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Friday, January 29, 2016

Blog Tour! Heated Ride By Chelsea Camaron

The Hellions motorcycle club is a commitment for life, one Ruben ‘Ruby’ Castillo believes in. 
His wife Jenna ‘Vida’ Natera de Castillo has given her life to being his ol’ lady and the mother to their three children. She takes her commitment to her man seriously. 
People change, and over time, passion can fizzle. Life for Jenna falls apart the day Ruby no long-er says I do. 
Keeping the fires burning in a marriage is hard. Will the chaos of the club bring them back to-gether, or is it what pulls them further apart? Will these two find the flame again? Will their love find a new spark on their heated ride through life?
With each book that I have read of this series I have enjoyed more and more, the family, the loyalty, the love between the bikers and their ol’ ladies just leaves me with a smile on my face even when there have been some very serious situations.  Heated Ride is no different but this one has hit very close to home for me.  The author even acknowledges that this book is based during a time when her marriage was in turmoil and that her and her husband kept on fighting and worked through it.  I am going through something as well in my marriage, I feel the disconnect that Jenna aka Vida and Ruby feel.  I feel that I have let other things take away from that passion, that flame, that connection I had with my husband.  At times I feel like I have a roommate more than a husband so Heated Ride really was more emotional for me than any of the others. 

I loved how even though it was painful for Ruby to admit that he had fallen out of love with his wife, but still loved her, that he didn’t lie.  He was feeling frustrated, sort of like he was a second thought to Vida.  She made her children more important than her husband or even herself.  I had an issue with Vida referring to her children as the babies all the time, the children were far from babies, I have two children one is four and the other is two.  While they will always be my babies in my heart I call them my kids.  I think the reason why I have such an issue with that one little thing is because while yes your children should be your world, but they shouldn’t be your entire world especially when you have a husband you loves you and still wants you as fiercely as he did from the start. I apologize if that offends anyone, that is not my intention but I needed to get my thoughts out. 

I respected Ruby for still trying when Vida pushed him away.  Most men would not only have said fuck it, but they wouldn’t have stayed true to the wife they are separated from.  He didn’t stray, he knew he fucked up and needed to make things right between them once more.  When something happens it not only repairs the cracks in Vida and Ruby’s cement (read the book you will understand the reference) it makes them stronger but it wasn’t easy, it was filled with pain, heartache and finally restoring who you are deep inside.  Heated Ride reminded me to not allow the cracks in my cement with my husband to continue to grow without not only patching and repairing the cracks but reinforcing them to become even stronger.

You can feel the emotion that Chelsea Camaron pours into each and every one of these books, and while this one may not have been the most violent of situations, sometimes pulling that bit of your real life into a storyline makes it even more moving.  She connected with me on a more personal level and I am sure she will for a lot of others going through problems in their relationships, but take the message she brings across into your heart and never give up on your vida, your life because sometimes if you do, you end up losing yourself in the process.

“Oh the FEELS!! This books is a killer on the heart and Tummy! I got teary eyes, a lump in my throat and lots of butterflies.” ~ 5 Star Review Twinsie Talks

“Camaron did an amazing job on portraying feelings, the progression of this story, and I love her thought process for her characters.” ~ 5 Star Review Author Kristin Campbell

“I can’t even begin to tell you how close to home this book hit me!!!....5 heated stars!!! Obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel about this book/series!!!" ~ Alpha Book Club

USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

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