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!
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.
OHMAIGAWD! I’m in frekkin’ love with Maverick. That said… I can proceed with this review.
Maverick Rylan is Dare’s cousin, Bunny’s son and all around awesome guy. He’s protective, fiercely loyal and hot as hell. He’s also very much worried about his ex-girlfriend, Alexa Harmon.
Alexa’s brother Tyler was a prospect with the Raven Riders years ago and had died in a horrible motorcycle accident. He was also Maverick’s best friend. After Tyler died, Alexa felt the need to distance herself from Maverick, to focus on taking care of her troubled mother (who’s a hoarder).
Alexa is also in an abusive relationship with Grant Slater, a big shot millionaire that wants the Riders’ property for his real-estate projects. When things get a step too far (in my opinion, it’s miles too far), she escapes him and runs to Maverick for help. That’s where their second chance at love begin.
I adore how in every book Kaye writes there’s a point. Some sort of an issue that has to be dealt with, and usually it’s a manifestation of some kind of trauma. Domestic abuse is so common and too widely ignored, or more accurately not receiving the deserved attention, and these subtle ways of bringing it to the attention of the public is amazing.
In Ride Rough Kaye actually presents two horrible situations. The first is hoarding, the reasoning behind it and the dangers hoarders put themselves in. I loved that it was brought up as I’ve never read anything dealing with it. The second is the abuse.
Both are tied together in a roundabout way; Alexa ignored all the signs of the abuse in an unconscious way to keep her troubled mother from being homeless and help her be as stable as possible.
Ride Rough is a wild ride. It’s a beautifully written second chance romance, packed with sexiness, wit, humor, emotion and a lot of fierce loyalty and love. It’s a perfect read that started my reading month on a very very good note.
Want a tease? Here’s an…
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.
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.”
It’s it delicious?
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