Review by Sue
When I first discovered Chelsea Camaron, it was because I had just read One Ride and I was so blown away by it, that I thought "What a beautiful book...can I even say that about a biker book?"...and yes I can and yes it was and she has not let me down with this sequel. It was fantastic, and emotionally deep and yet parts of it really angered me even as it gave me chills and left me falling in love with these characters all over again.
Sass and Doll have been close friends for a long time, but when violence and devastating events lead up to their biker brothers losing their lives and leave Sass's true love Tank in a coma, she walks away from the life and the only family she knows, to what she believes will be a peaceful and safe alternative. She could not have been more wrong.
I have "met" a lot of really evil dudes during my reading experiences and I have to say that sometimes the very worst ones come in a suit. A nice expensive suit worn by a pretty boy who is as mean and controlling and abusive as they come. A real wolf in sheep's clothing and in Forever Ride, the meanest badass is the clean cut "nice" guy and his name is Nick and he left me with a bad taste in my mouth!
As Tank lays in a coma...the only thing keeping him going and has him struggling to wake up is her voice, his Button, and although she is with another, her love for Tank is still there and encouraging him to fight.
This one had me so on edge and tense as I was reading it...knowing that something was not quite right with Sass and Nick's relationship but not knowing the whole story until it was revealed in little incidents of abusive and manipulative behaviors. He even dared to try to come between Sass and Doll's sisterly relationship...oh hell no!!
I loved how all of the family from the first book band together to not only be there for Tank as he lies in his state of limbo, but also they give loving support to Sass even though they don't agree with her choice to completely walk away from them all. The road to recovery for BOTH of them is what makes up the meat of this book and it is one hell of a ride.
We get detailed flashbacks to what happened to land Tank in the hospital and how the other brothers met their deaths...it was powerful and disturbing but necessary to give us the reason for their mindset in the story...as well as the flirty and hot night of passion Sass and Tank shared before they were torn apart.
Without giving too much away, I will say we get a satisfactory resolution to all the issues and there is in my opinion, a perfect ending to their saga...all ends as it should. I was not disappointed at all and look forward to more from the Hellions. I absolutely LOVED it!
***** 5 ***** "You push all the right buttons" stars =)