Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ride Rough by Laura Kaye


Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…


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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance
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This is the second story in this series and I would recommend reading the first one, as there are a lot of repeat characters. While I wouldn't say it's absolutely necessary, I would strongly recommend it.

This is Maverick and Alexa's story. They have a lot of history between them. Both have suffered an enormous loss in Alexa's brother. What's left is a couple who need to learn to navigate through grief and preconceived notions.

Maverick loved Alexa once – she was his everything. When they were no more, he threw himself in to his motorcycle club and work. He knew that he would never forget Alexa. Despite the drama that the club is experiencing, when he sees Alexa in trouble, his protective instincts gear up and he's ready to protect her with everything that he is. I thought that Maverick was a great character. He was rough around the edges, but really only to those who didn't know him. The more I read about him, the more I really liked him.

Alexa is in a bad situation and finds herself running to the one person she always felt safe with – Maverick. Alexa's life is kind of a mess when she gets reacquainted with Maverick, but she also allows herself to use her heart rather than her head. She knows that she's always loved Maverick, but fear and doubt were allowed to rule her for a while.

These two have explosive chemistry, but both also know how to be tender with each other. I loved their relationship and getting to see it move beyond the more teenager type love into a more adult love. I can't wait to see what happens next.


Mary☆☆☆☆☆
Maverick Rylan is the VP of the Raven Riders MC and the loyalty he shows to the club, he also shows to one other person, Alexa Harmon. The one he let get away five years ago. So now that Alexa is back in his life, he will do anything to keep her safe. Even when her crazy ex-fiancé is trying to destroy his club.

Alexa thought that after her brother Tyler died, she couldn't handle the life that Maverick lived, so she ended things with him. And thought that a new life with Grant would give her the life and happiness she has always wanted. Until she slowly began noticing the mean things he says and way he would act, it has her worried sometimes. When he goes off the deep end and throws her out of his house, she realizes that he is only getting worse and she is done. When Maverick is there to rescue her, the feeling of letting him protect her just seems right.

While Maverick and Alexa are growing closer, Grant is plotting revenge. Who will he target first, Alexa, Maverick, or the club? Will Alexa ever be rid of Grant? Can Maverick make Alexa see that they belong together?

I loved Ride Hard and I love this one too. Dare, Haven, and the rest of the club are in this one too. This series just gets better and better and I can't wait for the next one, Ride Wild. If you are looking for a great MC story, then pick up this series and enjoy the ride.


Shannan☆☆☆☆
Maverick, the VP of Raven Riders MC, is extremely loyal to his club, to his brothers. He let Alexa walk out of his life five years ago. Her brother's death was something she couldn't get over. The club life wasn't something she could deal with, especially having to care for her mother on her own.

Alexa thinks she has everything she ever wanted, the perfect fiancé, a life she's dreamed about until Grant starts showing his true colors. In a moment of weakness, she runs to Maverick for something – help or comfort, she's not sure which. She knows she made a mistake and goes back to Grant. Maverick knows nothing about seeing Alexa again was a mistake and he will do everything in his power to help her even if she doesn't want his help.

I am really loving Maverick and Alexa’s second chance story. Maverick is swoon worthy and Alexa, although broken, fights back for what she wants. It's definitely a sexy and emotional ride that had me begging for more! I love this world that Ms. Kaye has created and can't wait for more.


Lee’Anne☆☆☆☆
This MC series is becoming one of my favorites! Laura Kaye does such a great job bringing the story to life and making it one you won’t want to put down.

Maverick and Alexa were in love when Maverick’s best friend, Alexa’s brother died. Alexa left and Maverick didn’t believe he was good enough for her, so he let her go. Now, five years later, Alexa is engaged to a fiancé who gets closer to being physically abusive each day. When her fiancé finally crosses the line, Alexa leaves and Maverick will not leave her side until she’s safe. Alexa’s fiancé has connections in high places and will do whatever it takes to get Alexa back – even if that involves harming Maverick.

This is an addictive story, I couldn’t put it down. I absolutely love Maverick’s character, he’s sweet towards Alexa but a badass the rest of the time. I love the bond of the MC brothers willing to do anything for the others and the glimpses of the characters from the previous book that we get. I believe this can definitely be read as a standalone. I can’t wait to read more from this series!


Also Available in the Raven Riders Series

Book 0.5
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Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Ride Hard Blog Tour.




New York Times and USA Today bestseller Laura Kaye is the author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Laura is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Maryland Romance Writers, and she is past president of the RWA-Contemporary Romance Writers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2) by Laura Kaye to read and review. Review copy purchased by the blog.

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