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Hell Ryders MC Book 1
J.L. Sheppard
MC Romance
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
June 10, 2016

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Alyssa (Allie) Holden grew up rich and had her entire life dictated to her by her overbearing father. She studied what he wanted her to, took the job he gave her and pushed her to marry Wyatt a very rich lawyer who would be an assets to her father’s company. It didn’t matter that she found him cheating on her or that he used his fist on her all that mattered to her father was his money.

Allie finally had enough and with just a small bag and some money she took off to her brother Tyler. The one person Allie could always count on to love her was Ty and without even a phone call to him to say she was coming she was on a plane heading to California. Ty is part of the Hell Ryder’s Motorcycle Club and is called Army. When Allie arrives at the garage were he works she is met by a group of large men insisting that Ty doesn’t work there and that they were willing to give her a ride to wherever she wanted to go. Fortunately before anything happened Ty and his best friend Jace Warren enter the garage.

Ty immediately becomes defensive and protective of his little sister even though she is twenty-five and now she is off limits to anyone from the club. The minute Jace aka Trigger and she see each other there is an instant spark but that spark will never ignite into a flame since Allie is off limits to all Ty’s brothers.

Jace did not grow up with an easy life and now the club members are his family in addition to his sister Tina and his five year old niece Della. Jace is a huge part of Tina and Della’s lives and every Saturday he takes his niece to dinner. Allie sees something in him but she is convinced that he hates her. Actually Jace’s feelings for her are definitely not hate but he has to fight his feelings for her in order to maintain peace at the club, she is off limits and Ty is his best friend and ex-army buddy.

While Allie builds a new life for herself trouble in the form of her ex-Wyatt arrives. Wyatt is not a man who takes no for an answer and he gets what he wants. No way would he allow Allie to walk out on him and Allie’s dad is on his side. Unwittingly Wyatt’s appearance and threats push Allie and Jace closer together.

I loved this book it has amazing characters especially Cuss who refers to Allie as Miracle. We learn alot about the biker life and unlike many other MC books this one does not contain an excessive amount of violence or constant cursing, it is a love story about a man who considers himself trailer trash and can’t imagine someone from the other side of the tracks ever wanting him. I look forward to the next book in the series and hopefully it is Cuss’ story.