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Hell Ryders MC Book 2
J.L. Sheppard
Contemporary Romance
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
June 23, 2017

Thomas “Cuss” Layne has never wanted for anything, except the beautiful girl he saved so long ago. But she’s a rich girl, and he’s a biker. For years, he hasn’t had a glimpse of her. Still, he’s never been able to get her out of his mind. When her life’s in danger, he rides to her rescue once again. This time, he’s determined to do what he should’ve done long ago—make her his, in every possible way.

Tiffany Hamilton has never gotten over the bad boy with the sapphire eyes and midnight hair, the boy who once saved her. She wants him—a touch, a taste—but he’s never wanted anything to do with her. It’s past time to move on. When the sexy biker barges back into her life, saving her yet again and making demands, he makes it impossible to say no to his raw magnetism. She’ll finally have everything she’s dreamed of…but will it be enough?

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Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Thomas “Cuss” Layne has been in love with Tiffany Hamilton since she was fourteen years old and although he knew she was his and always would be she unfortunately did not know. Tiff comes from a rich family and he comes from the other side of the tracks but through the years his love for her never diminishes.

Time and again Thomas has saved Tiff when she was in trouble and this last time was at the request of her father who let him know years ago that he was not good enough for his daughter and tried to buy him off. Tiff has a stalker and Thomas is determined to protect her so even after beating the man to a pulp he refuses to leave her side until she graduates from college in two weeks.

Thomas had no idea that Tiff has loved him as long as he has loved her but she is convinced that he considers her a sister and just wants to look after her which is the farthest thing from the truth. When Tiff finally returned home Thomas took on the role of friend someone she could always call when she needed help. He hoped that in time she would see him as more than a friend and was willing to take his time, after all it has been over seven years since he first saw her and fell for her he is willing to wait a little longer if he has to.

Thomas is a member of the Hell Ryders Motorcycle Club and he knows that Tiff belongs with a rich college boy, someone like her but he still can’t stop believing that she belongs to him and him only and she just has to figure it out for herself.

Thomas calls and texts Tiff constantly and comes to her home where she serves him dinner and they watch movies together. Their friendship is getting stronger but Tiff wants more, she loves Thomas and wants it to go further but Thomas can’t see the trees for the forest. When the other women at the club tell her that Thomas loves her she does not believe them and when Thomas is told that she feels the same he also refuses to believe it.

I loved this series and my only problem was that it just took too long for things to happen. I gave the first book 5 stars but this one just seemed to be a repeat of the first one, biker and rich girl and this book did cover a lot of what happened in book one. In spite of what I just said I did enjoy each book and would recommend them.


**2017 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner**