the ground up. Roundman (Blaine), Danza (Rhett) and Rocky (Tommy) were childhood friends while Frisco (Richard) came barreling in on a big rig and just never left after hearing of what went down with the boys and the bravery that led them to protect their town. There is a really great character that deserves mention by the name of Clive. I don't know if he is brought to light in the other books as I have not read them but I really loved what he did for the boys. You will see when you read it. Seeing the bad is easy --- recognizing good in boys just being boys and knowing they are worthy or more --excellent message there for sure.
Between the four families it’s a tad bit difficult in the beginning to keep everyone separated in your mind. I did have to write some things down and highlight to keep my mind in order but after I grabbed hold of who belonged to whom then it was smooth sailing.
There is love, loss and definitely all that goes along with being an in MC woven into the pages of our “before” there was ….. There are some leaky eye moments for sure. Again we have men who stand their ground, love hard, don’t do betrayal and stand strong. Love this book and I thank Chelsea for sending us an ARC for review. I do plan on now moving on to the others.
As taken from her page the order to read the series is:
Ride With Me (Hellions MC and Ravage MC Duel) - Bonus story
Originals Ride -- I RECOMMEND READING THIS ONE FIRST.
Final Ride (coming late 2016)
Moving on and already having clicked up One Ride I am finding it's so nice to know “Dolls” background and who her parents are. Things are just meshed together in my brain – it's NICE!
I loved Chelsea's new series Devils Due MC -- In The Red is the first release and it was fantastic as well. There is a lot to look into and click up from her. Great author! You can find that review on Tracy's blog as well. Go grab a few of these up for your summer reading. You won't be disappointed!
Thank you again for the ARC!
Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets!