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!
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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This is my first book in Raven Riders but not my first by this author. She writes characters and stories that are slightly inter-connected but each series and characters can stand-alone. This book was the introduction into the Raven Riders MC and we start with the President Dare who just took in some new clients, Cora and Haven.
Now I have read a number of different MC books and this one has a different spin on it which definitely makes the story more interesting. The Raven's are on the "right" side of he law, most of the time and they are trying to make a difference to those that are close to them and the town in which they operate. Their "clients" are not what you would expect. This story had a lot of information and it was a good start to what should turn out to be a fun and exciting series.
Dare is rough around the edges but is thoughtful in his actions and thinks before he takes. He comes from a questionable background and every day tries to not make the same mistakes from the past. Haven is on the run from a terrible situation and has found herself a guest to the MC. While crime is not a stranger to her because of her own upbringing she doesn't know what to make of this group of characters and isn't sure how attached she should get since she has to keep looking over her shoulder.
I enjoyed this book, it was smart and well-written. There were times that things went a little slow but it was building up the scene and place that all the books after will be set. There was some sexual tension that lingered for what seemed like a long time and unlike some of the other books I have read by this author before. But the build up was part of the enjoyment and then of course there was the heart-pounding action. I look forward to seeing where the rest of the series is going and see how these other characters fair.
And don’t miss all the books in the Raven Riders Series!
HARD AS STEEL now available RIDE HARD now available RIDE ROUGH coming April 25th, 2017 RIDE WILD coming October 31st, 2017
Get a Bonus Short Story for Pre-Ordering Ride Rough, Coming 4/25/17!
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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.