Ride or Die #2 by Cee Cee Riley
‘Love can either destroy you, or bring you back to life.’
Dom, Casa & Harlow, 1992
Casa only cares for two things in this life: his club—the Devil’s Highwaymen—and sex. That is until he meets Harlow. She’s feisty, passionate, and doesn’t fall for his usual charms. She’s perfect for him…but she belongs to someone else.
Harlow is broken; she has been for a long time. With nowhere to go, and worse, no one to go to, she’s become a clubslut for the West Side Bangers. That is until a chance meeting with her old friend and former lover, Dom, brings their worlds colliding together once more.
Dom is on a one-way train to hell; the guilt of losing his soulmate is killing him—but he can’t tell anyone about it. That is until he finds a brief respite from his suffering in the form of Harlow, the woman whose heart he once broke.
With all three set on their own self-destructive paths, they’ve only got one chance to make things right—but only if they can learn to forgive, and then to love again.
The funny thing about love is, it’s both painless and painful, and not even death can end the suffering.
Book 2 in the A Devil’s Highwaymen MC Novel series. Although each book follows the lives and loves of different members, this book really need to be read following book 1 to get the full emotional journey that certainly one of the main characters in this book goes through. The club’s dealings are also a continuing story, so do yourself a favour and stop reading this and go read Ride or Die #1 first.
Harlow is back. Having been rescued by Dom, her first love and the man that broke her heart when he walked away, he is now giving her the opportunity of a fresh start. But loving Dom will only ever be a one way. Will she ever be loved the way she deserves?
Dom is struggling to cope with the grief of losing his soulmate. Guilt and secrets sit heavily on his shoulders, but maybe Harlow can make things easier. He loves her, so surely trying should be enough? His secret can remain just that, he can close that chapter of his life, it will be forgetting the feelings that will be hardest.
Casa loves his club and loves his women… lots of them. Never one to settle down, he likes to spread the love far and wide. Until a brother’s girl catches his eye. Feisty, stubborn and hot as they come, he knows he has to have her. But is he willing to break the rule and pursue another’s girl, even when he knows she’s off limits?
This is Dom, Harlow and Casa’s story and it is AMAZING!
So this genre was always my go to. I read book after book… and then I got bored. So it takes a really good story and cast of characters to get me interested to read in this genre now. Book 1 did that for me. I have met the author at several signings and hadn’t read any of her books, but my blog sister has and always raved about them, so I knew I had to give it a chance. Man, did that book suck me in. So having read and loved it I was chomping at the bit for Dom’s story, and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint.
I don’t want to go into the storyline too much as it would just spoil it, but assuming you have read book 1 (stop now if you haven’t) then you know that Butch and Dom had a relationship that they kept secret. Whilst Butch was proud of who he was, Dom wasn’t and this book will reflect on his deep love for Butch and the effects his death and hiding the passion they shared have had on Dom.
Throw in Harlow, the girl that he left for Butch, the girl who he destroyed, but the girl he thinks somehow can patch him up so he can continue to live a lie. Well, yes it makes one hell of a journey. And then Casa-fucking-nova decides he wants a piece. This story become a love triangle that isn’t a love triangle, with lots of emotion, 3 people that are fighting their own demons and a club facing continuing threats from the mysterious “Reverend”. It really does make for one hell of a read.
Cee Cee Riley’s writing is addictive. It pulls you in and drags you along with the undulating pace she sets. Laughing one minute, heart-breaking the next. Her words and the flow of the story has me in a place that very rarely happens now in this genre; I need to know more about every single character. So whilst some HEA’s will be found, others not so much… yet? (Or so I hope) I now anxiously await the next installment. Bring on Gauge… QUICK!
What people are saying so far:
Please keep writing about bad boy bikers and the sassy women who tame them. You have a fan for life in me!
I love the men of the Devil’s Highway MC. The women who tame them are such spitfires that you can’t help but love them and pull for them.
A must read for anyone who loves MC romance books. Another hit out of the park.
I love this series! It’s a must read MC series that I would highly recommend.
Already desperate for book three! Write faster!
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