Monday, April 17, 2017

Review, Excerpt, Giveaway:Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2) by Laura Kaye

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series,
RIDE ROUGH.


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! Order your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!
 
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About Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2, 4/25/17)

Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

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It was one of Maverick’s favorite dreams.

He and Alexa had gone up to Swallow Falls in Western Maryland for a weekend getaway and were staying in one of the mini cabins at the state park. After a day of hiking and swimming and picnicking outside, they’d come back to their cabin tired and ready to crash, but getting naked for showers had sidetracked them for hours. And even once they finally fell asleep, Maverick was hard and ready every time he woke up, and he took her again and again, falling asleep still buried inside her . . .

And fuck if he wasn’t ready right now.

He burrowed his face in Alexa’s soft hair and banded his arm around her stomach. His hand filled with the soft mound of her breast. He pulled her back against his chest and ground his erection against the swell of her ass.

“Maverick,” she moaned.

Hell, yeah. He nuzzled her neck, kissed her there, tasting and nipping and sucking. God, he needed in her. “Fuck, Alexa,” he whispered.

Her hand gripped his. “Maverick.”

He rolled her under him and crawled on top of her, his body falling into the cradle of her spread thighs.

“Uh, Maverick.”

He frowned and kissed her jaw, her cheek, her mouth. It was the kiss that did it. Something wasn’t right. The memory playing out in his sleep-fogged mind didn’t feel like the reality confronting his physical senses. His eyes blinked open. And he found himself lying on top of Alexa. Not in the cabin at Swallow Falls years before. In the gray morning light of his house. Her wide hazel eyes stared up at him.

He reared off of her in an instant. “Fuck,” he said, coming to stand by the couch. Alexa looked stunned—and so fucking sexy that Maverick barely resisted crawling back on top of her. She lay on her back in his clothes, on his couch, her knees drawn up and falling out, her hair sleep-mussed and sexy. Jesus. He adjusted himself, unable to hide his raging hard-on, and scrubbed at his face. “Goddamn dream. I’m sorry, Alexa. I didn’t mean to do that.”

“You . . . you were dreaming. Of me?” she whispered.

His gaze narrowed. “Don’t ask a question you don’t want the answer to.”
   
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What I thought about Ride Rough

In this second book in the Raven Riders series a spin off of Laura Kaye's Hard Ink series, the story centers around Maverick and Alexa.  Alexa had a brief appearance in the previous book in the series but in Ride Rough, we learn more about the history between her and Maverick.

Five years ago, Alexa was involved with Maverick, her brother's best friend. When Alexa's brother is killed in a motorcycle accident, she decides she needs to break it off with Maverick and move on to someone she thinks is more suited to her future.

Maverick has been keeping an eye on Alexa, especially after she shows up bruised after an altercation with her fiance. As the wedding approaches, Alexa gets a good dose of how her fiance is controlling and abusive, and it's Maverick to the rescue. It doesn't take long for Alexa to realize she's been with the wrong guy all along. 

Ride Rough is a second chance love story that presents a few hurdles for Maverick and Alexa to cross, especially when it comes to her now ex-fiance.  It's pretty clear from the start that Maverick and Alexa belong together and it doesn't take long for them to be heating up the sheets and other places!  

There isn't a huge amount of conflict in Ride Rough, and while it still maintains that suspenseful atmosphere that I love about Laura Kaye's writing, Ride Rough doesn't have the same kind tension that I've found in other books in this and the related series.  There's a minor conflict with the Iron Cross, a rival MC, and of course, Alexa's ex-fiance isn't going to let her go easy, but a little something just felt missing from Ride Rough.  Did I enjoy the story?  Yes, and I loved Maverick -- he's sexy and honorable, but I was definitely left wanting more. 

If you are in the mood for a swoony MC hero, and a heroine that finally sees the light before it's too late, you'll probably like Ride Rough.  I like this series alot, especially that the MC enables abused women to get free and start over.  The characters that have already been introduced in the previous book in the series are not forgotten, and I really like that, too.

So overall, Ride Rough is a sexy tale of second chance love. If you like MC suspense and romance, this might be the book for you.

An ARC was provided for review.






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laurakaye-34 crop 2   About Laura Kaye:Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders 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, two daughters, and monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


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