As you could maybe tell from my Raven Riders Series Overview, I’m a huge fan of this MC series by Laura Kaye! Which is why I’m so excited to take part in this review & excerpt tour for the newest installment, Ride Wild! As I mentioned in the Overview, Ride Wild is my favorite in this series thus far. So definitely read my review, check out the excerpt, and get yourself a copy of Ride Wild!Ride Wild by Laura Kaye
Series: Raven Riders #3
Published by Avon on October 31st 2017
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Brotherhood. Club. Family.They live and ride by their own rules.These are the Raven Riders...
Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.
Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her...
Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.
Whether it’s read as a standalone or as part of the Raven Riders series, Ride Wild is a romance that does not disappoint. Laura Kaye seamlessly weaves together a story of acceptance, healing, and family, plus some devastatingly sexy moments, a bit of intrigue/action, and hot guys on bikes. A little something for everyone.
Ride Wild follows Cora Campbell and Sam “Slider” Evans. Cora is trying to find her path in life and move past the trauma that led her to where she is, while working as the Evans’ family babysitter. She refuses to let her past keep her down and has such a fun, optimistic attitude that the Evans’ boys can’t help but love. On the other hand, Slider has been coasting through life focusing only on his two sons, Sam and Ben, after losing his wife to cancer 2 years earlier.
Slider and Cora have this great connection that builds up over time and alternatively has me blushing and sighing with joy. At the start Slider isn’t ready for a relationship, but over time a relationship can’t help but develop between him and Cora. They help each other heal in ways they didn’t ask for but definitely need. Add in the younger Evans’ boys, Sam and Ben, and they will melt your heart by being so adorable. You can’t help but fall a little more in love with the boys each time they come into the story.
This story is everything I didn’t know I needed from Ms. Kaye. If you’ve read her Hard Ink series, you know to expect a steamy hot romance and a great story. With Ride Wild, she takes it to a new level by adding this ready made family, just waiting to tug on your heartstrings. Highly recommended!
Cora had such an easy way with Ben. With both of his kids, really. God, Slider admired that about her. Especially when nothing about him was easy, and hadn’t been in years.
Ben yawned and peered up at Slider. “You’re gonna stay with me, aren’t you? “
“You better believe it, Benji. And remember what we talked about. Nurses are going to come in a couple of times throughout the night. Just to check on you. I’ll be here the whole time,” Slider said, leaning over the boy so he could look him in the eyes. There was nothing like the unconditional love and admiration of a kid. But that didn’t mean Slider shouldn’t have to earn it. And he hadn’t done nearly enough these past few years, had he? He pressed a kiss to his son’s cheek. “Now shut those peepers.”
Ben giggled. “Your whiskers tickle Dad.” Slider ran his hand over the facial hair on his jaw. One more piece of evidence of the mess he’d become. But at least it made Ben laugh. The boy looked up at Cora next, his hand snaking into hers and tugging her closer. “You’re staying too, right?”
“Wild horses couldn’t tear me away,” she said, squeezing his hand.
Ben made a face. “There are wild horses here?”
Cora chuckled and Slider shook his head. “Peepers. Closed. Now,” he said.
The boy was asleep in an instant.
After not sleeping much today himself, Slider probably wasn’t far behind him. Still, he nodded at the small sleeper sofa and quietly said to Cora, “You can take that. Nurse said there are pillows and blankets in the closet.”
She shook her head. “No way. You haven’t slept. And I’m kinda attached here,” she said, glancing at where Ben still clutched her hand. “Seriously, Slider. Get some sleep while you can.”
Frowning, he pulled out the sleeper, which was only a little wider than a twin-sided bed, found the bedding, and lowered the lights. “How ‘bout this. We’ll take shifts.”
She smiled. “Sure.”
On a bone-deep sigh, Slider sat on the bed’s edge and kicked off his boots, and then he went horizontal still wearing his jeans and T-shirt. Cora laid her cheek against her arm, her face turned away from Slider toward Ben, her blond waves a soft cascade against the white hospital blankets.
And damnit all to hell, but it played with uncomfortable things inside his chest to see her like that. Things he didn’t want played with. Not ever again.
So he closed his eyes. And woke up two and a half hours later when the nurse came into the room to check Ben’s vitals. The kid hardly stirred, but Cora was still awake and making small talk with the woman about how her night was going.
“Your turn to get some sleep,” Slider said when they were alone again.
“Don’t worry about it. Go back to sleep.”
“We had a deal,” he said, his voice like gravel. Years of exhaustion did that to a man.
“Later,” she said, her expression soft with sleepiness. He forced himself into a sitting position, his stiff movements making him feel ancient. “You need it more than I do.”
He shook his head and pushed to his feet. “I’m not hogging the bed all night while you sit up in that hard chair.”
“Don’t be stubborn,” she said. “Sleep.”
He arched a brow. As much as he wanted to lie back down, he wasn’t doing it at her expense. “It’s your turn.”
She sighed. “I’m trying to take care of you, too.”
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Animal rescue is a big part of the storyline of Ride Wild, and that’s something that’s close to Laura’s heart, so Laura’s giving to the cause by donating a portion of all preorders and sales through 11/5 to Noah’s Arks Rescue, a fantastic organization that serves as a source of inspiration for the book. When you grab your copy of RIDE WILD, you’re helping a great cause AND you’ll get a bonus story when you submit your order info, too!
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And don’t miss all the books in the Raven Riders Series!
HARD AS STEEL now available
RIDE HARD now available
RIDE ROUGH now available
RIDE WILD coming October 31st, 2017
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