I left here a man but came back a beast
A shoulder-fired missile broke my body.
But betrayal obliterated my heart.
For months I lingered in and out of hell until my body healed.
Now I'm back in town with my club brothers. But I am still fighting a war of darkness in my head and I can't see a way out.
Then she comes to town like a summer breeze and makes me feel things I didn't know existed.
She has the voice of an angel and the body of a goddess.
But she is running from her own demons. From the Devil himself.
He's coming to town.
But I've walked through hell and survived, and I'll walk through it again to protect her.
I've spent years running from my past.
Town to town.
State to state.
Never putting down roots.
I wish I could but I can't. Because I am running from the Devil and if he finds me, he will drag me down to hell again.
Then I meet a beautiful, scarred beast of man who makes me feel something for the first time in my life.
He makes me want to stay but it's impossible.
Because the Devil is coming and when he arrives I won't stand a chance.
Note: For mature audiences, ages18 and older. This book deals with sensitive topics that may be triggers for some readers.
Hell on Wheels is book four in the Kings of Mayhem MC series. While it is a standalone, it is recommended you read the first three books in the series to get a feel for the MC and the family.
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Hell on Wheels by Penny Dee is the fourth book in her Kings of Mayhem MC series. Told in dual POV between Chance and Cassidy, we finally get to learn more about the oldest Calley brother. About his life growing up as the oldest and having to deal with the more nightmarish side of their father, and about just how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he loves. From a terrible injury and incident while on a mission for the Navy SEALS we see him work through the darkness in his soul while trying his best to keep that darkness far away from the one woman that has the ability to heal him. Cassidy is on the run and when the large beautiful biker steps in to help her she is initially suspicious but something in his soul calls to hers and maybe, just maybe, with Chance's help she can finally stop running, finally stop living everyday in fear of the monster that chases her. Enjoy!
I didn’t think this series could get any better, I was wrong. Chance’s story blew me away. I knew he was going to have a lot of issues, being in a war zone, his comrades dead, his trust betrayed, suffering horrific injuries, he returned to his family. While his scars are healing well on the outside, inside he’s still warring with his emotions. Meeting Cassidy stirs something deep inside that he thought was dead. Cassidy is running, running from something bad, evil even, and she too has suffered betrayal from someone she thought she could trust. Can they learn to trust in each other? Can Chance tame the beast within and give Cassidy what they both want so desperately? I loved Chance so much, he was just such a good guy, no messing, straight up, nice guy who wanted to be loved, scars and all. So too was Cassidy, they were so much alike, battling demons the only way they new how. Together they were a formidable team. A great story, I was addicted from the get-go, brilliant writing and truly wonderful characters. Penny Dee is now a one-click go-to author for me, if she writes it, I want to read it.
WOW! Another wonderful story by Penny Dee. This one pulled us along the emotionally raw journey of Chance and Cassidy. Two beautiful individuals marred by horrific pasts that have left the scars of war, foreign and domestic. Like Chance, Cassidy’s scars are physical and emotional, but hers come from home. The home where you’re supposed to be safe and protected. Yet home for her was the very place she was terrorized and unable to escape. To everyone else, Chance’s bodily scars from war seem to be his worst problem, but really it’s the emotional turmoil that lives and breathes inside that is slowly killing him. “It wasn’t just my scars that made me a monster. It was the darkness inside. And I knew it was growing stronger every day. Because the military had made me a soldier. But war made me a beast.” Chance is a smoldering hottie that oozes an understated sexiness. I loved Chance! Yes, he’s an alpha for sure, but underneath, even with all of his inner turmoil, there is a layer of sensitivity that I appreciated. Outwardly, Chance can put on the charm and dazzle your socks off. But inside he believed he wasn’t worthy or deserving of love. The last thing he was looking for was a relationship beyond a one and done. Yet when he stumbles into a situation where there’s a damsel in distress he suddenly finds himself volunteering to be the one to save her. “l’d always thought my darkness was the most powerful force I’d ever known. But it was nothing compared to the power of her allure.” This story is about their journey towards each other and learning to love themselves in the process. They will have to fight many obstacles on the way. Some you can predict and some will throw you for a loop. I loved that Cassidy could see Chance’s beauty inside and out, even if he didn’t. I especially appreciated that the author gave Cassidy the strength to refuse to let her past define her. She’s a compassionate and patient character and the perfect match for Chance. I really loved their swoony emotional story. I am so glad they found each other. Reading their story was like watching a flower unfold revealing a brilliant bloom in the end. “We fell asleep, entwined in each other, and the warm flicker of hope burning in our hearts.” Swwwooon!! I really, really enjoyed reading this story. It definitely had me on edge waiting for the menacing horrible person you knew was coming to show up. The skull mask guy didn’t help, totally creeped me out. The book was filled with all the feels! In and amongst the emotional raw and gritty the author gave us some comic relief to make it a perfectly balanced entertaining read. I liked immersing myself once again into the Kings of Mayhem world and visiting some of my favorite characters I read an ARC of this book. My fair and honest review is voluntary.
HELL ON WHEELS is the fourth instalment in Penny Dee’s contemporary, adult KINGS OF MAYHEM MC erotic, romance series focusing on the members of the Kings of Mayhem MC. This is Sargent at Arms and former Navy SEAL Chance Calley, and musician/waitress Cassidy aka Chelsea Silvermane’s story line. HELL ON WHEELS can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous instalments is revealed where necessary. NOTE: Due to the story line content, there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers. Told from dual first person perspectives (Chance and Cassidy) HELL ON WHEELS follows Cassidy, a young woman on the run from her past, a past that is about to catch up and destroy. When the band scheduled to play at the Kings of Mayhem MC patching in ceremony cancels at the last minute, Sargent at Arms Chance Calley finds a replacement with a beautiful street busker he knows only as Cassidy, a woman about to run for places unknown. With her past just a few steps behind, Cassidy makes enough money to head for the hills but betrayal comes at a cost. Panicked and afraid for her life, Cassidy will, once again, come face to face with Chance Calley, the man who is about to change her life. What ensues is the building relationship between Chance and Cassidy, and the potential fall-out as Cassidy’s past demands all, and so much more. Chance Calley is a former US Navy SEAL who has suffered greatly when his last deployment went all to h*ll. Scarred, both inside and out, Chance doesn’t do relationships as he is unable to get past what happened and why, but something about Cassidy stirs our hero’s frozen heart. Cassidy has seen monsters and Chance isn’t even close to her list but the monsters from her past are closing in, and will take everyone down to get what they want. The relationship between Cassidy and Chance is one of immediate attraction but neither one is in a place for a permanent relationship. Having to always look over her shoulder, Cassidy is unable to settle down without fear of being found but meeting Chance Calley finds our heroine hoping for a future, a future that includes a happily ever after. The $ex scenes are intimate, passionate and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The secondary and supporting characters include Cade and Indy (Kings of Mayhem #1 & Brothers in Arms #2), Caleb and Honey (Biker Baby #3), as well as club president Michael ‘Bull’ Western, and members Vader, Joker, Animal, and Hawke, as well as Granny Sybil Calley. We are introduced to Cassidy’s friend and roommate Missy, and Missy’s brother Craig. The requisite evil has many faces. HELL ON WHEELS is a story of family, vengeance, betrayal, madness and love; a story of retribution, fear, trust and acceptance. The premise is emotional, intense and engaging; the characters are energetic, broken and colorful; the romance is steamy and hot HELL ON WHEELS is a gritty, spicy and edgy look at love in the world of the Kings of Mayhem MC.
I absolutely adored every heart pounding minute of this book! There is so much heat between Cassidy and Chase, the pages were literally set on fire! When you factor in the danger that lingers in the background of this book, this is a book that calls to my soul! I absolutely could not put it down! Cassidy had a childhood that was literally hell on earth. Abandoned at birth, and then betrayed by those that should have protected her, she does the only thing she knows how to do. She runs. And then she keeps on running. Until she lands in the Kings of Mayhem's territory, and everything changes. Chase has his own set of problems. His childhood was also torturous, but he got out by joining the military. Military life suited him, until it didn't. The horrors of war followed him home, and he wasn't sure he could overcome it. Until Cassidy. These two are so broken, it hurts my heart! It's going to take something special to heal them both, and the author handles it so beautifully! I loved the connection between Cassidy and Chase, loved how well they fit together, into each other's lives. Despite all of the problems that haunt them, I just couldn't get enough of their story! And I adore the Kings of Mayhem!
At last the story of Chance Calley, a Marine SEAL returning as a wounded soldier with PTSD and disfiguring deep scars. He became the SAA of the Kings of Mayhem MC along with his siblings Cade and Caleb. His training never wavers as he noticed danger lurking around Cassidy and defuse it. Chelsea “Cassidy” Silvermane is on the running from her past and ended up in Destiny where the Kings of Mayhem rule the territory. Her talents was noticeable by the Kings of Mayhem club members as she is utilizing it as a means for provision to survive. The story provides flashbacks interspersed into the story with present day chapter. It is also filled with betrayal, suspense and emotional turmoil of the characters as they paddle through uncharted territory in their life. A great story! ****I voluntarily received an Advance Review Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review****
Hell on Wheels is book four in the Kings of Mayhem MC series. While the characters stories can be read as a standalone, the MC story should be read in order for you to truly enjoy this series. The title could not be more perfect for Chance/Cassidy. They've been through hell and back along with on the go trying to survive and overcome their own "Devil". This story will keep you on the edge of your seat, gripping that device wanting to know when the "Devil" will come, where the MC aspect is going and how these two strong people help each other in the process of finding themselves. There is not a story in this series that does not capture your heart, but this one just might be my favorite. The author just may have a hard time making the next one to top this story. I'm still holding out hope that Bull gets a story. We all know they have dealt with loss, but this one is going to break us, but in the end the author will reclaim our hearts (I hope, haha).
Full of intrigue, emotion and blinding passion! With the next book in the Kings of Mayhem MC series, we get Chance's story and man was it a great one! I was quickly drawn in to the drama of the story line and quick to turn page after page to see what was going to happen. The characters were emotionally gripping, both with complex backgrounds that added depth to the story. I have loved this entire series and hope this isn't the last we will see of the Kings of Mayhem! Chance Calley is back home in Destiny, but he's a shell of the man he used to be. Badly injured physically, but even more scarred emotionally, he's just going through the paces of getting out of bed day after day ... until he meets a reason to come alive again. Cassidy is running away from the devil himself. She's lived a hard life from the start, but her life on the run is taking a toll and leaves her wishing she could shelter in the arms of the sexy biker who took an interest in her the moment he heard her sing. It doesn't take long after meeting him for her to realize her cover has been blown and her past is on her tail with a vengeance. She's ready to run, but Chance sets out to teach her that the Kings protect what's theirs ... and he's ready to stake his claim!