“We were both human, and we both made mistakes, but our mistakes were what made us and what defined us as people.”
Ride or Die is the first book in A Devil’s Highwaymen MC Series. An MC Romance full of angst, heartbreak, raw fury, and grit, Claire C. Riley offers a new riveted creation with complex characters, action, and a story with a beautifully broken second chance romance.
“I fucked up real bad.”
Jesse and Laney are both individuals who have overcome a great deal of strife in their lives. Both children of Devil’s Highwaymen, they have experienced trauma and abuse and both witnessed violence and debauchery as part of a daily life occurrence. Jesse is destined to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming a Devil himself. Despite her undeniable attraction to Jesse and the club life, Laney’s dad is doing all he can to keep her isolated and protected from the biker world. However, Laney and Jesse have always shared a special connection, and when the time comes for Laney to become his old lady, Jesse will do whatever it takes to secure her place by his side.
“Family didn’t have to be made from blood; it was made from love and loyalty, and those people had that in abundance.”
Jesse and Laney have much to overcome. Although they are madly in love with each other, Jesse is a Devil and as difficulties in the club continue to mount, and heartbreak takes its toll, he finds himself making mistakes that could cost him not only Laney but also his life.
“Jesse was claiming me once more.”
Told in dual POV, Ride or Die is a heartbreaking raw romance that is told through both the past and the present. The story documents the romance of Jesse and Laney in a manner that causes the reader to experience the tension of the time passing. In addition to the central conflict, that is unveiled at the very beginning of the book, the drama and scandal that takes place in the club make the stakes high for Jesse to overcome and conquer his enemies, and all while keeping his girl by his side. I found the plot to be complicated with all of the unique twists and turns that existed throughout. Although I felt compassion for both Jesse and Laney, I struggled with some of the choices they both made and the circumstances in which they lived. I have always been a huge fan of the MC Romance genre, and I certainly feel that Claire delivered a raw and gritty romance that will certainly appeal to readers who enjoy a heavy hand of angst and pain with their action and passion.
Overall, I highly recommend Ride or Die to readers who enjoy a tragic second chance romance with a demanding alpha hero that lives in a dark and twisted MC world. After reading several of Claire C. Riley books, it is abundantly clear that she is one talented author who creates the most fantastical worlds full of twist and turns that you will not want to miss!
*This was a BR with my girl LOYDA!!!
*ARC graciously provided via author in exchange for an honest review!