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Saturday, April 22, 2017

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Rough Ride by Laura Kaye

 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE ROUGH. 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! Order your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!



 

About Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2, 4/25/17)


Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.

Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.

Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.

My Thoughts:
Forewarning there might be some spoilers. Okay, Ride Rough touched me on the personal level, not that I have been in an abusive relationship. Actually, I met someone who was, when my daughter was in kindergarten. Her husband at the time kept her isolated from all her family and friends, and it wasn't until me and my friend kind started bonding with her. Her ex-husband didn't like us. She didn't realize what she was going through wasn't normal, until me and my friend gave her the look like that's not normal. Anyway, she broke away from the situation, and as far as I know she's living a better life. Sometimes it takes another person's perspective to see that what is going on isn't normal. 

How does all tie into Ride Rough? Good question; Alexa ends up in abusive relationship, but she doesn't realize. So, when she turns to Maverick for help she starts the catalyst for getting the help she truly needs. It's easy for us to yell at the book and tell her to live her fiancee he's no good, but he's been manipulating her for years. This is going to be a gripe; Alexa was able to break free from the situation fairly quickly when she realize it's not right. She didn't try to make rationalization that it's fine. That kind of bothered me. I guess we going to say that Alexa was lucky. She truly was lucky, because the situation was escalating, and she slowly realize. 

Anyway, I could go on and on, on how lucky Alexa was (seriously lucky even with the ending), but I'm not. I actually, liked Rough Ride. Granted it stirred up some old memories of the friend who was abused, but I love she was able to find Maverick who help her no matter what. He was her rock, and I absolutely loved him for that. Even when she tried to push him away, he stood by her side. Overall, Rough Ride was an emotional read, and definitely can't wait for more Raven Riders books. 

Copy provided by Avon via Edelweiss. 





RIDE ROUGH by Laura Kaye - EXCERPT – Just this once

“I want you. Feels like I’ve been wanting you my whole life.” Alexa peered up at him, her eyes so vibrant they were nearly green.

Maverick pulled back, her words hitting him in all kinds of places, some comfortable, some even healing, but some less so. “You can’t toy with me, Alexa. Not when I’ve wanted you for so long. Not when I never wanted to let you go in the first place. This . . . this can just be fucking. But don’t you dare say anything you don’t mean.”

She stroked his hair. “Truth?”

He gave a tight nod and prepared for the worst, even as he hoped for a shot.

“Truth is, I don’t know what this means. Yet. I am so messed up right now. I’m not even going to hide that. But . . .” She tilted her head, and her expression was filled with something Mav didn’t want to name, but it sure as hell looked like affection. “But I know I want this. I want you, Maverick. Right now. And wanting you feels like one of the smartest decisions I’ve made in forever. Everything else be damned.” Her voice was shaky and breathy and her words were so full of dangerous, dangerous hope that Maverick didn’t dare move.

His muscles nearly shook with the force of his restraint, because his body was literally screaming at him. Screaming at him to just let go. “Fuck, Alexa.”

“I don’t want to hurt you. I never wanted to hurt you. But I want you. I want you inside me right now more than I want my next breath.”

Even though his mind was rolling out a list of all the reasons why this was a no good what the fuck are you thinking very bad idea, Maverick’s body grabbed the reins. On a groan, he went in for a kiss, rougher than he intended, but the moan she unleashed when his mouth crashed down on hers told him she didn’t mind. They fumbled with clothes. Her boxers. His jeans. Until they were both naked and pressed tight, all hot skin on skin, and his cock ground against her soft folds until she was mewling and writhing and silently pleading with the rough, desperate grip of her hands on his shoulders, his back, his ass.

A big part of Maverick wanted to pick Alexa up and carry her to his bed—where his heart said she belonged—but this wasn’t about that. At least not yet, and he wasn’t giving either of them any more time to think than he already had.


He needed her too damn bad. Just this once. In case that’s all it was.



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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and 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 monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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