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Rules of the Ride: A Silver Star Ranch Novel by [Bellus, HJ]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2274 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Publisher: HJ Bellus (26 Oct. 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,672 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Couldn't put this book down loved everything about it such a heartbreaking story!!! I was rooting for Ella and maverik and so glad that they found their way back to each other. Fab ending of the book that left me needing more can't wait for marvels book need to know what's happening
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Jeez, woman have a heart!
H J Bellus, I am beginning to wonder what exactly you have going round in that head of yours because I am broken – I have been on a real cowboy kick lately and I hold my hand up – I love me a cowboy but holy cow… I want a Maverick Slatter for myself.
You took my heart and soul and not only rung them out but you then hung them out to dry!
Maverick Slatter belongs to no-one, he did once and he thought that would be forever but in reality when he gave his heart away he knew he would never want it back but what he didn’t know that the woman he gave it to wouldn’t want to keep it or him.
Ten years ago Ella James, turned her back on her fiancé Maverick and without a bye or leave in the dead of night, she left and in the process she broke his heart but why?
Never believing he had to see her again, he was knocked for six when she returns to town. The death of her mother pulling her back to the one place she would never return too.
When they come into contact again and he is even more surprised when that fleeting connection stirs up feelings that he thought he had long since buried.
As I suspected there was more to Ella’s departure that initially met the eye but when Maverick learns not only the real reason she left, but also the other secrets that she is keeping, he is left with a decision to make.
Does he try to rekindle what was there before, does he fight to get back the only woman that has ever meant anything to him or does he let sleeping dogs lie and call it a day?
Really… you don’t need me to tell you what he decides do you … this is cowboy mentality here and getting back in the saddle, Mav is getting his woman back – and nothing is going to stop him.
This is second chance love story that you will be happy to have read, you will struggle to put it down!
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I really enjoyed the first book in this series but Heidi has stepped it up a notch in this second book. I've just devoured this book in one sitting.

This is a real heartbreaker of a story and encompasses everything I love: second chance romance, two leading characters that will draw you in and have you sitting on the edge of your seat praying for their HEA, three smoking brothers whose loyalty to each other and banter amongst themselves will bring a smile to your face and most importantly it's a real good story.

This has fast become my favourite series from H.J Bellus and one which I would happily recommend. I can't wait for Marvel's book up next.

I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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4* read.
This is the second book in the Silver Ranch Series and to fully understand it you need to start with book one 8 Second Decision. This is Maverick and Ella's story whose paths cross again after 10years after Ella has to come home for a family matter. I do love second chance romances and this one was full of emotion and passion and I loved the iterations between them and the family. My heart broke at times through this book and left me in a emotional mess but it was so worth it.
Lots of twists and turns, when you finally think you know what's happening BAM another twist. Cant wait for the next one.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8df22780) out of 5 stars 61 reviews
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HASH(0x8d6dd318) out of 5 stars HJ Bellus does lead up to some quite surprising reveals in this book. 30 Oct. 2015
By micharch - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Maverick and Ella were high school sweethearts who were about to get married when Ella suddenly up and left Maverick and their town behind. 10 years later Ella is back for the funeral of her mother. Maverick finds himself drawn to Ella again and realizes that he is still in love with her and probably always will be. Ella is keeping some major secrets and knows that she has to either come clean with Maverick or walk away. When all of her secrets are exposed, Maverick is left reeling. I understood Ella running away when she was 18 and the reasons why she did, I did not understand her running away this time. She could have been an adult and told Maverick everything, instead he has to track her down to get all of the answers. Ella finally gets her life in order and comes back to Maverick. Just when you think all is well, life gets in the way and the book ends on a cliffhanger to see what will happen with Marvel and Grandpa.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8d6dd564) out of 5 stars LOVED IT SOOOOO MUCH! 26 Oct. 2015
By Stephanie Brady - Published on Amazon.com
I was introduced to Maverick in the first book of the series 8 Second Decision which was about his brother Merrick (if you havent read that yet then you are missing out and need to do so before reading this one).

Here in Rules of the ride you get to know more about Maverick. I loved getting to hear Maverick & Ella's story. Their story is a complicated one that starts with young love. I am really unsure on what to say so that i dont give the story away. i guess i will just warn you that you need to be prepared to have your heart ripped out, stomped on, and all together shattered while reading this book. But it is worth it. And i cant wait to read the next book that will be Marvels story.
I received an arc in exchange for a honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8d6dd81c) out of 5 stars Maverik and Ella stole my heart!!! 28 Oct. 2015
By Tiffany Williams - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
"I don't know if I should hate you or what, but there's one thing I'll never be able to do, and that's walk away from you, Ella. I'm here for you."
"I don't deserve this."
"No, you don't. Look at me, Ella...You deserve so much more. A life here with me."

Holy-Amazing Story-Batman!!!

Good LAWD! HJ Bellus has done it again!!

Maverik and Ella's story was heart-stoppingly beautiful. You get a small glimpse of their story in 8 Second Decision, but you really have no idea what you're in for! My heart was in from the get-go. No matter the years they had spent apart, Maverik and Ella had always loved each other.

"I'm scared, Maverik."

I didn't know if my heart could take the reasoning behind Ella leaving Maverik ten years prior. As the story unfolds, my heart did break...for each of them. HJ Bellus has a way of weaving her characters in such a way that you feel every emotion coming from them.

I felt Maverik's anger and torture over Ella's return. I felt Ella's heartbreak and hesitation in leaving him once again. You wanted to pull these two together and never let them fall apart, but certain circumstances stand in their way. The past haunts them and the future is unsure once secrets are told.

"I'll always be here for you. It may be my greatest downfall, but Ella, you're my forever."

Not only does this book take you through their story, but it also continues through the other Slatters, as well. I can't get enough of this family! The Slatters have a love, loyalty, and honor like no other. In this book, you see that they can only stand firmer together when things gets tough.

I will say that the ending to this book left me shocked, speechless, and scared of what's to come for the Slatters and their family! I need more!!!!

This book was everything I had hoped it would be and more! I'm tapping my foot waiting for the last book...patiently tapping;)

"Love doesn't follow the rules or view life the way our eyes see it."
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8d6ddb04) out of 5 stars cliffhanger warning !!!!!!!!! it is a good one too !!!! 27 Oct. 2015
By amie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
So I was reading this and thinking this is an amazing second chance romance , solid 4 star read , just enough of everything I love and then BOOM that torturous cliffy and now I am saying TOTAL 5 STARS !! That cliffy has blown me away , I was yelling , crying and saying OMG F*** HJ BELLUS SIDEWAYS !! You have got to be kidding me. This is book 2 of the series and it is Maverick and Ella's story yet we still get a ton of Merek , Challis , Marvel and of course that old man of theirs that I adore so much !!

We got a bit of Maverick's story in book 1 and honestly I just thought Ella was a dumb , snotty chick who took off to find better. I am not ashamed to say I was so wrong about her and honestly I loved her character and her strength and that isn't saying she didn't make mistakes and keep making mistakes , I just really was blown away by her depth. She is not an open book , her secrets do not come flying out once she comes back home. Maverick is so in love it hurts to read about. I just wanted to cuddle him and let him cry. It has been 10 years yet the attraction and sexual tension and love is still there. There is no denying these two should be together yet something is holding Ella back. Maverick is determined to keep her home and finally start their forever. In the midst of this the Slatter's are still working hard to pay off their father's debts and lets just say it isn't getting any easier. As strong as they are their family has been rocked and they are struggling to stay strong. Ella is also struggling being home. Her mom has died and the town has shunned her because she left and never looked back even when her mom was sick. Being home is nothing but trouble for her and on top of that she can't stay away from Maverick. When all is said and done Ella has to face her past and embrace her future. Maverick does all he can to keep his girl this time and it is a crazy ride with some shockers. I would say their story is amazing and it is but then we get to that cliffy and just WOW.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8d6ddd20) out of 5 stars This Book is worth your time and your money!! Loved it!! 26 Oct. 2015
By Leeann Wright - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Well, everytime I read one of HJ Bellus’s books I think it’s the best she has written. Then she goes and writes another one that is even better then her last!

This book is no different.

Maverick has always been In love with Ella. Even though they have been apart for 10 years, he is still devoted to his love for her. When she comes back to town for her mothers funeral, he can’t stay away from her, but he knows if she leaves again it will break him.
It broke Ella’s heart when she ran out on Maverick in the middle of the night 10 years ago and she has never recovered. Now she is back and secrets will come out, truths will be discovered & she isn’t sure they will survive the fall out.

It turns out HJ Bellus has a vivid imagination when it comes to writing about cowboys ( who knew? Lol) , as in the 1st book in this series she is very descriptive & literally leaves you drooling over this family of spectacularly hot men! I reckon even Grandpa would be drool worthy.

The hotness aside, what I really enjoyed about these characters is the interaction with the rest of their family. Even though Ella has been gone for such a long time, when she returned she is instantly
welcomed back into the Slatter family not just by Merrick but by his brothers, sister in law & of course Grandpa. No questions, no judgement. She has always and will awlays be one of them.
The banter between the family as a whole is at time hilariously funny but at other sweet and loving. Family is what you make it and surround yourself with, it doesn’t have to be blood it is made of people that love each other and have your back no matter what.

Merrick is determined to prove to Ella once and for all that the love they have for each other knows no bounds and the way he sets out to do this will have all the women reading this swooning!

This is one of those books where you think you know where it is going, but you will be wrong. There are lots of twists and turns and lots of smoke and mirrors that will keep you guessing all the way through. There is pure heartbreak and devestation. At times my heart broke for both Ella and Maverick at what they had endured all because of secrets and lies.

Hj Bellus has written a story that leaves no doubt in her abliity to draw you in, crush your heart and then slowly rebuild it with her words of hope and love. She takes her characters and puts them though the wringer and brings them out bruised and battered (emotionally speaking). She restores them by filling them with hope & love and giving them the happy ending they never thought in a million years they deserved let alone would get.

I think HJ Bellus dreams big and acheives big and this carrys through in the words she delivers in each and every one of her books.

I sincerely hope HJ Bellus continues to do this for as long as she has stories in her to tell. I am unashamedly a huge fan & I have read each and every one of her books so far and will continue to do so as long as she is hitting that publish button!!

They say your only as good as your last book, well Ms Bellus, if that is the case, you rock!!

Reviewed on behalf of FRM BookGrind
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