Ride Rough by Laura Kaye
Release Date: April 25, 2017
Series: Raven Riders #2
Publisher: Avon Books
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.
Ride Rough is the second book in the Raven Riders series and it’s an amazing addition to this series.
Maverick is Raven Riders’ VP, he’s a protector, loyal to the bone and he’s been in love with Alexa since they were teenagers. Unfortunately, their relationship took a bad turn because they couldn’t deal with a huge loss so they broke up 5 years ago (if you want to know more, you just have to read it!). Letting Alexa go is not Maverick’s only regret…
Alexa moved on from Maverick (or so she thinks), she tried really hard to forget him and now she is engaged to a perfect, wealthy, educated man who offers her the security and stability she craves for herself and her mother. But she’s been trying to ignore her inner voice warnings, after all her wedding date is so close and she’s sure her fiancé loves her…
I loved Maverick, he’s a sweet, strong, hot biker who puts those he loves first and protects those who need protection (the club provides protection for victims of abusive relationships) no matter what. His loyalty to his brothers and the club is absolutely swooning, I loved their MC family moments and their unconditional love for each other. And the chemistry between Maverick and Alexa was electric! Even though, I do think Alexa was a little too quick in giving in to their chemistry. Actually, I have to say that at first I didn’t exactly love Alexa, I had trouble understanding how could she break up with someone as special as Maverick. But Laura Kaye was brilliant with Alexa’s background, I mean grieve can sometimes lead us to make stupid mistakes and as their story progressed I understood Alexa’s need for financial stability and I warmed up to her. Besides, I admired her for getting out when she did and for finally standing up to Grant, her scumbag fiancé.
It’s hard to read about an abusive relationship. Abusive relationships can include sexual, emotional and/or physical abuse, it’s not only based on physical violence. Disrespect, intense jealousy, mistreatment, controlling behavior, etc are not ok and I admire the way Laura made that point by showing us Grant’s erratic and escalating behavior. Of course, I wished Alexa didn’t ignore her intuition and all the other signs but that wouldn’t be very realistic.
Overall, Ride Rough has a little bit of everything: action, suspense, sweet and steamy romance and a hot group of bikers (lots of them still single!).
Ride Rough is my favorite so far in the Raven Riders series and I’m definitely in love with this MC! If you love a second chance romance, you can’t miss this one. Can’t wait for Cora and Slider’s story!
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
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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