LANCE (Roughneck Shorts #3)
by Chelsea Camaron
Release Date: 15th May 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Value, worth—these are things I don’t have. College degree, great job—none of that matters if you look in the mirror and can’t find anything to love.
Structure, dedication, and determination are the traits that Candace Jones has survived and thrived on. When no one cares at home, it takes her self-drive to push and work her way through college. Life is funny while you’re growing up, and adulthood isn’t any easier than childhood. Little girl dreams are often destroyed before they can even begin.
Lance ‘Rush’ Miller works hard and plays even harder. He lives life from one adrenaline rush to the next, from working as a roughneck to trick riding his street bike. He has it made and knows it.
What happens when firm resolve crashes into wild abandon? Two complete opposites are thrown together when Candace finds herself in need of a quick escape that Lance is all too willing to give her.
Lance is the third and final in the Roughneck Shorts series and I am excited to learn Chelsea Camaron will be writing a spin-off series with some of the other characters. I really loved Lance, he was such a sweetheart with patience beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed and shows traits of being an alpha, but isn’t full on. Again, I loved Ms Camaron’s writing style. It is a testament to her ability as an author to write such different romances throughout this series. The first being typical alpha, the second dark and this one inspirational. I bow down to you Ms Camaron, you are a champion.
Twenty-eight year old Lance Miller has a nickname for being an adrenaline junkie, Rush. He lives for the rush, but when he meets the girl of his dreams, will she be able to give him the rush he needs to settle down. Lance works on an oil rig with Maverick and Heath, its dirty work and hard. But when he gets a chance, Lance is hanging with his mates at the bar or riding his bike.
Lance is determined to treat women the right way. Never using them for their own pleasure or bed hopping. At the bar now, he tries to pick up a curvy girl, but she thinks he’s pulling her leg. Why would a hot guy like him be chasing after a curvy girl when he could have a Barbie wanna-be? He’s the gentleman, not the player and the girls just don’t seem to realise how legitimate he is.
Candace Jones is a pharmacist and enjoys her job. She didn’t have an easy upbringing, she had both parents and was an only child, but her life was far from fun and easy going. Her current boyfriend, Wade is a douchebag and only wants a physical relationship. When she isn’t in the “mood”, his response was: “Do I look like a man to cuddle? Get real, Candy. I am a man, a man with needs.” They have been together almost three months and first met in the pharmacy.
Lance and Reese, (Roughneck Riders team) are at the Pavement Pushers event and when they begin their routine, he sees Reese go down. There’s a woman in the arena and Reese was trying not to run her down. Candace is babbling, crying and clearly hysterical. Lance gets her out of there while Reese is checked out.
Its two weeks later and Lance hanging out with his mates at their usual bar. Coincidentally, he sees Candace and cannot believe his luck. Will Candace give Rush the chance to get to know her? Does she believe he actually wants curvy women over Barbies? Can Candace overcome her insecurities enough to trust and to fall with him?
This was certainly a very inspirational and moving short read. Lance, I just cannot get over this sweet man and all the roughnecks for that matter. This is one series that should be read by all romance readers as each is very different from the others. The insecurities that Candace had were very real, especially for me and I totally connected to everything she was feeling. Another winner from Ms Camaron. Thank you.
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About the Author
Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.
Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream. She realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.
Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspire the Love and Repair and Hellions Ride series.
When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.