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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…
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!
What I say: With a plethora of MC stories readily available its pretty difficult to find something different but Laura Kaye has a pretty good go with Ride Hard.
Kaye's Raven Rider's are less focused on the usual illegal activities and are more about founding a safe place for not only their friends and family, but also for those who really need it. It is a biker book, so we do get lots of the usual alpha badassery and potentially criminal deals, but it's not the sole focus.
Haven and her kick ass bestie, Cora, are on the run from Haven's hideous father and his evil empire (he's more godfather than Doctor Evil though) when they find themselves under the protection of Dare and the Raven Rider's.
Laura Kaye's unique style is all over Dare and Haven so I couldn't help comparing them to past couples. Their story is intense, difficult and sometimes controversial, but I appreciated the rawness of their individual stories and issues.
Before you go thinking this is a 'soft' MC story, then let me assure you it really isn't. The action is intense and naughty. Alpha alert!! I wasn't always entirely on board with all of Dare's more dominant bossy tendencies but I did like their chemistry.
Ride Hard is a biker romance with heart and a deeper message, and of course, a whole load of naughtiness.
4 Stars in my Sky!
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.