Friday 6 May 2016

Review ~ Ride Hard by Laura Kaye

Title: Ride Hard
Series: Raven Riders #1
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: April 26, 2016

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 . . .

Ride Hard is anything but your stereotypical MC novel! It’s perfect and filled with hope and love. I doubt I’ll forget the feels this book gave me for a long time. 

Ride Hard is the story of Haven Randall, a woman who escaped a life of captivity. She had no idea what was on the other side, but it had to be better than where she was. 

On the outside, Dare Kenyon is the classic bad boy. A brooding, tattooed, biker. Inside he has a heart of gold. He’s the president of Raven Riders and their mission is one of honor. 

This book was perfect. I was able to read a MC book without falling down the rabbit hole of despair. I don’t think I’d call it light and bright, just different. There are so many feelings when you read this book. Compassion, love, caring, truth and more. That doesn’t mean it’s without wicked hot sex… Ummmmm, NO! There is plenty of that. Bikers being bikers. But there is just so much more. 

Take a chance. Remember there is much more to every group out there. I read the acknowledgements and if I hadn’t seen some news articles, I wouldn’t have understood what Laura Kaye was talking about. Thank you, Laura, for writing this book and giving a voice to this story! 
~ Review by Heather

I’ve been really drawn towards biker books lately, so when I saw Ride Hard, I knew I had to read it. Laura Kaye is a new author to me, but with the amount of time the Hard Ink guys were mentioned, I think I’m going to read that series now, too. 

Haven has had a hard life because of her father. She finally gets away from him, but she still isn’t free, as he’s looking for her. She ends up with the Ravens, and she hopes they will be able to keep her safe.

Dare is the President of the Raven Riders MC. Their club takes in women who have been abused and helps them start a new life somewhere safe. When he sees Haven, he is very intrigued by her and he does whatever he can to keep her safe. 

Dare and Haven have an interesting relationship. In fact, this whole book was interesting. It was very different from what I’m used to with biker books; there wasn’t much action or anything too exciting that happened until the end. 

I liked this book, but I wasn’t hooked enough to love it. The side characters were a very good edition to the book, however, and I am looking forward to reading Maverick’s story next. 
~ Review by Leah

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and romantic suspense. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura 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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