Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Riding Hard by J.L. Sheppard #BikerRomance

Riding Hard

Hell Ryders MC

Book Four

J.L. Sheppard

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance Biker Romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: August 19, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5092-2575-0 Paperback
978-1-5092-2576-7 Digital

Number of pages: 380
Word Count: 93073

Cover Artist: Diana Carlile

Tagline: What's luck got to do with it?

Book Description:

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.

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Excerpt 2

“I can’t believe you did that. I can’t believe you’re doing this.”
He spared a glance at her. She sat stiffly with her bag on her lap staring daggers straight ahead. Her mouth in a pout, and her arms crossed over her chest. Maybe she had reason to be pissed. He hadn’t been smooth. It wasn’t his thing, but she was smart and should’ve figured he’d done it for her own good. “I fuckin’ saved you. The least you could do is thank me.”
She turned toward him. “Saved me? From what?”
“From my brothers.”           
“You’re what?”                   
He came to a stop at a red light and shifted her
way. “My brothers. The club.”
Eyes widening, she stilled. In a small voice, she asked, “What were they going to do to me?”
“Hit on you.”
She dropped her gaze from his and exhaled.
What had she thought they’d do to her besides hit
on her? The club was clean. His brothers were rowdy, and the ones who weren’t attached were always looking for women to fuck, but that was as far as it went.
She tilted her head to the side. “Why would—
Shit. She’d just insulted him and hadn’t realized it. Something else she didn’t understand—how fucking perfect she was. Fucked, so fucked. A woman like her should know. Every man she’d dated should’ve made it clear. It made him think her man wasn’t just a douche but an idiot who took her for granted.
His eyes hardened. “You gotta mirror, babe?”
She lifted a brow. “Why do you need a mirror?”
She was intelligent, a teacher for fuck sakes, and half the time she was home, she sat on her beat-up porch swing reading. But he now knew she could be dense.
Hilarious, he had to fight not to laugh. She wouldn’t find it funny. In fact, he’d bet it’d piss her off, and she wasn’t pleased with him to begin with.
“Lex, you gotta mirror at home?”
Her eyes narrowed. “Why are you changing the subject?”
He looked forward. The light turned green, so he lifted his foot from the brake and hit the gas. “Answer the fuckin’ question.”
“Don’t curse at me.”
Shaking his head, he released a loaded breath. “Answer the question, please.”
“Yes, I have a mirror at home. Now, would you like to know how many?” Sarcasm dripped her tone. Damn, she was funny, fucking hysterical. He’d never met a woman who made him laugh, another
reason she was perfect.
This time, he couldn’t hold back a chuckle. “Naw, I want to know if you look in those mirrors, ever?”
“Of course. How do you think I apply makeup?”
He spared a glance at her. “Then I don’t have to
explain why I needed to save you from my brothers, right?”
Her eyes widened. Then her brows drew together. “You’re saying they find me attractive?”
Coming to another red light, he stopped and looked at her. “I’m saying a man would have to be blind and stupid not to find you attractive.”

About the Author:

J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in South Florida where she still lives with her husband and sons.

As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal, and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.

It wasn’t until 2011 that she set her heart and mind into writing her first completed novel, Demon King’s Desire, which was first published in January 2013.

Website: https://www.jlsheppard.com       

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J.L. Sheppard said...

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