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Ride Hard by Laura Kaye…Blog Tour & Review

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Laura Kaye has something hot and fun and new to share with you today – a scene from her upcoming book, Ride Hard, the first in her Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series about a new kind of MC with a protective mission. You might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! So read on for a taste and grab your copy of the first book in this sexy new series!

 

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About Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1):

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…

My Review:

Ride Hard is the first full length story in author Laura Kaye’s newest series, the Raven Riders Series, and being a huge fan of Laura and her work, I was beyond excited for this series kickoff.  And before I go any further I have to say: I gave this book a spot as my second favorite story of Ms. Kaye’s.  I loved it so…damn…much.

From start to finish, the amount of raw emotion and vulnerability Ms. Kaye weaves into the pages is truly amazing. Both Dare and Haven have their share of emotional scars.  While Dare has had a few more years to accept the baggage he must carry, Haven is still learning howe to carry the load and how to navigate this new life of hers.  Neither one of them is looking for any kind of emotional connection.  Neither one was prepared for the one they found in each other.  And when that connection started to blossom, oh my, it was pure magic.  Dare’s biker persona and gruff exterior is completely at odds with the kindness and care he shows toward Haven.  God, I love that man.  I loved his struggle when he tries to push his feelings for her away, thinking he was no good for her.  I loved his internal battle and when he finally gave in.  It was at just the right moment.  I loved Haven’s resilience and her spirit.  I admired her strength and the lengths she would go to to protect the ones she cares about.  She’s loyal and fiercely loving.  She wants to get past her horrid excuse of a childhood and knowing she finally had a chance to finally live her life, grabs it with both hands and is determined to never let go.  Together, Dare and Haven are delicious.  The attraction is immediate and special.  It’s raw and real and had me swooning from the first time they come together.  Just amazing.

Beyond that, the group that Ms. Kaye introduces us to is a group I am dying to read more of.  From fellow current club members to the older generation of former members to Haven’s best friend, these are people I wish I could hang out with.  They are a group with a philosophy I love and while it’s a different philosophy than most MC books out there, it’s amazing.  These are men, and women, willing to help those in need.  Stand up for those who can’t.  Speak for the lost voices.

They all have so much depth and dimension and they just feel so real.  But that’s what Laura Kaye does.  She delivers amazing stories filled with emotion and characters so real, they jump off of the page.  *dreamy sigh* Yep, this book is going to earn a spot on my re-read shelf for sure.  I need to head back into the Raven Rider’s world stat!

Thank you, Ms. Kaye, for a series opening that has me dying for more and wanting to live in this world you’ve created.  (And thank you for not being annoyed with my as-I-read play-by-play texts 😉 )

 

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Excerpt:

RIDE HARD EXCERPT POST – Provoke

I’m thrilled to be celebrating the release of my 25th novel, Ride Hard, the first book in my Raven Riders Motorcycle Club series about a new kind of MC with a protective mission. You might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! I can’t wait for you to get to know Dare, Haven, and everyone in the Raven world! And see down below for a giveaway and a bonus story offer! I hope you enjoy this excerpt from the book!

 

Excerpt from Ride Hard:

One minute Dare was standing on the beach, trying to keep himself from giving in to Haven’s innocent playfulness. The next he was wet from forehead to knees from Haven splashing him.

She actually splashed him.

His reaction was pure instinct. He took off like a shot, bolting toward her like a wild animal after its prey. Haven’s beautiful face went from uncertain to startled to amused, and on a scream and a laugh she turned and ran, her feet kicking up water as she cut through the shallows at the secluded lake’s edge.

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” she yelled between laughs.

Dare just ran faster, not even caring as his boots hit the water. She didn’t have a chance in hell of outrunning him, and he wasn’t giving up the chase until he had her in his arms—and made her pay.

A burst of laughter exploded out of her as she veered back and forth, pleading words spilling haltingly from her lips. And then Dare clasped his arms around her upper body, hauled her in against him, and took them both down to the sand right at the water’s edge. He turned his body so that he took the brunt of the fall, bringing Haven down on top of him. The chase and the challenge and the closeness had him rock hard in an instant. Not surprising, since he’d been sporting a semi since she’d straddled his bike, spread her legs around him, and taken him into her arms.

“You splashed me,” he said, eyebrow arched, hand fisted around the long braid in her hair.

Wearing a grin so open and carefree that it made his chest feel suddenly too small for his heart, Haven nodded. “Oops.”

“You think that’s funny?” he asking, growing harder as she shifted her weight, making her belly grind against his hard-on.

A small gasp of recognition, and she bit down on her lip as the cast of her eyes went from playful to aroused. “A little,” she said in a breathy voice. She licked her lips. Dare couldn’t help but track the movement, and want to suck the trail of moisture she left there off the plump, pink skin.

What the fuck was he doing?

Haven’s hands gripped his shoulders, and she subtly shifted her weight again, pulling herself up his body—just a little, but enough that her lower belly now pressed and thrust against his cock. And Jesus if the need blazing out of those bright blue eyes wasn’t crystal clear.

For a split second, Dare thought of Haven’s list of things she’d never experienced, her lie of omission, the expression she’d worn on her face when he’d made her come before. And what he wanted to do ran roughshod over what he should do.

Startling a high-pitched gasp from her, Dare flipped their positions so that she lay in the soft sand and his body lay partially over hers. With his forehead against hers, he nailed her with a stare. “You sure you want to provoke me?”

 

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Don’t forget you can grab HARD AS STEEL, a Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Novella out now and pre-order RIDE ROUGH, book 2 in the Raven Riders Series (out April 25, 2017)!

 

 

Laura Kaye - author picAbout Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming 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 cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

 

 

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