New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE ROUGH, releasing today! 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! Grab your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!
About Ride Rough
(Raven Riders #2, 4/25/17)
(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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REVIEWED BY SHERI
Our story starts out with Maverick (lets just all swoon). I mean come on, you know the guy is going to be all that with the name Maverick. Okay back to the review. Maverick is the VP of the Raven Riders, a MC who are not only outlaws but outlaws with big hearts. While the town turns a blind eye on some of their tactics, one person doesn't....Grant Sanders. Not only is he a total tool but he is engaged to Mavericks girl. Well she was his girl 5 years ago but when he couldn't promise he stability, Alexa left. But now she is back, however broken and bruised by the guy she ran to.
Alexa always wanted a normal life but having baggage was something she tried her hardest to overcome. It was just the four of them, Alexia, her mom, brother and maverick to face the world. But when her brother dies in a tragic motorcycle accident, Alexa must make a choice. However after years of suffering from her decision, she is forced to run back to her knight in shinny leather. Yes she is engaged to another man, but one can only be verbally abused for so long. And when Grants starts to get physical with her, Alexa soon realizes that she made the wrong choice. She can do this, she can walk away. Can she? Grant has isolated her from everyone. However who knew that sometimes the ghost of your past can step into the light and become your saving grace.
Throughout the story we learn the struggles both Maverick and Alexa must face if both of them want to come out this on the better end. Lines are crossed, confessions are made and sometimes you don't know what you have until it's gone.
Ride Rough is the second book in Laura Kaye's Raven Rider's MC Series and can be read as a stand alone. Please know that I did not read the first book in the series but I am familiar with Laura's writing skills and I was excited when I saw something of hers on my review list. The characters were written fantastically. Maverick was the ultimate Alpha who knew what to say and do. However at a few parts I found him to be a bit too sweet but then on the next page he totally surprises you. A few times I wanted to scream at Alexa to just wake the "F" up, see what you have in front of you but then if she did the book would only last a few chapters. The supporting characters were well written and provided much support for our main hero and heroine. Well done Laura. l am purchasing the first book in the series just to see what good stuff I missed.
EXCERPT FROM RIDE ROUGH:
“What am I going to do? My entire life is wrapped up in him. My job. Where I live. My car. Where Mom lives. Everything. Oh, God. This is going to be a nightmare, isn’t it?” Maverick grasped Alexa’s hands. “One thing at a time. You’re out. You can stay here as long as you need to. I have plenty of room. I’ll help you through it. That’ll give you time to figure out what it is you want. There’s no rush.” “Okay,” she said. “Okay. God, thank you.” A shiver raced over her skin. “You don’t have to thank me. I’m so relieved for you that I might fall the fuck over,” he said, his thumb rubbing over her knuckles. She almost managed a little smile. “Your hands are like ice, Al. I shouldn’t have made you stand her all this time when you’re soaking wet.” Alexa shook her head. “It felt good to get it out, Maverick.” “Glad to hear it. Would a hot shower make you feel better? I can find you a T-shirt and a pair of boxers to change into while your clothes dry.” All the TLC and understanding he was giving her reached right inside her chest. When was the last time someone had taken care of her this way? The last time you were with Maverick. The truth of that thought made her breath catch. “Yeah. I’d like that,” she managed. He gave a tight nod and stepped back, and she missed his heat immediately. “Uh, good. That’s good. You remember your way around?” “Of course,” she said. How much time had she spent here over the years? Even before they dated? At one point, Maverick’s place had practically been a second home. “You okay?” he asked, watching her. She pushed off the door. “I don’t know yet,” she said, coming to him. “But what I do know is how grateful I am to you. For everything. For being there when I told you not to. For listening. For just . . . being you.” “Always.” He crossed his big arms and ducked his chin, like something about the exchange made him uncomfortable. “I mean it,” she said, and then she pressed onto tiptoes and kissed his cheek, his stubble tickling her lips. “You saved me tonight.” “No,” he said, eyes flashing, one brow arched. “You saved yourself, Al. I was just your getaway driver.” Staring into one another’s eyes, the tender moment stretched out, morphed, suddenly flashed hot. Being so close to him set her body on fire, and finally she could actually consider acting on it. Need roared through her, a living, breathing thing. “Maverick,” she whispered. “Fuck, Alexa, I think you better go take that shower,” he said, his jaw ticking. “Now.” She released a shaky breath and nodded. He was right. Of course, he was. So, showering. She could handle that. Afterward, God only knew what she was going to do.
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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.