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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Ride Hard by Laura Kaye
Raven Riders, #1
On Sale: April 26, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
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 would like to thank the publisher for providing me with advanced a copy of Ride Hard for an honest review.
Ride Hard is the first book I have read by Laura and this really wet my appetite for her writing, I am now dying to read her whole Hard Ink series. Ride Hard is sexy, emotional, and raw!!! I absolutely fell in love with the dual POV and both characters were equally flawed. This made Dare and Haven both intriguing and so heart-warming. The supporting characters were just as amazing and I can’t wait to get to know them even better as the series continues.
Haven and her best-friend Cora have been on the run from her father. He has mistreated her for years and she is scared that if people find out about the reward money he is offering for her return, she will be betrayed.
Dare has always kept people at a safe distance. He knows that his heart is safer by keeping things that way, because his past has taught him that relationships and losses can tear you apart. He was raised in a MC gang but it was not the kind he currently is president over. It was violent and selfish. His father hurt him and the rest of his family. The Ravens want to help people, especially those who are being mistreated by others.
When Dare meets Haven he is drawn to how different she is. He likes that she is vulnerable but yet strong too. He wants to reassure her and protect her. Haven is drawn to Dare’s strong and assertive presence but yet he also remains patient and gives her distance when she needs it.
Will Dare betray Haven’s trust? Can Haven and Dare make things work or is their relationship only meant to be temporary? Will Haven’s father find her and if he does who will protect her? You have to read this incredible book to find out.
Ride Hard was a stellar read that I just couldn’t put down. It has the perfect amount of romance, mystery, and action. You also get appearances from some favorites from the Hard Ink series. If you want a hot, steamy MC book with great action, and mystery, I am definitely recommending this book for you! I am giving Ride Hard 5 out of 5 Stars.
Get a FREE bonus story from Laura’s Hearts in Darkness world for buying RIDE HARD before April 30!
Excerpt from Ride Hard – First Kiss:
So much better out here,” Haven said, the night air cool against the tingling warmth of her skin. Although she was pretty sure that not all of the heat burning through her insides was from the alcohol—her unusual flirtatiousness and closeness to Dare over the past half hour had made her desperate with a heat that had nothing to do with her drinking game.
She walked to the railing and leaned against it, chuckling a little at herself for needing the support it offered. She felt so damn free, and it was a heady, exhilarating thing.
“What’s funny?” Dare asked, settling a hip against the railing right beside her. Arms crossed, jaw ticking with tension, dark eyes blazing, he was staring at her like he wanted to reprimand her or devour her. Oddly, neither alarmed her the way she would’ve expected it to.
Haven shook her head, leaning it back and letting her gaze float over the night sky. Blurry points of light swam in the moonlit heavens. It was beautiful and peaceful despite the pounding bass beat of music thumping from inside the clubhouse. “Not funny, just good. Happy, you know? Being able to do something a little . . . scary, but knowing I’d be safe doing it.” When Dare’s gaze narrowed, she shrugged. “I don’t know.”
A long moment passed before Dare finally spoke. “You are safe here, Haven. Never doubt it.”
Peering up at him, she nodded, all kinds of words sitting on the tip of her tongue, challenging her to let them fly. “It’s weird feeling safe—or at least safer—after a lifetime of not. It makes me want to try things I could never let myself try before. It makes me . . .” She shook her head and dipped her chin.
Dare stepped closer, his thighs coming up against her hip. He lifted her chin and made her look at him. The contact combined with the command in the gesture lanced white-hot desire through her veins. “Makes you what?”
“Want to feel alive,” she whispered, her heart suddenly racing in her chest.
Dare’s jaw ticked again as his gaze swept over her face. She didn’t think she was imagining the raw emotion pouring off of him and wrapping around her, but she wasn’t sure if she was reading that emotion right or projecting her own desire onto him.
“Do you feel alive, Dare?” she asked, the alcohol flowing through her and the night spinning around her like she was walking through a dream.
“Jesus,” he bit out.
The rough desperation in his voice made her wet between her legs. “Just once,” she whispered, not sure what she was asking him for.
But he seemed to know. Because his hand was suddenly tangled in her hair and his mouth was suddenly on hers, claiming, probing, tasting. Haven moaned and parted her lips, inviting him deeper.
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)!
About 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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