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Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Ride Hard

Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye
by Laura Kaye
Series: Raven Riders #1
Published by Avon
on April 26th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: e-book
Source: edelweiss, Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 Stars

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Blurb:

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...

Hot Romance

I voluntarily reviewed a copy (received via publisher) of this book.

Ride Hard by Laura Kaye is a rough and tumble story that somehow softens your outlook on motorcycle clubs. A brotherhood that has the appearance of intimidation but also has the sweetness and caring that you might not expect. It is worth it to take a glimpse of  the Raven Riders, a spin-off story of Kaye’s Hard Ink Series.

A beta heroine meets a hot alpha…

I might have missed a lot of backstory from not reading the Hard Ink series, but it holds its own in terms of seeing into the lives of the Raven Riders. This is not your ordinary motorcycle club; they help endangered women, children, and families. It adds a humanitarian role to an otherwise intimidating sounding group. And no one experiences that juxtaposition more than Haven.

There was an overall theme of nasty sounding fathers and horrible living situations.

“I just usually expect the worst. That way it doesn’t hurt as much when it happens.”

 

It makes you feel for the characters and bond with them more. It’s that common ground that Haven and Dare, two totally different types of people, bond with each other.

And when I say bond, I mean it in every sexy and non-sexy way. There was a lot of sex, maybe even too much of it. When it happens, it went on forever that I might have just skipped over it at times wishing for more storyline. I hate doing that, but I loved both of those characters so much, that I wanted more substance. There was believable attraction, so it was fun for them to finally do that bonding thing, but come on.

However, the romance aspect pulled this book back together for me. I needed to hear the words, just like Dare needed to hear them as well.

 

“You own my heart and you always will, because you taught me what love was and you showed me what life could be. You gave me wings, Dare, and they brought me right back to you. And they always will.”

Swoontastic!

Hot and sexy, with a bit of suspense and action, makes this a new series that is one to watch out for.

 

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Yeah that is what I was afraid of ;/ I’d want more substance also.

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
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So glad to see your review of this one, Aleen! I received this one a little while back (as a freebie, I think?) but hadn’t picked it up yet or even looked into any reviews. I’m new to the MC genre (I’m listening to one now on audio and it’s among the first I’ve read) and it sounds like the club here is rather atypical. I think this is one I’ll enjoy.

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