Thursday, 14 December 2017

Review: Ride Wild - Laura Kaye

Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders...

Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her...

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.

Hard Ink Series:
Hard as It Gets
Hard as You Can
Hard to Hold on to (Novella)
Hard to Come By
Hard to Be Good (Novella)
Hard to Let Go
Hard as Steel (Novella) (This is a Raven Riders MC crossover novella)
Hard Ever After (Novella)
Hard to Serve (Novella) (This is a Blasphemy crossover novella)

Raven Riders MC Series:
(This is a spin off from the Hard Ink Series)
Hard as Steel (Novella) (This is a Hard Ink crossover novella)
Ride Hard
Ride Rough
Ride Wild
Ride Dirty (Novella)

Blasphemy Series:
(This is a spin off from the Hard Ink Series)
Hard to Serve (Novella) (This is a Hard Ink crossover novella)
Bound to Submit
Mastering Her Senses
Eyes on You (Novella)
Theirs to Take (Crossover with Reveal Me by Jennifer Probst)
On His Knees
Switching for Her (April 2018)

Visit Laura Kaye's website for more information

Review:
Slider has been keeping his distance from the rest of the Raven Riders since the death of his wife a couple of years ago, they think it's grief that has him pulling away from them but he's actually holding onto some pretty huge secrets, ones that have been tearing him up inside and have made it impossible for him to trust the people closest to him. Cora has been working as a nanny to his two young sons since she was rescued by the gang with her best friend Haven, she's fallen in love with the boys but the more time she spends with Slider the harder she finds it to resist the attraction she feels towards him too. It isn't until Cora finds herself in danger once more that Slider starts to realise his own feelings but can he learn to trust in love again after everything he's already been through?

It's always fun to go back to this world and get the chance to catch up with the Raven Riders, there are so many characters here to love and I've been wanting to see Slider's broken heart healed for a long time now. We've seen the attraction building between him and Cora over the last few books so it really was about time they gave into temptation and their chemistry was so hot it was definitely worth waiting for. I thought I knew what I was going to get in this story but Slider's issues are different to what I was expecting and his wife's death was the least of them. He blows hot and cold with Cora but once we discover what happened in his past it becomes very easy to understand where he's coming from. No matter how he is feeling about anything else he always puts his boys first but he's been so lost recently that they're all suffering together. I loved seeing Cora help the boys come to terms with their loss but also helping Slider remember how to have fun with them and rediscover his friendships with the rest of his MC.

Cora herself has only ever wanted a family to love and who will love her in return. Her father treated her horrifically and the only person who has ever really been there for her in the past is Haven so this story is about her finding acceptance and friendship amongst the Raven Riders as well as love and a family with Slider and his boys. Both Slider and Cora deserve their happily ever after and I enjoyed seeing them finally achieve it. There are still plenty of characters who I'm hoping to see get their own happy endings so this series continues to be an auto-buy for me. There is just something about Laura Kaye's writing that sucks me in every time and she always leaves me wanting more.

Source: Received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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