Review: Guts & Glory: Ryder (In the Shadows Security #2) by Jeanne St. James

Guts & Glory: Ryder (In the Shadows Security, #2)

Guts & Glory: Ryder
(In the Shadows Security #2)
by Jeanne St. James

Is saving another’s soul worth risking your own?

Former special forces operator, Ryder, has never backed down from an assignment, and he’ll be damned if he lets a blonde-haired, smart-mouthed, pain in the a** destroy that record. She’s going to get her life together even if he has to drag her kicking and screaming to do so, and he’s not opposed to using a firm hand to yank her from the darkness back into the light.

MC born and bred, Kelsea is on a one-way path to rock bottom. Determined to forget the horrible truths revealed about the man who fathered her, she’s drowning in a sea of booze, drugs and meaningless hookups. She has no desire to be “saved,” especially not by a bossy former Army Ranger with deep green eyes and a sexy southern twang.

Being locked away at his cabin, cut off from the outside world, deeply buried secrets are rising to the surface and lines between them are starting to blur.

The road to redemption is paved with heartache, though, and while Ryder wants to save her from the demons that haunt her, he’s not sure it’s worth the risk of losing himself or his heart in the process. But, in the end, will Kelsea finally learn to save herself?

Note: Ryder is the second book of the Guts & Glory series, a six-book spin-off from my Dirty Angels MC series. While it’s recommended to read both series in order, each book can be read as a stand-alone. As with all my books, this has an HEA, no cliffhanger or cheating.


5 Gutting Stars

If you have read any of the Dirty Angel MC series you will have read about Kelsea impervious books. She comes across as a brat and someone who needs to grow up a lot. But when it comes down to it no one knows her pain and her severing from the past.

I saw the storyline for this book a mile of. Was it because I knew her from previous books or not but I knew it straight away. Now this didn’t take away from the book for me. I loved how Ryder healed Kelsea and turned her back into her strong, independent Woman.

We got to see previous characters and I loved hearing from them. Dare I say it but this book excided my expectations and I loved it! Highly recommend.


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