ARCRiding Hard (Hell Ryders MC #4) by J.L. Sheppard
Title: Riding Hard
Author: J.L. Sheppard
Published: Aug. 19, 2019
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Review: ARC provided by author
Biker Dave "Dodge" Roth has never cared about his bad luck with women. He has other things to worry about—paying off debt his ex accumulated and most importantly, raising his three-year-old son, Cullen. When a new neighbor moves in, his boy makes it impossible to ignore her. Hard to miss, she's beautiful, smart, sexy, perfect...
After her last failed relationship, kindergarten teacher Alexa "Lex" Millen has decided to do without men. She's bought her first home in a small town in California and remodeled it to her liking. Naturally, she's managed to move across the street from the world's biggest jerk. His son's adorable, but he won't mind his own business. If only her engines didn't rev every time he came around.
I received this book to give an honest review.
OMG, I love a good MC book. Just something about men and motorcycles, who are tough and take no type of crap from anyone is my kind of thing. Well, this one sadly was just one that I really started to like and then I just got frustrated with the characters and how they acted. Especially Dodge. Like dude, honestly, you need to learn to control yourself. Way too pushy. There were many times that I literally just was like Lex you need to just like move on out of the town or something. Dodge felt like he had a way too many anger issues, didn't truly listen to Lex when she said she needed space, to having to be in control and not take no for a true answer. Lex, on the other hand, fought within herself way too much on wanting to be with him to not being with him. Come on chica, stand up for yourself have some cojones. I did like how Cullen really attached himself to Lex and she didn't just push him away. She really went above and beyond to make sure he knew he was loved from a female's perspective.
The action was there and you could feel that Doge and Lex would be a good couple together it just felt that Dodge was one of those men you just worry about. There were quite a few scenes with him that bothered me about the character he truly was.
Now with this being the first book I have read by this author, I will be reading more. She has a great talent, and I know she can't fully help how a character like Dodge comes out on the paper.