Rachel had lived her whole life watching Cash break one woman’s heart after another. He was everything she shouldn’t want; a bad boy biker with enough sex appeal to make any woman want a night in his bed. Even her. Heck, he wasn’t even her type—he didn’t know when to keep his mouth shut, and he lived in a sex club. How was she supposed to know that he was special and worth putting up with the biker wars and biker bitches? Or was he?
Review: I have really enjoyed reading this series because I feel like Jamie's writing improves with each story, so that has been great to watch, but the story is also so entertwined and yet still able to bring surprises, so I think she has an amazing mind to tell this big of a story. When I finish one book, I honestly can't wait to read the next one, and I'm always hopeful that there will be a next one, so I really hope that there are more Last Rider's out there so that this series just never ends.
On to Cash and Rachel, though. I really think I might have loved their story just as much as Shade and Lilly's, which is surprising because I was looking forward to Shade's story from the middle of the first book, and Cash was not on my radar as much. He and Rachel have the same type of chemistry and pull, however, as Shade and Lilly. They have known one another almost their whole lives, and yet, Cash has never really seen Rachel. She, on the other hand, has been watching him for years. Their families grew up side by side, but he and her three brothers have basically been feuding for years, so she has always kept her distance from Cash. That, and he has also always been a major player with women.
Cash helps Rachel one night, however, and they end up finding out just how much chemistry they have with one another, however, and, as usual with these books, there is a LOT of chemistry. As almost all of the Last Rider's do, however, Cash does not realize, at first, how precious and rare Rachel is, and he hurts her pretty badly. He realizes, too late, that he has found something similar to the other guys in his MC. Cash has to do something that he has never had to do - he must fight for Rachel and prove to her that she can put up with his lifestyle and also, that he is worth her giving him another chance. There are some new people on the picture, however, that may put everyone in danger if Cash and Rachel don't learn to communicate with one another.
The one thing that seemed strange with Rachel is that, at one point, she is embarrassed to be seen in a one piece bathing suit, and then, when Cash brings someone else into the room with them, as all the Last Rider's do, she does not have any concerns with this. She barely puts up any fight. The only explanation is that she has this wildness inside her that she is finally letting out. For me, that seemed too much like an easy excuse, as opposed to her and Cash actually having the conversation about his lifestyle, which they never actually have, and him seeing if she is interested in it, etc. It felt too inconsistent, when I felt like the other stories had handled that part pretty well.