Friday, March 10, 2017

Review Tour: Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

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From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes the first steamy standalone in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE HARD! A sexy romantic suspense, you might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! The Raven Riders Series takes you on a new adventure and kicks it into overdrive!

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Brotherhood. Club. Family.

They live and ride by their own rules.

These are the Raven Riders…

Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers—the only family he’s got—as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.

Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.

The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…

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My thoughts: 

So, real talk, MC Romance was sort of not my thing, but after reading this gem of a book - with its perfect mix of action, romance, and suspense - I'm a fan! Well, at least a fan of Laura Kaye's brand of MC Romance - sign me up for ALL of the Raven Rider's books. That's a real testament to how much I enjoy a book - if I read one and it has me sold on not only continuing a series, but also delving deep into all the works of an author - especially if there's a semi- connected series involved (which is the case with Laura's Hard Ink series). And that truly is the case here. Tattoos, motorcycles, Alpha males, and strong female leads - I am SO down for the ride (pun totally intended)

Haven and Dare are such GREAT characters with so much depth and emotion. I loved them both from the beginning. Despite both of them having had monstrous childhoods, they used their experiences to be better people and to help other people deal with hardships in life. Haven is such a sweet and brave heroine. Dare was able to straddle the fine line between being rough and tough, yet real and honest and open (with himself and Haven) about his feelings. I think that might be my favorite part of their story - the way that they were both so vulnerable but openly communicated their feelings and desires. It wasn't always smooth sailing (the tension, drama, and action are SO GOOD), but I LOVE that the characters had the maturity to talk things through honestly and really communicate. Plus the sex is HOT!!!!

Laura also did a very good job of introducing various other characters in a way that makes you want to learn more about them, leading the way to my really anticipating the continuation of the series. I can't wait to see what the Raven Rider's MC does next! So basically, for being awesome overall and convincing me that MC Romance might be a genre I need to give another shot - Ride Hard gets 5 out of 5 wine glasses. 

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And don’t miss all the books in the Raven Riders Series!


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Laura Kaye’s RIDE HARD – Review Tour Schedule:

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About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink, Raven Riders, and Blasphemy series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.