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Review: Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Hard Ink Series by Laura Kaye is one of my favorites so when I learned there was going to be a spin-off, I was thrilled! And I was not disappointed. I read Ride Hard at lightening speed and loved every second. Fantastic story!

 

 

Ride Hard 

Ride Hard (Raven Riders #1) by Laura Kaye

 

 

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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…

 

 

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5 out of 5 stars

 

This was an exciting read! There was one heck of an start to this story that immediately pulled me in. I had so much fun getting caught up in all the emotion and drama. Awesome story and excellent introduction to a new series.

 

Dare and Haven are fantastic! I loved - I mean LOVED - watching Haven really grow and come into her own. So shy and timid in the beginning from her upbringing to a strong, confident women. I really liked Dare and loved watching him battle the conflict he had going on in his head. He was so protective and caring, trying to do the right thing. These two together, with their extreme attraction, but trying to stay apart because of circumstances made for this great push and pull of want and need. The more they fought it, the more that attraction grew. And then bam. Wow! Seriously hot connection! It was more than hot sex though, there was this underlying emotion of trust and vulnerability happening that really pulled me into what the characters were feeling. It was fantastic!

 

Love the MC dynamic the author has set up and what the Raven Riders stand for. Great introduction of the brothers in the MC making me excited to get to know more and to read their stories. I really liked Haven’s friend Cora and am hoping she gets her own story at some point because there were a few foreshadowing hints that make me think there is a lot more going on with her than meets the eye. I adore the fact that the men of Hard Ink came into play. How they were woven in was perfect. Loved that.

 

I was invested the entire time. Seriously great writing. Loved the development and build. Fantastic details. Laura Kaye always paints a great picture, like a movie playing in my head. From the emotion to the hotness, a nice amount of drama and a bit of playfulness with an action packed ending, this was a FANTASTIC read. 

 

Complimentary copy received for honest review.

 

 

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Purchase your copy of Ride Hard

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | iTunes

Connect with Laura Kaye

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Author on Amazon

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Raven Riders series

Hard As Steel (A Hard Ink (#4.5)/Raven Riders Crossover Novella)
Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Ride Rough (Raven Riders MC #2)
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Releases April 25, 2017

 

 

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Hard-As-It-Gets53Hard-As-You-Can52Hard-To-Hold-On-To52Hard-To-Come-By52
Hard-to-Be-Good52Hard-to-Let-Go52Hard-Ever-After62

Hard As It Gets (#1)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard As You Can (#2) –  Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard To Hold On To (#2.5)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard To Come By (#3)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard To Be Good (#3.5)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard To Let Go (#4)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Hard Ever After (#4.6) - Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

 

 

Recommended Read: The Hard Ink Series by Laura Kaye

 

 

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